LASER-COM. COVER SHEET ST. BERNARDINE OF SIENA 513956 Cindy Catania OR DOROTHY KRAMER - 818-888-8200 PASTORAL TEAM: PASTOR: Rev. Fr. Robert J. McNamara ASSOCIATE PASTOR: Rev. Fr. Daniel A. Fox PASTOR EMERITUS: Rev Msgr Richard H Murray SUNDAY ASSOCIATE: Rev Fr. Thomas Schrader, O.Carm. DEACONS: Jerry Cellner, Dale Taufer MASS SCHEDULE: SUNDAY: 7:00am, 8:30am, 10:00am, 12:00nn, 5:30 p.m. WEEKDAY: Mon thru Fri.: 6:30am & 8:30 a.m. (1st) Fri: 11:30 a.m. Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:00pm. Confessions: Sat: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m Page Two St. Bernardine of Siena Dear Friends, The scandals involving priests and their abuse of children has shocked and continues to shock our Church. Naturally, there has been a reaction. Coming from a place of horrible shame, the Catholic Church is now boldly and aggressively attacking the problem. We recognize that it is much more than a church problem. It is a societal evil. “Safeguard the Children” committees are now set up and operating in 97% of our parishes. Ours is under the capable leadership of Ray Barkes. In our diocese, a program called ”Virtus” training is mandatory for all paid and volunteer parishioners dealing with children. Over 200 in our parish have already taken the training which teaches adults to recognize the possible presence of, and situations that may lead to abuse. I dream of a parish where, not just 200, but thousands of eyes are open and knowledgeable so that an abuser of children has no opportunity here. For that reason, I invite every adult parishioner to take the Virtus Training. Check this bulletin for upcoming dates. In the same vein, our Book Club will meet on Wednesday, October 26 at 7:00 pm. addressing and discussing the issue in a novel way: Four professional actors will read a play called “Doubt.” It is a story of suspicion cast on a priest's behavior. Coffee and discussion will follow. Bring your friends, it promises to be an electric evening. ~ Father McNamara~ Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time October 2, 2005 Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. — Philippians 4:6 Eucharistic Adoration Tuesday, October 4 7:00 a.m. ~ noon Upstairs chapel IMPORTANT DATES October 2 October 4 October 8 St Bernardine of Siena 9th Annual Fall Festival October 14th, 15th & 16th The weekend will include entertainment, live music, rides, games, scrumptious food, silent auction, and exciting raffles. Grand prizes will include an Australian seven night vacation getaway for two or $5000, a full year tuition for one student or $3000, and a $1000 shopping spree! Festival hours: Friday 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Hope to see you all there! ALTAR CARE October 7, 2005 Mary Kesterson, Amy Okonski, Tony Palmisano. Jane Twomey, Sheila Stoll. October 2, 2005 October 15/16 October 17 Sandwich Sunday for the homeless. Those interested in helping to distribute sandwiches to the homeless on Skid Row will meet in the parking lot after the 5:30 p.m. Mass. Sanctity of Life Committee Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Anti-abortion Prayer Rally at Family Planning Associates (10211 Sepulveda Blvd.) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Food gathering for the Guadalupe Canter and Loaves & Fishes Pantry. Justice & Peace Committee Meting at 7:30 p.m. The prophets called the community to “care for the widow, the orphan, and the stranger.” The single parent, the child in poverty, and the refugee and immigrant in our midst have the same claim on us today. The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) funds organizations working to break the cycle of poverty in the archdiocese. Your support of CCHD in November is needed. “Safeguard the Children Parish Committee” The purpose of the Virtus Program is to train adults on how to protect all children. The training makes you aware of the signs of child sexual abuse, the methods and means by which offenders commit abuse, and easy steps one can take to prevent child sexual abuse. The Archdiocese has mandated this training for all staff and parishioners who work directly with children. However, it is highly recommended for all who are interested in preventing child abuse. A session is scheduled for Saturday, October 29th. Please call Eileen Fewless at (818)340-1440 to sign-up. Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary TimeSt. Bernardine of Siena Justice & Peace Ministry “All things for ALL people!” Please mark Sunday, November 6th on your calendars as St. Bernardine parishioners have been invited to join our brothers and sisters from Temple Aliyah as they celebrate their annual Mitzvah Day. One of the projects we will be working on with Temple Aliyah on Mitzvah Day is Project Chicken Soup. This project prepares hot meals at a kitchen in the park La Brea area from 8:00 a.m. until noon. The meals are then delivered to shut-ins, many of which are AIDS patients, in the Valley. We need volunteers to help cook and/or deliver meals. For more information, please call the parish office as soon as possible at 888-8200. OCTOBER IS RIGHT TO LIFE MONTH San Fernando Valley Life Chain : Join us as we stand in a legal, peaceful protest against abortion on Sunday, October 2nd at Devonshire & Sepulveda Blvds. in Mission Hills from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Signs will be provided. Join us as we “STAND FOR LIFE” on Saturday, October 8th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Family Planning Associates, 10211 Sepulveda Blvd. in Mission Hills. St. Mel’s Msgr. Richard Affirm will be leading prayer. Contact Tracie Shepard at 340-7043 for more details—or if you need a ride! SAVE THE DATE: “Celebration of Life Gala” Saturday, October 22nd at St. Bernadine's Parish Hall. Sponsored by the Pregnancy Counseling Center. Enjoy a gourmet dinner, comedy hour featuring David Arnold, live auction and drawing. For additional information, call the Pregnancy Counseling Center at (818)895-2500. In your charity please pray for the sick of the parish, Michele Pepin; Frank Anzalone, brother of Minnie Barkley; Julianna Morin, grandmother of the McGowans, Morins & Keatings; Janny Vogel Zang; David Espinozsa; Marvin Asbury; Sharon Clark; Mary Anita Regali; Monica Navarro; Wayne Smith; Laurie Pearson; Marion Blodnikar; Raymond Kozak; Doris Piro; Stephen Shaffer; Larry Levine; Anne White; Ed Fraker; Mary Biondo; Norman Shapiro; Walter Lord; Patrick Breslin; David Espinosa; Crystal Taylor; Rose Marie Imber; Gabino Cruz; Tati Cardero; Dorothy Dhesse. Please pray for the happy repose of the souls of Patricia Sostak, mother of Cindy Reed;Doug Reed, father of Kevin; Felix Tadiosa, brother of Amy; Paul Bulman, brother of Bob; John Lowery, father of Kathy Case & grandfather of John Case. October 2, 2005 Our first Senior Citizen Mass and Luncheon will be this Friday, October 7th. On the first Fridays of each month we offer a special Mass in the Eucharistic Chapel for our senior citizens at 11:30 a.m. Mass is immediately followed by a delicious luncheon in the Parish Hall. All seniors are encouraged to attend, especially those who are normally homebound. Please call Minea at 340-6343 if you need ride arrangements made. BLOOD DRIVE - Oct 9th 8:15 a.m. to 2:25 p.m. We continue our Blood Drive Sign-ups after all of the Masses this weekend, October 1st & 2nd. Please donate and help save a life. Volunteers? Call Dotty Barkes at 888-0833. PRIME TIMERS Our next General Meeting will be Sunday, October 23rd at 2:00 p.m. in the Parish Center. The theme will be Halloween. If possible, please dress up in your favorite costume ~ prizes will be awarded for the Best Costume. We will play Bingo. Appetizers and beverages will be served. VOTE “YES” on Proposition 73 Respect Life Sunday ~ The Catholic Bishops of California have endorsed Prop 73 which will require a doctor to notify at least one parent 48 hours before performing an abortion on a girl under the age of 18 years. The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that government is obligated to protect the rights of parents: “The political community has a duty to honor the family, to assist it, and to issue especially the freedom to establish a family, to have children, and to bring them up in keeping with the family’s own moral and religious convictions.” Have you remembered your parish or school in your will or trust? For further information, please contact the rectory or H. Richard Closson, Director, Trust and Estate Programs at (213)637-7472 or [email protected] or visit www.estateplanning.com/trustsacc. Our correct legal title is: “The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles, A Corporation Sole, for the benefit of St. Bernardine of Siena Parish, (or school) Woodland Hills, California.” GUADALUPE COMMUNITY CENTER NEEDS VOLUNTEERS! If you would like to help your less fortunate neighbors by volunteering just 4 hours a week of your time at the Guadalupe Center, please call Lydia Nassoura at (818)340-2050, Monday – Friday. It is a very rewarding experience! Page Four St. Bernardine of Siena October 2 through October 8, 2005 7:00 a.m. Pro Populo 8:30 a.m. Chris Goessling+ 10:00 a.m. Victims of Abortion 12:00 noon Stephen O’Rourke+ 5:30 p.m. Teresa DeSaenz+ MONDAY 6:30 a.m. Patricia Savitsky+ 8:30 a.m. Theresa Kirkman+ TUESDAY 6:30 a.m. Iris Samson 8:30 a.m. Cliff Ivory+ WEDNESDAY 6:30 a.m. Hurricane victims 8:30 a.m. Andrew M. Stasio+ THURSDAY 6:30 a.m. Alizabeth Abrigo+ 8:30 a.m. Mary Jo Havert+ FRIDAY 6:30 a.m. Louis Sorgi+ 8:30 a.m. Mary Jo Havert+ SATURDAY 8:30 a.m. Vincent Dasaro+ 5:00 p.m. Patrocinia Feliciano+ YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Become a Holy Cross Hospital Volunteer. Positions are challenging, rewarding, and flexible. Job description & training provided. Just four hours a week. Contact Maureen Metzger at (818) 898-4613 for more information. Volunteer classes scheduled for October 31st and November 5th from 10:00 am. To 3:30 p.m. at the hospital. AROUND THE VALLEY October 2 12 15 29 22nd Annual Rosary Rally “Mary, The Inspiration of the Youth,” at 3:30 p.m. at St. John Baptist de la Salle, 16555 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. For additional information, please call (818)597-0701. Christian Rock & Hurricane Benefit Concert at St. Paschal Baylon’s Hall in Thousand Oaks at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 presale; $15 at the door. Order tickets online at www.ticketforce.com. Call (805)496-0222 for further information. “Reflections of the Heart” Immaculate Heart Auxiliary Luncheon at the Sheraton Universal. 11:00 a.m. cocktails, 12:00 lunch, fashions by Lourdes Chavez. For additional information call (818)838-3217. Louisville Annual Dinner Dance & Auction “Quest” at the Air Force One Pavilion of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library at 6:00 p.m., dinner at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person for additional information call the school at (818)346-7510.
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