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Our patio ground breaking ceremony will be on Sunday, November 19th at 4:30pm.
God willing, if everything goes well, the construction will start by the end of November. We appreciate all generous donations for the building fund. Please keep praying for this project as we finalize the construction process.
In his apostolic letter to close the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis suggested the Catholic Church set aside one day each year when communities can “reflect on how poverty is at the very heart of the Gospel.” He designated this day as the “World Day of the Poor.” It will be celebrated on the thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary time (two Sundays before the season of Advent each year.) The inaugural World Day of the Poor is Sunday, November 19, 2017.
HERE ARE 5 WAYS YOU CAN
OBSERVE THE WORLD DAY OF THE POOR:
1. Pray for the poor: there are so many people who need our prayers.
2. Practice the corporal works of mercy: these are drawn from Jesus’ life and teachings. They call us to: feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, shelter the homeless, visit the sick and imprisoned, bury the dead and give alms to the poor.
3. Make caring for the poor part of your routine: support low-income workers around the world by buying things you use on a regular basis from organizations that pay a fair wage. As you begin your Christmas shopping, consider buying gifts from around the world that are produced and traded ethically.
4. Learn about the causes of poverty and work to change them: we can raise our voices together to ask our government to support policies that help address these causes of poverty.
5. Support the church’s outreach to the poor: support the work of Catholic Relief Services, the international humanitarian agency , motivated by the example of Jesus Christ to assist poor and suffering people in more than 100 countries.
The Knights will be having a parish thanksgiving dinner in the hall November 18, 2017 after 5:00pm Mass. All are welcome and the event is strictly a donation of kind. We will have a full Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, mash potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, glazed carrots, salad and drinks. All food is homemade. This is a time of the year when we should be thankful for all that we have as a community. Hope to see you there!
Wednesday, November 22nd: Offices Closed at 12pm
Thursday, November 23rd: Offices Closed
Friday, November 24th: Offices Closed
You and your family are invited to join us for our annual
November 23rd, 2017 at 8:00am
Because GRANDPARENTS HOLD A SPECIAL PLACE IN ALL OF OUR HEARTS.
Join with us as we celebrate and honor our families and those who nurtured us along the journey. It is a wonderful opportunity to give honor to our grandparents, both living and deceased. This Thanksgiving day, we will have a special blessing and are invited to bring items from your dinner table for a blessing, wine, Mom’s special dish, potatoes or the entire turkey.
ALL ARE WELCOME
We invite everyone to bring non-perishable food items. We will be inviting you all to place your offerings in front of the altar at the offertory. Your food donation will help a needy family through the local Food Pantry, God’s abundant blessings to you and your families.
The last week of Ordinary Time begins with this special celebration that acknowledges the ultimate, universal sovereignty of Jesus Christ and his law of truth and love. Come Lord Jesus, our King and savior.
Procession in honor of Christ Our King will take place on Saturday, November 25th after 5:00pm Mass.
The Reception Office will be taking Mass Intention Requests for the first quarter of 2018 (January through March) after December 1st, and will continue to do so until that quarter is booked. The requested donation remains $10 per Mass. For more information, please contact our Reception Office.
The schedule for quarterly start dates are as follows:
- December 1st = January – March
- March 1st = April – June
- June 1st = July – September
- September 1st = October -December
The 3rd Annual Noel Night kicks off Advent with our best program yet. This year we tell the story of the Nativity by featuring the main characters in song. Our program includes the entire music ministry and a few surprise guests.
Listen to the story of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ as all choristers and musicians from Santiago de Compostela, including the Spanish and Filipino choirs, render joyful Christmas Carols from around the world.
Since December 2014, our Advent Marian Exhibit has grown with various statues and works of art of Our Blessed Mother. In all of her representations, from the private collections of many Santiago parishioners, and there is always room for more! This year, we will have our exhibit in the Lecture Hall. If you would like to share your own personal images or statues of Mother Mary, we would be thrilled to add them to our display. To make arrangements, contact Lyanamar Medina at Ext. 239.
In order to keep our Parish more presentable and organized, we ask for your cooperation. Holders have been placed in our pews and need to be kept organized as best as possible by taking the envelope(s) you need and not putting pressure on the holders since they are fragile. We thank you for helping us keep Santiago de Compostela a welcoming parish!
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November 19, 2017
My Dearest Parish Family,
God be with us always.
In the Homily and Keynote Address of Bishop Solis during the Opening Mass of the National Assembly of Filipino Priests in USA he mentioned that when Filipinos gather there are three things that stand out: we love to eat, we love to laugh and we LOVE to take pictures. While he continued, I briefly reflected and connected this to our parish celebrations, especially the Eucharist.
I asked myself the question: “When we gather for Sunday Mass – the Lord’s Day - what three things stand out?” A parishioner briefly mentioned to me on Sunday as she shook my hand, that she has gone to another Church while on vacation and noticed a difference between our Parish and the one she attended. In that moment, I gave her thanks and told her “praise to God who through the Spirit guides and blesses our celebration of the Mass.”
So what three things should stand out in our Masses especially on Sunday? First is JOY – we try to enhance this further by building our community through knowing each other’s names. We finally get to know the names of people we have been sitting beside us for many years. First time visitors to our Parish have commented how they felt welcome and feel the joy of our community. We emerge from our Eucharist inspired, motivated and filled with God’s loving presence.
Second, is FAITH because it ushers the fullness of the Presence of God. It is keeps everything real and grace becomes tangible for all of us who gather at the Lord’s Table. The power of the Living Word proclaimed transforms us into the living witnesses of the Good News. We bring into our lives and in the lives of others what it means to live free from fear and filled with the conviction that we shall overcome.
Third, is LOVE that binds all three into a deeper union with Jesus Christ whose Paschal Mystery is the essence of the Eucharist. We seek to experience first hand the mercy and compassion of God. He binds our wounds and the wounds we inflict because of our weaknesses. Our Lord Jesus heals and strengthens us. Our communion is not just with Jesus but also with one another. We are all in this together – our Parish Mission is a challenge and mandate for us all.
So we are called upon to be faithful servants of the Gospel bringing into our celebration our individual gifts so people may experience the Joy, Faith and Love. These three make the grace of Hope concrete, which is a necessity in our times when we are faced with so much events that test our trust in God. We must try to be faithful servants by using the gifts we are given; to be a leaven of faith, hope and love in our times. God bless and take care.
Love and prayers,