Weekly Bulletin December 10, 2017- Second Sunday of Advent

Weekly Bulletin December 10, 2017- Second Sunday of Advent

MASSES FOR THE WEEK

SATURDAY- DECEMBER 9

8:15 AM – In Memory of Barbara Kerin

5:00 PM – In Memory of De De Gillsepie

SUNDAY- DECEMBER 10

8:00 AM – In Memory of John Gaudioso

10:00 AM – In Memory of Louis Casale

12:00 PM – In Memory of Roberta Bellis

5:00 PM – In Memory of Pedro Guttierez

MONDAY – DECEMBER 11

8:15 AM – In Memory of Nancy Punzalan Marquez

TUESDAY- DECEMBER 12

8:15 AM – In Memory of Desideria Muzzarelli

WEDNESDAY – DECEMBER 13

8:15 AM – Anniversary Mass for the Deceased Souls of the San Fernando Mission

THURSDAY- DECEMBER 14

9:00 AM – For the Intentions of Zoe & Xavier Singh

FRIDAY – DECEMBER 15

8:15 AM – In Memory of Viva Gil & Betty Butts

SATURDAY- DECEMBER 16

8:15 AM – In Memory of Enrique Munoz Chocano

5:00 PM In Memory of Mary Lee Gonzaga

 

                                                

REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR THE SICK AND
RECOVERING OF OUR COMMUNITY

Mary Henriksen, James Barnes,Erik Flemming, Dominic Mantei, Edith Reeves, Stefanie Gabler, Katherine Sierpinski, Ramonita Ebro, Jake Patterson,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, Bobby Mayer, Corazon Somosa Pag-ong, Allison Pinto, Buster Miscusi, Gayle-Lynne Gordon, Richard Shoff, Frances Loffarelli, Ezzie Crenshaw, Eileen Kenyon, Mary Downs,  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.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO

THE CHURCH

Week of 11/30-12/06 Collection.

Collection $10,588.00

Faith Direct $ 1,773.00

Total $12,361.00

Thank you for your

generous contributions.

 

Pray For The Dead 

Christmas 2017

Confessions Saturday Afternoon

December 9th, 16th and 23rd from 4-5pm

Penance Service

Monday, December 11th at St. Cyril of Jerusalem at 7pm

Monday, December 18th at St. Francis de Sales at 7pm

Simbang Gabi

(Filipino Tradition of Novena of Masses)

Tuesday, December 19th

Mass at 7:00 pm at St. Francis de Sales followed by

Light refreshment in the parish auditorium

4th Sunday of Advent – Saturday at 5:00 pm

Sunday at 8:00, 10:00 and 12 noon

Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24th

Mass at 4:00 pm with Children’s Choir

Carols begin at 3:30 pm

Mass at 6:00 pm with Cantor and Organ

Mass at Midnight with St. Francis De Sales Choir

Carols begin at 11:15 pm

Christmas Day, Monday, December 25th

Mass at 8:00 am with Cantor and Organ

Mass at 10:00 am with St. Francis De Sales Choir

Mass at 12 noon Cantor and Organ

There Will be a 5:00pm afternoon Mass Christmas Day

New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1st

Mary, Mother of God Mass on

Sunday, New Year’s Eve at 5pm

Mass on New Year’s Day at 8:15 am

 

Christmas Toy Drive

Cub Scout Pack 74 has started its Annual Christmas Toy Drive for Loaves and Fishes Cub Scout Pack 74 has started its Annual Christmas Toy Drive for Loaves and Fishes! Please bring unwrapped new toys for those children who are less fortunate this holiday season. Giant wrapped boxes are at the back of the Church and in the SFDS Auditorium.The deadline to bring in a toy is December 20th. Thanks for all your prayers, love, and donations this Christmas Season!

SCHOOL NEWS

REGISTRATION FOR NEW STUDENTS

2018/2019 SCHOOL YEAR

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ENROLLMENT

IN GRADES K – 8TH FOR THE FALL 2017.

APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE SCHOOL

OFFICE OR ON THE SCHOOL WEBSITE.

Please inquire in the school office Monday – Friday, between 8:00am and 2:00pm for an admissions packet. You may also go online to: saint francisdesalesschool.com to download an application. If you have any questions please call the admissions office at 818-784-9573. Testing will be on February 9th for all applicants.

KINDERGARTEN APPLICANTSARCHDIOCESAN

POLICY REQUIRES THAT THE AGE

FOR KINDERGARTEN APPLICANTS BE FIVE YEARS

ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1.

OPEN HOUSE WILL BE SUNDAY, JANUARY 28th,

FOLLOWING THE 10a.m. MASS

Current school families please note: Please bring your

applications in ASAP, as we will start

assigning testing times!

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Celebrate the love of God for us and for each other by strengthening, renewing and rekindling your marriages by participating in a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend on Feb 9-11 in Canoga Park. Contact Ed and Jo Lara at 818 -848-6729 or go online to www.twocanlove.org. We help make good marriages better.

Simbang Gabi

The Filipino Community of St. Francis de Sales invites everyone to come, celebrate and experience Simbang Gabi on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 7pm. Simbang Gabi is a Filipino tradition in preparation for the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Followed by light refreshment at the SFDS School Auditorium. Volunteers and donations are welcome, please contact Cathy Plattner at Cathy.Plattner@yahoo.com<mailto:Cathy.Plattner@yahoo.com>.

Christmas Giving Tree

There are cards on the Christmas Trees in the front vestibule and the two side chapels. Each card gives the age, gender and size of a child. Please take a card and select a gift appropriate for the card. Wrap the gift and return the wrapped gift to the Parish Center by Tuesday, December 19th. These gifts will be taken and given to the children at the Good Shepherd Shelter for Battered Women.

Contemporary Folk Group

Your St. Francis de Sales Folk Group will help you lift your hearts and minds in song and prayer to the Lord during these Saturday Masses at 5 pm. Join us!! December 9th and 23rd.

CHOIR NEWS – SAVE THE DATE

SFDS Choir will present a Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 17th at 7pm. Join us for a complimentary Welcome Reception in the church vestibule after 5 pm Mass. The concert will feature Benjamin Britten’s beautiful Ceremony of Carols and fun holiday music for all. Concert admission is free, but donations are always appreciated.

Understanding You Child’s Behavior

All parishioner and school families are invited to the SFDS Parent Speaker Series, Wednesday, January 17th 2018 from 7–8:30 PM in the school auditorium. Dr. Bruce Gale will be speaking about internalizing and externalizing childhood behaviors, along with specific ways to guide your child to enhance positive behavior. To RSVP, contact Dr. Teresa Young, (818) 784-9763 or tyoung@stfrancisds.org.

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 $10 each

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.

THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

Saturday 12/09 Retirement Fund for Religious Collection

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

4:00pm-Confessions.

5:00pm-Mass with Contemporary Folk Group.

Sunday 12/10 Retirement Fund for Religious Collection

8:45am-Confirmation classes.

9:00am-Religious Education classes.

10:00am-Little Church.

Wednesday 12/13

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

7:00pm-Welcome Back to the Catholic Faith. Parish Center.

7:00pm-DivorceCare. Parish Center.

Thursday 12/14

9:00am-Bible Study, Parish Center.

7:00pm-Evening Bible Study, Parish Center.

Friday 12/15

Saturday 12/16

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

Sunday 12/17

7:00pm-Choir Concert, see below.

 

RESPECT LIFE CORNER

Over the last few years, there has been a debate in the prolife movement concerning whether or not our messaging should be more focused on women or the unborn. In the midst of this debate, many have embraced a primarily woman- centered messaging that highlights abortion’s effects on women. After several years of this messaging, progress is still needed to overcome the constant refrain in the media and Washington that abortion is a fundamental right of feminism. More importantly, if we are not careful, this message can substitute one oversimplification of the issue for another. Instead of primarily talking about abortion’s impact on the unborn, it talks about abortion’s impact on women. Rather than choosing to focus on either babies or women, a more effective message is one that recognizes how abortion affects women, men, families, and the unborn. Solutions to abortion must address all of its causes, consequences, and victims if they are to be successful.

Roland C. Warren-Human Life Review

RETURNING TO THE CENTER.

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

DID YOU KNOW?

Practice situational awareness as part of your holiday travel plans

At Christmastime, families come together to spend this blessed season surrounded by their loved ones, and for many families, this involves some travel. Parents with young children who are hitting the roads or the airways should be practicing situational awareness to ensure their children’s safety. Situational awareness means staying alert and knowing what is going on around you. Keep an eye out for suspicious activity, and know where your family members are at all times. Do not allow yourself to become distracted by your phone or other electronics—it only takes a minute for a child to disappear from your eyesight. For more holiday travel tips, visit http://www.catholic.org/travel/story.php?id=65521.

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SFDS PARISH ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM!

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