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1 ST. ANTHONY CATHOLIC CHURCH Archdiocese of Portland 9905 SW McKenzie St Tigard, OR Phone Fax ww.satigard.org Greetings, Parish Office Hours/ Horario De Oficina Monday & Friday/Lunes Y Viernes 8:30AM 12:30PM Tuesday to Thursday/Martes a Jueves 8:30AM 5PM Tuesday to Wednesday/Martes a Miércoles 6:30PM 9PM Saturday/Sábado 8:30 AM 12PM Sunday /Domingo 8AM 4PM This week I present an article from the United States Bishops Website: On the last Sunday of each liturgical year, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, or Christ the King. Pope Pius XI instituted this feast in 1925 with his encyclical Quas primas ( In the first ) to respond to growing secularism. He recognized that attempting to thrust Jesus Christ and his holy law out of public life would result in continuing discord among people and nations. Today reminds us that while governments come and go, Christ reigns as King forever. During the early twentieth century, in Mexico, Russia, and in many parts of Europe, atheistic regimes threatened not just the Catholic Church and its faithful but civilization itself. Pope Pius XI s encyclical gave Catholics hope and while governments around them crumbled the assurance that Christ the King shall reign forever. Pope Pius XI says that Christ reign[s] in the hearts of men, both by reason of the keenness of his intellect and the extent of his knowledge, and also because he is very truth, and it is from him that truth must be obediently received by all mankind. In 2018, the Church faces pressures from without and crisis from within. In addition to the challenges that Christians in a secular society must confront, the body of Christ must also tend to the wounds inflicted on the Church by priests and bishops who either committed acts of sexual abuse themselves or failed to respond to abuse with justice when they had the opportunity. Pope Pius XI reminds the faithful that Christ reigns as king of the entire world forever. Let us rededicate ourselves this year to acknowledging the reign of Jesus Christ and his Sacred Heart in every aspect of our lives. My brothers and sisters, Christ is the head of our Church. Christ is our one and only King. When all else seems like it is falling apart, you can be sure of one thing, our KING walks with us, suffers with us and embraces us in our pain as well as our joys. In this new liturgical year, which begins next Sunday, let us make a commitment for real conversion, for real growth. True Discipleship must be our goal and true evangelization is what we desire for all of us. Have a great week! Your friend, The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe November 25, 2018

2 ST. ANTHONY STAFF DIRECTORY, COUNCILS & COMMISSIONS 9905 SW McKenzie St Tigard, OR Phone Fax Weekday Mass 8:15 AM Reconciliation (Confession) 3:30PM Saturdays Weekend Masses: Saturday 5:00PM Sunday 7AM, 8:30AM, 11AM, 7PM, 1:30 PM (Vietnamese), 4PM (Spanish) For Anointing of the Sick, contact Fr. Scott at Ext. 119 Administrative Team Pastor, Rev. John Henderson Ext. 113 Business Manager, Jerry Voelker Ext. 114 School Principal, Andy Nichols Ext. 213 Maintenance Team Steve Morton Ext. 116 Greg Borsch Marvin Rodas St. Anthony Cemetery Jim Haberski Leadership Team Parochial Vicar, Fr. Scott Baier Ext. 119 Faith Formation, Cindy Marchese Ext. 121 Mayra Mendoza Ext. 128 Music Ministry, Nichlas Schaal Exr. 125 Hispanic Ministry, Deacon Marco Espinoza Ext. 129 Day Receptionist Selene Oropeza Ext. 111 Parish Evening/Weekend Receptionist, Viridiana Morales Ext. 111 Financial Team Accounts Payable, Jean Stein Ext. 126 Accounts Receivable, Jeanette Gent Ext.115 Assistant to the Pastor, Gerlinde Lamer Ext. 113 Reservation Specialist, Elise Shearer Ext. 113 Councils Pastoral Council, Veronica Dillashaw Finance Council, Dick Firsich SAC Council (School), Terri Edwards Commissions Prayer & Worship Commission Faith Formation Commission Social Justice Commission Affiliated Organizations Knights of Columbus Catholic Daughters of America St. Vincent DePaul STAPA - School Parent Association 2

3 MISSION STATEMENT We are a diverse community of prayer, learning, service and mercy. Somos una comunidad diversa de oración, aprendizaje, servicio y misericordia. Welcome, Bienvenidos! Please feel free to contact the parish office with any questions at Ext It is a pleasure to have you here and know that we are here for you. Siéntase libre de llamar a la oficina parroquial si tiene preguntas al Ext Es un placer tenerlo aquí y sepan que estamos para servirle. Monday, November 26 8:15 am + Catherine Agnes &Carter Bell Tuesday, November 27 8:15 am Miah Gennevieve Morales Wednesday, November 28 8:15 am Thursday, November 29 8:15 am Friday, November 30 8:15 am + James Emory Bell Saturday, December 1 5 pm + Kelli Fernando Sunday, December 2 7 am Peter Borsch 8:30 am 11 am + Bud Whitford 1:30 pm 4 pm If you wish to have a mass intention for someone please call the parish office. There is generally a suggested $10 donation for each mass intention. Call the parish office and offer a mass if someone is celebrating their birthday, an anniversary, for the living and the dead. Weekly Reflection... In "The Wizard of Oz," when Toto pulled back the curtain, Dorothy discovered the Wizard was a fake a little person with a big voice, big talk with little substance, all show and no go. If you think about it, that s like Lucifer (the Devil). He s described in the Bible as the biggest liar ever, with empty promises, no substance, and a litany of accusations about our brethren. He s an expert at distracting us when we pray, making us think, This is a waste of time. God can t help me. Too many things are working against me. Let s call the enemy s bluff, pull the curtain back, open up our spiritual eyes, and identify who s behind a lot of the stuff we re always blaming on our circumstances and upbringing. Remember, Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. Our power to defeat the enemy can be found in Ephesians CHRISTMAS HELP Again this year on Dec. 15th we will be hosting a Christmas shopping day for families who need a little extra help this year. Coming soon will be the wish list for now we are in need of volunteers to receive donations and set up. We are using Signup Genius and you can contact Gerlinde at if you have questions. go/4090d45adab23a6fb6-setting 3

4 CDA BAKE SALE Bake Sale! Fundraiser ALL PROCEEDS GO TO CDA CHARITIES DATES: Saturday, December 1 st after 5:00 p.m. mass & Sunday, December 2 nd after 7:00 a.m., 8:30 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. masses WHERE: Gathering Space SPONSERED BY: Catholic Daughters of the Americas LITURGICAL SCHEDULE 5 pm 12/01 7am 12/02 8:30 am 12/02 11 am 12/02 7 pm 12/02 EOM Kathy Reilly Deacon Dave Hammes Linda Campbell Dario Casciato Gerlinde Lamer Cheryl Binion Fran Gattucio Mary Saunders Linda Tozer Cheryl Frisch Sam Schuster Joy LaRusso Cindy Marchese Roberta Janssen Ana Mercado Pedro Mercado John Etzel Donna Wagner Greg Strength Kevin Heller Mark Grudle Deacon David Hammes Sharon Erickson Lisa LaRouche Nicholas Rocha Donna Davidson Matthew Rocha Julie Le Deacon Dave Hammes Gigi Fekete Esmeralda Stetson Thess Zaragoza Merlie Hoffarber Susan Mori Butch Zaragoza Violy Beltran Wendy Mcdonnal Janet Bruno John Volpe Monica Vallejos Dante Hidalgo Deacon David Hammes Altar Servers David Jones Sarah Jones Evelyn Guilfoyle Nathan Heller Maddie Schoppe Christopher Machorro Maddie Thenell Lily Wanner Nicholas Hidalgo Alex Hoffarth Lauren Marthaller Lectors Kathy Reilly Jeff Frisch Joanie Baggenstos Mark Marchese Dave Heineck Donna M Lane Carrie Marthaller Katarina Cechova Welcome Ministers Paul Lamer Mae Arbogast Mavis Dick Bobby Fiarito Patricia Miller David Sawin Ed Castro Jim Kruse Joe Salmonese Katie Sanders Mike Wagner Robert Pham John Boekeloo Don Dillashaw Steve Kemp Kerry Pham Dave Schoppe Stanley Schoppe Jeffrey Mori Alfred Irudayaraj Edward Kachnik David Murray Dan Thenell Burlingame Family Joe Marthaller Sophia Marthaller 4

5 CHRISTMAS CHOIR I would like to invite all singers and musicians, young and old to join our Christmas Family Choir. We will be providing the music for the Christmas Eve Family masses. This is a wonderful opportunity to pray and serve together as a family; all while making some make some new friends and singing some of your favorite carols. This year we are offering two options to sing with the family Choir: 4PM and 6:30PM Christmas Eve masses. Whether you have young children, are a retired couple, or just love to sing, all are invited. Please contact Nichlas Schaal at for more information. You can also visit Welcome to Communio Cafe! We now have specialty coffee drinks, fresh fruit, pastries and breakfast sandwiches. Come and join fellow parishioners after mass for fellowship and great conversation! At this time we are primarily open on Sundays with a plan to expand operating hours during the week and during special events. If you or a ministry you are involved in would like to be a part of the Communio Cafe please contact Fr. John Henderson at History of the Jesse Tree: Jesse Trees are a very old Christmas Tradition that first started in medieval times. They are used to help tell the story of the Bible from Creation to the Christmas. The name comes from Jesse who was the Father of King David. A branch is a sign of new life and new beginnings. Jesus was a descendent of King David and as Christians; we believe that Jesus is the new branch. 5 COMMUNIO COFFEE ADVENT JESSE TREE The first Jesse Trees were large carvings, tapestries or even stained-glass windows that were put in Churches to help illiterate people learn about salvation history. Today, Jesse Trees are used as a kind of Advent Calendar. You can use a normal Christmas tree of a banner in the shape of a tree. Each day through Advent a special decoration of ornament, that tells a story from the Bible, is hung on the tree. Here at St. Anthony we will have our very own Jesse Tree at the entrance of the church starting on December 1. New ornaments will be placed on our tree each day leading up to Christmas. You can also make your own Jesse Tree at home. A simple google search will provide many options for purchase or DIY at home with your family. For more info, please contact

6 FAITH FORMATION Want to be Confirmed? If you are an adult (12th grade or older) who has been baptized, but hasn t received the sacrament of Confirmation, please join us for an information session. At this session, you will find out about the process of preparing for confirmation (the classes etc) and also about how to choose a sponsor. The session will be held on Sunday, December 9 from 12:15 to 1:00 PM in the main floor conference room of the parish office. If you are younger than 18, please ask your parent to attend with you. If you have a copy of your baptismal certificate please bring it with you. If you are not able to attend, but would like more information, please The Giving Tree benefiting the Caring Closet and the Severe Weather shelter will be up during Advent. Please grab 1 tag or many and support these groups. GIVING TREE Questions? Contact Mayra Mendoza DISCIPLES BELIEVE WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE CATHOLIC FAITH? RETURNING TO THE CHURCH AFTER BEING GONE FOR A WHILE? INTERESTED IN JOINING THE CHURCH OR BEING CONFIRMED? Join us for Disciples Believe. This is a series of ten sessions that go over the basics of the Catholic faith. It is a good review for many adult Catholics and an opportunity to learn more. The sessions are arranged so you can start at any time. Because of the positive response to the Monday night Disciples Believe sessions, we will be offering the same sessions on Thursday mornings from 9:30 11:00 beginning January 3. For those interested in joining the Church or receiving sacraments, there are also other requirements. If you are not already baptized, please make an appointment with Father John. Want more information? Here s our schedule for the next several weeks: Disciples Believe, Monday evenings at 7 PM in Francis Hall November 19 - The Creed November 26- The Church December 3- Beatitudes and the Lords Prayer December 10- The Trinity December 17 Paschal Mystery January 7 The Mass January 14 Bible and Tradition Disciples Believe, Thursday mornings at 9:30 AM in parish office January 3 The Trinity January 10 The Paschal Mystery January 17 The Mass 6

7 ADVENT CALENDAR DATES FOR 2018 Between Darkness and Light The season of Advent is a period of CELEBRATION, HOPE, and REPENTANCE. We spend time in celebrating the coming of Jesus Christ at Christmas. Our Lord s birth shattered the darkness and brought forth a shining star, which illuminated the world. Our lives would be changed forever. Believing in the birth of Christ, we also remember that Jesus is truly present with us today through the Holy Spirit. Our lives must reflect the reality that Jesus is our way, truth and life. Advent is also a time for all of us to be hopeful of his return at the Second Coming of Christ. This calls for repentance as part of our preparation. Advent is that time of waiting, that time between darkness and light. So my brothers and sisters, let us make this time a celebration filled with joy, a time of hope and anticipation, and finally a time for real conversion which calls for repentance. We are called to fast and confess our sins. December 2 - First Sunday of Advent December 4-7:00pm Francis Hall (Fr. John will set the tone for this Advent season) December 5 - Advent Reconciliation 7:00pm at Church of the Resurrection December 6 - Advent Reconciliation 7:00pm St. Francis, Sherwood, OR December 7 - Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception vigil mass 7:00pm December 8 - Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception masses are 8:30am and 12:00noon December 8 - Advent Reconciliation 10:00am Our Lady of the Lake, Lake Oswego. December 9 - Second Sunday of Advent December 11 - Advent Reconciliation 7:00pm Our Lady of the Lake, Lake Oswego December 12 - Our Lady of Guadalupe 5:00am Mañanitas 7:00 pm Mass in Spanish December 13 - Advent Reconciliation 7:00pm St. Cyril Wilsonville, OR December 16 - Third Sunday of Advent December 18 - Advent Reconciliation 7:00pm St. Anthony, Tigard, OR We will have about 20 priests both English and Spanish December 19 - Advent Reconciliation 7:00pm St. Clare Portland, OR December 23 - Fourth Sunday of Advent December 24 - Christmas Eve Masses 4:00pm, 6:30pm Family Masses, 8:00pm Vietnamese in Francis Hall, 8:30pm Spanish in Church, 11:00pm Christmas Carols December 25 - Christmas Day Masses 12:00 Midnight, 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am 7

8 WEEKLY EVENTS Monday, November 26 Rosary 7:45 AM Church Mass 8:15AM Church Collection Crew 8:30Am 1st Floor Conference Room Girl Scout Troop :30PM Francis Hall CYO Volleyball Practice 3PM Gym SVDP Meeting 4PM 1st Floor Conference Room CYO Ice Cream Social 6PM O Reilly Hall Disciples Believe 6:30PM Francis Hall Disciples Believe II 6:30PM Parish Center Lobby Boy Scout Troop 419 7PM Ryan Hall Amberose Rehearsal 7PM Church Spanish Choir Practice 7PM Upper Room Tuesday, November 27 Rosary 7:45AM Church Mass 8:15AM Church Promotores Dental Clinics 8:30 Upper Room Fellowship Group 9:15 AM Parish Center Women s Bible Group 9:15AM Library CYO Basketball Practice 3PM Gym Clergy Meeting 3:30PM 1st Floor Conference Room Choir Practice in Spanish 7PM Church ESOL Classes 7PM Middle School Prayer Shawl Ministry 7PM Gathering Space Crew 419 Mtg 7PM Jack Ryan Hall SAC Meeting 7PM Upper Room Hispanic Leadership Training 7PM Library Charismatic Adult Bible Study 7PM O Reilly Hall Wednesday, November 28 Rosary 7:45AM Church Mass 8:15AM Church Quilt Tying 9:30AM Parish Library School Choir Rehearsal 2PM Church CYO Basketball Practice 3PM Gym Mass Spanish 6:15PM Church CDA Meeting 6:30PM O Reilly Hall RCIA Catechumenate 6:30PM Francis Hall St Juan Diego Women s Bible Study Group 7PM Convent Mtg Room SA Choir Rehearsal 7PM Church Charismatic Choir Practice 7PM Parish Library Thursday, November 29 Le Tip of Tigard Meeting 6:!5PM O Reilly Hall Rosary 7:45AM Church Mass 9AM Church CYO Basketball Practice 3PM Gym Our Lady of Guadalupe Choir 6PM Francis Hall ESOL Classes 6:30PM Middle School Classrooms Mass Vietnamese 6:30PM Church Confessions English & Vietnamese 7PM Church VN Adult Bible Study 7PM Library Friday, November 30 Rosary 7:45AM Church Mass 8:15AM Church Bulletin Crew 8:30AM First Floor Conference Room Divine Will Study Group 10 AM O Reilly Hall Decorating Church 10AM Church Making Rosaries 10 AM Parish Library CYO Basketball Practice 3PM Gym Charismatic Adult Group 6:30PM O Reilly Hall Charismatic Child Care 6:30PM Nursery Charismatic Youth Recreation 7PM Jack Ryan Hall Fifth Friday Adoration 7PM Church Saturday, December 1 AA Meeting 6:30AM Gathering Space Men s Bible Study 7 AM Parish Office 2nd Floor Eagle Scout Project 8AM Francis Hall CYO Jamboree 8AM Jack Ryan Hall & O Reilly Hall Confession English/Spanish 3:30PM Church Vigil Mass 5PM Church K of C Annual Dinner Francis Hall CDA Bake Sale 4PM Gathering Space Sunday, December 2 Mass English 7AM Church Sunday Fellowship 7:30AM Center Lobby Hispanic Ministry Breakfast 8AM Francis Hall Mass English 8:30AM Church Nursery 8:30AM Nursery R.E Classes/EDGE 8:30-1 Ryan Hall, All Classrooms RCIA Inquiry 9:45 AM 1st Floor Conference Room Children s Liturgy of the Word 11AM Upper Room Mass English 11AM Church Life Teen 12PM Upper Room CYO Basketball Jamboree 12PM Gym Mass Vietnamese 1:30PM Church Confessions Spanish 3PM Church Mass Spanish 4PM Church Community Café 5:30 PM Francis Hall Advertiser of the Week SW Pacific 8

9 GRUPO DE ORACION KERIGMA Te espera este y todos los Viernes a las 7PM en el O Reilly Hall. Ven a gozar de un tiempo de alabanza oración y a hacer comunidad. Diferentes temas cada semana y el cuarto Viernes del mes es Hora Santa. Hay cuidado de niños para las edades de 2-7 años. También se juntan los Jóvenes de años para aprender sobre la biblia. Para mas información favor de comunicarse con Cesar Salmerón al HISPANIC MINISTRY GRUPO SAN JUAN DIEGO PROMOTORES DE SALUD Tiene un dolor en su boca? Necesita que le extraigan un diente de emergencia? Los promotores de salud le pueden ayudar a lado de Medical Teams International. El cupo es limitado y solo por cita. Recuerden solo si es emergencia. Para mas información favor de comunicarse con Irma Valdovinos al TODO GRATIS!! CLASES DE BIBLIA Le gustaría aprender mas sobre la Biblia? Todos los Martes de 7:00 9:00 PM, el Grupo de Renovación Carismático Kerigma tiene clases de biblia. Desde el nivel principiante hasta el nivel avanzado. Tiene preguntas o dudas y le gustaría saber mas. Comuníquese con Adolfo Meza al o con Cesar Salmerón al Clase de Biblia Miércoles 7PM (Mujeres) Jueves 7PM (Hombres) 1er Viernes del mes Casa de la Palabra (Evento Familiar) - 7PM en la Cafetería de la escuela. Para mas información sobre el grupo o alguna otra pregunta que tenga favor de comunicarse con Juan Téllez al WOMEN S FAITH SHARING The St. Anthony Thursday morning Women's Faith Sharing Group will begin an Advent book study, The Living Nativity, Preparing for Christmas with Saint Francis. All women are invited to attend Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 AM in the parish office beginning December 6th. Contact Cindy Marchese to register and reserve a book, x121 or AROUND TOWN Special Holiday Concert: Black Nativity Saturday, December 1 st, 7:00 PM- All are invited to a very special concert at Resurrection Catholic Parish in Tualatin. The concert will feature uplifting gospel style songs from the play Black Nativity by Langston Hughes. There is NO CHARGE, free will donations will be accepted at the door. Reception with the performers to follow. For more information, please visit 9