Readings. Gospel: Luke 1:1- 4; 4:14-21
Luke places Jesus in
Nazareth, where He was raised to manhood. Here amongst His own
people the scene announces who Jesus is, what His ministry consists, what
His church will be and do, and what will be the response to both Jesus and
Jesus affirms the Sabbath and the
synagogue. He not only attends but participates by reading scripture
and commenting upon it.
There was only one temple, but synagogues arose
everywhere led by the Pharisees. The synagogue became the center of
the book 'Torah' not of the altar which was the temple. In time the
synagogue became and remains today the dominant form of Judaism. The
church is the central house for Catholic worship.
"If you don't live it, you
don't believe it." Fr. O'
Mass Intentions: Week of
January 21, 2007
a.m. ------ Desmond & Jinda
Sunday 11:15 a.m.
------ Ann Young
a.m. ------ David De La Torre
a.m. ------ John Lawson
Thursday 8 a.m. ------
Desmond & Jinda
8 a.m. ------ Jerry Drohan
From the Pew:
The Altar Society to meet with Fr.
O', January 24th, 7 p.m. rectory.
Our first baptism of the year
2007, Master Zachery Farbstein
Change in IRS Regulations
relating to Church Contributions
"Due to recent changes in
the tax laws, beginning with contributions made in 2007, parishioners who
itemize deductions of their tax returns will no longer be able to deduct
contributions to the parish (or any other non-profit or charity) unless
they maintain a bank record or written contribution statement from the
parish or other charity. If you wish to ensure deductibility of your
contributions to the parish, please use a check or maintain a copy of a
statement showing a direct deposit taken from your account and provided to
the parish. You can also use our parish envelopes. The parish will
track contributions made using those envelopes and will, upon request,
produce a written statement of contributions made during a given tax year.
Canceled checks and other bank records are also sufficient
documentation. The Parish cannot track cash contributions not made
via our envelopes."