November 25th, 2012
7390 W. Manchester Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: 310-670-2243 ♦ Fax: 310-670-5052
Website: www.st-anastasia.org E-mail: email@example.com
Parish established in 1953 in honor of
James Francis Cardinal McIntyre
MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK
SUN, 11/25 7:30 AM JOHN & EMILY VANEK 9:00 AM JOE HARRIS 10:30 AM JOSEFINA BRAU CABREJAS 12:00 PM BETTY FRELINGER 7:30 PM THE PEOPLE OF ST. ANASTASIA’S
MON., 11/26 6:30 AM MARY & ANTHONY MELUSKEY 8:00 AM ALL SOULS NOVENA
TUE., 11/27 6:30 AM ALL SOULS NOVENA 8:00 AM JOHN O’CONNOR, JR.
WED., 11/28 6:30 AM CHARLES BLOMER 8:00 AM ALL SOULS NOVENA
THURS., 11/29 6:30 AM ALL SOULS NOVENA 8:00 AM MICHAEL MITSAKOS
FRI., 11/30 6:30 AM. JOAN ZELAMEY 8:00 AM. ALL SOULS NOVENA
SAT., 12/01 8:00 AM. JOY THOMPSON 5:30 PM. HOLY SOULS Birthday — Anniversary ♥ — Memorial — Support ♦
Ministry gathers us and makes us a faith family... Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time: Today’s second reading reminds us that the sacrifice of Christ frees us from sin and makes us a royal nation of
priests in the service of God. How am I using my gifts to serve God and others?
Danny Welchhance Alfredo Casillas Diana Guerra Jessica Schaff-hausen Brenda Rooney Vicki Garcia Barbara DeVico Juan J. Morales Juan J. Morales, Jr. Johann Hudson Lisa Dennehy Lorraine Crothers Agnes Mocsny Gerry Oakley Maggie Kohly Carla Roberts Peter Heredia Jack Muñoz Michael Jones Fran Wilkerson John Swanson George Rader Roy Sheraden Sam Solter
Larry Lovett Ursula Lovett Jorden Aponte Tom Tyrrell Shareen Hakim Antonia Gonzales Maxine & Stuart Liebman Matthew Salvo Sherry Stevens Bernice Cubie George Galip Ethel Curry Kim Calimlim Mary Witteman Jose Gutierrez Ed Kwinn Benita Bicarme Donna House Jeff Bristol Lucille Burk Delgado Randy Huartson Martha Keglevich Jody Bruno
Bertha Marcinkus Jeanne Ahern Derek Comes Luanne Sinski Peggy Keelaghan Helen Grisby John “Jack” Ehret Steven Appleldorn Pauline Runyan Thomas Gavelda Sgt. Shawn Dorton Catherine Fleming Silvana Shinsato Nicole Shinsato Delphine Gonzalez Bob Sapien Brittany Gunnell Bruce Randall Angelo Aparicio Jocelyn Cotlon Michelle Anaya Julietta Anaya Jude Keith Hebert Lisa Carfano
Dear Parishioners, Happy Feast of Christ the King. Today marks the last Sunday of the Liturgical year. On this solemnity of Christ the King we acknowledge the Lordship of Jesus and recommit our hearts to following His ways. I can think of no better way
than giving our hearts over to a spirit of gratitude, while we are still surrounded by the aromas and thankfulness of “Thanksgiving. ” Next Sunday, December 2nd will be the First Sunday of Advent, a time of preparation for the “Coming of the Lord.” Advent is a season of Hope. We will be using the Year of Faith booklet, throughout this Season of Advent. The Advent Communal Penance Service, will be Monday, December 17th at 7:30 pm, a special opportunity to reconcile with our Creator, and many other opportunities to prepare for the coming of the Lord. Check the Bulletin for information. Viva Cristo Rey! Devotedly yours, Father Gabe
LORD HEAR OUR PRAYER … For those who are ill, and those in need of our prayers … Please let us know about the condition of those for whom we pray. We’ll keep/remove their name(s) as requested, after the first few weeks.
HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF BECOMING A PRIEST?
The Family Visitation Ministry Offers spiritual support to those
in need. Please call Sr. Teresita at
310-216-2001, or call the Rectory
Office at 310-670-2243.
Reflection on Today’s Readings: Focus: Jesus is to be King and Ruler of our lives and hearts. Today’s Solemnity of Christ the King honors Christ as King of the Universe and Lord of all creation. As such, today’s readings testify to His Kingship and that He will one day return in glory. This solemnity also invites us to open our hearts to Christ so He can reign more fully as the King and Ruler of our lives and hearts. Liturgy of the Word: The first reading speaks of one like s Son of Man being given kingship and dominion over all peoples. The second reading reminds us that Jesus is the firstborn from the dead and ruler of the kings of the earth. In the Gospel, Jesus states that His Kingdom is not of this world, and He was born to testify to the truth.
Masses: Sat: 5:30 pm. Sun: 7:30 am. Sun: 9:00 am. Sun: 10:30 am. Sun: 12:00 Noon Sun: 7:30 pm.
Celebrants: Msgr. Vadakin Msgr. Cox Fr. Tom Msgr. Gonzales Msgr. Vadakin Msgr. Gonzales
Ministry gathers us and makes us a faith family...
To Receive Holy Communion, (For those who are sick, hospitalized, or home bound) Please call Gloria Bowen, 310-670-5971, Eucharistic Minister to the sick. To have the name(s) included in our prayers, please call the Rectory Office at 310-670-2243.
We encourage all to read and reflect on the Biblical passages that will be proclaimed at all Masses next Sunday: Reading 1: Reading 2: Gospel: Jer 33:14-16 1 Thes 3:12- 4:2 Lk 21:25-28, 34-36
CONFESSIONS: 3:30 - 5 pm & 7:30 - 8 pm
** Msgr. Vadakin **
Next Week - Celebrating Our Faith Sat. Dec. 1st & Sun., Dec. 2nd, 2012 - First Sunday of Advent
Traveling Holy Family - Family 1 Chris & Jolie Delja 11/25/12 Sandra & Paco Moreno 12/02/12 Traveling Holy Family - Family 2 Mia & Scott Tepper 11/25/12
Jesse & Tom Belmont 12/02/12
ST. MARGARET’S CENTER is seeking a group of volunteers who can help decorate for our annual Christmas Program held at Hollywood Park Racetrack on December 15th. Decorating will take place on Friday, December 14th. The space is quite large, and will accommodate more than 1,000 low-income children and their parents the day of the party. Decorators from previous years will help guide the new team. Please call Mary Agnes Erlandson at 310-672-2208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help with this project. Thank you!
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe November 25, 2012
Jesus Christ is t he faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead and ruler of the kings of earth. GRATITUDE - What is gladness without gratitude, and where is
gratitude without a God? - Coventry Patmore
ORIGINALITY - Remember that God prefers poverty of our hearts to the most sublime thoughts borrowed from others. - St. Peter Julian Eymard
PROPER ROLE - Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant. - P. T. Barnum
TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION: Despite the fact that the feast of Christ the King was established less than a century ago, it has already undergone a shift in focus. When Pope Pius XI established this feast in 1925, nationalism and fascism were on the rise. The Pope intended to be a “vehicle for spiritual teaching,” one that would recognize the ultimate authority of Christ over all political and social scheming. The last Sunday of October was chosen as the date for the feast because of its proximity to the feast of All Saints, those men and women who bore witness to Christ’s reign in so many different ways. The calendar reform of 1969 moved the feast to the last Sunday of the liturgical year. There, in the context of November’s focus on the end of times. Christ’s second coming at the end of all time is highlighted. The threefold cycle of readings also expands our imagination in regard to this feast. In this year’s Gospel, Christ stand before Pilate, whose own power blinds him to the truth of the Lord’s kingdom. In a world where oppression still holds sway over too many people, this feast is somehow still as timely as when Pope Pius XI established it. - James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
Ministry in Community …
Shopping mall safety tips - It’s easy for kids to get sidetracked with all the sights, sounds, and smells surrounding us at holiday time. It is especially important to monitor your
children when taking them through the mall during the Christmas season. If children become separated from you, teach them to look for a “safe stranger” who can help them. For example, a mom with kids or the cash register person can help a child who is lost. 1. Avoid telling children to go to the “manager.” Any
adult in a suit, who looks important, can look like the manager to a child.
2. 2. Children must be told never to leave the mall or store to go looking for you in the parking lot. Let them know that you would never go outside or leave until you are reunited -- no matter what anyone else tells them.
For particular help, you may call Assistance Ministry at (213) 637-7650.
The Mass ♦ Evangelization ♦ Outreach ♦ Prayer
“3 Ways to Pray (More) Every Day” - One of the ways we are called to deepen and renew our faith lives this year is through a more focused approach to prayer. Prayer helps us to form a “vital and personal relationship with the living and true God.” (CCC 2558) so that we might live our faith fully each day.
Coming up . . . Save the Dates . . . !!!
A Giving Tree at St. A’s in support of St. Margaret’s Center
Please consider giving a gift for a boy or a girl (ages 10-13) this Christmas. A Giving
Tree is out in the Courtyard. Pick a card off the Giving Tree, purchase a gift and bring your unwrapped gift no later than Mon., Dec. 10th. Please put it in the Box placed in the Vestibule. Contact the Rectory Office with any questions, 310-670-2243.
Advent Wreath Lighting and Reflection: The Season of Advent is soon upon us. Advent is the season of waiting for Jesus’ coming. During this season we focus on being ready to receive Christ. We need people, individuals and families to volunteer to participate in this liturgical activity. Your presence and participation in this activity would be a great blessing. Look for a sign-up poster in the Vestibule.
Women’s Faith Sharing takes place this Thursday, November 29th, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. We will discuss the introduction and first chapter of Dr. Christopher Kaczor’s book, The Seven Big Myths about the Catholic Church: Distinguishing Fact from Fiction about Catholicism.
FACT OF LIFE 'Vegetative' patient says 'I'm not in pain' A Canadian man who was believed to have been in a vegetative state for more than a decade, has been able to tell scientists that he is not in any pain. It's the first time an uncommunica-tive, severely brain-injured patient has been able to give answers clinically relevant to their care. Scott Routley, 39, was asked questions while having his brain activity scanned in an fMRI machine. His doctor says the discovery means medical textbooks will need rewriting. Vegetative patients emerge from a coma into a condition where they have periods awake, with their eyes open, but have no perception of themselves or the outside world. . . . But the British neuroscientist Prof Adrian Owen - who led the team at the Brain and Mind Institute, University of Western Ontario - said Mr Routley was clearly not vegetative. "Scott has been able to show he has a conscious, thinking mind. We have scanned him several times and his pattern of brain activity shows he is clearly choosing to answer our questions. We believe he knows who and where he is." . . . Scott Routley's parents say they always thought he was conscious and could communicate by lifting a thumb or moving his eyes. But this has never been accepted by me dical staff. Prof Bryan Young at University Hospital, London - Mr Routley's neurologist for a decade - said the scan results overturned all the behavioral assessments that had been made over the years. . . . Prof Young said medical textbooks would need to be updated to include Prof Owen's techniques. BBC News November 12, 2012
Remove the clutter. It is helpful to identify the barriers to prayer in our lives so that we might deepen our relationship with God. Taking a break from screen time, such as fasting from Facebook, is a great way to make room for prayer.
Pray always. Too often we imagine a healthy prayer life means going away for a long retreat to pray undisturbed. We can pray throughout the day while driving, cleaning, working, or running errands. Prayer is an ongoing conversation with God.
Attend daily Mass. Pope Paul VI said, “Mass is the most perfect form of prayer.” If possible make daily Mass a habit this year to strengthen your faith and nourish your soul.
Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. - Ephesians 5:19-20, NIV
Ministry Equips us to deepen our love for God and share our faith…
“My Kingdom does not belong to this world. If my kingdom did belong to this world, my attendants
[would] be fighting to keep me from being handed over… John 18:36 Jesus is a different kind of king, one whose power is not based on an army and whose wealth is not gold. There are many differences between Jesus and the kings we know about, but there is one to think about today: Earthly kings spend their money on protecting themselves and living well. Jesus gave up heaven itself, suffered and died for us so that we could live well for all eternity. Jesus, You are the King I will serve!
Daniel 7:13-14 ♦ Psalm 93:1-2,5 Revelation 1:5-8 ♦ John 18:33-37
Living Faith for Kids
It’s that time of the year again!! Parish Ball and
Silent Auction Donations! We are currently preparing for our Annual Parish Ball and Silent Auction to be held on March 9, 2013 at
the Westin Hotel LAX in LA. We are asking our Parish members, neighboring businesses and families to support St. Anastasia Catholic School by donating an item or service to the Silent Auction or becoming an Event Sponsor. If you would like to donate to our fundraising event, please contact Jackie Aguilera at email@example.com or 310.722.9549. This is a great way for local businesses, neighbors and friends to market their services to our community families while contributing to St. Anastasia Catholic School -- a worthy cause. No contribution is too small!
REMINDERS . . . Thursday, November 29th, Women’s Faith Sharing, in the Rectory Conference Room from 10 to 11:30 am. Questions, call the Rectory Office at 310-670-2243.
Friday, December 7th, First Friday Mass, (during the School year), at 11 am. Saturday, December 8th, Eucharistic Adoration, from 8:30 to 9:30 am. Saturday, December 8th, Holy Day of Obligation, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - SPECIAL MASS SCHEDULE: Friday, Dec. 7th, Vigil Mass - 5:30 pm. Saturday, Dec. 8th, Masses @ 8 am and 11 am.
SPECIAL SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8th, SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (A Holy Day of Obligation):
Friday, December 7th - Vigil Mass @ 5:30 pm ♦ Saturday, December 8th - 8 am & 11 am.
Majesty - Psalm 93
FROM THE WIRE - America Maga-zine Editorializes On Climate Change: In the (November 19) editorial in America magazine, the editors examine the issue of climate change. They note that Hurricane Sandy was the latest in a series of extreme
weather events that the overwhelming majority of scientists say is related to global climate change. They go on to say that, The decision not to address climate change at all in the presidential campaign now seems foolish. Both Republicans and Democrats deserve blame for this state of events . . . Until climate change is seen as an issue that affects all Americans, indeed the entire international community, we will fail to make progress in addressing its effects. Climate change is an issue that is vital to the common good and should be treated as such… Here is where the Catholic community can help. In an address in 2006, Pope Benedict XVI emphasized that climate change is not a political issue but a human one . . . That same year, the U.S. bishops helped launch the Catholic Climate Covenant to bring climate change to the attention of all people of faith. The church directs our attention to where it should be focused: on the poor, who suffer the ravages of climate change more than anyone else. In conclusion, the editors at America say, Climate change is an issue that transcends borders and demands an international response. The United States can and should play a key leadership role in this effort. Perhaps, moved by the plight of the storm’s victims and prompted by a renewed commitment from people of faith, it will finally assume that responsibility. For more information visit: http://catholicclimate covenant.org
Ministers of the Eucharist Gloria Bowen-to the Sick.. .. 670-5971 Jan & Herb Masi... .............. 641-2819 Ministers of the Word ......... Carl Pentis ........... .............. 649-4238 Ministers of Hospitality (Ushers) Evelio Leon .......... .............. 670-1298 Pat Hendon .......... .............. 337-9191 Courtyard Hospitality Sr. Teresita…………………. 216-2001 Altar Care Dolores Saenz ..... .............. 337-7213 Altar Servers Ed Charette .......... .............. 823-3118 Liturgy Committee Richard Arias ....... .............. 641-4194
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES MASSES - WEEKDAYS Mon-Fri: 6:30AM & 8:00AM First Friday: 6:30AM, 8AM, 11AM (School in session) Saturday: 8:00AM WEEKENDS Saturday (Vigil): 5:30PM Sunday: 7:30AM, 9AM, 10:30AM, 12 & 7:30PM HOLY DAYS Holy Day Vigil Mass: 5:30PM Holy Day: 6:30AM, 8:00AM, 11AM (during the School year) & 7:00PM
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: Saturday: 3:30PM-5:00PM & 7:30-8:00PM DEVOTIONS: Miraculous Medal Novena, Rosary and Benediction - Monday, following the 8AM Mass. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: First Saturday of the month from 8:30AM- 9:30AM ANOINTING OF THE SICK: Sacrament for the Sick is celebrated upon request of family
BAPTISM: Parents and Godparents are required to participate in preparation program. Contact the Rectory Office 310-670-2243 or Fred & Esmeralda Balsz @ 679-9119. MARRIAGE: Engaged couples must contact the Rectory no later that 6 months before their proposed wedding date. Call the Rectory Office 310-670-2243. R.C.I.A.: (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) - Becoming Catholics - Please call the Rectory. Funerals: Contact the Pastor by calling the Rectory Office, 310-670-2243.
St. Anastasia Catholic Church 7390 W. Manchester Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90045 310-670-2243 Office
310-670-5052 Fax Website: www.St-Anastasia.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Anastasia Catholic School 8631 S. Stanmoor Drive Los Angeles, CA 90045
310-645-8816 Office Website: school.St-Anastasia.org Email: email@example.com
PARISH LIFE MINISTRIES Bereavement
Young Adult Ministry Nancy Albin ......................... 927-8891
Prayer Group—English Lori Mountain ...................... 502-9105
Rosary Ministry Rose De Leonardis………...645-7175 Ben Oakley………………….670-2771
Social Justice Elizabeth O’Neill……….213-595-1533
Respect Life Jim & Nancy Taylor ............. 645-7671
Safe Guard the Children Rose Healy-Fissinger .......... 670-2243 Karen Diaz .......................... 670-2243
St. Joseph Center. Jayne Cram ........................... 645-1140
Homeless Weekend Program/ St. Robert’s Center Bob & Lori Caldwell ............. 823-7417
Holy Helpers Tiffany Warner………………422-8619 Will Haas……………….818.419-5817
St. Margaret’s Center Mary Agnes Erlandson ........ 672-2208
Catholic Charities Cindy Begazo ...................... 306-9390
Adopt-A-Family Rose and Matt Fissinger ..... 645-8285
Bundles for Babies and Diaper Drive Teressa Syta ....................... 670-0285
Nurses Ministry Nancy Reilly .........…….424-228-4767
Pen Pal Project - Prison Ministry ............. ...............……….. 670-2243 ………………. firstname.lastname@example.org
Ministry for Married Couples Jon & Suzette Sornborger ... 670-2243
Women’s Faith Sharing ............. ............... ………...670-2243
Men’s Spirituality Joe Berberich ...................... 745-7009 Shad Meshad ...................... 568-1065
Men’s Morning Hour ………..670-2243
MOMS Ministry Jayne Cram………………….645-1140
Natural Family Planning Phyllis Jones………………...670-3505
Bible Study Susan Senia ........................ 822-6511
Social Ministry Laurette Bibeau……………..670-2488
Family Visitation Ministry Sr. Teresita………………….216-2001
Parish Finance Council Jim Healy ............. .............. 410-1206 Pastor Advisory Council ………………………………..670-2243 Site Committee Stefan Politz ........ .............. 337-9534 Men’s Club Chris Turkmany .... .............. 642-6646 Knights of Columbus Arts and Education Jayne Cram .......... .............. 645-1140 Stewardship .....…….670-2243
PASTORAL TEAM PASTOR Msgr. Gabriel Gonzales Priest in Residence Msgr. Gregory A. Cox Pastors Emeriti Rev. Thomas F. King Msgr. Royale M. Vadakin, P.A.
Parish Secretary/Bulletin Editor Sacramental Recorder Aleida Rodriguez Director of Religious Education Jonette Mauch Confirmation Coordinator Director of Adult Faith Formation and Stewardship Director of Music Ministry Greg Koppenhaver School Principal Michael Muir School Office Manager, Bookkeeper Louise Lance Office Assistant Linda Schmidt Consultative School Board Karl Altergott PTO-Parent Teacher Organization Betsy Sichi ADESTE (After School Program) Elizabeth Soriano Maintenance Javier Antunes
SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION RCIA-Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults; and SRE (Sunday School) Jonette Mauch ..... .............. 670-2243 Confirmation ............. ............... .............. 670-2243 Infant Baptism Fred & Esmeralda Balsz .... 679-9119