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Five 1st Saturdays

MASS & HOLY HOUR FOR REPARATION

FOR VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE IN THE CHURCH 

 

FIVE FIRST SATURDAYS’ DEVOTION

St. Therese Church will be the first of five churches to host this Mass of Reparation and Holy Hour/Rosary for the victims of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. It will be held here on Saturday, October 6, beginning with the 5:00 p.m. Mass, followed by the Holy Hour, which will conclude at 7:30 p.m. 

The other churches/chapel to host the remaining four Saturdays (from November to February) will be:

  • St. Andrews in Pasadena on November 3rd

  • Assumption in Pasadena on December 1st

  • Sacred Heart in Covina on January 5th

  • Santa Teresita Hospital Chapel in Duarte on February 2nd 

See the flyer below for more info!


Formed

FORMED: The Catholic Faith on Demand

   

St. Therese Church has purchased a subscription to the Catholic media website, FORMED.ORG, and is making it available to ALL our parishioners!  Discover all the best Catholic content in one place:  Entertaining movies, enlightening programs, inspiring talks, audio dramas, and a great selection of popular e-books--all just a link away!  To register, click on the image below.  Simply enter your name, your email address, a password, and your zip code--and get started enjoying all they have to offer!

 


Altar Servers / Sacristans

ALTAR TRAINING SESSIONS

      

For 1) Altar Servers and 2) Sacristans

1) ALTAR SERVERS: In an effort to promote more boys to the vocation of the priesthood, there will be an Altar Server Training session on Saturday, September 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the church (includes lunch at Noon).  This training, conducted by the Carmelite Friars, is for BOTH new and continuing Altar servers in 3rd Grade and up (who have made their First Communion). Parents are encouraged to stay and be part of the learning process!! Registration forms for new boys will be available at the training.  We hope to see many of your sons there!  

2. SACRISTANS:  All adults and high school students—BOTH NEW & CURRENT—who serve or would like to serve as a St. Therese Church Sacristan (one who prepares the altar for the celebration of Mass)—including for funerals and weddings—are required to attend the upcoming training session on Saturday, October 13, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon, conducted by Bro. Jason & Rhonda Storey, DRE.  To learn more about the duties of a sacristan and how to serve in this holy and important ministry, just show up at 9:00 a.m. that day (the entrance is next to the Adoration Chapel entrance).  

For more information or questions, please contact Rhonda Storey at rhondalstorey@gmail.com or (626) 284-0020 (225).  


AVILA 2

THE AVILA GROUP

For Adults in Their 20's & 30's (Single & Couples) 

The Avila Group Young Adults will kick off the 2018-2019 year by joining DISCIPLESHIP NIGHT on Friday, September 21st. They will gather in the Guadalupe Garden for their own Potluck, Social, and Bible Study, then adore Jesus during the Youth / Young Adult-focused Holy Hour, led by Cor Jesu. For any questions, contact Fr. Matthias at (626) 282-2744, Ext. 224, or brmatthias@sainttheresecarmeliteschool.com.

The schedule is as follows: 

  • 7:00 p.m.  ~  SOCIAL and POTLUCK in the Guadalupe Garden 

  • 7:30 p.m.  ~  Young Adult Bible Study—BYOB (please Bring Your Own Bible!).

  • 8:30 p.m.  ~  HOLY HOUR & Confessions led by Cor Jesu: Young Adults, together with our Youth, will encounter Jesus (traditional Exposition/Benediction service with chants, praise music, Scriptural reflection, and Compline prayers. 


 

ANNUAL YOUNG ADULT RETREAT:  SAVE THE DATES for the 3rd Annual AVILA GROUP YOUNG ADULT RETREAT on November 9 through 11 at El Carmelo Retreat House in Redlands, led by the Discalced Carmelite Friars. More information to come!   


Feast of St Therese

FEAST OF ST. THERESE 

Novena is from Saturday, September 22, through Sunday, September 30

NOVENA & MASSES  

Please join us in praying the below Novena to our Patroness after all the Masses on the above dates. Also, join us for the a special celebration of Mass on her Feast day, Monday, October 1st, at 7:30 p.m. (Note: All the Masses on that day will be in her honor: 6:00, 7:30 a.m. at the Carmel, and 8:00 a.m. 

 

NOVENA PRAYER TO ST. THÉRÈSE OF LISIEUX 

O Glorious St. Therese, whom God raised up to aid and counsel mankind, I implore your miraculous intercession.  So powerful are you in obtaining every need of body and soul that our Holy Mother Church proclaims you a prodigy of miracles, the Greatest Saint of Modern Times. I fervently pray to you to answer my petition (pause to silently mention) and to fulfill your promise of spending Heaven doing good upon earth.  Henceforth, dear Little Flower of Jesus, I will fulfill your plea "to be made known everywhere," and I will never cease to lead others to Jesus through you. Amen.


Humanae Vitae Study - ENDOW

WOMEN'S STUDY OF HUMANAE VITAE 

Women!  You are invited to join our eight-week Women’s Study of Humanae Vitae, from Tuesday, September 18, to Tuesday, November 6, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. each Tuesday. 

In 1968, Pope Paul VI wrote an encyclical on the theological and philosophical importance of the human family. Fifty years later, the document is still widely read, and is as true and powerful now as it was then. Join us in studying this historic and influential document, published by ENDOW. There is no prep or "homework"--everything is read and discussed at the weekly meetings.

WHAT: ENDOW Women's Study on Humanae Vitae

WHERE: Mt. Carmel Room in the Parish Offices

DATES: Tuesdays, September 18 to November 6

TIME: 9 to 11:00 a.m.

REGISTER: Email marydelgado329@yahoo.com

COST: $35 for the Workbook


Bible Study

 ADULT BIBLE STUDY

Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

All adults are encouraged to join our next Bible Study session.  We are studying "Matthew: The King and His Kingdom," on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Meeting Room (began September 5th).

This twenty-four week study will show you who Jesus is and what His life and teachings mean for you today. After completing reading assignments and questions to prompt deeper thought, small group discussions will heighten your understanding. Then at each session we will watch a presentation by theologian, Jeff Cavins. There is a program fee of $30 which includes a study guide.  

For more information, contact Debbie Robles at (626) 679-6370 or debrobles@me.com.

Guido the Cathusian wrote in the 12th century, "Seek in reading and you will find in meditating; knock in mental prayer and it will be opened to you by contemplation.


Choirs

JOIN THE 11:00 AM CHOIR!



The 11:00 Choir will begin rehearsals Wednesday, September 5, at 7:30 p.m. The choir rehearses weekly on Wednesday evenings from September through June, and sings at the 11:00 Mass on Sundays. For more information, contact the Director, Charlotte Lansberg, at cjlansberg@choochoorecords.com, or 626-807-8611.


School

ST. THERESE CARMELITE SCHOOL

Upcoming events:  

· September 28, Friday: Mass at 8:00 a.m. 

· October 1, Monday: PSO Meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the Hall 

· October 2, Tuesday: Mandatory Virtus Certification at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Meeting Room 

· October 4, Wednesday: Scheduled Confessions for Students 

· October 5, Friday: First Friday Mass at 8:00 a.m. & Celebration of Our Lady of the Rosary with a Rosary & Benediction at 12:30 p.m. 

· October 7, Sunday: Family Mass at 9:00 a.m. 

· October 10, Wednesday: Jog-A-Thon 

· October 12, Friday: Mass at 8:00 a.m. 

· October 16, Tuesday, 6:00-9:00 p.m., in the Parish Meeting Room: VIRTUS® Class for first-timers 

· October 19, Friday: Mass at 8:00 a.m. 

· October 30, 7:00—8:30 p.m., in the Parish Meeting Room: VIRTUS® Re-Certification (4-year renewal).

Please contact the office at (626) 289-3364 or

admin@sainttheresecarmeliteschool.com

to arrange a SHADOW DAY for your child.

See the school's website for more info!


Check out this video (click here X) of Saint Therese Carmelite School, entitled "Classical Never Goes Out of Style"! It was taken when Michael Voris visited our school on April 21, 2017, and features interviews of Fr. Philip Sullivan, Principal Alma Cornejo, and some of our students. 

Here is another video (click here X) of some of our youngest students singing during a Mass in November 2017 (courtesy of Mr. Hernandez, school parent).


We encourage you to visit the school office to learn more about our wonderful school, to take a tour, or to spend a day with our amazing teachers and students. Please feel free to contact us at (626) 289-3364 or by email: admin@sainttheresecarmeliteschool.com. 


Brigittine Rosary

BRIGITTINE CARMELITE ROSARY

Prayed After the 8:00 a.m. Mass

The Rosary is prayed Monday through Saturday after our 8:00 a.m. Mass. We have recently begun using the Brigittine Carmelite Rosary instead of the regular Dominican Rosary. This Rosary came to the Discalced Carmelite Order through the travels of St. Teresa of Avila. While she was visiting a Brigittine Monastery in Spain (the Brigittine Nuns were founded by St. Bridget of Sweden) and there she learned to say their six-decade Rosary. It was later adopted as the Rosary of the Discalced Carmelite Order, with an added medal of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Each Mystery in the Brigittine Rosary has an extra decade for an additional mystery. It has a total of twenty-four decades instead of the usual twenty.

The additional decades in each Mystery are inserted chronologically and are as follows: 

  • Joyful: The Immaculate Conception of Mary (prayed immediately before the Annunciation);

  • Luminous: The Obedience of Jesus to Mary and Joseph (prayed first, before the Baptism of the Lord); 

  • Sorrowful: The Pieta (when the Body of the Lord was placed in the arms of His Sorrowful Mother (prayed last—immediately after the Crucifixion); and

  • Glorious: The Patronage of Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel (prayed immediately after the Coronation). The other mysteries remain the same as in the Dominican Rosary. 

If you would like to obtain a Brigittine Rosary and a pamphlet showing the extra mysteries, you may pick one up at the Religious Goods counter in the back of the church for a free-will offering.


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VIRTUS

 VIRTUS TRAINING 

"Keeping the Promise Alive"

In compliance with the LA Archdiocese & the USCCB,  anyone working or volunteering with or around children at St. Therese Church and/or School MUST take the  "Protecting God's Children" certification course AND be fingerprinted. The VIRTUS classes are good for four years.  

Our FINGERPRINTING session is completed.  But you may go to a different location to schedule one.  To see the available locations, click here  X and scroll to near the bottom of the page until you see Fingerprinting Calendar.

INITIAL CLASS: “Protecting God’s Children” is the initial three-hour class for those who have never attended before. It will be held Tuesday, October 16, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., in the Parish Meeting Room.  

RECERTIFICATION CLASS: “Keeping the Promise Alive” is the recertification class, which must be taken every four years by all those who have already attended the initial class and who are still employees or volunteers who work with or around children in the LA. Archdiocese. It will be held on Tuesday, October 30, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., in the Parish Meeting Room. 

NO NEED TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES! Just show up on time!   


Baptism

BAPTISM MINISTRY

In order to take part in our Baptism Program,  PARENTS & GODPARENTS are required to attend a class from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m., in the Parish Library.  The fee is $100 per child OR $25 for the class only.  Your child will then be baptized on a Saturday (normally at 11:00 a.m. but subject to change). Check the calendar for dates.  

SELECTING THE GODPARENTS: Canon Law requires you to have at least one godparent (may have two) who: 1) is at least 16; 2) has been Confirmed; and 3) is a practicing Catholic. A form attesting to this needs to be signed by a priest from the parish of each prospective godparent.

UPCOMING CLASS / BAPTISM DATES: To see the dates of the next classes and baptisms, click here X for the 2018/2019 schedule. 

YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER!  To do so, either call the office at 284-0020, ext. 1, OR  click here (X) to download the REGISTRATION FORM.  After filling it out, return it to us with your check for $100 for the class and the Baptism.  We must receive it before the class date.  When you come to the class, please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate with you (or mail it with the registration form).  

LATIN RITE (EXTRAORDINARY FORM) BAPTISM:  If you attend the Latin Mass and would like your child to be baptized in the extraordinary form, click here (X) to download the Latin REGISTRATION FORM.

For more information, contact the DRE, Rhonda Storey, at (626) 284-0020, ext. 225.


Cor Jesu

COR JESU CARMELITE YOUTH MINISTRY

Cor Jesu Youth Ministry has its own link (see the links at the top of our web page).


First Friday

FIRST FRIDAY MASS 



 

The next First Friday Mass will be Friday, October 5, beginning with Mass at 7:30 p.m., followed by confessions and benediction.  You are also invited to continue praying in our Adoration Chapel (open 24 hours a day).   


STRE

For Elementary & High School Grades 

REGISTRATION FOR ALL RELIGIOUS ED PROGRAMS: Classes began on September 9, but you may still join us. Call Rhonda Storey at (626) 284-0020, ext. 1, for more information. The available programs are:

    • STRE (Kindergarten through 8th Grade, including Eucharist Preparation)  
    • CONFIRMATION (High School) 

DAYS/TIMES: Classes for both elementary and high school are held on Sunday mornings (one Sunday month for Confirmation and normally twice a month for elementary (check the calendar for dates!) from 9:00 to 10:45 a.m., including the 11:00 a.m. Mass. Class drop off time: Between 8:45 and 9:00 a.m.  An additional class for each Confirmation grade is held on the Tuesday following the Sunday class.  Please arrive on time for all our classes! 


 SEEKING VOLUNTEER TEACHERS AND CATECHISTS FOR THE 2018-2019 YEAR 

If you enjoying teaching and have the experience and ability to “connect” with children, teens or adults, we need you! You must be a well-formed Catholic with all your Sacraments, familiar with the Catechism, and have some experience in the classroom.  We are looking for teachers in the following areas: *Eucharist prep for both E1 and E2 adults; *Teen Confirmation classes—for both C1 & C2 Sunday classes; *Adult Confirmation classes for both C1 adults and C2 adults; *Substitutes for Elementary Religious Ed classes; *Aide in the E1 Eucharist prep; AND *Help with registration and paperwork. 


CONFIRMATION'S "PEER MENTOR" PROGRAM:  We are working to improve our current family confirmation program. In today's society, it is of the upmost importance that our parents remain the first and foremost teachers of their children. It is vital that parents work to connect on a deeper level with their teens, and for teens to feel free to share their thoughts and experiences with their parents.  

Our goal for the confirmation program is to have recently confirmed students return for a peer-mentoring program in order to give back to their younger peers. They would do this by sharing personal testimony about their experiences in having to defend their faith to those who are engaging in immoral or questionable anti-Christian behavior. For example, why do we as solid Catholics teach chastity? Why are we pro-life? How do we combat the contraceptive mentality? In today's society, these are the types of things our young people are facing every day of their lives at school, through social media, television and music, and at teen social events.  

Our program goes beyond simply teaching about the Sacrament of Confirmation; the new mentoring program will enable the former confirmation students to guide the current students to becoming more open to sharing their faith as well as giving them the tools and confidence to make solid faith decisions throughout their high school and college years.  

To be able to make this mentoring program a reality, we are seeking young people who live their lives as strong committed Catholics able to withstand the pressures of today's society. Along with the youth peer program, we envision the program to include a component that involves the parents of the youth mentors who will connect with the other Confirmation parents for the purpose of both learning from and offering support to one another. If you and your teen are interested in joining our program or would like more information, please contact Rhonda Storey at (626) 284-0025, ext. 1, or rhondalstorey@gmail.com. 

For more information about teaching in any of the Religious Education areas, please contact Rhonda Storey, DRE, at 284-0020, Ext. 1, or RhondaLStorey@gmail.com.

 

PARENTS!   Religious Education is an extremely important part of the faith life of every Catholic family! If your children are not attending Catholic School, then they NEED to be enrolled in a Religious Education program.  At St. Therese we offer classes from Pre-school through 8th grade, which then continue into a 2-year Confirmation program for high school students.  Our classes are based on solid catechesis:  the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the liturgical year, and Church Solemnities.


Church Abuses

ADDRESSING ABUSES AND COVER-UPS IN THE CHURCH

  

From CatholicAnswers.com 

Recent revelations about Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s scandalous behavior have brought the emotionally sensitive subject of the priest abuse scandal back into the limelight. This scandal, as those revealed over the last couple of decades, was not due only to the fact that children were abused, but that Catholic clergy who knew about the improprieties failed to report the cases to the police. Combining other obstacles that people have about the hypocrisy of believers, Christian teachings on sexual morality, and a suspicion of hierarchical religion, this one is indeed a mountain. And it is impossible to get around or over it. The only way is to drill a hole right through it. 

One strategy is to put the scope of the issue into perspective. The media coverage led many to think the numbers were far greater than they were. In 2004, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops commissioned John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York to conduct a study analyzing allegations of sexual abuse in Catholic dioceses in United States.  The study covered the time period from 1950 to 2002. The final report identified 6,700 unique accusations against 4,392 clergy, or four percent of the 109,694 clergy active during the period. Of those accused, only 252 were convicted, which is less than one-tenth of a percent of the total clergy. 

To be sure, even these numbers are too many. But they do show that the scope of the scandal, despite the coverage it received, was very small—surely too small to be a basis for rejecting the Church completely. It’s also important to point out that this kind of problem is not confined to the Catholic Church, but it is found among Protestant clergy as well. In his book, Pedophiles and Priests, Philip Jenkins, a Protestant and expert in the study of pedophilia, writes, “The most-quoted survey of sexual problems among Protestant clergy states that some ten percent are involved in sexual misconduct of some kind, and that ‘about two or three percent’ are pedophiles, a rate equal or higher than that suggested for Catholic priests.” 

Sexual abuse is not only found within the boundaries of Christianity, but is also a problem in virtually all settings where adults have care of minors. Consider, for example, the 2014 scandal concerning USA swimming coaches, ninety of whom were banned for sexual misconduct. In January of 2018, Larry Nassar, former doctor for the USA Women’s Gymnastics team and a sports medicine physician, was sentenced to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing over 150 women over the past two decades of his practice. 

The abuse of children is a horrible crime and needs to stop. There is no one that a child should feel safer with than a person who represents Jesus Christ. But to think this is solely or conspicuously a Catholic problem, which is the narrative the media created, is simply not true. For the same reason that we shouldn’t reject Christianity because some Christians are hypocrites, the presence of sinners in Catholicism doesn’t mean that the religion is false. 

Let’s say you found out that certain doctors at several different hospitals were guilty of malpractice. Would you refuse to go to any doctor ever again? The malpractice of a few doctors doesn’t undermine the basic value of medicine—because we know that doctors heal people and save lives. Likewise, just because a few priests were guilty of spiritual malpractice doesn’t take away from the spiritual goods that the Catholic Church has to offer: the healing and salvation of souls. All the members of the Church, including its ministers, are sinners who are “still on the way to holiness” (CCC 827), and “always in need of purification” (CCC 827). Even Jesus teaches this on several occasions. For example, in His parable about the good and evil sower (Matt. 13:24-30), He says that the weeds will grow alongside the wheat until the Master comes at harvest time. But He assures us that the wheat will then be separated from the weeds. 

To those who cause scandal in the Church, Jesus gives a severe warning: “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a millstone fastened round his neck and be drowned in the sea” (Matt. 18:6). It’s important to recognize that the Church is made up of human beings like any other institution, and human beings are sinners. At the same time, the Church is not merely a human institution. It has Jesus as its Founder. He has promised that “the powers of death shall not prevail against it” (Matt. 16:18) and that the Holy Spirit will animate and guide it into truth (John 16:13). 

These promises and others reveal that Christ has been and always will be with His Church, preserving it in the truth and life that is necessary for us to be saved. We don’t have to reject the Church just because one of the apostles was Judas. 

In response to the abuses, the Archdiocese of L.A. began the VIRTUS program to help keep children safe. For more info about the program and/or to attend a class and/or be fingerprinted, see the Article above or contact our DRE, Rhonda Storey, at 284-0020, ext. 1. 


Published in the Bulletin of August 19, 2018


Grief Support

We welcome anyone to attend who has suffered the loss of a loved one.  It does not matter how long ago you suffered this loss or what your relationship was to the person (spouse, child, parent, friend, etc.).  Please feel free to come and join this new group and meet new friends.  You may have something to share that will be of help to someone else.  

The Grief Support Group meets in the Parish Offices on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.  For additional information, please contact the office at (626) 282-2744.


Bull. Bds

NOTICE REGARDING THE CHURCH BULLETIN BOARDS

The bulletin boards in the vestibules of the church (front of the church and the two sides, as well as the bulletin boards in the sacristy AND at the bottom of the stairs leading to the sacristy, etc.) are FOR THE USE OF THE CHURCH STAFF ONLY.

Please do NOT put any flyers, photos, announcements, etc., on these boards. Again, it is only for the hired staff to put things there. You MAY put these types of things in the little pamphlet/flyer boxes located in the main vestibule—on the walls on either side of the main church doors. We thank you for your cooperation and your understanding. 


Respect Life

RESPECT LIFE MINISTRYLet’s Pray, Get Active, and Save Lives! 

FAST & PRAY:  Please us in fasting and praying every Wednesday for the needs of increasing Respect for Life in this world.

VOX VITAE:  For more information about Vox Vitae, including the upcoming Pro-Life Youth Camp and Pro-Life Adult Camp (both in July), go to the website at www.voxvitae.org.  

RACHEL’S VINEYARD RETREATSFor Healing After Abortion:  A Rachel’s Vineyard retreat is for men and women struggling with the emotional and spiritual pain of abortion.  The retreat is designed to help participants work through repressed grief and anger in a safe, nonjudgmental setting and come to acceptance, healing, and hope for the future.  Developed in the Roman Catholic Tradition, it utilizes spiritual exercises and rituals to help grieve the loss of unborn children and to accept God’s forgiveness.  All inquiries and registrations are confidential.  Cost is $215 per person. For dates, registration, and more information, call 866-2-RACHEL (866-272-2435) or go to www.rachelsvineyard.org.

T-SHIRTS:  Respect Life and Vox Vitae have a variety of ProLife T-Shirts available! Stop by the Parish Offices and check out the designs expressing support for Life!

GENERAL WISH LIST:  Respect LIfe Ministry is always in need of donations to keep our ministry going strong!  We need funding for the following:  1) Vox Vitae Camp; 2) Waterproof Posters: Winter is approaching and our posters will not be able to handle rain; 3) Prenatal Wall Posters:  Needed in both English and Spanish; 4) Vox Vitae tri-fold pamphlets; 5) Website and ProLife Radio Show:  We need funds to keep these up  and running; and 6) Transportation to other ProLife groups to assist them in promoting life at their events and activities.


Adoration Chapel

ADORATION CHAPEL

Presentation Chapel of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration

HISTORY:  In December of 2012, the Carmelite Friars moved out of the former rectory—freeing up a lot of space for other purposes.  After much discernment, Fr. Philip decided to move the Chapel to the former rectory and to restore the current Adoration Chapel back to a Baptistry, as originally designed by the architect. A beautiful new Chapel has now been created in the spaces that used to be the priests’ dining room and Fr. Jerome Lantry’s room; it has been named the “The Presentation Chapel,” and is dedicated to the Loving Memory of Fr. Jerome Lantry, OCD.”  (Note:  Eventually, the Baptistry will be refurbished and will be dedicated to the Loving Memory of Fr. William Fenton.)  

ELECTRONIC KEYS:  Over the years, we have had security issues at night. To prevent these problems, Adorers using the chapel between 5:00 pm and 6:00 a.m. need to register for their own electronic keys (for a small deposit of $20 each) All registered users need to refrain from lending their keys and from allowing unknown persons to follow them into the chapel.

LAST PERSON IN THE CHAPEL?:  A photochromic glass has been installed in front of the monstrance.  If at the time you are leaving the chapel there is no one else in it, please TURN OFF THE LIGHT (LOCATED TO THE LEFT OF THE EXIT DOOR AS YOU FACE IT) on your way out. This will cause the glass in front of the monstrance to turn dark so that Our Lord will not be exposed in an empty room.  Likewise, if you are the first to re-enter, TURN THE LIGHT BACK ON, and the glass will clear.

MAKE A COMMITMENT: If you haven’t already done so, please commit to coming to the Chapel at the same hour and day each week. The goal is to have at least two adorers signed up for each hour of each day (24 hours a day, seven days a week), so that if one is absent, at least one other person will still be present. To sign up for an hour, please call the Coordinators (contacts on the front of the bulletin).  May God bless you for your dedication and love for Him!

PRAY FOR VOCATIONS: Ever since our chapel opened in 1988, one of its primary purposes is to pray for vocations to the consecrated life, in particular to our own Archdiocese and Carmelite Community. We thank our Lord that the Carmelites have been blessed with so many vocations that a new house had to be built to make room for all our seminarians!

GUIDELINES:  Using the chapel requires following the Guidelines.  If you did not receive a copy, you may read them on our website.  Just go to MINISTRIES > PRAYER & DEVOTION MINISTRIES > PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION.   


EuchMin

 EXTRAORDINARY EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION TO THE HOMEBOUND



Would you like to minister as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion  to our sick and  homebound parishioners?  You would visit them either on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday every other month—only six times a year. Remember . .  . at some time in the future, YOU may need this help, too!  If interested, please call the coordinators, Fred or Margaret Padilla, at (626) 282-0943. Thank you in advance! 


Floral

FLORAL DEDICATIONS

If you would like to honor or memorialize a loved one AND help to beautify the altar at the same time, then take advantage of our Floral Dedication Program. You may choose the kind of flowers and the colors for not only memorial remembrances, but also for anniversaries, birthdays, engagements, weddings, baptisms, get-well wishes, etc. For each dedication, a notice will be posted in the bulletin (on the Mass intentions page) under “Floral Dedication” and will include your loved one’s name and the occasion. Bouquets are $45 and up (we charge only the actual cost of the flowers). In order to schedule a memorial or a dedication, please contact Giovanna Setiady at 281-9049.  


KofC

 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUSld-id



FIVE REASONS TO JOIN THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: If you are a Catholic male over the age of 18, here are five reasons that will encourage you to join this great fraternal organization of the Catholic Church—founded on the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism: 1) The Heartbeat of the Knights of the Columbus is Service; 2) the Knights Support the Catholic Church; 3) the Knights support the Catholic Church; 4) the Knights are strongly and devoutly Pro-Life; and 5) the Knights are Faithful to the Catholic Church. 

For more information, call the current Grand Knight, Paul Gutierrez, at (888) 869-3124. He will answer any questions you may have!


NFP

 NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING (NFP)


“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you."

KEEP CALM AND LEARN ABOUT CREIGHTON:   Did you know that Married Couples benefit from learning about Natural Family Planning?  And that NFP can be used to achieve or postpone pregnancy and to uncover and treat  women's health problems or infertility? It can also be used to diagnose and treat repetitive miscarriage, infertility, PMS, post-partum depression, painful cycles, and so much more!  

NFP hosts free Introductory Session of the Creighton Model Fertility Care System of Natural Family PlanningThis session is for married and engaged couples or single women who would like to learn more about their health and fertility. To register or for dates of future sessions, call Jack and Katrina Crow at (626) 292-1906 or email jkcrowsnest@hotmail.com; or for Spanish, Martha Lacayo at (626) 372-0808  or email malacay@aol.com. 


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