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2 Ministry gathers us and makes us a faith family... October 22nd, 2017, 29th Sunday In Ordinary Time: The bishops pastoral letter on stewardship reminds us, Jesus not only calls people to him but also forms them and sends them out in his service. Being sent on a mission is a consequence of being a disciple. POWER STRUGGLE Power struggles occur on every level of society, from the world stage to relationships at work, to our own homes. We struggle for position in the hierarchy of power: Who has power over whom? How do they wield it? What is the source of that power? What is the healthy response? In this Sunday's Gospel reading the Pharisees engage Jesus in a power struggle over whether Jews should show tribute to Caesar by paying taxes. Jesus' response puts this and every struggle for power into perspective. In harmony with the words of Isaiah and Paul, Jesus teaches us that God is the ultimate source of all power--the power of earthly rulers, the Pharisees, Jesus, the Church, and the power within ourselves. Copyright (c) J. S. Paluch Co., Inc. SUN. 10/22 LORD HEAR OUR PRAYER ~ For those who are ill, and those in need of our prayers Adoracion Vergara Albert Gonzalez, Jr. Angie Alvarado Baby Anuli Davis Baby Colton Smith Baby Grace Rose Awwad Barbara Clark Beatrice Vasek Bertrina De Rouen Beverly Galip Marinelli Bob Harris Brandi Hines Carl Brasil Carolyn Lispcomb Cleofas Prieto Charles Guerra Charles Keglevich Christine Houchin & family Daniel Cathcart David Islas Deanna Marie Messier Debbie Cutter Deshi Chopra Diana Guerra Dina Yordy Donald Sunny Sunderlin Elaine Fischel Eliodoro Alvarado Elizabeth Hauser Fr. Lancy Pereira Gaby Herrera Germaine Wensley Ging Savares Gisela Herrera Gloria Bowen Grace Avilez Guillermo Alvarado Hector Beltran Ian Maxwell James Dugan Janet Erike Janice Burrill Javier Antunes Jim Tyrrell Joel Rivera Joanna Musacchio Jorden Aponte Jose A. Anaya Joseph Perea Josephine Sullivan J. R. Rguez Maury Joyce Lynn Donnellan Julie Martinez Justin Udtana Lada Zubrinic Lizbeth Taylor Leo Cullen Lori Caldwell Lupe Vega Lysa Dennehy Manuel Villalobos Maria Magyar Mary Ann Kwinn Melvin Peluchette MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK: 29th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 7:30 AM RAQUEL COUCE 9:00 AM LINDA & DOUG KELLER 10:30 AM JULIA SISON 12:00 PM LINDA & DOUG KELLER 7:30 PM PEOPLE OF ST. ANASTASIA MON. 10/23 6:30 AM MARIA ASUNCION 8:00 AM ROSA A. SIMARD TUE. 10/24 6:30 AM ELIZABETH BAUR SPRINGER 8:00 AM TINNA EINARSDOTIR Manuel Villalobos Michelle Anaya Michlene Mimi HéBert Myrna Maldonado Nancy Collins Nanette Ponte Natalie Nunez Norma Aaron Nuria Lavilla Brau Paul Stasiak Peggy Tyrrell Robbie Cole Ron Wasilewski Rosado family Ruth Smith S. Abbas Sandy Dalton Seth Brunett S. Pilar Rodriguez Stephane Lempire Steven Wygal Suzanne Cannell Sylvia Yates Tere de Gomar Tom Tyrrell Umm J. Marie Guerrit Ursula Bloor Victoria Mitsakos Yolanda Wygal WED. 10/25 6:30 AM BLANCA MARIN 8:00 AM JOE HARRIS THUR. 10/26 6:30 AM SPECIAL INTENTIONS 8:00 AM SPECIAL INTENTIONS FRI. 10/27 6:30 AM THE BARELA FAMILY 8:00 AM TED PESZYNSKI SAT. 10/28 8:00 AM OWEN COLL 5:30 PM VICTOR JACKSON Birthday Support PLEASE HELP US KEEP THIS LIST ACCURATE AND UP TO DATE: Family members please contact the Parish Office to let us know about the condition of those for whom we pray at Our Lady of the Rosary Anniversary Memorial

3 This Week: Saturday, October 21st / Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflections on Today s Readings: FOCUS: Let us strive to be people of faith, hope and love. In the second reading, Saint Paul gives thanks to God for the assembly of Christians at Thessalonica, who were proving to be faithful disciples. The Gospel Paul preached to them, and the Gospel we hear today, is filled with the power of the Holy Spirit; let our lives bear witness to its truth and power. LITURGY OF THE WORD The prophet Isaiah writes of God who knows us, loves and calls us by name. We are reminded that there is no other God besides Him. Saint Paul, beginning his Letter to the Thessalonians, affirms their work of faith and love, saying he knows they were chosen by God. In Matthew s Gospel, the Pharisees hope to trick Jesus with their question about paying taxes. Jesus tells them to pay to Caesar what is his, and to give God what belongs to Him. Celebrating Our Faith Next Week ~ Saturday, October 28th / Sunday, October 29th, 2017 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Masses: Sat: 5:30 PM. Sun: 7:30 AM. Sun: 9:00 AM. Sun: 10:30 AM. Sun: 12:00 NN. Sun: 7:30 PM. Celebrants: Fr. King Fr. King Msgr. Vadakin Msgr. Cox Msgr. Vadakin Msgr. Cox CONFESSIONS: WEDNESDAY, 6:15 TO 6:45 PM And SATURDAY 3:30 TO 5 PM To Receive Holy Communion (For those who are sick, hospitalized, or home bound). Please call Gloria Bowen, Eucharistic Minister to the sick at The Family Visitation Ministry offers spiritual support to those in need. Please call Sr , or the Church Parish Office Hours: The Parish Office is OPEN Monday through Friday; from 8:30 am to 4 pm. Phone hours are: 9 am to 3 pm You may also your questions, concerns, information, etc., to: PLEASE NOTE: The Church is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 6 AM 6 PM. On Wednesdays, Divine Mercy is from 6-7 pm. There is Confession from 6:15-6:45 pm. (During Devotion). Church will be closed at 7 pm. (ONLY ON THIS DAY!) The Church will be closed on Saturdays after the 5:30 Mass. The Church will be closed on Sundays after the 7:30 PM evening Mass. THIS WEEK OF OCTOBER 21/22nd, 2017 Masses: Celebrants: Sat: 5:30 PM. Fr. King Sun: 7:30 AM. Msgr. Vadakin Sun: 9:00 AM. Msgr. Cox Sun: 10:30 AM. Fr. King Sun: 12:00 NN. Fr. Joe Thaler, Missionary Sun: 7:30 PM. Fr. Joe Thaler, Missionary WE ENCOURAGE ALL TO READ AND REFLECT ON THE BIBLICAL PASSAGES THAT WILL BE PROCLAIMED AT ALL THE MASSES NEXT WEEK First Reading -- You shall not oppress an alien, for you yourselves were once aliens in Egypt (Exodus 22:20-26). Psalm -- I love you, Lord, my strength (Psalm 18). Second Reading -- You became imitators of the Lord, so that you became a model for all believers (1 Thessalonians 1:5c-10). Gospel -- You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, and you shall love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:34-40). Hope for Troubled Marriages - Retrouvaille (REH-tro-v-eye) is a peer marriage ministry program that has helped thousands of married couples who are experiencing disillusion or misery in their marriage, even separated or divorced, rediscover a loving marriage relationship. The program begins with a weekend stay followed by a series of post-weekend sessions. For information, including cost, or to register for the next Los Angeles program beginning with a weekend on December 8-10, please call or For more information, visit

4 AN INVITATION TO VOLUNTEER FOR LAS POSADAS PLANNING COMMITTEE! For the last several years St. Anastasia has been celebrating Las Posadas on the last Sunday of Advent! This beautiful and meaningful event is all possible thanks to those who volunteer their time and talents! WE ARE IN REAL NEED OF COMMITTED PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO CONTINUE THIS TRADITION! Those interested can me at: Las Posadas is a traditional Hispanic Festival which re-enacts Mary and Joseph s journey in search of an inn. This is a beautiful opportunity to experience what Mary and Joseph may have felt as doors were closed in their faces, and then to experience the true joy of hospitality. You are ALL invited to this celebration of Prayers, Songs, Tamales, Churros, Mariachis and Folklorico and back again this year the Raffle!!! SAVE THE DATE: December 17th, 2017 An Invitation to participate in the Consoling the Heart of Jesus Small-Group Retreat It is a 10 week small-group retreat that delves into the simplicity and grandeur of Consoling spirituality. The retreat is based on the popular book by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, Consoling the Hear of Jesus. The retreat started on 10/5 and 10/6, but you are welcome to join us. The group meets as follows: Thursday evening, at 7 pm in the Parish Hall (Basement) or Friday morning, at 10 am in the Parish Office Conference Room. Contact Dianelee Dupree for more information at: or John Michael Talbot Presenting: A LIFE TIME OF MUSIC AND MINISTRY October 28, 7:30 pm. 215 Foothill Blvd., La Canada, Ticket prices $30/$50 (VIP - includes preferred seating, pre-concert artist meeting, and autographed CD). To order tickets online, or for more information: Mr. Talbot is a pioneer in the area of Christian music and has thrilled audiences the world over with his heart-felt and timely message of hope and love. Ministry in Community AN INVITATION TO CELEBRATE ALL SOULS DAY - NOVEMBER 2ND, 2017 You are invited to bring a framed picture of your loved one that has died during the past year (October 2016 through October 2017). Your picture along with others will be displayed on a Remembrance Table in our Church during the month of November. You may bring your picture to the Church, and place it on the table provided at the side of the Church entrance by Monday, October 30th, so it can be ready by Thursday, November 2nd, All Souls Day. **PLEASE NO PICTURES LARGER THAN 8 x 10. CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE Join the St. Anastasia Social Club as we travel to Newport on Thursday, December 14, to enjoy the Annual Newport Harbor Boat Parade. We will begin the evening with dinner at the Harborside Restaurant, followed by a 90-minute harbor cruise to see the Newport Parade of Lights. This should be a fabulous evening and a joyous way to enter into the Christmas Season. We will be leaving St. Anastasia at 2:30 PM and returning about 9:30 PM. The price is $86 and includes the bus, dinner, harbor cruise, and all gratuities. Please call Laurette at to make your reservations. Don t wait, as reservations must be paid in full by November 1. Due to traffic and parking restrictions, you will need to walk approximately 2-3 blocks from the bus parking to the restaurant. FACT OF LIFE Hope on the Horizon Hope is on the Horizon! The Department of Health and Human Services says LIFE begins at CONCEP- TION. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a draft of its new strategic plan that defines life as beginning at conception. "HHS accomplishes its mission through programs and initiatives that cover a wide spectrum of activities, serving and protecting Americans at every stage of life, beginning at conception," the plan reads. Conception as the start of life is mentioned again in the third goal of the blueprint. "A core component of the HHS mission is our dedication to serve all Americans from conception to natural death," the document states. - Newsweek The Boy Scouts Troop 716 will be selling Wreaths in the Courtyard, THIS WEEKEND!

5 Ministry equips us to deepen our love for God and share our faith World Mission Sunday Mission at the Heart of the Christian Faith, October 21/22, 2017 TODAY, we will celebrate World Mission Sunday - a day that lead us to the heart of our Christian faith - leads us to Mission! Your generosity on World Mission Sunday supports the work of Priests, Religious and Lay leaders in the Mission we share our faith with those most in need. Mission is at the heart of our faith. Live your faith through your gift in today s collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith! Today we welcome Fr. Joe Thaler, a Maryknoll missionary. He is going to share with us, at each Mass, his experience as a Missionary in countries as Nepal, where he just came from, Africa, China, etc. Thank you in advance for your generosity! Envelopes are in the pews. VIRTUS recertification class, this Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6 pm in the second grade classroom. All participants MUST pre-register in order to attend; no one showing up that night without pre-registering will be admitted. Attendees can register by ing at A Mass to honor Our LADY OF GUADALUPE will be offered on TUE., DECD EC.. 12th AT 6:30 PM 6:30, FOLLOWED BY MASS), here at St. Anastasia. Fr. Leszek will officiate. A reception will follow in Diamond Courtyard. ALL ARE WELCOME! Kids Living Faith: Sunday, October 22nd, th Sunday In Ordinary Time We give thanks to God always for all of you, remembering you in our prayers... Thess 1:2 The New Testament epistles are letters the apostles wrote to guide people as the faith spread. St. Paul begins this letter by telling the people in Thessalonica that they are in his prayers. Praying for one another is powerful. It is one of the best things you can do. Thank God for the people in your life. Ask Him to bless them in a special way. Dear God, I am so thankful to have in my life! The St. Anastasia Children's Choir is about to begin it's 2017/2018 season. All children, grades 1-4 are welcome to join! Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 pm to 4 pm and the choir sings twice a month at the 9 am Mass. We will also sing on Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday. To join, please request and submit a registration form to the Director of Music Ministry, Chris Roque. For any further questions, please Getting Through the Holidays: The Heroic Struggle from Darkness to Light Soon department stores and the internet will usher in the holiday season, initiating a cycle of events which will continue through early next year: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and multiple celebrations of various faith and secular traditions. Surrounded by glitter and good cheer amid myriad expectations and mixed memories we sometimes feel overwhelmed, lonely, left out or even a little humbug-ish. Whether you are approaching the season with fond memories and high hopes or you are dreading the stresses the season may bring, we invite you to journey with us to explore the myths of Christmas, the social and personal consequences of the holiday season, and the reality of Advent. When: 2 Saturdays, October 28 and November 11. 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Come to one or both. Where: In the Parish Office Conference Room Contact: Sue McLaughlin for more information Product recall notices: Children use a lot of gear from toys and sports equipment to technology. For parents, this means keeping an eye on product recalls. Recalls alert consumers to an unsafe feature or defect that could cause harm, and offer the opportunity to have that defect corrected, or a new product shipped out. Parents can use product recall search engines and online checklists to keep an eye on their children s toys and take action if any recalls are issued. For a copy of the VIRTUS article Stay Up-to-Date on Product Recalls, visit: VIRTUS-Current-Online-Articles.aspx or call (213)

6 St. Anastasia Catholic Church 7390 W. Manchester Avenue Los Angeles, CA Office Fax Website: SCHEDULE OF SERVICES MASSES - WEEKDAYS Mon-Fri: 6:30 AM 8 AM Saturday: 8 AM WEEKENDS Saturday (Vigil): 5:30 PM Sunday: 7:30, 9, 10:30 AM, 12 & 7:30 PM HOLY DAYS Holy Day Vigil Mass: 5:30 PM Holy Day: 6:30 AM, 8 AM, & 7 PM SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: Wednesday: 6:15 to 6:45 PM (During the Divine Mercy Devotion) Saturday: 3:30-5 PM DEVOTIONS: * Miraculous Medal Novena, Rosary and Benediction, Monday, following the 8 AM Mass, * Divine Mercy Chaplet, Wednesday from 6-7 pm. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: * Every Monday after the 8 am Mass; * Every Wednesday: Adoration, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction, from 6 7 pm. * First Saturday of the month from 8:30-9:30 AM ANOINTING OF THE SICK: Sacrament for the Sick is celebrated upon request of the family BAPTISM: Parents and Godparents are required to participate in preparation program. Contact the Parish Office MARRIAGE: Engaged couples must contact the Office no later that 6 months before their proposed wedding date. Call the Parish Office R.C.I.A.: (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) - Becoming Catholics - Please call the Office. FUNERALS: Contact the Pastor by calling the Parish Office, LITURGICAL MINISTRIES Ministers of the Eucharist Gloria Bowen-to the Sick Linda Schmidt Ministers of the Word... Carl Pentis Ministers of Hospitality (Ushers) Evelio Leon Courtyard Hospitality Sr. Teresita Altar Care Dolores Saenz Liturgy Committee Richard Arias Altar Server Committee: Herb Masi Maura Reznik Mel Johnson PASTORAL TEAM Administrator: Fr. Leszek J. Semik Priest in Residence Msgr. Gregory A. Cox Pastors Emeriti Rev. Thomas F. King Msgr. Royale M. Vadakin, P.A. Parish Secretary/Bulletin Editor Sacramental Recorder Aleida Rodriguez Director of Religious Education Jonette Mauch Business Manager Dennis George Confirmation Coordinator Michael Gasparro Director of Adult Faith Formation and Stewardship Director of Music Ministry Chris Roque Campus Safety Ken Lance School Principal Michael Muir School Office Manager Louise Lance School Office Assistant Linda Schmidt School Bookkeeper Pauline Diaz Consultative School Board Michael Di Paolo PTO - Parent Teacher Organization Milana McDermott, PTO President ADESTE (After School Program) Mrs. Jimenez Project Manager/Maintenance: Fred Balsz SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION RCIA-Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and SRE (Sunday School) Jonette Mauch Confirmation Michael Gasparro Infant Baptism Fred & Esmeralda Balsz PARISH ORGANIZATIONS Parish Finance Council Herb Klein Pastor Advisory Council Site Committee Stefan Politz Men s Club Chris Turkmany Knights of Columbus Arts and Education Andy Kozlowski Stewardship J.S.Paluch - Jackie Kooper - Bulletin Ads (Back cover) St. Anastasia Catholic School 8631 S. Stanmoor Drive Los Angeles, CA Office Website: PARISH LIFE MINISTRIES Bereavement Grief Support Group Sue McLaughlin Young Adult Ministry Nancy Albin Prayer Group Lori Mountain Rosary Ministry Rose De Leonardis Ben Oakley Respect Life Teressa Syta Safe Guard the Children Lisa Scaltrito Ann Abraham St. Joseph Center. Jayne Cram Homeless Weekend Program/ St. Robert s Center Bob & Lori Caldwell St. Margaret s Center Mary Agnes Erlandson Catholic Charities Cindy Begazo Bundles for Babies and Diaper Drive Teressa Syta Nurses Ministry Linda S. Absher Ministry for Married Couples Jon & Suzette Sornborger Men s Spirituality Joe Berberich Shad Meshad Men s Morning Hour MOMS Ministry Jayne Cram Bible Study Carolyn Godlewski Social Ministry Laurette Bibeau Family Visitation Ministry Sr. Teresita INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PRIEST OR IN RELIGIOUS LIFE? Call the Office for Vocations