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    Dec. 6 - Dec. 12, 2014 Saturday

    8:00 AM Jennifer Trans Family SI 4:00 PM All Souls RIP 5:30 PM Giuse Maria & Dominic Maria RIP 7:00 PM All Souls RIP 8:30 PM All Souls RIP

    Sunday

    6:30 AM All Souls RIP 8:00 AM Pearl Harbor Souls RIP 9:30 AM Dominic - Stephano -Catarina RIP

    11:00 AM Ignacio Huu D. Nguyen RIP 12:45 PM Joseph Doan SI

    4:00 PM All Souls RIP 5:30 PM Joseph Doan SI 7:00 PM Cosmas Damian Dinh SI

    Monday

    6:30 AM All Souls RIP 8:15 AM Ignacio Huu D. Nguyen RIP

    Tuesday

    8:15 AM Ignacio Huu D. Nguyen RIP 5:30 PM All Souls RIP 7:00 PM Virgen Maria Concepsion SI

    Wednesday

    6:30 AM All Souls RIP 8:15 AM Arminda Martin RIP

    Thursday

    6:30 AM All Souls RIP 8:15 AM Ignacio Huu D. Nguyen RIP

    Friday

    8:15 AM Ignacio Huu D. Nguyen RIP 5:30 PM All Souls RIP 7:00 PM Cosmas Damian Dinh SI THANK YOU FOR

    YOUR GENEROSITY ! Your donations for the week of

    Nov. 29-30, 2014

    $24,988.00 Your weekly support have been used to sustain the ministries and ongoing

    operating needs of our parish.

    Todays Reading First Reading -- The rugged land shall be made a plain; the rough country, a broad valley (Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11). Psalm -- Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation (Psalm 85). Second Reading -- Conduct yourselves in holi-ness, hastening the coming of the day of God (2 Peter 3:8-14). Gospel -- I have baptized you with water; he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit (Mark 1:1-8).

    SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES Sunday: Second Sunday of Advent; Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Monday: The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Tuesday: St. Juan Diego Wednesday: International Human Rights Day Thursday: St. Damasus I Friday: Our Lady of Guadalupe Saturday: St. Lucy

    Anointing of the sick, please call: Sc Du bnh nhn, xin gi: (714) 345-4885 The Immaculate Conception of the

    Blessed Virgin Mary Monday, December 8

    Holiday of Obligation Mass 6:30 AM Vietnamese 8:15 AM English 9:30 AM English (School)

    12:00 PM Vietnamese 5:00 PM Vietnamese 6:30 PM Vietnamese 8:00 PM Spanish

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    Prayer of the Faithful for the Sick Prayer of the Faithful for the Deceased

    Cirelli Family, Phero Ngu-yen Van Ngo, Anna Bui Kim Cuc, Antonia Convery, Minerva Rivera, Travis Daniel Johnson, Jack Hea-ly, Lupifa Calvillo, Theresa Keyzers, Danielle Araujo, Huong Thi Nguyen, Hung Nguyen, Loan Nguyen, Catherine Wisdom, Merle West, Louis Nguyen Quoc Hung.

    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 salvation and sustain them in body and soul, for you live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.

    Dominico Dinh Van Hai, Igna o Nguyen Dang Huu.Giuse Dang Hoai Nam,Dominico Tran Quang Vinh, Nora Gomez, Giuse Nguyen Van Phuong, Augustino Tran Quoc Su, Madalena Ngu-yen Thi Bich Hong, Giuse Michael Vincent Ha, Giuse Nguyen Van Bao, Maria Dang Thi Truc Mai, Rosa Javien Iturzaeta, Rufina Guidangen, Phanxico Xavier Nguyen Van Dong, Phero Le Van Tram, Fr. Sergio's Mom: Aurora Ramos, Phaolo Nguyen Anh Tu-an, Maria Nguyen Thi Tinh, Maria Nguyen Thi Gai, Teresa Ngu-yen Thi Y, Matthew Callahan, Phero Ngo Van Chuong, Vincent Tran Quoc Khanh, Lucia Ho Thi Sang, Michael Hau Thanh Ngu-yen, Giuse Steve Tran, Maria Dang Thi That, Rosa Hoang Thi Xuyen, Giuse Ta Van Thu, Giuse Do Tien Dung, Giuse Nguyen Hong Hoang, Phero Nguyen Dinh Ly, Antonio Chargualaf, Leti-cia de la Cruz, Teresa Nguyen Thi Duom, James E. Martin, Maria God, our shelter and our strength, you listen in love to the cr yof your people: hear the prayers we offer for our departed brothers and sisters. Cleanse them of their sins and grant them the fullness of redemption. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

    TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION Have you seen Antiques Roadshow on television? People bring attic treasures to experts for appraisal and possible cash. Catholic attics, or maybe Grandma's wall, often hold a "sick call crucifix." It is a curiously bulky crucifix hiding a slid-ing panel and a secret compartment. Two tiny candles, a squeeze bottle of holy water, a stringy purple mini-stole, a tube of prayers, and some cotton balls are all hidden inside. The cross folds up to form a mini-altar that can be propped up by a sick person's bed. All that is needed is a priest with the oil of the sick and Holy Communion. Forty years ago, when these crosses enjoyed great popularity, the sacrament of the sick was often an encounter between priest and sick person alone, and often only in a last crisis of illness. Gradually, we are reclaiming the sacrament of anointing from this minimal, hidden expression. It is celebrated more richly and more often, even in the Sunday assembly, at every stage of illness and across a wide range of human suffer-ing. The "sick call crucifix" is not a tradition, it is a curiosity from another time, but it reminds us of true tradition: we are a people who care for our sick, who accompany them in faith, and who sustain them with an experience of Christ's presence. --Rev. James Field

    Second Sunday of Advent Prepare the Way of the Lord

    Saint Peter shows us a characteristic of God that we normally do not think about. He tells us that for God, "a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like one day" (1 Peter 3:8). Because early Christians sometimes com-plained that Jesus' second coming had been delayed, Peter is trying to tell us that what seems like a long time to us is nothing to God. Like the early Christians, we may wonder how long it will take for God to answer our prayers. We may be pray-ing for someone who is looking for a job, a sick relative, an end to abortion, or world peace. Some prayers require us to change, and we may not be ready. What Peter means is that a thousand years is not too long for God if someone needs that long to repent. God is far more patient than we are. God has been "waiting" over two thousand years for us to preach the gospel to all nations. God has been waiting for millennia for people to give up war as a means for solving our problems. God has been wait-ing since the beginning of the human race for us to learn how to love our neighbor. We might not be as patient as God, but we can help. Saint Peter says that we are not just waiting for the Lord's return, we are hastening it. When we make a choice that is based on faith rather than selfishness, we make it a little easier for people to believe in God. Jesus is the light of the world; he asks us to let our light shine, so that people can see Jesus in us. May our light "prepare the way of the Lord" (Mark 1:3). Tom Schmidt

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    The Knights of Columbus Sacred Hearts Council 7309 of Saint Barbara Parish wish to thank the members of Saint Barbara parish for their generosity over the past few months Sorry for the delay in this message but we have been accounting for all of your donations and it has taken us a while to compile the continuing results.

    Pennies from Heaven; This drive provides vital funding in the diocese to support the continuing efforts of multiple birth right agencies supporting the unborn children. You provided XXXX in funding for this work

    Intellectual Disabilities Drive: Providing funds to support those with intellectual disabilities in all areas of the diocese. Allowing them to live a vital productive life. This effort includes the Special Olympics that will be held in LA next year. Your generous giving provided xxx dollars for supporting this effort

    The American Wheelchair Mission is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization with the goal to deliver brand new, free wheelchairs and mobility aids to physically disabled children, teens and adults throughout the world who are without mobility or the means to acquire a wheelchair. The American Wheelchair Mission will continue to change the lives of entire families with the gifts of hope, dignity, freedom and independence. On Wheelchair Sunday weekend you provide $39, 662.00 and the checks are still coming in. These funds will be used to purchase a container (280 wheelchairs) which will be distributed thru the Caritas organization in Vietnam in June/July 2015. For those who expressed an interest in participating in the distribution please contact ei-ther Chris Lewis (clewis@amwheelchair.org) or Dan Moberg (dmoberg@amwheelchair.org). May our Lord the purest example of love and sacrifice continue to bless you and those you love.

    English & Spanish

    Tuesday, December 16th 7:30 PM 10:00 PM in Church

    Vietnamese: Monday & Thursday,

    December 15th & 18th 7:00 PM 10:00 PM in Church

    Advent Penance Service & Confession

    Volunteers

    Our Church needs volunteers that have some experience on computer skills and able to work the projector during English SATURDAY 5:30 PM and SUNDAY 9:30 AM Mass. If you would like to volunteer for those hours, please contact the Parish Office at 714-775-7733. Thanks.

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