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SAINT TIMOTHY CATHOLIC CHURCH

10425 W. PICO BLVD PASTOR: REVEREND PAUL E. VIGIL


PICO & BEVERLY GLEN BOULEVARDS, DEACON COUPLE: TOM AND CARRIE SABOL
LOS ANGELES, CA 90064 REV. EMMANUEL P. BANICO, RESIDENT PRIEST
PARISH OFFICE: (310) 474-1216
WWW.STTIMOTHYLA.ORG

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph


December 27, 2009
Beloved, we are God's children now;
what we shall be has not yet been revealed.
-- 1 John 3:2a

OFFICE CONFESSIONS MARRIAGES, BAPTISIMS, SPECIAL SERVICES & MASSES

10425 W. Pico Blvd. Saturday: 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.


Phone: (310) 474-1216 First Friday: Before 7:30 a.m. Mass PLEASE CALL THE RECTORY
WWW.STTIMOTHYLA.ORG
SCHOOL MASS SCHEDULE DEVOTIONS
Iselda E. Richmond, Principal Saturday Vigil: 5:30 p.m. Monday following 7:30 a.m. Mass, Miraculous
10479 W. Pico Blvd Sunday Masses: 7:30, 9:00, 10:30, 12:00 p.m. Medal Novena. 1st Friday After 7:30 a.m. Mass.
Daily Masses: 7:30 a.m.
Phone: (310) 474-1811 Holy Day Masses: Vigil: 5:30 p.m., 7:30 a.m.,
First Saturday of the month following 7:30 a.m.
WWW.STTIMOTHY.ORG Mass, Our Lady of Fatima, and Every Monday
12:10 p.m.
7:15 p.m. Legion of Mary.
December 27, 2009 St. Timothy

You can also visit us at http://sttimothy.org


STS ANNUAL FUND DRIVE- Like all other non-profit organi-
zations, St. Timothy School needs your help more than ever this
year. Help our school keep its tuition down and continue pro-
viding our children with an education that competes with that
offered by the top schools in Los Angeles County. Consider
supporting the 2009-2010 Annual Fund Drive by making a
tax deductible contribution to our school. For further informa-
tion contact the school’s office at (310) 474-1811 and/or pick-up
a pledge form at the back of the church and mail it in before the
Sunday, Dec 27th: 7:30 Andreas Rigler & Family (L) end of the year. Your support is vital to our school’s success
9:00 Brenda France (L) Hi St. Timothy Parents & Parishioners !! We are excited
10:30 For Parishioners of St Timothy to offer three new merchandise items from St. Timothy School
12:00 Mary Francisco (L) to help support and promote the school!! The stainless steel
Monday, Dec. 28th: 7:30 Laszlo Gyermek & Family (L) water bottle would be terrific gift for everyone as we try to
Thursday, Dec. 31st: 7:30 St Silvestre move toward being more green and use less plastic especially at
Friday, Jan. 1st: 7:30 Isaura Chavez (D) school. The 100% cotton canvas bag is another excellent way of
Saturday, Jan. 2nd: 7:30 Mr & Mrs Arturo Martinez (D) being more green, while using less paper and plastic bags to
5:30 All employees of Sony DADC carry groceries, books, go to the beach, etc. The carabiner can
Sunday, Jan. 3rd: 10:30 For Parishioners of St Timothy be used to attach the water bottle to students’ backpacks or
simply be used for keys. All prices are extremely reasonable!
WATER BOTTLE 20 oz Navy Blue Stainless Steel: $10.
Secrets of St. Timothy Revealed CANVAS BAG 100% Navy Blue Cotton Canvas: $10.
Join us for a special Church tour to learn about the CARABINER w/ Key Ring Stainless Steel: $1. Order forms are
history and architecture of our beautiful church. Our available at the Front office. Please hand your order forms with
guide Deacon Tom will share with us many fascinat- your payment to Lorraine in the school office. Go green and
ing stories and historical events of this church. So Please help St. Timothy School! Thanks, The St. Timothy School
don’t miss this informative and inspiring tour on PTA
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle- Understanding Your House-
Thursday, January 7th, at 7pm.
hold Waste Here’s a quick breakdown of the topics to cover
when it comes to reducing the waste you produce at home:
Energy: There is a finite amount of energy available from tra-
ditional (non-renewable) sources such as coal and oil. Develop-
ing alternative, renewable energies (such as solar, wind and
geothermal) helps to reduce our dependence on non-renewable
Our Sincere Gratitude resources to power our lives.
We wish to thank Patti Lawhon for the generous Water: Water covers 71 percent of the Earth’s surface, but
donation of Advent Calendars to our Religious Edu- relatively little is suitable for consumption. Every time a drop of
water goes down the drain, it becomes unsuitable for consump-
cation programs. tion unless properly treated.
Solid Waste: Because landfills are so tightly packed, it takes a
great deal of time for material to decompose. The easiest way
to reduce solid waste is to reduce your consumption of daily
products. Be cautious of what you buy, and whether anything
you are going to put in a trash really belongs there.
Stay tuned!
Our next Baptism class is Thursday, January 21st
at 6 pm at the Rectory. For more information,
Our Sunday School is on Christmas Sea-
please contact Deborah at 310-474-1216.
son recess. Classes will resume on Janu-
ary 10th. Our Children's Liturgy of the
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Word continues to meet each Sunday at
Monday: 1 Jn 1:5 -- 2:2; Mt 2:13-18
Tuesday: 1 Jn 2:3-11; Lk 2:22-35 the 9 am Family Mass. All children are
Wednesday: 1 Jn 2:12-17; Lk 2:36-40 welcome to bring non-perishable food
Thursday: 1 Jn 2:18-21; Jn 1:1-18 items and participate in our gift procession at our 9 am
Friday: Nm 6:22-27; Ps 67; Gal 4:4-7; Lk 2:16-21
Saturday: 1 Jn 2:22-28; Jn 1:19-28 Sunday Mass. For additional information, please contact
Sunday: Is 60:1-6; Ps 72; Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6; Mt 2:1-12 Deborah at 310-474-1216.
DID YOU KNOW?
Always Keep an Up-to-Date Photo of
Your Child
Do you remember where you were and what you Picture this: A good photo could save
were doing last year at Christmas? How about three years a child’s life. One of the most impor-
or five years ago? How about, for an even number, ten tant tools for law enforcement in the
years ago? The older I get the more I realize that I have case of a missing child is an up-to-date (take a new
lived (statistically speaking) through more than half of the one every six months), good-quality photograph. The
Christmases I will ever see! Although I don’t remember, photograph should be a recent head –and-shoulders
roughly, the first three or four Christmases too well, I do color photograph of the child in which the face is
remember the ones after that. The Frank Sinatra of Mex- clearly seen. It should be of school-portrait quality,
ico, Vicente Fernandez, sings, dentro to pocos abriles mi and the background should be plain or solid so it
vida sera un milagro, “it will be a miracle if I’m alive in a does not distract from the subject. When possible,
few more April’s.” It sounds awkward in English but it is a the photograph should be in a digitized form and
Spanish saying (I think!). Anyway, the point is, whether available on a compact disk (CD), as opposed to just
you like Christmases or not (or maybe something in be- a hard copy. This minimizes the time necessary to
tween), chances are we will experience less than a hun- scan, resize, and make color corrections before dis-
dred of them. An example of someone who probably seminating it to law enforcement. The photograph
would prefer another Christmas, rather than the present should have space for accurate, narrative descrip-
one, is a soldier or military person, especially if he or she tion useful to identify the child, such as name, nick-
is on active duty. As a child, Christmas seems to take for- name, height, weight, sex, age, eye color, identifying
marks, glasses, and braces. For more information,
ever to come around and for many adults it seems like
please visit:ww.missingkids.com. For particular
the earth is just picking up speed so that the days and
help, you may call Assistance Ministry at:
years go by faster and faster each year! Anyway, it’s nice
(213) 637-7650
to see everybody hopping on the Christmas bandwagon,
including stores, music stations, Internet, etc. Some peo-
ple have a superficial relationship with Christmas in reli- CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE 2009
gious terms but some of us try to take the person and Confessions:
Please note: New Years Eve and New Years
message of Christmas seriously. If you are reading this
Day.
you probably find yourself in the latter category. So the
New Years Day Feast of Mary, Mother of God:
challenge is out there. The Creator of the universe (and
January 1st: NOT A DAY OF OBLIGATION
of human beings) and Redeemer, Jesus Christ, has Regular Mass Schedule: 7:30 a.m.
thrown us an eternal lob ball to use a baseball term. The
ball is just hanging out there nice and slow and soft com-
ing over home plate. Remember, keep your eye on the
ball (look to Jesus and God), steady (perseverance), full
swing (put all your heart, mind and soul into it), follow
Sunday, December 27th:
through on the swing (don’t give up the faith)…home run
Children’s Liturgy of the Word 9 am Mass
(God is with you and blessing you)! All those elements,
Monday, December 28th:
and more, of hitting the baseball remind us of the correct
Legion of Mary 7:15 pm in the Rectory
technique and effort that is needed in order to hit the ball
Thursday, December 31st:
into the rafters! That’s not counting the hours of daily
Choir practice 7:15 pm Music Room
practice (prayer time), training camp (living as a disciple),
Sunday, January 3rd:
practice games (daily Mass) and games (Sunday Mass).
Children’s Liturgy of the Word 9 am Mass
Although I don’t get to watch baseball much anymore I
remember seeing some professional ball players, even
recently, making the sign of the cross just before they go Welcome New Parishioners!
up to bat or just when they get up to the plate to take Welcome to our parish family! If you are a newcomer to the
the first pitch. Now, I can never know the ultimate motive parish and would like to register, please complete the informa-
for that gesture, it is clear that it is the sign of the cross tion below. Please clip this form and bring to the parish office
(Catholic) and not a baseball sign-those are way more or drop into the collection basket. Thank you and welcome to
complicated! So the game eventually ends, as does the our parish!
season. And here we are back to Christmas ’09 and on Name (s):
the verge of starting 2010. I do with you all a 2009 Merry Address: City:
Christmas and a 2010 Happy New Year! Thank God for Zip: Phone:
Cell Phone:
2009 (or that it’s over!) and may God bless us in 2010!
E-Mail:
Envelopes: Yes No
Fr. Paul E. Vigil Registration cards are also available in Parish Office