October 25, 2015 - Sacred Heart Church

To Our Dear Sacred Heart Priests:
Saturday: 5:30pm
Sunday: 6:45am, 8:00am, *9:30am
11:00am, 5:30pm *Signed for hearing impaired
Domingo: 12:45pm & 2:30pm (Español)
(Days of Obligation)
English - Vigil: 5:30pm
7:00am, 9:00am, 12noon, 5:30pm
Español: 7:30pm
Mon-Fri: 7:00am & 5:30pm
Weekdays: 6:30am & 5:00pm
(20 min. before Mass)
Saturday: 4:00pm - 5:00pm & 8:00pm
By appointment, 6-month advance notice.
Fr. Tom Baker
Fr. Gerald Osuagwu
Fr. Raymont Medina
English: 3rd Saturday of each month.
Call 948-3011.
Spanish: El primer Sabado de cada mes.
Llame 942-7853.
Pastors Corner
Oct 25, 2015
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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Priesthood Sunday
Today has been designated as Priesthood Sunday. In our second reading from the letter to the Hebrews we hear:
“Every high priest is taken from among men and made their representative before God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for
sins. He is able to deal patiently with the ignorant and erring, for he himself is beset by weakness.” Please pray for
your priests, who are your representatives before God yet are human and prone to error and sin.
May the words of the blind man, Bartimaeus, from today‟s gospel, be your words, „Master, I want to see.” May
you see in the priest, the person of Jesus Christ, and hear from his lips the words of Jesus: “go your way, your faith has
saved you.” And may these words from St. John Paul the Great inspire others to answer the call to priesthood:
“Do not be afraid to break out of comfortable and routine modes of living, in
order to take up the challenge o making Christ known in the modern
„metropolis‟. It is you who must „go out into the byroads‟ (Mt 22:9) and invite everyone you meet to the banquet which God has prepared for his people. The Gospel must not be kept hidden because of fear or indifference. It
was never meant to be hidden away in private. It has to be put on a stand so
that people may see its light and give praise to our heavenly Father (cf. Mt
Please pray for more vocations to the priesthood and religious life and
especially, on this Priesthood Sunday, pray for all priests. Peace. Fr. Tom
Year of Mercy – As the Year of Mercy nears (it begins Dec. 8, 2015), the San Fernando Pastoral Region will have a
Divine Mercy Regional Congress. This event is scheduled for Sat., Dec. 5 at St. Genevieve Church, Panorama City. The
cost is only $10 but will go up to $20 after Nov. 1. In the vestibule of the Church there is a poster for more details.
Domingo del Sacerdocio
Hoy ha sido designado como el Domingo del Sacerdocio. En la Segunda Lectura de hoy de la carta a los Hebreos nos dice: “Todo sumo sacerdote es un hombre escogido entre los hombres y está constituido para intervenir a
favor de ellos ante Dios, para ofrecer dones y sacrificios por los pecados. Él pude comprender a los ignorantes y extraviados, ya que él mismo está envuelto en sus debilidades.” Por favor, oren por sus sacerdotes, pues nosotros somos sus
representantes ante Dios, sin embargó, como humanos estamos propensos al error y al pecado.
Hermanos y hermanas: que las palabras del ciego Bartimeo del evangelio de hoy sean sus propias palabras:
“Maestro, que pueda ver”. Y que puedan ver en el sacerdote la persona de Jesucristo, y escuchen de sus propios labios:
“Vete; tu fe te ha salvado”. Y que estas palabras de San Juan Pablo II el Grande inspiren a otros a responder el llamado
al sacerdocio: “No tengan miedo de salir de la comodidad y la rutina, asuman el reto de dar a conocer a Cristo en el
mundo modernos de la „Metrópolis‟. Son ustedes los que deben salir a los „caminos‟ (Mt 22,9) e invitar a todos a que se
encuentren con banquete que Dios ha preparado para su pueblo. El Evangelio no debe esconderse por temor o por indiferencia. Nunca fue pensado para ser anunciado a escondidas o en privado. Se debe poner sobre el candelero para que la
gente pueda ver su luz y alabar a nuestro Padre celestial (cf. Mt 5,15-16)”.
Por favor, oren por mas vocaciones a la vida religiosa y al sacerdocio, especialmente, en este Domingo dedicado al Sacerdocio, por favor oren por todos los sacerdotes. Paz. P. Tomás.
Año de la Misericordia—El Año de la Misericordia esta cerca (comienza el 8 de Diciembre 2015), la región Pastoral de
San Fernando un Congreso Regional para Celebrar el Año de la Misericordia Este evento está programado para el Sábado 5 de Diciembre en la parroquia de Santa Genoveva, de Panorama City. El costo por adelantado es de $10.00, pero
después del 1o. de Noviembre será de $20.00. En el vestíbulo de la Iglesia podrán tener más información.
Misa de todos los Difuntos—El lunes 2 de Nov en la Misa de 5:30PM., se estará recordando a todos los fieles difuntos, especialmente los que han partido a la Patria Celestial este año y que han tenido el servicio aquí. En el vestíbulo de la Iglesia habrá sobres
disponibles para sus intenciones.
The Happenings
Oct 25, 2015
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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Priesthood Sunday
Dear Fr. Tom, Fr. Gerald, and Fr. Ray, words will never be enough to express the depth of our gratitude. As a
parish family we would like you to know how much you mean to us ...
“May Christ, in whose place you stand as priest, give you continuing grace to teach, guide and sanctify His people.”
“Thank you for all you noble efforts. We would like to offer one week of daily rosaries for our you all. ”
“We, the Prayer Group of Sacred Heart, are continually praying for you, asking God to keep the Angels around you
to protect you from all evil and harm."
“I'll offer the rosary rally Saturday for you all. God bless our priests!”
“I will offer a 9 day rosary for our Priests. Thank you to our Priests for bringing Christ to us and for their selfless
dedication to us all.”
“I will offer 5 rosaries for them. Thank you for bringing us Christ in the Eucharist everyday, and thank you for your
joyful witness of constant service to us all.”
“You are a wonderful example of God‟s love at work– Thank you for teaching, guiding, inspiring and uplifting . . .
And most of all, thank you for bringing us closer to Christ.”
Thank you Fr. Tom, Fr. Gerald, and Fr. Ray for your calling to serve as priests in our Parish. I am very grateful
every day that we have such wonderful people serving us. May God continue to bless you each and every day.
“Thank you for bringing Christ to us. In gratitude I will be saying a novena for them. ”
“Thank you for your Fatherly wisdom and love! - I offer you each a Rosary for your intentions.”
“With sincere thanks and gratitude for all your dedication and support. The legion of Mary is offering up their rosaries for your intentions. ”
“El Ministerio Hispano agradece a todos nuestros sacerdotes, especialmente a nuestro Pastor, P. Tomas, por su
maravillosa entrega al pueblo de Dios. Estamos muy orgulloses de ustedes.”
Thank you for Mass!
“Fr. Tom, your love and guidance has helped our community grow. We thank you. Fr. Gerald, you have enriched us
with the beauty of your culture and your ministry. Fr. Ray, you have been with us for a short time and already you
have brought a wonderful energy and excitement. Thank you for all your guidance!”
Ministry News
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Inspiration at Magic
God's Glory is Thrilling!
November 7 from 9:00am to 10:30pm
For more information about the Altaration series go to www.sacredheartlancaster.org
Have you ever wondered , “How does attending mass do anything for me?” Do you
simply go because your parents tell you to? Learn how the mass has everything to do
with you!! You will be transformed! Come and participate in this video and small
group discussion series!
Confirming Disciples
Mark your calendars! Mandatory Faith Days...
Year One: Sunday, November 1st: 11:00am Mass. 12:00-2:15pm Class
Year Two: Sunday, November 1st: 2:45pm to 6:30pm Class and Mass
Year One: Sunday, November 8: 7:00pm Mandatory Walk through the Mass with Fr.
Tom. Teen and one parent are required to attend. This will fulfill your Sunday Obligation.
Youth Ministry
Life has its ups & downs and so do roller
coasters! Inspiration LA is the perfect
backdrop for fun times and meaningful
conversations as the summer winds
down. After a long day of exciting rides,
teens come to experience the thrill of a
life in Christ through Mass, adoration
worship and community.
$55.00 for registration, entrance to park,
and transportation fees. $25.00 if the
teen has a season pass to Magic Mountain.
$25.00 non-refundable deposit due upon
signups. Final payment due October
15th! Permission slips and flyers in the
Y.M. Office! Parent drivers are needed!
“All Things Catholic”
This week‟s blog:
“The Throne of Mercy.”
by Fr. Gerald Osuagwu
Monday, Oct. 26th. 6:30-8:30pm. Theme: Jesus Face to Face
Sisters of Strength Returns: 6:30pm to 8:15pm .Wed., October 28 . Youth House
Band of Brothers Returns: 6:30pm to 8:15pm .Thurs., October 29 . Youth House
At: sacredheartlancaster.org
Ministry News
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Sacred Heart School
Tues., Oct. 27 Snack sale 50¢
Thurs., Oct. 29 Snack sale 50¢
Fri., Oct. 30
Fall Carnival and
noon dismissal
The annual Fall Luncheon (Nov 10)
tickets are on sale in the school office
or through the table hostesses for
$25. The theme this year is :
All Souls Day Mass
During the month of November, the
Church especially remembers to pray
for the faithful departed. There will be
a special Liturgy on All Souls Day
November 2nd at the 5:30pm Mass.
Could the Lector Ministry
be for You?
Come to the Lector Training and find
out! Tues. Oct. 27th at 7pm in the
Church. For more information, call Linda
Gonzalez: 949-8890.
Eucharistic Ministry
Christmas Meeting
from 10am-12pm in the Kesterson Center. You will need to be present to sign
up for the Christmas Mass Schedules.
Family Baptism Class
Last Family Baptism Class October
29, 4:30-6 PM
2nd year Sacramental classes
(grade 3 and all Heritage 2)
Sunday, Nov. 8. Walk through the
Mass with Father Tom. Remember to
bring your child‟s mass journal. Parent and Child are to attend the Mass.
Meet at the Church 7pm SHARP .
Perpetual Adoration
Adorers are needed:
Sunday 11pm-12:00am
Monday 6:00pm-7:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am-8:00am
Thursday 3:00p,-4:00pm
Friday 12:00am-1:00am
7:30am -8:00am
If you can serve, please call Jessica at:
948-4604. Thank you..
In the Spotlight
Mr. David Schatz: Sacred Heart School Principal
I had the privilege of attending Catholic School from Kindergarten through 8th
grade while growing up in Mandan, ND. I attended a Catholic University in Bismarck, ND: The University of Mary. Shortly after moving to California in 1989 I
attended CSUB and received my MA is school administration.
I grew up in a large family; I was the fourth of six kids. Currently, my wife and I
have two teenage children and we've been married for 22 years. We've been members of Sacred Heart Parish for 14 years, I've been a member of the Knights Council here for 14 years, and the Sacred Heart School principal for 9 years.
My faith affects my mission in working at Sacred Heart School. I am a huge believer in treating others with deep respect, as Jesus would. I love coming to work each
day to witness others who are examples of their own faith, to lead as Pope Francis
leads us all, and to give more every day than I receive. The greatest challenge I face
is maintaining an outstanding, high level education while keeping the cost affordable
to all families. The greatest blessing with my role as the school principal was having
the privilege of administrating a school with an excellent reputation in the Antelope
Valley and then being able take it to the level it is today. Lastly, it is always a treat at
the end of each school year to see how well all of the students have progressed and
how well our graduates are prepared for their futures.
Our Parish Family
October is the Month
of the Holy Rosary
The Legion of Mary will be holding a
weekly Public Square Rosary Rally every
Saturday in October:
Date: Oct 31
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Boeing Plaza (on the corner of
Lancaster Blvd. and Sierra Hwy)
Magnificat, a Ministry to Catholic Women, will host its quarterly Prayer Breakfast Nov. 21, 2015 from 9:30am to 1:00
pm at the Hellenic Center, 43404 30th
Street West, Lancaster. Our speaker, Fr.
Gerald Osuagwu, will share his spiritual
journey from Nigeria, Africa to Lancaster,
California. Your check for $26.00, payable to Antelope Valley Magnificat will
confirm your reservation. Mail checks to
Anne Trabold, 1767 West Avenue H-5,
Lancaster, CA 93534 postmarked by Nov.
13th. For info call Rita: (661) 943-6402.
Welcome Class of 2020!
All are welcome to attend and pray the Rosary for world peace.
Gift Shop Volunteers Needed
The Gift Shop needs volunteer help running the cash register for the weekend
Masses. If you are interested, please contact the parish office: 942-7122 x 148.
Paraclete High School, the only Catholic
High School in the AV, is hosting our
annual Open House Saturday, November
14th at 1:00pm! You can register online
for the Open House at:
Come discover the Spirit of Paraclete!
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St. Vincent de Paul
Food Drive
Next week St. Vincent will be passing out our holiday bags for our
Food Drive. Please bring back the
bags with food next week. Our
trucks will be in the parking lot
before after all Masses. You will
find an envelope attached to the
bag. If it is more convenient for
you please bring your monetary gift
back in the attached envelope and
put it in the church basket. We only have two food drives a year,
Thanksgiving and Easter, so please
be generous. If you or your children need confirmation hours, they
may come over to help sort the
food from 8am-2pm on Sunday,
November 8th at 45058 Trevor Ave.
If you have, any questions please
call 942-3222 M-W-TH or Saturday between 9am & 12noon.
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Masses for the Week
October 24 - October 30, 2015
Saturday 5:30pm
Chanel Klune, RIP
De La Cruz Family, Liv
Tasiana Espela-Lamban, RIP
Richard Kollasch RIP
11:00am Paula Ancheta, RIP
12:45pm For All Parishioners
Mercedes Gonzales-Perez, RIP
Maria Truyen Thi Ngo, RIP
Tuesday 7:00sm
Wednesday 7:00sm
Thursday 7:00sm
Mary Ignacio, RIP
Jim & Georgette Graves, RIP
Thomas Smith, Liv
Aaron Brockway, RIP
Teresa Bandayrel, RIP
Martha Lara, RIP
Donald Hennessy, RIP
Melchor Romero Family, Liv
Sean Christian Ziegler, RIP
Martha Lara, RIP
For those among us who are sick, that
they know Christ’s comforting presence,
in our community’s care for them and
their families, especially for: Ray Ramirez,
Lester Gilbert, Lourdes Rivera, Sue & Bob
Coldiron, Pedro Hernandez, Marilyn Calvo, Pearl Campfield.
Readings for the Week
Rom 8:12-17; Ps 68:2, 4, 6-7ab, 20-21;
Lk 13:10-17
Rom 8:18-25; Ps 126:1b-6; Lk 13:18-21
Wednesday: Eph 2:19-22; Ps 19:2-5; Lk 6:12-16
Rom 8:31b-39; Ps 109:21-22, 26-27, 30-31;
Lk 13:31-35
Rom 9:1-5; Ps 147:12-15, 19-20; Lk 14:1-6
Rom 11:1-2a, 11-12, 25-29; Ps 94:12-13a,
14-15, 17-18; Lk 14:1, 7-11
Rv 7:2-4, 9-14; Ps 24:1-6; 1 Jn 3:1-3; Mt 5:1-12a
Today’s Gospel
Immediately the blind man received his sight and followed Jesus
on the way (Mark 10:46-52).
Evangelio de Hoy
Jesús le concede la vista a Bartimeo cuando con gran fe le suplica: “Maestro, que vea” (Marcos 10:46-52).
Parish Information
Parish Office
Phone: (661) 942-7122 / 942-4830
Fax: (661) 945-4255
[email protected]
Website: sacredheartlancaster.org
Facebook: Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, Lancaster-CA
Hours: Mon- Sat 10:00am-5:00pm
(closed 12 - 1pm)
Religious Education
Phone: (661) 948-3011
Website: sacredheartore.weebly.com
Download the app: Sacred Heart ORE
Hours: Mon-Thurs 8:00am-5:00pm
(closed 12 - 1pm). Closed Friday.
Sacred Heart School
Phone: (661) 948-3613
Principal: Mr. David Schatz
Website: shsav.org
Hours: Mon - Thurs 7:30am- 3:30pm;
Fri: 7:30am - 2:00pm
Youth Ministries
Phone: (661) 945-8743
Catholics in Action
Confirming Disciples
Pastoral Intern: Egren Gomez
Hispanic Ministry
Encargado: Heriberto Cayetano
Phone: (661) 942-7853
Hours: Mon - Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm
(closed 12 - 1pm)
Novena- Tuesday : 6:00pm
Please call the parish office 942-7122
Perpetual Adoration
Sunday 7:00pm– Saturday 9:00am
Saturday 7:00pm– Sunday 6:00am
Liturgy of the Hours
Weekdays: 5:00pm
Gift Shop
Saturday: 4:00pm –7:00pm
Sunday:7:30am –7:30pm
Closed during Masses
Building Campaign
Anointing of the sick/
Phone: (661) 947-7122
Ministry to the sick
Website: buildsacredheartchurch.org
Please call the parish office to arrange
Facebook: Build Sacred Heart Church
for anointing for someone who is seriDeacons
ously ill or preparing for surgery. If
Deacon Greg Halamicek
ill, homebound or hospitalized we can
Deacon Fermin Herrera
visit upon request.
Deacon Dale Reynolds
Safeguard the Children
Deacon Ron Routolo
Linda Gonzalez: (661) 949-8890
Deacon Jason Schalow
Oct 25, 2015
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time