Sunday December 21, 2014



date Weekly Bulletin    



Third Sunday of Advent

December 14, 2014

Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing.— 1 Thessalonians 5:16







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On line Logo

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.






December 14 offertory….$7,004.50

2nd coll. (Diocesan Service Fees)…$2,109

Thanksgiving Coll. (St. Vincent de Paul Society)...$788

Same week offertory in 2013…..$7,957

Give back to the Lord a sacrifice, a share of

  what the Lord has so generously given to you.                    










This Week’s Highlights




Sunday, December 14

· Second Collection, Retirement Fund for Religious

· Portuguese donuts (filos) sold after masses

Monday, December 15

· Penance Service, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, December 16

· Posadas begin in the church at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, December 17

· Sacred Heart School Christmas Program at 6 p.m. in the church

·  Posada in Westley at 6 p.m.

Saturday, December 20

· Posada at 7 p.m. in the church

Sunday, December 21

· Posada at 7 p.m. in the church









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.





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.

· 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 upcoming dates, so we ask for your cooperation and patience.

Thank you.





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.

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.

Christmas Flowers

Parishioners who would like to donate Poinsettias or other Christmas flowers are asked to bring them to the parish office during the week of December 15. These donations are

appreciated and will help beautify our church for the Christmas season.

2015 Calendars

The 2015 Parish Calendars are available in the office and after mass.  A $2 donation is requested and exact change is appreciated.


The Organización Hispana would like to invite you to the Posadas.  Posadas are a beautiful and spiritual Christmas tradition that begins on Tuesday, December 16 at 6 p.m. in the church and continue every night until December 23.  On Wednesday, December 17 the Posada will be held at Guadalupe Center in Westley.  On Thursday, December 18 there will be a special performance of the “Pastorela”, a play about the shepherds following the star of Bethlehem to find the Christ Child, the play and the Posada will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Bonaventure Hall.  On Saturday and Sunday the Posadas begin at 7 p.m.

Love Patterson

LOVE PATTERSON is here in our very own community.  Be a part of demonstrating and spreading kindness and encouragement, meeting needs and impacting lives with the love of Jesus.  Our parish needs a volunteer coordinator, to coordinate with other church leaders with the projects and services that will be implemented. It this is something you will enjoy and are interested in doing please call Fr. Rex or the parish office, 209-892-9321, for more information. Thank you for considering.












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

december/ diciembre 2014


Sat/sab 13            5:30am         Deolinda Silva †

Sun/dom 14         8:00am         Fred Beltran, Jr. †

CL                              9:30am         Antonio & Maria George. †

Sp                              9:30am         Alfonso Reyes †

                                  11:00am       Eli & Leonel Mendonça †

Sp                              12:30pm       Rosa Maria Valencia †

Sp                          6:00pm         All Parishioners/Todos Los Feligreses †

Mon/lun 15           8:00am         CM, DHS & DC Living & Deceased

Tues/mar 16         8:00am         Lucia Ortiz †

Wed/mier 17        8:00am         Eugene Demuth †

Thur/jue 18          8:00am         All Lost & Forgotten Souls †

Fri/vier 19            8:00am         Gerardo Heramia †

Sat/sab 20             5:30am         Isabell Rezendiz & Isabella Regacho †

Sun/dom 21          8:00am         All Lost & Forgotten Souls

CL               9:30am         Pete Dompe †

Sp               9:30am         Cruz & Josefina Becerra †

             11:00am        Elizabeth Ray †

Sp              12:30pm        All Lost & Forgotten Souls †

Sp                          6:00pm          All Parishioners/Todos Los Feligreses





We pray for the sick of our parish

Oremos por los enfermos de nuestra parroquia 

Julie Alves

Soledad Aguilar

David Arteaga

Salvador Barragan Jr. Laura Broggi

Art  Cardenas

Sil Carrillo

Anita Chavez

Benito Granillo

Madeline Homen

Mary Lopes


Stephanie López

Daniel Machain

Cynthia Pedia

Lena Peters

Dorothy Pimental

Milo Robles

Ramón Rodríguez

Rolly Salinas

Teresa Sánchez

José Juan Simón

Leticia Simón


Inez Soria

Ariana Toscano

Craig Tosetti

Pedro Tovar

Jesús Villanueva








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