SAINT AMBROSE

SAINT AMBROSE
CATHOLIC CHURCH
Fourth Sunday
of Advent
SAINT AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH
BERKELEY
TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION
TRADICIONES DE NUESTRA FE
Many of our most treasured traditions
link the liturgy of the church with the
hearth of the home. The food on the table
at certain feasts and fasts helps to extend
the mystery into everyday life. Tonight,
for example, many families of Italian heritage, especially those with links to the
south of Italy, will settle down to the
“Feast of the Seven Fishes,” or La Vigilia.
It is a command performance for the whole
family, as the saying goes: Natale con I
tuui, Pasqua conchi vuoi, or “Christmas
with your family, Easter with whomever
you wish.” Seven different fish, some say
one for each day of Mary and Joseph’s
journey to Bethlehem, others say one for
each sacrament, or one for each day of
creation, are served. Eel and shrimp, lobster and crab, calamari, pasta with clam
sauce, flounder and hake all abound, but
most especially baccala, dried salted cod.
Why? Many say that it is a way to pay
homage to the beasts of the stable who witnessed the holy birth and relinquished their
manger to make way for God. Tonight, if
someone asks you to “pass the shrimp,”
you’ll be able to shed a little light on a
menu that is a delicious treasure in our tradition!
Esta semana recordamos a los niños
judíos que fueron asesinados por orden
del Rey Herodes en Belén. Esa tragedia
que ocurrió cuando el viejo y celoso rey
se enteró del nacimiento de un nuevo
rey de los judíos. Él mandó a matar a
todo niño que tuviera menos de dos
años. El llanto de las familias que perdieron sus pobres inocentes se ha convertido en risas en varios países latinoamericanos. El 28 de diciembre en muchas partes es conmemorado como el
día de los inocentes que viene siendo el
April Fools Day de Latinoamérica. En
ese día se hacen bromas para burlarse de
los amigos. Si la broma funciona al pobre que fue engañado se le llama
“inocente”.
La inocencia normalmente se atribuye a los niños o a los ingenuos, pero en
si la inocencia es una virtud cristiana, de
los que hemos sido perdonados por Cristo. Esta inocencia no es ingenuidad mas
bien es la candidez, simplicidad y generosidad de una persona que conoce bien
lo duro que es la vida y aún así mantiene
la esperanza.
—Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
—Fray Gilberto Cavazos-Glz, OFM, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
Part time work available
Place: Don Bosco Hall, 1831 Arch Street, Berkeley
Days: Sat & Sun
Time: 4pm – 8pm
Type of Work: Kitchen Assistant
Not Cooking, but Preparation & Cleanup
Contact Debbie: (510) 734-8359
Job starts after 20 December 2015
Fourth Sunday of Advent
December 19th & 20th, 2015
December 19th - December 26th, 2015
Intention
Requested By
Sat 4:30 Pope Francis
Sun 8:30 Bishop Michael Barber
10:30 Antoine Cook†
Pat Cook
12:15 Hugo Leon Correa†
Gloria Leon
Mon 8:30 Jessica Snook†
Ortiz Family
Ortiz Family
Tue 8:30 Jessica Snook†
Wed 8:30 Vincent McAvoy†
Kershon Family
Thu 8:30 Aristotle† & Josephine† Pericole
Irene Larrabee
Fri 8:30 Ruth† & Vincent† McAvoy
Kerson Family†
Sat 8:30 Marcello† & Ida† Reggi Irene Larrabee
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK AND
HOMEBOUND AND THOSE IN
CONVALESCENT HOMES
(and their caregivers)
Connie Casiano, Trinidad Mamaril, Arline Thompson,
Rose Arcol, Nancy Corso, Bee Sena, Virginia Foo,
Rita Franco, Helen Hadley, Bernice Gray,
Theresa Ellerbush, Romanda Scott, William Lanctot
Last Week Plate Collection: $1,950.45
Religious Retirement: $992.18
Immaculate Conception: $17.00
Our Lady of Guadalupe: $681.08
Upcoming Second Collection
Dec 27th: St. Vincent de Paul
THE OCTAVE DAY OF THE
NATIVITY OF THE LORD:
SOLEMNITY OF MARY,
THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD:
The feast of the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God
on Friday, January 1, is a
Holy Day of Obligation.
Masses at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m in English
and at 12:15 p.m. in Spanish.
DÍA DE LA OCTAVA NATIVIDAD DEL SEÑOR:
SOLEMNIDAD DE MARÍA, LA SANTA MADRE DE DIOS:
La fiesta de la solemnidad de María,
la Santa Madre de Dios, el viernes , 1 de Enero,
es día de obligación.
las Misas de 8:30 a.m. y 10:30 a.m. en inglés
y 12:15 p.m. en español.
St. Ambrose Catholic Church • 1145 Gilman Street • Berkeley, California 94706
E-Mail: [email protected] • Web: saintambroseberkeley.org • (510) 525-2620 Office • (510) 525-5399 FAX
Pastor: Fr. Jack Gibson, SDB 510 525-2620 Ext 203
Permanent Deacon: Ralph Nagel 510 525-2620 Ext 201
Music Director: Rob Grant 415 819-9749 robgr[email protected] Religious Education: Sean Roche, RCIA: Alan Westcott
Pastoral Council Debra Montgomery
Finance Council Franz Lozano
Bookkeeper: Judy Nagel
Sunday Masses: 8:30am (English) • 10:30am (English) • 12:15pm (Spanish)
Saturday Vigil: 4:30pm (English)
Monday-Saturday Mass: 8:30am (English, in Chapel)
Holy Day Masses: 8:30am, 7:00pm (English)
Eucharistic Adoration: Friday 9:00am - 9:30am (in Chapel)
Rosary Mon - Sat: 8am (in Chapel)
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: All classes on Sundays (In Church Hall)
First Communion Grades 2-8 (English) 9:20am - 10:20am
(Spanish) 11:00am - 12:15pm
Confirmation 9:45am - 10:45am
RCIA 9:30am - 10:30am
Baptism Class (English & Spanish) To be determined
OFFICE HOURS-RECTORY
Mon - Wed 9am - 2pm
Closed Thursdays & Fridays
BAPTISM: Arrangements to be made at least one month in advance.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK Please call for home or hospital visit.
RECONCILIATION (ENGLISH/SPANISH): Saturday, 9:00 am-10:00 am or by appointment
WEDDING: Appointments should be made at least six months in advance. Church dates should be confirmed before making other arrangements
FUNERAL Should be arranged by family with the Parish office & mortuary Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services:
Holy Angels / St. Joseph Cemetery, San Pablo — 510 223-1265 • St. Mary’s Cemetery, Oakland — 510 654-0936