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CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY In Gratitude to Father Purcell for Ten
June 28, 2015 — Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY
A praying, learning and caring Catholic community
MISSION STATEMENT
We are a praying, learning and caring community
fulfilling the mission God gives us in baptism
by our worship in faith, by our witness in hope and by our service in love.
Praying through the Sacraments,
Learning through Religious Education,
Caring through Pastoral Care.
In Gratitude to
Father Purcell for
Ten Years as
Our Beloved Pastor!
Artwork by The Nativity School students
On display in the School Grotto
Father Lawrence M. Purcell, Pastor
[email protected]; 858-756-1911, ext. 4
Deacon Jim Walsh
[email protected]; 858-367-0114
Parish Office Mailing Address: Post Office Box 8770
Nativity School Mailing Address: Post Office Box 9180
6309 El Apajo Road
Rancho Santa Fe, California 92067
(858) 756-1911; FAX: (858) 756-9562; www.nativitycatholic.org
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Church of the Nativity
June 28, 2015
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
You changed my mourning into dancing;
O LORD, my God,
forever will I give you thanks.
— Psalm 30:13
Üà H H H
H
Please join us in singing the Psalm Response:
:
I
will
H
praise you
G‹
Lord,
H
for
H
you
H
have
H
H
res - cued
G‹
me.
†
REFLECTING ON GOD’S WORD
REFLEXIONEMOS SOBRE
LA PALABRA DE DIOS
These two stories are quite touching, perhaps because they
involve so much touching—forbidden touching, as a matter of
fact. The father starts it off by falling at Jesus’ feet and begging
Jesus to help his dying daughter: “Come lay your hands on her
that she may get well and live” (Mark 5:23). Only touching her
will do.
Estas dos historias son bien conmovedoras, tal vez sea porque
incluye mucho tocar con las manos y, dicho sea de paso, una
manera prohibida de tocar. El padre lo inicia al echarse a los
pies de Jesús y pedirle ayuda para su hija moribunda: “Ven a
poner la manos sobre ella para que sane y viva” (Marcos 5, 23).
Con sólo tocarla sanará.
Then as Jesus is passing through the crowd, a woman suddenly
appears on the scene, reaching out to Jesus and saying to
herself: “If I but touch his clothes, I shall be cured” (5:28). Jesus
knows immediately that he’s been touched: “Who has touched
my clothes?” he asks (5:30). And the disciples wryly observe
that the crowd is . . . well, crowding him . . . so how can you ask
“Who touched me?”
Luego, cuando Jesús pasaba entre la gente, una mujer aparece
súbitamente en escena tratando de acercarse a Jesús y
diciendo para entre sí: “Si logro tocar aunque sólo sea su
manto, quedaré sana” (5:28). Jesús sabe inmediatamente que
alguien lo tocó y pregunta: “¿Quién ha tocado mi ropa?” (5:30).
Los discípulos observan irónicamente que la multitud está . . .
bueno, lo está apretujando . . . así es que cómo puede
preguntar, “¿quién me ha tocado?”
It is important to remember that because the woman was
bleeding, a condition that made her “unclean” according to the
law of Moses, her touch would have made Jesus unclean.
However, her touching Jesus has the opposite effect: the
bleeding stops and she is made clean once again.
When word comes that the little girl is dead, Jesus calls on the
father to set aside fear and put on faith. Arriving at the house,
Jesus goes in and takes the child by the hand and says, “Little
girl, I say to you, arise!” (Mark 5:41). Sixteen times in Mark’s
Gospel Jesus touches or takes someone by the hand. She does
arise and he tells them to bring her some food. Again, touching
her would have made Jesus unclean, but instead his touch
cleanses her of death’s hold.
Two desperate people—a dying girl and a bleeding woman.
Jesus touches them and they both touch him—the woman
through her own faith, the little girl through the faith of her
father. It seems that healing depends on a flow between healer
and the one being healed. The great news is that God allows a
proxy.
—James A. Wallace, C.Ss.R.
Copyright © 2014, World Library Publications. All rights reserved.
Es importante recordar esto, porque la mujer tenía una
hemorragia, una condición que la hacía “impura” según la ley de
Moisés; tocarla haría a Jesús impuro. Sin embargo, el tocar ella
a Jesús tiene el efecto contrario: la hemorragia cesa y ella
queda limpia de nuevo.
Cuando llega la noticia de que la niña está muerta Jesús llama
al padre para que deje a un lado el miedo y para revestirlo de
fe. Al llegar a la casa Jesús entra y tomando a la niña de la
mano le dice: “Niña, a ti te hablo, levántate” (Marcos 5:41). En
el Evangelio según san Marcos hay dieciséis incidentes en que
Jesús toca a alguien o le toma de la mano. La niña se levanta y
Jesús pide que le traigan de comer. También en este caso el
haber tocado a la niña hubiese hecho a Jesús impuro pero, por
el contrario, al tocarla ella queda limpia y libre de la muerte.
Dos personas desesperadas, una niña moribunda y una mujer
con hemorragias. Jesús las toca a ellas y ambas lo tocan a él,
la mujer por su propia fe y la niña por la fe de su padre. Tal
parece que la sanación depende de una corriente entre el que
sana y la persona que va a ser sanada. Es muy bueno saber
que Dios acepta delegados.
—James A. Wallace, C.Ss.R.
Derechos de autor © 2014, World Library Publications.
LIVING GOD’S WORD
Today we might pray for those who are in need of the healing touch of Jesus,
and for those who care for them and suffer with them.
Copyright © 2014, World Library Publications. All rights reserved..
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Church of the Nativity
June 28, 2015
“You’re Getting Better”
This is my last column for our Nativity bulletin during my tenure as your pastor. It has been a joy to
communicate with you in this way each week for more than ten years.
Some might remember my first comment at Mass in January of 2005 when Nativity had the reputation for
brief Masses. I said “OK – I will keep the homily short but you have to promise to read the bulletin! What I
don’t have time to say in the homily I will write in the bulletin.”
Today’s title is the comment that I have heard from parishioners in each of the parishes where I have been
pastor. As time passes, people come up and say spontaneously “you’re getting better.”
At first, I was a bit put off by what I took as an implication that I must have been awful before.
But gradually I learned that the expression was not so much about me, but about us:
it takes time for the pastor and community
to get into the same rhythm in our
prayer, preaching and pastoring.
Because it is the same in every parish, no doubt the “getting in sync” will happen at Nativity with the new
pastor. Every time a new member of a family, committee, etc. joins the group the group itself changes.
I am thrilled for you because Monsignor Richard Duncanson is a perfect fit for Nativity and you for him.
My prayers are with you for a bright and happy future.
My siblings and I, when our mother died, sold our family home and
bought a condo in Solana Beach for me to live in retirement. I won’t
be far away but my personal custom is to avoid returning to parishes
where I have been pastor in order to avoid drawing attention away
from the new leader in the community. But you will always be in my
heart and prayer.
God bless you.
Fr. Lawrence Purcell, Pastor
([email protected])
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Church of the Nativity
June 28, 2015
MASS INTENTIONS
JUNE 27 — JULY 3
SATURDAY
5:00 pm
Gn 18:1-15; Lk 1:46-50, 53-55; Mt 8:5-17
Charles Martin Jackson, RIP
SUNDAY
7:30 am
Patricia Lanham, RIP
9:00 am
Anne Harrington, RIP
10:30 am
For All Parishioners
MONDAY
8:00 am
Acts 12:1-11; Ps 34:2-9; 2 Tm 4:6-8, 17-18;
Mt 16:13-19
Anne Harrington, RIP
TUESDAY
8:00 am
Gn 19:15-29; Ps 26:2-3, 9-12; Mt 8:23-27
Anne Harrington, RIP
WEDNESDAY
8:00 am
Gn 21:5, 8-20a; Ps 34:7-8, 10-13;
Mt 8:28-34
Bob & Dorothy Myron, RIP
THURSDAY
8:00 am
Gn 22:1b-19; Ps 115:1-6, 8-9; Mt 9:1-8
Vivian Steele, RIP
FRIDAY
8:00 am
Eph 2:19-22; Ps 117:1bc-2; Jn 20:24-29
Ann Allred, RIP
FOUNDING PRINCIPLES
Equal rights for all,
special privileges for none.
—Thomas Jefferson
TODAY’S READINGS
First Reading — God did not make death, nor does God
rejoice in the destruction of the living
(Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24).
Psalm — I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me
(Psalm 30).
Second Reading — Your abundance should supply the
needs of the others (2 Corinthians 8:7, 9, 13-15).
Gospel — Your faith has saved you
(Mark 5:21-43 [21-24, 35b-43]).
The Call to Worship is by Martin Shaw (18751958): O clap your hands together, all you people,
sing unto God with the voice of melody, sing unto
God!
The Offertory is by Henry Purcell (1658-1695):
Thou knowest, Lord the secrets of our hearts. Shut
not thy merciful ears unto our prayers, but spare us,
Lord most holy, O God, most mighty. O holy and
most merciful savior, thou most worthy judge
eternal. Suffer us not at our last hour, for any pains
of death to fall from thee. Amen.
The Communion begins with Laudate Dominum
from the Solemn Vespers for the Confessor by
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), written in
1780, the year after he had reluctantly returned
home to take up the role of court organist to the
Archbishop of Salzburg. It was not a happy time now in his twenties, Mozart's days of fame as a child
prodigy were over, and his last trip to Europe in
search of wealthy patronage had proved fruitless. To
make matters worse, his mother, who had traveled
with him, had been taken ill and died in Paris, and
Aloysia Weber, with whom he had fallen head over
heels in love, had jilted him; he later married her
sister Constanza. Salzburg, with no opera house,
was just too provincial and as if that wasn't enough,
the Archbishop, who demanded brevity, forbade
operatic style in church music for a more direct
mode of expression. It is remarkable that this period
of discontentment for Mozart could have produced
this piece. The text is: Praise the Lord, all you
people, praise the Lord all you nations. For he has
shown his kindness toward us, and the truth of the
Lord endures forever. Glory be to the Father, and to
the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the
beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without
end, Amen.
The second piece at 9 is Ave Maria by Theodore
Dubois (1837-1924), who won the Prix de Rome in 1861,
a prestigious scholarship for arts students.
The second piece at 10:30 is Rene Clausen's
setting of the text Set me as a seal upon thine heart
from the Song of Songs, containing the memorable
line "For love is strong as death."
The third piece is A Gaelic Blessing by John
Rutter (b. 1945): Deep peace of the running wave to
you, deep peace of the flowing air to you, deep
peace of the quiet earth to you, deep peace of the
shining stars to you, deep peace of night to you,
moon and stars pour their healing light on you, deep
peace of Christ, the Light of the World, to you.
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Church of the Nativity
Save
the
Date
Patriotic Music
on Sunday, July 5th
At the 10:30 Mass
Average Expenses Per Week:
$ 22,166
Last Weekend’s Offering:
$ 21,003*
Active Parishioners
Inactive Parishioners
Envelope Usage
1186
53
801
Please pray for our benefactors who include
Nativity in their wills and remainder trusts.
June 28, 2015
Family Faith Formation will be offering a
Summer Session for Preschoolers!
Contact Patti Smiley at 858-756-1911 or
[email protected]
THE NATIVITY SCHOOL
Thank you, Father Purcell, for your loving support and
guidance. The Na vity School students, faculty and staff
appreciate your wisdom, personal stories, deep spirituality
and sense of humor. You have been a role model to us all.
Thank you for being with us these past ten years.
We are be er because of you!
__________________
There are only a few openings leŌ for
Preschool to 4th grade.
For a personal tour, please call 858-756-6763
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Church of the Nativity
LORD'S DAY MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 pm
Sunday: 7:30, 9:00 & 10:30 am
RCIA and Youth Minister: Mike James,
[email protected], 858-756-1911, ext. 5
Religious Education: Patti Smiley,
[email protected], 858-756-1911, ext. 6
Music Director: Paul Batchelor,
[email protected], 858-756-1911, ext. 102
The Nativity School: Margaret Heveron, Principal
[email protected], 858-756-6763
Bookkeeper: Jackie Marin,
[email protected], 858-756-6763
Administrative Assistant: Nicole Carlin Steele,
[email protected], 858-756-1911
Office Hours: Monday - Friday
8:30 am to 2:30 pm
Pastoral Council: Carl Bobkoski, Jane Boler, Kevin Flanagan,
Cindy Hesse, Mimi Johnson, Kathy Klink.
Finance Council: Jeff Brandon, Chair
Michael Conway, Chic Dohoney, Jim LaGrossa,
Catherine Lorenz, Earl Parker, Carolyn Wilkinson, Joe Wilkinson
Safe Environment Coordinator: John Marin
Call the Parish Office - 858-756-1911
PASTORAL CARE
Nativity Samaritans: Patti Smiley, 858-756-1911
Childcare: Attended care is provided in the play room off
the Commons during 9:00 and 10:30 am Sunday Masses.
Holy Communion for the sick:
For the homebound upon request, 858-756-1911
Widows and Widowers:
Mary Lou Matthews, 858-481-6255
Monthly Luncheons - September through June
June 28, 2015
FAMILY FAITH FORMATION
Classes meet September through June
PRESCHOOL THROUGH 8TH GRADE
Contact: Patti Smiley, 858-756-1911, ext. 6
Preschool - 6th Grade:
Sundays, 8:50 - 10:05 am at The Nativity School
Junior High:
Sundays, 5:00 - 6:15 pm in the Commons
Preschool will offer a summer session June to
September, please contact Patti Smiley to sign up.
[email protected]
HIGH SCHOOL
Contact: Mike James, 858-756-1911, ext 5
High School Youth Group (9th - 12th Grade)
Meet Sundays from 5:00 to 6:15 pm
Congratulations to the Nativity School and Family Faith
Formation 8th grade graduating classes. You are
welcome at any Youth Group evens over the summer
as you transition into high school.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITATION FOR ADULTS
The R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) Class
meets on Sundays from 11:30am-12:30pm in the Parish
Office Classroom from mid-September through Easter. Christian Initiation welcomes all those who turn to
the Catholic Church seeking baptism and acceptance
into full communion with the Catholic Church, as well as
those baptized Catholics who seek to complete their
sacraments of initiation. Please contact Mike James at
(858)756-1911 if you are interested in joining the class
starting in September 2015.
ADULT FAITH FORMATION & BIBLE STUDY
Men of Nativity: Meet First Thursday of the month
6 - 8 pm in the Parish Commons
Tim Van Damm, 617-501-3950
Little Rock Scripture Study for Adults
Let the Word of God influence your Busy Life.
Small Christian Communities - Faith Sharing Groups
See Deacon Jim Walsh or contact Kathy Alameda at
858-756-9755 or [email protected]
Monday Mornings 9:15-11:00 am
Develop a fuller experience of Christian community,
Contact: Kathy Klink 858-756-1328
SACRAMENTS
Baptism: After last Sunday Mass - Juan Carlos & Cecilia Brito
858-756-2115 or [email protected]
Marriage: Saturdays, 10 am or 2 pm
Wedding Coordinator: Georgiana Strate, 858-755-7459
Anointing of the Sick: Encouraged for anyone critically ill,
for the elderly, or prior to major surgery
Reconciliation: Saturday, 4:15 pm in the Chapel
Eucharist:
Weekday Mass: Monday - Friday, 8 am in the Chapel
Centering Prayer Group: Saturdays, 9 am in the Chapel
Contact: Dixie Welsh, 858-756-1911
Eucharistic Adoration: Every Friday after 8 am Mass
Perpetual Help Novena: Tuesdays, after 8 am Mass
Rosary: Weekdays, after 8 am Mass in the Chapel
MEN
OF
NATIVITY
Men of Nativity, You are Invited!
Join us for a night of faith, fellowship,
food, and inspiration.
Where: Church of the Nativity Chapel & Commons
When: First Thursday of the Month; 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Contact: Tim Van Damm
([email protected]) or 617.501.3950
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