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7270 SW 120th Street · Pinecrest, FL 33156 · Church/School: 305-238-7562 · FAX: 305-238-6844

St. Louis Catholic Church and Covenant School

November 28, 2010

Web site: www.stlcatholic.org · [email protected] · covenant [email protected] Advent ABBA Parish Mission December 13- 15 at 7:30 PM

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"Let Us Walk In The Light Of The Lord"

Fr. John O'Grady, is a retired priest of the Diocese of Albany, N.Y. He has done Parish missions in New York, Georgia and Florida. He was a professor of Biblical Theology at Barry University, in Miami Shores, FL, for over 20 years and at St. Bernard Seminary, Rochester, NY. Fr. John is a powerful preacher. He has written over 20 books, including, Preaching The Gospel of John, Through These Forty Days We Pray, Disciples and Leaders, and not the last on the list, Models of Jesus. He is remarkable priest and truly a magnificent example of fantastic preaching and teaching. Mickey Itchon and the 1-Body Music Ministry provide centering music for retreats, prayer circles, healing masses, convocations and Eucharistic celebrations throughout the Archdioceses of Miami. Over the last two years Mickey has brought people from different parishes to share their talent, enthusiasm, personal testimonies and prayer-through-music through the Emmaus movement, Youth out-reach programs and live concerts. This year provides another opportunity for the 1-Body team to use God's music to reach more people through the ABBA Missions.

Parish Mission Program

Monday, Dec. 13th, 7:30 PM Fr. O'Grady preaching on Christmas, the coming of our Salvation;accompanied by our wonderful Abba Music Minister, Mickey Itchon, and his music team. Their music and song is inspirational and magnificent. Tuesday, Dec. 14, 7:30 PM Fr. John preaching on people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions) will be heard in both English and Spanish, your preference. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 7:30 PM Fr. O'Grady will celebrate a Healing Mass, including the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, after his homily. This Will Be A Blessed Mission For All Of Us. Please Invite Someone You Know, Or Perhaps Out Of Touch With The Lord, Or Perhaps Ill And Needs To Be Anointed By The Holy Spirit.

PASTORAL STAFF Priests Rev. Paul Vuturo Rev. Michael Kish Rev. Armando Tolosa Rev. Pedro Cartaya (Sundays) Deacons Deacon Vincent Mcinerney Deacon John Peremenis Deacon John Green Deacon Thomas Hanlon Deacon Alex Lam Deacon Bob Yglesias Deacon Jeff Reyes Seminary Intern Daniel Martin School Principal Mrs. Christine Mathisen Religious Education Mrs. María Teresa Lopez Youth Minister Mr. Mark Witkowski Music Director Mr. Gregory Taylor Book & Gift Center

HOLY EUCHARIST (MASS) Sunday: (English) 5:30 PM (Sat. Vigil) 7:00, 9:30, 11:00 AM 12:30, 5:30 PM (Spanish) 8:15 AM, 7:15 PM (Chinese) 3:00 PM, 2nd Sunday of the Month 6:60 and 8:30 AM Wednesdays only 7:30 PM (Español) 8:30 AM

PASTORAL HISPANA Misa en Español Los Domingos - 8:15 AM, 7:15 PM Los Miercoles - 7:30 PM Confesiones - Los Sábados 11:00 -11:30 AM; 4:30-5:00 PM Bautismos - En Español 1er y 3er sábado de mes. Favor de llamar a la oficina con DOS meses de anticipación. Matrimonio - Favor de llamar a la Oficina con SEIS meses de anticipación. Registración ­ En Español, el 2do domingo, después de las Misas. Hora Santa -Tercer jueves de cada mes en la Capilla a las 7:30pm.

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BAPTISMS (Infants - 5 yrs. old) Every Sunday (English). Please call the Office TWO months in advance.

REGISTRATION The 2nd Sunday at 10:30 am and the 4th Tuesday of every month, at 7:30 pm.

Pray for the Sick

Conchita Acosta Liza Acosta Heather Alessi Victor Benitez Rose Maria Bestard Parker Briannon Daniella Burastero Jerry Burne Mima Camejo Angelita Castillo Key Chen James & Rosemary Clark Miriam Columbro Michael Connor Helen DeLano Esther DeVarona Luis DeVarona Olga Del Valle Alba Diaz Eileen Duquette Patricia Englehardt Felipe Fernandez Anne Fischer Deidre Dorsey Frontera Judy Galarza Ed Glynn Hector Gonzalez Doris Green Daisy Guerrero Dorothy Haiduven Judy Hanlon Cornelio Henry Hueck Gabriela Imbimbo Blanca Kurlowicz Helen Labime Esperanza Lara

Carolyn Lawson Rev. Francisco Lemus, SJ Armando Llanes Genaro Llave Evelyn Lopez Toni Mamert Manolito Lopez Sr. Isabel Mazarredo, OP Jane McKeon Johnny McNally Enrique Mion Michael Mulsford Jenny Orellana Michael Pavloff Karen Pegues David Pritchard Betty Quinn Nydia Ramirez Pablo "Bebo" Ramos Bill Reilly

Carla Rueda Ida Sanone Ana Patricia Santa Cruz Eric Schue Beverly Scott John Shubeck Michael Shubick Alma Solano Michael Speranza Michael Storace Jane Thompson Bobbie Torres Michael Tubolino Sr. Ileana Valdes, OP Aurora Van de Water Tony Viera Marlene Wolff

November 14 Our parish community welcomed... BIANCA MARIE GILSON Daughter of Michel & Carolina Gilson We congratulate this new member and her family. We, as a parish, pledge our support and prayers as she grows with us in living out the Christian message.

We are in the process of updating the prayer list for ill members of the parish. Names will remain on the list for 2 months unless you notify us to remove a name sooner. If a name is removed in error please notify the office to have it reinstated. To provide the Eucharist at home for ill parish members or family, call Pedro Valentin at 305- 251-7335 or main office at 305-238-7562. Si estas enfermo o impedido de asistir a la Misa y deseas recibir la Comunion en tu casa, puedes comunicarte con Adriana Morales, 305-969-0960.

Ministry to the Sick

Remember the Departed

Victims of war and terrorism

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MATRIMONY Please contact the Rectory at least six months prior to the proposed date.

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RECONCILIATION (Confessions) Saturday: 3:30 - 4:30 PM 7:30 - 8:30 PM Anytime by appointment

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MISION ABBA DE ADVIENTO ST. LOUIS CATHOLIC CHURCH

"Renovación Espiritual para Parroquias Católicas"

lunes, 29 de noviembre * martes 30 de noviembre * miércoles 1 de diciembre

El Padre Ricardo Mullen natural de Filadelfia y graduado de la Universidad de Villanova. En 1974 entró en la Orden de los Agustinos, en 1976 profesó sus votos y fue ordenado sacerdote en 1981. Por más de veinte años el Padre Ricardo trabajó en las Misiones Agustinas en el norte de Perú. Se desempeñó como párroco en dos territorios misioneros y en los últimos nueve años sirvió como miembro del equipo de formación y como director espiritual en el Programa de Formación de los Agustinos, ayudando a formar jóvenes para la vida religiosa y sacerdotal. El es Pastor Asociado en la Iglesia de Little Flower en Hollywood. Alberto Coppo es músico de gran talento que ha dedicado más de 20 años al ministerio musical de la Iglesia. En el presente, Alberto esta mayormente envuelto en la Parroquia de Santa Catalina de Siena en Miami, en la cual sirve como Director de Música y además tiene a su cargo un grupo de alabanza conducido en ingles. Aparte de sus habilidades como instrumentalista y vocalista, Alberto ha ganado gran reputación como un arreglista y productor creativo dentro del ámbito de la música católica. Hoy en día, su labor goza de gran prestigio y exposición internacional. Nació en Lima, Perú, Alberto reside en Miami desde 1981. Su amor por la música lo trajo de vuelta a la Iglesia. Desde entonces ha estado envuelto activamente en diferentes áreas del ministerio musical, apoyando otros ministerios y programas de ayuda a la comunidad.

Nuestra Misión de Adviento

Lun. 29 de nov., 7:30 PM Mar. 30 de nov., 7:30 PM Miér. 1 de dic., 7:30 PM

El Padre hablará sobre la Navidad, la venida de nuestro Salvador, acompañado con la música de nuestro incomparable Albert Coppo. El Padre hablará sobre las personas que caminado en la oscuridad han visto la gran luz. Habrá Confesiones (Reconciliación) después de la prédica. Misa de Sanación y el Sacramento de la Unción de los Enfermos durante la Misa.

"Ven Y Mira, Dios Te Esta Llamando Para Un Mensaje Especial"

Reconciliation: Coming Home for Christmas

Homecomings makes holidays special for the family, especially in the family of the Church. Some people may have felt distant from the Church family. Some may have been a long time away from the sacraments. Some may have lived years without Communion and Confession. The season of Advent calls everyone home to the Father. · Note the Special Times for Confession and Reconciliation Nov. 30, Tuesday Dec. 14, Tuesday Saturdays Spanish Penance Service, Confessions start at 7:30 PM English Penance Service, Confessions: 7:30 PM Confessions: 3:30 - 4:30 PM, 7:30 - 8:30 PM

· A Special Appointment may be helpful for particular questions and personal needs, such as family problems, divorce, annulments, remarriage, blessing a marriage in the church, or any other issue. Please call any of our priests at the rectory (305-238-7562) to make a personal appointment. "Let no one... wish to exclude himself from the Father's embrace." Pope John Paul II

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Parish Events Eventos Parroquiales

BIBLE SCRIPTURE OPPORTUNITES MONDAY ­ 7:00 AM ­ Men's Bible ­ HR "B". MONDAY ­ 7:30 PM ­ Journey of Faith ­ HR"C". MONDAY ­ 7:30 PM ­ Catholic Scripture ­ AFB. WEDNESDAY ­ 7:00 AM ­ Cursillo Fourth Day ­ HR"D". WEDNESDAY ­ 7:30 PM ­ CBF ­ AFB. THURSDAY­7:00AM­Women'sPrayerMuffin­FCW. THURSDAY ­ 9:30 AM ­ CBF ­ AFB. FRIDAY­7:00AM­Men'sPrayerMuffin­FCW. CENTERING PRAYER Would you like to know more about contemplative prayer? Join the group that is meeting every FridayinR.C.I.A.officeat7:30PM. For further information please call Joan Mullery, 305-252-3200. GOLDEN AGERS Are you 55 or older? Do you want a little extra activity in your life? Join the Golden Agers in the Family Center every other Thursday at 10:30 am.; snacks, songs, bingo, good fellowship. Questions? Call Marge at 305-385-0571. Para Español puede comunicarse con Olga, 305-273-7340. Livin'OutLoud (LOL) is a college age Young Adult Ministry that provides spiritual support and direction for young adults in a Catholic environment; through weekly meetings, discussions, service activities, retreats and social events. LOL meets Thursdays at 8:00 pm. For more details, please contacttheOfficeofYouthandYoungAdultsMinistries,305238-7562 ext. 303. NEW LIFE CONFIRMATION is a high school ministry for studentswhowishtoreceivetheSacramentofConfirmation. This ministry meets weekly on Sundays at 4pm for catechesis; after the meeting all candidates attend Mass at 5:30 pm in the Main Sanctuary. For more details, please contacttheOfficeofYouthandYoungAdultMinistries,305238-7562 ext. 303. NEW LIFE SERVANT LEADERSHIP is a high school peer ministry program that fosters the faith growth of young Catholics committed to Gospel values. Students in this ministry are involved in evangelizing other youth through retreats and other activities. Servant leaders meet on Wed. at7:30pm.Formoredetails,pleasecontactOfficeofYouth and Young Adult Ministries, 305-238-7562 ext 303. NEW LIFE YOUTH NIGHT a youth Ministry program taking place Sundays, after the 5:30 pm Mass (7:15 ­ 9pm). We welcome all High School students 9th to 12 grade. Come enjoy a simple dinner, good music and relaxing with friends while exploring our faith and getting to know the one who created us. For more details contact Mark Witkowski, 305238-7562 ext.303 or Email: [email protected] R.O.C.K. is a youth ministry program for all 7th and 8th graders. We meet every Tuesday from 7:30 to 9:00 PM. Events include Masses, social activities, retreats, service projects, trips, etc. For further details, please contact Mark Witkowski at the Youth Office, 305-238-7562 ext. 303. SEPARATED & DIVORCED MINISTRY will hold their meetings every Tuesday night at 7:30 PM in Hospitality Room "B". Please join us, be ministered to and meet friends, new and old. For more information, please contact Brian Rotolante, 305-665-1711. THE POWER OF A PRAYING PARENT Parents will be meeting the First Saturday of every month, after the 8:30 AM Mass, from 9:00 to 10:00 am in Rooms #102-103 in AFB, to pray for our children. Please join us at the 8:30 AM Mass. For further information, please contact Donna Albert, 305595-3713 or Carolyn Kaldahl, 305-251-1286.

Community Events Eventos de la Comunidad

KRISTI HOUSE provides a healing environment for all

child victims of sexual abuse and their non-offending family members, regardless of income, through prevention, treatment and coordination of services with community partners. Help brighten this holiday season for traumatized, sexually abused children. Kristi House will be holding a Holiday party for the children and their families we serve on Dec. 11th. Last year we provided gifts for 500 clients and their siblings. For some families, your gift may be the only present they will be able to give to their children, so your generosity will have a huge impact in providing JOY this Holiday season. Request Donations: Gift Certificates from Target or Wal-Mart are best as they allow the children & families to select that special gift. But if you prefer to donate a new, unwrapped gift instead, we have the greatest need for girls or boys 9 thru 16 years old. Drop off locations: Kristi House Main Office, 1265 NW 12th Ave., Miami, FL. 33136; North Office, 18441 NW 2nd Ave., #500, Miami, FL 33169; South Office, 15321 S. Dixie Hwy. #210, Miami, FL 33157. DO NOT DROP ANY GIFT HERE AT ST. LOUIS.

MORNINGSTAR RENEWAL CENTER invites you to the following events: Dec. 6th The Gift of Advent Awaits You! (7:30 ­ 9:00 pm) This will be an evening retreat to prayerfully enter Advent and open your heart to what awaits you in the beautiful season of anticipation. Facilitadoras: Guillermina Damas & Carmen Martin-Chamorro. Dec. 8th La Espiritualidad de María" Celebrando su Inmaculada Concepción. Ven y enriquécete e este día especial destinado a rezar y reflexionar; déjate tocar por la vida de María, su fe, su vida y su increíble espiritualidad. El día (9:30 am ­ 1:30 pm) incluirá charlas, tiempo para oración personal y celebración de la Sagrada Eucaristía. Facilitador: Pd. Armando Tolosa. Dec. 9th Married Couples Advent Evening. (7:00 ­ 9:30 pm) Take time to nourish your marriage as you head into the Season of Giving. A great "date-night" that begins with a Happy ½ Hour, followed by dinner and an inspirational message. Facilitators: Michael & Sue DeFerrari. Dec. 16th "Mary the Model of Advent" ­ Advent Silent Retreat. (9:30 am ­ 1:30 pm) This mini-retreat will allow ample time for silent prayer and reflection as the "leading lady" of Advent, Mary, inspires you. Facilitator: Fr. Bill Mason, OMI. Dec. 16th "Stations of the Crib" and Advent Evening of Reflection (7:30 ­ 9:00 pm) With Christmas right around the corner, this is an evening to slow down and listen to the voices coming from the manger scene. Truly a preparation for Christmas remembering the Reason for the Season! Facilitator: Michael & Sue DeFerrari. Registration is required to reserve your place for all MorningStar programs. Please call Tatiana 305-238-4367 of click Sign Me Up! to send an email.

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St Louis Council 14730

www.kofc14730.org GK: Kevin Kelleher 305-253-4926 [email protected] DGK: Jim Loretta 305-968-8010 [email protected]

Humanities Ministry's Christmas Project Family to Family

The Humanities Ministry is seeking your generosity to reach out to those in need throughout Dade County by providing food and toys for Christmas. Once again you will be able to sponsor families from; migrants from St. Ann's Mission, Miami Behavioral Health Centers, families with children with AIDS, Corpus Christi, Our Lady of our Redeemer and more. Please visit us in the rotunda to choose your Hands and volunteer to help. We will be there after all the masses on the week-end of Nov 27 & 28. Thank you and may God Bless you for sharing your time, talent and treasure again. For any questions call Julie Kaufman at 305-2519990 or visit our website at www.stlouisministries.org/ humanities. Youth volunteers must sign up on the web by 12/01/2010 to be able to participate.

General Meeting When: Monday, December 6, 2010 Location: St Louis Family Center Setup/Check in: 7:00 - 7:30 PM Dodge City Annual Christmas Party When: Sunday, December 19, 2010 Location: 16330 SW 147th Ave Time: NOON ­ 4:00 PM "MERRY CHRISTMAS" Dec 25, 2010 "Why Not Me?" A True Miracle Story When: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 Location: St Louis Time: 7:30 PM

to the 2010 Worldwide Candle Lighting to be held on Sunday, Dec. 12th at 6:00 pm at the Miami-Dade County Fair and Expo Center, Blue Ribbon Room (Tower Building), 10901 Coral Way (SW 24 th Street). Join us as we remember our loved ones with music and special readings. Light a Candle in memory of your child, grandchild, or sibling, who died too soon. We do this, so that their light may always shine. A Reception will follow. Guest will have the opportunity to talk with other families that are dealing with the death of a child of any age. For further information, please call 305460-5762.

THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS The Miami Chapter invites you

Es el grupo de Jóvenes Adultos de habla hispana. Ven y conoce personas de tu edad (18-35) que están en busca de Jesús, comparte tu fe con felicidad y alegría. Nos reunimos los viernes de 7:30 PM en el Hospitality Room "B". Si necesitas información adicional puedes comunicarte con Sebastián y Natalia Simich, 305-725-7673 (H) 305-7858974 (C); Roger Garcia, 305-223-1970 (H)305-491-5030 (C).

Jóvenes Adultos

Annual Christmas Bazaar

Enjoy and evening browsing and shopping just in time for Christmas. We will be hosting a variety of vendors selling purses, jewelry, clothing, perfume and much more. All proceeds benefit the school's technology department.

St. Louis Covenant School

Handbell Choir News:

Last weekend five (5) prospective new ringers answered our plea, but we still need more. The Holidays fast approaching, will we be ready? Think about it, pray on it and give it some serious thought. Trust us; you will enhance your spiritual life and that of those who listen. Need more details? Give Betty Blank a ring at 305667-3452. If I'm not there leave a message; I promise to call you back.

Wednesday, December 1st 7:00 ­ 10:00 PM St. Louis Family Center

Open to the public; bring your friends and family. Admission: $3.

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At this time of the year, we honor all the Saints. Come and check-out a book, DVD or Audio Book or CD about these people who inspire us with their holy lives.

Lecturas del Día

PRIMERA LECTURA (Isaías 2: 1-5) El profeta Isaías, a través de la siguiente visión, anuncia la intervención salvadora del Señor al final de los tiempos. La realidad humana quedará transformada, reconciliada por su presencia, generando la paz mesiánica universal. Las palabras de Isaías se cumplen, se realizan en Jesucristo. Él es el Mesías esperando y anunciado, es él "el príncipe de la paz". SEGUNDA ELCTURA (Romanos 13: 11-14) San Pablo exhorta a los cristianos a vivir arraigados en el amor de Dios. El motivo de esta recomendación es que la salvación está más cerca ahora. Nuestras actitudes vitales, nuestro comportamiento debe expresar nuestra fe en Jesucristo. De esta manera la espera del Señor será activa y vigilante. EVANGELIO (Mateo 24: 37-44) Mateo nos habla con un lenguaje escatológico sobre la venida última de Cristo. Este acontecimiento es seguro, aunque desconocemos cuando tendrá lugar. El Señor no invita a la vigilancia, a estar preparados ante su venida.

Saturday, December 11th 9am to 3pm in the courtyard

Come join us as we decorate our parish grounds for Christmas 2010 Mark your calendars We need kids of all ages (adults to hang as well a supervise) Sign up after all masses November 27/28 or December 4/5 Bring your favorite MAIN LUNCH DISH to share Drinks will be provided All parishioners are invited to donate one box of indoor/outdoor lights, and bring them during signup weekends .......other needs timers, extension cords indoor/outdoor men with ladders........

MASS 5:30 pm 7:00 am 8:15 am 9:30 am 11:00 am 12:30 pm 5:30 pm 7:15 pm

ALTAR SERVERS Green/Chavez Barrows Bailey/Doll Lagos/Rodriguez Herrera/Hernando Garcia/Marchus --

Next Week's Schedule

LECTORS Greens Mathisen/Sanchez -Diaz/McDonald Mangialetto/Shannon Pearson/Magluta Martinez/Loffredo --

VOCATION CUP* Stephen Porter (786-837-4117) Ann Schoen (305-446-8124) Zoraida Torres (305-270-7036) Bob Desbiens (305-251-8988) Lauren Chue-Sang (305-233-9494) Milagro Marrou (305-234-2729) Miriam Columbro (786-430-0302) Jessica Hurtado (305-992-0625)

NURSERY The Nursery is OPEN every Sunday for the 9:30 & 11:00 am Masses.

*These are the persons in charge of the scheduling of the Vocation Cup for the respective Mass. Please call them.

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Bookstore Hours:

Book & Gift Center Tienda de Libros y Regalos

Monday: 9:00 ­ 11:00 am & 6:30 ­ 8:30 pm Tuesday: 9:00 ­ 11:00 am Wednesday: 9:00 ­ 11:00 am & 5:00 ­8:30 pm Thursday: 9:00 ­ 11:00 am Friday: 9:00 ­ 11:00 am Saturday: open after 5:30 pm Mass Sunday: 10:30 am-2:00 pm

Grupo de Oración "Fe y Esperanza"

Hermanos, ¿quieren enriquecer su vida espiritual? Te invitamos a asistir al grupo de Oración para cantar, alabar, adorar a Dios y meditar su palabra todos los miércoles después de la Misa de 7:30 pm en la Capilla. Te esperamos.

ADVENT IS HERE! Come and get your Advent wreaths, candles, prayer books, etc.

Mass Intentions, Saints & Readings for the Week Intenciones de la Misa, Santos y Lecturas para la Semana

Monday/lunes Nov. 29th Tuesday/martes Nov. 30th 6:30 am 8:30 am Is 4: 2-6; Mt 8: 5-11 John & Frances Auriemma/Evans Family Irma Muñiz/Anne Fischer St. Andrew, apostle Rom 10: 9-18; Mt 4: 18-22 Margarita Useglio/Lourdes O'Connell Roy & Elsa Zuñiga/Ligia Ortega Is 25: 6-10; Mt 15: Mt 15: 29-37 Amparo Vinelli/Lourdes O'Connell Helen Liesko/Loving Daughter Julia Rosa Quintero/Daza-Sesana Family Is 26: 1-6; Mt 7: 21, 24-27 Simon & Benjamin Rivas/Loving Family Ricky Perez-Happy Birthday St. Francis Xavier, priest Is 29: 17-24; Mt 9: 27-31 Adolfo Arana/Loving Parents Special Intention/Aurora Rodriguez St. John of Damascus, priest-doctor Is 30: 19-21, 23-26; Mt 9: 35 10: 1, 5, 6-8 In Thanksgiving/Maria Antoine Douglas White/Jay & Isa Lappin Second Sunday of Advent Is 11: 1-10; Rom 15: 4-9; Mt 3: 1-12 Mass for Life/Respect Life Ministry In Thanksgiving/Rueda Family Helen Quinn/Hacker Family St. Louis Parish Family/Parish Priests Julio Riquelme/Leal Family Heidi del Regato/Jorge & Aleida Alvarez Glorinda Almeida/Loving Nice

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Wednesday/miércoles Dec. 1st 6:30 am 8:30 am 7:30 pm Thursday/jueves Dec. 2nd Friday/viernes Dec. 3rd 6:30 am 8:30 am

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Saturday/sábado Dec. 4th

8:30 am 5:30 pm

Sunday/domingo Dec. 5th

7:00 am 8:15 am 9:30 am 11:00 am 12:30 pm 5:30 pm 7:15 pm

Midnight Musings Pensamientos de Media Noche

We have a calendar year that may be different from a fiscal year that is different from the school year­ all different ways in which time is measured and arranged. Today we begin yet another unique period of time­our liturgical year. The First Sunday of Advent begins our new year of grace in which we will recall the events of our salvation and new life in Jesus Christ. Advent­ a word that means "coming"­ celebrates the coming of God into our world and calls us to be open to God's presence. Advent weaves together different dimensions of God's coming. As we remember God's coming in the past when Christ was born, we look forward to the his final coming in glory in the future, while we live with the awareness that he constantly comes to us in the present. Past, present and future dimensions all shape the Advent season: the Lord's coming in history, mystery and majesty. We will have many different opportunities to open our minds and hearts to the Lord's coming. Our Sunday liturgies, in particular, expose us to many different characters from salvation history, as they lead us closer to Jesus, including Jeremiah, John the Baptist, Mary and Elizabeth. Their words and experiences help us understand how the Lord continues to work in our lives. We also begin today our Offertory Procession. This more formal presentation of the gifts of bread and wine together with the collection demonstrates the offering of our whole lives to God. We give ourselves to God in response to his coming in Christ. God's Spirit transforms not only the bread and wine at Mass but also our lives. Tenemos un año liturgico que difiere del año fiscal y del año escolar - todos de forma diferente miden el tiempo. Hoy comenzamos el período especial - de nuestro año liturgico. El primer domingo de Adviento comienza un nuevo año de gracia en el cual recordamos los eventos de nuestra salvación y la nueva vida en Jesucristo. Adviento - palabra que significa "venida" celebra la venida de Dios a nuestro mundo y nos llama a abrirnos a su presencia. Adviento presenta diferentes dimensiones de la venida de Dios. Recordamos la venida de Dios cuando nació Jesús, en el futuro esperamos con ansias su gloriosa venida, mientras vivimos con el conocimiento de que está constantemente presente con nosotros. Pasado, presente y futuro son dimensiones que dan forma a la temporada de Adviento: el Señor viniendo a la historia, misterio y majestad. Tendremos muchas oportunidades de abrir nuestra mente y nuestro corazón a la venida del Señor. En particular, las Liturgias del domingo nos exponen a diferentes faces desde la historia de la salvación, que nos acercan más a Jesús, incluyendo a Jeremías, Juan el Bautista, María e Isabel. Sus palabras y experiencias nos ayuda a comprender cómo el Señor continúa laborando en nuestras vidas. También hoy comenzamos la procesión del Ofertorio. Esta es una forma mas formal de presentar las Ofrenda del pan y el vino, junto a la colecta de dinero como señal de ofrecimiento de nuestra vida a Dios. Nos entregamos a Dios en respuesta a su próxima venida. El Espiritu de Dios transforma no sólo el pan y el vino en la Misa, sino también nuestras vidas.

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