Sunday Bulletin

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Sunday Bulletin


Second Sunday of Advent

December 09, 2018

God has commanded that every lofty mountain be made low. -- Baruch 5:7

Mass Intentions

Sat.       December        08        4:00 pm       Repose of the soul of Leona Landlaw by Carol Sample 
Sat.       December        08        6:00 pm       Pro Populo
Sun.      December        09        8:00 am       Pro Populo
Sun.      December        09       11:00 am      Intentions of  Karan Ditty by Alma Ditty 
Mon.     December        10        7:00 am       Repose of the soul of  Dee Conway by Pastor 
Tues.    December        11        7:10 am        Repose of the soul of Rick Jali by Robin LeCavalier 
Wed.     December        12        7:10 am        Intentions of  Sister Rosa Maria of the Sorrowful Heart by Mike & Linda Barnett 
Thurs    December        13        7:00 am       Intentions of  Lynn Schawanke by  OLPH Staff
Fri.        December        14        7:00 am       Repose of the soul of Librado Martinez  by The Franco-Tapia Family                                                                                       
Sat.       December        15        4:00 pm       Repose of the soul of Ken Sample by Carol Sample
Sat.       December        15        6:00 pm       Pro Populo



First Reading — Take off your robe of mourning and misery; put on the splendor of glory from God (Baruch 5:1-9).
Psalm — The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy (Psalm 126).
Second Reading — I am confident that the one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11).
Gospel — The winding roads shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth (Luke 3:1-6).


Monday:       Is 35:1-10; Ps 85:9-14; Lk 5:17-26
Tuesday:       Is 40:1-11; Ps 96:1-3, 10ac, 11-13; Mt 18:12-14
Wednesday: Zec 2:14-17 or Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab; Jdt 13:18bcde, 19; Lk 1:26-38 or Lk 1:39-47, 
                     or any readings from the Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary, nos. 707-712
Thursday:    Is 41:13-20; Ps 145:1, 9-13ab; Mt 11:11-15
Friday:         Is 48:17-19; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Mt 11:16-19
Saturday:    Sir 48:1-4, 9-11; Ps 80: 2ac, 3b, 15-16, 18-19; Mt 17:9a, 10-13
Sunday:       Zep 3:14-18a; Is 12:2-6; Phil 4:4-7; Lk 3:10-18


Sunday:        Second Sunday of Advent
Monday:       International Human Rights Day
Tuesday:       St. Damasus I
Wednesday: Our Lady of Guadalupe
Thursday:    St. Lucy
Friday:         St. John of the Cross


Mass for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Dec. 12th will be celebrated at 7:10 am. With Maraitas beginning at 6 am.

                                                                                Second Collections - December

                                                                                                                 8th   - Immaculate Conception
                                                                                           9th   - Retired Religious Fund
                                                                                          16th  - Religious Education
                                                                                          25th - Christmas


Our Sick/Reza Por Nuestros Enfermos

Andrew Dixon - The James Ellis Family – Randy Scott - Richard Gouin, Jr. - Lisa Marshall-Vargas - Dan Brown - Christie Sackett - Kayla Connolly - Christopher Anderson -Sandra Culp - Pat Olsen - Harry Brown - James Gamber-Julie Oldenburg Klekas - Jo Chastain- Mary Glennon - Sheila Merrill - Louis Lab – Mr & Mrs Herrera - Joseph Clubb- Jack Johantgen - Doris Elliott - Jim McMullen- Gloria Llamas - Charlie Hardy - Janet Girardot - Patricia Giuffrida - The LeCavalier Family- Jimmy Elsworth- Robert Connelly- Evelyn Perez- De Ann Strang- Kylee Anderson- Kim Lihigh-Gorge Maldonado-Kathy Powell- Diana Laird- Terry Wilkenson- John Morgan-Margaret Workman- Abraham Workman- Margie Snow-Rex Becerra- Phil Hartz-Cindy Schlick-Carmelita Lustig- Paul Lustig- Alan LeCavalier- Lynn Burgoyne-Brigit-Sullivan Salamon- Marie Neis-Jacob Gersick-Ignacio Patron- Brandon Browning- Paige Butterfield- Michael Myers-Gabe Jacobsen-Mike Connelly-Coss Connolly- Kalea Ramos- Cap Aubrey Sr.- Briley Patterson- Stu Butterfield-Amailia Henson- Lupe Santana-Sandy McWhithy- Dorothy James-Shawn Johnson-Juanita Trudel-Bryan Winzenread- Ron Scira- Whitney Yoder- David Bruce-Jim Tatum-Tim Morton-Karan Ditty- Jinny Milligan - Diane Nicholson 

Witness To Life

Witness to Life has created Angel's Nook
A cupboard full of gently used baby clothes to provide for those in need.
Call Pat at 760-872-3016 or Carole at 760-872-2731 for assistance.

Witness To Life will be holding their next meeting on Sunday Dec. 16 at 2:30 in the Chapel in the Church.
We would like to invite all who are interested in promoting the culture of life in our parish and community
to come and join us. For more information please call Patty at 760-873-6945

Weekend #4
2018-2019 Bishop's Annual Appeal
"Renewed Passion"

As mentioned on the mailer/brochure the Bishop’s Annual Appeal focuses on the renewal of our passion to love God with all our mind, heart, body and soul and our neighbor as our self. Bishop Armando X Ochoa stated: “The burdens and distractions of day to day life can dull our spiritual senses. Sometimes, we are not even aware of it until we take time to pause, pray and reflect.”

The ministries supported by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal help tend to the needs of those we are called to serve. If you are still considering offering a gift, the mailer/brochures will remain available as well as the online giving option at the website noted on the brochure. Thank you!!

All donations received through the BAA are restricted funds to help support the four specific areas that rely heavily on your generosity: Seminarians/Vocations, Catechetics, Youth and Young Adult Ministry and Family Life Ministry.

Vincentian Reflection:

John the Baptist urges us to “Prepare the way of the Lord.” Our culture tells us to prepare for the birth of a Baby, an event that evokes wonderful feelings of warmth and happiness. But John’s message of “repentance for the forgiveness of sins” suggests that we must examine our lives in light of the salvation we seek. It is difficult to orient our lives, anticipation, and preparation with balance and vision toward a glorious Christ who is yet to come. It is far easier to prepare for a Jesus who is a sweet, innocent Baby. The gospel challenges us to take the real events of our everyday lives—all the suffering and pain, all the anxiety and hopelessness, all the joy and peace—and see them as means to recognize the presence of Christ to us. This is what Advent is all about—recognizing the presence of Christ in our lives as salvation already come. 

Vincentian Meditation:

God speaks to us in all sorts of ways: through Scriptures, through his Church, but also through all the events, great and small, that happen to us. Since most of our lives are made up of very ordinary tasks which we must do each day, it is in these especially that the voice of the Lord is to be heard. We make the mistake so often of expecting God to speak to us through some great event or happening when, in fact, all the time He is speaking to us in all the small events of each day. Sometimes in life we don’t know what to do. God lead us even when our path changes radically, ends abruptly or is surrounded in darkness. By sitting patiently and trustingly in prayer, we gradually see or feel his presence and guidance. It is also true that God often uses the people and the happenings in our daily life to teach us and lead us on the way we should go. Advent tells us to be attentive, to listen in patience and peace. 

St. Vincent De Paul wrote,” To be involved in the service of Jesus, is a sacred trust to which we have been invited”.

For Assistance Call St. Vincent De Paul: 760-920-1605

The Immaculate Heart of the Eastern Sierra, SVDP

The Immaculate Heart Of the Eastern Sierra, Society of St. Vincent de Paul next meeting will be on Sunday, December 16 at 1:00 pm in the Parish Hall.
For information on the Immaculate Heart of the Eastern Sierra Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Society
please checkout our website address:

Thank You!
 October 2017 to September 2018, through your gifts, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul was able to bring hope,
God's love and assistance to our "brothers & sisters" in need through:

1.  97 home visits, helping 189 individuals and families providing shelter, utility bills
                & rent assistance, food, moving assistance, and travel assistance to medical appointments.

2. For the Shower Mission that the United Methodist Church holds 3 days a week: we
      made 150 hygiene kits for the homeless, donated 200 towels and 300 pairs of  socks.

As a new Conference, we are truly blessed with the amazing support that our congregations
give so that we as a Society can continue to help those in need.
Thank You 

Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast
The Knights of Columbus will be having their Pancake Breakfast on Sunday Dec. 9. From 9:00  am to 10:00 am.
They will be serving Pancakes and Sausage, Juice and Coffee

Craft Show/Bake Sale
Thank You
CCD parents and the other parishioners, for your generous donations of baked goods.
We made close to $1500 on the Bake Sale.
All proceeds go to fund our Religious Education (CCD) program.
Your support is so important

See's Candies

Need a Christmas gift? Stop by our Gift Shop or the Parish Office.
We have 1 lb. Boxes of See's Chocolates for Sale, they are $20 per box.

 Poinsettia Donations

If you would like to donate a poinsettia in memory of a loved one, or to decorate the alter during
the Christmas season; please use one of the pink envelopes provided in the vestibule of the church.
The poinsettia donation may be placed in the weekly collection basket or bring it to parish office.