Weekly Bulletin August 13, 2017- Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Weekly Bulletin August 13, 2017- Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time



8:15 AM – For the Intentions of the Parish

5:00 PM – In Memory of Diane Lindgren


8:00 AM – In Memory of Frank Labarge

10:00 AM – In Memory of Louis Casale

12:00 PM – In Memory of Paul Gabriel

5:00 PM – In Memory of Nicholas Marinelli


8:15 AM – In Memory of Peg Croissant


8:15 AM – For the Intentions of our SFDS Priests

12:00 PM – For the Intentions of the Parish

7:00 PM – In Memory of Joe Hotard


8:15 AM – In Memory of Ghaba Deeb


8:15 AM – In Memory of Peter Thompson


8:15 AM – In Meory of Franco Serra


8:15 AM – For the Intentions of the Parish

5:00 PM In Memory of Diane Lindgren



Jeff O’Hara, Rose Rios, Austen Canzano, Tom and Judy King, Roberta Pournelle, Marie Schewe, Jonathan Masse, Gus Tzanetopoulos, Greg Vossberg, Bill Ferguson, Virginia Johnson,Travis Kula, Gus Calderon,  Robert Willing, Joe Hotard, Jeannie Wagner-Gallardo,Bobby Mayer, Corazon Somosa Pag-ong, Allison Pinto, Buster Miscusi, Gayle-Lynne Gordon, Richard Shoff, Frances Loffarelli, Ezzie Crenshaw, Eileen Kenyon, Mary Downs, Jacki Hamilton, Maureen Backus, Steve Dee, Robert Rafanelli, Thomas Oliver, Keith Ayers, Rubi Rodriquez, Mary Jane Wileman, Maria Rita Valencia, Philip Graber, Michael Van Oudtshoorn, Ann Marie Interbitzen,David Di Pietro, Maria Schneider, David Bell, Josue Meza, Jake Peters, Claudia Herrington, Marta Collier, Enrique Valencia, Dionisios Nicholas, Crescentia Dedillo, Edward Yi, Jerry Pournelle, Daniel L. Chase, Patrick Healy, Marvin Robbins, Michael Greslie, Rose Ann Amari,  Norma Cuneo, Taylor Smith, Eleanor Cook, Margaret Mayer, Pat Curtin, Brenda Gindon, Hugh Caswell, Piper Collins, Joe Frattini, Dolores Kennedy, Jake Peters, Victor Raymundo, Elmer St.Amand, Breonna Rodriguez, Diane Burnsnide, Katie Matsumura, Bob Welsh, Mary Santino, Candace, George Babyak, Yolanda Salazar, Beverly Fairburn, Christina Lao, Cherie Allan, Pete Beerse, Olga D’Este, George Pitts, Sterling Thomas, Jeanne Burgess, Shirley Landau, Javier Castillo Jr., Stuart Slakoff, Tom Abbott, Estelle Gray,  Evelyn Bush, Charlie Anderson, Patrick Charles Pineda, Glenn Domohoski, Jose Armendariz, Colin McDaniel, Jimmy Brikho, Dylan Macauly, Benjamin Faurot, Jane Faurot, Josephine Ruscigno, Blake Cline, Marie O’Donovan, Ophelia Hernandez, Catherine Lizzo, Catherine Street, Rocco Carter, Alicia Gomez, Margaret Tarin Hensley, Faye Schafuss, Clarita Hernandez, Floyd Romeck, Theresia Hubel, Peter Thompson, Calleigh Stone, Rocco Wren, Cailin Stroyke, Melissa Manning Wilmot, Steve Mccahulk, Emma Ramirez, Cynthia Kotzman, Nellie B. Rodriguez and Teresa Piňa-Jiminez

Visiting the sick is one of the corporal works of mercy. Praying for the sick is a wonderful action of kindness. We wish to respect our brothers and sisters who are sick by praying for them. The one who is ill or one who is able to speak on behalf of the one who is ill must ask to have a name placed in the bulletin. We also wish periodic updates. After three months on this list it is reasonable that the person has improved and the name no longer present. If the prayers for the person need to be renewed please call the Parish Center.

 We would like to bring Holy Communion to our sick and homebound. Please call the Parish Center at 818-784- 0105 and leave your name and phone number. We can then connect to our sick and recovering and homebound and bring them the Lord Jesus in Holy Communion.


Pray For The Dead 




Week of 08/03-08/09 Collection.

Collection $12.390.00

Parish Pay $ 1,773.00

Total $14,163.00

Thank you for your

generous contributions.


Blue Mass 2017

Join in a celebration honoring ALL first responders: all law

enforcement, firefighters, DOT and paramedics.

Class-A uniforms encouraged

The Mass will be on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 10:00 at

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

555 W. Temple St.

Los Angeles CA 90012

Contact: Community Relationship Division 213-486-6000.

Holy Spirit Retreat Center

A Centering Prayer Introductory Workshop will be presented at Holy Spirit Retreat Center on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (arrival 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.) Fee: $35.00. Contact: Pat Nelson, CSJ at 818 815 4480 or Linda Snow, CSJ at 818 815 4497 Centering Prayer leading to Contemplative Prayer is a method of silent prayer that opens us to interior transformation and deeper intimacy with God. The workshop includes four presentations and the practice of Centering Prayer.

Come and join us celebrate 2000 Hail Mary’s at

St. Francis De Sales Chapel

13360 Valleyheart Dr. Sherman Oaks 91423

Starts at 9:00 am on Saturday, September 2, 2017

Don’t forget to bring your petitions.


SFDS Respect For Life Committee

The SFDS Respect for Life Committee is a Parish organization devoted to the sanctity of life. The committee supports Pro-life policy and activities. The Committee will have the 1st meeting of the season 7:00pm Thursday, August 31 in the Parish Center. New members are welcome. Our activities are committed to a respect for life philosophy. For questions call: Tom O’Malley(818)986-6369 or Addie Coronado (818)761-3009.

Loaves & Fishes

Loaves & Fishes is in need of new underwear & Socks for the homeless especially men’s. Items can be left in the back of the church. Thank you for the help. Any questions call Tom O’Malley at (818) 986-6369.

Religious Education Corner

Religious Education, High School Confirmation

and Little Church Registration

Sunday, September 10th from 9am-12pm

Please come to the Library. The first class will be on September 17. Our Catholic Religious Education program is designed for children in grades 1-8 who do not attend a Catholic school. Grades 1 & 2 prepare for the sacraments of Penance and First Holy Communion. Grades 3-8 continue building a Catholic foundation in preparation for Confirmation. We also have a program to prepare students in grades 3 -8 for Penance and First Communion. The registration fee is $60 for all grades except 2nd, with fees at $100. Fees cover books and supplies. Classes take place Sundays from 9:00-9:50AM. A class schedule is distributed at registration. All First time students must provide a copy of the student’s baptismal certificate at registration. Questions? Call Jack Lathuras @ 818-782-7846, or Jlathuras@sfdsparish.com. All Registration forms are available online at www.sfdsparish.com/religious-education/religious-education-1-8/.

SFDS High School Confirmation Program

What is Confirmation? Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation are called the Sacraments of Initiation. Through these sacraments we become members of the Catholic Church. Each candidate is enriched by the gifts of the Holy Spirit, bound more perfectly to the Church, and strengthened in faith. They are equipped to witness more courageously to the saving power of Christ and to passionately spread and defend their Catholic faith. Registration is required for both incoming students as well as returning students. Classes will begin on Sunday, September 24.

This is a two year program, and will consist of three(3) trimesters per year. It is open to students entering 9th and 10th grades. The program runs from September through April, with classes held at St. Francis de Sales school. Class hours are from 8:45 -9:50 on Sundays. There are a number of evening requirements and retreats included as well. Schedule is provided at registration. The cost of the program is $90 for the year. First year students must provide us with a copy of their Baptismal Certificate along with a First Communion Certificate. Questions? Call Jack Lathuras @ 818-782-7846 or Jlathuras@sfdsparish.com. Registration forms are available at www.sfdsparish.com/religious-education/teen-adult-confirmation.

Little Church

The Little Church program is for parish children ages 3 through Kindergarten. Little Church promotes the religious enrichment of our young children. Little Church teaches unconditional love, understanding, forgiveness, acceptance all through stories and songs from the Gospel! Little Church class is centered on home, family and love experiences. As Jesus said in Matthew 18 v 10 “See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.” Please join us weekly during the 10am mass! Come to register your children! Fee $60.00 for the year.

Financial aid is available.


The Saint Francis De Sales Parish Cookbook

E-mail your order in to sfdsrecipes@gmail.com

Mail in your check to school with ‘Attn: Cookbook Orders” on the envelope to Saint Francis De Sales, 13368 Valleyheart Drive, Sherman Oaks, California 91423.

Cookbooks are $30 each or two for $55 –

Thursday Evening Bible Study

Is the Bible confusing? Is the Bible mysterious? Challenged by those who quote the Bible?

Come and become more familiar with the Bible as it is meant to be read, in a group, sharing insights with others on Thursday mornings at 9:00 AM and every other Thursday evening at 7:00 PM in the Parish Center (except in observance of Holidays and Holy Days of Obligation).

Deepen your understanding of the Bible and Catholic faith by enjoying interactive sessions with fellow parishioners. In addition to using the assigned text, the group also uses, among other things, The Catholic Study Bible, Personal Study Edition: New American Bible, Jean Marie Hiesberger, Ed., Oxford University Press, 2007. Please join us.


Saturday 08/12

9:00am-10:30 am-Legion of Mary, Parish Center.

Sunday 08/13


The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Masses at 8:15 AM, 12 Noon and 7:00 PM

Wednesday 08/16

7:00pm-WCCM Meditation meeting, Parish Center.

Thursday 08/17

9:00am-Bible Study, Parish Center.


9:00-10:30 am-Legion of Mary, Parish Center.




Researchers in Oregon have announced that they have successfully altered genes in a human embryo for the first time in the United States, but Catholic ethicists warn that the procedure is morally objectionable for many reasons. A team of scientists at Oregon Health and Science University announced this week that they used technology to edit sections of the human genome, performing the procedure on embryonic humans. The technology, which selectively “snips” and trims areas of the genome and replaces it with strands of desired DNA, has previously been used on adult humans and other species. “Very young humans have been created in vitro and treated not as ends, but as mere means or research fodder to achieve particular investigative goals,” said Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, director of education for the the National Catholic Bioethics Center. “Their value as human beings is profoundly denigrated every time they are created, experimented upon, and then killed.” Father Pacholczyk continued. To be ethical, any applications or experiments technology cannot use any other methods in its process that are themselves intrinsically immoral. The Catholic Church forbids immoral methods of removing spermatozoa and ova from the body outside of intercourse and conception of new human beings through in vitro methods because both techniques dissociate procreation from the integrally personal context of the conjugal act.

Adelaide Mena-National Catholic Register


The best way of describing the experience of meditation is as a “returning to the center”, a coming home. This home is the Kingdom of Heaven -the kingdom within the heart of each of us, where His Spirit dwells in communion. We must make contact with this Spirit at the Heart of all creation – where All is One. This is wisdom. Discipline, focus and above all -we must, be silent – and then let go. This is the way to the center. Every WEDNESDAY at 7:00 PM we meet in the Parish Center. We welcome you to join us. All information about this Global Organization is on line at wccm.org.

SFDS contact, Ms S. Eggar. senotme3@gmail.com


Talk to your teens about dating

High school may be a time when teenagers begin to think about dating, making communication between teens and their parents even more important. Consider having an open, honest conversation with your teen about dating and appropriate relationships. Talk about what they want out of a relationship, and what their values are. Make sure they know how to communicate what they feel comfortable with, and what makes them uncomfortable. Talk with them about Catholic morals, and make sure they know you are always available. To request a copy of the VIRTUS® article “Talking with Your Teen about Dating Safety” email jvienna@laarchdiocese.org or call (213) 637-7227.


New parishioners, and/or parishioners wishing to update your registration information, may fill out this online form.

Your personalized envelopes will be mailed to you from the printing company in about 8 TO 12 weeks after your registration has been processed.

If you use the envelopes in the pews, please make sure that you mark your first and family name and your envelope number. Please inform the Parish Center of any changes, i.e., your address or e-mail so that we may keep our

This Week’s Pastor’s Notes

This Week’s Pastor’s Notes

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin

Tuesday, August 15th, is the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into heaven. It is a holy day of obligation. Masses on the Assumption will be at 8:15 am, 12:05 noontime and 7:00 pm.

Summer Mission Appeal

August 19 – 20

     Fr. John Ngbapia Bakiri of the Diocese of Tombura-Yambio in South Sudan will give our Summer Mission Appeal the weekend of August 19-20.

Timeline courtesy of BBC News

1956 – Sudan becomes independent but southern states are unhappy with their lack of autonomy. Tensions boil over into fighting that lasts until 1972, when the south is promised a degree of self-government.

1983 – Fighting starts again after the Sudanese government cancels the autonomy arrangements.

2011 – South Sudan becomes an independent country, after over 20 years of guerrilla warfare, which claimed the lives of at least 1.5 million people and more than four million were displaced.

2012 – Disagreements with Sudan over the oil-rich region of Abyei erupt into fighting, known as the Heglig Crisis. A peace deal was reached in June 2012 that helped resume South Sudan’s oil exports and created a 10km demilitarized zone along the border.

2013 – Civil war breaks out after the president, Salva Kiir Mayardiit, sacks the cabinet and accuses Vice-President Riek Machar of planning a failed coup. Over 2.2 million people are displaced by the fighting and severe famine puts the lives of thousands at risk.

2015 – Warring sides sign a peace deal to end the

Just two months until we are inspired at the

13th Annual Los Angeles Catholic Prayer Breakfast

Tuesday, September 19th 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Rosary, Mass, Breakfast and Guest Speaker: Dr. Scott Hahn-Catholic Theologian, Author

Professor – Franciscan University of Steubenville

Dr. Scott Hahn was born in 1957. He and his wife, Kimberly have been married since 1979 and have six children. An exceptionally popular speaker and teacher, Dr. Hahn has delivered numerous talks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith. Dr. Hahn is a busy author with dozens of books in publication, including one of his most popular “Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism,” which was co-written with his wife. Dr. Hahn is also the Founder and President of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology.

“The Father of Mercies: From Creed to Communion” will be the topic of Dr. Hahn’s remarks at the 2017 Los Angeles Catholic Prayer Breakfast, and there is a planned booked signing immediately following the event.

Tickets: $40.00/each-Tables of 10: $350.00/each

Reservations open June 15, 2017-visit: www.lacatholicpb.org or 800.838.1356

San Fernando Regional Congress

Saturday, Sept. 23rd 2017

“Embrace All with a Generous Heart”

The Regional Congress is an annual, one day event sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Office of Religious Education and held at Bishop Alemany High School. It offers attendees opportunities to grow in their knowledge of the Catholic faith, to deepen their spirituality, and to increase their catechetical, liturgical, and leadership skills by offering over 90 workshops in both English and Spanish though out the day. This is a wonderful time for volunteer catechists and school teachers and ministry leaders and volunteers to attend as part of their continuing spiritual growth and formation in our Catholic faith. ( An online copy of the registration book and a link to register online can be found on the San Fernando Regional page www.la-archdiocese.org/regions/sf/ and additional hard copies of the registration booklet can be obtained at the Regional office.)

Back East Entertainment Presents

La Sorgente – arias inspired by the poetry of Pope John Paul II

Permission was granted by the Vatican to musicalize the poetry of Pope John Paul II and have been given a grant by the city of Los

Angeles to

present La Sorgente for the first time. Grammy winner Victor Vanacore is the composer. These are based on Pope John Paul’s “spiritual last testament,” his book of poems called The Roman Triptych The John Anson the Ford Amphitheatre, Hollywood.

For tickets: e-mail lasorgente@victorvanacore.com or text or call 818-862-4278.

Fingerprinting and VPIN Training

This year the San Fernando Regional Congress will be offering Fingerprinting and VPIN Training from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The fingerprinting is for everyone 18 years and older who will be volunteering at your parish in any ministry. The VPIN or Volunteer Personnel Information Network training is for those DRE’s, School Principals, School and Parish Secretaries, Administrators or chosen volunteers who will be inputting information into this database from your school or parish. Participants in the VPIN Training must have VPIN access to participate and a laptop computer. To request a VPIN Access form please email Joel Avenido at javenido@la-archdiocese.org. There is no charge for the fingerprinting or the VPIN Training. For further information about fingerprinting or to register for the VPIN training please call the San Fernando Regional office at 818-365-5123. The fingerprinting will be offered from 10am to 3pm. VPIN training will be offered at three different times: 10-11:30am, 12:45-2:15pm, and 2:30-4pm. Please choose only one session. Call the SF Regional office to register for VPIN Training.

Mass and Procession in honor of Our Lady of the Angels

The Queen of Angels Foundation invites you to celebrate the City of Los Angeles’ 236th Birthday and to honor Our Lady of the Angels, the city’s namesake and patroness, with a Votive Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, presided by Archbishop José H. Gomez on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 3 p.m. The Mass will be followed by a Grand Marian Procession featuring banners, flags, color guards and bagpipers to the Our Lady Queen of Angels Church “La Placita” (535 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012) for a blessing. The event will end with a Fiesta in La Plaza de Cultura y Artes. For more information, visit www.thequeenofangels.com or www.archla.org/qoa.

Lending Library

     Available to all parishioners – borrow interesting Catholic books and DVDs. We have many titles from study bibles; the Catechism; books on the Saints; on prayer, and so much more titles all available for loan (2 weeks for books and DVDs; monetary donations welcomed). A few other select books are available for purchase at a nominal price. Library hours are typically afternoons before the Vigil Mass, the 10:00 and 12:00 Masses.

CD Kiosk

     Starting at $3.00 you can purchase or give as a gift individual CDs distributed by Lighthouse Catholic Media (now Augustine Institute), which are available in the kiosk just outside the lending library in the vestibule. We will feature from time-to-time an array of titles covering the liturgical seasons, as well as various topics, and themes for adults and teens by some of the most recognized Catholic theologians and lecturers, including: Bishop Robert Barron, Dr. Scott Hahn, Matthew Kelly, Patrick Madrid, Archbishop Fulton Sheen, Dr. Brandt Pitre, and so many more. If we don’t have it, let us know and we’ll try to get it. A great Catholic resource.    

Monsignor Kevin Larkin

Please save these two dates

     15 priests of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, among them our very own Father Larkin, were honored by Pope Francis as Chaplains to His Holiness which carries the title of Monsignor. Monsignor Larkin is entitled to wear the purple- trimmed. black cassock with purple sash to be used as a house cassock and also in sacred ceremonies, per Instruction on the Dress, Titles and Coat-of Arms of Cardinals, Bishops and Lesser Prelates of March 28, 1969.

     The archdiocesan celebration of these papal honors will be on Sunday afternoon, September 3, 2017 at beginning at 3:30 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. During the celebration of Vespers those honored will be blessed.

     You are invited to this happy event on Sunday afternoon, September 3rd at 3:30 in our cathedral at 555 W. Temple St. Los Angeles 90012.

     Our parish reception for Monsignor Larkin will be on Sunday, September 10th. Monsignor Larkin will celebrate the 10:00 Mass that Sunday. Immediately following that 10:00 Mass will be a reception for Monsignor Larkin in the Parish Auditorium to which you are invited.

CRE, Little Church and Teen Confirmation Registration

CRE, Little Church and Teen Confirmation Registration


St. Francis de Sales Parish Religious Education Registration

Registration for all our Religious Education will be on

Sunday September 10, 2017 from 9 AM – 12:00 PM in the school library.

Please click here for more information


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SFDS Calendar

SFDS Calendar

Something good is always happening at St. Francis de Sales Parish. Click here to view our current interactive calendar of events.

St. Francis de Sales Church and School Map

St. Francis de Sales Church and School Map

Weekly Mass Schedule

Weekly Mass Schedule



5:00 PM – Fr. Mike


8:00 AM -Fr. Mike

10:00 AM – Fr. Larkin

12:00 PM –  Fr. Ron

1:30 PM – Fr. Mike – Baptisms

5:00 PM –  Fr. Mike


8:00 PM – Fr. Mike


8:00 AM -Fr. Mike

10:00 AM – -Fr. Ron

12:00 PM – Fr. Larkin

5:00 PM – Mike


8:00 PM – Fr. John Bakiri – Mission Appeal


8:00 AM – Fr. Mike

10:00 AM – Fr. Larkin

12:00 PM – Fr. John Bakiri – Mission Appeal

5:00 PM – Fr. Mike


5:00 PM – Fr. Larkin


8:00 AM – Fr. Mike

10:00 AM – Fr. Larkin

12:00 PM – Fr. Mike

5:00 PM – Fr. Mike


5:00 PM – Fr. Larkin


8:00 AM – Fr. Emmanuel

10:00 AM – Fr. Mike

12:00 PM – Fr. Mike

1:30 PM – Fr. Mike – Baptisms

5:00 PM – Fr. Emmanuel

Click here for the St. Francis de Sales August lector schedule ReadersAug2017

Click here for the St. Francis de Sales Ministers of the Eucharist schedule for August EMAug2017