Readings. Gospel: Luke 6:27-38
"One day I was driving through a
small village on the outskirts of Oldham when I saw stocky young man with
a big pack on his back trying to thumb a lift. So I stopped to
enquire where he wanted to go.
It turned out that he was a
Japanese university student hitch-hiking his way around the world.
When he first eased himself into the passenger seat of my old Morris 1000,
I had an overwhelming sensation of fear, caused, I think, by the fact that
I had spent a lot of my youth watching ware films. Films such
as Back to Bataan and many others concerning the war against the
Japanese. I had grown up with the idea that the Japanese were my
enemies, never friends.
But I need not have
worried. I had a most interesting conversation with the young
student and looked upon the Japanese in a new light. They were,
after all, human, just like me, and in need of a helping hand at times,
just like me. "
. -- D. T. Niles
Masses: 5:30 pm, St.
Mary 7:15 pm, St. Cecilia
Mass Intentions: Week of
February 18, 2007
a.m. ------ David de Torre
8 a.m. ------ David de Torre
Wednesday 8 a.m. ------
8 a.m. ------ Agnes & James Boyle
8 a.m. ------ Gerald Saldana
From the Pew:
Those who are committed to the
Montfaucon vacation in Limoux, France, should now let Fr.O' be advised.
The airfare is the responsibility of each person. The cost for the
7-night's stay (June 16th to 23rd) is $1250 per person of which $650 will
be donated back to St. Cecilia's parish. By Feb. 25th, if places are
still available, the invitation will then be extended to non-St.
Cecilia-St. Mary parishioners. If one wishes to stay longer than a
week in Europe, they can make their extended arrangements.
The Annual Archdiocesan Appeal begins this
week. St. Cecilia has been assessed at $6,000; St. Mary's
Church, $3,300. We are hoping to have the AAA collection completed
by early June.
All presentations at St. Cecilia Church
Wednesday, Feb. 28th
- 7:15 pm Mr. Jonathan Kathrein
A Presentation focused more for Parents on Understanding the
pressures facing Teenagers in these tender years. Mr.Kathrein speaks
to high schools, colleges and other groups throughout California.
Wednesday, March 7th
- 7:15 pm Msgr. Joseph Milani
A Catholic Priest for over sixty years. He will address the
impact Catholic Faith has had upon him, and how the church has changed
from his youthful days to the present. Msgr. Milani comes with a great
sense of humor and love of Faith.
Wednesday, March 14th -
7:15 pm Rev. Jerry O'Rouke.
A discussion of Ecumenism in the church and the interest of Christian
denominations to dialogue and work together on common issues.
Wednesday, March 21st,
6:15 pm Soup & Bread
7:15 pm Communal Penance Service in preparation for Easter.
28th - 7:15 pm Sister Judy Donovan
Sr. Judy will speak on Fractured
Communities and the Healing process and steps necessary to wholeness.
"Find What You Love,
and Love What You Find." ..