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1 June 28, 2015 Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time CURC OF TE NATIVITY A praying, learning and caring Catholic community MISSION STATEMENT We are a praying, learning and caring community fulfilling the mission God gives us in baptism by our worship in faith, by our witness in hope and by our service in love. Praying through the Sacraments, Learning through Religious Education, Caring through Pastoral Care. In Gratitude to Father Purcell for Ten Years as Our Beloved Pastor! Artwork by The Nativity School students On display in the School Grotto Father Lawrence M. Purcell, Pastor , ext. 4 Deacon Jim Walsh Parish Office Mailing Address: Post Office Box 8770 Nativity School Mailing Address: Post Office Box El Apajo Road Rancho Santa Fe, California (858) ; FAX: (858) ;

2 Page Two Church of the Nativity June 28, 2015 Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time You changed my mourning into dancing; O LORD, my God, forever will I give you thanks. Psalm 30:13 Please join us in singing the Psalm Response: : Üà I will REFLECTING ON GOD S WORD These two stories are quite touching, perhaps because they involve so much touching forbidden touching, as a matter of fact. The father starts it off by falling at Jesus feet and begging Jesus to help his dying daughter: Come lay your hands on her that she may get well and live (Mark 5:23). Only touching her will do. Then as Jesus is passing through the crowd, a woman suddenly appears on the scene, reaching out to Jesus and saying to herself: If I but touch his clothes, I shall be cured (5:28). Jesus knows immediately that he s been touched: Who has touched my clothes? he asks (5:30). And the disciples wryly observe that the crowd is... well, crowding him... so how can you ask Who touched me? It is important to remember that because the woman was bleeding, a condition that made her unclean according to the law of Moses, her touch would have made Jesus unclean. owever, her touching Jesus has the opposite effect: the bleeding stops and she is made clean once again. When word comes that the little girl is dead, Jesus calls on the father to set aside fear and put on faith. Arriving at the house, Jesus goes in and takes the child by the hand and says, Little girl, I say to you, arise! (Mark 5:41). Sixteen times in Mark s Gospel Jesus touches or takes someone by the hand. She does arise and he tells them to bring her some food. Again, touching her would have made Jesus unclean, but instead his touch cleanses her of death s hold. Two desperate people a dying girl and a bleeding woman. Jesus touches them and they both touch him the woman through her own faith, the little girl through the faith of her father. It seems that healing depends on a flow between healer and the one being healed. The great news is that God allows a proxy. James A. Wallace, C.Ss.R. Copyright 2014, World Library Publications. All rights reserved. praise you G Lord, for you have res - cued REFLEXIONEMOS SOBRE LA PALABRA DE DIOS Estas dos historias son bien conmovedoras, tal vez sea porque incluye mucho tocar con las manos y, dicho sea de paso, una manera prohibida de tocar. El padre lo inicia al echarse a los pies de Jesús y pedirle ayuda para su hija moribunda: Ven a poner la manos sobre ella para que sane y viva (Marcos 5, 23). Con sólo tocarla sanará. Luego, cuando Jesús pasaba entre la gente, una mujer aparece súbitamente en escena tratando de acercarse a Jesús y diciendo para entre sí: Si logro tocar aunque sólo sea su manto, quedaré sana (5:28). Jesús sabe inmediatamente que alguien lo tocó y pregunta: Quién ha tocado mi ropa? (5:30). Los discípulos observan irónicamente que la multitud está... bueno, lo está apretujando... así es que cómo puede preguntar, quién me ha tocado? Es importante recordar esto, porque la mujer tenía una hemorragia, una condición que la hacía impura según la ley de Moisés; tocarla haría a Jesús impuro. Sin embargo, el tocar ella a Jesús tiene el efecto contrario: la hemorragia cesa y ella queda limpia de nuevo. Cuando llega la noticia de que la niña está muerta Jesús llama al padre para que deje a un lado el miedo y para revestirlo de fe. Al llegar a la casa Jesús entra y tomando a la niña de la mano le dice: Niña, a ti te hablo, levántate (Marcos 5:41). En el Evangelio según san Marcos hay dieciséis incidentes en que Jesús toca a alguien o le toma de la mano. La niña se levanta y Jesús pide que le traigan de comer. También en este caso el haber tocado a la niña hubiese hecho a Jesús impuro pero, por el contrario, al tocarla ella queda limpia y libre de la muerte. Dos personas desesperadas, una niña moribunda y una mujer con hemorragias. Jesús las toca a ellas y ambas lo tocan a él, la mujer por su propia fe y la niña por la fe de su padre. Tal parece que la sanación depende de una corriente entre el que sana y la persona que va a ser sanada. Es muy bueno saber que Dios acepta delegados. James A. Wallace, C.Ss.R. Derechos de autor 2014, World Library Publications. G me. LIVING GOD S WORD Today we might pray for those who are in need of the healing touch of Jesus, and for those who care for them and suffer with them. Copyright 2014, World Library Publications. All rights reserved..

3 Page Three Church of the Nativity June 28, 2015 You re Getting Better This is my last column for our Nativity bulletin during my tenure as your pastor. It has been a joy to communicate with you in this way each week for more than ten years. Some might remember my first comment at Mass in January of 2005 when Nativity had the reputation for brief Masses. I said OK I will keep the homily short but you have to promise to read the bulletin! What I don t have time to say in the homily I will write in the bulletin. Today s title is the comment that I have heard from parishioners in each of the parishes where I have been pastor. As time passes, people come up and say spontaneously you re getting better. At first, I was a bit put off by what I took as an implication that I must have been awful before. But gradually I learned that the expression was not so much about me, but about us: it takes time for the pastor and community to get into the same rhythm in our prayer, preaching and pastoring. Because it is the same in every parish, no doubt the getting in sync will happen at Nativity with the new pastor. Every time a new member of a family, committee, etc. joins the group the group itself changes. I am thrilled for you because Monsignor Richard Duncanson is a perfect fit for Nativity and you for him. My prayers are with you for a bright and happy future. My siblings and I, when our mother died, sold our family home and bought a condo in Solana Beach for me to live in retirement. I won t be far away but my personal custom is to avoid returning to parishes where I have been pastor in order to avoid drawing attention away from the new leader in the community. But you will always be in my heart and prayer. God bless you. Fr. Lawrence Purcell, Pastor

4 Page Four Church of the Nativity June 28, 2015 MASS INTENTIONS JUNE 27 JULY 3 SATURDAY 5:00 pm Gn 18:1-15; Lk 1:46-50, 53-55; Mt 8:5-17 Charles Martin Jackson, RIP SUNDAY 7:30 am Patricia Lanham, RIP 9:00 am Anne arrington, RIP 10:30 am For All Parishioners MONDAY 8:00 am Acts 12:1-11; Ps 34:2-9; 2 Tm 4:6-8, 17-18; Mt 16:13-19 Anne arrington, RIP TUESDAY 8:00 am Gn 19:15-29; Ps 26:2-3, 9-12; Mt 8:23-27 Anne arrington, RIP WEDNESDAY 8:00 am Gn 21:5, 8-20a; Ps 34:7-8, 10-13; Mt 8:28-34 Bob & Dorothy Myron, RIP TURSDAY 8:00 am Gn 22:1b-19; Ps 115:1-6, 8-9; Mt 9:1-8 Vivian Steele, RIP FRIDAY 8:00 am Eph 2:19-22; Ps 117:1bc-2; Jn 20:24-29 Ann Allred, RIP FOUNDING PRINCIPLES Equal rights for all, special privileges for none. Thomas Jefferson TODAY S READINGS First Reading God did not make death, nor does God rejoice in the destruction of the living (Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24). Psalm I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me (Psalm 30). Second Reading Your abundance should supply the needs of the others (2 Corinthians 8:7, 9, 13-15). Gospel Your faith has saved you (Mark 5:21-43 [21-24, 35b-43]). The Call to Worship is by Martin Shaw ( ): O clap your hands together, all you people, sing unto God with the voice of melody, sing unto God! The Offertory is by enry Purcell ( ): Thou knowest, Lord the secrets of our hearts. Shut not thy merciful ears unto our prayers, but spare us, Lord most holy, O God, most mighty. O holy and most merciful savior, thou most worthy judge eternal. Suffer us not at our last hour, for any pains of death to fall from thee. Amen. The Communion begins with Laudate Dominum from the Solemn Vespers for the Confessor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( ), written in 1780, the year after he had reluctantly returned home to take up the role of court organist to the Archbishop of Salzburg. It was not a happy time - now in his twenties, Mozart's days of fame as a child prodigy were over, and his last trip to Europe in search of wealthy patronage had proved fruitless. To make matters worse, his mother, who had traveled with him, had been taken ill and died in Paris, and Aloysia Weber, with whom he had fallen head over heels in love, had jilted him; he later married her sister Constanza. Salzburg, with no opera house, was just too provincial and as if that wasn't enough, the Archbishop, who demanded brevity, forbade operatic style in church music for a more direct mode of expression. It is remarkable that this period of discontentment for Mozart could have produced this piece. The text is: Praise the Lord, all you people, praise the Lord all you nations. For he has shown his kindness toward us, and the truth of the Lord endures forever. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the oly Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end, Amen. The second piece at 9 is Ave Maria by Theodore Dubois ( ), who won the Prix de Rome in 1861, a prestigious scholarship for arts students. The second piece at 10:30 is Rene Clausen's setting of the text Set me as a seal upon thine heart from the Song of Songs, containing the memorable line "For love is strong as death." The third piece is A Gaelic Blessing by John Rutter (b. 1945): Deep peace of the running wave to you, deep peace of the flowing air to you, deep peace of the quiet earth to you, deep peace of the shining stars to you, deep peace of night to you, moon and stars pour their healing light on you, deep peace of Christ, the Light of the World, to you.

5 Page Five Church of the Nativity June 28, 2015 Save the Date Family Faith Formation will be offering a Summer Session for Preschoolers! Contact Patti Smiley at or Patriotic Music on Sunday, July 5 th At the 10:30 Mass Average Expenses Per Week: $ 22,166 Last Weekend s Offering: $ 21,003* Active Parishioners 1186 Inactive Parishioners 53 Envelope Usage 801 Please pray for our benefactors who include Nativity in their wills and remainder trusts. TE NATIVITY SCOOL Thank you, Father Purcell, for your loving support and guidance. The Na vity School students, faculty and staff appreciate your wisdom, personal stories, deep spirituality and sense of humor. You have been a role model to us all. Thank you for being with us these past ten years. We are be er because of you! There are only a few openings le for Preschool to 4 th grade. For a personal tour, please call

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8 Page Eight Church of the Nativity June 28, 2015 LORD'S DAY MASS SCEDULE Saturday Vigil: 5:00 pm Sunday: 7:30, 9:00 & 10:30 am RCIA and Youth Minister: Mike James, , ext. 5 Religious Education: Patti Smiley, , ext. 6 Music Director: Paul Batchelor, , ext. 102 The Nativity School: Margaret everon, Principal Bookkeeper: Jackie Marin, Administrative Assistant: Nicole Carlin Steele, Office ours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 2:30 pm Pastoral Council: Carl Bobkoski, Jane Boler, Kevin Flanagan, Cindy esse, Mimi Johnson, Kathy Klink. Finance Council: Jeff Brandon, Chair Michael Conway, Chic Dohoney, Jim LaGrossa, Catherine Lorenz, Earl Parker, Carolyn Wilkinson, Joe Wilkinson Safe Environment Coordinator: John Marin Call the Parish Office PASTORAL CARE Nativity Samaritans: Patti Smiley, Childcare: Attended care is provided in the play room off the Commons during 9:00 and 10:30 am Sunday Masses. oly Communion for the sick: For the homebound upon request, Widows and Widowers: Mary Lou Matthews, Monthly Luncheons - September through June Men of Nativity: Meet First Thursday of the month 6-8 pm in the Parish Commons Tim Van Damm, Small Christian Communities - Faith Sharing Groups See Deacon Jim Walsh or contact Kathy Alameda at or SACRAMENTS Baptism: After last Sunday Mass - Juan Carlos & Cecilia Brito or Marriage: Saturdays, 10 am or 2 pm Wedding Coordinator: Georgiana Strate, Anointing of the Sick: Encouraged for anyone critically ill, for the elderly, or prior to major surgery Reconciliation: Saturday, 4:15 pm in the Chapel Eucharist: Weekday Mass: Monday - Friday, 8 am in the Chapel Centering Prayer Group: Saturdays, 9 am in the Chapel Contact: Dixie Welsh, Eucharistic Adoration: Every Friday after 8 am Mass Perpetual elp Novena: Tuesdays, after 8 am Mass Rosary: Weekdays, after 8 am Mass in the Chapel FAMILY FAIT FORMATION Classes meet September through June PRESCOOL TROUG 8T GRADE Contact: Patti Smiley, , ext. 6 Preschool - 6th Grade: Sundays, 8:50-10:05 am at The Nativity School Junior igh: Sundays, 5:00-6:15 pm in the Commons Preschool will offer a summer session June to September, please contact Patti Smiley to sign up. IG SCOOL Contact: Mike James, , ext 5 igh School Youth Group (9th - 12th Grade) Meet Sundays from 5:00 to 6:15 pm Congratulations to the Nativity School and Family Faith Formation 8 th grade graduating classes. You are welcome at any Youth Group evens over the summer as you transition into high school. RITE OF CRISTIAN INITATION FOR ADULTS The R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) Class meets on Sundays from 11:30am-12:30pm in the Parish Office Classroom from mid-september through Easter. Christian Initiation welcomes all those who turn to the Catholic Church seeking baptism and acceptance into full communion with the Catholic Church, as well as those baptized Catholics who seek to complete their sacraments of initiation. Please contact Mike James at (858) if you are interested in joining the class starting in September ADULT FAIT FORMATION & BIBLE STUDY Little Rock Scripture Study for Adults Let the Word of God influence your Busy Life. Monday Mornings 9:15-11:00 am Develop a fuller experience of Christian community, Contact: Kathy Klink MEN OF NATIVITY Men of Nativity, You are Invited! Join us for a night of faith, fellowship, food, and inspiration. Where: Church of the Nativity Chapel & Commons When: First Thursday of the Month; 6:00 8:00 PM Contact: Tim Van Damm or

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