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Church Address: 941 Lexington St.
Church Address: 941 Lexington St.
Office Address: 725 Washington St.
Address: 725 Washington St.
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Santa Clara, CA 95050
E-mail: [email protected]
E-mail: [email protected] Web-site: www.stclareparish.org
Weekend: 5:00 pm (Vigil); 7:45am, 9:00 am, 5:30 pm (English)
10:30 am (Portuguese); 12:00 pm (Spanish)
1:30 pm (Cantonese); 3:00 pm (Mandarin)
Weekdays: Mon, Wed, Fri, & Sat 8:00 am; Tue & Thu 5:30 pm
Celebrating The Year of MERCY
January 17, 2016 ● 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
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St. Clare of Assisi
Parish Office… 408-248-7786
Rev. Tadeusz Terembula, Pastor
Rev. Pedro Perez Sención, Parochial Vicar
In Residence: Rev. Canon Raphael Ueda
Mary Park, Office Manager
Paty Rascon, Hispanic Ministry
Madeline Rader, Principal
Sacrament of the Sick
If you or anyone you love is sick and unable to attend
Mass, please call the office.
St. Vincent de Paul…408-645-0506
For emergencies only, call 408-904-9187
Catechetical Ministry… 408-248-7786
We warmly welcome those inquiring about becoming
Catholic. For information, please call the office.
Saturdays 4:30 pm or by appointment.
Spanish Charismatic Group Wednesdays 7 pm
Spanish Prayer Group Thursdays 6:30 pm
Portuguese Prayer Group Thursdays 7 pm
Portuguese Charismatic Group last Friday of month
Today’s readings tell us about the tender compassion
of our God. In the first reading from the Book of the
Prophet Isaiah, we hear language that is tender, passionate and definitive. The Lord says to the people of Israel –
and to us today – that we will not be called forsaken. Our
land will not be called desolate. Rather, the Lord wants
to call us “delightful” and “loved.”
In the second reading, Saint Paul teaches us that the
Spirit gives each of us different gifts, such as teaching,
knowledge, and healing or amazing faith. We are not
given these gifts solely for our own benefit, but to help
further the work and mission of the Church and to
serve the needs of others in the midst of our daily lives.
Today’s lesson does not end there. In John’s Gospel, we
hear the familiar story of the wedding at Cana. Marriage
has long been an analogy of God’s intimate love for
his people. It is fitting, then, that Jesus performs the first
miracle of his public ministry at a wedding.
It is Mary who notices the problem with the wine and
decides to intercede. She doesn’t do so because the
couple will be punished for running out of wine. At worst,
the couple or the families will be ashamed by their lack of
resources. But Our Lady exemplifies God’s tender and
personal loving care so well that she wants to protect this
young couple from any undue anxiety. She steps in, and is
persistent with Jesus, who first denies his mother’s
request to help.
Contact the Parish office to arrange for baptismal preparation. Baptisms are celebrated monthly except during Lent.
Spanish Prep Class: 1st Mon at 7 pm; Baptism: 3rd Sat at 10 am
English Prep Class: 2nd Mon at 7 pm; Baptism: 4th Sat at 10 am
Arrangements need to be made at least six months in
advance. Call the Parish office.
The Rosary is recited daily after the 8 am Mass and
before the 5:30 pm Mass on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The Hispanic Community has a Rosary Hour every
Monday at 6 pm in the Rectory Chapel.
God’s tender and compassionate love for us extends
throughout the centuries to today. Let us all pray that we
become more open to his transformative love in our
Jesus doesn’t just give this couple ordinary wine. He
provides them the best wine.
Our three readings communicate one important truth: Our
God utterly delights in each of us and loves us unconditionally and without limits. Some of the ways God
shows his love for us are by giving us special graces that
allow us to serve each other; giving us his own mother
Mary, who watches for our slightest need and anxiety and
who intercedes for us; and by giving us more than our
A WARM WELCOME TO ALL WHO WORSHIP WITH US
Whether you are a parishioner of long standing or new to the parish, if you are not registered, we invite you to do so as soon as possible. If there are
changes to your status, please let us know. Please fill in the details below and place in the offertory basket or mail to the Parish Office.
□ New Parishioner
□ Moving (please remove from directory)
□ New Address
□ New Phone Number
Goal for Fiscal Year
Collected to 01/10/2016
Budgeted to 01/10/2016
Calendar of Events
HOLIDAY—MarƟn Luther King Jr.—rectory
oﬃce is CLOSED
Hispanic Rosary Group, 6 pm, Rectory
YLI Mtg., 6:00 pm, North Hall
RCIA Instruc on, 7:00 pm, Rectory
Teaching Mass (English), 6:30 pm, Church
Feast of St. Fabian (martyr) and St. SebasƟan
(patron saint of soldiers and athletes)
Hispanic Charisma c Prayer Group, 7 pm,
Feast of St. Agnes (patron saint of girls, rape
vic ms, city of Fresno)
Teaching Mass (Spanish), 6:30 pm, Church
Portuguese Prayer Group, 7:00 pm, Chapel
Bible Study, 7:00 pm, Rectory
Fiscal year is July 1 through June 30
Thank YOU for your generosity!
Second Collection Next Week—
Ethnic Minorities and the Church in Latin America
The funds are distributes as grants to dioceses throughout the United States, supporting and strengthening
evangelization programs which otherwise would cease;
grants are also made to support the vast needs of the
local Churches in Latin America.
ADA Has Begun
Parishioners should have received their ADA envelopes
in the mail last week. If you did not receive yours in the
mail or are in need of one, please take one from the
vestibule of the church. Our goal is $80,100.
Joe Lucas Barcelos+, Esteban
Souls in Purgatory+
St. Clare Parishioners
Filomena Pedergal+, Joao Sousa
da Silva+, Jeannie Amarante+,
Gilberto Raposo Ferrera, Amelia
Oliveira+, Lurdes Cabral Arruda+,
Jose Carrola+, Antonio Carrola+
Graciela Buitrago, Cecilia Buitrago,
Manuel Lucas Barcelos+, Souls in
An Opportunity to Become
Engaged and to Appreciate
More Fully the Mass
We would like to invite the St. Clare
community to participate in this unique
“Teaching of the Mass” which will
explain the parts of the Mass: their
origins, their meaning and the symbolism
associated with gestures, readings and
English: Tuesday, January 19—6:30 to 7:30 pm in the
Church with Fr. Joseph Benedict teaching.
Spanish: Thursday, January 21—6:30 to 7:30 pm in
the Church with Fr. Pedro Perez teaching.
Don’t miss this opportunity!
YLI MEETS MONDAY
Soup and Pajama Night is the theme of Monday night's
YLI meeting. Soup and dessert will be served at 6:00
p.m. with the recitation of the rosary and meeting to
This month we will be collecting pajamas for
the Foster Kids Program. All sizes are needed
from infant through teen.
Come join us in prayer and laughter in the
North Hall on Monday, January 18th.
“ Finding God” Cont inuous
Format ion Program
Religious Education here at St. Clare’s is more
than just a Sacramental preparation program.
Getting the Most out of the Mass
- Paty Rascon
We have heard people saying that they do not get
anything out of the Mass; that they dislike the Choir or
dislike this or that.
In any successful activity the participation of all people
involved in it is key, and the Liturgy is not an exception. What we put into it is what we get out.
Most of us know what the outcome is when we try to
have a conversation with someone who doesn’t respond, or try to play a sport with someone who doesn’t
like to move. When we participate in the Mass fully,
consciously, and actively, we benefit more from it.
The difference between people who love to go to Mass and enjoy- and those who get bored is the understanding of what is going on during the Eucharist.
When we understand and our hearts and minds are
really into the Mass, when we are fully participating, it
doesn’t matter if there is not perfect music, Lector, or
Homily…we leave the celebration nourished!
“If we really understood the Mass, we would die of
joy.” St. John Vianney
Catechetical Office: Paty Rascon
408.248.7786 X 102 [email protected]
St. Clare School Pancake Breakfast
and Open House
St. Clare School is now accepting applications
for Transitional Kindergarten through Eighth grade for
the 2016-2017 school year. Please stop by our school
office between the hours of 7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. for
enrollment information. Scholarship applications available upon request.
OPEN HOUSE AND PANCAKE BREAKFAST!
Please join us on Sunday, January 30th for our Annual
Pancake Breakfast and Open House. Start your morning
with delicious pancakes, sausage, and coffee. Our Annual Pancake Breakfast will begin at 8:00 A.M. After
breakfast, all families are invited to visit our classrooms
to learn more about our school's curriculum and community. Classroom visits will take place from 9:30 A.M. to
1:00 P.M. We look forward to meeting you!
Save the Date for
the St. Clare School
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CRAB FEED!
Saturday, February 13
Meal will include crab (imported, not
local), garlic bread, pasta, salad,
dessert and beverage.
Cost is $50/person. Proceeds will be shared equally
between St. Clare Parish and the Knights.
For tickets, please call Manuel Madruga, 408.655.8296,
or Eduardo Correia, 408.838.6554.
Knights of Columbus
Mobile App for Our Parish
We are excited to have unveiled a parish
App. Available for download in the
Android and Apples stores, it is a new
and effective way for communication and
It is PACKED with prayer resources, educational
resources, parish events, discussion boards and more.
Please download the App and allow Push Notifications.
"My fellow Catholic men, Christmas 2015
has come and gone, Happy Birthday
Lord. New Year’s Day 2016 has also
passed. It's time for resolutions. If one of yours is to
help your church and your fellow man, think about the
Knights of Columbus. We not only dress nice, we also
work to help others."
If you have questions about the Knights, please contact
Tony Colombo at [email protected] or call
him at 408.244.2596.
for THIS Sunday
First Reading: Isaiah 62:1-5
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:4-11
Gospel Reading: John 2:1-11
Life is full of surprises, some pleasant, some not. The
scriptures are filled with stories of God’s surprises cropping up when they are least expected: younger children
obtaining the inheritance; the lowliest being seated highest up; an itinerant preacher, killed like a criminal, exalted
to eternal, heavenly glory.
Anybody who has planned a wedding or similar event
knows that they are filled with opportunities for surprises.
For the bridegroom in today’s Gospel story, who has no
direct contact with Jesus, the pleasant surprise came
because somebody else paid attention and had faith in
We may think that the point of today’s familiar story of the
wedding at Cana is that when we have faith in Jesus, our
lives will be pleasantly changed. A Christian, however,
needs to have a broader perspective and realize that to
have faith in Christ means that somebody’s life—not necessarily our own—will be surprised for the better.
Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
Readings for the Week
1 Sm 15:16-23; Ps 50; Mk 2:18-22
1 Sm 16:1-13; Ps 89; Mk 2:23-28
Wednesday 1 Sm 17:32-33, 40-51; Ps 144; Mk 3:1-6
1 Sm 18:6-9; Ps 56; Mk 3:7-12
1 Sm 24:3-21; Ps 57; Mk 3:13-19
2 Sm 1:1-4, 23-27, 10; Ps 80; Mk 3:20-21
Neh 8:2-10; Ps 19; 1 Cor 12:12-30
Lk 1:1-4; 4:14-21
We are currently updating our envelope
list to include those who are not presently
receiving envelopes. Offertory envelopes are mailed on
a quarterly basis, directly from the distributor.
If you are NOT receiving envelopes and would like to do
so, please sign up on the Envelope Sign-Up Sheet in
the church vestibule. The next envelope mailing is in
March for the April-June time frame.
Beyond the Parish
Feb. 05-07 Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat
Give the gift of healing... If you or someone you know has
been impacted by an abortion then a Rachel's Vineyard
Retreat would be a life changing gift. This retreat is for
singles, married couples, siblings, Grandparents or medical professionals. Retreats include: 2 night accommodations, all meals, and retreat materials. There is no cost to
attend, however space is limited. To register visit
www.realoptions.net/hope, email us at
[email protected] or call 408.837.0990.
Feb. 06 Wedding Anniversary Celebration
Bishop Patrick J. McGrath would like to invite all couples
celebrating their 5th (or less), 25th, 40th and 50th (or
more) Wedding Anniversaries in 2016 to participate in the
annual Wedding Anniversary Mass. A short reception will
follow after. Contact Sylvia Blanch at [email protected] or
at 408.983.0128 for more information.
Feb. 19 REVS vs SEMS
The date is Friday, February 19, at 7 pm .
Come watch the Priests challenge the Seminarians in a
basketball game that’s sure to please and excite.
The venue is Leavey Center at Santa Clara University.
General tickets—$10; Students—$5;
Families—$40 (max 6)
You can purchase tickets at the St. Clare Parish office
during regular office hours.
Feb. 26-28 Marriage Encounter Weekend
MARRIED COUPLES. How would you like to spend a
weekend away with your spouse – just the two of
you? Away from everything: the kids, job, phone, bills
and house? Plan to get away to a Worldwide Marriage
Encounter Weekend. The next Marriage Encounter Weekend is February 26-28, 2016 in Mountain View.
For more information visit our website at—
sanjosewwme.org or contact Ken & Claranne at
[email protected] or 408-782-1413.
Pro-Life Mass of Reparation
St. Justin’s Parish Community
Friday, January 22—7:30 pm
Celebrant: Fr. Gerald Nwafor
Please join the Knights to offer Mass for all victims of
abortion on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade at St. Justin
Parish in Santa Clara, 7:30pm on Friday, January 22.
A collection will be donated to the St. Juan Diego Women
Center in San Jose to support women struggling to
choose life for their unborn children.
Boletim Paroquial Português
Reflexão por: João Pereira Arruda
“ Há diversidade de operações, mas é o mesmo Deus
que realisa tudo em todos. Em cada um se manifetam os
dons do Espírito para o bem comum.” Enquanto S. Paulo
assim falava para os cristãos de Corinto a mesma
mensagem de S. Paulo desafia-nos a abraçar essa teoria
de que os dons que cada um de nós recebe de Deus
quando só são efectivos quando os oferecemos para o
bem comum da família, da comunidade e da igreja. O
começo do tempo comum neste Ano Litúrgico do ciclo C,
inicia-se com este convite a que oferecemos as graças
que recebemos de Deus para o bem comum da
comunidade. Neste ano em que a igreja o dedica á
Misericórdia de Deus e Deus na Sua Misericórdia revelaSe-nos pelas graças que nos oferece, nada melhor do
que darmos cumprimento a oferecer-lhas (dar de graça)
á comunidade em que estamos inseridos. Deus revela o
Seu Amor (misericórdia) pela bondade generosa de dons
e de benções que nos dá. Na Sua Misericórdia Deus não
só nos mostra a imensidade do Seu amor no perdão ás
nossas faltas como nos aceita como filhos pelo Baptismo,
e nos concede uma herança fazendo-nos herdeiros do
Seu Reino e concedendo-nos a alegria da esperança da
Ressurreição. Que podemos oferecer em resposta a tão
imensa generosidade? O dar, por mais pouco valor que
tenha, não está no tamanho, qualidade e ou preço, está
sim na atidute, na acção, na motivação que se tem de
dar. Se a oferta foi feita por amor estamos a dar
cumprimento ao que Deus, por S. Paulo está a sugerirnos. Uma vez que a oferta seja feita por amor, a mais
não nos é pedido e a misericórdia de Deus se concretiza
e está connosco.
A pelo Anual Diocesano
Está lançada a Campanha do Apelo Anual Diocesana
para o ano de 2016. Todos os paroquianos de Saint
Clare que estão registados devem ter recebido uma carta
do nosso pastor com os detalhes para a campanha deste
ano que tem por tema “Alegremo-nos na Misericórdia
de Deus juntos em Cristo.” A quantia de $80,100.00
dollars é o objectivo desejado para este ano . Qualquer
dinheiro recebido acima deste valor virá directamente
para a nossa paróqia.
Aniversários de Matrimónio
A nossa Diocese promove um dia no ano dedicado a
celebrar o Sacramento do Matrimónio. Este ano a missa
na catedral de San José, está marcada para o Sábado
dia 6 de Fevereiro próximo. Os casais da nossa
comunidade que este ano estão a celebrar : 5, 25, 40, 50
anos ou mais têem que se registar o mais breve possível
com a encarregada deste evento: Sylvia Blanch pelo
correio electónico [email protected] ou pelo telefone #408983-0128. Se alguém tiver dificuldade em se registar e
necessita assistência por favor contactem com João
Arruda ou com Diane Madruga.
“Misericórdia é o caminho que une Deus e o homem.”
Um Santo e alegre Domingo para todos!!!
Boletín Parroquial Español
Un Dios Visible
Nos resulta difícil transmitir ideas a la gente a menos que
le mostremos algo, que le ilustremos lo que queremos
decir. Dios, que es invisible y verdaderamente más allá
del entendimiento humano, aparentemente tiene la misma dificultad. La gente quiere ver, no solamente quiere
escuchar una idea. Por eso Dios nos dio a Jesucristo,
Dios hecho visible en el mundo.
En las semanas recientes hemos visto cómo al nacer Jesús es mostrado a los pastores y a los Reyes Magos, y
luego empezó su “vida pública” en su bautismo con Juan.
El Evangelio de hoy nos habla de su “primer signo”, que
es proveer vino para los invitados a la boda en Caná.
Por supuesto, hasta a Jesús, que es Dios hecho visible,
no siempre se le entendía en su tiempo y ni siquiera ahora. Por lo tanto tenemos que considerar lo que vemos: la
pobreza y simplicidad de su nacimiento, su humildad y
franqueza ante Juan Bautista, su amabilidad y compasión
hacia las personas en sus problemas ordinarios, como la
falta de vino en una boda. Pero al conocer a Jesús conocemos a Dios. —Copyright, © J. S. Paluch Co.
Este jueves, 21 de enero, a las 6:30pm, en la iglesia es la
misa explicada en español con el Padre Pedro. Él nos
explicará y ayudará a entender las partes de la misa y su
significado, así como la importancia de la misa para nosotros lo católicos. ¡Esperamos verlos a todos!
Junta para Todos los Ministros de Liturgia en
Se les recuerda a todos los Ministros de la Liturgia, es
decir, Coros, Lectores, Ujieres, Bienvenida, Eucaristía y
Coordinadores de Monaguillos, que el sábado 30 de
enero, 9:30am, en el salón de conferencias de la rectoría,
tenemos una reunión de carácter obligatorio donde se
tratarán asuntos muy importantes. Si tiene alguna pregunta contacte a Paty Rascón.
Información de la Escuela
Les seguimos recordando que la escuela esta aceptando
aplicaciones para el próximo ciclo escolar y el domingo
31 de enero, de 9:30am a 1:00pm, abre sus puertas para
quienes están interesados en inscribir a sus hijos. Se tienen becas disponibles. Para mayor información pasen a
la oficina de la escuela.
Intenciones Particulares para la Misa
Si desea que sus intenciones particulares para la misa
sean publicadas en el boletín, tiene que pasar a la oficina
a más tardar el lunes para dar su información y el donativo, ya que el martes se mandan imprimir los boletines. Si
desea que solo se mencione en la misa, el miércoles por
la mañana es la fecha límite. Gracias por su comprensión
“El mejor espejo es el ojo de un amigo.”
Parish Information & Contacts
St. Clare Parish
Monday thru Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed for lunch 12 - 1pm
Emergency #: 408.904.9187
English - Family
4:30 - 4:45pm
Or by appointment
Prayers for Vocations/
Benediction (Chapel) 4th Tues, 5:30 pm
Catechetical Ministry &
Hispanic Ministry Coordinator
Please call Paty Rascon for information
about classes and liturgical celebration.
St. Clare School
Monday thru Friday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Principal: Madeline Rader
Office Administrator: Cherell Rizzo
Receptionist: Martha Ramirez
(Ext. 105 )
Fr. Tad (Eng.)
Rogelio Esquivel (Sp.)
Maria Gamboa (Sp.)
Lucy Silva (Eng.)
Dolores Wriglesworth [email protected]
Natalie Plecque (Eng.)
Gloria Hackleman (Sp.)
Community & Service
See page 2 for preparation classes and
baptism dates. For private baptisms,
consultation with the priest is necessary.
Serra Club of Santa Clara
St. Vincent De Paul
Marah Grace Gebala
Facilities Task Force
Knights of Columbus
Young Ladies’ Institute (YLI)
Dolores Wriglesworth [email protected]
Social Justice Committee
Italian Catholic Federation (ICF) Matt Dutra
Rev. Carlos A. Olivera