Third Sunday of Advent
December 14, 2014
Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing.— 1 Thessalonians 5:16
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! www.sacredheartpatterson.org.
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 www.sacredheartpatterson.org and click on the Online Giving logo and create an account. If you have questions, call the church office at 209-892-9321.
THE STEWARDSHIP OF OUR TREASURE
THE STEWARDSHIP OF OUR TREASURE
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
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
NEW WORSHIP HYMNAL
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.
IMPORTANT BULLETIN DEADLINES
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL COMMUNTIY LIFE CENTER
We have received a total of $2,112,859.47 in grants, pledges, fundraising and donations.
THANK YOU! $387,140.53 to go!!
WIN A BRAND NEW
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, https://www.facebook.com/sacredheartpatterson.
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.
$ 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
Salvador Barragan Jr. Laura Broggi
José Juan Simón
SPONSOR OF THE MONTH
Please patronize the sponsors who appear on the back page. It is through their support that our bulletin is made possible.
Por favor patronizar a los patrocinadores que aparecen en la última página. Es a través de su apoyo que nuestro boletín es posible.