February 1 - Saint Luke Church

Saint Luke Catholic Church
1111 Beach Park Boulevard • Foster City • California 94404
(650) 345-6660 • Fax (650) 345-8167
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Our warmest welcome to all who worship
with our faith Community here at St. Luke
Parish. Whether you are a long time resident
or have newly arrived in the parish, we thank
God for you. If you are not registered, please
stop by, or call the parish office.
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The Mission of St. Luke’s Catholic Faith
Community is to provide the environment
where the community joins together to fulfill
the spiritual and social needs of all by living
and sharing the message of Christ.
www.saintlukefc.org
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Come, let us bow down in worship;
Let us kneel before the Lord who made us.
-Psalm 95:6
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Lord Jesus Christ, we praise You for Your great
mercy and compassion. Have pity on us and pour
forth upon us Your healing love. Dispel all evil
amongst our midst and keep us eternally united to
You, O Dearest King and Savior. Amen.
Parish Office Hours
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.
CHAPEL: Open from 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM everyday
Pastoral Staff
Pastor
Rev. Jonathan G. Paala
Special Associate
Rev. Kieran McCormick
Deacons
Deacon Paul Lucia
Deacon Mar Tano
Parish Manager
Deacon Paul Lucia
Coordinator of Religious Education/Youth Ministry
Oliver Meneses
Secretaries
Maria Teresa Alvarez
Maryvee Estacio
Sheila O’Neill
Bulletin Deadline: All announcements must be approved
by Father Jonathan and must be submitted two weeks prior
to the desired bulletin of your choice. Thank you.
Month of February is dedicated to the
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Schedule of Sacraments
Eucharistic Celebrations
Monday through Saturday - 8:30 a.m.
Saturday 5:00 p.m. - Anticipated Mass
Sundays - 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 5:00 p.m.
Sacrament of Baptism (Infants)
Baptismal Preparation Class - every 2nd Saturday 11:30 a.m.
Sacrament of Baptism - every 4th Sunday after the
10:30 a.m. Mass
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)
Saturday - 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by appointment
Sacrament of Marriage
Please call the Parish Office at least six (6) months before
the desired wedding date.
Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
Please call the parish office at (650) 345-6660
February 1, 2015
AUTHORITY FROM GOD
According to Moses, the people decided they didn’t
want to hear God’s voice directly any more. It was much
too frightening. Why couldn’t God send human teachers,
prophets, instead? God agreed, but with a warning. The
people had better listen to those teachers, because they
spoke in God’s name.
That arrangement, though, had its own problems, for
them and for us. How do I know this teacher is truly from
God? And if the teacher is from God, are all parts of the
teaching meant for me? We have the Church and scripture
to help us with those questions, but still there are always a
few loose ends.
That is the powerful significance of the sentence in
today’s Gospel: “The people were astonished at his
teaching, for he taught them as one having authority and
not as the scribes.” The people knew that this Jesus was
authentic—truly a teacher sent by God. They knew it by
hearing him. Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION
The Oil of the Sick, usually labeled OI (for Oleum
Infirmarum), is often reserved with chrism and the oil of
catechumens in an ambry. An ambry is a cabinet, often
beautifully ornamented and kept near the baptistery in the
church. Olive oil, with no fragrance added, is blessed at
the Chrism Mass in Holy Week by the bishop, although
there is now a provision for a priest to bless oil if none is
available. This restores to our Latin Rite practice a
tradition never lost in the Eastern tradition, in which
priests consecrate the oil of the sick, even at the sick
person’s home. Any vegetable oil may be used now, since
olive oil is difficult to obtain in some places. Many priests
keep a small supply of oil close at hand in a small metal
tube called a “stock.”
In the former rite, every sense of the body was
anointed, accompanied by a prayer for forgiveness of sin.
So, the eyes, ears, nostrils, mouth, hands, and feet were
all touched. Today, this is simplified to an anointing of
the forehead and the hands, but generally today the oil is
used more lavishly, and the symbolism of touch so central
to the rite is enhanced. Often, a priest will invite everyone
present to join in the “laying on of hands.” Sick persons
are often pushed aside or feared in our culture, and to be
reverently touched in love can be a profound experience
of God’s healing, forgiving, accepting presence through
the ministry of the Church.
—Rev.
James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
“God wants to make you a saint,
right there where you’re at.”
~ St. Josemaria Escriva
Mass Celebrants
Saturday,
5:00 pm
Sunday
7:30 am
9:00 am
10:30am
5:00 pm
February 7, 2015
Fr. Jonathan Mario & Co
February 8, 2015
Fr. Jonathan
Fr. Kieran
Childrens’ Choir
Fr. Kieran
Burning Bush Choir
Fr. Jonathan Couples for Christ
Mass Intentions for Feb. 2nd – Feb. 8th
Date
Date
Time
Time
MON
2
8:30 a.m.
TUE
3
† All Souls
8:30 a.m.
.†
All Souls
.
WED
4
8:30 a.m.
THU
5
8:30 a.m.
FRI
6
8:30 a.m.
SAT
7
Intention
Intention
8:30 a.m.
.
Pray for your
Priests
Fr. Martin
Porres,OP
Fr.Frank Piro
† All Souls
Fr.Benildo
Pilande
† Francisco Palanca
Fr. Lech
Piechota
† All Souls
† All Souls
† All Souls
S.I. Nancy O’Donnell
5:00 p.m.
† All Souls
9:00 a.m.
† All Souls
10:30 a.m.
† All Souls
5:00 p.m.
† All Souls
Fr. Edward
Phelan
Fr. Ngoan
Phan
Fr. Jonathan
SUN
8
Paala
Pastor,St. Luke
Catholic Church
Foster City
Legend: † - Deceased, SI-Special Intention, BD-Birthday
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday:
Mal 3:1-4; Ps 24:7-10; Heb 2:14-18;
Lk 2:22-40 [22-32]
Tuesday:
Heb 12:1-4; Ps 22:26b-28, 30-32;
Mk 5:21-43
Wednesday: Heb 12:4-7, 11-15; Ps 103:1-2, 13-14,
17-18a; Mk 6:1-6
Thursday: Heb 12:18-19, 21-24; Ps 48:2-4, 9-11;
Mk 6:7-13
Friday:
Heb 13:1-8; Ps 27:1, 3, 5, 8b-9; Mk 6:14-29
Saturday: Heb 13:15-17, 20-21; Ps 23:1-6; Mk 6:30-34
Sunday:
Jb 7:1-4, 6-7; Ps 147:1-6; 1 Cor 9:16-19,
22-23; Mk 1:29-39
February 1, 2015
Let us pray for the sick members of our parish:
Elena Santiago
Josie Kozloski
ElishaAcer
Acero
Riane
Ruth Tabnick
Joseph
Touchstone
LolitaXavier
Lopez
Lydia
Catalina
Nokom
Brian
Franks
Roy Fong
Omar
Kanaan
David
Landwehr
Bahn
Karan
Luis Iriarte
Valeria
Russell
Pam Riveres
Jameson
Sham
DavidCowart
Allen
Marge
Reba Venecia
Sally & Larry Solari
William Grogan
Fr. Ray Zolen
Aida Albano
Amanda Theodosy
Ron
GalasiTiu
Bonifacio
Karen
GeradaWickham
Cerdan
Jane
KellySchmidt
Eagleton
Jo
Moran
Carol
Fitzgerald
Rose
Hal Tanforan OP
Peter &
Iverson
Raffoul
& Hanna Asmar
Roy Fong
Kathleen
GuillorySabellano
Susan & Stephen
Nati
Palanca
Ray &
Denise Garibaldi
Judith
Culver McClain
Diana Lambert
Cynthia Connor
Deacon Bill Warren
Russ Carll
Dave Lamphier
For: Sarah Montoya and Allan Paoluci—that they
may rest in peace and be brought to the final resurrection where God will be all in all; and for those who
mourn, that they may be consoled.
SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES
Sunday:
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time;
Boy Scout Sunday
Monday: The Presentation of the Lord;
World Day for Consecrated Life;
Blessing of Candles; Groundhog Day
Tuesday: St. Blaise; St. Ansgar; Blessing of Throats;
Tu B’Shvat (Jewish new year of trees)
begins at sunset
Thursday: St. Agatha
Friday:
St. Paul Miki and companions; First Friday
Saturday: Blessed Virgin Mary; First Saturday
TODAY’S READINGS
First Reading — Moses spoke to all the people, saying:
“A prophet like me will the LORD, your God, raise up for
you” (Deuteronomy 18:15-20).
Psalm — If today you hear his voice, harden not your
hearts (Psalm 95).
Second Reading — Brothers and sisters: I should like
you to be free of anxieties (1 Corinthians 7:32-35).
Gospel — The people were astonished at Jesus’ teaching;
he taught them as one having authority (Mark 1:21-28).
The English translation of the Psalm Responses from the Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.
Pray for Pope Francis’s Intentions
General: “That prisoners, especially
the young, may be able to rebuild lives
of dignity.”
Mission: “That married people who
are separated may find welcome and
support in the Christian Community.”
The ADULT FAITH FORMATION
program is ongoing. We meet every
Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. here at the Church.
This program addresses enhancement of
your spiritual growth and increases your
knowledge of the teachings of the Catholic Church. Refreshments are provided. If a particular meeting is being
cancelled, it will be announced during the prior Sunday
Masses. All are invited to attend. Contact Kevin Lucia at
740-9072 for further information.
Collection Report
Sunday
1/25 $ 3,728.00
St. Patrick’s Seminary $ 1,109.00
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual
blessing in the heavenly places in Christ”
— Ephesians 1:3
Your generous contribution helps to make our ministries
possible. Thank you! God bless you!
Catholic Charities
Employment Opportunity
Are you looking for a good paying job with benefits? CYO Transportation Services of Daly City,
program of Catholic Charities, has employment
opportunities for individuals who wish to be a school
bus driver. Catholic Charities provides full CHP
Certified School Bus Driver Training to those interested in the position. Classes start soon, so don’t
hesitate and reach out to us today! Drug testing,
fingerprinting, and background check are required,
as is a clean driving record and DMV H-6 print out.
You must be 18 years old or older, as well as responsible, punctual, and team oriented. We have full and
part time hours available and offer an excellent benefits package and competitive pay. If you are already
a certified school bus driver, join our team and
receive a hiring bonus of $1,500 after 90 days of
employment. If interested, please contact Bill
Avalos, Operations Manager at 650.757.2117 or at
[email protected]
Every Sunday, all are invited for
FELLOWSHIP
after the 9:00am and 10:30am
Holy Masses.
February 1, 2015
Office of Religious Education & Youth Ministry
Mr. Oliver Meneses, M.Ed., M.C.
Office Hours
9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
9:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M. Wednesday
8:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. Sunday
Telephone Number: (650) 574-9191
Email: [email protected]
9:00 A.M. SUNDAY FAMILY-CHILDREN’S MASS
February 8, 2015
3rd Grade and 6th Grade
February 22, 2015
4th Grade & 5th Grade
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CCD SCHEDULE OF CLASSES
February 4th, 11th, & 18th
1ST - 4TH GRADE 5:30PM - 6:30PM
5TH - 8TH GRADE 7:30PM - 8:30PM
CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES
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Work on your SERVICE HOURS
February 15th
4:00 PM Discussion on the Sacraments
of Initiation
5:00 PM Youth Mass with Parents & Sponsors
6:00 PM Fellowship with Parents & Sponsors
6:30 PM Parents & Sponsors’ Night/Mtg.
February Rosary Making Schedule
Tuesday, 3rd
Thursday, 5th
Friday,
6th
Thursday,
Friday,
Tuesday,
Thursday
Friday,
Tuesday,
Thursday,
Friday,
12th
13th
17th
19th
20th
24th
26th
27th
Saturday
Saturday
7th
21st
ADULT
1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m.
7:45 p.m.—9:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m
9:30 a.m—11:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m.
JUNIOR
1:00 p.m —3:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m.
ATTENTION: The Knights meet this
Monday ,February 2nd in the St. Luke community center at 7:30 PM. All Knights are invited
to attend. Please contact Tom Miller at
[email protected] or @tom_miller_1
Feed on Crabs…
Help Raise Funds
Support Saint Luke Parish’s ANNUAL CRAB
FEED, slated to remedy your crabby pangs on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Watch out for the announcement on ticket sale and price. A crab-full of
blessed thanks to those who have made this fundraiser possible!
First Friday ~ Thursday Feb.6th
Immediately after the 8:30 a.m. Mass and
concludes with Benediction at 7:30 p.m.
Our Lord is always there first,
waiting for us!
Welcome, New Members of St. Luke!
Our Pastor Father Jonathan, our Deacons, Paul
Lucia and Mar Tano, and our parishioners extend
a very warm welcome to the newest members of
our St. Luke community in the month of January
2015: Mr.
& Mrs . Samual Sze,
son Francis and daughter Claire
Alzheimer’s Association & Catholic
Charities Host Caregiver Class
Please join Catholic Charities and the Alzheimer’s
Association for our caregiver class, “Compassionate
Communication”. This class, held on Thursday, February
12th from 3PM to 5PM at the Catholic Charities Adult Day
Services — San Mateo County (787 Walnut St., San
Carlos), is free of charge. This class will provide strategies to improve overall communication skills in connecting
with memory-impaired individuals and to help prepare
caregivers for possible behavioral changes and ways to
respond using a positive and proactive approach. If
interested in attending, please register with Trish Hurst by
emailing [email protected] or by calling
650.592.9325.
PRAYER TO THE HOLY FAMILY
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate
the splendor of true love, to you we turn with trust.
Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too
may be places of communion and prayer, authentic
schools of the Gospel and small domestic Churches.
Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again
experience violence, rejection and division: may all
who have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort
and healing.
Holy Family of Nazareth, may the approaching
Synod of Bishops make us once more mindful of the
sacredness and inviolability of the family, and its
beauty in God’s plan.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, graciously hear our prayer.
Amen.
This Week in Our Parish
February 2, – February 7, 2015
Monday
7:00 p.m. Parish Council Mtg./ 7:30 p.m. KOC Mtg.
Tuesday
1:00 p.m.– 3:00 p.m. Adult Rosary Making
7:00 p.m. Faith Formation
Wednesday
7:00 - 8:00a.m. Men’s Prayer Gp.; CCD 5:30p.m.
Thursday
9:00 a.m. Eucharistic Adoration
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Adult Rosary Making
7:30 p.m. Benediction
Friday
9:00 a.m. Eucharistic Adoration
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Adult Rosary Making
7:00 p.m. Children’s Choir
7:30 pm Benediction/7:45 pm Adult Rosary Making
Saturday
9:00 a.m. Legion of Mary/10:30 a.m. Jr. Legion
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Jr. Rosary Making
To help with your spiritual travel
plans go to www.masstimes.org to find
local Mass times at Catholic Churches
wherever your travels may take you.
Simply enter the city and country and
nearby mass times will be displayed.
Telephone number is (410) 676-6000.
Contact People
Adult Rosary Making: Kevin and Sally Lucia (650) 740-9072
Altar Linens: Mary True (650) 571-8783
Altar Servers: Tony Belo (650) 345-6660
Anointing of the Sick: If you know of any parishioners
who are sick or hospitalized or are unable to attend
Mass due to illness or age, please call the office.
Archdiocesan Pastoral Assistance Coordinator:
For persons who have suffered sexual abuse from members
of the Catholic clergy. Call (415) 614-5506.
Baptism: 4th Sunday of the month. Contact office for
preparation class information – prior registration required.
Catholic Families: Leilani Ahern (650) 787-2389
Christian Burial: Kindly call the parish office before meeting
with the funeral director.
Cursillo: Duncan Fife: (650) 345-3345
Faith Formation: Kevin Lucia (650) 740-9072
Filipino Cursillo: Deacon Mar Tano (650) 867-5542
Finance Council: John Bernat (650) 341-4045
Grief Support Ministry: Ellen Six (650) 341-0683
Jr. Legion of Mary: Saturdays, 10:30 am,
Natalie Wickham (650) 341-9112
Jr. Rosary Making: Sally Lucia (650) 349-3090
Knights of Columbus: Call Tom Miller (650) 631-1341
Legion of Mary: Sats. at 9:00 a.m. Georgie Unson 345-2613
Lectors & Ministers of Holy Eucharist Captains:
Peggy Simkins (650) 573-5370
Marriages: Contact the office at least 6 months before
the desired date.
Music Groups:
Children’s Choir, Kevin’s Flock—Kevin Lucia (650)740-9072
The Burning Bush Elysabeth Allen (650) 578-0123
Pastoral Council: Tom Consunji (650) 345-1441
Right to Life: Amabel Goell (650) 740-7751
Sandwiches on Sunday: Peg Culver (650) 349-1408
SVdP Conference: Peggy Simkins (650) 573-5370
St. Luke Church Email: [email protected]
Welcome in Jesus’ Name!!
If you wish to join the parish, or if you want to update your information, please fill out this form and
either return it to the parish office, or drop it in the
collection basket.
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