to leave all cell phones in your car or turn off all audible alarms when entering the church.
|Out of respect for Our Lord and your neighbor, it is requested
that men and women, boys and girls, dress modestly. Please avoid short shorts, tank tops, halters, bare midriffs,
tight-fitting clothes, etc.
The Church is the house of God. The dress, discipline and conduct speak of one’s recognition of the sacredness of the house of God and the values of the Catholic Church. Therefore, all are requested to dress appropriately to show honor, reverence and love for our God present in the tabernacle especially when attending the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.
Your cooperation is very much appreciated.
All Souls Catholic Church Presents
Archbishop José H. Gomez urges Americans to remember that Change is happening now. Check our alerts regularly. We’re
they are a nation made great by immigration. He reminds Catholics
that all immigrants, belong to God’s family. He has
placed the resources of the local Church at the service of these
people who are most in need. Please check out the website:
closely monitoring the latest on immigration. We’ll let you
know about news, programs, happenings, and resources in your
MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD SESSIONS
Archbishop José H. Gomez urges Americans to remember that
Change is happening now. Check our alerts regularly. We’re
Together In Mission
SUMMER BIBLE STUDY
Summer is a time for breaking away from the
routine. Most of us think of swimming, camping,
traveling and more! It can be difficult to associate
our summer days with Bible study. Yet, the summer
months are a period of renewal and of trying
something that might be new.
All Souls Parish encourages you to use this
summer to re-energize the spirit through Bible
classes. We have Bible courses both in English
and Spanish! Simply consult our weekly calendar
for days and hours. Bring your friends and
family. Let Scripture bring you together. Let the
topics covered in our classes hook you so may
continue to deepen your understanding and living
of our faith.
At times, Jesus asked his disciples to “withdraw” in
|Retreats are a time away from our normal activities to spend
time getting reacquainted with God, to examine the priorities of life and to make concrete and practical resolutions
Retreats can be a powerful step toward personal conversion.
THINKING OF BECOMING CATHOLIC
OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS?
Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project is a public interest legal organization serving the most vulnerable immigrants in the Los Angeles area. Esperanza is offering free consultations for anyone affected by executive orders and among other programs. Please call for session times or to schedule an appointment. (213) 251-3505
(Esperanza is located at: 1530 James M Wood Blvd, Los
Angeles, CA 90015)
15 Promises of Praying Rosary
Touched by the Holy Spirit, the Legion
THE LEGION OF MARY
88 years of Evangelization
of Mary, a lay parish-based organization,
has a plan of action to share the Gospel
of Jesus Christ and the truths of our Catholic faith.
We are called to welcome with love and
caring those who have stopped practicing
their faith; to invite those who have no
church family; and to share our faith with other Christians
within the parish community. With Mary’s example
and prayer, we grow as disciples ever faithful to Jesus
and ever wanting to reveal Him.
COME * JOIN * BE ONE OF US
Please contact us by calling the Pastoral Center
24-Hour Catholic Radio Station of:
Faith, Hope & Love
Touched by the Holy Spirit, the Legion
GUIDE FOR CONFESSION Have God and the pursuit of sanctity been the goal of my
life? Have I denied my faith? Have I placed my trust
in false teachings or substitutes for God?
Have I avoided the profane use of God's name in my
speech? Have I broken a solemn vow or promise?
Have I honored every Sunday by avoiding unnecessary
work, celebrating the Mass (also holydays)? Was I
inattentive at, or unnecessarily late for Mass, or did I
leave early? Have I neglected prayer for a long time?
Have I shown Christlike respect to parents, spouse, and
family members? Have I been attentive to the religious
education and formation of my children?
Have I cared for the bodily health and safety of myself and
all others? Did I abuse drugs/alcohol? Have I supported
abortion, "mercy killing," or suicide?
Was I impatient, angry, envious, proud, jealous, revengeful,
lazy? Have I forgiven others?
Have I been just in my responsibilities to employer and
employees? Have I discriminated against others
because of race or other reasons?
Have I been chaste in thought and word? Have I used sex
only within marriage and while open to procreating
Have I stolen anything from another, from my employer,
Have I spoken ill of any other person?
Have I desired what belongs to other people? Have I
wished ill on another?
Have I been faithful to sacramental living (Holy Communion
Have I helped make my parish community stronger and
holier? Have I contributed to the support of the
Church with my time and talents?
Have I been mindful of the poor? Do I accept God's will for me?
Have God and the pursuit of sanctity been the goal of my
Marriage Encounter Weekend
INTENTIONS FOR THE SICK
Providing Help. Creating Hope.
|Do you need immigration help? Esperanza’s Affordable Services Program has licensed
attorneys who represent immigrants at a low-cost, accessible price. The Consultation Clinic is available every
Friday from 9am to 12noon for $60.
For more information,
visit www.esperanz-la.org/call (213) 251-3505.
WITH FATHER PATRICK
|Mark your calendars! Bible Study with
Father Patrick will begin on
September 7, 2017.
Classes will go as usual from 7pm to
8pm in the Front Hall.
See you there!
The Mass Book is available for your Mass
THE BENEFITS OF MASS
If we give God a chance, He will help us experience
Arriving early to Mass ensures that we properly
prepare to receive Christ, Our Lord, in the Eucharist.
In addition, it gives us sufficient
time to truly reflect on the day’s Scriptures.
• Arrive to Mass on time.
• No gum chewing, drinking or eating in church.
• Please turn off all cellphones prior to entering the church.
• Dress modestly and appropriately before the Lord.
• Men and boys, kindly remove hats or caps before the Lord.
• Upon entering the church, make the Sign
of the Cross with holy water, which takes
away venial sins.
St. Teresa of Avila stated,
“I often experience that there is nothing
the devils flee from more, without returning,
than holy water. They also flee from
the cross, but they return. The power of
the holy water must be great.”
15 DAY PILGRIMAGE
St. Vincent de Paul’s Pantry
Our pantry serves an average of 30 families every month.
CLEANING YOUR CLOSETS?
Our truck will pickup your leftovers for free!
Society of St. Vincent de Paul can
have a truck pickup your extra
clothes for free!
Your donation helps the poor and homeless
Our Parish is looking for volunteers to assist
A CALL TO FLORAL ARTISTS
IN OUR COMMUNITY
with our Church’s altar decorations. We need
parishioners who enjoy being creative in the
art of flower arranging. Your gift will not only
beautify our Church, but it will also help set a
harmonious mood for worship. If you are interested,
please call the Pastoral Center and
leave your name and number.
We look forward
to welcoming new volunteers who want
to be active members of our All Souls family.
"Where flowers bloom so does hope."
- Lady Bird Johnson
Our Parish is looking for volunteers to assist
ALL SOULS CHURCH
This is a special invitation, for everyone who would like to become part of our
church’s legacy, to purchase a memorial brick.
The pieces can be beautifully engraved with your name, the name of a loved one or with a Bible verse.
We would love for all parishioners to become part of our history and church environment.
For more information, please visit the tables at the patio after every Mass.
ALL SOULS CHURCH FACEBOOK
Our school is accepting applications
Help Needed The Parish Environment Committee, members
our parish community, who decorate the church for
special occasions such as Advent, Christmas, Lent,
Easter, Thanksgiving, etc., is seeking persons experienced
in making fresh flower arrangements.
Members of our committee would like to learn how to
make the flower arrangements for the Altar and
beautification of our worship space for our Sunday celebrations.
If you are such a gifted person
please call the Pastoral Center (626) 274-0424
and leave a message with your name and phone number
for Irene Oaxaca, Committee Coordinator.
Floral Bouquets of Love
The Parish Environment Committee, members
The Environment Committee
Click HERE to view/print/download Forms, Calendar, etc.
Confirmation Registration forms are available at
the Pastoral Center until September 17th.
2nd Year Confirmation Orientation is scheduled for
Sunday, September 24th. Registration forms must
be turned into the Pastoral Center prior
to September 24.
Orientation meetings will be as follows:
1:30pm - 3:00pm - Spanish
3:30pm - 5:00pm - English
1st Year Confirmation students and parents will be
called to make an appointment to meet with the
Confirmation Coordinator once the registration
form is submitted.
Sacrament of Confirmation Why is it so important?
• It is a celebration of our decision
to become active members of
• It is the affirmation of our commitment to follow Jesus.
• It strengthens our baptismal commitment, so we are able
to take on a mature responsibilities of a Christian.
How can I register my son/daughter?
Confirmation registration is now open for both 1st and
2nd year students. Please stop by the Pastoral Center to
pick up a registration form. Once the form is submitted
to the Pastoral Center, the Confirmation Coordinator will
call to set up a meeting. Fee payment is not required at
the time of the registration submission, that will be collected
at the time of the meeting.
Registration for both 1st and 2nd year will close on September 10, 2017.
Why is it so important?
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
For nationwide Mass times and
Prayer and Life Workshops Do you feel blessed by your marriage
The Prayer and Life Workshops would like to invite you to come and strengthen your relationship with God through the grace of prayer.
Come and learn to pray in an orderly, varied, and progressive manner — from the first basic steps to the depths of contemplative prayer.
You will experience a liberating and healing workshop made possible through the knowledge of God and of oneself. The workshop meets once a week for fifteen sessions.
If interested, please contact the Pastoral Center at (626) 281-0466 to leave your name and phone number. The presenter will contact you with details.
“Whatever you did for one of these least brothers
of mine, you did for me.” - Matthew 25:40
Prisoners need love and compassion too, and children who are incarcerated are especially in need of love, compassion, charity, and a reason to hold on to hope. If you would
like to join like-minded people in visiting God’s children who are currently in prison, please contact Jan Shirley or Paul Stoup at (323) 226-8530.
Our liaison at All Souls Church is Ruben Navarrete,
and he can be reached at (626) 407-8052 or by email at Rubster105@gmail.com.
Thank you for your prayers.
A call is being made to all parishioners who would
like to become Lectors or Greeters.
Don’t miss the special opportunity of being an active part of a Mass
celebration by giving voice to our scriptures and
keeping our parishioners informed. More than just
Lectors and Greeters, you are messengers of the Word.
Share in this special blessing and
honor by leaving your name and number
at the Pastoral Center.
Someone will then contact you shortly.
May the Spirit give you the inspiration and courage you need
to answer such a beautiful call to service.
CALLING ALL MARRIED COUPLES
in the Church? If so, we
would love to have you help us prepare
engaged couples for marriage
in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
this opportunity for a ministry that will greatly
For further information, please contact
Candy Metoyer at (213) 637-7250.
Do you feel blessed by your marriage
HOLY WATER Holy water is available at the Pastoral
You can bring empty bottles to the
office and have them refilled.
Holy water is available at the Pastoral
We are currently looking for a
Would you like to learn more about your Catholic Faith?
|Presentation and Special Blessing for Infants will be done on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month during the 10:30 a.m. and 12:00
Please call the parish office.
MEET THE NEW DEACON
AND THEIR WIVES
HELP STOP PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE State Senate Bill SB 128, End of Life,
proposes to legalize Assembly Member Ed Chau HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT Are you thinking about a vocation
physician assisted suicide in California.
The bill is being deliberated in the State Assembly.
Letters, calls and petitions urging your state
Assembly Member to OPPOSE SB 128
are needed now!
Physician assisted suicide makes doctors into killers, destroying the medical ethic of “Do no harm.” It results in medical rationing, as seen with the Oregon “Death With Dignity Act” (after which SB 128 is modeled). A lethal prescription is offered by the Oregon state health plan when medical treatment coverage is denied.
Once legal, suicide could be encouraged to preserve an inheritance, hide medical malpractice, or increase HMO profit.
In Holland, physician assisted suicide quickly moved from being voluntary to involuntary with select patients being given a lethal dose of drugs without request. Some elderly and vulnerable there forego needed hospitalization out of fear of being killed by the physician.
Assembly Member, Ed Chau, will be voting on SB 128. He was elected to represent YOU and needs to hear from you now.
1255 Corporate Center Dr. Ste 306,
Monterey Park, CA 91754
ABOUT THE PRIESTHOOD?
to the priesthood or religious life?
State Senate Bill SB 128, End of Life,
proposes to legalize
Assembly Member Ed Chau
HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT
Are you thinking about a vocation
PRAY FOR PRIESTS
“It is first of all necessary to let the Blessed Virgin take one by the hand to contemplate the Face of Christ: a joyful, luminous, sorrowful and glorious Face.” - Pope Benedict XVI
Students in Africa need computers to further their education! By worshiping the Eucharistic Jesus, we become
STUDENTS IN AFRICA
Computer technology is the wave of the future. In Africa, students are not able to take full advantage of the technological advances in the field of computers in school, unlike students in America. Please don’t donate your working laptops and desktop computers to electronic waste disposal companies! If you have a laptop or desktop computer in good working condition, please consider donating them to students in Africa by taking it to the Pastoral Center within the next two weeks.
May God reward you abundantly for your generosity.
St. Alphonsus Liguori wrote: “Of all devotions,
that of adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament
is the one dearest to God and the one
most helpful to us”. The Eucharist is a priceless
treasure: By not only celebrating the Eucharist,
but also by praying before It outside of
Mass, we are enabled to make contact with the
very wellsprings of Grace ..."
We encourage you to become a regular
adorer at our chapel. Here are some suggestions
for your private meditation:
1. Pray the Psalms or the Liturgy of the Hours
Whether you are praising, giving thanks, asking for
forgiveness or seeking an answer, you'll find an appropriate
psalm. The ancient prayer of the Church
called the Liturgy of the Hours presents an excellent
way to pray through the Book of Psalms throughout the year.
2. Recite the "Jesus Prayer"
Say "Lord Jesus, have mercy on me, a sinner",
repeatedly as you quiet your heart and mind.
3. Read the life of a saint and pray with him or her
Most holy men and women have had a great devotion to Our Lord
in the Eucharist. Therese of Lisieux, Catherine of Siena, Francis of
Assisi, Thomas Aquinas, Peter Julian Eymard, Dorothy Day,
Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Baroness Catherine de Hueck are
just a few. Read about them and pray their prayers before the
4. Pour out your heart to Christ and adore Him
Speak to Jesus, aware that you are in His presence, and tell Him
all that comes to your mind. Listen for His response. Pray the
prayer that St. Francis instructed his brothers to pray whenever
they were before the Blessed Sacrament: "I adore You, O Christ,
present here and in all the churches of the world, for by Your holy
cross You have redeemed the world."
what God wants us to be! Like a magnet, The Lord
draws us to Himself and gently transforms us.”
We encourage you to become a regular adorer at our chapel.
Here are some more suggestions for your privatemeditation:
4. Tell Jesus about something that made you happy; then, listen.
5. Tell Jesus about your fears.; then, listen.
6. Tell Jesus about something that angers you; then listen.
7. Pray for an enemy.
8. Pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.
9. Count your gifts. Then thank Him.
10. Tell Him: Jesus, I trust in you. Strengthen my trust.
ONE OF FIVE NEWLY INCARDINATED PRIESTS
Our Archdiocese has recently incardinated five priests from different countries
and religious institutions. One of the new members is our very own Fr. Patrick. These priests’ role in our community
is of utmost importance as they bring us not only wisdom and further insight into our faith, but they also “complement
the rich cultural diversity in our Archdiocese.” We are very happy to have Fr. Patrick Mbazuigwe with us. We ask
that you include him in all your prayers.
GOOD NEWS FOR L.A.
Students in Africa need computers to further their education!
By worshiping the Eucharistic Jesus, we become
|The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is the largest one in our nation. Archbishop José
H. Gomez has an enormous responsibility in leading such a diverse Catholic Community. Fortunately, we have good
news: Pope Francis appointed three auxiliary bishops to our archdiocese of L.A. We extend our congratulations to
Father Robert Barron, Msgr. Joseph V. Brennan and Msgr. David G. O’ Connell for their new assignments.
We ask our All Souls Community to pray for them so that they find joy, discernment and renewed purpose as they answer God’s call to more responsibility.
SON OF GOD
|The Office of New Evangelization of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles recommends to
the faithful the upcoming film, SON OF GOD, the first major motion picture in 50 years to vividly bring to life
the story of Jesus. This film can serve as an evangelization tool. Let us take this opportunity to help bring others
into a deeper relationship with Jesus and to bring Christ closer into our own hearts this Lenten Season. For more
information on the movie SON OF GOD and how to support the film, visit http://seesonofgod.com/.
If we get 100 people to watch it, the film can be shown in one of our Alhambra theaters.
Sign up at the Pastoral Center!
THINKING OF BECOMING CATHOLIC
OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS?
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a
spiritual path in preparation for baptism and a commitment
to reflect and partake in Catholic practices. Adults
in the R.C.I.A. join in special rites during the Sunday liturgies
at various times of the year. In addition, they get
acquainted with parishioners by servicing the parish or
wider community. In return, the community joins in
prayer as the rites are celebrated, hospitality as new members
join, and in ministries like sponsor, team member,
and dismissal leader.
An adapted form of the program, for Christians
who have been baptized in another faith tradition, will be
Please contact Sr. Eilene for an appointment at 626-281-0466.
At times, Jesus asked his disciples to “withdraw” in order
Are you thinking about a vocation to the
thumb is the closest finger to you.
So start praying for those who are closest to you.
They are the persons easiest to remember.
To pray for our dear ones is a “sweet obligation.”
2. The next finger is the index.
Pray for those who teach you, instruct you and heal you.
They need the support and wisdom to show direction to others.
Always keep them in your prayers.
3. The following finger is the tallest.
It reminds us of our leaders, the governors and those who have authority.
They need God’s guidance.
4. The fourth finger is the ring finger.
Even that it may surprise you, it is our weakest finger.
It should remind us to pray for the weakest,
the sick or those plagued by problems.
They need your prayers.
5. And finally we have our smallest finger, the smallest of all.
Your pinkie should remind you to pray for yourself.
When you are done praying for the other four groups,
you will be able to see your own needs but in the proper perspective,
and also you will be able to pray for your own needs in a better way.
LECTOR & EUCHARISTIC
We need your help
PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
|Receiving the Eucharist means adoring Him whom we
receive. It is then, and only then, that we become one
with Him and that we taste in advance, in some way,
the beauty of the heavenly liturgy. The act of adoration
outside Mass prolongs and intensifies all that takes place during
the liturgical celebration itself. In fact, it is only in adoration
that can mature a profound and true reception. And it is
precisely this personal encounter with the Lord that then
strengthens the social mission which is contained in the Eucharist
and that wants to break down barriers not only between the
Lord and us, but above all the barriers that separate us from each other.
HAVE YOU EVER
DISCERNING YOUR CALL TO PRIESTHOOD
I’m filled with fear…
Psalm 19: 7-14
Romans 8: 18-30
Are you thinking about a vocation to the
priesthood or religious life?
JOIN OUR MAILING LIST ...
Archbishop José H. Gomez is developing
For safety reasons, we will be installing security cameras in and around the
church. Our second collection will be designated for this purpose.
Prayer For All Military Personnel
God and Father, look with love upon our men and women in uniform and protect them in their time of need. Give them
health and stability and allow them to return to their loved ones whole and unshaken. Be with their families and
sustain them in these uncertain times.
Grant strength and peace of mind to the Veterans who have given their best for the country they love. Support them in infirmity and in the fragility of old age. Teach us to remember their sacrifices and to express our gratitude.
School Dual Immersion Language Program: • Kindergarten and 1st Grade
School Dual Immersion Program
Please Keep All Souls School In Your Prayers!
Mandarin / English
Spanish / English
Prepare Your Child to enter the 21st Century global community as a bilingual and biliterate thinker, speaker, writer and leader.
• Rigorous Curriculum
• Before and After School childcare available
• Financial Aid
School Office Open 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. M-F
L.A. diocese opens bilingual schools:
School Dual Immersion Language Program:
• Kindergarten and 1st Grade
EL GRAN MILAGRO
It’s a beautiful & touching movie that helps us to understand the celebration
of the mass.
It is a Family movie in 3D.
Greatest miracle - English Speaking (only 35 minutes).
Subscription in Korean
Greatest miracle - Speak Spanish. ( 1 hour 9 minutes.)
Original movie: - O Grande Milagre:
Angeles De Dios - Thien Than cua Thien Chua (only Music)
Greatest miracle: Speak Spanish. Subscription in Korean
A NOTE FROM MONSIGNOR O’TOOLE
My dearest friends at All Souls, as some of you know I recently suffered a “stroke” and was hospitalized
for awhile at Huntington Hospital. Since then I have relocated to Nazareth House in Los Angeles to continue my
rehabilitation efforts. I want to express my sincerest gratitude for all your prayers and well wishes.
Let us continue to pray for one another.
Nazareth House is a nice facility, but there is truth in the statement ‘there is no place like home’. I do not have a phone line so please do not call the facility, and there is great distance between Alhambra and Culver City so, a card or note is always welcomed.
May God continue to bless you all.
Msgr. William O’Toole
3333 Manning Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90064
A NOTE FROM MONSIGNOR O’TOOLE
Word of God
|Do you often wonder what the Word of God has to tell you? or How can you more
fully understand the Sunday Gospel?
Come, bring your Holy Bible and let’s read it together and share in fellowship. Thursdays from 9:30am to 10:30am and Mondays from 7:00pm to 8:00pm with
Sister Eileen in the Pastoral Center.
THE SUNDAY MASS
|A televised Sunday Mass is now airing on ABC Family from 6:30am to 7:30am each Sunday
morning. THE SUNDAY MASS is produced by the Passionist Fathers and Brothers and is available nationally on local
affiliates. Additional information on www.TheSundayMass.org
"We are a TV parish with a mission to bring The Sunday Mass to the home bound and so many others..."
For watching this a Sunday mass , click "WATCH THE MASS"
with Sister Eilene Berg
Do you often wonder what the Word of
God has to tell you?
The professors and seminarians at St. John’s Seminary sent their Christmas greetings to all of us
at All Souls, and they asked for our support, especially in prayer. Their address is: Vocations for Priesthood, please contact: Father Alex Aclan
(909) 629-9495. FrADAclan@la-archdiocese.org
FORMATION FOR PRIESTS
AT ST. JOHN’S SEMINARY
St. John’s Seminary is the official institute providing quality formation for future priests in our Archdiocese.
If you wish to make a donation for St. John’s, you can send it directly to their address, or leave your check in the collection, or bring it to the parish office. We will collect and send them together. Make it payable to St. John’s Seminary.
5012 Seminary Rd., Camarillo, Ca. 93012-2500
The professors and seminarians at St. John’s Seminary sent their Christmas greetings to all of us
at All Souls, and they asked for our support, especially in prayer.
Their address is:
Vocations for Priesthood, please contact: Father Alex Aclan (909) 629-9495. FrADAclan@la-archdiocese.org
Please notify ...
Please notify the Parish Office of a
|Two Thousand Rosaries
All are invited to help us pray two thousand Hail Mary’s the first Saturday of every month; 8 a.m.—8:00 p.m. in the patio area.
There will be a break at 5:15 p.m. and will continue after our 5:30 p.m. vigil Mass.
|If you would like to be part of this Ministry, call Aida Gonzales (626) 282-0260|
Hospice . . .
Companion Hospice is now recruiting volunteers for our
upcoming training program. Volunteers can become a needed friend
to someone during the last Part of their journey. Volunteers can also relieve tired caregivers for short periods
of time, or help with errands and shopping. Assignments will be in YOUR geographical area. Become a member of our
team, whose goal is to promote quality of life and comfort measures. Each applicant will receive 16 hours of orientation
and training from our professional team. Training will be held on four Saturday, starting October 9-30th. Conveniently
located off the 210 FWY, at 320 N. Halstead St. Suite 100, Pasadena, CA. 91107.
Call today and make a real difference in someone’s life. To request an application, or Learn more, call Cecelia Rudar, SGV Volunteer Coordinator, 877-303-0692 or e-mail her at companionhospice.com
HAVE YOU REMEMBERED
IN YOUR WILL or ESTATE PLANNING ?
Thank you for your consideration!
All Souls Parish Hall Rental
Please call or visit our Parish Office during regular business hours if you are
interested in renting the Parish Hall You will be given an application.
odds "n" ends
We have accumulated many different items that people have forgotten in the pews:
eyeglasses, keys, rings, earrings, pins, bibles, etc, etc, etc. If you would like to recover your lost items, please
come by the Parish Office to describe what they look like and see if we have them.
DISCOVER A WORLD OF GOOD THINGS!
JOIN THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS!
MESSAGES FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE
Did You Know?
Text Messaging: Know the Warning Signs
|Monitoring your child’s Internet browsing and cell phone use are important and challenging
aspects of being a parent. In keeping track of your child’s text messaging, with its dizzying array of coded abbreviations
and symbols, there are some codes that every parent should keep his/her eyes open for. These are
codes that kids use to warn others that their parents are around or that they use to talk about sex, drugs, or to arrange a meeting.
“KPC” means “keeping parents clueless,” and “LMIRL” means “Let’s meet in real life.”
A helpful tutorial for parents is located at: www.mahalo.com.
Type: “How to understand your kids’ text messages” in the search box.
For particular help, you may call Assistance Ministry at 213 637 7650.
TO ALL MINISTRY LEADERS!
|All bulletin and pulpit announcements are to be turned in on
every Wednesday and 2 weeks in advanced, for all ministry leaders have a calendar of their activities and it’s
expected of them to give us the announcement they want published. The bulletin and pulpit announcements must have
the time, place, description of activity and their own personal telephone number, since we cannot and do not have
the information that the ministry leader have and we cannot take charge of their responsibility.
The announcements are to be written by the ministry leaders exactly as they want it to be printed on the bulletin. Announcements may be turned in by writing to the Pastoral Center by fax (626. 281.21 63), e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by filling out the bulletin form personally at the Pastoral Center; never over the phone. Most importantly, refrain from giving our priests pulpit announcements 5 minutes before celebrating Mass, especially if it involves having a special guest as a speaker.
If the announcement is turned in to the office on the same week that you want it to be published it will not be printed. The final bulletin draft is finished every Monday, and we cannot be deleting and adding announcements at the last minute to accommodate you. That is why we need those 2 weeks, since it also needs Fr. Modesto’s approval. Should any ministry leader have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me, Silvia Martinez, Bulletin Editor, at the Pastoral Center during regular business hours. Thank you.
If you know of anyone in the parish who is homebound
Stewardship/Offertory Program Continues
|If you have not used envelopes or checks in the past, please begin to do so. It
is very important for us to know how many members of our parish are actively involved in offering their financial
God’s gifts to us are bountiful and unconditional. Recognizing the many blessings God gives us, we are called to return our gifts as an act of gratitude and trust in God, who will provide for us. May the Holy Spirit guide you and your family as you discern what you can contribute.
This charitable generosity provides for many programs, while providing for basic facility maintenance and ongoing costs such as salaries, insurance, property tax and utilities.
A new citizenship class is here!
Statement Regarding Abuse
|This parish is a safe place for children. The priests fully support reporting any
abuse of children immediately . By law, we are mandated reporters. If there is reasonable suspicion of abuse we
must report it, and will gladly do so.
However, the Sacrament of Confession is a sealed conversation. Nothing can be revealed about anything that is said in Confessions. If there is a case of abuse with a minor, it must be told to a priest OUTSIDE of Confessions.
If the abuser is employed by the Archdiocese, please call the hotline number for the abuse of minors: (800)355-2545.
The “Deacon Modesto M. Perez Council”.
|Child sexual abuse is a reality in our society and within our church. While we may
not be able to eliminate this reality from our society, our from our Church, as caring adults we have the ability
to recognize questionable behaviors and to identify possible symptoms or behaviors displayed by children who may
have been sexually abused.
Awareness and education can be major steps in identifying potential abuse. Such awareness and education can help in minimizing the long-term affects of sexual abuse, if not the reality of sexual abuse it self. Sexual abuse may not be considered as any sexually related behavior between two or more people were there is an imbalance of power. This can include adult-child, older child-younger child, or any situation where the other person is forced to participate. Sexual abuse is the offenders’ misuse or abuse of power and control. It may be accomplished through grooming processed such as force deception, bribery, blackmail, or any other means that gives the offender an upper hand. The abuse behaviors may rang from peeping, exposing genitals, fondling, oral/anal/ vaginal sex, showing or talking pornographic pictures of a child, or any other sexual behavior.
The term “consensual” implies that the other person freely agrees to do something. Both people involved must be mentally competent (of equal inelegance and not under the influence of the alcohol or drugs) to freely agree or give consent. There is no thing as a child or young person giving consent. That means the older person cannot excuse his or her behavior by saying the child agreed to it.
The initial effects of childhood sexual abuse have demonstrated that children who have been sexually abused present with a host of initial psychological symptoms and behaviors. These consist of depression, guilt , anxiety, fear, learning difficulties, sexualized behavior, aggressiveness, and self-destructive behavior. It can also cause damaging spiritual effects when the offender is a priest or another religious leader. Sexual victimization may profoundly interfere with and alter the development of attitudes toward self, sexuality, and trusting relationships during the critical early years of development.
Most of the research focuses on the possible long-term psychological effects of childhood abuse by comparing adult survivors with non-abused controls. Reviews of the literature indicate that psychological problems in adulthood associated with childhood sexual abuse history include fear, anxiety, depression, anger, hostility, inappropriate sexual behavior, poor self esteem, tendencies toward substance abuse, and difficulty with close relationships.
Those with a reported childhood sexual abuse history also have high rates of post–traumatic stress disorder compared to non-sexual abuse victims. In addition, adults with a reported history of childhood sexual abuse have more unexplained medical problems and use more medical services than non-abused individuals.
The effects of child sexual abuse are even more profound when children are victimized by fathers or stepfathers and when the victimization involves force and genital contact. Reactions of family members and others to the disclosure of the sexual abuse may also influence victims’ reactions and recovery.
Early identification of sexual abuse in victims appears to be crucial to the reduction of suffering in abused youth and to the establishment of support system for assistance in pursuing appropriate psychological development and healthier adult functioning. As long as disclosure continues to be a problem for young victims, then fear, suffering and psychological distress will, like the secret, remain with the victim.
Michael J. Bland, a consultant to the Virtus Programs, is a clinical professional counselor in Oak Lawn, IL and works part-time for the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office of Assistance Ministry as the clinical and pastoral coordinator. This article is the copyrighted property of The National Catholic Risk Retention Group, Inc., all right reserved, and is reprinted here with permission. For more information about VIRTUS@Online or other VIRTUS services, visit www.virtus.org or call (888) 847-8870.
This weekly series of features stories, commentary and analysis is compiled and edited by an advisory group to the Media Relations Office of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, through which the articles are distributed. For particular help, contact the Office of Assistance Ministry, (800) 355-2545 or (213) 637-7650.
What is the Eucharistic Adoration Visit?
It is the meeting of our soul and all our being with Jesus?
|It is the creature meeting his Creator;/ The disciple before the Divine Master.
The patient with the Doctor of souls;/ The poor one appealing to the rich One; The thirsty one drinking at the
Font;/ The weak one presenting himself to the Almighty; The tempted one seeking a sure Refuge;/ The blind one searching
for the light; The friend who goes to the True Friend;/ The lost sheep sought by the divine Shepherd; The heart
led astray who finds the Way;/ The foolish one who finds Wisdom; The bridge who finds the Spouse of the soul;/
The nothing who finds the All; The afflicted who finds the Consoler;/ The youth who finds life’s meaning; It is
the shepherds at the manager, Magdalene at the house of Simon, Nicodemus who arrives by night. It is the holy conversations
of the Samaritan, of Zacchaeus, of Philip and of all the apostles with Jesus, especially during the last week of
his earthly life and after the resurrection.
One approaches Jesus as the Mediator between God and humanity, as the Priest of the Father, as the Victim of expiation, as the Messiah come to the earth, as the Word of God, the Shepherd, the Way and Truth and Life, the Savior of the Word.
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