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COLUMBA CATHOLIC CHURCH April 1, 2012 Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord


Holy Week Schedule

Holy Thursday Mass of the Lords Supper 7:00 p.m Adoration following Mass until 10:00 p.m. Good Friday 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Word, Veneration of the Cross, Communion service, Stations of the Cross between services Easter Vigil 7:30 p.m. Blessing of New Fire, Easter Candle & Baptismal Water, Celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation Easter Sunday Mass at 7:30, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Childrens Mass in the parish hall at 9:30 a.m.

Pastors Corner ~
THE HOLY WEEK OF THE NEW CREATION We are entering the Holiest Week of the year. Holy Week is likened to the week of Creation of the world. Just as God created the world in six days and then rested, the Holy Week also recalls the week of the re-creation of the world. The first creation was put to death by the sin of the First Adam. By the sacrifice of the New Adam, the whole creation was made new. Sin and death entered in the old creation, mercy and life in the new creation, through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. THE PASCHAL TRIDUUM The most important days of the Holy Week are Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday which starts its vigil on Saturday evening. These days are not separate from one another but form a continuous celebration, a whole story where the liturgical parts are connected to one another. Collectively, they are called Paschal or Easter Triduum. The Bible gives us an account of the source of these events that happened during the celebration of the memorial the Old Testament Feast of Passover. The blood of the unblemished lamb sprinkled on the houses of the Israelites made the angel of death pass over them and spared them from death. The Lamb of the New Covenant is Jesus Christ whose blood saved mankind from eternal death.

March Donations:
Building Fund: $2,723.00 School Tuition Fund: $922.00

Mass Intentions for the Week

MONDAY, APRIL 2 6:30 am Communion Service 8:15 amME Sevilla & Bonifacio Tamares TUESDAY, APRIL 3 6:30 amME Donors Intention 8:15 am Communion Service WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4 6:30 amAA Natividad & Antonio Barrera 8:15 am Communion Service THURSDAY, APRIL 5Mass of the Lords Supper 7:00 pmME Int. of priests and ministers FRIDAY, APRIL 6Good Friday 2:00 pmME Liturgy Service 7:00 pmEC Liturgy Service SATURDAY, APRIL 7 7:30 pmME Easter Vigil SUNDAY, APRIL 8Easter Sunday 7:30 amEC Int. of Mario B. Icban 9:30 amDM Flo Kloberdanz 9:30 amME Erlinda Schultz (in parish hall) 11:00 amME Alfred & Dorothy Tortora 5:30 pmEC People of the Parish
AA-Fr. Abraham Ahn, EC-Fr. Edward Corcoran, ME-Fr. Mario Elias, RK-Fr. Rex Kintanar, DM-Fr. Dionisio Macalintal

Good Friday Collection

Once a year, on Good Friday, Pope Benedict XVI requests our participation in the Good Friday collection. Many Christians in the Holy Land depend on the collection for their lives. Franciscans and others in the Holy Land are housing and feeding the poor, providing formation and education, maintaining shrines and parishes, and conducting pastoral ministry. Special envelopes will be available. Please be as generous as your abundance allows.

Lectors & Eucharistic Ministers

EASTER SIGN-UP SHEETS are available in the sacristy for Holy Week, the Easter Vigil, and Easter Sunday Masses. Please volunteer at your preferred Mass. There is a separate sign-up sheet for the childrens Easter Mass in the parish hall.


APRIL 1, 2012

Monthly Schedule
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Held the 2nd Saturday of month, Daily Chapel, 8:45 am - 3:30 pm. ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Room. BIBLE SHARING (Sunday by Sunday): Monday mornings, 9:00-10:30 am, in the Ministry Center.

Thank You!
Many thanks to the St. Columba Mens Club for hosting the Fish Dinner last Saturday evening and to all who stopped by to support it! They generously donate the profits to benefit our school and church. The Mens Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm in the Music Room. All men of the parish are welcome.

BINGO: Every Friday night at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. Babysitting is available. CHILDCARE: Every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. till noon in the Preschool; for infants and children up to four years of age. For more information, call (858) 279-0161. CULTURE OF LIFE MINISTRY: For information, call Peggy Keller at 858-569-5996. DIVINE MERCY DEVOTION: Join us Mondays and Fridays at 3:00 p.m. in the Daily Chapel for a Divine Mercy Devotion (chaplet, rosary and a reading from the diary of St. Faustina.) GRIEF & BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: The 1st Monday of each month, 7:00-8:00 pm in the Ministry Center. Please call Robin, (858) 277-3861 for more information. GREETERS/USHERS: Contact Terry Foster at 858-4277178. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: Council #1349. Round Table, Richard Portugal. For information call (858) 279-8731. LAY APOSTLES for JESUS CHRIST RETURNING KING: 2nd Tuesday every month in the Music Room, 6:30-8 p.m. Contact Peggy Keller at (858) 569-5996. MENS CLUB: The 1st Tuesday each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Room. All men of the parish are welcome and encouraged to join. MENS FAITH GROUP: First Saturday of the month in the Ministry Center, 8:45 am-10:00 am. All men are invited to this informal spiritual gathering to share our lives and grow in our faith. Prayer, discussion and donuts. PRAYER MEETING: We invite you to join us in praise, songs, scripture readings, teachings and worship every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Ministry Center. R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults): For adults seeking Baptism or for baptized adults seeking full membership in the Catholic Church by preparing to receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist. For information, call Mike Conroy, (858) 278-1507. SENIORS CLUB: 2nd/4th Thursdays of the month, 10:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Open to seniors over 50 in our parish. Watch bulletin for upcoming events. YOUTH GROUP: Sundays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Ministry Center for both Junior and Senior High. For more information call (858) 277-3861.

Teaching Hearts, Minds and Souls

Registration for the 2012-13 school year has begun. Find out what the Good News in education is all about! Call the school (858-279-1882) to arrange a meeting with the principal and a tour of the classrooms. We offer an excellent Catholic-values based educational program, which includes small class sizes, art, music, PE, sports and Spanish programs.

Annual Catholic Appeal

Many thanks to all of you have made a pledge so far. If you did not receive a pledge card at your home, there are extras at the back of the church. Pledges to date: $23,340.00. We need to meet our assessment of $34,000. Please consider a donation at this time which would be an excellent sacrifice for Lent.

Feast of Divine Mercy

On Sunday, April 15th, we will celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy. At 2:00 p.m. there will be a holy hour in the church along with the rosary and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

Readings for the Week

Mon: Tues: Wed: Thurs: Fri: Sat: Sun: Is 42:1-7/Ps 27:1-3,13-14/Jn 12:1-11 Is 49:1-6/Ps 71:1-6,15,17/Jn 13:21-33,36-38 Is 50:4-9/Ps 69:8-10,21-22,31,33-34/Mt 26:14-25 Is 61:1-3,6,8-9/Ps 89:21-22,25,27/Rv 1:5-8/ Lk 4:16-21 Is 52:13--53:12/Ps 31:2,6,12-13,15-17,25/ Heb 4:14-16;5:7-9/Jn18:1-19:42 Gn 1:1--2:2/Ps 104:1-2,5-6,10,12-14,24,35 Acts 10:34,37-43/Ps 118:1-2,16-17,22-23/ Col 3:1-4/Jn 20:1-9