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1 ST. TERESA OF AVILA CATHOLIC CHURCH Fr. Innocent Subiza, Parochial Administrator Fr. Michael Carroll, Pastor Emeritus Deacon Ed Morgado February 19, 2017 Sunday Masses Saturday Vigil 5:00pm Sunday 8:00am, 10:30am, 3:30pm (Spanish), & 5:30pm Daily Masses Monday Friday....8:30am Saturday.8:30am Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturday, 3:00pm 4:30pm, or by appointment. Call the Parish Eucharistic Adoration First Fridays...9:00am 10:00am Saturdays.. 9:00am 10:30am Baptisms: For the celebration of Baptism, please call the Parish Office, for information. Marriage: If you are a member of our parish, please contact a priest or deacon of your choice at least six months in advance of your desired wedding in order to participate in a process of marriage preparation. Confirmation: For teens, the Sacrament of Confirmation is a two-year preparation process; please contact our coordinator of religious education; for adults not yet confirmed, please call the parish office. Ministry to the Sick: Please call parish office (530) Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Call the parish office (530) Parish Office: Atwood Rd., Auburn, CA (530) , fax (530) Office Hours: Monday Friday 8:00am 4:00pm (Closed for lunch: 12pm 1pm) Business Manager, Jo Anne Drummond (530) ext Ministry to Seniors, Bereaved & Homebound Barbara Freuler (Minister) (530) ext Religious Education Program Judy Jones (Director) (530) St. Joseph School, Mrs. Jenny Oliver, (Principal) or Atwood Rd., Auburn (530) fax (530) St. Joseph Preschool/Day Care Center Jaime Anderson, (Director) (530) Atwood Rd., Auburn, Music Ministry: Jean Sawyer, (Music & Liturgy Director) (530) Youth Group: Brenda Fischer, (Youth Director) 530) St. Vincent de Paul: (530) Bulletin Submissions: to All bulletin articles are due in the parish office no later than 12:00pm on Mondays.

2 Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Page 2 Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time February 19, 2017 Be holy, for I, the L, your God, am holy. Leviticus 19:2b DIVINE WISDOM The Lord s message, through Moses, was to take no revenge and cherish no grudge... love your neighbor as yourself (Leviticus 19:18). We might think, Great in theory, but not always realistic! Then Jesus in today s Gospel goes even further. Take a slap in the face and then turn the other cheek? Treat enemies the same as friends? Again, we re tempted to think that those are nice ideals, but not very practical in the real world. Paul echoes Jesus when he tells the Corinthians that what passes for human wisdom is absurdity to God. Divine wisdom casts sunshine on the good and the bad, showers rain on the honest and the dishonest without distinction. We must examine our wisdom and common sense to see how they compare to the wisdom of God, and make adjustments accordingly. Copyright J. S. Paluch Co., Inc. Mass Intentions 2/18/17 2/25/2017 Saturday 02/18 5:00pm + Walter Eckman Sunday 02/19 8:00am Hannah Josephson 10:30am Joel Bingham 3:30pm M. Corneleas Mendoza 5:30pm For The Faithful Monday 02/20 8:30am + Frank Palmenta Tuesday 02/21 8:30am + Mardelle Devereux Wednesday 02/22 8:30am + Margarita Wilcox Thursday 02/23 8:30am Andrea Thompson Friday 02/24 8:30am + Jan Dowyak Saturday 02/25 8:30am + Bernard Reilly PARISH OFFICE WIL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH FOR: OFFERTORY COLLECTION February 12th: $13,063 Thank you. TODAY S READINGS First Reading Take no revenge and cherish no grudge; love your neighbor as yourself. (Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18). Psalm The Lord is kind and merciful (Psalm 103). Second Reading You are the temple of God, and holy (1 Corinthians 3:16-23). Gospel Offer no resistance; love your enemies (Matthew 5:38-48). The English translation of the Psalm Responses from Lectionary for Mass 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Sir 1:1-10; Ps 93:1-2, 5; Mk 9:14-29 Tuesday: Sir 2:1-11; Ps 37:3-4, 18-19, 27-28, 39-40; Mk 9:30-37 Wednesday: 1 Pt 5:1-4; Ps 23:1-3a, 4-6; Mt 16:13-19 Thursday: Sir 5:1-8; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Mk 9:41-50 Friday: Sir 6:5-17; Ps 119:12, 16, 18, 27, 34, 35; Mk 10:1-12 Saturday: Sir 17:1-15; Ps 103:13-18; Mk 10:13-16 Sunday: Is 49:14-15; Ps 62:2-3, 6-9; 1 Cor 4:1-5; Mt 6:24-34 SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES Sunday: Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Monday: Presidents Day Tuesday: St. Peter Damian Wednesday: The Chair of St. Peter the Apostle; Washington s Birthday Thursday: St. Polycarp Our Weekly budget is $12,500

3 February 19, 2017 Page 3 LITURGICAL MINISTERS SCHEDULE Week of February 26, 2017 Altar Servers Paetyn Collins, Nicolas Horn, Zoe Moeller Not Filled Sunday, 2/26/2017, 10:30am Jack Shanahan, Gabe Barnes, Ali Minz Sunday, 2/26/2017, 3:30pm Not Filled Sunday, 2/26/2017, 5:30pm Grace, Gavin & Garrett Lewis Eucharistic Ministers (C) Chuck Mercer, (Co-C) Laurie Ellis, Marie Bartorona, Vernon Psuty (C) Carolyn Goulding (Co-C) Rita Parish, Paul & Peg Raburn, Trish Jensen, Laszlo Privari, John Carr Sunday, 2/26/2017,10:30am (C) Samantha Niece (Co-C) Rhemee Brockway, Tom Galleo, Nati McGowan, Lisa Russo, Barbara Kilborn Sunday, 2/26/2017, 5:30pm (C)John Sheehan, (Co-C) Stephanie Holloway, Joanie Tristant, Michele & Eric Broussard Lectors Mary Ann Collins, Richard Vielbig Dennis Arzaga, Jim & Paul Dunkel Sunday, 2/26/ :30am Vissia Villamor, Paul Comiskey, Cole Santiago Sunday, 2/26/2017, 5:30pm Michael Hendricks, Nina & Lexy Ashford Greeters Sally LaPorta, Linda Pierce, Joyce Swartz, Gloria Grimm, Rosie Wohlfromm Sunday, 2/26/2017 8:00am Kate Sabins, Marcia Kitchell, Sharon Hane, Betty Mathews, Joan Thompson, Maddie Testa Sunday, 2/26/ :30am Maureen Spencer, Ruth Wright, Micheline Turner, Bernice Ambrose, Ben & Jack Niece Sunday, 2/26/2017, 5:30pm: Joe Tatman Ushers, Not Filled Bill Clark, Terry Noziska, Rich Testa, Mike Bane Sunday, 2/26/2017, 10:30am Gary Crockett, Tom Huckins, Paul Law Sunday, 2/26/2017, 5:30pm: Joe Tatman Sacristans Saturday 2/25/2017 5:00pm Jim McKevitt Sunday 2/26/2017 8:00am Julia Eggert Sunday 2/26/ :30am Rob Fecko Sunday 2/26/2017 3:30pm Not Filled Sunday 2/26/2017 5:30pm Michele Broussard Mardi Gras Pancake and Bunko Party Sunday, February 26th from 6:30 to 9pm in the hall Celebrate Mardi Gras with a delicious pancake dinner and an action packed game of Bunko with prizes. Prize also for the best Mardi Gras mask or hat. Bring your friends! STAY St. Teresa of Avila Youth Ministry welcomes all high school teens to our gatherings and activities. Unless otherwise noted, our Sunday evening gatherings are in the hall and include dinner. If you d like more information or have any questions, please contact Brenda Fischer at (530) SCRIPTURE STUDY SERIES Vernon Psuty, Ph.D., will present a scripture study series focusing on the readings of the Easter Vigil Mass. This will be in preparation for the renewal of Baptismal Promises at the Vigil and Easter Masses. The series will begin on March 7th at 10:00am and 7:15pm in the Beatitude Room. It will continue for successive Tuesdays until April 4th. Please plan to attend any or all of the sessions and thus intensify your Easter experience. ST. FRANCIS MEMORIAL ROSE GARDEN With spring coming our Rose Garden will be blooming with beautiful roses. The rose garden is such a wonderful way of remembering a deceased loved one by purchasing a plaque with their name engraved on it and it being set in the garden. The plaque s can be purchased for $500 each. All proceeds go to support St. Joseph School scholarship fund. If interested please contact the parish office at

4 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time Page 4 OUR LIVES SHOULD ALWAYS BE GOVERNED BY LOVE A story is told of children who were playing in the living room. The mother was busy in the kitchen preparing their dinner. The two boys started a fight. The eldest sister stopped them. But she was ignored and the two boys continued fighting. Their sister warned them: " If you continue fighting, Mommy will not love you. "The mother appeared and reprimanded her two sons. She told them to understand each other and to ask apology from each other. The mother told them to remember that she would be sad if her children quarrel. " Will you love us still?" the boys asked their mother. She replied: "Yes, of course, I will always love you. But I will love you with joyful heart if you are good to one another. I will love you still, but with a sorrowful heart, if you have been bad to one another." The gospel passage of this Seventh Sunday of ordinary time reveals the dark side of our human nature. We are a people who have the tendency to make retaliation to every hurt or harm inflicted on us. We can easily trade insult for insult, or injury for injury. As a result, we can nurse hatred and harbor grudges toward those who harm us or to people whom we consider as enemies. Jesus has corrected this attitude and taught us to love everybody and to forgive the offender. He tells His disciples to take the road of love, not hatred, and to take the road of forgiveness, not vengeance. It is neither an easy nor a pleasant road to take. But Jesus gives us that invitation, an invitation to love others as He loves us. What Jesus is telling us is that our life should be governed by LOVE and not by hatred or grudges. He expects that Christians should make a difference in this world by being loving people. If our life is governed by love, then, indeed we are and we become children of the Heavenly Father. Fr Innocent Subiza Parochial Administrator Next weekend, February 25-26, we will once again be given the opportunity to be Christ to others through works of mercy. How do we help a family in need? How do we best help the man or woman along the roadside with a request for money? Do we pass them by? Do we feel guilty? Do we wonder how the money we give might be spent? As Catholics in the Diocese of Sacramento, we have a way to help those truly in need. By making a generous donation to the Annual Catholic Appeal, you can live the Gospel message and provide real assistance. Last year 180 of our parishioners contributed $29,166 to the Appeal. This parish received 25% to serve our local needs, people who came to our doors looking for a bit of help or a hand up. The charitable works of the Church, whether in Catholic social service programs or parish-based outreach ministries, depend on all of us. Each of our gifts, no matter the amount, really does make a difference in someone s life. Please prayerfully consider what you can give. Our gifts to the Annual Catholic Appeal are Mercy in Motion.

5 February 19, 2017 Page 5 Séptimo Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario 19 de febrero de 2017 Sean santos, porque yo, el Señor, soy santo. Levítico 19:2b SABIDURÍA DIVINA El mensaje del Señor, por medio de Moisés, fue no te vengarás ni guardaras rencor..., ama a tu prójimo como a ti mismo (Levítico 19:18). Podríamos pensar, Excelente enseñanza pero no es muy realista. Y en el Evangelio de hoy, Jesús se adelanta. Si te golpean, pon la otra mejilla? Tratar a los enemigos como si fueran amigos? Y así otra vez, estamos tentados a pensar que son bonitos ideales, perno no muy prácticos en el mundo real. Pablo hace eco a las palabras de Jesús cuando les dice a los corintios que lo que parece ser sabiduría de los hombres es absurdo para Dios. La sabiduría divina brilla sobre los buenos y los malos, llueve sobre los honestos y deshonestos, sin distinción. Debemos examinar nuestra sabiduría y sentido común para ver cómo estos se comparan con la sabiduría de Dios, y hacer los ajustes correspondientes. Copyright J. S. Paluch Co., Inc. LECTURAS DE HOY Primera lectura No te vengues ni guardes rencor, ama a tu prójimo como a ti mismo (Levítico 19:1-2, 17-18). Salmo El Señor es compasivo y misericordioso (Salmo 103 [102]). Segunda lectura Tú eres templo de Dios y eres santo (1 Corintios 3:16-23). Evangelio No ofrezcas resistencia; ama a tus enemigos (Mateo 5:38-48). Salmo responsorial: Leccionario Hispanoamericano Dominical 1970, Comisión Episcopal Española. Usado con permiso. Todos los derechos reservados. LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA Lunes: Sir 1:1-10; Sal 93 (92):1-2, 5; Mc 9:14-29 Martes: Sir 2:1-11; Sal 37 (36):3-4, 18-19, 27-28, 39-40; Mc 9:30-37 Miércoles: 1 Pe 5:1-4; Sal 23 (22):1-3a, 4-6; Mt 16:13-19 Jueves: Sir 5:1-8; Sal 1:1-4, 6; Mc 9:41-50 Viernes: Sir 6:5-17; Sal 119 (118):12, 16, 18, 27, 34, 35; Mc 10:1-12 Sábado: Sir 17:1-15; Sal 103 (102):13-18; Mc 10:13-16 Domingo: Is 49:14-15; Sal 62 (61):2-3, 6-9; 1 Cor 4:1-5; Mt 6:24-34 Inspirational Resources for Faith Formation Discover all the best Catholic content in one place. Entertaining movies, enlightening programs, inspiring talks, and a great selection of popular e-books all just a click away! Take advantage of your FREE subscription to FORMED. Here is how easy it is: 1. Go to formed.org 2. Click on Register 3. Create your FREE account by entering your address OUR PARISH CODE IS: G2ZGDY

6 Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time Page 6 ST. TERESA OF AVILA Financial Report July 1, 2016 December 31, 2016 OPERATING INCOME: Actual Budget Offertory Collections $346,986 $697,000 Sacramental Services 1,380 6,000 Facility Use Donations (Rentals) 6,180 17,000 Charitable Donations 12,451 34,700 Religious Education 12,165 14,850 Youth Ministry 1,996 22,000 Parish Programs 5,323 2,650 Parish Fund Raising Events 1,250 4,000 Other Operating Receipts 7,776 6,000 Total Operating Income $395,507 $804,200 OPERATING EXPENSE: Salaries, Wages & Benefits $193,546 $414,656 Payroll Taxes 10,364 22,888 Automotive 3,082 3,500 Church (Repairs, Liturgical Expenses) 33,253 50,800 Rectory 9,760 14,960 Parish Hall 14,672 20,650 Parish Office 11,020 14,250 Grounds Repair & Maintenance 3, Property Liability Insurance 11,480 23,308 Property Taxes & Assessments 1,333 9,200 Charitable Donations 5,903 18,300 Religious Education 8,547 14,850 RCIA 741 1,500 Youth Ministry 1,730 22,000 Parish Programs 6,775 7,800 School Subsidy 4,550 6,000 Parish Fund Raising Other (Advertising, Bank Charges, Seminars) 3,662 8,250 Diocesan Assessment 69, ,954 Total Operating Expense $394,131 $792,866 Net Operating Income: $ 1,376 $ 11,334