Friday November 28, 2014



date Weekly Bulletin    



First Sunday of Advent

November 30, 2014

Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come.— Mark 13:33







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DO NOT FORGET! DONATE ONLINE! This facilitates the fulfillment of the obligations of responsibility, even if you can not attend Mass. Never have to carry cash or checks to church. Giving electronically also saves money to the church and help in creating a more accurate quote. Visit our website and click on OnlineGiving!


Online Giving Announcement: Recently we have updated our Online Giving link from our website, to a new address.   If you are an Online Giving participant, this will not affect any donations you have scheduled, your account information or anything else in your account.  It will, however, affect any bookmarks or favorites you may have created on your computer.  We do ask that that next time you access your Online Giving account that you go to the church website and click on the new Online Giving logo and bookmark this new address. Online Giving is a safe and convenient way to donate to the church. To sign-up, go to  and click on the Online Giving logo and create an account. If you have questions, call the church office at 209-892-9321.






Last week offertory…..(shown in next bulletin)

Same week offertory in 2013…..$7,964.75

Give back to the Lord a sacrifice, a share of

  what the Lord has so generously given to you.                    










This Week’s Highlights



Thursday, December 4

· Christmas Eve Play rehearsal, 3:30 p.m. in the church

· Youth Group, 7-8 p.m. at Bonaventure Hall

Sunday, December 7

· Breakfast with Santa, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Bonaventure Hall

· 2nd collection, Diocesan Service Fees

· Guadalupe Diocesan Celebration, St. Mary’s, Stockton






The parish has purchased 300 beautiful, new WORSHIP hymnals.  To help defray the cost, we are  offering the opportunity to purchase one or more of the hymnals.  When you  purchase a hymnal, a bookplate acknowledgement will be adhered to the inside, front cover of the hymnal.  The fee for each hymnal is $20.  The enclosed flyer explains how you can purchase one or more hymnals.  Please complete the attached envelope with your chosen wording and enclose $20 for each hymnal.  You can drop the envelope in the collection or bring to the church office.  Any questions, please contact the church office at (209) 892-9321.




Breakfast with Santa will be held on Saturday, December 6, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. in Bonaventure Hall  (505 M Street). Menu includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, milk and juice. Tickets: $5 Children & $7 Adults. All money raised for this event benefits the school.  There will also be a Christmas Vendor Faire going on outside Bon Hall in the quad area. Bring your camera to take a picture with Santa.



The Society of St. Vincent de Paul continues to ask for your help to    provide Christmas gifts for the      children of our community.  You can make a monetary donation or pick an ornament from the tree at all the Masses the weekend of November   22-23.  We will continue until all ornaments are gone.  You will be helping over 600 children.   Gifts are to be returned to the parish office by Monday, December 9, and will be distributed on December 14 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. to the   families. God bless you!


To help with bulletin coordination and deadlines, and to make sure that your announcement gets printed in the bulletin, the following is the schedule for bulletin announcement deadlines in the upcoming months.

· Wednesday, November 19, is the deadline for the November 30 bulletin.

· Wednesday, December 10,  is the deadline for the December 21 bulletin. 

· Tuesday, December  16, is the deadline for the

       December 28 bulletin. 

· Friday, December 19, is the  deadline for the January 4 bulletin. 

We realize this is going to take some planning and time for these up coming dates, so we ask for your cooperation and patience.  Thank you!


The novena for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe will begin on Wednesday, December 3, and continue through Thursday, December 11. The novena begins each evening at 6 p.m., except on Saturdays and Sundays, when it begins at 7 p.m.  On Friday, December 12, the procession will begin at 3 a.m. from Felipe Garza Park, followed by mañanitas with Banda and Danzantes in the church at 4 a.m. and Mass at 5 a.m. A reception will follow at Fr. Connors Hall. In addition, we will have mass at 6 p.m. in Patterson, and 12 a.m. in Westley. Donations of roses is greatly appreciated to decorate the altar, please contact Antonio & Maria Perez, 402-3697.  Also, the 34th annual Diocesan pilgrimage will be held on Sunday, December 7 at 12 noon at St. Mary’s Church, 203 E. Washington Street, Stockton. Please join Bishop Blair at this encounter of faith.


Advent is a time of preparation to receive the Lord joyfully at Christmas. One way to prepare ourselves is by celebrating the sacrament of

reconciliation. Our parish has a reconciliation service Monday, December 15 (bilingual), beginning at 7 p.m. In addition, please note the schedule of services at neighboring parishes.  Most

services are at 7 p.m.

Wed., Dec. 3, Our Lady of the Assumption, Turlock, 6:30 p.m.

Mon., Dec. 15, St. Anthony’s, Hughson, 7 p.m.

Tues., Dec. 16, Holy Family, Modesto, 6:30 p.m.

                          St. Joachim, Newman, 7 p.m.

                          Our Lady of Fatima, Modesto, 7 p.m.

Wed., Dec. 17, St. Joseph, Modesto, 7 p.m.

Thur., Dec. 18, St. Jude, Ceres, 7 p.m.

Mon., Dec. 22, All Saints, Turlock, 7 p.m.

                          St. Stanislaus, Modesto, 7 p.m.








We have received a total of $2,112,859.47 in grants, pledges, fundraising and donations.

THANK YOU! $387,140.53 to go!!



2014 Ford Mustang


$15,000 in CASH

Did you see the beautiful Mustang that was on display? If not check out the parish Facebook page at,

Tickets can be purchased at the parish or school office for $25 each or five for $100

All proceeds go to the

St. Vincent de Paul Community Life Center building fund.

Good Luck!!



$ 1,831.62!! Third Quarter 2014


The St. Vincent de Paul Community Life Center building fund just received its 3rd quarter check from your SaveMart purchases.  3% of your  purchases are sent to the fund quarterly.  Thank you to everyone that is participating. If you have not received a card, watch your mailbox. We have sent all parishioners a card. If you already have one, share it with a friend or family member. In just seven months we have raised $3,916!



Mass Intentions/Intenciones de Misa

November-december/ Noviembre-diciembre 2014


Sat/sab 29             5:30am         Domingos & Laura Silva †

Sun/dom 30          8:00am         All Parishioners/Todos Los Feligreses

CL                               9:30am         All Lost & Forgotten Souls

Sp                              9:30am         St. Judas Tadeo

                                  11:00am        Diane Correia †

Sp                             12:30pm        Concepción Garza †

Sp                          6:00pm          Vanessa Lizeth Duran†

Mon/lun 1             8:00am         CM, DHS & DC Living & Deceasced

Tues/mar 2          8:00am         Margarita Fletes †

Wed/mier 3         8:00am         Christine Orezenchowski †

Thur/jue 4           8:00am         Luis Ochoa †

Fri/vier 5             8:00am         Manuel & Rose Soares †

Sat/sab 6              5:30am         Ernest & Belmira Rose †

Sun/dom 7           8:00am         José & Emilia Vitorino †

CL               9:30am         Everett Souza, Sr. †

Sp               9:30am         All Parishioners/Todos Los Feligreses

             11:00am        Eli & Erma Mendonça, Sr. †

Sp              12:30pm        Martin De Anda †

Sp                          6:00pm          José Velasquez †




We pray for the sick of our parish

Oremos por los enfermos de nuestra parroquia 

Theo Alberts

Julie Alves

Soledad Aguilar

David Arteaga

Salvador Barragan Jr. Laura Broggi

Art  Cardenas

Sil Carrillo

Anita Chavez

Dixie Flores

Pasqual Flores


Benito Granillo

Madeline Homen

Mary Lopes

Stephanie López

Daniel Machain

Cynthia Pedia

Dorothy Pimental

Juan Ramos

Milo Robles

Ramón Rodríguez

Mae Belle Rogers


Rolly Salinas

Teresa Sánchez

José Juan Simón

Inez Soria

Ariana Toscano

Craig Tosetti

Pedro Tovar

Jesús Villanueva






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