The Kingdom of God is Within You – Luke 17:21

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Bulletins & Notices

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December 4, 2016 – Second Sunday of Advent
November 27, 2016 – First Sunday of Advent
November 20, 2016 – Solemnity, Christ the King
November 13, 2016 – Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Intentions December 3 – 9

Saturday 4:30 pm   ✝ Rich Popovich
Sunday 9:00 am   The families of our parish
Sunday 11:15 am   ✝ Giuseppe Manuguerra, ✝ Susan Barnes, ✝ Steve Heinrichs
Wednesday 7:00 am   The sick of our parish
Thursday 7:00 am   The families of our parish
Thursday 6:00 pm   The families of our parish
Friday 7:00 am   ✝ Jill Taylor
Friday 6:00 pm   Las familias de la Parroquia

Events and Dates

Thursday, December 8 Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Masses at 7 am (English) and 6 pm (bilingual)

Thursday, December 14-16 Christmas Angel Project [*]

Wednesday, December 21, 9 am – noon Decorate the church for Christmas

Please see the bulletins [*] for important details.

Christmas Angels

Our parish Christmas Angel Project this year is in partnership with the Carmel Valley Angel Program. The joint program will be setting up in our hall on Tuesday, December 13, and taking place December 14-16. A barrel for toys has been placed at the entrance of the Church. Please contact Susan McDonald at 831-601-7590 if you would like to become more involved in this wonderful Christmas tradition to help families in need. Families wishing an appointment for the Angel Project should also call Susan at this number.

Christmas Poinsettias

Please remember to bring a poinsettia (we are especially looking for the pink and white varieties) with the name/names of loved ones attached for our Christmas Memorial Mass intentions. We will be accepting flowers in the office or sacristy after December 19th. A list of Mass dates and times will be published next month. What a beautiful way to remember a loved one during this holy season!

Preparing the Church for Christmas

We are in need of some dedicated volunteers to help decorate our church (inside and outside) for the Christmas season. We will be meeting on Wednesday, December 21st at 9 am. We hope to be finished by noon. Please consider participating in this important way to joyfully prepare for the coming of the Christ Child. Call Gail with any questions. Thank you!

Horario De Misas Especiales

La Solemnidad de la Inmaculada Concepción de la Santísima Virgen María
El Jueves, 8 de Dic., 6:00 pm—Misa Bilingüe
Fiesta de San Juan Diego
El Viernes, 9 de Dic. 6:00 pm—Misa en Español
La Solemnidad de Nuestra Santísima Madre, la Virgen de Guadalupe
El Lunes, 12 de Dic.
5:30 am—Las Mañanitas
6:00 pm—Misa en Español
Las Posadas
El Jueves, 15 de Dic.
6:00 pm—Inicio de las Posadas-Iglesia El Viernes, 23 de Dic.
6:00 pm—La Ultima Posada con Misa- Cachagua
Misas Navideñas
El Sábado, 24 de Dic. – 4:30 pm
El Domingo, 25 de Dic. – 9:00 am y 11:15 am
Misa Dominical del Año Nuevo
1 de Enero del 2017 – 5:00 pm
Iniciamos el Año Nuevo con Misas en Español cada domingo a las 5:00 pm

Teen Corner

In today’s Gospel, it is fruit, not roots that matter. John the Baptist warns the authorities of his time that it doesn’t matter if they have holy or famous people in their family tree. What truly mattes is that their repentance is sincere. If we truly repent, if we have truly turned our hearts to God, then our lives will be different. We will produce the fruit of good works! As we move toward Christmas, we might ask ourselves, “Have I turned my heart to the Lord? Where do I see the fruits of my relationship with God?

Communion for the Sick and Homebound

We are blessed to have Ministers of the Eucharist of our parish available to take Communion to our sick or homebound parishioners who are unable to attend Sunday Mass. Please contact the Parish Office if you have a family member or neighbor who would like to be visited with the Eucharist.

La Virgen, A Women’s Spirituality Retreat

Explore the mystery of Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Nuestra Virgen de Tepeyac. The weekend experience, December 9-11, will include attending a presentation of the play “La Virgin de Tepeyac” at Old Mission San Juan Bautista. The retreat will be held at St. Francis Retreat House, San Juan Bautista. Presenters are Rosa Apodaca and Teatro Campesino. For more information please call 623-4324, www.stfrancisretreat.com.