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Christmas Season

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

5:00 p.m. Family Mass

with Children’s Christmas Pageant

12:00 a.m. Traditional Latin

Midnight Mass

Thursday, December 25, 2008

10:00 a.m. Bilingual Mass

Saturday, December 27, 2008

5:00 p.m. Feast of the Holy Family

Sunday, December 28, 2008

8:00 a.m. La Sagrada Familia

10:00 a.m. Feast of the Holy Family

Thursday, January 1, 2009

10:00 a.m. Mary, Mother of God

Holy Day of Obligation

Saturday, January 3, 2009

5:00 p.m. The Epiphany of the Lord

Sunday, January 4, 2009

8:00 a.m. La Epifania del Senor

10:00 a.m. The Epiphany of the Lord

Saturday, January 10, 2009

5:00 p.m. The Baptism of the Lord

Sunday, January 11, 2009

8:00 a.m. El Bautismo del Senor

10:00 a.m. The Baptism of the Lord

Please note

In addition to Christmas and New Year’s Day, the Parish Office will be closed on December 24, 25, 26 and 31, 2008. No Masses will be offered on those days.

The Office will be open from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Friday, January 2, 2009.

Father Gonzales will be away January 12 to 16, 2009 for his holiday break with his parents in California.

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Important Liturgical News from Rome

In an interview this Sunday to Spanish daily La Razón, the new Prefect of Divine Worship, Cardinal Cañizares Llovera, had this to say on an important liturgical matter:

[La Razón:] Nevertheless, Benedict XVI has reiterated in some instances the propriety of receiving communion kneeling and in the mouth. Is it something important, or is it a mere matter of form?

[Cañizares:] – No, it is not just a matter of form. What does it mean to receive communion in the mouth? What does it mean to kneel before the Most Holy Sacrament? What dies it mean to kneel during the consecration at Mass? It means adoration, it means recognizing the real presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist; it means respect and an attitude of faith of a man who prostrates before God because he knows that everything comes from Him, and we feel speechless, dumbfounded, before the wondrousness, his goodness, and his mercy. That is why it is not the same to place the hand, and to receive communion in any fashion, than doing it in a respectful way; it is not the same to receive communion kneeling or standing up, because all these signs indicate a profound meaning. What we have to grasp is that profound attitude of the man who prostrates himself before God, and that is what the Pope wants.

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SCB December 21 to 28

Monday, December 22

8:00 a.m. Traditional Latin Mass

9:00 a.m. English Mass

6:00 p.m. ESL Rms 3/8

Tuesday, December 23

8:00 a.m. Traditional Latin Mass

9:00 a.m. English Mass

6:00 p.m. ESL Rms 3/8

Wednesday, December 24

Office Closed

5:00 p.m. Mass with Children’s Pageant

12:00 Midnight Traditional Latin Mass

Thursday, December 25

Today is born the Savior.

10:00 a.m. Mass

Friday, December 26

Office Closed

6:00 p.m. ESL Rms 3/8

Saturday, December 27

3:00 p.m. Confessions

5:00 p.m. Holy Mass English

Sunday, December 28

8:00 a.m. Holy Mass Spanish

10:00 a.m. Holy Mass English

10:00 a.m. Cursilistas

Bulletin Articles 12/21

This Thanksgiving St. Charles Borromeo’s St. Vincent de Paul Conference served over a 100 meals to individuals and families in need.

A special thanks goes out to members of the St. Charles Borromeo Parish for your assistance with restocking the food pantry. During our food drive we collected 83 bags/1,494 pounds of food and $80 in cash donations.

Don’t forget the Children, our annual Children’s Christmas Party is December 20th and all donations can be taken to the church office on or before December 12th.

God keep you and bless you for your continued support of SVdP.

Mardi Gras Update: The Social Committee wishes to thank everyone who cast a ballot for the King and Queen of Mardi Gras. The King and Queen will be selected from the nominees and announced at Mardi Gras Celebration 2009! Watch the bulletin for information about ticket sales!

Our coupon trading box is a huge success thanks to everyone that has donated, clipped and sorted. But it seems that parishioners canʼt find what they want or they donʼt have enough time to look or they just donʼt use coupons, so currently there are more donators than users.  The new change will help these issues and allow parishioners to request the specific coupons they want (for example Yoplait yogurt, Suave hair care, baby products in general, etc).  This will allow you to receive your own envelope with only the coupons you want and need.  The coupon box will still remain in the church foyer for everyoneʼs use but this change will make the process user-friendly.  And extra coupons remaining after our parishionersʼ selections are made, will be used in a monthly paid coupon service that will be offered to non-parishioners so that our expended community can benefit as well.  Expired coupons will also still be sent to military families overseas.  In the coming weeks look for product selection sheets near the coupon box and please fill one out and drop it in the sealed box next to the trading box. Also I will be teaching a class in December at our church to show parishioners how easy it is to save money using coupons, discounts and simple techniques.  If you have questions or suggestions email KathyChurch @YourSensibleSpending.com or call 623-878-4708.  Thank you.

The Diocese has informed us that The Sacrament of Confirmation and First Holy Communion will be celebrated Wednesday, May 20, 2009 by the Vicar for Priests, the Reverend James Wall. Details will be made known to the students and families involved as the date nears.

Envelope Using Parishioners! Father Gonzales has a gift for you. Please stop by the Parish Office and pick up your 2009 Calendar. Each family using envelopes have had labels attached to a specific calendar. A limited supply of additional non-labeled calendars will be made available at the Christmas Day Mass for those families not using Sunday contribution envelopes.

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Upcoming Baptisms

January Baptisms

Sunday, January 4: Spanish Orientation in Reid Hall at 1:00 P.M.

Saturday, January 10: Spanish Baptism Class in Reid Hall at 8:00 A.M.

Saturday, January 17: English Baptism Class in Reid Hall at 9:00 A.M.

Saturday, January 17: Spanish Baptisms in the Church at 9:00 and 10:30 A.M.

Saturday, January 31: English Baptisms in the Church at 9:A.M.

February Baptisms

Sunday, February 1: Spanish Orientation in Reid Hall at 1:00 P.M

Saturday February 14: Spanish Baptism Class in Reid Hall at 8:00 A.M.

Saturday, February 21: English Baptism Class in Reid Hall at 9:00 A.M.

Saturday, February 21: Spanish Baptisms in the Church at 9:00 and 10:30 A.M.

Saturday, February 28: English Baptisms in the Church at 9:00 A.M.

Noticias Hispanas

Están invitados a las Clases Bíblicas “Elías” los viernes a las 7:00 de la tarde.

Parejas Casadas: “el regreso a la escuela” le trae recuerdos de viejos amigos redescubiertos, un fresco comienzo, o una oportunidad de crecer en conocimiento y entendimiento? Un Fin de Semana de Encuentro Matrimonial puede hacer lo mismo por su matrimonio. Hay programadas Fines de Semana. Llame a Ramiro y Ana Maria.

Enfrentar la pérdida de un ser querido puede ser muy difícil. Únase a nosotros para consolación y apoyo cada Miércoles a partir del las 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. en San Carlos Borromeo. La Sra. Minnie Olguín Rahn, facilitadora certificada de luto de la Diócesis de Phoenix guiará el grupo. Llamar a la oficina parroquial al 623-979-3418 para registrarse.

NUEVOS CURSOS de CIUDADANIA e INGLES…se ofreceran en San Carlos comenzando enero 2009. Recuerden que han cambiado el examen de ciudadania y estamos ofreciendo los materiales nuevos en la oficina de la iglesia. Solamente se les pide una donacion de $25 para cubrir el gasto de duplicar los materiales. Si requieren clase adicional, favor de dejar su nombre y numero telefonico con Sandy. La clase nueva de ciudadania se esta planificando y esperamos conducir esa clase los miercoles de 6 a 7:30 p.m en salon 8.

CLASES de INGLES: Continuaran al nivel principiante/intermedio al partir del 5 de enero. Si les interesa ingresar, favor venir a registrarse con Profas Vero y Dora esa primera tarde (lunes y martes) de 6 a 8 p.m.–salon 8.