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2 Pastoral Staff Ext. # by Name Rev. Fr. David Dutra, #125 Pastor Rev. Fr. Chad Wahl, #156 Rev. Fr. Charles S. Fermeglia, #112 Parochial Vicars Rev. Mr. Ray Whitlock Rev. Mr. Peter Ryza, #162 Deacons Jennifer Overby, #157 Administrator Marie White, #111 Office Manager Mary Correia, #102 Maria Esther Ramirez, #163 Dulcina Serda Parish Secretaries Leticia Gomez, #110 Receptionist Elvira Orozco, #189 Faith Formation Director Henry Correa, #121 Confirmation Director Stacy Hughes, #107 Faith Formation Assistant Remedios M. Barrera, #188 Spanish Pastoral Associate Leticia Villegas-Gomez, #128 Youth Ministry Coordinator Efrain Orjuela, #138 Music Director Steve Arena, #113 Stewardship Coordinator Sr. Marlene Sylas, #142 Ministry of Caring Coordinator Sr. Cecilia D Mello, #155 Funeral Ministry Coordinator Sr. Cecilia D Mello, #103 Eng. Baptism Ministry Coordinator Paula Yroz, #140 Liturgical Director Mary Costa, #161 Liturgical Assistant Patricia Paredes, #130 Principal Beverly Fondacabe, #133 Assistant Principal Robbin Pombo, #131 School Secretary Sue Barnes, #132 Bookkeeper/Scrip Coordinator Karen Abelar, #301 Pre-School Director Larry Bettencourt, #135 Chuck Dubie Maintenance Supervisors Cristina Barrera, Sandra Parreiras Samuel Contreras Maintenance Staff St. Bernard s Thrift Store Welcome to St. Bernard s Parish Page 2 Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time August 9, 2015 OUR MISSION STATEMENT Expressing our love of Jesus Christ through the Eucharist, enlightened by the Holy Spirit, and by living the will of the Father, we gather as one family, rich in culture and tradition, willing to share our gifts with all, and working together as we journey to the kingdom of God. Get up and eat, else the journey will be too long for you! (1 Kings 19:7) Jesus knew that the stewardship journey would be difficult, so He gave us the nourishment of the Eucharist. When we take time to join our sacrifices with the sacrifice of the Mass, we find the strength to give and joy in our giving. Feast of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Our Parish will be celebrating the Feast of St. Bernard on his Feast Day: Thursday, August 20 th, with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at 5:30pm, followed by a reception in Fr. Fleming Hall. Mike Bacchetti will be cooking up a tasty dinner with all the fixin s...topped off with some nice, cold ice cream. Come and celebrate with your Parish Family! Eucharistic Adoration (Adoration Chapel located in Convent behind Church) Know also that you will probably gain more by praying fifteen minutes before the Blessed Sacrament than by all the other spiritual exercise of the day. True, Our Lord hears our prayers anywhere, for He has made the promise, Ask, and you shall receive, but He has revealed to His servants that those who visit Him in the Blessed Sacrament will obtain a more abundant measure of grace. ~St. Alphonsus Liguori Adorers are welcome at any hour, but especially needed: Mon. at 11am, Wed. at 1pm, Thurs. at 8am & 3pm, Fri. at 5pm, 6pm, & 7pm, & Sat. at 1pm. To become an adorer or for inquiries, call: Anita Laspina , Cecilia or Claudia
3 St. Bernard s Parish Page 3 SUNDAY, August 9th 7:00 a.m. +Bonnie Strohmaier +Pat Selna (Church) +Emma Gutierrez +Virginia Martins 8:30 a.m. +Manuel & Ana Faria (Church) +Jose B. Garcia +Leontina Luis 8:30 a.m. +Armando & Maximino Guzman (HFC) Intentions of Silvia Ahumada 10:00 a.m. +Nella Bonamini +Gary Pine (Church) Intentions of Bart Ancheta 11:00 a.m. (HFC) Pro Populo 1:00 p.m. +Ezequiel Medina +Armenio Rosales (HFC) +Severo Ulloa +Filiberto Barroso 4:00 p.m. +Joseph Manglona +Germaine Imhof (Church) Intentions of Minnie Martin 6:00 p.m. +Alfredo B. DeVera, Sr. (HFC) +Jose Samaniego +Albino Pimentel +Violeta O. Reyes MONDAY, August 10th 8:00 a.m. Living & deceased members of the Parrillo & Zigmund Family Intentions of the Wuebben Family 5:30 p.m. +Pho & Nhiem Vu +Ester Mancilla +Jose, Inez, & Eduardo Lima +Bob Dell Aringa TUESDAY, August 11th 8:00 a.m. +Fred Namahoe III, Jr. +Alfredo Rosario +Virginia M. & Jacinto Silva Intentions of Phuong-Anh Du 5:30 p.m. +Dinh & Thin Vu +Ana Farfan +Georgina Bruno +Virginia Fraga +Alexander Fraga +Jose Da Silva WEDNESDAY, August 12th 8:00 a.m. +Egidio Martins +Ricardo Mondano Intentions of Nelson Quebral Intentions of Kim-Hoa Nguyen & Family 5:30 p.m. Intentions of Benjamin Cruz Living & deceased members of the Mauro & Aurelia Ramirez Family THURSDAY, August 13th 8:00 a.m. +Moises Sousa Felix +Carlos Teixeira +All Souls +Rosita Chan +Hoa & Phieu Vu 5:30 p.m. +Belmida Simas +Manuel & Ana Vitoria Sick & deceased members of Our Lady of Fatima Society MASS INTENTIONS FRIDAY, August 14th 8:00 a.m. +John F. Silva +Jim Fisher In Thanksgiving Intentions of Baby JoJo 5:30 p.m. +Felix Fontecha +Val Ribota +Mai & Thuy Pham +George Sartor Intentions of Mary Pombo Gillen SATURDAY, August 15th 8:00 a.m. +Mary Cisneroz +Asuncion C. De Perio +John & Bernice Mancuso +Joe F. Silveira 5:00 p.m. +Mary Munz +John & Avelina Alegre +Anthony & Deolinda Costa 7:00 p.m. +Luz & Adela Mendez +Maria Herrera +Francisco Franco Second Offering Our second offering is for our New Church, the Building Together With Christ Campaign. Our debt for the Holy Family Center has been paid. Thank you to all who have donated and prayed to this project. All donations will now go towards the building of our new church...please continue to pray for our much needed NEW CHURCH! Altar Candle Memorial The Altar Candle Memorial for the week of August 9 th : In loving memory of Aurelia, Mauro, Lucinda, & Annette Ramirez, requested by Lupe Rangel. In honor of Marymichael & John Smrdeli, requested by Eleanor Miatovich. Please be patient. The Parish Office has installed a new Parish Program called Connect Now. We are now using the new program and working through the bugs to get it in good working order. Thank you in advance for your patience with us as we learn the ins and outs of this new program; we believe it will better serve the needs of Parish.
4 St. Bernard s Parish Page 4 Parish Activities HFC-Holy Family Center, LH-Large Hall, SH-Small Hall, MC-Ministry Center, LH Mtg. Rm.-Large Hall Meeting Room Sunday, August 9, :00 p.m. Couples for Christ-SH 7:30 p.m. High School Youth-HFC Monday, August 10, :00 p.m. Confirmation Classes-MC Rm. 1 & 2 3:00 p.m. Back to School Night-LH, School, SH 3:30 p.m. Respect-LH Mtg. Rm. 4:00 p.m. Confirmation Classes-MC Rm. 1 & 2 6:30 p.m. Legion of Mary-MC Rm. 2 7:00 p.m. Spanish Altar Servers-Church 7:00 p.m. Jr. High Youth Group-HFC Tuesday, August 11, :30 p.m. Cantor Practice-Church 3:30 p.m. Faith Formation-LH 4:00 p.m. Communion Classes-SBSchool 4:30 p.m. CYO-LH 5:30 p.m. Youth Music Ministry-HFC 6:00 p.m. Charismatic Prayer Group-MC Rm. 1 6:00 p.m. Spanish Music Ministry Mtg.-MC Rm. 2 6:15 p.m. First Year Confirmation Classes-School 7:00 p.m. Voces Choir-MC Rm. 2 7:00 p.m. Ultreya de Cursillo-LH Mtg. Rm. 7:30 p.m. Knight of Columbus Mtg.-SH Wednesday, August 12, :00 a.m. SBS Teacher Meeting-SH 8:30 a.m. Morning Social-LH Mtg. Rm. 3:30 p.m. Faith Formation-LH 4:00 p.m. Communion Classes-SBSchool 4:00 p.m. Communion Spanish Parent Classes-SH 4:30 p.m. CYO -LH 5:00 p.m. YLI Mtg.-SH 6:15 p.m. Second Year Confirmation Classes-School 6:30 p.m. Abba Choir-MC Rm. 1 7:00 p.m. Spanish Bible Study-MC Rm. 2 7:00 p.m. English Cursillo-LH Mtg. Rm. Thursday, August 13, :30 a.m. Cleaning for Jesus-Church 10:30 a.m. Eucharistic Service at Astoria Gardens 1:00 p.m. SBSchool Lector Practice-Church 1:00 p.m. Our Lady s Prayer Group-Chapel 2:00 p.m. Cantor Practice-Church 3:30 p.m. Faith Formation-LH 4:00 p.m. Communion Classes-SBSchool 4:00 p.m. Spanish Holy Communion Classes-SH 4:00 p.m. RESPECT-LH Mtg. Rm. 6:30 p.m. Viento Nuevo Choir-MC Rm. 1 7:00 p.m. Renacer Choir-MC Rm. 2 7:00 p.m. Ministry of Caring Training-LH Mtg. Rm. 7:00 p.m. Sp. Relationship in the Family-SH Friday, August 14, :15 a.m. Eucharistic Service at Brookdale 3:30 p.m. CYO-LH 4:00 p.m. Charismatic CORE Mtg.-LH Mtg. Rm. 7:00 p.m. Spanish Young Adults-LH 7:00 p.m. Spanish Bible Study-MC Rm. 2 Saturday, August 15, :00 a.m. Confessions-Church 7:00 a.m. Cursillo Sabatina-LH Mtg. Rm. 8:00 a.m. Communion Classes (2 nd yr.)-sbschool 8:00 a.m. Confirmation Classes (2 nd yr.)-sbschool 9:00 a.m. CYO-LH 9:30 a.m. Communion Classes (1 st yr.)-sbschool 9:30 a.m. Confirmation Classes (2 nd yr.)-sbschool 9:30 a.m. Communion Spanish Parent Classes-SH 9:00 a.m. CYO-LH 9:30 a.m. Spanish Baptisms-Church 10:00 a.m. Eucharistic Service at Tracy Rehab. & Convalescent Home 3:30 p.m. Confessions-Church 6:00 p.m. Youth Group Bunco Night-LH Reconciliation Schedule Saturday 7:00 am to 7:45 am 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm WEDNESDAY MORNING SOCIAL WHAT: Coffee, juice, fruit, snacks, & more WHEN: Every Wednesday, after 8:00 am Mass WHERE: Large Hall Meeting Room WHY: For food, fellowship, & fun!
5 St. Bernard s Parish Page 5 Ministry of Caring God gift of life! Baby Mia Gutierrez born to Kristian & Patricia! Baby Logan Cuellar born to Miguel & Jade! Love endures Bob & Josie Schneider celebrating 61 years on the 9th! Pablo & Virginia Ortega celebrating 20 years on the 12th! Otis & Elena Duvernay celebrating 45 years! Brian & Esther Corning celebrating 50 years! - on the 15th! Lifting up to God for healing:... those lately in hospital Consuelo Rodriguez, Felix Gallegos, Harry Eastword, Armando Gonzalez, Philip Lagrange, Manuel Silva, Maria M. Porter, Donna Vaca, Kimberly Vazquez, Denise Vicedo, Jack Snow, Placida Silva, Winston Beltran, Sandra Mendez, Sharon Paguel, Norma Avelar, Robert Chaparro, Rachelle Ramsey, Saul Negron, Elizabeth Land, Peter Corallo, Fred Fitzgerald, Ralph Martinez, Maria Gonzalez, Al Tarabini, and at home/convalescent: Teresa Amaral, Lily McWilliams, Janet Farmer, Betty Brazil, Carol Louise Silva, Remedios Barrera, Betsy Parrillo, Regina Stevens, Liz Costa, David & Maxie Millingar, Margaret Tine, Mary H. Bacchetti, Vince Vaca, Tom Trujillo, Mary Coleman, Glorianne Piatek, Rose Solis, Katie Chavez, Alice Borges, Tillie Castellon, Mary Serpa, Luis Rosario, Eileen Morri, Inez Gomes, Eric Treiss, Connie (Peterson) Person, Frank & Josie Silva, Manuel Nunes, Howard & Dorothy Silva, Martina Tan, Jack & Barbara Lawlor, Lou & Caroline Rotella, Minnie Martin, Lynne Hemmingsen, Bob Schneider, Aggie Deeds, Betty Turnley, Teresa Olasolo, Roger Elissagaray, Patrick Morse, Ida Geist, Bill Baier, Maria Zilli, Alex Miller, Mary Perry, June La Bel, Diane Souza, Margaret Gonzalez, Carol O Neill, Harriet Pereira, Ralph & Joyce Krebs, Aileen Connolly, Jose & Maria C. Salvador, Zonda Hyman-Whitten, Brian & Maria Kost, Luis Correia, John Martinho, Pet Manacio, Candida Sarmento, Nerisa Castro, Veronica Magnan, Reggie Mersaroli, Dana Hogan, Ted & Lorraine White, Peter Mazzoni, Maria Gaton, Janice Mattos, Maria Sapiandante, BR & Carleen Costa, Shane Conner, Alfonso & Dolores Grijalva, Alan & Joette Marks, Frank Garcia, Raeanne Judd, Cindy Anderson, Esther Chi, Diane Geipel, Desi Santos, Ted Sandoval, Mary Reyes, Karol Morris, Delia Betonio, Carol Jaques, Robert Rodarte, Geraldine Edwards, Ida Kaiser, Jose & Helen Simas, Jeanie Ferrera, Gloria Perry, Magda Ariola, Gloria Martinez, Donna Lewandowski, Shelly Ann Reyes, Brad Laverne, Mary Ann O Reilly, Jeannie Hermerding, Chuck Miller, Eddie Avila, Vincent & Mary Ungarro, Robert Gutierrez, Elena Duvernay, Ivan Orozco, Matt Reeves, Cecilia Cabudoy, Gina Rinauro, Lloyd Keiser, and those we hold in our hearts. Our beloved now living with Christ in a new way Mary Myers, Trinidad Bersabe, Jose Ignacio Choperena, Humbertha Booth, Victor Guzman, and Adrianna Capri. Wedding Anniversaries need to be called in 3 weeks in advance. Names cannot be automatically put into this column without your authorization because of privacy laws. Please call Sr. Marlene for information or names to be added in this column. FUNdraiser BUS TRIP to Red Hawk Casino Wednesday, August 19, 2015 All proceeds go to our New Church Building Fund To reserve your seat, please pay $30 (non-refundable) at the Parish Office. The casino gives $15 free slot play and we have free BINGO games and a snack on the bus. More details on your ticket. Join this FUN event organized by St. Bernard's Ministry of Caring. Questions? Lynne Hemmingson or St. Bernard s Parish Office Prayer Blanket Ministry At this time, we are in need of prayer blankets, especially for men. We are also in great need of yarn for those ladies willing to make these beautiful blankets on an ongoing basis. They need 555 yards of yarn to make a healing blanket. If you have any questions, please call the Parish HELPER NEEDED God is a good worker; but loves to be helped. ~Basque proverb
6 St. Bernard s Parish Page 6 Sacraments Baptism For Infant Baptisms, at least two months in advance is required. English: Sr. Cecilia, Ext. 103 Spanish: Remedios, Ext. 188 First Reconciliation For children preparing for their First Holy Communion. Elvira Orozco, Ext. 189 First Holy Communion For school age children (2nd grade or higher); this is a two year preparation. Elvira Orozco, Ext. 189 Confirmation For students 6th grade or above who desire to become a fully initiated Catholic; this is a two year preparation. Henry Correa, Ext. 121 Matrimony Registered parishioners should make an appointment at least six months prior to the marriage date. English: Deac. Pete, Ext. 162 Spanish: Remedios, Ext. 188 RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children) For school age children, between 8 & 16 years of age, who have not been baptized; this is a two year preparation. Elvira Orozco, Ext. 189 RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) This process provides you with the opportunity to explore your calling and become a fully initiated Catholic Christian or to help others do so. English and Spanish: Henry Correa, Ext. 121 Our Parish Community WELCOME `````````````````TO OUR FAITH COMMUNITY Through the Waters of Baptism: August 1 st : Erik Santiago Carballo, child of Jose & Erika Diana Herrera, child of Mario & Carmen Linda Lidia Mayoral, child of Enrique & Monica Carmen Mayoral Duran, child of Enrique & Monica Cesar Adrian Mayoral-Duran, child of Monica Jose Matias Mendoza Corona, child of Jose & Carmen Naty Perez-Montano, child of Citlalli Isabella Ramirez Cortes, child of Teofilo & Vianey Sebastian Ramirez Cortes, child of Teofilo & Vianey Jaylene Rodriguez, child of Luis & Juana Victoria Verduzco, child of Alfonso & Paulina Melissa Zavala Herrera, child of Arturo & Maria Sacrament of MARRIAGE Congratulations to our newly married couples: August 1 st Everardo & Yesica Gonzalez Roman & Claudia Hernandez FEAST OF FAITH Penitential Rite Standing together in the presence of the Lord, we acknowledge our weakness, our sins and faults and failings. But the penitential rite is really less about our sins than it is about God s mercy. It is not a time for individual confession, like a minisacrament of reconciliation. It is, rather, a preparatory rite, preparing us to praise the mercy of Christ as we acknowledge our own weakness. When Simon Peter witnesses the miraculous catch of fish when he realizes who is in the boat with him he falls at Jesus feet with the words, Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man (Luke 5:8). We are like Peter. The more aware of the Lord s presence we become, the more awareness we also have of our sinfulness, our weakness. The penitential rite of the Mass takes several forms, from the traditional Confiteor or I confess to a litany, spoken or sung by the deacon or cantor with responses by the entire assembly. The penitential rite always includes the words Kyrie, eleison; Christe, eleison Lord, have mercy; Christ, have mercy. This ancient Greek prayer came to the Roman liturgy from the East, and still echoes in many of the litanies of the Eastern Rite Churches. These words turn our gaze from our own weakness to the gentleness, the kindness, the forgiving love of Christ. ~Corinna Laughlin, Copyright, J. S. Paluch Co.
7 St. Bernard s Parish Page 7 First Holy Communion, 2015 Season The start date for the new Faith Formation season is the week of August 10 th. Your start date coincides with the day of the week for which you registered your child: Tuesday Classes: August 11 th 4:00-5:00pm Wednesday Classes: August 12 th 4:00-5:00pm Thursday Classes: August 13 th 4:00-5:00pm Saturday Classes: August 15 th 8:00-9:00am-2nd Year Session B Saturday Classes: August 15 th 9:30-11:00am-1st Year Session A Parent Faith Formation Classes begin the week of August 31st: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4:00-5:00pm, and Saturdays, 9:30-10:30am. (Attend one class only) Confirmation Preparation Classes Confirmation classes begin the week of August 10 th. All classes will be on the St. Bernard s Campus on Eaton Avenue. Your start date coincides with the day of the week for which you registered your child: Monday: August 10 th 1. Middle School Classes (both 1 st & 2 nd Year Programs): 2:15-3:30pm 2. High School Classes (both 1 st & 2 nd Year Programs): 4:00-5:15pm Tuesday: August 11 th 6:15-7:30pm Wednesday: August 12 th 6:15-7:30pm Saturday: August 15 th 1. 2 nd Year Programs: 8:00-9:00pm 2. 1 st Year Programs: 9:30-11:00am Last Season Confirmation Program Participants: To the parents of last year students for the Confirmation Programs who have not yet registered for next year (year 2): please contact the program director immediately! RCIA/Adult Sacramental Preparation Classes We are currently processing all applications and conducting interviews. If you have or expressed interest in these programs and have not recently met with the Director, please call the Parish Office. Classes are scheduled to begin August 25 th in English and 29 th in Spanish. For more information, contact the Director at Volunteers Needed The success of the Faith Formation of our children is due, in part, to the generosity & dedication of volunteers. These volunteers, who become Catechists, classroom aides, or program aides, share their faith & love for Jesus while teaching the youth of our parish as they grow in the Faith. We are in need of volunteers at this time. We will provide you with the training, tools, and support to assist you in this Ministry. If the Lord is calling you to be part of this ministry, please contact Henry Correa or Elvira Orozco at the Faith Formation
8 St. Bernard s Parish Page 8 Preschool News St. Bernard s Catholic Preschool is accepting applications for a Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher. Applications can be found online at: Please include a resume with a letter of interest for the position available. All applicants must have a Child Development Teacher Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Please return application, resume, and letter of interest to the Parish or School Office. Part Time Spanish Teacher The applicant needs to be fluent in Spanish (speaking, reading, and writing) and have teaching experience. The position begins in August. All interested applicants need to submit an application to the School Office. The application can be found on the School Website A letter of interest, resume, and three letters of reference need to be included with the application. 165 W. Eaton Avenue, Tracy, CA St. Bernard's Catholic School 24th Summer Golf Classic 18 Hole Golf Tournament & Dinner Join us on Saturday, August 29th, 2015 at Tracy Golf and Country Club 11:30 AM Check-in Lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm 12:45 pm Shotgun Start 4 Person Scramble Dinner 5:30 pm Cost per player is $129.00, which includes lunch, dinner and drink tickets, round of golf, golf cart, range balls, tee gifts, longest drive, and closest to the pin prizes, awards and team photo. Registration forms are available at the School Office. Last day for registration is August 21, 2015 at 1:30 pm. CALENDAR OF EVENTS 8/9 Echo, Senior Farewell 8/10 Edge Night 8/15 SBYG BUNCO FUNDRAISER 8/16 Senior Farewell 9/18-20 St. Bernard s Fall Festival SBYG BUNCO NIGHT Saturday, August 15, :00 pm 9:00 pm Father Fleming Hall $10.00 Admission/donation Please bring an appetizer dish or dessert to share; water available for sale (Do not need to know how to play; anyone 10 and older can play) Tickets available at the Parish Office in advance or at the door. To pre-register or for more information call the office All funds raised for this night will benefit our Youth Ministry Fall Festival Youth Sponsored Booth: Mark your calendars everyone!!! Our Parish Fall Festival is fast approaching and we will need your help once again. If you are interested in helping out by donating your time, we will be taking sign-ups for the various shifts. For more information, call Letty Gomez, at the Parish Office, , ext. 128, or Edge Nights are open to all Jr. High students (6 th, 7 th, and 8 th grade). We meet Mondays, 7:00-8:30 PM at HFC on Valpico Road. LifeTeen Nights are open to all High School students. We meet Sundays right after the 6:00 PM Youth Mass at HFC on Valpico Road, 7:30-9:00 PM. For more information, please contact our Youth Coordinator, Letty Gomez, at the Parish Office, , ext. 128, or
9 St. Bernard s Parish Page 9 Mark your calendar September 18 th, 19 th, 20 th Entertainment: We are currently accepting entertainment sign-ups for the Festival weekend. If you have a talent that you would like to share or a group that would like to perform, please contact Michael Pereira at There are certain parameters that must be met in order to assure that all entertainment is appropriate. Booth Sign Sponsors: If you would like to advertise your business or show your support, please consider being a booth sponsor. A sign approximately 30 x 20 with your information will be placed at the top of one of the many booths on the grounds. The price for an advertisement is $ per sign. These signs are up for all three days and are seen by all those in attendance. If you are interested, please complete the donor form that was sent to all registered families or contact the Parish Office for a sponsor form. Tent Banner Sponsors: This is a great way to show your support or to advertise your business during the Festival weekend. If you would like to be a Tent Banner Sponsor, please complete the donor form sent with your raffle tickets or contact the Parish Office for details. There are four different levels of sponsorships: $5,000. $2,500, $2,000, and $500. Each level has a different size of banner and a different number of dinner passes. Silent Auction Donations: We are in great need of items for the silent auctions. Whether it is several small, new items or a large new item, they all help in making our baskets.any and all donations will be greatly appreciated. Sweet Shop Donations: Below is a list of ingredients that we could use: Apples, bananas, raisins, carrots, zucchini, cream cheese, evaporated milk, baking powder, baking soda, brown sugar, cake mixes, canned pumpkin, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, corn syrup, marshmallows, marshmallow fluff, oatmeal, pecans, walnuts, pie crust, powdered sugar, sugar, rice krispies, salt, shortening, vanilla, and vegetable oil. Please bring any of these items to the Parish Office during business hours. FINANCE COUNCIL Jim Abell Glenn Coleto Alberto Estudillo Randy Pineda Hector Sanchez Miguel Chao Daisy Dabandan Chris Mar n Debbie Rinaldo Diane Traina Fr. David Dutra (ex-oficio) Fr. Chad Wahl (ex-oficio) Deacon Pete Ryza (ex-oficio) Fr. David Dutra (President) Mike Loscavio (Chairperson) Valerie Stroup (Vice Chairperson) Garre Arnaudo Carl Navarra Frank I. Silva Charles Tuso Ron Yerian Jennifer Overby (ex-oficio) Patricia Paredes (ex-oficio) Fr. Chad Wahl (ex-oficio)
10 St. Bernard s Parish Page 10 Music Ministry Our Masses for the weekend of August 8 th & 9 th will be accompanied by the following choirs and/or Cantors & Musicians: Sat. 5:00 p.m. Gerard & Nicole Sat. 7:00 p.m. The Gonzalez Family Sun. 7:00 a.m. Efrain & Gerry Sun. 8:30 a.m. Gerard & Larry Sun. 8:30 a.m. Abba Sun. 10:00 a.m. Gerard & Joe Sun. 11:00 a.m. Chris & Efrain Sun. 1:00 p.m. Viento Nuevo Sun. 4:00 p.m. Tanging Alay Sun. 6:00 p.m. Youth Choir MAKE DEPOSITS Friendship is like a bank account. You can t continue to draw on it without making deposits. Readings for the Week ~Anonymous Monday: 2 Cor 9:6-10; Ps 112:1-2, 5-9: Jn 12:24-26 Tuesday: Dt 31:1-8; Dt 32:3-4ab, 7-9, 12; Mt 18:1-5, 10, Wednesday: Dt 34:1-2; Ps 66:1-3a, 5, 8, 16-17; Mt 18:15-20 Thursday: Jos 3:7-10a, 11, 13-17; Ps 114:1-6; Mt 18:21 19:1 Friday: Jos 24:1-13; Ps 136:1-3, 16-18, 21-22, 24; Mt 19:3-12 Saturday: Vigil: 1 Chr 15:3-4, 15-16; 16:1-2; Ps 132:6-7, 9-10, 13-14; 1 Cor 15:54b-57; Lk 11:27-28 Day: Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab; Ps 45:10-12, 16; 1 Cor 15:20-27; Lk 1:39-56 Sunday: Prv 9:1-6; Ps 34:2-7; Eph 5:15-20; Jn 6:51-58 Tracy Interfaith and other food banks depend on food drives, grant money, and private donations to maintain their food supply. On the 1st Sunday of each month, St. Bernard s collects nonperishable food items and personal items to share with the less fortunate. Items may be taken to Tracy Interfaith or to the Parish Office. Items needed at this time are Canned fruit & veggies, tuna, peanut butter, & personal toiletries such as toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, & soaps. While at the grocery store, you may find some of these items on sale.just a couple of items donated by many families will go a long way to help those in need. Can you spare a few hours a week? Interfaith needs help sorting donated clothing..call them at School Supplies & Back-Pack Drive Tracy Interfaith Ministries is accepting new back-packs and school supplies for students in K 12. Back Packs no reds or blues (character designs ok). Supplies especially needed: 1 binders, Wide-rule binder paper, Pens & Folders with pockets (8-1/2 x 11) Please bring to: Tracy Interfaith Ministries, 311 W. Grant Line Road (M-F 10 a.m. 2 p.m.; Sat ) or Edward Jones, 1036 B Street 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Available to low-income client families in August. If you prefer, you may make a cash donation to Interfaith Ministries by sending in your check to the above address, noting Back Pack Drive in the memo section. Thank you in advance for your generosity! Security Guard Volunteers Needed Tracy Interfaith Ministries is looking for a few good men that can provide security for us a few hours a week. Most of the time the security volunteer would be assisting clients with groceries but the presence of security would discourage the occasional inappropriate behavior of a few of our clients. We are seeking to cover Monday through Friday from 9:45a.m until 2:15p.m. Anyone interested in volunteering one day a week or even a few hours a week should contact Linda or Darlene at
11 St. Bernard s Parish Page 11 Early Detection Can Save Your Life Free Prostate Cancer Screening Saturday, August 15, 8:30am-12:30pm Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, Outpatient Surgery Entrance (corner of Bessie Ave. & Beverly Place) 1420 N. Tracy Blvd. To receive your simple screening: You must be 50 yrs. of age or older If you are African American, 40 yrs. or older, Hispanic, or have a family history of prostate cancer. A complete screening of prostate health will be provided by a urologist. All results and recommendations are sent to patient via mail, typically within a week after the event. Walk ins only. For questions, call English Cursillo Retreat Weekends Greetings CURSILLISTAS, is there someone close to your heart that is ready to live a weekend? If so, the Diocese of Stockton English Cursillo Movement will be hosting this years Retreats on the following dates: Men's Cursillo Retreat Weekend: September 3-6, 2015 Women's Cursillo Retreat Weekend: September 24-27, 2015 Cursillistas should be familiar with the group method to teach candidates & candidates must be able to receive the Body & Blood of Christ. For information, contact Gilbert Somera: or Irene Quismondo (209) Worldwide The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Serving St. Bernard s Parish Help Us Help Others If you are in need of assistance, we can help Strictly Confidential You re Pregnant! Pregnancy Resource Center of Tracy is there to listen, care, and help. You can reach PRC at (24 hour helpline) or on the web at: or visit them at 1039 Central Avenue (Open Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday 10am-4pm; Tuesday 2pm 6pm; closed Friday through Sunday). You don t have to face life s questions alone. Explore your options..prc offers hope, help, and healing. All services are free and confidential. Do you want to be a better parish volunteer? Are you interested in learning more about your faith? The Introduction to Theology for Ministry Course will be offered in English beginning in September. It provides those involved in ministry a basic adult study of the teachings of the Church. The course will be at Diocesan Ryan Center (220 N. San Joaquin St., Stockton on Thursdays from 7-9:30pm, beginning with an Orientation on September 10 th. Where is there a Catholic Bible Study Course? The Scripture Institute leads Catholics into a deeper understanding of how to interpret scripture as the Catholic Church intends. This year we will explore the Gospels, Paul s letters, and the Book of Revelation. The course will begin with Orientation on September 14 th, and will be on Monday evenings, 7-9:30pm at the Diocesan Ryan Center (220 N. San Joaquin St., Stockton. For information on either of these courses, please contact the School of Ministry at: or check our website: Pro Life Corner Marriage Encounter Are you willing to spend a few minutes to find out about an experience that can make your good marriage even better? The next Marriage Encounter Weekends are: Oct. 2-4, 2015 and Feb , 2016 in Modesto. Contact John & Angelica at: or at: or There are those who are constantly trying to write the obituary of the Pro- Life Movement. I remember in the mid 1980 s, a television commentator reporting on the huge crowd at the annual March for Life as the dying gasp of the movement. It is 20 years later and the Pro-Life Movement is growing stronger and younger. ~Archbishop Joseph Naumann