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Monday, January 9
Baptism of the Lord
7pm Administration Mtg.—Rectory
7pm Centering Prayer—Church

Tuesday, January 10
10am-12noon Gardening

Wednesday, January 11
1-8pm Wednesday Night Suppers—Ellard Hall

Thursday, January 12
10am-12noon Gardening
7pm Choir Practice—Church

Friday, January 13

Saturday, January 14
9:30am Centering Prayer Series—Ellard Hall
10am-12noon Gardening
6pm Cursillo Faith Sharing—Library

Sunday, January 15
9am & 11am Parish Library Open
9am Children’s Liturgy—Children’s Room
9:15am Choir Practice—Church
9am and 11am Coffee Hour—Ellard Hall
3pm Secular Franciscans—Children’s Room

Mass Celebrants
Saturday, January 7 - 5:00pm: Fr. Pickett
Sunday, January 1- 8:00am: Msg. Tarantino
Sunday, January 1 - 10:00am: Msg. Tarantino


Happy New Year
The Parish Staff of Most Holy Redeemer wishes all our Parish Family and Friends a blessed New Year. Thank you all for your participation and your contributions during this Holiday Season!.............................................................................

MHR AIDS Support Group

Two clients who recently lost their apartment in the extensive Dec. 22 fire are in serious need of housing. They receive Section 8 assistance
as well as rent subsidy from Catholic Charities. They have two cats. If you know of available housing please let us know. 863-1581

A female client living in the tenderloin is looking for a female volunteer, and a male client living in Noe Valley is also in need of help. Both are somewhat isolated and in need of emotional support, conversation, and help with socialization.

Thank you for your generous response to the Special Collection last weekend for our Support Group. May you be blessed in this new year for your kindness and sensitivity to the great people we assist. God Bless!

As you make room for all the gifts brought to you from Santa, please remember to bring your unwanted and usable clothing and household items to Community Thrift at 623 Valencia, between 17th & 18th. Be sure to mention that MHR AIDS Support Group is your charity…Charity # 242.

Parish Library Notes

This week the Library features Centering Prayer. Next week, we will feature thoughts on care for creation and the environment. The Library is open after the 8:00am and 10:00am Sunday Masses and is located downstairs across from the elevator.

Our Parish Community Birthdays

Fr. Donal Godfrey, Ron Bodin, Ron Pacheco, Barbara Norgard, Carol Klufts, Rick Levy, Bob Dehlinger, Michael Librodo, Marc Etter, Linda Buckley, John Randall and Juan Ortiz.............................................................................................

Second Collection

Next week there is a Second Collection for the On-Going Maintenance Fund . The Baskets will only passed once so please use the Special Collection envelopes located in the pews........................................................................................

╬ Mass Intentions ╬
Our Mass celebrants will remember the following intentions during the celebration of the Eucharist:

Saturday January 7
5pm Kacey Porter †

Sunday, January 8
8am Giuseppe and Angelina Fazio †
10am MHR Parishioners

Monday, January 9
8am Alice Pickett †

Tuesday, January 10
8am Barbara Colelli †

Wednesday, January 11
8am Jane Williams †

Thursday, January 12
8am Barbara Colelli †

Friday, January 13
8am Katie Gleason †

Saturday, January 14
8am Amanda Allard †

Contact the Parish Office at 415-863-6259 to donate towards the Church flowers or to have Mass celebrated for a special intention..................................................

 

 

 

 

MHR Parish Bulletin, January 8, 2012

The Epiphany of the Lord



What is the Epiphany?


The name "Epiphany" comes from a Greek word that means"manifestation.” It is the celebration of the manifestation of Jesus to the world as the Son of God. In the Western Church, this is related to the visit of the wise men or Magi (as representing people coming from all corners to worship Him) and celebrated after the 12 days of Christmas, on or around, January 6th. In Latin countries it is often called El Día de los Reyes (the Day of the Kings). We do not know for certain who the Magi were and how many. All we know for certain is that the Greek word magus means a person gifted with superior knowledge, an expert in some field,
especially astrology. The Magi evidently were not Jewish, but came from all over the Middle East region to visit the new born Jesus. Their names were Melchior, Balthazar, and Gaspar; three men representing the various races of the historical region surrounding Bethlehem at that time. In the Eastern Church, Epiphany is
related to the Lord's baptism by John in the River Jordan and the voice from above saying, "This is my Son with whom I am well pleased". Since the Eastern Church uses a different calendar, Epiphany falls around January 16th. So we celebrate God's gift of Jesus to the world in this great feast!

 

Weekly Readings
 Monday: Baptism of the Lord Is. 42:1-4,6-7 or Is. 55:1-11, Mk. 1:7-11
 Tuesday: 1Sm. 1:9-20 or 1Sm. 1:1-8, Mk. 1:14-20 or Mk. 1:21-28.....
 Wednesday: 1Sm. 3:1-10, 19-20, Mk. 1:29-39................................
 Thursday: 1Sm. 4:1-4, Mk. 1:40-45................................................
 Friday: 1Sm. 8:4-7, 10-22a, Mk. 2:1-2............................................
 Saturday: 1Sm. 9:1-4, 17-19, 10:1, Mk. 2:13-17..............................
 Sunday: 1Sm. 3:3b-10,19, 1Cor. 6:13c-15a,17-20, Jn. 1:35-42.........

 

Stewardship
December 31 and January 1 - $6,184.00
Budgeted Amount $4,700.00
Thank your for your generosity!

 

 

From the Community Life Committee

 Jan. 14th - 9:30am Ellard Hall, Bay Area Centering Prayer series -.................
The Inner and Outer Journey. Topic is “Seeing with New Eyes”.

 Jan. 21st - 10:00am Ellard Hall, Adult Education Speaker Series with speaker Fr. Xavier. Topic is “The History of the Sacrament of Reconciliation”
Explore how you can get the most out of the Sacrament...............

 Jan. 29th - 11:00am after Mass Ellard Hall, Stewardship Time and Talent Fair

 

.....................Building and Grounds and Finance Committee

We have just finished installing a new roof on the rectory, so thank you for you patience during the installation. Also we just had a new tile floor installed in the Ellard Hall kitchen. Be sure to check it out next time you are in the hall. The Finance Committee would like to announce that we have just renewed the lease for the Hospice for 5 more years. We consider them as part of our community outreach and are pleased CPMC and the Archdiocese agreed to the 5 year extension.

....................Peace and Social Justice Ministry

Immigration is an immensely complex and controversial issue in our contemporary political climate. Positions are entrenched; debate is polarized; strong rhetoric bolsters diametrically opposed sides; and deeply held views are seemingly
unwavering. So much of the debate is grounded in fear of the stranger. How is one to navigate such an important issue in such a difficult climate? Catholic social teaching builds upon four basic tenants when considering the immigration issue:

 Essential human dignity of all persons. Everyone has the right to live with ......dignity.

 Promotion of the common good. We must seek ways to ensure that all are ......treated well. Preferential option for the poor and vulnerable. “When you did it to ......one of these … you did it to me.”

 Call to solidarity. We are all children of One God. Join us on Saturday,January .......28, at 2pm when Catholics from all over the Bay Area will gather at St. Mary's .......Cathedral in support of legislation that will limit the forced separations of
.......families in our community. To learn more about the Catholic response to .......Immigration, visit www.justiceforimmigrants.org

To learn more about the MHR Social Justice Ministry, contact us here: socialjustice@mhr.org.

 

..............Prayer Requests:
Helen Cahil, Bernard Maddox, George Peacock, Lenore Cuevas, Allan Orler, Peggy Unruh, Maggie Kenny, Joe Alberta, Jack Flynn, Pat Davis, Chip Roberson, Eldon Preston, Carri Lucas, Jacque Jones, Yolanda Vallejo, Gerald McCann, Carol Hunter, Kristi LaFrancis, Sergio Sanchez, Ronald McCann, Joyce Betz, Marilyn Faulk, Charles Lockerby, Joanne Dobrznski, Robert McCabe, John Revicky, Margo McCabe, Florecita Santos, Richard Starr, Kathleen Finnegan, George McTall, Cora Ismarin, Marilyn Traynor, Kim Knapp, Domenic Rica, Judie Neitge, L. Patrick Fincham, John Ellefsen, Jack Overbeck and Fr. Steve Meriwether.

 

 

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