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1 1305 Royal Avenue Simi Valley, CA Phone: Website: First Sunday of Advent December 2, 2018 FAMILY PRAYER AROUND THE ADVENT WREATH First Week (Purple Candle) Blessed are you, O Lord our God, king of the universe. You sent your Son to be the Light of the world and to spread his light of love to all. Bless us and this wreath of light made from our hands. May their ever increasing brightness be a sign to us of the approaching nearness of your Son, that we might prepare in joy for his humble birth in a manger and be ready to receive him at his coming again in glory. We ask this through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. (Light the Candle) GIFT SHOP ADVENT CANDLES! ADVENT WREATHS! Christmas cards and Gifts! Advent is next weekend, come and purchase your Advent Candles. Stop by before or after Sunday morning Masses or on Thursday from 12-3pm. We have beautiful gifts, great CDs, books, religious articles, jewelry, holy cards for yourself or as a gift and great a selection of Christmas gifts. The store is conveniently located at the entrance to the church. Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday, December 14, 2018 at 6:45 PM Join us for our 3 rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Bring your family and friends to this beautiful tradition. You will enjoy a live nativity, music, refreshments and fellowship. Christmas Poinsettias for the Altar Order a poinsettia in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone special in your life. We will be taking limited orders on the patio after the morning Masses, TODAY December 2 nd or order by phone by calling the parish office before December 15 th at

2 RECTORY 1305 Royal Avenue Simi Valley, CA Ph: Fax: Tony Gammariello, PBM HOURS Monday to Friday: 9:00am 8:00pm Saturday: 9:00am 5:00pm Sunday: 8:00am 4:00pm Facilities Manager Norm Ouellette ANNULMENT ASSISTANCE Deacon Chris Ryan (703) ALTAR SERVER MINISTRY EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION Coordinators George Lemos Tony Lemos EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION TO THE HOMEBOUND Todd Sanders, Coordinator FAITH FORMATION Sandra Lemos, Director LECTORS MINISTRY Tony Delgado LECTORS MINISTRY (Spanish) Daisy Martinez LIFE TEEN / YOUTH MINISTRY Adam Cross, Youth Minister MINISTERIOS Y SERVICIOS PARA LA COMUNIDAD LATINA Rectory MUSIC MINISTRY Clare Delto, Director PASTORAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE Cliff Wirtz RESPECT LIFE MINISTRY Eileen Pratt HR. LIFE CENTER HOTLINE FOR UNPLANNED PREGNANCY Call PregnancyCounselingCenter SAFEGUARD THE CHILDREN Sandy Lemos (Interim Chair person) Third Ministries Sean Quandt Office: PASTOR Rev. Joseph P. Shea Associate Pastor Fr. John Moloney Associate Pastor Fr. Gregorio Hidalgo In Residence Fr. Jim Maher DEACONS Dn. Peter Wilson Dn. Terry Reibenspies Dn. Louis Fernandez Dn. Chris Ryan Dn. Dave Lawrence SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION Monday & Wednesday 9:00am 10:00am Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 4:00pm 5:00pm Saturday: 3:00pm 5:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION Vigil: 5:30pm & 7:00pm Holy Day: 6:00am; 8:30am; 12:00pm; 5:30pm; 7:00pm (Spanish) LITURGY SCHEDULE Daily: 8:30am & 5:30pm Saturday: 8:30am. 5:00pm (Vigil) 7:00pm (Spanish) Sunday: 6:00am,7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am (Family/Children) 1:00pm (Spanish) 5:00pm(Youth) SATURDAY, December 8, 2018 Mass Time Celebrant Priest HOLY DAY 6:00 AM Fr. Joseph Shea Immaculate 8:30 AM Fr. John Moloney Conception 12:00PM Fr. Joseph Shea 5:00PM Fr. Gregorio Hidalgo 7:00PM Fr. Joseph Shea SUNDAY, December 9, 2018 Mass Time Celebrant Priest 6:00 AM Fr. Jim Maher 7:00 AM Fr. John Moloney 9:00 AM Fr. Gregorio Hidalgo 11:00 AM Fr. John Moloney 1:00 PM Fr. Joseph Shea 5:00 PM Fr. Joseph Shea *Occasionally the Celebrant may change Royal Avenue, Simi Valley, CA Dr. Jayne Quinn, Principal. Website: (fax) AFTER SCHOOL CARE (805) St. Rose School Alumni Teresa Moran Runyon: OR SACRAMENTS ANOINTING OF THE SICK Administered throughout the year. Please call the Rectory any time in case of serious illness or going into surgery. BAPTISMS English: 1 st Sunday of the month Arrangements must be made prior to Baptism. Español: 3 r Domingo del mes Es necesario hacer arreglos con anticipación. MARRIAGES Arrangements must be made at least six months in advance. Please call or visit the Rectory. MINISTRIES BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY Mike Palacios CHARISMATIC PRAYER MINISTRY Deacon Pete Wilson CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER GROUP Ched & Lumi Cruz COUPLES FOR CHRIST Jose & Sandy Pizano FAMILY ROSARY MINISTRY Nancy Kincaid Sue Michael FILAM (Filipino/American) Ched Cruz ICF (Italian Catholic Federation) Ritamarie Downey, President KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL #5803 Robert Smith, Grand Knight LEGION OF MARY APOSTOLATE Cathy Sullivan RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (RCIA) If interested in becoming Catholic or if you are a baptized adult in need of Confirmation and First Communion please call: SERVING THOSE IN NEED Penny Liberatore SEWING THE SEED Michelle Keilty MOTHER CABRINI CIRCLE GIFT SHOP Located in the vestibule; open before & after morning Sunday Masses & Thursdays 12 3pm

3 Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament If the people of ancient times showed such tremendous reverence and devotion to Our Lord in the presence of the Ark of the Covenant, how much greater should be the reverence and devotion to the Presence in the Blessed Sacrament paid by the parishioners here in our parish, St. Rose of Lima; not only adoration of the Real Presence in the Adoration Chapel or the tabernacle, but, also, the receiving of the precious Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, in communion at Mass; daily, if possible. Over the centuries, thousands of people have traveled great distances, and still do, to visit the relics of the Saints and to marvel at hearing about their wonderful deeds. They worship at magnificent churches dedicated to these Saints and pay homage to their blessed remains in a reliquary. But God, the Saint of Saints, the Creator of all things and the Lord of Angels, is here present on the altar before us, both in the tabernacle and in the Adoration Chapel. What prevents us from visiting Him during the week? Can we not find time, make time, to spend fifteen minutes a week in talking and listening to Jesus? Hopefully, as has happened to hundreds of people, one will discover that fifteen minutes is not enough. Many people will stop by two or three times a week just to say "Hi, Jesus." Eventually, this quiet, prayerful time will expand to one hour a week. This one hour is a reflection of the words of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane when he admonished Peter, James and John for not being able to spend one hour with Him in prayer, as He began His Passion. Reflecting on this, well remember when was in my childhood, my mother would remind us as we set out for "sand-lot" baseball or just goofing around, that we better stop by the church to say "Hi" to Jesus. Of course, we barely stopped, but we said "Hi Jesus." As enter my ninth decade of life, still greet Him with "Hi, Jesus" and hear Him respond: "Hi, Jimmy" and then settle down, to listen to Him tell me how messed up my life so far and how to make correction. The question as to what to do with the time we give Him inevitably arises. There is no "set of instructions" in regards how you spend your time in adoration, be it fifteen minutes or an hour. There is nothing incorrect about praying the rosary, spiritual reading or just sitting there and "listening" to Jesus. We do not always have to do all the talking. Some groups in our parish meet in an evening to worship by praise, the rosary or simply rote prayer; or in silent prayer, vocal prayer and/or singing. In the Sacrament of the altar He is wholly present, God and Man. And here, also, in all its abundance, is the fruit of eternal salvation whenever He is received worthily and devoutly. Every priest should make sure that the people are offered an opportunity to spend quiet time with our Lord. It may not always be convenient to provide an Adoration chapel, but He is, also, the same Jesus, Body and Blood, the Real Presence in the tabernacle. So, what draws us to the time of adoration? It is not just curiosity. We are drawn by our firm faith, our devout hope and our pure love for Him Who deserves to get our "ear" for a few minutes out of our daily schedules. It is truly amazing to hear the stories of people who were reluctant to come before Jesus in adoration. Once you begin, believe me, He will put a very holy "guilt trip" on you and you will find yourselves wanting, needing, and anticipating more time with Him. The real "value" of this adoration comes with the realization that when the "seed is sown" it can land on rocky soil, it can be neglected or rejected, it can be "choked" by the cares of this world, or it can change in intensity, quality and frequency. It is the latter that brings up before the

4 A time to be born Ecc 3:2 le A time to heal Ecc 3:3 And pray for one another. James 5:13-18 Alexey Baikov Matt Bergholtz Shirley Bergholtz Denise Burke Ruben Castillo Robbie Chirigotis Brianna Cooney Shirley Craft Darlene Daly Carmen Diaz Karl Erickson Fred Erickson Teodorico Estrada Seth Fabry Ma. De Los Angeles Flores Tess Fowler Daniel Garcia Maxine Gardner 5 yr. old Girl Cody Gorecki U.S. Army SPC Kathryn Acquarelli Rene M. Apodaca Capt. Anita Brooks Thomas Campbell Patrick Croy John Gebert Thomas M. Gonzalez Brian Kiely Ryan Loniero Macrorie Miller Ronald Murphy Ryan Osier PFC2 Christopher Ramirez Omar Ramirez Juan Ignacio Rios Kaplan Sharpe SPC Steven Smith PFC Carlos S. Vela SPC. Gino Zarcone Kevin G. Sullivan USCG Kenneth Jacobskind Emiliano Olea, Joaquin E. Olea, Luanna A Piminchumo, Lucianna A. Piminchumo, Maria S Robles-Meza & Gavin Keane Harding Carol Guillen Molly C. Johnson Alfredo Kaimo Beth Kehoe Linda Larson John Linscott, Sr. William Lloyd Rachel Lopez Zoe Lowdermilk Christine Maldonado Jeannine Mauss Patrick Mauss Todd McFarland Lillian Moritsky Christie Morrison Corinne Page Lupe Pina Wren Pitstick Barbara Prete Mary Rodgers National Guard Sgt. Armando Peña, Jr. Col. Marilyn Rios U.S. Navy Matthew Anaya Sargon Bebla II Gregg Bell Krysten Bohen Lt. Dane Boudreau Joseph Costanzo Jose T. Fernandez Alex Knott Alex Martin Alexander Mackenzie Nicholas C. Moreno Rafael Rodriguez Ian Van U.S. Air Force Tanner Aurand SPC. Anthony Caballero III Sgt. Christine Campo Cpt. Jeff Canfield SPC. Austin Cordon Melissa Hull Lt. Col Francisco D. Raquel, III Vincent Russo Jodi Runyon Nicole Sakaida Leonore Schuetz Anne Tootchian Steve Trujillo Ernest Velasquez Thomas Velasquez Matt Weyhreter Dear Lord, we lift up all those who are facing illness today. We ask that you would bring Healing, Comfort & Peace to their bodies. Calm their fears and let them experience the healing power of your Love. Amen. Names will be deleted after 3 months, unless rectory is noti ied. A time of war and a time of peace Ecc 3:8 Pray for those serving... U.S.M.C. Christian Ares Ian Buttke Shane Cotter Connor Dubach Michael Duran Nicolas Estrada Paul Gebert David Geller Sgt. Colton Haney Pvt. Leighton Gold Cole Hunt Matthew Hunt Jim La Rosa Bradly Melson Ricky Noone Brian Olex GY SGT Casey Pilkington 1ˢ Lt. Andrew S. King Jordan Sine Chris Sinsheimer Alex P. Valdez Michael Woodham Sisto Zele A time to die Ecc 3:2 Pray for the souls of our faithful departed and their families especially Maria Ceniceros Don Kirchner Ruth Marie Muns George Misko SATURDAY, December 1 8:30am Millennium Club 5:00pm Lucien Allard D 7:00pm Ignacia Ramirez D SUNDAY, December 2 6:00am Twilah Phillips I 7:00am John & Phan Thi I 9:00am Michelle Robinson I 11:00am Delgado Family D 1:00pm Nivardo Jimenez Jr I 5:00pm Jerry Thornburg D MONDAY, December 3 8:30am Carmine Liberatore D 5:30pm John Grillo D TUESDAY, December 4 8:30am Gavin Haggerty D 5:30pm Estrella Heinaman D WEDNESDAY, December 5 8:30am Dominic Fasolina D 5:30pm Jean Reinhardt D THURSDAY, December 6 8:30am Teodorico Estrada I 5:30pm Souls in Purgatory FRIDAY, December 7 8:30am Tony Pasano D 5:30pm Lynda Gernon I Bilingual 7:00pm Vigil Gloria Balandran & Family I SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 IMMACULATE CONCEPTION ` HOLY 6:00am SOULS DEPARTED DAY 8:30am Millennium Club 12:00pm Al Malang I 5:00pm Anna Oboza D 7:00pm Nelly DeRamal D SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 6:00am Christina Nebot I 7:00am Mike Moriarity D 9:00am Rosemarie Runkle I 11:00am William Varanese D 1:00pm Luis Hernando Torres D 5:00pm Rafael Torres & Family I READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Is 2:1-5; Ps 122:1-9; Mt 8:5-11 Tuesday: Is 11:1-10; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; Lk 10:21-24 Wednesday: Is 25:6-10a; Ps 23:1-6; Mt 15:29-37 Thursday: Is 26:1-6; Ps 118:1, 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a; Mt 7:21, Friday: Is 29:17-24; Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14; Mt 9:27-31 Saturday: Gn 3:9-15, 20; Ps 98:1-4; Eph 1:3-6, 11-12; Lk 1:26-38 Sunday: Bar 5:1-9; Ps 126:1-6; Phil 1:4-6, 8-11; Lk 3:1-6

5 ST. ROSE YOUNG ADULTS YA Updates We are currently revamping YA Ministry here at St. Rose! Stay tuned for new upcoming events in the following months! Want to get involved? Our leadership team is currently recruiting! Please contact (805) for more information. Men s Group 2 nd Friday of the Month 7:00-9:00pm at a local home ( us for the location) All men are invited to a monthly men s group with food, Bible study, and fellowship! Want More Information? Like us on Facebook at St. Rose Young Adults or Encouraging young adults to encounter Christ & foster discipleship. Come To Me, Visit Me Before the Blessed Sacrament Why come to Eucharistic Adoration Those who visit the Most Blessed Sacrament for at least one half hour and go to Confession, Communion and pray the Creed, the Our Father, Hail Mary and the Glory Be for the intentions of the Pope will receive a Plenary (complete) Indulgence. To become a scheduled Adorer please contact Tom Lafferty Adam Cross M.A. is an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #89628 and works for Stillpoint Family Resources seeing teens, adults, couples, and families. Adam is supervised by Esther Bleuel, MA, MFT, MDR (#31181 YOUTH MINISTRY Life Nights: Sunday 6:30-8:30pm in the Church Hall/ School Hall STRL YM meets Sundays in the hall for dinner, a talk, activities & discussion. Each night is something new! TODAY: Pursuit of Happiness December 2nd Christmas Party December 9th Glorify December 16th Adult Core Team Are you looking to mentor and walk with teens in the Catholic faith? STRL YM has a great adult team that helps lead discussions, plan events, and chaperone. Contact the YM Office for an application and more information. Disciple Groups forming! Men s or women s faith sharing groups for high school students. Disciple groups meet once a month and are hosted by our adult facilitators. Disciple groups help your teen take the next step in the faith and can be hosted by parents! Contact us to sign up your teen today or register at: Phone: (805) anger anxiety bad habits co-dependency depression hopelessness hung up with problems in your life? hurts loneliness sexuality & addiction MIDDLE SCHOOL MINISTRY 1 st & 3 rd Wednesdays: 3:00-5:00 pm. We meet in the hall for food, a talk, activities & discussion. Each session is something new! December 5 th Advent December 19 th Pursuit of Happiness PROGRAM When: 2 nd Sunday of the month. Time: 3:00pm until after the 5pm Youth (5:00pm Mass is part of the Confirmation Program) Where: St. Rose of Lima Hall Who: For teens in 9 th grade and older wanting to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Class dates: 12/9, 1/13 2/10 3/10, 4/14, 5/19 For more information call (805) or HEALING ANXIETY A Catholic Approach to Mental Wellness Do you or someone you know struggle with anxiety? Join us for a free presentation on FREE Tuesday December 4 th at 7:00pm EVENT St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall Topics to be covered:

6 Visit the Office of Faith Formation. Adult Confirmation Are you an adult who has been baptized, but has not yet received the sacrament of Confirmation and/or Eucharist? Are you engaged and would like to be married in the Church with a Mass? Have you been asked to be a Godparent for Baptism or a Sponsor for Confirmation but need to be Confirmed first? Please call the office of Faith Formation at Come and join us on this very special journey of faith. R.C.I.A. Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Becoming Catholic We invite all adults interested in becoming Catholic, and Baptized Catholics who need both the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation, to join us on a Journey of Faith in the R.C.I.A. Process. We know many of you come to Mass with your families and are hesitant to take that first step. Our St. Rose of Lima R.C.I.A Team provides a welcoming environment where the Teachings of the Church are presented and your questions answered. We bring you on a Faith Journey with the Catholic Church; its beliefs, traditions, history and worship, and incorporate you into its life with Christ today. Inquiry sessions are beginning. There is no obligation in the early phase of the Process. Join us! For more information, please call the Faith Formation office at Catholic Faith Facts Apologetics Class Would you like to be ready with Biblical answers to what Catholics really believe? Have you ever wondered Why do we Catholics do that? Would you like to share the faith in a dynamic way? Then this is the place for you! Upcoming classes include: Wed. 12/5 - When Mormons and Jehovah s Witnesses Come Knocking. Wed. 12/19 - Catholic or Christian: An oxymoron Wed. 1/2 - The Rapture: Left Behind or Left Out of Scripture? Wed. 1/16 - The Perpetual Virginity of Mary Wed. 1/30 - Are You Saved? What the Church and the Bible Teach. We meet in Room 9 of the School at 7:00 pm. Come and fortify your armor (Ephesians 6:13-17) so you will Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope (1 Peter 3:15). Join us on Thursdays at 7:00pm In Room 8 of the school. jéüw ÉÇ Y Üx Workbook Cost: $21--$25. some scholarships are available. For more information: Dr. Neil Fanning DAVE RAMSEY S FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY Make an early New Year s resolution and a wise investment in your future. Come learn how to plan, save, and grow together. This program truly changes lives! A limited number of discounted memberships are available for purchase now in the rectory for only $60 ($129 retail). Did you know that 76% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck or that 64% of Americans can t cover a $1,000 emergency? This doesn t have to be true for you! All you need is a practical plan for your money and Financial Peace University IS that plan! In nine easy-to-follow lessons, you ll learn how to get out of debt, create a budget, make wise spending decisions, save for the future, and so much more! The average family pays off $5,300 in debt and saves $2,700 in the first 90 days that s an $8,000 turnaround! ST. ROSE OF LIMA FPU CLASS INFORMATION When: Time: Where: Duration: Tuesdays starting January 15 th 7:00 9:00 PM Room 9 in the school 9 weeks, ending March 12 th Contact: Lee Turner, (805) Our Class: General: Each membership is valid for singles, married and engaged couples, plus teens and young adults living at home. Learn God's way of handling money through Dave's biblicallybased financial principles sign up today!

7 First Saturday Devotion to Mother Mary When our Blessed Mother appeared to Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta in Fatima on May 13 th, 1915 she promised that everyone who observed The Five First Saturday s Devotion will receive at the hour of death the graces necessary for salvation. Please pick up a flyer in the chapel with details of this extraordinary gift from our Blessed Mother. 24 Hr. Perpetual Adoration at St. Rose of Lima Come and enjoy a peaceful moment with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. ADORERS NEEDED Tuesday: 2:00am Thursday: 1:00 & 2:00am Friday: 3:00pm Saturday: 10:00am 12:00pm 2:00pm Team Leaders 12am-5am Theresa Wong am-11am Cathy Sullivan pm-5pm Anita Koller pm-11p Kathy & Frank Cross If you are not able to sign up as a permanent Adorer, please consider signing up to be an occasional substitute Monday 9am through Saturday 5pm. Please call the Team Leader pertaining to the time you wish to sign up for. Perpetual Adoration is an angelic service, an act of profound faith and fervent love toward the Most Holy Eucharist. It draws priceless blessings on mankind for time and eternity. It is a special satisfaction to the Divine Heart of Jesus, a great comfort to the Church Suffering in Purgatory, a source of strength to the Church Militant on earth, and a cause of joy to the Church Triumphant in Heaven. Those, indeed, perform a most God-pleasing work who by their charitable contributions make it possible for Perpetual Adoration to flourish. DEVOTIONS AND MINISTRIES The Legion of Mary is a worldwide Catholic apostolate serving Jesus through Mary. It's purpose is the sanctification of its members and the world through direct contact with members and potential members of the Mystical Body of Christ. Active members attend weekly meetings and perform spiritual works of mercy within the parish community. Auxiliary members pray the Rosary and say the Legion prayers daily. We meet every Wednesday at 9:30 am in the Flower Room (next to the piano and the Sacred Heart Statue). Interested? You are welcome to attend our meetings. For any further information, call Cathy Sullivan at (805) Every 2 nd & 4 th Monday 7:00-9:00pm Every Monday 4:45-5:30pm Tuesday 8:00-10:00pm Wednesday 6:00pm 7:00pm Friday 3:00-4:00pm 6:00pm 6:00-9:00pm 9:00pm-10:00pm Every Saturday after 5:00pm Mass St. Rose of Lima Charismatic Prayer Group Praise, Worship, Teaching, Intercessory Prayer, Petition. All are Welcome! Rosaries for Life Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet for saving babies from abortion. Spanish Rosary. Our Mother of Perpetual Help Novena. Divine Mercy Holy Hour. Divine Mercy Chaplet Litany to the Sacred Heart and Stations of the Cross. Family Novena in Honor of the Holy Infant Jesus of Prague. Spanish Prayer Group in the church. Family Rosary Ministry Bilingual Rosary for the healing & unity of families. Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers to the Home Bound We are seeking parishioners who would like to be involved in taking Holy Communion to the home bound. If you feel called to participate in this beautiful ministry, please call Todd and Lesley Sanders at Bilingual Spanish speakers especially needed.

8 RESPECT LIFE Join us for the Walk for Life Welcome From Archbishop Gomez! The mission of One Life LA is to unite communities and inspire positive action through an annual event that promotes the beauty and dignity of every human life from conception to natural death. January 19, 2019 La Placita/Olvera St. to LA Historic Park 11:00am Youth/Young Adult Rally 12:00pm Doors Open: 12:30pm. Event Begins LA State Historic Park at 2:00pm; Festival 4:00pm. Program Concludes in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels 5:00pm Requiem Mass for the Unborn Italian Catholic Federation News BEST CHRISTMAS DEAL IN TOWN!! SAVE THE DATE December 7 th!! St Rose Italian Catholic Federation invites you, your family and friends to a Merry Christmas Party at the St Rose Parish Hall, starting at 6:30PM. Enjoy a delicious Italian dinner! Dance to wonderful music! Listen to Christmas Carols! Have fun at a fabulous Photo Booth! For $25/ adult ($10/child) Fun for the entire family. HAPPY WEDDING ANNIVERSARY The Love of Husband and Wife is the force that welds society together. St. John Chrysostom WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER What am I most thankful for in my marriage this past year? Make the blessing of your spouse come alive in your life by enriching your marriage. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are Feb 8-10, 2019 in Lancaster and April , 2019 in Simi Valley. Early registration is highly recommended. For more information contact Ed and Jo Lara at or go online We help make good marriages better. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS St. Rose Knights of Columbus Christmas Toy Drive It s time to start gathering those toys and gift cards for our annual toy drive. Our goal is 1,000 toys. This year we are also asking for bicycle sponsors of $100. This will allow us to purchase a bike and helmet. We can buy the bike or you can go pick one out yourself. We are looking for gifts from toddlers to teens up to 17 years old. For the older kids, how about a gift card? If you can t make it to the store, we will do your toy shopping. Drop your monetary donations off to the rectory to the attention of Norm Ouellette or Cliff Wirtz. You can drop toys off at the rectory or the Hall on Monday and Saturday night Bingo. The Giving Tree will be up the weekend of December 1 st. Please take an ornament from the Giving Tree & bring the unwrapped gift to the rectory by Sunday, Dec. 16 th Toys will be distributed this year along with the Christmas food on Unwrapped Wednesday, December 19 th at Christian Services, located in the rear of the rectory. For more information call Cliff at Your generosity in the past has been wonderful and we hope to have another fantastic year for the children. Did you Know? Archdiocese implements strict policies for children s safety The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has implemented rigorous policies and procedures to provide a safe environment in our parishes and parish schools for all children and young people. These include: Zero Tolerance; Guidelines for adults working or volunteering with minors; Archdiocese of Los Angeles boundary guidelines for junior high and high school youth working or volunteering with children or youth; and Megan s Law compliance procedures. To view these and other policies visit:

9 Primer Domingo de Adviento 2 de diciembre de 2018 Yo haré nacer del tronco de David un vástago santo, que ejercerá la justicia y el derecho en la tierra. Jeremías 33:15 LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA Lunes: Is 2:1-5; Sal 122 (121):1-9; Mt 8:5-11 Martes: Is 11:1-10; Sal 72 (71):1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; Lc 10:21-24 Miércoles: Is 25:6-10a; Sal 23 (22):1-6; Mt 15:29-37 Jueves: Is 26:1-6; Sal 118 (117):1, 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a; Mt 7:21, Viernes: Is 29:17-24; Sal 27 (26):1, 4, 13-14; Mt 9:27-31 Sábado: Gn 3:9-15, 20; Sal 98 (97):1-4; Ef 1:3-6, 11-12; Lc 1:26-38 Domingo: Bar 5:1-9; Sal 126 (125):1-6; Fil 1:4-6, 8-11; Lc 3:1-6 Sabia Usted? La Arquidiócesis implementa políticas estrictas para la seguridad de los niños La Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles ha implementado políticas y procedimientos rigurosos para garantizar que nuestras parroquias y escuelas ofrezcan un ambiente seguro para todos los niños y jóvenes. Estos incluyen: Cero tolerancia; Pautas para adultos que son empleados o voluntarios en programas con menores; Pautas sobre los límites de contacto de la Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles para jóvenes de junior high y high school que son empleados o voluntarios con niños o jóvenes; y Procedimientos para el cumplimiento de la Ley de Megan. Para ver éstas y otras políticas visite protecting. ENCUENTRO MATRIMONIAL MUNDIAL Dios quiere ser parte de su matrimonio. Traer un soplo de aire fresco a tu relación. Llámanos para información sobre el próximo Encuentro Matrimonial en español el fin de semana Diciembre 14-16, 2018 en Oxnard. David y Raquel Valdovinos at (805) en línea El Ministerio del Santo Rosario Los invitamos a rezar los 46 Rosarios a la Virgen de Guadalupe todos los días desde el 28 de Octubre al 12 de Diciembre dentro de la iglesia, al lado del Sagrado Corazón a las 5:00am. Para mas información favor de llamar a Ángeles Loeza Esta buscando ayuda de una terapeuta católica? Comuníquese con Maria Di Battista, MA, LMFT # Terapeuta matrimonial y familiar con licencia. Experiencia con padres / tutores, niños, adolescentes y parejas. Consulta gratuita de 30 minutos si menciona el boletín de Sta. Rosa de Lima. Para información llame al (805) Oficina en Simi Valley. Disfruta la Experiencia de Criar a Tus Hijos Aprenderás sobre los siguientes temas: Desarrollo infantil y que los afecta Manejo de Conflictos Depresión Medios de Comunicación Disciplina Positiva Los Niños y la Violencia Manejo del Enojo Estilos de Crianza LUNES NUEVA ALIANZA (Neuróticos Anónimos) 7:00pm a 9:00pm. Salón #5 Llamar a Monica Chavez Alanon 7:00pm a 9:00pm Salón #4 Servidores de la Santa Cruz Grupo de Hombres 7:00pm a 9:00pm Salón #13 Coordinado por el Diacono Louis Fernández Asiste al curso gratuito de 8 semanas donde aprenderás sobre como crear un ambiente seguro para tus hijos con amor y comunicación. Fecha: Lunes 22 de Octubre al Lunes 17 de Diciembre, 2018 Lugar: Salón #11 de la escuela de Sta. Rosa de Lima. Hora: 7:00pm 9:00pm Tendremos cuidado de niños/niñas *Programa patrocinado por Westminster Free Clinic Y Act Against Violence Para mas información llamar a Belen Quezada al CALENDARIO DE ACTIVIDADES MARTES Rito de Iniciación para Adultos RICA. Para información favor de llamar al MIERCOLES Clase de Biblia 7:00pm Hall Parroquial JUEVES Plaza Comunitaria 7:00pm a 9:00pm Salón #12 VIERNES Grupo de Oración Carismático 7:00pm a 9:00pm en la iglesia Encuentro Matrimonial Mundial 7:00pm a 9:00pm Salón #8 NUEVA ALIANZA (Neuróticos Anónimos) 7:00pm a 9:00pm Salón #5 Acompáñenos los Sábados antes de la Misa de 7:00pm a las 6:15pm a rezar el Santo Rosario para la Sanación y Unidad de las Familias. (Bilingüe)

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12 UPCOMING EVENTS AT ST. ROSE OF LIMA CHURCH Sunday, December 2, 2018: First Sunday of Advent: The celebration of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick at all Masses. Saturday, December 8, 2018, Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Holy Day of Obligation obligatory attendance) Friday, December 7 th, 2018 Vigil Masses: 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. Bi-lingual Saturday, December 8 th Masses: 6:00, 8:30 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. December 8 th Evening: 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Spanish Mass are for the Second Sunday of Advent. Wednesday, December 12, 2018: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe: 4:30 procession; 5:00 a.m Las Mañanitas & Mass, followed by reception on patio; 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. English Masses; and 7:00 p.m. Spanish Mass, followed by a reception. Friday, December 14, 2018: Christmas Tree Lighting on Church patio at 6:45 p.m. Live Nativity, refreshments & beautiful Christmas music with our wonderful Choirs. Tuesday, December 18, 2018: Las Posadas: Rosary in Church at 7:00 p.m. with a reception in Hall. Wednesday, December 19, 2018: St. Rose of Lima Grade School Christmas Concert in Church at 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 21, 2018: St. Rose of Lima Master Chorale Christmas Concert in Church at 7:00 p.m. Featuring Fr. Gregorio. Sunday, December 23, 2018, 5:00 p.m. Mass: Simbang Gabi Novena.