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  • December 13, 2015 - Page

    St. Barbara Catholic Church www.saintbarbarachurch.org

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    December 12– December 18, 2015

    Saturday 8:00 AM Teresa Tina Do† RIP 4:00 PM NguyenNguyet HongHanh†RIP 5:30 PM Jennifer Tee † RIP 7:00 PM Bridgette of Sweden SI 8:30 PM All Souls† RIP

    Sunday 6:30 AM Anton Nguyen Van Vien† RIP 8:00 AM Ignacio HuuDang Nguyen† RIP

    9:30 AM Maria Nguyen Thi Suong † RIP 11:00 AM Giuse Anh Bang † RIP 12:45 PM Juan Cruz Jimenez† RIP

    4:00 PM Kiem T. Jensen SI 5:30 PM Theresa NguyenThanhTin† RIP 7:00 PM Ana Bermudez SI

    Monday 6:30 AM George Shuput † RIP 8:15 AM Brian Fields† RIP

    Tuesday 8:15 AM Phan Ninh SI 5:30 PM Maria Thuyet† RIP 7:00 PM Jerry Dikow† RIP

    Wednesday 6:30 AM Kiem T. Jensen SI

    8:15 AM Anna Tran Thi Tin† RIP Thursday

    6:30 AM Maria† RIP 8:15 AM All Souls† RIP

    Friday 8:15 AM All Souls† RIP 5:30 PM All Souls† RIP 7:00 PM Daria & Miguel Salazar† RIP

    Today’s Reading First Reading — Shout for joy! Sing joyfully! Be glad and exult! The Lord, your God, is in your midst, a mighty savior (Zephaniah 3:14-18a). Psalm — Cry out with joy and gladness: for among you is the great and Holy One of Israel (Isaiah 12). Second Reading — Rejoice! The Lord is near. Make your requests known to God (Philippians 4:4-7). Gospel — John tells his hearers to share their possessions with the needy; be honest; do not threaten or accuse others falsely (Luke 3:10-18).

    ST BARBARA CATHOLIC CHURCH 2015 Holy Days and New Year’s Schedule of Liturgies

    ADVENT PENANCE SERVICES:

    Monday, December 14th – English & Spanish 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM – in the Church

    Tuesday & Thursday, December 15th & 17th – Vietnamese 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – in the Church

    THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST – VIGIL MASSES: Thursday, December 24th 3:30 PM – Vietnamese 5:30 PM – English 7:30 PM – Vietnamese (Church & Hall) 10:00 PM – Bilingual (English/Spanish)

    CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES: Friday, December 25th 6:30 AM – Vietnamese 8:00 AM – English 9:30 AM – English 11:00 AM – Vietnamese (Church & Hall) 12:45 PM – Spanish 5:30 PM – Vietnamese

    NEW YEAR EVE MASSES: Thursday, December 31st 5:00 PM – English 6:30 PM – Vietnamese 8:00 PM – Spanish

    FEAST OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD - NEW YEAR MASSES: Friday, January 1st, 2016 6:30 AM – Vietnamese 8:15 AM – English 12:45 PM – Spanish 6:30 PM – Vietnamese

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY !

    Your donations for the week of December 5– December 6, 2015 $26,539.00 Your weekly support have been used to sus- tain the ministries and ongoing operating needs of our parish.

    AN ADVENT PRAYER

    May the God of peace make us completely holy. May God keep us blameless in spirit, soul and body for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Forever faithful is the One who calls us—God our Fa- ther! Expectant, let us live in joyful hope for the revela- tion of the glory of our God and Savior, Christ Jesus! To him be glory forever! Come, Lord Jesus! Your grace be with us all. Amen

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    Tom Williams, Travis Johnson Huis- mans, Pamela Hall, Timothy Padilla, Ivan Torres, Jean Fermoile, Norma Faura, Le Van Loc, Rosita Chargu- alaf, Richard Zamora, George Harsch.

    Lord Jesus Christ, Redeemer of the world, you have shouldered the burden of our weakness and borne our sufferings in your own passion and death. Hear this prayer for our sick brothers and sister whom you have redeemed. Strengthen their hope of salva- tion and sustain them in body and soul, for you live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.

    God, our shelter and our strength, you listen in love to the cry of your people: hear the prayers we offer for our departed brothers and sisters. Cleanse them of their sins and grant them the full- ness of redemption. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

    Theresa Nguyen Thanh Tin, Giuse Richard Dang, Sandra Maria Gua- dalupe, Vincent Hai Viet Vu, Giuse Buong An Tran, Anton Nguyen Van Vien, Bulmaro Artieaga, Anton Hung Vu, Maria Hang Thi Chu, Dominico Mieng Dinh.

    Thánh Ca Giáng Sinh Carol by Candle-light

    Friday, December 18, 2015

    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM - in Church Viernes, Diciembre 18, 2015

    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM - en la Iglesia Thứ Sáu, Ngày 18, 2015

    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM - trong Nhà Thờ

    Admission is Free

    In Life and Death we belong to the Lord With our deepest sympathy to the family of:

    Theresa Nguyễn Thanh Tín Died on 12/02/2015

    Giuse Richard Đặng Died on 12/03/2015

    May God be your strength and consolation

    CAÀU CHO NGÖÔØI QUA ÑÔØI Trong niềm tin vào sự Phục Sinh của Đức Kitô, nguyện xin Chúa ban Phúc Trường Sinh cho:

    Theresa Nguyễn Thanh Tín qua đời ngày 2 tháng 12, 2015, hưởng thọ 31 năm.

    Giuse Richard Đặng qua đời ngày 3 tháng 12, 2015, hưởng thọ 88 năm

    PLENARY INDULGENCE What is it? - Would you like to receive it? Pope Francis declared the 2016 as the Year of MERCY and begins on December the 8th, 2015. In the sacrament of baptism we are forgiven the guilt and punishment related to sin. In the Sacrament of Penance we receive the forgiveness of sins. But, not the temporal punishment, which is paid in purgatory that requires, divine justice. The Church has the power to make such temporary remission of the divine punishment. The Church received this power by Christ: "Whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven" (Mt 18,18). To gain a plenary indulgence, in a normal year or Holy Year, you should always meet this requirements: 1.- Having the intention of gaining indulgences. 2.- Not have any sin (or even venial) Sacramental Confession - done to conscience 3.- Attend Mass and receive Holy Communion 4. - Pray for the intentions of the Holy Father (Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory). 5. - Visit the designated church and while there keep company to the Blessed Sacrament at least 30 minutes to receive the indulgence. Alt- hough the communion and the prayer for the Holy Father is required on the same day that executes the work or prayer, confession can be made 8 days earlier. LOCATIONS OF DIOCESE OF ORANGE HOLY DOORS AND PILGRIMAGE SITES HOLY DOORS Holy Family Cathedral Mission Basilica 566 S Glassell St, Orange 31520 Camino Capistrano SanJuan Cpistrano PILGRIMAGE SITES Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Habra St. Joseph, Santa Ana 900 West La Habra Blvd., La Habra 727 Minter St., SantaAna Christ Cathedral 13280 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove

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    Jubilee Year of Mercy Besides a new liturgical year, this Advent features an additional “beginning”—an opening of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, a graced opportunity to contemplate more profoundly and live more concretely the mystery of God’s unconditional love. Pope Francis says that mercy, as the bridge connecting God and the human family, opens our hearts to welcome God’s love for us sinners and our eyes to recognize others, especially society’s least loved and most vulnerable, as brothers and sisters entrusted to our care. Jesus’ future coming as the joyful advent of our redemption. But in a unique way, this Jubilee Year’s Advent reminds us that Jesus, whose coming we await, is already present among us, in those for whom we need to become instruments of God’s mercy. Pope Francis chose to inaugurate the Jubilee Year of Mercy last Tuesday because December 8 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the closing of Vatican II. That council, Pope Francis reminds us, inaugurated a new phase in the Church’s history. The Spirit called the Church to tear down the walls that for far too long had made it a fortress, and to proclaim the gospel in a new, more accessible way. Pope Francis quotes Saint John XXIII in declaring the Church’s preference for “the medicine of mercy,” and Blessed Paul VI in proposing the Good Samaritan as our model for discipleship (Misericordiae Vultus, 4). Pope Francis adds that God’s mercy is “the beating heart of the Gospel,” and that mercy “must penetrate the heart and mind” of every disciple (MV, 12). Three times today’s Gospel asks, “What should I do?” Pope Francis would say: Imitate Jesus, who came not wielding the fiery judgment that John the Baptist had th