All women in the Parish are invited to join ENDOW, a new Women's Study Group, at which we will be studying Humanae Vitae! In 1968, Blessed Pope Paul VI wrote this encyclical on the theological and philosophical importance of the human family. Almost fifty years later, the document is still widely read, and is as true and powerful now as it was then.
Join us for an 8-week study on this historic and influential document, published by ENDOW. There is no prep or "homework"—everything is read and discussed at the weekly meetings. Details are below:
WHAT: ENDOW - Women's Study on Humanae Vitae
WHERE: The Guadalupe Courtyard in the Parish Office Building (510 N. El Molino Street)
WHEN: Thursdays, June 7 through July 26, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. each evening
COST: $35 for the Workbook
TO REGISTER OR FOR MORE INFO: Contact Mary Delgado at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONSECRATION TO JESUS WITH MARY IN THE DISCALCED CARMELITE TRADITION
INTERESTED IN BEING CONSECRATED? If you would like to prepare to be consecrated to Jesus with Mary in the Carmelite Way, join us for the upcoming preparation seminars at 6:30 p.m., as follows: Tonight, Saturday, June 16, in the Hall; Sunday, June 24, in the Hall; Sunday, July 8, in the Parish Center Art Room; and Saturday, July 14, in the Hall. After attending the seminars, there will be a Consecration to Jesus with Mary on Sunday, July 15, at the 5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
MONTHLY GROUP FOR THOSE PREVIOUSLY CONSECRATED:Join us for our monthly meetings at 6:30 p.m., in the Parish Hall on the following Sundays: July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, and December 2.
If you have any questions, please contact Angela Avila at (702) 373-1822.
FIRST FRIDAY MASS
The next First Friday Mass will be Friday, July 6, 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).
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.
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).
For more information, contact the DRE, Rhonda Storey, at (626) 284-0020, ext. 225.
CATHOLIC TRADITION TALK
The Catholic Tradition Talk meets on the second Friday evening of each monthin the Parish Meeting Room of the Parish Center--2nd floor).
The next session will be Friday, July 13, at 7:30 p.m. The topic will be decided later.
Bring your friends and family members!
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.
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.
THE AVILA GROUP
For Adults in Their 20's & 30's (Single & Couples)
All Young Adults--singles and couples--are invited to join The AVILA GROUP! Their mission is to strengthen the faith of young adults through friendship with like-minded individuals.
Events include meetings at 6:00 p.m. on the first Saturdays of MOST months in the Guadalupe Courtyard of the Parish Offices. These gatherings include prayer, a guest speaker, discussion, and a potluck. For dates and for other events, go to their Facebook page, Avila Outreach.
The group members also host informal events, such as movie nights, pub nights, wine tastings, sports at the park, concerts, shows, dances, reading groups (such as Theology on Tap), parish volunteer work (such as mentoring youth and visiting elderly), etc.
For questions, contact Paula Grimm at email@example.com OR (909) 703-1284. You can also visit the Avila Group at their Facebook page (Click here X to go there).
COR JESU CARMELITE YOUTH MINISTRY
Cor Jesu Youth Ministry has its own link (see the links at the top of our web page).
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 RETREATS—For 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.
IRISH STEP-DANCING CLASSES
Classes are held at 3:15 p.m. in the parish hall on Tuesdays. Classes are 45 minutes to one hour long and are for both kids (four years of age and over) AND for adults.
For more information, please contact Maria Henrie at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Kelly has moved to Fillmore, California).
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.
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!
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.
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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!
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 Planning. This 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 email@example.com; or for Spanish, Martha Lacayo at (626) 372-0808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.