Pebbles in the Pond
Rev. Raymond Decipeda, MMHC
INKOLOGY - If you happen to be active on Facebook, one FB page that is very informative, many times inspiring and always thought provoking is the Facebook page of Inkology. Whenever it puts a new posting, I just love reflecting on the message it tries to evoke. I don’t intend to explain the message nor share my insight for this particular posting. But my hope is that, for the New Year 2017, this message may mean something to you. Credits to Inkology for this posting.
BUILDING, MAINTENANCE, REPAIR FUND- Last month, I made the announcement regarding the yellow-green envelop for this particular restricted fund. All the parishes of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles are mandated to the give 10% of the total regular collection. This is called the assessment or an equivalent of tax that every parish needs to give to the Archdiocese. There are many programs of the Archdiocese that greatly benefit the parishes directly. 10% assessment that every parish needs to give is not even enough to cover for these programs. Having said this, we also need to be cognizant of the fact that our parish is at a challenging point when we need to attend to the many aging infrastructures. I cannot keep on looking at what has not been done or have not been attended to in the past years. It is what it is. We will have to make the best of the situation we are in and at the end of my term; I hope to pass on a better church in every aspect. Please consider using the yellow-green envelop every first weekend of the month. Whatever you place in the BUILDING, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR FUNDS- will be restricted (will not be assessed) and will solely be for the use of building, maintaining or repairing our infrastructures.
PARISH MISSION STATEMENT
"We, the people of St. John of God Parish, strive to be a community of Faith, Hope and Love. By recognizing our Baptismal call, we are committed to follow in faith the teaching of Jesus Christ, by uniting our community through Evangelization, Education, Service and Worship."
First Reading Isaiah 49: 3, 5 – 6
The glory of the Lord shows through Israel, a light to all nations, that salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.
Psalm Psalm 72
Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.
Second Reading 1 Corinthians 1:1-3
All those who call upon the name of the Lord are called
to be holy.
Gospel John 1: 29 – 34
John the Baptist testifies: The one who comes after me, on
whom the Spirit comes down and remains, is the Son of God.
13819 Pioneer Boulevard, Norwalk, CA 90650, USA
web page: http:www.sjogparish.org
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
facebook page: St. John of God Catholic Church, Norwalk
Sunday English Masses:
6:30am, 9:45,11:15 & 5:00pm
Sunday Spanish Masses:
8:00am, 12:45pm & 7:00pm
Holy Day Masses:
Holy Day of Obligation: Vigil 5:00pm
Holy Day: 7:30am, 9am, 5pm &
Monday thru Thursday: 7:30am & 5:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00pm (Spanish)
Saturday 7:30am & 5pm (Vigil Mass)
Every 4th Saturday at 7:00pm
Friday: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Saturdays: 3:30 - 5:00 pm &
6:00 - 7:00 pm
(Or by appointments during weekdays)
Adoration of Blessed Sacrament
All Day & All Night First Friday 8:00 am to Saturday 7:30 am.
Adoracion al Santisimo Cada Primer Viernes 8:00 am asta el Sabado 7:30 am
Monday-Friday 9:00am 5:00pm
Lunch Break: 12:00nn - 1:00pm
Monday - Friday: 5:00 - 9:30pm
Saturday & Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Marian Missionaries of the Holy Cross
Rev. Raymond Vicente Ma. Decipeda, MMHC: Pastor
Rev. Pius Noel Ma. Pareja, MMHC: Associate
Dcn. Rene Garcia Dcn. Salvador Ramirez
Dcn. Frank Gonzalez
Aleida Alvarez: Parish Administrator
Erika Espinoza: Administrative Secretary
Elizabeth Mendez: Principal
Alejandro Velasquez: Director of Religious Ed.
Carolann Doyal: Confirmation Coordinator & Youth Ministry
Ana Maria Guzman: Liturgy Director