OUR LADY OF LORETTO CATHOLIC CHURCH 1806 Novato Blvd., Novato, CA FAX Parish Office Hours Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm

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1 OUR LADY OF LORETTO CATHOLIC CHURCH 1806 Novato Blvd., Novato, CA FAX Parish Office Hours Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm The people were astonished at Jesus teaching; he taught them as one having authority (Mark 1:21-28). February 1, 2015 Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

2 Mass Intentions January 31 to February 8 * : Fr.Brian Costello : Fr. Manuel Estrada Day Time Intentions January 31 February 8 Saturday 1/31 5:00pm Vigil Larry Baldridge, Jr. + Mark Hilao + Priest * Sunday 2/1 7:30am 10:30am 12 Noon Our Lady of Loretto Parishioners Marie Kelliher + Mary Cruz + Guadalupe Sedano + Danny Hernandez + Monday 2/2 Eugene McMahon + Tuesday 2/3 Altar Society Members (L) and + Wednesday 2/4 Chris and Beth Doolittle and Family (L) Thursday 2/5 Jim and Ruth Rogers (L) 56th Wedding Anniversary Friday 2/6 Dennis and Rosalina Pimentel + Saturday 2/7 Sunday 2/8 5:00pm Vigil 7:30am 10:30am 12 Noon Irma Saraceno + Ida and Bob Musante Sr. + Lee Cooney + Charlie Freeman and Family (L) and + Denise Hawkins (L) OLL Parishioners Prayer for the Sick Father of goodness and love, hear our prayers for the sick members of our community and for all who are in need. Amid mental and physical suffering may they find consolation in your healing presence. Show your mercy as you close wounds, cure illness, make broken bodies whole and free downcast spirits. May these special people find lasting health and deliverance, and so join us in thanking you for all your gifts. We ask this through the Lord Jesus who healed those who believed. Amen. Please pray for our parishioners who are sick and suffering that they may know the embrace of Christ s healing love. Por favor oren por nuestros feligreses que están enfermos y que sufren para que sepan el abrazo del amor sanador de Cristo. Estela Andaya, Terry Allison, Neil Battaglia, Darlene Belluomini, Don Belluomini, Margaret Bohan, Paulette Borg, Brian Bourke, Diana Brewer, Stephanie Brewer, Tony Brewer, Betsy Bryant, Cherlyn Burpee, Alice Cullen, Ronald DeLeon, Grace Derrough, Annette Diaz, Drago Dolar, Fiona Dunlap, Tom Edwards, David Elizondo, Anna Farias, Virginia Fitch, Mary Lou Fuette, Linda Gaddini, Michelle Hague, Katherine Hall, Fr. Tom Hamilton, Joey Herr, Raquel Hidalgo, Maryanne Holtom, Jim Horan, Ron Jagels, Diana Kelly, Bridie Keenan, Maryanne Kesich, Jospeh Kusick, Elizabeth Kusick, Jim Lang, Pat Lewis, Evelyn Macca, Laura Machado, Dave Mahoney, Judy Morris, Samuel Morris, Jim Murphy, Peggy Murphy, Bart Naguit, Elena Pantoja, Patrick Panyard, John Pardini, The Panyard Family, Patrick Panyard, Jason Pimentel, Debbie Robinet, Bob Rowden, Donald Schober, Virginia Schober, Pam Seifert, Robert Shogren, Amy Silva, Estefana Soto, Sharon Gross Spry, Eugene Stephano, Dorothy Thomas, Kevin Thomas, Ken Thrailkill, Penny Thrailkill, John Thorsson, Kelly Tom, Cathy Weddle, Carol Wright, Tim Wright, Magali Zimmermann If you would like to have someone included who needs our prayers, please call the Rectory. May all our deceased Parishioners rest in the loving arms of God especially: Paul Coakley Colleen Hautau Jose Vaca Soroush Pourmehraban

3 Rev. Brian Costello Ext.227 Pastor Rev. J. Manuel Estrada EXT 230 Parochial Vicar Rev. Neil Healy In Residence Sr. Jeanette Lombardi osu EXT.226 Pastoral Associate Rev. Mr. Alejandro Madero EXT. 225 Deacon Patrick Reeder EXT. 234 Parish Manager Office Staff Mary Ann Varner EXT. 221 Erin Troy EXT. 222 Allen Shirley EXT. 236 Our Lady of Loretto School Mrs. Kathleen Kraft, Principal Parish Religious Education Amy Bjorklund Reeder, Dir. Grades 1-6 Kathleen Pitti Diacono Alejandro Grades 1-3 en Espanol ext 225 Mass Times Monday Friday 9:00 am Saturday 5:00 pm (Vigil Mass) Sunday 7:30am, 9am, 10:30am, 12pm Spanish Mass Eucharistic Adoration Every Friday 9:30am-5:00 pm Sacrament of Reconciliacion Saturday3:00pm-4:00pm Baptisms Please contact the Rectory- Catechesis Required Marriages Please contact the Rectory at least 6 months in advance Our Lady of Loretto St. Vincent de Paul Society Visit us on the Web Have a suggestion or comment? us: Annie Troy, Dir. Youth Ministry and Confirmation ext.277 Are you new to the area? We would like to get to know you and for you to get to know us. Take a moment to fill out our Parish Registration form which can be found online at or call the Rectory and we will send one to you in the mail. We look forward to hearing from you! OUR LADY OF LORETTO PARISH Empowered by the Spirit of God we celebrate Jesus presence in Prayer, Liturgy, Sacrament and Service

4 Helping Hands Report to the Parish During the last half of 2014, the members of Helping Hands have served our OLL parishioners in a variety of ways. We have: Hosted 5 funeral receptions at the request of bereaved families. Presented 19 Baptismal Scrolls in recognition of the sacrament. Welcomed 13 newly registered parishioners with information packets about parish organizations. Provided sweet treats and volunteer workers for the Treat Walk at the October parish festival. Hosted receptions after the annual Memorial Mass in November and the OLL Choir Christmas concerts in December. Coordinated the annual parish Christmas Outreach. Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of OLL parishioners, 97 families in need were able to celebrate Christmas with gifts and good food. Helping Hands members and other volunteers also baked, wrapped and distributed Christmas cookies to each family receiving assistance. Prayed for the intentions of our members and fellow parishioners at our weekly 1:00 pm Tuesday prayer group. We are always looking for new members, so if you are interested in joining Helping Hands and assisting with these corporal and spiritual works of mercy, look for the enrollment forms in the church vestibules or call Teri Guy at for more information. No meetings required just a willingness to help! Knights of Columbus Council 3950 All parishioners and guests are invited to join us on the evening of February 4 for a presentation on Catholic China. The presentation will be at 8pm in the Church. The speaker will be Fr. Robert Carbonneau, C..P., Executive Director of the U.S. Catholic China Bureau. We expect an extremely interesting presentation. First Vespers of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple St. Sebastian Church, Greenbrae Sunday February 1st, 5:30pm. Celebrant Fr. Mark Taheny Choirmaster, Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB To Include Blessing of the Candles (please bring your own personal candles) Vespers Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament Confessions 4:30 5:15 Reception and Buffet Supper to Follow Info THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! Thank you to all who volunteered their time to help decorate and take down the decorations in the Church for Christmas. Many took time throughout the past weeks, to complete tasks that have led to the overall beauty of the Church for Christmas. A special expression of gratitude goes to Nick, and Roberto for their on-going help and taking care of much of the heavy work. Thank you too, to the members of the Altar Society who prepared the poinsettias and cleaned the Church. We are grateful for everyone s generosity and time taken from busy schedules to pull everything together. Many hands make light work. We so appreciate all you do in support of our parish community. Everyone s enthusiasm in participating was very heartwarming! GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: We will be having an 8-week Grief Support Group beginning February 4 th. The group will meet on Wednesday s from 4 pm to 5:30 pm. Please call ahead for more details or if you have any questions. Thank you. Sister Jeanette WORLD DAY OF THE SICK MASS Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone Principal Celebrant Saturday, February 7, 2015, 11:00 AM Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption 111 Gough Street at Geary, San Francisco Help remind Catholics in Congress that they cannot be pro-abortion Newly elected and returning members of the 114 th Congress took their oaths of office on Tuesday, Jan. 6. Among them are some who claim to be both Catholic and pro-abortion. Priests for Life is asking you to help remind t hem that you cannot be both. Tens of thousands signed on to our recent Letter to the Speaker of the House. Now, we're asking you to sign on to a letter expressing our outrage that these politicians try to have it both ways...on one hand, appealing to their Catholic constituencies with the notion that even though their actions show their pro-abortion stance, they are Catholics in good standing. But on the other, they appeal to their pro-abortion constituencies by upholding legal abortion. Let us remind the members of the 114 th Congress of the fact that human rights... belong to each of us because we are human, from the moment of conception until the moment of our death. Go to to learn more. COLLECTIONS REPORT Christmas Collection Budget Collected profit/<shortfall> $50,000 $33,894 <$16,106> January Collections Through 1/26 Budget Collected profit/<shortfall> $53,238 $53,538 $300

5 Dear Friends, During the past two weeks, I have heard the refrain: If Father Brian is pleading poverty, why do we have two new stained glass windows? To be completely transparent, let me tell you the story behind these windows. Two years ago, the previous pastor and a parishioner came up with the idea that they wanted to beautify the church. In order to do that, they wanted to put in some stained glass windows. A long time parishioner died leaving us with some money. So it was decided by these two individuals, that of the $50,000 it would cost for the windows, $40,000 would come from the bequest and the parishioner would put in the other $10,000. Everyone, except these two people, did not want these windows because we couldn t afford it! There were many other needs in the parish and school that needed to be addressed. The stained glass windows were completely off the radar as far as needs go. The Pastoral Council, the Finance Council, our Parish Manager were all against putting in these windows. When I came on board as your pastor in July, the first thing I tried to do was rescind the contracts for these windows. I knew how it would look, that people would surmise that OLL must be doing pretty well financially in putting in $50,000 worth of stained glass windows. The contracts were already signed and there was nothing I could do about it. The money had already been spent, so my hands were tied. That, in essence, is the story of the stained glass windows, windows that nobody wanted except for the previous pastor and a parishioner. On a happier note, our own Deacon Alex was named one of the three outstanding deacons in the Archdiocese last Friday night at the Annual Knights of Columbus Clergy Dinner. Congratulations Alex! I, along with the Altar Society, are trying to keep the church neat and clean for you. Unfortunately, some people are littering the church with, what I describe, as religious junk. Please know that as soon as I see these materials in our church, I will toss them in the recycling bin. Thank you for your cooperation! The Archbishop s Annual Appeal (AAA) is beginning in the next week or two. Our goal this year is $107,000. Stay tuned! Ash Wednesday will be here in a couple of weeks. February 18 to be exact. (It seems like yesterday we were celebrating Christmas. Where did the time go?) Masses on Ash Wednesday will be at 9am (School Mass), 6pm (English Mass), and 7:30pm (Spanish Mass). We will also be having a simple prayer service (no Mass) at 12:15pm for those who want to receive ashes. Happy Super Bowl Sunday! (Go Seahawks!!) Father Brian

6 This Week at OLL February 1 - February 8 Sun. The Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mon. SVDP Library 7pm Tue. Helping Hands Prayer Group Church 1pm Our Mother of Perpetual Help Chapel 6pm Al-Anon Convent 7:15pm Wed. Our Lady s Prayer Group Church 7:30pm K of C Hall 7pm (note time change) Thurs. Choir Practice Choir Room 6:30pm Fri. Eucharistic Adoration Chapel 9:30am 5pm Sat. Cenacle Chapel 9:30am Sun. The Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mass Times Monday Friday 9:00 am Saturday 5:00 pm Vigil Mass Sunday 7:30am, 9am, 10:30am, 12pm Español Eucharistic Adoration Every Friday/Todos los viernes 9:30am-5:00 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturday 3:00pm-4:00pm Baptisms Please contact the Rectory- Catechesis Required Marriages Please contact the Rectory at least 6 months in advance Join us for the recitation of the Rosary, Monday-Thursday after the 9am Mass and at 5:30pm, Friday after the 9am Mass and at 5pm and Sunday at 3pm. Wedding Anniversary Mass The Archdiocese will hold its annual Wedding Anniversary Mass for husbands, wives, and their families celebrating a 5-year anniversary in 2015 (5, 10, , 35, 40, or more than 40 years of marriage). Archbishop Cordileone will be the celebrant, at the Cathedral of St Mary of the Assumption, at 10am on Saturday, February 21, followed by a reception in Patron s Hall. Couples can register at or by calling (415) Esta semana en OLL 1 Febrero 8 Febrero Domingo: Cuarto Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario Lunes: Coro de JPC Cuarto de Coro 7pm Martes: Helping Hands Grupo de Oración por la Iglesia-1pm JPC Discipulados Capilla del Convento 7pm Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro-Chapel-6pm Al-Anon-Convento - 7:15 pm Miércoles: Nuestra Señora Grupo de Oración- Capilla 7:30pm Ensavo del Coro-Espanol Iglesia 7pm Jueves: Ensayo del Coro-Iglesia-6:30pm Viernes: Sabado: Adoración Eucarística-Capilla 9:30am a 5pm JPC Biblioteca 7pm Cenáculo-Chapel-9: 30am Domingo: Quinto Domingo del Ordinario DÍA MUNDIAL DE LA MISA POR ENFERDAD Arzobispo Salvatore Cordileone Celebrante Principal Sábado, 07 de febrero :00 am Catedral de Santa María de la Asunción 111 Gough Street a Geary, San Francisco Reserve su lugar ahora como voluntario durante la Cuaresma. La práctica de la compasión con Caridades Católicas A medida que la temporada de Cuaresma enfoques, Caridades Católicas está ofreciendo oportunidades de voluntariado de una sola vez para que usted ponga su fe en acción durante las seis semanas de la Cuaresma. No es demasiado pronto para inscribirse y reservar su lugar. Usted puede elegir entre una serie de actividades de voluntariado como servir el almuerzo a las familias sin hogar, la distribución de alimentos a las personas mayores, o leer a los niños. Para inscribirse para obtener más información de contacto Clint Womack, Voluntario Manager, en o Aniversario de boda Misa La Arquidiócesis celebrar su boda anual Misa de Aniversario de maridos, esposas, y sus familias para celebrar un aniversario de 5 años en 2015 (5, 10, , 35, 40, o más de 40 años de matrimonio). Arzobispo Cordileone será el celebrante, en la Catedral de Santa María de la Asunción, a las 10 am el sábado 21 de febrero, seguido de una recepción en el Salón de Patrón. Las parejas pueden registrarse en llamando al (415)

7 Queridos amigos, Durante las últimas dos semanas, he oído el refrán: "Si el padre Brian está suplicando la pobreza, por qué tenemos dos nuevas vidrieras?" Para ser completamente transparente, déjame decirte que la historia detrás de estas ventanas. Hace dos años, el pastor anterior y un feligrés se le ocurrió la idea de que ellos querían para embellecer la iglesia. Con el fin de hacer eso, querían poner en algunas vidrieras. Un feligrés tiempo largo murió dejándonos con un poco de dinero. Así que se decidió por estos dos individuos, que de los dólares que costaría para las ventanas, dólares provendrían de la herencia y el feligrés pondría en los otros $ Todo el mundo, excepto estas dos personas, no quería que estas ventanas porque no podíamos permitir! Había muchas otras necesidades de la parroquia y la escuela que era necesario abordar. Las vidrieras estaban completamente fuera del radar por lo que pasan necesidades. El Consejo Pastoral, el Consejo de Finanzas, nuestro Gerente de la parroquia estaban todos en contra de poner en estas ventanas. Cuando vine a bordo como su pastor en julio, lo primero que intenté hacer fue dejar sin efecto los contratos de estas ventanas. Yo sabía cómo se vería, que la gente suponer que OLL deben estar haciendo bastante bien económicamente en la puesta en valor de $ vidrieras. Los contratos ya están firmados y no había nada que pudiera hacer al respecto. El dinero ya había sido gastado, así que mis manos estaban atadas. Eso, en esencia, es la historia de las vidrieras, ventanas que nadie quería, excepto para el pastor anterior y un feligrés. En una nota más feliz, nuestro propio Deacon Alex fue nombrado uno de los tres diáconos destacados en la noche del pasado viernes Arquidiócesis en los Caballeros de Colón anuales Clero Cena. Felicidades Alex! Yo, junto con la Sociedad del Altar, están tratando de mantener la iglesia limpia y ordenada para usted. Lamentablemente, algunas personas están ensuciando la iglesia con, lo que describo, como "basura religiosa." Por favor, sé que tan pronto como veo estos materiales en nuestra iglesia, voy a tirar en el contenedor de reciclaje. Gracias por su cooperación! La Campaña Anual del Arzobispo (AAA) está comenzando en la próxima semana o dos. Nuestra meta este año es de $ 107,000. Manténganse al tanto! Miércoles de Ceniza estará aquí en un par de semanas. 18 de febrero para ser exactos. (Parece que fue ayer que estábamos celebrando la Navidad. Dónde se fue el tiempo?) Misas el Miércoles de Ceniza será a las 9 am (Escuela Misa), 18:00 (Inglés Misa), y 7:30 pm (Misa en español). También vamos a tener un servicio de oración sencilla (sin masa) a las 12:15 pm para aquellos que quieren recibir cenizas. Feliz domingo del Super Bowl! (Go Seahawks!!) Helping Hands Informe a la Parroquia Durante el último semestre de 2014, los miembros de Helping Hands han servido a nuestros feligreses OLL en una variedad de maneras. Tenemos: Alojado 5 recepciones funeral a petición de las familias en duelo. Presentado el 19 de Bautismo Rollos en reconocimiento de la Santa Cena. Acogió con beneplácito 13 feligreses de nueva matriculación con paquetes de información acerca de las organizaciones parroquiales. Siempre dulces y voluntarios para el Paseo Tratar en el festival de la parroquia octubre. Recepciones Hosted después de la Misa en Memoria anual en noviembre y los conciertos OLL Coro de Navidad en diciembre. Coordinó la parroquia anual de Extensión de Navidad. Gracias a la inmensa generosidad de los feligreses OLL, 97 familias necesitadas fueron capaces de celebrar la Navidad con regalos y buena comida. Helping Hands miembros y otros voluntarios también hornearon, envuelto y distribuyen galletas de Navidad a cada uno que reciben asistencia familiar. Rezado por las intenciones de nuestros miembros y feligreses en nuestro semanario 13:00 grupo de oración Martes. Siempre estamos buscando nuevos miembros, por lo que si usted está interesado en unirse a Helping Hands y ayudar con estas obras corporales y espirituales de misericordia, busque los formularios de inscripción en los portales de la iglesia o llame Teri individuo al para más información. No hay reuniones requieren... sólo una voluntad de ayudar!