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