June 12, 2016 - June 19, 2016 June 12, 2016 - June 19, 2016 Sunday No Continental Breakfast after 9:00 am Mass. 7:30am 9:00am 11:00am 5:00pm Patricia Wolentarski † Eduardo Jacalne † (4th anniv.) Teresa KimCuc & Jerome Linh (wedd.anniv.) For Our Parishioners Sunday Monday Next Grief Group Meeting is in September at 7 pm in the Rectory. 6:30 am 9:30 am Douglas & Family Elaine’s Intntion Monday Tuesday The next Ladies Guild meeting is today at 1 pm in the Fr. Jim Community Center meeting rooms. NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME . 6:30 am 9:30 am No Intention Luan Vu Tuesday Wednesday Wednesday 6:30 am 9:30 am No Intention Elizabeth Thuoc Duong † Thursday Adoration after 9:30am Mass until 6:30pm Confessions after Mass 6:30am 9:30am Conrado Sarmiento The Vu Huu family, peace Thursday Friday Saturday 6:30am 9:30am Communion Service Communion Service Friday Sunday No Continental Breakfast after 9 am Mass Happy Father’s Day!!!! Special Collction next weekend is for Peter’s Pence Social Justice Corner Homily from Pope Francis – March 13, 2015 It is good to feel Jesus’ compassionate gaze upon us, just as it was felt by the sinful woman in the house of the Pharisee. In this passage, two words persis- tently return: love and judgment. There is the love of the sinful woman who humbles herself before the Lord, but before that is themerciful love of Jesus for her, which drives her to approach him. . . For her there will be no judgment but that which comes from God, and this is the judgment of mercy. The hero of this encounter is certainly love, a mercy which goes beyond justice. Simon’s judgment of the woman distances him from the truth and prevents him from even understand- ing who his guest is. He stopped at the surface – at formality – incapa- ble of seeing the heart. Jesus urges each of us never to stop at the surface of things, especially when we have a person before us. We are called to look beyond, to focus on the heart in order to see how much generosity everyone is capable of. No one can be excluded from the mercy of God. The Social Justice Com- mittee. 8:00 am 5:00 pm No Intention For Our Parishioners Saturday Patricia Wolentarski † Souls of D’Costa, Monterio & Esteves families † Anna Tuyen Dao & Jerome Tinh Dao † Manny Menacho † 7:30 am 9:00 am 11:00 am 5:00 pm Sunday Weekly Stewardship Report Collections for 6/5/2016 $ 11, 569 Collections 7/1/15 to 6/5/16 $ 541,545 Budgeted 7/1/15 to 6/5/16 $ 568,520 Variance $ (26,975) Please note the budgetary shortfall: To help keep the parish within its budget please prayer- fully consider increasing your weekly contributions by $2-$3. Thank you for your continued support ! ASCENT EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM Hours of operation, closed Monday and Friday. Open Tuesday through Thursday , from 9 am until 2 pm 408-257-8302 FAX Number 408-257- 4600 Web Site: www.ascent-jobs.org PO Box 9604, San Jose CA 95157. Ascent is also looking for men’s work shoes.. Please leave at the last garage. Thank you! Navajo Collection We are kicking off the Navajo drive this weekend. The needs are many in this large parish, Christ the King, in Shiprock, New Mexico. It is the poorest parish in the US and serves a very large area of the Navajo reservation including two out-lying chapels. Pastor Fr. Patrick Wedeking has given us a wish list which includes irrigation for the grounds, lighting repair and payment of heating bill in winter. We have envelopes available at the display table in order for you to donate to any of the above wishes of Fr. Wedeking. Just drop it in the collection basket. The Summer of Saints movie series begins on Friday June 24th at 6pm in the Gym. We’ll begin with a potluck dinner and start the movie at 6:30pm. A short discussion will follow each of the films. Our first film will be The Scarlet and the Black. This is the story of Msgr. Hugh O’Flaherty who used his position in the Vatican to save thousands of Jews and Allied POW’s throughout the Nazi occupation of Rome during WWII. This is a wonderful story of courage and redemption. You can read the full synopsis here: https://movie-review/the-scarlet-and-the black. This film is not rated, please use your best judgment as to whether it is age appro- priate for your children.
The Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Dear Brother and Sisters, Today’s readings are about atonement and forgiveness. David asked for God’s forgivness and the woman in the Gospel washed Jesus’ feet with her tears as atonement for her sins. But what can we do to atone for neglecting the Earth and the resulting pain it is causing our fellow man? Pope Francis tells us that “The ecological crisis is one small sign of the ethical, cultural and spiritual crisis of modernity - we must heal human relations.” [119 L.S.] Pope Francis has a unique perspective as the pastor of a global flock that is experiencing all aspects of our changing world. One year ago this month, he issued his encyclical letter, “Laudato Si”, On Care of Our Common Home” and addressed it to “all people of good will.” He tells us that our common home “now cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her.” [2 Laudato Si] The encyclical highlights the scientific consensus on human-caused climate change and its impact on the environment and on people. This is reflected in the fact that 80% of lung diseases are caused by pollution burning fossil fuels. Vehicle- related air pollution in California kills 25,000 people per year and costs $200 million in medical expenses. 14 of the past 16 hottest years on record have all occurred since 2000 with 2015 being the hottest year on record. The correlation between warming temperature and the severity of storms, ocean acidification and sea level rise has been established. But the Pope says that, even if you disagree with the science, there is a moral imperative for acting to protect natural as well as human creation. It is those who are most vulnerable who are suffering from this crisis. They have the least access to resources to mitigate its effects and have contributed the least to the problem. The fact that climate change is a real and serious problem affecting the environment and people worldwide has been the Catholic position for many years. In 1990, Pope John Paul called the environmental crisis a moral issue. And the US Coun- cil of Catholic Bishops has advocated action and discussion since their 2001 statement “A Plea for Dialogue.” In his encyclical, Pope Francis expands on these earlier teachings to say that humanity, nature, science, economics, politics, and our moral values are interconnected. The Pope especially links environmental degradation and the plight of the poor, marginalized, and future generations. This interconnectedness means that the problems of poverty, the dignity of life, eco- nomic inequality, environmental and moral degradation that we face today must and can be solved together. It is all of our responsibility to change our own lifestyle, initiate a dialogue in our parishes, and advocate for action to miti- gate and adapt to the ecological crisis. The Pope calls on us all to participate in public life and work for the common good. “We are called to be instruments of God our Father, so that our planet might be what He desired when He created it with His plan for peace, beauty, and fullness.” Each of us should read the encyclical and take to heart Pope Francis’ plea for urgent action and advocacy. Read about the Church’s position on the ecological crisis and what can be done at the Catholic Climate Covenant website. Pope Francis challenges us “to enter into dialogue with all people about our common home” because true wisdom is “the fruit of self- examination, dialogue and generous encounter between persons.” [47 L.S.] There is much work to be done but we should not be discouraged. As Pope Francis writes,“the Creator does not abandon us; he never forsakes his loving plan or repents having created us.”  For further information on this serious matter, contact Tony Strawa at firstname.lastname@example.org.. God bless. Dn. Brian
June 12, 2016 Family Faith Formation 408-255-9950 Office is staffed on Tues. and Thurs. 8 -3 and on weekends by appointment. Please call before stopping by. Summer Message Queen of Apostles School is closed for the sum- mer. We wish everyone a happy and safe summer. Classes will resume on August 18. Registration forms for the 2016-2017 are available online at http:www.qofa.org/2016-2017 registration-2 in the par- ish office. . A $25 late fee will apply to any form returned after August 31st. The school office is open weekdays in June and in August from 9am – 1pm. If you are interested in enrollment, please see our school website at www.qofa-school.org and contact the school office. Office for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults On the Calendar: June 12th: TOB part 3-- Body and Soul June 19th: TOB part 4—How Should I Act? June 26th: TOB part 5—Sex, Love and Chastity July 3rd: NO TOB-Happy 4th of July weekend!!! July 10th: TOB part 6-The Opposite of Love July 17th: TOB part 7—Vocation: God’s Call, My Re- sponse July 24th: TOB part 8—Hope and the Future Diocese of San Jose - Anthony Gonzalez Phone: 408-983- 0113 Fax:408-983-0147 Emergency line: 408-983-0141 HIGH SCHOOL Youth Ministry and Confirmation ON THE CALENDAR: June 11-12: Blessing over graduates at every Mass July 8-9: Traveling bus lock-in. ( RSVP at http:// tinyurl.com/D5TravelingLockin) *Like us on Facebook: “Queen of Apostles Youth” Con- tact us: email@example.com | 213-6509 | www.qofa.org The California Catholic Conference of Bishops, comprised of Bishops from the two archdioceses and 10 dioceses of Califor- nia, issued the following statement on the legalization of physi- cian-assisted suicide on June 9, 2016: Every human being pos- sesses inherent dignity, which deserves our respect. Each of us should feel loved, worthy and cared for at every moment of our lives, especially when our earthly journey is nearing its end. What some mistakenly consider a newfound “freedom,” will inevitably become a duty for others. By allowing doctors to prescribe a lethal dose of drugs to their patients, California is embarking on a dangerous course. This new law will place the disabled, the elderly and other vulnerable people at risk for abuse and mistreatment and will undermine the healing profes- sions’ venerable commitment to “first do no harm.” As Catho- lics, we have been called from the very beginning of our faith to care for the sick. This commitment to care for life at all stages will not be deterred by this law. The Bishops of California and our partners in Catholic health care renew our promise to excep- tional healing and compassionate care for those facing diagnosis of a terminal illness. Pope Francis has challenged us many times to care for those on the margins. In an address last year to medical professionals he addressed our responsibility to care for people at the end of life: “Palliative care is an expression of the truly human attitude of taking care of one another, especially of those who suffer. It is a testimony that the human person is al- ways precious, even if marked by illness and old age. Indeed, the person, under any circumstances, is an asset to him/herself and to others and is loved by God. This is why, when their life becomes very fragile and the end of their earthly existence ap- proaches, we feel the responsibility to assist and accompany them in the best way.” We echo this commitment of our faith and take to heart the words of St. John Paul II: “respect, protect, love and serve life, every human life! Only in this direction will you find justice, development, true freedom, peace and happi- ness!” For a complete print of this statement visit our bulletin board in the church. Having Faith During Difficult Times St. Victor Parish – Library 3108 Sierra Road, San Jose Sat.. June 18, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Presenter: Msgr. John Sandersfeld How has faith helped me at difficult times to find Jesus as the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE, to come to know my own giftedness and that of others, and live life more fully in the joy of the Kingdom? All are welcome. Free. Spon- sored by Catholic Cemeteries, Diocese of San Jose For more information, call Kathy Fanger (650)428-3730 x508 or wwwccdsj.org The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a religious formation program for adults and for children 7 years or older, who are interested in joining the Catholic Church. Participants explore their faith while learning about the Catholic tradi- tion. To learn more call 408-255-9950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PEACEMAKERS Support World Youth Day Pilgrims Faith and Honor We have reached 100 % of our $26,000 goal! On behalf of the WYD pilgrims and families, we thank the Queen of Apostles community for your generosity, prayers, and support. It all started with a vision of representatives from Queen of Apostles traveling to Poland for World Youth Day 2016. Thanks to our loving community, this vision is on its way to becoming a reality. We are excited to see Pope Francis and thousands of other young people who actively participate in their Catholic faith. Please pray for our hearts to encounter God, our eyes to see God, and our hands and feet to spread the Gospel upon return. The community is in our prayers always. If you have any specific prayers intentions, please email them to email@example.com. With thankful hearts, QofA WYD Coordinators Today we honor three men who have lived their lives very close to the Gospel message of Jesus. Fr. Jon Pedigo celebrated 25 years a priest. Fr. John Sandersfeld celebrated 50 years a priest. And Fr. Eugene Boyle passed away just before his 70th anniversary as a priest. Fr. Jon Pedigo is pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish and is an activist priest. He stands up for the poor and the disenfranchised. His parish- ioners know that he has no fear when he speaks for them and they have no hesitation in supporting him. Fr. John Sandersfeld, former pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Par- ish has always stood for the people. He stated that he has felt gifted in all that he has received from his parishioners and they feel the same about him. His track record includes working for peace and justice on inter-faith committees as well as supporting Sacred Heart Community Services when it was first getting started. Fr. Eugene Boyle has worked in the diocese for many years as pastor, but perhaps is more well known for his work with Cesar Chavez in the 60s. When Cesar ended his hunger strike, Fr. Boyle was there to give him and Robert Kennedy Holy Eucha- rist at a special Mass. Fr. Boyle was so involved in the move- ment that he learned how to fly a small plane so he could minis- ter to the farm workers across the state. Fr. Jon Pedigo states that Fr. Boyle was his mentor. Fr. Boyle fought all his life for social justice and should be remembered with love and gratitude. We honor and thank all of these peacemakers. Social Justice Committee Santa Clara County 2016 is a safe place for young people (12 through 20) who are affected by the drinking or drug abuse of a family member or friend. There are no dues or fees. The “Heart to Heart Freedom” Alateen group meets every Thursday evening here at Queen of Apostles School at 7:45 p.m. in room7. Please call Jay or Venice at 408-406-7081 for more information. Grief Group The grief support group’s next meeting will be in September, 2016. Please call Shirley 408-241- 1209 if you have any questions or need to talk. St. Vincent de Paul They are in need of a self-locking file cabinet with a key. If any one has one or knows of the availability of one please call the rectory at 253-7560. This will be greatly appreciated. They also need canned stews, chili and any packaged meals with meat that are non- refrigerated. Please leave at the rectory or by the last garage and again thank you for your generosity Save This Date! June 11-12 Catholic Cemeteries 30 minute pres- entation immediately after all masses Are your end of life plans in place? Come with your ques- tions. Learn information regarding burial options, pricing, 0% interest finance plans and savings opportunities. Docu- ment your wishes for Catholic funeral services. Start the conversation with your loved ones. Give the gift of peace of mind to them and yourself by having funeral plans place. We are here to assist you. SUMMER HOURS Beginning June 13, we will start reduced hours for the Parish Office. The office will be closed at 4 pm, Monday through Thursday, and closed for lunch from 12-1. Friday we will be closed from 1-5 pm.
Queen of Apostles Church 4911 Moorpark Avenue San Jose, Ca 95129 Never Give Up! MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday (Vigil Mass): Sundays: Weekdays: Saturdays: Holy Days: Marian Devotions: SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM: Seminar required. Please contact Rectory for information. SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: Saturdays - 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. or by appointment. SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY: Contact Rectory at least SIX MONTHS prior to any proposed wedding date. INQUIRY SESSION ABOUT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH: Contact number: 408-255-9950 or firstname.lastname@example.org PASTORAL STAFF: Rev. Thuc Si Ho, Pastor Rev. Reynaldo Sarmiento, Parochial Vicar, Dir. Of Liturgy Deacon Brian McKenna, Coordinator of Social Justice Kristie Manning, Faith Formation/RCIA Director Gregory Elsner, Accountant Mary Ann Oddo, Administrative Assistant II Marie McCarthy, Administrative Assistant I Klarissa Chichioco, Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ralph Garcia , Facilities Supervisor Teri Silvestri, Music Coordinator Carmen Macias, Wedding Coordinator Dirk Maasen, Technology Coordinator Family Faith Formation: 408-255-9950 Parish Office 408-253-7560 Open 9-5 Mon. - Friday 4911 Moorpark Ave. Closed for lunch: 12-1 San Jose, Ca.. 95129 Fax: 408-253-9530 Web Site: www.qofa.org Marty Chargin, School Principal School Address: 4950 Mitty Way 408-252-3659 San Jose, CA 95129 5:00 p.m. 7:30, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m. 6:30 and 9:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. (Vigil Mass) 5:00 p.m., 6:30, 9:30 a.m., 7:00 p.m. After the 8:00 a.m. Mass on Saturday