May. 19, 2013
WELCOME TO GUARDIAN ANGELS PARISH....A
warm welcome to all of you who have come to worship with us. If you are
visiting our church today, know that we are honored by your presence. Our
parish serves the needs of the community in many different ways. We offer
preparation for sacraments, religious education for children and adults,
social activities, assistance to those in need, comfort to the sick and
those who mourn a loss. If we can be of service, please call on us.
available for home visitation; places emphasis on praying the rosary. May
22 ~ McGee Family. Sign up in the book at the back of church. Call Nena
449-5226 or Norma 448-5337.
SHARE FOOD PROGRAM...sign up Sun. Jun 9th, 9:30-11:30am;
distribution Sat. Jun 22nd, 9am. Jay/Darlene at 562-9586
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING...Tues. May 21st, 7pm. A member from
each organization is expected to attend. If you have an item for the agenda
please email Ron Kwiat at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 561-2857.
BUNCO...Fri., May 31st, 1:30pm, Social Hall. $5 donation to
play. Bring a friend or two! For more info call Jeanne, 448-6328
BEREAVEMENT GROUP...session on Bereavement on Saturday, Jun
1st,10-11:30am, Cunnane Parish Center Conference Room.
...sessions are suitable for anyone who has lost a loved one, family member
or friend within the past 5 years.
...please join us for lunch on Sat. May 25th, noon at Sab-E-Lee, 9159
Mission Gorge Rd (between Carlton Hills and Fanita). RSVP to Judy 258-9658.
...for more info, please contact Sr. Mary Potter 448-1213 x 310 or
ULTREYA!...Sat. June 1st, at the Rascon home. All are welcome
to attend even if you have not yet made a Cursillo weekend. Dinner at 6:30pm
(donations accepted to defray the cost) with Ultreya to follow 7-8pm.
Directions/RSVP, call Cindy 258-7285 or Debby 449-9138.
WOMEN’S GUILD...are you retired/non-retired woman of Guardian Angels
parish and have a little time on your hands? Come join the Women’s Guild.
Our potluck lunch/meetings are in the Social Hall and are on the 1st
Tuesday of the month from Sept-June. Next meeting: Tue. Jun. 4th @
noon. For more info please call Cynthia 562-3028.
LAY PASTORS MEETING...Sat. Jun. 8th, 9am, Conference Room,
Cunnane Parish Center. All Lay Pastors are encouraged to attend. If you are
unable to, please call Darlene 562-9586.
CHOIR PRACTICE...every Wednesday at 7pm in the church for the
Sunday 8:30am Mass choir group...all are welcome.
THANK YOU...to Gary Rogers for altar flowers this weekend in memory
of his wife +Rita Rogers.
GUARDIAN ANGELS YOUTH
YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS
for the latest news or call Helen Deen/Youth Office 448-1213 x 313 or e-mail:
GUARDIAN ANGELS OUTREACH:
ROSARITO PROJECT: Love, Hope, Trust:
...We need to deliver all we have in storage. If you, or someone you
know, are driving to Rosarito or Ensenada and have space and time to deliver
to the Project site, please let us know and we’ll be delighted to help you
load our donations.
...next delivery is Sat. Jun. 1st, leaving at 11:30am.
...For more info and to help deliver, please contact Sr. Mary Potter
448-1213 x 310 or
...we are accepting donations of usable career-type, casual clothing and
hygiene products for women. Please mark bags/boxes “Rachel’s House”. Next
delivery is Tue. June. 11th at 8:30am. Please call Ann Folstad 562-2184 with
any questions or to help.
PARISH FOOD PANTRY:
...Needs: non-perishables. We also gratefully accept monetary donations
to help us shop for items to fill the shelves. Also need brown paper grocery
bags. Please drop food items in baskets at back of church.
PRAYER QUILT MINISTRY:
...all are welcome to attend “Prayers and Squares” 2nd and 4th
Saturdays of each month, 9 am, Social Hall. Next meeting: Sat. May
Quilters, sewers, pressers, cutters, helpers are needed. Gratefully
accepting fabric donations. Questions: please call Ann Folstad, 562-2184.
...Recycle printer ink/toner cartridges, laptops, ipods and cell phones (no
chargers) in black container at back of church...help raise money for the
Prayer Quilt Ministry!
REQUESTING A PRAYER QUILT:
...Prayer Quilts are available on request for anyone experiencing physical,
emotional, spiritual, or other life crisis that would benefit from being
“covered in prayers.” There is no charge (donations appreciated). Prayer
Quilt request forms are available at the back of church or in the parish
office. Questions? Please call 562-2184.
....See the Religious Education
For the latest NEW
& important dates!
ESTUDIAR LA BIBLIA...invitamos a todos los de habla espanol a
estudiar la biblia, cantar y participar. Mondays at 6pm. Para mas
informacion, habler a Rosario 448-2205 o a Laura 449-7286.
LITURGY OF THE WORD WITH CHILDREN...is
during Sunday morning Masses. Children ages 5-12 years are encouraged
to attend (no under 4’s please). No sign up.
SUNDAY NURSERY (6mos-4yrs)...is
during the 10am Mass on Sundays in Cunnane Parish Center, Rm 8. Please make
sure your child has a name tag before you leave the room. All nursery staff
are background checked. Also available is the children’s chapel (cry room)
at church. For more info call Sandy 448-1213 x 312. FYI: the nursery will be
closed from June 23rd thru Sept. 1st. Opens Sept. 8th.
• “LIVING FAITH” ($1) April/May/June issues are available in the R.E.
and Parish offices during the week.
• We also have “The Book of Catholic Prayer for Every Day” on sale for $3
PARISH PANCAKE BREAKFAST!!!...THIS
Sun. May 19th, after the 8:30 and 10am Masses hosted by the Youth Group.
This is a fundraiser for their Steubenville retreat this summer. You all
come join us, ya here!
K OF C ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE ...Fri. May 31st, Sat. Jun. 1st, Sun.
Jun. 2nd. Do some Spring cleaning now and we can help by taking your
“treasures” away at no cost. The rummage sale will be in the back parking
lot of church. We’ll let you know when you can drop off your items. For pick
ups, please call Rich Markey 449-8113 or email
email@example.com to arrange for
pick up. Please, no broken, non-working items, or hazardous materials.
WOMEN’S GUILD 3RD EDITION PARISH COOKBOOK:
...ATTN: ~ All you fantastic cooks in our parish! Please share your favorite
recipes for the 3rd Edition Parish Cookbook. We’ll have different categories
so you don’t have to limit yourself to just one recipe. Recipe Collection
Sheet is available at the back of church. Please return your recipe/s to the
Parish Office or in the basket at the back of church by June 3rd so
that the Cookbook can be ready by Fall Festival time in October. The
form is easy to fill out but if you need assistance or questions answered
call Elda 448-1213 x 306.
...Sun. Apr. 28th, 11:30am Mass~First Eucharist: Alexis Breidenstein,
Chiara Burgin, Carson Cline, Tyler Davis, Gabriella Eanniello, Jeremy
Goodwin, Andres Guerra, Joshua Hixson, Cheyenne Krzan, Joseph Nicholas
Leger, Alexander Phelps, Joseph Roman, Georgianna Thalheimer, Kyle Touw,
Nicholas White, Sophia White.
...Sun. May 5th, 11:30am Mass~First Eucharist: Luis Angel Estrada,
Giovanny Estrada, Brock Fazekas, Benjamin Giesing, Jason Gonzalez, Emily
Holt, Joelle Kelchner, Neah Nacauili, Frank Serrano II, Calvin Spargo,
Michael Stark, Lily Youngdale.
...Fri. May 10th~Confirmation with Bishop Flores: Victoria Blaylock,
Manuel Breceda, Zachary Carmine, Gonzalo Cedillo, Carolyne Cervantes, Hannah
Costello, Jenifer Davis, Liam Dougherty, José Luis Estrada, Autumn Figueroa,
Kathleen Fowler, Jennae Gonzalez, Shannon Hively, Molly Rose Kinnaly,
Gabriel Lazcano, Jesus Loje, Cristina Markee, Melissa Mongiovi, Bryce
Moreland, Victoria Reed, Cecilia Rivera, Susan Seaboch, Brooke
Shute-Williams, Sierra Stark, Reymar Valdez, Dylan Wesley, Caitlin Wilson.
TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION:
Today we are at the fiftieth day of the Easter celebration: seven weeks of
seven days, a week of weeks, now culminating in a festival fiftieth day.
While the liturgical color of the Easter season is gold, on this last day we
have red. For the first thousand years of the church, there were no firm
rules for using colors. Only wealthy churches could afford a full array of
colors, and most places used the best vestments, no matter the color, for
the greatest feasts. The Church spelled out an exact plan for color,
including red for Pentecost, only in 1570, but local differences held on
until the 1800s.
Color experts tell us that red is a hot color, best used for fast-paced,
upbeat, active experiences. It is hard to be neutral before red, as any
matador will tell you. It invites commitment, draws you in. It is a
stimulating color, engaging the eye, stirring hunger. It is the most fitting
color for this day when we celebrate the descent of the Holy Spirit into our
lives, a dynamic presence overturning neutrality in favor of passion and
—James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING:....If
you are seriously ill, anticipating surgery, or weakened because of
prolonged illness or advanced age, you are encouraged to receive the
Sacrament of the Sick. Please contact one of the priests following Mass or
call the Parish office during business hours — Mon-Thu 9am-5pm; Fri-Sat
9am-4pm - 448-1213..
...We are selling out our stock of SCRIP. Come in to the parish office
during business hours (M-F 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-4pm). We still have some
...You can continue to order SCRIP online at
have it delivered directly to your home (it usually comes in a couple of
days), and the church will still get the credit! And the selection is HUGE!!
Just go to
and register as a new user or login as a previous user. Our group ID is
Guardian Angels Church. Remember to have it delivered directly to your home.
We get the credit!!!
...If you have questions, please call Jean Henderson 249-4024 or email
Thank you for your continued support!
...available SCRIP left in stock:
RETAIL; Albertson’s, Best Buy, J.C. Penney's, Lowe's,
Toys/Babies/Kids R Us.
RESTAURANTS; Claim Jumper, Coco’s.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
QUESTION OF THE WEEK ~
Pentecost Sunday Jn 20:19-23
What barrier to unity might I need to break down so that others can more
easily come to Christ?
QUESTION OF THE WEEK ~ May
The Most Holy Trinity Jn 16:12-15
With what difficulties do I most need the Spirit’s guidance today?
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF
...Sun. May 19th, Feast of Pentecost ~ gather for 10am Mass
and Breakfast after in Cunnane Parish Center, hosted by the Youth Group.
INQUIRY SESSIONS...a series of 6 Tuesday Inquiry Sessions are
6:30-7:30pm, Conference Room, Tuesdays May 21, 28, Jun. 4, 11, 18.
Have you or anyone you know:
~been away from Church practice?
~wanted to learn more about the Catholic Faith?
~wanted to be baptized in the Catholic Faith?
~wanted to become Catholic?
...if so, please give us a call.
...adults who have been away from church practice, please check
...for more information, please contact Sr. Mary Potter, 448-1213 x 310, or
Oct. 11, 2012 ~ Nov. 24, 2013
What the Year of Faith logo means:
~the BOAT symbolizes the CHURCH coursing through the waves of time.
~the MAST of the boat is a CROSS, the sign of our faith in Jesus, from which
the sail is displayed in the form of the trigram of CHRIST (HIS, sometimes
interpreted as Jesus
Hominum Salvator-Jesus, savior of men).
~In the background is the SUN which, associated with the trigram, refers to
~CATHOLICISM SERIES by Fr. Robert
...if there is still interest, we will offer the 10 Sessions again
Collection Report for March 2013:
Building Fund: $ 1,165.00
ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL
Many thanks to all of you who have made a pledge to the Annual Catholic
Appeal and I encourage those who have not, to consider doing so now. We are
still well short of our goal of $48,000. Every pledge helps, no matter how
small. We all need to be part of our Parish and part of the Diocese; this is
one way of doing it. Please remember the Annual Catholic Appeal in your
prayers. God bless you.
Rev. Kevin P. Casey, SJ
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL ~
...Mon.-Fri., Jun. 24-28, 9am-12:30pm for Kindergarten through 5th
grade. Our team is forming for adult teachers and assistants and for Junior
High (must have completed 6th grade) and High School leaders.
...Team meetings are Wednesdays 6:30-8pm May 15th, 22, 29, Jun. 5, 12,
and Fri. Jun. 21st..
...for more information please contact Sandy Brennan 448-1213 x 312.
ANOTHER THOUGHT…Allergies crop up from all sorts of things at all
times of the year. All year long, inside the church, particularly, an
overabundance of fragrance (both male and female) can be overwhelming for
many of our parishioners. And alas, those who snuff out one last smoke just
before entering church do cause a discomfort to all around. Please be
considerate of other parishioners at all times. Many thanks for your
understanding and cooperation!
FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
Ann Curtis, Parish Secretary, will be retiring on Thur. May 30th,
after 23 years of loyal service at Guardian Angels. We will be hosting a
Cake and Ice Cream Social on Sun. June 2nd, at 12:30pm in
Cunnane Parish Center. All are invited, so come and join us in sharing the
many stories and laughs as we bid Ann farewell.
We would like to announce and welcome the appointment of Patti Myers as our
new Parish Secretary, effective June 3rd.
Rev. Kevin P. Casey, SJ
One Final Note; PARISH PARKING:
With the size of vans, trucks and SUV’s today, parking is at a premium and
often times difficult. Please park courteously in our parish parking lots
and only in marked parking spaces. Parking outside of marked parking spaces
is a hazard to those walking and driving.
Thank you for your cooperation.
TRAVELING ? Try
NEW IN THE PARISH?...Please
sign in the white binder at the back of church, or fill out our
on-line registration form
and drop in collection basket and you’ll receive a registration form in the
Call 448-1213 x 301
ARE YOU REGISTERED AT GUARDIAN ANGELS?...You are valued as a parishioner of Guardian Angels Parish. Each week your
presence, support and active participation bring life to this community. If
you have not filled out a registration form and are not receiving mailings
from Guardian Angels, then there is no record of your presence in our
parish. The fact that you’ve been “coming here for years” is not the same as
being registered. To become registered you need only sign the blue binder at
the back of church, call 448-1213 or come into the parish office Mon thru
Fri, 9am-5pm or Sat 9am-4pm. Please keep in mind that families should be
registered, active and supporting the parish to receive the Sacraments of
Baptism, Confirmation, First Eucharist, and Holy Matrimony or to be sponsors
in Baptism or Confirmation at Guardian Angels. Participation in the
community and its life is an integral part of Catholic life. If you move,
change address or phone or make other changes affecting your registration,
please let the parish office know and adjustments will be made to the parish
database. Thank you.
Saint Luke Productions Audio Series, Daily Meditations Of POPE BENEDICT XVI
Feature the Wisdom of Pope Benedict on Your Parish Website - And Yes, This
Web Series is Offered Completely Free of Charge!
COMPLAINTS...are welcome at all times. It is best for any of these to be
in writing and can be submitted to the parish office or emailed to
SPIRITUAL GROWTH WEBSITES:
...Where will you find God today?:
following websites offer opportunity for spiritual growth and information;
CATHOLIC SUNDAY TV MASS FOR
HOMEBOUND ...Heart of the Nation’s Sunday TV Mass is available through
the ION Network 6:30 or 9:30am PST, Cox Ch. 96/13 or go to
www.MySundayMass.org for your channel listing.
CATHOLIC RADIO STATION IN SAN DIEGO
...Immaculate Heart Radio 1000AM KCEO
WHAT IS MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER?....The
Marriage Encounter Weekend is a positive and personal experience for a
couple which offers them a technique for loving communication that they can
use for the rest of their lives. It’s an opportunity to look deeply into
their relationship with each other and with God. Also, it’s a time to share
their feelings, their hopes, fears, joys and frustrations.
....For More information please contact, Parishioners, Michael & Judy
DIVORCE HEALING MINISTRY....The next Divorce Healing Ministry session
will begin on Tuesday, 9/4/12. The ministry sessions are 12 consecutive
weeks from 9/4 through11/20/12 and will meet at the Church of St. Luke on
1980 Hillsdale Road in El Cajon from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. Please contact
619-6445 or 619-316-1385 questions or additional information.
WEBSITES FOR CAREGIVERS...caregiving.com,
FLOWERS FOR CHURCH..if you, or anyone you know, would like to make a
monetary donation for flowers in thanksgiving for a favor received or in
memory/honor of a loved one, please contact Sr. Mary Potter 448-1213 x
...for more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
POST ABORTION MINISTRY....visit
AFTER-ABORTION HEALING RETREAT FOR WOMEN....Next weekend: check
website. $45/person; full/part scholarships available. For
info/register call Rosemary 858 581-3022,
HEALING WORKSHOP FOR MEN....saddened by a past abortion, check
website for next workshop, 9am-5pm, Diocesan Pastoral Center. $25/person.
For info/register call Jim 858 581-0952 or