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  • MISSION STATEMENT We, the clergy of St. Basil the Great, guided by the Holy Scripture, Tradition and Magisterium inspired by the Holy Spirit are called by Christ to evangelize, to educate and to motivate the lay faithful to become active witnesses to the spirituality of the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II) through sacraments, liturgy, praise and worship.

    St. Basil the Great Catholic Church 1200 Tuolumne Street, Vallejo, CA 94590


    Rev. Ambrose Ugwuegbu Parochial Administrator Rev. Lawrence Kithinji Parochial Vicar Deacon Mike Urick Pilar M. Dumlao - Admin. Assistant Joe Martinez - Facility Maintenance Sheri Thomas - Business Manager Parish Center - (707) 644-5251 (707) 644-1423

    Parish Office Hours

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00am to Noon & 1:00pm to 5:00pm

    Office Closed Wednesdays St. Basil School - (707) 642-7629 1230 Nebraska Street, Vallejo, CA 94590 Julia Boen ~ Principal St. Basil Preschool - (707) 642-5966 1225 Tuolumne Street, Vallejo, CA 94590 Lisa Butler ~ Director Religious Education/Youth Ministry (707) 644-8309 1230 Nebraska Street, Vallejo, CA 94590 Julie Kissinger ~ Director Music Ministry Cherry Lopez ~ Director St. Vincent de Paul Food Assistance ~ (707) 644-0376


    SACRAMENTS Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday, 4:00 to 5:00pm Sacrament of Baptism: Pre-Baptism preparation class required. Please call the Parish Office for more information. Sacrament of Marriage: Minimum 6 months advance notice required. Please contact the Parish Office to make an appointment with the Marriage/Wedding Coordinator. Pastoral Care for the Sick/Homebound: Please call the Parish Office to arrange for home and hospital visits Anointing of the Sick, please call (707) 567-9500

    Stewardship at St. Basil Parish

    Grow our GiftsShare Our Blessings

    Stewardship of Treasure

    Collection for 12/25/16: $4,479.18 Christmas: $19,053.18

    Simbang Gabi: $2,907.81 Flowers: $281.44 Candles $117.00

    Mass Offerings: $465.00

    Collection for 1/1/17 will be in next weeks bulletin

    Thank you Your ongoing support is essential in

    helping us meet the many needs of our parish and community.

    Today we remember the three wise men from the East who came to pay homage to the infant Jesus, bringing Him rich gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. The gifts we bring - our time, service, and some share of what we earn for the work we do - are equally precious in His sight.


    5:30pm (Vigil Mass) 8:30am - 1st Saturday

    Sunday: 7:30am, 9:30am,

    11:30am & 5:30pm

    Daily: 7:15am in the Mary Chapel

    7:00pm - Wednesday Holy Days:

    7:15am, 9:30am & 7:30pm

    Reconciliation: Saturday

    4:00 5:00pm Wednesday



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    The Epiphany of the Lord January 8, 2017

    They opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Matthew 2:11b

    THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM The unfolding of the story of the Incarnation contin-ues today as the Church celebrates the Epiphany. The tale of the magi from the East is one of the most fascinating in all of scripture. It has much to teach us about what we can come to expect, even in circumstances and places that may seem insignificant or small. Bethlehem was a tiny town, what we might refer to today as a town without even one stop light. Yet it is over this seemingly insignifi-cant place that the guiding star stops in its own search for the place where the Savior would be born. Too often we fail to recognize the fact that the star of Bethlehem comes to rest in our everyday lives, where we can experience Gods presence, manifested in ever new ways. Epiphany calls us to shake off our stupor and recognize the One who comes to save us. Copyright J. S. Paluch Co., Inc.

    TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION This year, in the United States the celebration of the Epiphany falls on January 8, but the traditional date for the Epiphany is January 6. The date we know as January 6 was established as the solstice in Egypt in 1996 BC, but the Egyptian calendar lost a full day every 128 years. Twenty centuries later the actual solstice had migrated to December 25. People still kept January 6 for the solstice celebration, but December 25, matching nicely with the Roman pagan feast of the Unconquered Sun, launched an extended solstice holiday. By the time of the early church, the whole period of twelve days was celebrated just about everywhere. Christians began to celebrate Christ as the true light of the world in four themes: the Nativity, the manifesta-tion to the Gentiles, the baptism of the Lord, and the wedding feast at Cana. That was entirely too much for one day to handle. A twelve-day season was ready to be adapted, so Christians borrowed from the pagan calendar for their own season of light. Thus early Christian cele-brations of the Christmas season extended from one date for the solstice, December 25, to the older date, January 6. The darkest time in the Northern Hemisphere could now be filled with the Christian observance of the arrival of the Light of the World. Rev. James Field, Copyright J. S. Paluch Co.

    TODAYS READINGS First Reading Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem! The Lord shines upon you and the glory of the Lord appears over you (Isaiah 60:1-6). Psalm Lord, every nation on earth will adore you (Psalm 72). Second Reading The Gentiles are coheirs, copartners in the promise in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6). Gospel Magi from the east arrive looking for the newborn king of the Jews (Matthew 2:1-12). The English translation of the Psalm Responses from Lectionary for Mass 1969, 1981, 1997, Interna-tional Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

    READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Is 42:1-4, 6-7 or Acts 10:34-38; Ps 29:1-4, 3, 9-10; Mt 3:13-17 Tuesday: Heb 2:5-12; Ps 8:2ab, 5, 6-9; Mk 1:21-28 or Heb 1:1-6 and 2:5-12; Ps 8:2ab, 5, 6-9; Mk 1:14-20 and 1:21-28 Wednesday: Heb 2:14-18; Ps 105:1-4, 6-9; Mk 1:29-39 Thursday: Heb 3:7-14; Ps 95:6-11; Mk 1:40-45 Friday: Heb 4:1-5, 11; Ps 78:3, 4bc, 6c-8; Mk 2:1-12 Saturday: Heb 4:12-16; Ps 19:8-10, 15; Mk 2:13-17 Sunday: Is 49:3, 5-6; Ps 40:2, 4, 7-10; 1 Cor 1:1-3; Jn 1:29-34

    SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES Sunday: The Epiphany of the Lord; National Migration Week Monday: The Baptism of the Lord Tuesday: First Week in Ordinary Time begins Friday: St. Hilary Saturday: Blessed Virgin Mary

    EPIPHANY Solemn things of mystic meaning: Incense doth the God disclose; Gold a royal Child proclaimeth; Myrrh a future tomb foreshows. Roman Breviary, Epiphany; Prudentius, fourth century

    TRUE HAPPINESS Abandon yourself utterly for the love of God, and in this way you will become truly happy. Blessed Henry Suso

    100th Anniversary Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima! Travel dates: September15-24,2017 Join Bishop Myron J. Cotta and the Diocese of Sacramen-to on a once in a lifetime pilgrimage for the Centennial of Our Lady of Fatima! Pray in the Capelinha marking the spot where Our Lady appeared, see a Eucharistic miracle, visit the medieval town of Batalha, and take part in the 100th anniver-sary celebrations! Stops include Coimbra, where St. Lucia spent most of her life, Nazar on the Atlantic coast, Aljustrel, Obidos, and explore the port city of Lisbon! To make reserva-tion, contact Canterbury Pilgrimages today at 800-653-0017 or

  • Saturday, January 7 8:30am

    Edwin Chow (+)

    Saturday, January 7 5:30pm Diosdado G. Gozar (+DA) Jaime & Benita Belen (+)

    Antonio dePano (+)

    Sunday, January 8 7:30am

    Mass for the parishioners of St. Basil

    9:30am Henry Stroeh Oldenburg (+)

    Nenita Andal (+)

    11:30am Juliana Anulacion (+BD) Agapita Olario Galia (+)


    Ross Donn Alvarez (+)

    Monday, January 9 - 7:15am Kwan Yun (+)

    Tuesday, January 10 - 7:15am

    Rhonna Mancilla (+BD)

    Wednesday, January 11 - 7:15am Jerell Jenkins (Healing)


    Domingo Alvarez Jr. & Family (TG)

    Thursday, January 12 - 7:15am Jerell Jenkins (Healing)

    Friday, January 13 - 7:15am

    Fulgencio C. Buna Sr. (+DA) Leoncio Malana Sr (+)


    Jesus, we ask you to bring your peace and healing touch to those who are ill, or afraid or worried. AMEN. Percy Belantes Yolande Bekhit Cecil Cero Ursula Charifa Florita Cruz Simon Dauz Andre Davis Andre Davis Cindy de la Garza Danilo Dipiramo Dorothy Egidio Judy de Fiesta Mary (Mimi) Fife Gwen Flores Mariano Furtado Ray Hernandez Jocelyn Anderson Herrera Cris Ilagan Severina Ilagan Aly Rose Jacobsen Purificacion Llanera Rodolfo Lomibao Julie Ludovico Dan Macariola Vic Mararac Yolanda Mararac Dolly Marquez Proceso Marquez, Jr. Winnie Meadows Sr. Julieta Perez Nicholas Policar Raquel Puzon-Mejia Jim Murphy Alberto Perez Ed Sablan Peter Paul Salvador Augusto Serrano Anna Silva TonyTamayo Nathaniel Williams Ezekiel Wilson Matilda Wilson Philip Yun

    Please pray with our Lazarus Ministry

    for all who have recently departed especially:

    +Bernardo Ojascastro +Priscilla Bond

    +David Marcucci +Richard Branch

    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CONFIRMATION CONFERENCE 2017 On March 4 & 5, 2017 at Christian Brothers High School, the Catholic Diocese of Sacramento will host a huge, dynamic, and exciting conference for all those youth preparing to receive the awesome Sacrament of Confirmation! "Fired Up" is intended for 7-9th