November 2, 2014 - Church of the Presentation

V{âÜv{ Éy à{x cÜxáxÇàtà|ÉÇ
Éy à{x UÄxááxw i|Üz|Ç `tÜç
1515 W. Benjamin Holt Drive, Stockton, CA 95207
Mission Statement: The Church of the Presentation is a welcoming Catholic faith family responding to the varied spiritual
needs of our diverse community. Here we encounter God, challenge ourselves to be Disciples of Jesus Christ, are inspired by the
Holy Spirit, and are called to use our gifts as Stewards of the Gospel Values.
Rev. Msgr. Lawrence J. McGovern, STL . . Pastor
Rev. Fr. José Maghinay . . . . . . . . . Parochial Vicar
Rev. Fr. Suresh Ery . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parochial Vicar
Rev. Dr. Bill Brennan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deacon
Rev. Dr. Benjamin Joe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deacon
Rev. Mr. Scott A. Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deacon
Rev. Mr. Mike Navarec, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deacon
Thirty-first Sunday in
Ordinary Time - November 2, 2014
The souls of the just are in the hand of God.—Wisdom 3:1
Weekdays .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00am
Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:00pm (Vigil)
Sunday: 7:00am, 8:45am, 10:30am, 12:15pm,
2:15pm (Spanish), 5:00pm – LIFE TEEN
Toddler Time childcare program is available during the
Sunday 8:45am and 10:30am Masses in the Youth Center.
Signing Ministry for the Deaf . . . . . . . . . .8:45am Mass
Wednesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30pm -7:30pm
Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00am - 10:00am
- or by appointment
24-hour access; contact the Ministry Center
6715 Leesburg Place, Stockton, CA 95207
Office Hours . . . . . . Mon - Fri., 8:30am - 4:30pm
Receptionist . . . . . . . . . . . . . Juanita Diaz-Medina
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209-472-2150
Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209-472-0541
E-Mail . . . . .
1635 W. Benjamin Holt Dr., Stockton, CA 95207
Principal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maria Amen
Office Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly Peters
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209-472-2140
Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209-320-1515
E-Mail . . . . . . . . .
Table Setting Luncheon9 Fashion Faire
December 6, 10am—4pm
Presentation Parish School
invites you to participate in its
eleventh annual Table Setting
Luncheon & Fashion Faire,
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 from
10:00am to 4:00pm.
The luncheon will include a delicious meal with dessert. There will be a raffle drawing, fashion
show and shopping.
In order to make this a successful event, we need volunteers and
sponsors. If you would like to host or decorate a table, please contact Michele Padillia at 209-403-3516.
Tickets are $30 per person and must be purchased in advance. For
questions or more information on tickets, contact Bianca Ramos at
209-200-4562 or via e-mail,
Note: Due to construction, the church will be closed
from Monday—Friday, November 3-7.
Daily Mass will be celebrated in St. Ann and St. Joachim
Monday, November 3
7:00am Mass, Fr. Joe
Phil 2:1-4; Lk 14:12-14
7:00pm—All Souls’ Remembrance Prayer Service
Tuesday, November 4
7:00am Mass, Msgr. Larry
Phil 2:5-11; Lk 14:15-24
† Guterres and † Simoes families
† Carolina Abesia (birthday)
† Emma Golis
Wednesday, November 5
7:00am Mass, Fr. Suresh & Deacon Bill
Phil 2:12-18; Lk 14:25-33
† Curtis Alexander, Jr. (4th death anniversary)
8:30am School Mass (in Community Center),
Msgr. Larry & Deacon Ben
6:30pm Reconciliation, Fr. Joe
Thursday, November 6
7:00am Mass, Msgr. Larry
Phil 3:3-8a; Lk 15:1-10
† Priscila Landayan-Garcia
Friday, November 7
7:00am Mass, Fr. Suresh
Phil 3:17-4:1; Lk 16:1-8
† Esteban S. Calpito
Saturday, November 8
5:00pm Mass, (Vigil) Msgr. Larry
9:00am Reconciliation, Fr. Suresh
Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12; 1 Cor 3:9c-11, 16-17; Jn 2:13-22
† Ernie and † Mary Scornaienchi
Sunday, November 9
7:00am Mass, Fr. Suresh
Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12; 1 Cor 3:9c-11, 16-17; Jn 2:13-22
8:45am Mass, Fr. Suresh
† Herlinda Landa
10:30am Mass, Msgr. Larry & Deacon Edwin
12:15pm Mass, Msgr. Larry
† Jess F. Molina
2:15pm— Spanish Mass, Fr. Luis Navarro, Dcn Edwin
Jacqueline Baneza (15th birthday)
5:00pm—Life Teen, Msgr. Larry
November 9:
Weekly Envelope
Building & Maintenance
November 16:
Weekly Envelope
Parish Assessment
November 23:
Weekly Envelope
Combined collection (no
envelope) for:
*Catholic Campaign for
Human Development
*Black and Indian Missions
and Catholic Home Missions
November 27:
Note: Due to construction, all meetings scheduled on
Monday through Friday this week in the church, St. Ann
or St. Joachim rooms are cancelled.
Monday, November 3
All Cancelled
Tuesday, November 4
Charismatic Prayer Service—Guadalupe Hall
Wednesday, November 5
All Cancelled
Thursday, November 6
Hispanic Youth—Youth Center
Friday, November 7
All Cancelled
Saturday, November 8
8:00am Men’s Cursillo—St. Francis
Benedictine Oblate meeting—St. Francis
Sunday, November 9
RCIA—Sts. Ann/Joachim/Francis
† Cornelio Lopez, Jr.
† Phyliss Macomber
October 25-26, 2014
$ 19,344.03
Thank you for your generous donations.
Administrator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Falcone:
Office Manager . . . . . . . . . . .Jan Brassesco:
Receptionist: . . . . . Juanita Diaz-Medina:
Adult Formation/Returning Catholics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. Kathy Littrell, SHF
Communications/Interim Bulletin Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Patti Ianni
Catechetics (RCIA) . . . . . . Laura Lozano:
Early Childhood/Baptism:
Marijayne Patterson:
Youth Ministry . . . . . Lynee Monckton:
Liturgy Director . . . . . . Katherine Andrews, PhD:
Music Director . . . . . . . . . . Geremie Rebustillo:
Facilities Director. . . . . Mark Gaff:
2 de noviembre de 2014
Todos los Fieles Difuntos
Hoy la Iglesia recuerda a todos los que han caminado el camino
de Cristo y han pasado a la otra vida. Las lecturas todas miran al
último día, cuando todos resucitaremos de entre los muertos y
nos encontraremos de nuevo. El profeta Daniel anuncia alabras
de prevención y bienestar. Nos previene sobre el juicio que ha
de venir, pero también nos consuela y nos asegura que todo el
que vive una vida de virtud y de justicia alcanzará la vida eterna.
La lectura de romanos nos recuerda que, por la pasión, muerte y
resurrección de Cristo y por nuestra participación en ese misterio pascual mediante el Bautismo, nosotros ahora compartimos
esa nueva vida que Cristo nos ganó. Este reconocimiento tiene
repercusiones: necesitamos vivir justamente ahora, para poder
alcanzar la vida eterna con Cristo en el último día. En el Evangelio Jesús promete que ninguno de aquellos que el Padre le ha
confiado se perderá. Todos los justos serán resucitados para
gozar y vivir eternamente en la presencia de Dios.
Las lecturas mencionadas aquí han sido seleccionadas de
entre las muchas que hay disponibles para este domingo.
Primera Lectura — Las almas de los justos están en
manos de Dios, donde no los alcanzará ningún tormento.
(Sabiduría 3:1-9).
Salmo — El Señor es mi pastor, nada me falta (Salmo 23).
Segunda Lectura — La prueba de que Dios nos ama está
en que Cristo murió por nosotros (Romanos 6:3-9).
Evangelio — La voluntad de mi Padre es que todo
hombre que ve al Hijo y crea en él tenga la vida eterna.
(Juan 6:37-40).
(All Souls’ Day)
Today the Church remembers all who have walked the
way of Christ and passed from this life. The readings all
look to the last day, when we shall all rise from the dead
and be reunited. The prophet Daniel announces words of
warning and welfare. He cautions us against the judgment to come, but he also comforts us and assures us that
all who live a life of virtue and justice will find life eternal.
The reading from Romans reminds us that, because of
Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection and our entrance into that paschal mystery through baptism, we
now share in the new life won by Christ. This recognition
has repercussions: we need to live righteously now, that
we might rise to live forever with Christ on the last day.
In the Gospel Jesus pledges that all the Father has given
him will not be lost. All the faithful will be raised to joy
and live forever in the presence of God.
For those of Mexican heritage, November 2 means celebration of el Dia de Los Muertos, or “the Day of the
Dead.” One of the most important days of the year for
many, they join All Saints and All Souls together, visiting
the graves of babies and children on All Saints, since they
are santitos (little saints) or angelitos (little angels).
Flowers, their favorite toys, favorite music, and so on, are
taken to them. The following day, people spend time—
some of them all day—at the cemetery with their loved
ones who have died. It is a most solemn but joyful day. It
is a day to celebrate Christ’s victory over death.
Lunes: Fil 2:1-4; Sal 131 (130):1bcde-3; Lc 14:12-14
Martes: Fil 2:5-11; Sal 22 (21):26b-32; Lc 14:15-24
Miércoles: Fil 2:12-18; Sal 27 (26):1, 4, 13-14; Lc 14:25-33
Jueves: Fil 3:3-8a; Sal 105 (104):2-7; Lc 15:1-10
Viernes: Fil 3:17 — 4:1; Sal 122 (121):1-5; Lc 16:1-8
Sábado: Fil 4:10-19; Sal 112 (111):1b-2, 5-6, 8a, 9; Lc 16:9-15
Domingo: Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12; Sal 46 (45):2-3, 5-6, 8-9; 1 Cor
3:9c-11, 16-17; Jn 2:13-22
Pregunta de la Semana
Evangelio: Juan 6:37-40
Adultos: ¿Cuándo tu propia voluntad te impide honrar la voluntad de Dios para tu propia vida?
Niños: ¿Qué dices y haces para demostrar a otros que crees en
Jesús, el Hijo de Dios?
Misa del Sagrado Corazón
Misa del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús este viernes primero del
mes de Noviembre (11/7/2014) a las 7 PM en el templo, esta
celebración se lleva a cabo cada viernes primero del mes.
Retiro de vida en el Espíritu
Te invitamos este día 8 y 9 de Noviembre a un retiro de vida en
el espíritu, empezamos sábado de 8 AM-5PM y domingo de 8
AM-3PM. Gratis, sin tienes preguntas favor de contactar a
Horacio Ramírez al 423-5490.
Music Ministries
Save the Date!
Presentation Chorale’s
Canticle Blessings
Friday, 12/5/14 @ 7:00pm
For tickets to this beautiful holiday music performance,
call Geremie Rebustillo, Music Director, at 320-5717
Question of the Week
November 2, 2014—All Souls’ Day
Gospel: John 6:37-40
Adults: When does your self-will get in the way of honoring
God’s will for your life?
Children: What do you say and do to show others that you
believe in Jesus, the Son of God?
TÇzxÄ gÜxx
SOCIAL JUSTICE/RESTORATIVE JUSTICE - Our traditional Angel Tree will
be located in different areas due to repairs in the church. One area will be near the
reconciliation rooms and the other will be at the west entrance by the new school
For the last 13 years, Presentation parishioners have generously participated in the
Advent Angel Tree project which provides gifts to Stockton children on behalf of
their incarcerated family member as part of the national, ecumenical Prison Ministry program. This year, some 250
children will each receive two gifts - one toy or fun gift, along with one item of clothing - which have been purchased,
wrapped and returned by our caring parishioners.
As we have for the last several years, gifts will also be requested for the children whose families participate in the parish
Food Pantry program.
Please select an Angel tag(s), purchase the gift item listed on the Angel tag and return the gift wrapped item (preferably
not bow or gift bags for ease in packaging for delivery). Place the gifts under the Advent Angel trees located in the
Please return the wrapped gift with the Angel tag included and place under the tree no later than Sunday, Nov. 23. For more information, please contact Rachel Linayao at 472-0707.
We give special thanks to parishioners Susan and Bill Loyko who have organized this project on behalf of Presentation
Church for many years. This year, Bill and Susan are stepping back and turning the reins over to parishioner Rachel
Linayao and their daughter, Jennifer Wood. Jennifer has been a volunteer with the Advent Angel Tree project for the
last 4 years.
During the clean-up and restoration we are currently undergoing, the church and chapel will
be closed from Monday—Friday, November 3-7 and again
November 17-21. Daily Mass will be celebrated in St. Ann
and St. Joachim rooms during these 2 weeks.
On weekends, Mass will continue to be celebrated inside
the church.
In observance of Veterans’ Day, the Ministry Center
will be closed Tuesday, November 11, 2014.
National Vocation Awareness Week
November 2-9
Please pray that young people in our society will hear and
respond to God’s call. Please do your part to encourage
them to consider the priesthood and religious life.
Information on vocation resources is available online at
Most people feel anxious or depressed at times. Losing a
loved one, getting fired from a job, going through a divorce, and other difficult situations can lead a person to
feel sad, lonely, scared, nervous, or anxious. These feelings are normal reactions to life’s stressors. The holidays
can be especially tough.
Some people experience these feelings daily or nearly
daily for no apparent reason, making it difficult to carry
on with normal, everyday functioning. These people may
have an anxiety disorder, depression, or both.
Presentation Church has a support group where you can
share your experience with others and look for solutions.
If you are interested in coming to one of these meetings,
please contact Kathleen Smith at 209-470-4169.
This prayer group, led by Deacon Bill Brennan, meets
every Tuesday from 7:30pm to 9:00pm in Guadalupe
Hall. All are invited to attend.
Reminder: Early Holiday Submissions
for Bulletin Articles
Articles for the bulletins during Thanksgiving week and Christmas week must be in the editor’s office three weeks before
the date of publication. Bulletin submission forms can be
found on our website in the “Bulletins” section. You may e-mail
your article request to
Articles are subject to approval and edit. Thank you.
The holidays are just around the corner! Purchase fresh nursery delivered
poinsettia plants and unique Catholic
gifts after all Masses, November 15
& 16.
Many different plant varieties and styles will be available.
New this year is jewelry. The selection includes rosaries,
necklaces, bracelets, rings and more. All proceeds will
benefit the upcoming Life Teen high school retreat.
Fr. Steven Coffe, OSB will be at Presentation Church
November 8th to conduct the Benedictine Oblate
Meeting. The meeting starts at 1:3o and ends at 4:30pm
in St. Francis meeting room.
Anyone interested in becoming a Lay Oblate of St. Benedict may attend the meeting. For more information call
John or Gayle at 478-1542.
Wednesday, November 12
Once again, it is time to
say THANK YOU to all
those actively participating in our parish ministries. Please accept this
invitation to be our guests for a wonderful evening of fellowship and appreciation.
RSVP no later than November 7th to the Ministry
Center at 472-2150 or by e-mail to:
Pray that these parishioners may
find comfort and healing in Christ,
especially: Msgr. Harmon Skillin,
Florence Bingham, Sal A. Castellon,
Pricilla Dequit, Eleanor Gonzalez,
Ashlyn Lomeli, Jean Lucchesi, Joe
Medrano, Sharon McKay, Jimmy
Rohleder, Maria Salas, John
Warnke, Laurie Mitnik, and infant
Savannah Rose.
Please call Patti at 209-320-5715 to add/remove names.
Seven Deadly Sins (and some new ones) - Karl Menninger, M.D.
The Sin of Waste
Great affluence largely helps determine the present ecological threat of extinction to this planet. Over consumption encourages the dissipation of greater and greater quantities of energy, water, soil, oil, etc. We also waste human lives recklessly in ghettos and slums and in the great iron cages of idleness—the latter at public expense.
The vulgarity of greediness (residual infantile behavior) is precisely what education in self-control and social concern is
supposed to avert.
- Msgr. Larry
Emma Anairis De Alba
Janessa Sofia Gutierrez
Raul Francisco Proa Solis
Mariana Sarai Garcia-Herrera
Aryss Aubrey Campos
Ava Jade Rebustillo Tran
Mausali Lewis Helwer
Milania Sofia Bacigalupi
Olivia Emmalynne Duenas
Princess Baylon Lucero
Ryan Matthew Lucero
Valentina Garcia
Holly Medina
Kelvin Chay
Kaylee Devera
Brayden Devera
Eviana Gisele Fernandez
Ariana Martina Vargas
Evan Magness
Ava Magness
Junelle Lopez
Jerald Lopez
Giancarlo Adan Salcedo
Calliah Louise Donaire Novela
Candice Donaire
Aaron Victorino Lopez Lopez
McKenzie Avery Chew
Manuel Santiago Garcia
Mariano Alexander Salas
Nayanilynn Grayse Juntilla
Alexis Marie Gonzalez
Sabrina Alexandra Jimenez
Sarai Alejandra Saavedra Carrillo
Dillon Singh Chalk
Brandon Jay Hieu Donaire
Emmelene Thao-My Dumlao
Alexa Espinosa-Oregel
Carley Ann Garcia
Landon Catbagan Cendana
Lucas Catbagan Cendana
Lauryn Catbagan Cendana
Joe Anthony Lopez Jr
Andrew Gonzalez
Abel George Molina Macas II
Violet Mayte Suarez
Christian Magana
Nichole Michelle Magana
Sofia Hadel Sumabat
Maddyx Jeremy Arquines
Katrielle Emory Francisco Villamor
Carianna Cruz
Valentino Angelo Magana
Thalia Camille Gallo
Brandon Gallo
Bishop Stephen Blaire has recognized the following people from our parish who have completed the skills portion of
a particular ministry training.
Sophia Guzman:
Elementary/Jr. High Catechist Specialization
Rachel Linayao:
Elementary/Jr. High Catechist Specialization
Edna Pimentel:
Elementary/Jr. High Catechist Specialization
Harry Stoner:
RCIA Specialization
Certification for these ministries will be awarded after completion of the Introduction to Theology for Ministry.
The following people have completed both the theological and skills portions of their particular ministry training and
will be conferred ministry certificates.
Kathleen Littrell, SHF:
Deacon Benjamin Joe:
RCIA Specialization Certificate
Tribunal Aide Specialization Certificate
The following three people have completed the four-year Scripture Institute (Bible study) course: Beverly Ann
Alonzo, David Gouker, and Roberta Gouker.
Congratulations to all!