Church Address: 941 Lexington St., Santa Clara, CA 95050 Office Address: 725 Washington St., Santa Clara, CA 95050
Office: (408) 248-7786 ~ Fax: (408) 248-8150 E-mail: [email protected]
Emergency (only for the sick and the dying): 408-904-9187
September 22nd 2019 ~ 25thSunday in Ordinary Time
~ Mass Schedule ~
WEEKDAYS - Rectory Chapel: Mon, Wed, Fri, & Sat 8:00 am ~ Tue & Thu 5:30 pm SATURDAY: Reconciliation 4:15-4:45 pm ~ Vigil Mass 5:00 pm
SUNDAY: 7:45 am (English) ~ 9:00 am (English - Family) ~ 10:30 am (Portuguese) ~ 12:00 pm (Spanish) ~ 1:30 pm (Cantonese) ~ 3:00 pm (Mandarin) ~ 5:30 pm (English)
Pastoral Staff: (408) 248-7786 Pastor’s Notes Pastor: Rev. Tadeusz Terembula, x104, [email protected]
Administrative Assistant: Clara Cas- taneda, x106 [email protected]
Religious Education Coordinator and Hispanic Ministry Coordinator: Paty Rascon, x102, [email protected]
Facility Emergencies: Matt Dutra (408) 904-9181 Saint Clare School: Principal - Cecile Mantecon (408) 246-6797, www.stclare.school RCIA: Diane Madruga, [email protected]
Music Ministry: Christopher Wemp, Christo- [email protected]
Community & Service Webmaster: Perig Vennetier, [email protected]
Pastoral Council: Jasmine Vu, [email protected]
Finance Council: Jerome Alabado, [email protected]
Serra Club of Santa Clara: Tom Bommarito (408) 243-4647 St Vincent de Paul: Mick Gonzales (408) 645-0506 Facilities: Matt Dutra, [email protected]
Knights Of Columbus: Tony Colombo, [email protected]
Young Ladies Institute (YLI): Dolores Wriglesworth, [email protected]
Social Justice Committee: Anne McMahon, [email protected]
Italian Catholic Federation: Janet Glaubke (408) 225-0743 Hispanic Community: Elania Tablada (408) 984-3519 Portuguese Community: Eduina Faria (408) 472-6739 Mandarin Community: Contact: Rev. Carlos A. Olivera, [email protected]
Cantonese Community: Contact: Tony Lau, [email protected]
Dear Parishioners, Sometime around 750 BC, the sheepherder Amos was called to leave one flock in service of another. God sent him north into Israel to convict people for their sins against the Covenant – working on the Sabbath and cheating the poor out of their hard-earned money. Amos knows that the merchants in the Temple are fixing their scales to cheat the pilgrims coming to Jerusalem for the feast. These wealthy men became rich and made
themselves richer by taking advantage of the less fortunate. Never will I for- get a thing they have done, the prophet says, speaking for God. It is an announcement of God’s judgment on those who are deaf to the cry of the poor. They were in need of forgiveness but would only receive it if they hum- bled themselves to ask for it. In writing to Timothy, Saint Paul affirms God’s desire that we all ask for and receive his mercy, and then share it with one another. Paul thought this important especially for kings and all those in authority, that they might lead a quiet and tranquil life, one without anger or argument. It is God’s great desire that everyone be saved and … come to knowledge of the truth. Mercy and forgiveness are in the message of the parable of the steward that Jesus tells in today’s Gospel. The steward is quite creative in deal- ing with the loss of his job. The steward was not forgiven his debt, but he does forgive the debt of one who owes him a large sum of wheat. Jesus compliments the man for his ability to look beyond earthly wealth to store up for himself treasure in heaven. This appears to be Jesus’ way of getting our minds out of our pocketbook and into his holy book. The Lord desires that we all show such industry in our pursuit of eternal life. Experience tells us that wealth may leave us or be taken away, but God is a firm anchor. The dollar in our pocket is here today and gone tomor- row, but the Lord is always there for us, and all around us. The late Evangelist Billy Graham said the Lord gave us two hands – one to give, one to receive. We need both. Fold those two hands together and we can pray to God who is the source of every blessing. What Amos says is true – that God never forgets a thing we have done – so let us at least live a life worthy of remembering, a life full of the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.
9:00 am St Clare Parishioners
10:30 am Manuel Santos+ Joao Sousa Silva+ Maria E. Coelho+ Vidalia Gaspar Rocha+ Joe B. Amarante+ Manuel Jeronimo+ Ezaltina Caetano Pereira+ Maria C. Silveira + Esmeralda Souza +
12:00 pm Ida Lopez- Salud 5:30 pm Leo Novicki+
Mon 8:00 am Open
Tue 5:30 pm Deolinda Silva+ Maria Adelina & Jose Furtado Pe- reira Sr.+
Wed 8:00 am Maria Lourenco+
Fri 8:00 am Open
Sat 8:00 am Open
Calendar of Events ____________ Monday, Sep 23rd_____________ ♦ Hispanic Rosary Prayer Group. 6pm Rectory Chapel ______________Tuesday, Sep 24th____________ ♦ Second Harvest Food 8:00 am. North Hall ♦ RCIA, 7:00pm, Rectory Conference Room __________ Wednesday, Sep 25th___________ ♦ Psalms-The School of Prayer, 9:00 am Rectory Confer-
ence Room ♦ Hispanic Charismatic Prayer Group, 7:00 pm, Lower Church . ___________ Thursday ~ Sep 26th____________ ♦ Hispanic Sharing the Faith, 6:00 pm Rectory Confer-
ence Room ♦ Psalms– The School of Prayer, 7:00 pm, Rectory Con-
ference Room ____________ Friday ~ Sep 27th_____________ ♦ Parents in Prayer, 9:30 am, Main Hall
Queridos feligreses, En algún momento alre- dedor del año 750 a. C., el pastor de ovejas Amós fue llamado a dejar un rebaño para servir a otro. Dios lo envió al norte, a Israel, para condenar a las personas por sus pe-
cados contra de la Alianza - trabajar en sábado y en- gañar a los pobres quitándoles el dinero que tanto les costaba ganar. Amós sabe que los mercaderes del Templo arreglan sus basculas para engañar a los peregrinos que vienen a Je- rusalén para la fiesta. Estos hombres acaudalados se hi- cieron aún más ricos aprovechándose de los menos afor- tunados. No olvidaré jamás ninguna de estas acciones, dice el profeta, hablando por Dios. Es un anuncio del juicio de Dios sobre los sordos al clamor de los pobres. Necesi- taban perdón, pero solo lo recibirían si se humillaban para pedirlo. Al escribirle a Timoteo, San Pablo afirma el deseo de Dios de que todos le pidamos y recibamos su misericordia, y luego la compartamos unos con otros. Pablo pensó que esto era importante, especialmente para los reyes y todos los que tenían autoridad, para que pudieran llevar una vida tranquila y en paz, sin odio ni divisiones. Es el gran deseo de Dios que todos se salven y ... lleguen al conocimiento de la verdad. Misericordia y perdón están en el mensaje de la pará- bola del administrador que Jesús cuenta en el Evan- gelio de hoy. El administrador es bastante creativo para lidiar con la pérdida de su trabajo. A él no se le per- donó su deuda, pero sí perdona la deuda de quien le debe una gran cantidad de trigo. Jesús felicita al hombre por su capacidad de mirar más allá de la riqueza terrenal para acumular tesoros en el cielo. Esta parece ser la forma en que Jesús saca nuestras mentes de nuestro bolsillo y las lleva a su libro sagrado. El Señor desea que todos de- mostremos tal diligencia en nuestra búsqueda de la vida eterna. La experiencia nos dice que la riqueza puede acabar- se o nos la pueden quitar, pero Dios es un ancla firme. El dólar en nuestro bolsillo está hoy aquí y mañana ya no, pero el Señor siempre está ahí para nosotros, y en nuestro alrededor. El fallecido evangelista Billy Graham dijo que el Señor nos dio dos manos: una para dar y otra para recibir. Necesitamos los dos. Junta esas dos manos y podemos orar a Dios, quien es la fuente de toda bendición. Lo que Amós dice es cierto: que Dios nunca olvida nada de lo que hemos hecho, así que al menos vivamos una vida digna de recordar, una vida llena de las obras de misericordia espirituales y cor- porales.
“It is never the wrong time to do the right thing.”
Sunday Children’s Program “Finding God”
Continuous Faith Formation Program
“Faith Formation is more than a subject to be taught, it is an invitation to a way of life” Joe Paprocki.
Stay With Us – Reflection by Paty Rascon Last Sunday we celebrated the Catechetical Sunday with the theme “Stay With Us,” quoting the two disciples on the road to Emmaus who invited Jesus to stay with them. (Luke 24:13–35). Every year the United States Conference of Catholic Bish- ops designates a theme for the catechetical year so we can focus in one aspect of our lifelong faith formation. Stay With Us is the theme for this catechetical year and calls us – not only catechists but all the faithful - to an encounter with Je- sus, to have a personal relationship with him, letting him to touch our hearts. It is an invitation to reflect in how we rec- ognize his presence our lives, and how and when we invite him to stay with us. Also, it is about accompanying those who are sharing the journey with us so we can build and strengthen our community of faith and live as true disciples of Jesus.
Your Child’s Faith Formation Childhood is a critical time. It is when the foundation is set for lifelong faith and devotion to God. Classes begin in a couples of weeks. Please register this week. Registration forms are in the entrances of the church and the parish office.
Important Dates: September 29 – Orientation Parent Meeting, Main Hall,
10:15am. Children do not attend. October 6–Classes Begin. Starting at the 9:00am Mass.
After the Mass classes will be held in the school class- rooms at 10:15am.
A Call for Catechist and Catechist Aides
If you feel the call to serve God being a catechist or Aide for our Faith Formation for Children, please call Paty Rascon. Make a difference in the lives of our chil
St. Clare School News Summer 2019
Parish Bulletin | St. Clare School September 22 2019
RCIA NEWS Adult Baptism * Eucharist *
Adult Baptism * Eucharist * Confirmation
Are you or someone you know interested in the Catholic faith? Interested in completing the Sacraments of Initiation? If so, you are invited to participate in the RCIA Program. We meet on Tuesday evenings
from 7:00 – 9:00 pm in the St. Clare Rectory. Classes began September 17th. All are welcome. Already Catholic? If you love your faith and would like to help mentor someone on their journey, sign up to become a sponsor or join the RCIA Team. For more information please contact: Diane Madruga at [email protected]
* Cathy Parshall at [email protected]
* St. Clare Rectory at 408-248-7786
THE SILVER BOX PHILOSOPHY St. Clare School has a unique way of teaching and practicing gospel values with its students. Inspired by a poem written by Michael Bright and published in the book “Silver Boxes” by Florence Littauer, the Silver Box philosophy provides a way for students, especially the littlest ones to reach out with en- couraging words and actions to those who might be hurting or may need help. Teachers in the classroom affirm “silver box” behaviors, and each week they are recognized at morning assembly. St. Clare alums, to this day, will talk about how they would bring the messages home and how they have adopted the philoso- phy in their own lives. May we live our lives as Christ has, the mediator and “silver box” who provides encouragement and hope, especially in this world full of hate, anger and resentment. Here is Michael Bright’s poem. Wishing you a week full of silver box moments! My words were harsh and hasty And they came without a thought. Then I saw the pain and anguish That my bitter words had brought. Bitter words that I had spoken Made me think back through the past; Of how many times I’d uttered Biting words whose pain would last. Then I wondered of the people I had hurt by things I’d said; All the ones I had discouraged When I didn’t use my head. Then I thought about my own life. Of painful words I’ve heard; And of the times I’d been discouraged By a sharp and cruel word. And now clearly I remember All the things I might have done; But, by a word I was discouraged And they never were begun. Lord, help my words be silver boxes. Neatly wrapped up with a bow; That I give to all so freely, As through each day I gladly go. Silver boxes full of treasure, Precious gifts from God above; That all the people I encounter Might have a box of God’s own love.
Mrs. Cecile Mantecon, Principal St. Clare School | 725 Washington Street, Santa Clara CA 95050 | 408.246.6797 www.stclare.school | Facebook: @stclareschoolsantaclara
Anniversary of Ordination
"A Mass of Thanksgiving for the 25th Anniversary of Ordi- nation into the priesthood of Fr. Paolo Gobbo, with God’ s help, will take place October 20th, 2019 at 12:30 pm at St. Christopher Parish, 1576 Curtner Avenue in San Jose. In lieu of gifts, your prayers and your donations to help the poor and those in need are most appreciated." “
K N I G H T S C O R N E R
My youngest daughter called her mother, and talking to her asked, “What gets sharper the more you use it?” Then she said, “Your mind.” That has never been a problem for ant of my kids, but while you’re using yours, come join the Knights.
Contact: Tony Colombo [email protected]
Saint Clare’s Church Portuguese Council COMMUNITY PICNIC Date: Sunday Sept. 29, 2019 Place: St. Clare’s Parking Lot (across from church) MENU: Shish Kebab or
Chicken w/side dishes
Lunch Served: 1:00 pm ~ 2:30 pm Donation: $20.00 adult, $8.00 children under 10
GAMES, AUCTION, MUSIC & FUN
TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION
Although June is the month most associated with weddings in the United States, September has become more popular in recent years. Wedding celebrations al- ways require some savvy planning, and people who have a talent for hospitality in the mix. At the wedding feast at Cana, the mother of Jesus was recruited to deal with some of the details of the banquet, and when a very understandable crisis arose, she did what she could to rescue the party. Anyone who has ever run out of ice, dessert, or table settings knows the stress! Slowly, the memory of Jesus Christ’s blessing of this marriage feast led the Church to form a way to bless marriages. A thousand years ago weddings migrated from the family home to the doors of the church, where the celebration was held in public view. From this prac- tice came a prayer called the “Nuptial Blessing,” one of the most solemn prayers in our tradition. It is very much like the prayers by which baptismal water and chrism are consecrated, the ordination prayer over a priest, and the Eucharistic Prayers over bread and wine. Four hundred fifty years ago, weddings moved inside the church build- ing. All of this gives married couples good reason to cel- ebrate their anniversaries well, especially with the clink- ing of glasses filled with good wine.—James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
Vincent de Paul CM (24 April 1581 – 27 September 1660) was a French Catholic priest
who dedicated himself to serv- ing the poor. He is venerated as
a saint in the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion. He was canonized in 1737. He was renowned for his compas- sion, humility and generosity.
Founder of Congregation of the Mission and Daughters of Char- ity of Saint Vincent de Paul.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday: Ezr 1:1-6; Ps 126:1b-6; Lk 8:16-18 Tuesday: Ezr 6:7-8, 12b, 14-20; Ps 122:1-5; Lk 8:19-21 Wednesday: Ezr 9:5-9; Tb:13:2, 3-4abefghn, 7-8; Lk 9:1-6 Thursday: Hg 1:1-8; Ps 149:1b-6a, 9b; Lk 9:7-9 Friday: Hg 2:1-9; Ps 43:1-4; Lk 9:18-22 Saturday: Zec 2:5-9, 14-15a; Jer 31:10-12ab, 13; Lk 9:43b-45 Sunday: Am 6:1a, 4-7; Ps 146:7-10; 1 Tm 6:11-16; Lk 16:19-31
St. Pio of Pietrelcina
Padre Pio was born on May 25, 1887 in Pietrelcina, southern Italy. He was tu- tored privately until his en- try to the novitiate of the Capuchin Friars at the age of 15. Of feeble health but strong will, with the help of grace, he completed the required studies and was ordained a priest in 1910. On September 20, 1918 the five wounds of our Lord’s passion appeared on his
body, making him the first stigmatized priest in the history of the Catholic Church. Countless persons were attracted to his confessional and many more received his saintly counsel and spiritual guidance through correspondence. His whole life was marked by long hours of prayer and continual austerity. His letters to his spiritual directors re- veal the ineffable suffering, physical and spiritual, which accompanied him all through his life. They also reveal his deep union with God, his burning love for the Blessed Eu- charist and Our Blessed Lady.
Let nothing disturb you, Let nothing frighten you, All things are passing away: God never changes. Patience obtains all things. Whoever has God lacks nothing; Whoever has God lacks nothing; God alone suffices.” Santa Teresa de Jesús
Corresponsables de la Bondad de Dios Jesús nos dice que debemos ser personas de confianza con las pertenecías de los demás. Todo lo que somos y tenemos es de Dios. Nuestras vidas, la fe, los talentos, las relaciones, la riqueza material y financiera, todo son dones de Dios que se nos fueron confiados. Estamos llamados a administrarlos bien, a ser dignos de confianza con nues- tras muchas bendiciones, para poder llevar el amor y la presencia de Cristo al mundo. La forma como vivimos nuestras vidas, las decisiones que tomamos, la forma en como respondemos a las necesidades de los demás, todo esto es ser corresponsable, una forma de servir a Dios, y no al dinero. — Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co., Inc.
Quédate con Nosotros es el lema de este año catequético y nos llama - no sólo los catequistas sino a todos los
bautizados, a un encuentro con Jesús, a tener una rela- ción personal con él, permitiéndole tocar nuestros corazo- nes. Es una invitación a reflexionar en como reconocemos su presencia en nuestras vidas, y como y cuando lo invita- mos a quedarse con nosotros. Además, se trata de acom- pañar a quienes están compartiendo la jornada con noso- tros, para que podamos construir y fortalecer nuestra co- munidad de fe y vivir como verdaderos discípulos de Je- sús. -Paty Rascón Formación en la Fe de sus Hijos: La infancia es un mo- mento crítico en la vida de los niños, ya que es cuando se establecen los cimientos de la fe y la devoción a Dios para toda la vida. Las clases comienzan en un par de semanas. Así que los invitamos a que los inscriban esta semana. Los formularios de inscripción se encuentran en las entra- das de la iglesia y la oficina parroquial. Mas información en la oficina.
Fechas importantes: 29 de septiembre – Junta de orientación para padres
de familia. Salón Parroquial, 10:15am. Los niños no asisten.
6 octubre –Inician las clases de catecismo en los salo- nes de la escuela, a las 10:15am, después de la misa en ingles de las 9am. Para quienes asisten a la misa en español, se les dará una bendición especial en la misa de este día.
Gracias Por su Apoyo en el Festival de Arte y Vino de Santa Clara. A todos los voluntarios que nos ayudaron el viernes, sába- do y domingo, tanto en el parque y como en…