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Sunday Bulletin

3rd Sunday of Advent

December 17, 2006

Readings.  Gospel: Luke 3:10-18

    Morality is an integral domain of church life and essential to healthy spirituality.  Isaiah the prophet is renowned for his powerful stands on social justice and forcing the Israelite nation to live up to their covenant.  John the Baptist continues this prophetic role.  His moral preaching as a way of life, not as a choice but as a command no religious person can ignore.  Religious people are moral people.

 Christmas Mass Schedule:
       Sunday, Dec. 24   Christmas Eve Mass: 5:30 p.m. at St. Mary's
       Monday, Dec. 25  Christmas Day Masses: 9:30 a.m. St. Cecilia's
       and 11:15 a.m. at St. Mary's



From the Pew

      The Christmas party was a happy affair.  Thanks to all who volunteered their time to make this a success.  Get ready for the next big event - St. Patrick's wild Celtic bash.
       The second collection at St. Cecilia's this Sunday is a Christmas gift for our CCD children.  Denise Bohman is taking them to a movie and pizza.
       I have a liturgical idea of having a place in the church set aside for Saint's feast days throughout the year.  If anyone has a statue of a saint in their homes, they could bring the statue to the church during the week of the Saint's feast day.  It is only a thought, let me know what you think?
       We will updating our parish directory in January 2007.  Fill out the form and return it to the rectory.


       Divorce Recovery Course offered by the Separated & Divorced Catholics of the Bay Area provides a chance to understand the emotional journey begun with the loss of a relationship.  Seven Sunday evenings beginning 1-7-2007 at St. Stephens Church, 451 Eucalyptus,  San Francisco, from 7 to 9 p.m.  The cost of $45.00 covers book & materials.  To register or for more information, call Susan at (415) 752-1308.


Mass Intentions:  Week of December 17, 2006

  Sunday         9:30 a.m.  ------    Lina Carraro
  Sunday       11:15 a.m.  ------    Virginia Prendergast
  Monday         8 a.m.      ------    Dan Murphy
  Wednesday    8 a.m.      ------    Anita Dicks
  Thursday        8 a.m.      ------    John Lawson
  Friday            8 a.m.      ------    Agnes & James Boyle