THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT MARCH 11, 2007

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1 THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT MARCH 11, 2007 Rev. Donald S. D Angelo PASTOR Rev. Angel Quitalig, SSP PAROCHIAL VICAR Most Reverend Ignatius Wang, Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco IN RESIDENCE Deacon Michael Doherty PAROCHIAL ASSOCIATE Deacon Ngoan Van Phan PAROCHIAL ASSOCIATE Sister Cristina Ovejera, FdCC PASTORAL ASSOCIATE Sister Connie Martinez, FdCC PASTORAL OUTREACH MINISTRY COORDINATOR Sister Esther Ling, FdCC SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR CHINESE MINISTRY D.R.E., HOLY NAME SCHOOL Mr Tony Eiras MUSIC DIRECTOR Jackie C. Alcaraz Colleen A. Durkin PARISH SECRETARIES PASTORAL CENTER th Ave. (415) (415) (fax) RECTORY 3240 Lawton St. CANOSSIAN SISTERS ST. MAGDALEN of CANOSSA CONVENT th Avenue (415) FLANAGAN CENTER (415) PARISH NURSE (415) ext. 109 SCHEDULE OF MASSES Sunday 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM (Family Mass), 11:30 AM, 5:15 PM (Vietnamese) Saturday 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 3:00 PM (Chinese), 5:00 PM (Vigil) Weekdays 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM Holy Days 7:30 AM, 9:00AM, and 7:30 PM Confessions 15 minutes before 9:30 and 11:30 AM Masses on Sunday 8:45 AM Monday thru Saturday or by appointment 4:30-5:00 PM Saturday Perpetual Help Devotions Friday following the 9:00 AM Mass Baptisms Baptisms by appointment Baptismal Preparation Fourth Thursday of the month in the Green Room of the Rectory - 7:30 PM Marriages Contact Rectory 6 months in advance. Religious Education (C.C.D.) Kindergarten to 9th Saturday 10 AM 12 Noon (alternative choice) Tuesday 4-5:30 PM RCIA for youth Sunday 12:30-2 PM Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) Every Wednesday Flanagan Center 7:30 PM Every Sunday Flanagan Center 10:30 AM Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Every Wednesday 9:30 AM 7:30 PM HOLY NAME SCHOOL th Avenue (415) Dr. Ann Meyers Manchester, Principal SCHOOL WEBSITE HOLY NAME CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC th Ave. (415) NEW PARISHIONERS: Our warmest welcome to all who celebrate with us, whether long time residents or newly arrived in our parish. If you are not registered, please fill out the registration forms at the back of the church and drop it in the collection basket or at the Pastoral Center. You may also register online at For more Parish information and back issues of our bulletin, please visit our website at the address above.

2 WELCOME TO HOLY NAME OF JESUS, SAN FRANCISCO, CA. Page 3 Third Sunday of Lent March 11, 2007 The LORD secures justice and the rights of all the oppressed. Psalm 103:6 MASS INTENTIONS Week of March 11, 2007 Sun 11 7:30 AM Antonio Campos 9:30 AM Kun Chiat Chiang & Wai Chun Lau 11:30 AM Mass for the People Mon 12 7:30 AM Paula Carnecer 9:00 AM Clare White Tue 13 7:30 AM Helga & Archibaldo Da Luz 9:00 AM George Dumaguit Wed 14 7:30 AM Kathleen & Michael Cahillane 9:00 AM Marie & William Creedon Thu 15 7:30 AM Souls in Purgatory 9:00 AM Helmut Schmidt Fri 16 7:30 AM William & Patricia Schunk 9:00 AM Conefrey & Deane Families Sat 17 7:30 AM Special Intentions of Kevin & Marie Killilea 9:00 AM Helen Pui Yue Lum 5:00 PM Helen Lum ACE COLLECTION Today s second collection is the ACE COLLEC- TION for the benefit of the Parish School. Your generosity is always appreciated. SECOND COLLECTIONS COMING UP! March 11 ACE COLLECTION March 18 C.L.A.S. March 25 Catholic Relief Services April 1 ACE COLLECTION BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING 9:30-12:00 Noon Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at the Pastoral Center Meeting Room TODAY S READINGS First Reading I have witnessed the affliction of my people in Egypt and have come to rescue them (Exodus 3:1-8a, 13-15) or Exodus 17:3-7. Psalm The Lord is kind and merciful (Psalm 103) or Psalm 95. Second Reading Those who think they are standing secure should take care not to fall (1 Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12) or Romans 5:1-2, 5-8. Gospel I shall cultivate the ground around the fig tree and fertilize it; it may bear fruit in the future (Luke 13:1-9) or John 4:5-42 [5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42]. We pray for the Sick... that they may experience God s Love and Healing. The Sick of the Parish: Carmen Aguilar Baby Gabriella Burns Dalmacio Briones Kristal Castelan Andy Chiari Lily Dee Basilisa Dorn Lina Fontanilla Grace Hanson Mary Leung Evelyn Leveroni Those who have Died: Andrew Wong Lowel Lu Bill & Betty Lynch Renaldo Ng Charles O Donnell Adeline Pietri Rigoberto Roliz Paul Rusmevichientong Edward Strombeck Teresa Strombeck Susana Sumaylo LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS SCHEDULE Stations of the Cross (Church) 6:00 PM 5 Wednesdays from 2/ 28 til 3/28. Simple Supper hosted by SVDP (Flanagan Ctr.) 6:30 PM Please sign up to bring your favorite soup, Benediction (Chapel) 7:10 PM call Carol Elliott at or ext. 109

3 WELCOME TO HOLY NAME OF JESUS, SAN FRANCISCO, CA. Page 4 CHINESE POTLUCK THANK YOU! The Holy Name Chinese Ministry would like to thank everyone who came 2/24 to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Fully 290 people were in attendance to see the fabulous Lion Dancers, the energetic demonstration by the Holy Name Karate students and the colorful performance by the students of the Chinese Classes. With the proceeds, we will be able to help the Chinese Class and the School. Special kudos to the following. Mr. George Ma and the Fook Sing Lion Dance Troupe, Mr. Ken Shockey and the Holy Name Karate students, The Chinese Class teachers and students, Safir Rosetti Consultants for donating Giants-A's tickets, Wah Lian Super Market for donating food baskets, Valerie Toy for donating luggage and appliances, Many parents, parishioners and alumni who helped, especially Bella Situ, William Fong, Wilson Kung, Omelia Kwok, Elliot Kwok (MC), Mary Lao, Sandra Ma, David Brown, Robert Louie, Madeline Morton, Teresa Dai, Teresa Kwan, Anna and Albert Fang, Gordon Chan, Sandy and Hanson Tom, and Louis Chan. ST. PATRICK S DINNER THANK YOU! On behalf of the St. Patrick s Committee, we would like to thank the following people for their hard work and effort to put on this year s St. Patrick s Day Dinner Dance: The San Francisco Irish Pipers Band; The Kennelly School of Irish Dancing, coordinated by Maureen Conefrey; The Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann Dancers, coordinated by Cathy Mibach; and Ben Hunter and Celtic Scandal. The parent Volunteers, headed by Carol Murphy, who served and did the dish washing; the Student Servers; the cooking crew, headed by Chief Cook Jack Jordan; the set up crew, headed by Mike Downing, Lenore & Jean Lamey. Vince de Lucca & the emergency clean-up crew. Kathy Gallagher, Sally Cassidy, Noreen McEllistrim for ticket sales; Jane Beck for the Raffle Prizes, The Irish Bread Bakers, Loriann Raji for the delicious desserts; Matt Nolan and Noel Cotter for bartending; Patrick Perez at Corner Cup for the Coffee, Kevin Breining for the Linens, Nora Dunne for the lovely decorations, Patsy Jordan and Eunice Malaret for selling the drink tickets; Colleen Driscoll and Jeanine Cotter for ticket sales at the door. The people who donated the Raffle Prizes: Jim and Linda Cheetham, Sally Harrington, Pat Sun. We also thank the people who attended the Dinner Dance and hope all had a great time. With thanks, Marie Carr, Fred Grafelman and Colleen Durkin SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES Sunday: Third Sunday of Lent; First Scrutiny; Girl Scout Sunday; Daylight Saving Time begins Friday: Abstinence Saturday: St. Patrick COFFEE AND DONUTS SCHEDULE SPRING-2007 April 1 Lay Canossians Susan Logan April 8 Holy Name School Roberta & David Beach April 15 Religious Education Sr. Connie April 22 Holy Name School Roberta & David Beach April 29 Fil-Am Club of Holy Name Lito Coloma May 6 RCIA Team Angela Testani May 13 Holy Name School Roberta & David Beach May 20 Parish Council Vince De Lucca May 27 Holy Name School Roberta & David Beach June 3 Chinese Ministry Valerie Toy June 10 Holy Name School Roberta & David Beach June 17 St. Vincent De Paul Carol Elliott June 24 Holy Name School Roberta & David Beach If it is too chilly to have Coffee and Donuts in St. Francis Garden, please set up in the baptistry area. Please remind Deacon Michael to announce the change of venue, at the end of Mass. Thanks. 10 MINUTES COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE! A Preventative healthcare ultrasound screening will be held at Holy Name on Friday, March 16, Life Line Screening will scan the carotid artery in the neck for plaque build up, which can lead to stroke and the arteries in the legs for peripheral arterial disease, which is linked to heart disease. They also offer a 3rd test for aneurisms in the aortic vessel in the abdomen and a bone density screening for women and men to test for the risk of osteoporosis. These tests are non-invasive, completely painless, and takes about 10 minutes or less each. All the vascular tests are $45.00 individually, the Osteoporosis Screening is also $45.00 or you may avail of the complete package for $ Screenings are recommended for ages 40+. Pre-registration is a must. Please call to schedule your appointment. Space is limited. Hosted by Knights of Malta Parish Nurse VOCATIONS CROSS Thank you to all the families who have prayed for Vocations to the Priesthood, Diaconate and Religious Life. Receiving the Vocations Cross this week at the 3 PM Chinese Mass on March 11 is Valerie Toy. Thank you for continuing to pray for Vocations. BLESSED VIRGIN MARY Every Sunday after 11:30 AM Mass Rosary will be recited at the Shrine of Blessed Virgin Mary Votive candles are also available Fil-Am CASINO TRIP coming up in April! More information to follow!

4 WELCOME TO HOLY NAME OF JESUS, SAN FRANCISCO, CA Page Holy Week Services Saturday, March 31 Penance Services 3:00-4:30 PM April 2-4, 2007 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 7:30 & 9:00 AM Masses in the Chapel Wednesday, April 4 Tenebrae Service of Light in the Church 8:00 PM Holy Thursday, April 5 7:30 PM Mass of the Lord s Supper in the Church 9:00-11:00 PM Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel Good Friday, April 6 No morning Service 12:00 to 1:00 PM Meditations on the Seven Last Words 1:15 to 2:00 PM Stations of the Cross Performed by the 8 th graders of Holy Name School 2:00 PM Solemn Liturgical Service includes Veneration of the Cross and Communion Good Friday Service in Vietnamese 4:30 PM 7:00 PM Holy Saturday, April 7 No morning service. 4:00-5:00 PM Confessions (No 5:00 PM Mass) 8:15 PM Solemn Easter Vigil Mass Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults Easter Sunday, April 8 Masses in the Church 7:30 AM 9:30 AM 11:30 AM Third Sunday of Lent HERE I AM The scriptures for this Sunday focus our attention on the Lenten call to conversion. When God calls Moses by name in the reading from Exodus, Moses immediately responds, Here I am! and comes closer. He answers God s call even though he is afraid and confused. In a similar way Christ calls each of us by name, especially in the sacraments of baptism and the Eucharist. During the season of Lent he desires above all that we will answer, Here I am! and come closer to him. It is all right if we are confused or afraid. It s even all right if we haven t really listened for his call yet this Lent. Today s scriptures give us a second chance to listen for Jesus call, to come closer to his voice, and to move farther away from sin in our lives. BEARING FRUIT How can we tell when we are responding to Jesus call? For that we look to the metaphor of the fig tree in today s Gospel parable. Through the sacraments, the scriptures, and the Christian community, Jesus Christ the gardener has been cultivating the ground around us and fertilizing us in the hope that we will bear good fruit. Will we? Are we barren because our root system doesn t grow deep enough to tap into real spiritual nourishment? Is our growth stunted by choices we are making? Is our energy channeled into our healthy, flowering branches, or sapped by a hundred scrawny shoots? Do we turn in on ourselves and prevent the light of the Son from ripening what little fruit we bear? While the elect who are preparing for baptism scrutinize their lives to discover how Christ is calling them to conversion, all of us must scrutinize our lives as well. Those who are listening for Jesus call and turning to the sound of his voice will bear succulent fruit so the hungry can eat their fill. Today s Readings: Exodus 3:1 8a, 13 15; Psalm 103:1 4, 6 8, 11; 1 Corinthians 10:1 6, 10 12; Luke 13:1 9 Copyright 2006, World Library Publications. All rights reserved. READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: 2 Kgs 5:1-15b; Lk 4:24-30 Tuesday: Dn 3:25, 34-43; Mt. 18:21-35 Wednesday: Dt 4:1, 5-9; Mt 5:17-19 Thursday: Jer 7:23-28; Lk 11:14-23 Friday: Hos 14:2-10; Mk 12:28-34 Saturday: Hos 6:1-6; Lk 18:9-14 Sunday: Jos 5:9a, 10-12; Ps 34; 2 Cor 5:17-21; Lk 15:1-3, Alternate readings (Year A): 1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a; Ps 23; Eph 5:8-14; Jn 9:1-41[1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38]

5 WELCOME TO HOLY NAME OF JESUS, SAN FRANCISCO, CA. Page 6 HOLY NAME SCHOOL Dear Holy Name Family, There is much fun and excitement in and out of the classroom these days. Both teachers and students are filled with the joy, enthusiasm, and accomplishments of learning. Last week seven of our teachers went to a wonderful science workshop sponsored by one of the publishing companies. There was a great speaker followed by sessions with fun examples of hands on experiences at different grade levels. The teachers enjoyed this opportunity and are looking forward to more fun with science. In addition, for another great experience, if you are in the school building during the next few weeks, be sure to check out the great projects in front of the 6 th grade classrooms. The 6 th grade students have recently completed their first model-making project of the year. Students were allowed to pick any building from the first half of the history book. There are may fine examples of ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian sites that have been created by the students. There are Ziggurat ruins and Sumerian houses from Mesopotamia, an Ishtar Gate from Babylonia, and of course, a number of great examples of pyramids and the Sphinx. Later this year they will complete another round of models, which will include buildings from ancient China, Israel, Greece, and Rome. Blessings and peace to all, Ann Meyers Manchester,Ed.D. Principal YEARBOOK PICTURES Calling all baseball players and coaches: If you would like your team picture in the Holy Name yearbook, please turn in a 4x6 picture by 8:30 a.m. on March 12 th, to the school office. Thank you, Holy Name Yearbook Committee PANTHER NEWS GIRLS BASKETBALL Congratulations to the following teams who won their respective games last weekend: 5th Grade Division 6 8th Grade Division 7 SNACK BAR We are in need of parent volunteers to help run the Snack Bar. We also plan to open every Friday and Saturday during the boys basketball season. If your child is playing a home game, why not volunteer to help during his game. This is a great way of fulfilling your volunteer hours. Please contact Ron Alcaraz at (415) , or him at to sign-up. [ÉÄç atåx CONSERVA SAVE THE DATE! Seussical the Musical As performed by the 8th graders of Holy Name School March 23, 24 & 25 at Ryan Hall More information to follow... ORY OF MUSIC To inquire about classes, or to register, please call Jackie at (415) YOUR HELP IS NEEDED Assembly member Fiona Ma, has become co-sponsor of AB374, a bill which would legalize physician assisted suicide in California. This legislation proposes that a doctor be permitted to prescribe a lethal overdose of drugs to a patient deemed terminal for the sole purpose of allowing him or her to commit suicide. In doing this, the bill does not strive to create a compassionate society but rather a society where the value of life is measured using a utilitarian standard. It victimizes our poorest, weakest and most vulnerable members of society, those who are most in need of pastoral care. As Archbishop Niederauer stated in his letter to Assembly member Ma, physician-assisted suicide is bad public policy. It turns doctors away from their healing vocation and puts into jeopardy those living with disabilities and chronic diseases. In a state where 7.5 million are uninsured, it is the poor who will be at risk when killing becomes cheaper than curing. When our state is experiencing a crisis in access to affordable health insurance, it is wrong for the Assembly s time, energy and resources to be channeled in an effort to allow physician-assisted suicide. Assisted suicide is not among the serious health care challenges facing Californians. The Archbishop s letter is the beginning of our campaign to respectfully request that Assembly member Ma change her position on this important issue. I would ask you to do this. Please write Assembly member Ma using the draft provided to ask for a change of position. Writing a personal handwritten note is actually more effective if you wish. Or you may call the Capitol office at or the District office at Thank you for your very important advocacy on this issue. Fr. Don SUNDAY OFFERTORY COLLECTION 03/04/2007 Sunday Collection Goal: $ 6, Last Sunday s Collection: $ 5, School Parents $ THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR PARISH!