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Holy Family / New Year's Eve
December 31, 2006
Readings. Gospel: Luke 2:41-52
Synagogues, mosques, temples, churches are the primary buildings in any community because of their longevity and place in history, and as a seat for worship, a home in which to encounter God and nurture one's soul and spirit. They are essential for faith and all should feel it's their spiritual home. It's God's house, but it's also true to say it's our house, my house.
9:30 a.m. ------ Jerry Drohan
"A girl asks a woman for a Christmas gift. The woman asks: Are you going to Christmas Mass. The girl says: I am not. The woman replies: Then Christmas is meaningless to you. There goes your present." Parish true story 2006.
From the Pew:
We welcome into our community of faith, Danielle, daughter of Brian and Christen McPherson, granddaughter of George and Virginia Kerbs. Baptized on December 30, 2006.
The Annual Archdiocesan Appeal for 2007 has be re-assessed at St. Cecilia's Church $6000.00, St. Mary's Church, $3,300.00.
January 1st, Mary Mother of God, is not a holy day of obligation.
Have You Ever Thought of Becoming a Catholic Priest? You are invited to attend a Discernment Retreat, Friday, January 26, through Sunday, January 28, at St. Patrick's Seminary to better understand if a vocation to the priesthood is for you. For information, please contact Fr. O'
Third Annual Walk for Life, Saturday, January 20, 2007 starts at 11 a.m. at Justin Herman Plaza at the Embarcadero and ends at Marina Green. Join thousands of pro-life women, men, friends and families as we take our message to the streets proclaiming that women deserve better than abortion. For information, contact Vicki Evans at 415-614-5533.
Catholic Adult Singles Association of Marin County (C.A.S.A. Marin). Sunday, February 4, 3 p.m., Super Bowl Party - McInnis Golf Center, 350 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael. Limited to 25 people. Includes a football pool. Food and beverages can be purchased at the restaurant. For Information, call Bob at 415-897-0639.
Archbishop Niederauer received a letter from a lady named Cecilia. Her letter, in part, read as follows: "The reason I am writing to you is that I have no family. I was adopted and the couple that adopted me .... left a box of pictures and moved away when I became ill. Now I have no one.... Maybe my birth family would like to know what happened to me. Could you find it in your heart to include this message in bulletins throughout the Archdiocese? Teresa Louise, born 11/28/53 in San Francisco. Write P.O. Box 127, Columbia, CA 95310."