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  • Saint Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church Laguna Beach, CA

    MONTH OF ST. JOSEPH First Sunday of Lent

    March 9, 2014 Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.

    Psalm 51

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    Welcome to our Parish

    SUNDAY EUCHARIST (MASS) Saturday Vigil: 5:30 p.m. Sundays: 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m.,11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. Spanish, 5:30 p.m. Mon - Sat 8:00 a.m.

    HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION MASS SCHEDULE 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

    ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA CHURCH 1042 Temple Terrace Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Phone: (949) 494-9701 Fax: (949) 497-2610

    OFFICE HOURS Mon—Thurs 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Fri—Sat 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Closed Sunday

    PARISH STAFF Donna Beam-Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Ext. 113 or Susan Daley-Ministry Coordinator/Office Manager Ext. 118 or Carmela Davidheiser-Parish Bookkeeper Ext. 124 or Mary Lou Halla-Parish Secretary (Mon-Wed) Ext. 110 or Lisa Marcus-Parish Administrator Ext. 131 or Charles Stephenson-Director, Music Ministry Gina Stewart-Director, Youth Religious Education/ Informacion en Espanol Ext. 119 or

    CLERGY Rev. Kenneth A. Schmit—Pastor Ext. 111 or

    Rev. Mario Rebamontan—Senior Priest Ext. 112 or

    Deacon Eddie Salgado Ext. 121 or

    Rev. Gabriel Stack, O. Praem—Sunday Assistance

    MISSION STATEMENT—We, the community of St. Catherine of Siena Parish, located within the larger, diverse and artistic seaside community of Laguna Beach, recognize and celebrate the uniqueness which is grounded in the sacred mysteries and traditions of the Roman Catho- lic Church and in the history and lives of our individuals, families and leaders. Built on these roots, and in order to see the world as God sees it, we commit ourselves to: being a welcoming sanctuary and a place of prayer and worship, nurturing, assisting, encouraging and serving all those in need, offering all generations opportunities for personal and communal growth, and, by these commitments, to honor our call to evangelization.

    EUCHARISTIC ADORATION On the First Friday of each month we gather in prayer and praise before the Blessed Sacrament. Following the 8 a.m. Mass and concluding at 10 p.m. SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM Parents of infants requesting information about Baptism may contact the parish office. Infant baptisms are celebrated on the second Saturday of the month.

    CELEBRATION OF CHRISTIAN FUNERALS At the time of death, a family member should contact the parish office, as soon as possible, to arrange the date and time for the Funeral Liturgy.

    SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY Couples must begin preparation for their Sacrament at least six months prior to their proposed wedding date. Please call the parish office for more information.

    SACRAMENT OF THE SICK The third Saturday of each month after the 8:00 a.m. Mass. In the event of serious illness or medical emergency, Anointing of the Sick and Eucharist may be arranged by contacting the parish office

    CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS Adults requesting information about full initiation and communion with the Roman Catholic Church (the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirma- tion) may contact the office for more info.

    SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION) Saturdays: 4:00—5:00 p.m. (or by appointment)

    ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA PARISH SCHOOL (Kindergarten—8th Grade)

    30516 So. Coast Hwy w Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Phone: (949) 494-7339 Fax: (949) 376-5752

    Mike Letourneau—School Principal

    Ext. 211 or

    Renea Sendele—School Secretary

    Ext. 210 or

    Jackie Batho—Administrative Asst.

    Ext. 213 or

    Carmela Davidheiser—Bookkeeper

    Ext. 212 or

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    At Our Parish


    Please come and pray the Stations of the Cross on the following Fridays at 7:00 p.m. during Lent, led by: March 14—Women’s Council March 21—Music Ministry March 28—RCIA April 4- Men’s Fellowship April 11—Living Stations, 7th grade Deacon Eddie will lead Stations of the Cross in our Liturgical Garden: 3/7, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4 & 4/11 following the 8:00 a.m. Mass. Join Father Mario on Friday, March 14th in the church following the 8:00 a.m. Mass.

    WOMEN’S COUNCIL March 11th 2014 ~ Lenten Reflections with Fr. Schmit ~ at 9:30 am ~ in church~ This annual traditional Lenten Reflections meeting will be followed by a Hospitality Brunch served in the upstairs Church Office Meeting Rooms. All in the Parish are invited and welcome to attend. March 14th, 2014 ~Stations of the Cross ~ Friday at 7:00 pm ~in church~ The Women’s Council will lead the beautiful “Mary’s Way” Stations of the Cross. “Mary’s Way” contemplates the 14 stations-of-the-cross through a mother’s love, strength and courage. Everyone at St. Catherine of Siena Parish is invit- ed and encouraged to attend this poignant, inspir- ing Lenten devotion. Friday Lenten Stations of the Cross is a traditional gathering at St. Catherine of Siena. Bring your family; come with a friend. If you would like to participate, either as a prayer reader for one of the Stations or as a flower carrier, please contact Kathy Fellows ( 949-349-9149 before the ser- vice begins on Friday, March 14th. Particular, appreciative thank you to St. Catherine of Siena Music Ministry for contributing music arrangement accommodations.

    All are welcome at St. Catherine Women’s Council events! Bring long-time friends and new acquaintances.

    Enjoy Parish + School fellowship. A memorable time, every time.

    Please forward this Calendar of the Women’s Council Activities to those you think may be interested in attending an event or meeting.

    Your “forward” helps connect all in St. Catherine of Siena Parish. .Thank you.

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    Readings of the Week Saints & Special Observances

    Please pray for the sick: Mon: Gary Sinkus (D) Tue: Jakob Kravitz (D) Wed: Kathleen Cegles (D) Thurs: Donna Santos (D) Fri: Msgr. John Campbell (I) Sat: Janet Smith (D)

    Mass Intentions—8:00a.m. Mass

    Evan Dineen, Capt., USAF

    Please pray for those in the Armed Forces:

    Meditation—Matthew 7:7-12 Ask . . . Seek . . . Knock There are a lot of less than ideal things we do just to save time. Fast-food restaurants, speed-reading courses, speed dating. Clearly there are some things you shouldn’t hurry! That’s also true in the spiritual realm. Sometimes we want something so badly that we try to take shortcuts. Maybe we set out to find peace or fulfillment on our own, when we might do better to listen for what God has to say. Later we realize that if we had taken time out to ask, seek, and knock, we would have found something far deeper, something that doesn’t ebb and flow with our circumstances. If you want to see good and lasting results, you need to exercise your faith and trust. And sometimes, that means waiting patiently for the Lord to act. God will take care of you! He will answer you in the way that is best for you—and at the time that is most helpful to you. What do you need the Lord to help you with? Go ahead and ask Him for it. Tell Him that you are willing to wait for His wisdom and His timing. As you do, you will find Him eager to fulfill your needs and to further the plan he has for you in just the way He has intended. He really does want to bless you! “Lord, open my eyes to your wisdom and generosity. Thank you for being not just a provider but a Father who wants the very best for me and for those I love.”

    Rex Brady Barbara Gullo Charlie Woods Bill Ordway Phyllis Contino John Mancuso Henry Garcia Hubert Segard Thomas Garcia Marian Burkeen Dolores Rydell Elizabeth Amentrout Leo O’Gorman Yvonne Czerniachowski Dale Knaus Anne Knaus Kathy Sanders Kathy Hartmann Terri Hillman-Pileggi

    READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Lv 19:1-2, 11-18; Ps 19:8-10, 15; Mt 25:31-46 Tuesday: Is 55:10-11; Ps 34:4-7, 16-19; Mt 6:7-15 Wednesday: Jon 3:1-10; Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19; Lk 11:29-32 Thursday: Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25; Ps 138:1-3, 7c-8; Mt 7:7-12 Friday: Ez 18:21-28; Ps 130:1-8; Mt 5:20-26 Saturday: Dt 26:16-19; Ps 119:1-2, 4-5, 7-8; Mt 5:43-48 Sunday: Gn 12:1-4a; Ps 33:4-5, 18-20, 22; 2 Tm 1:8b-10; Mt 17:1-9

    SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES   Sunday: First Sunday of Lent; Daylight Saving Time begins Friday: Abstinence Saturday: Purim (Jewish obse

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