June 3rd, 2018 ~ MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST ~ (Corpus Christi) ~ Mass Schedule ~


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1 Church Address: 941 Lexington St., Santa Clara, CA Office Address: 725 Washington St., Santa Clara, CA Office: (408) ~ Fax: (408) Web-site: Emergency (only for the sick and the dying): June 3rd, 2018 ~ MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST ~ (Corpus Christi) ~ Mass Schedule ~ WEEKDAYS - Rectory Chapel: Mon, Wed, Fri, & Sat 8:00 am ~ Tue & Thu 5:30 pm SATURDAY: Reconciliation 4:15-4:45 pm ~ Vigil Mass 5:00 pm SUNDAY: 7:45 am (English) ~ 9:00 am (English - Family) ~ 10:30 am (Portuguese) ~ 12:00 pm (Spanish) ~ 1:30 pm (Cantonese) ~ 3:00 pm (Mandarin) ~ 5:30 pm (English)

2 Pastoral Staff: (408) Pastor: Rev. Tadeusz Terembula, x104, Parochial Vicar: Rev. Prosper Molengi, x105, Priest in Residence: Fr. Andrew Salapata Office Manager: Joanna Ayllon, x106 Religious Education Coordinator and Hispanic Ministry Coordinator: Paty Rascon, x102, Facility Emergencies: Matt Dutra (408) Saint Clare School: Principal - Madeline Rader (408) , RCIA: Diane Madruga, Music Ministry: Christopher Wemp, Community & Service Webmaster: Perig Vennetier, Pastoral Council: Jasmine Vu, Finance Council: Jerome Alabado, Serra Club of Santa Clara: Tom Bommarito (408) St Vincent de Paul: Mick Gonzales (408) Facilities: Matt Dutra, Knights Of Columbus: Tony Colombo, Young Ladies Institute (YLI): Dolores Wriglesworth, Social Justice Committee: Anne McMahon, Italian Catholic Federation: Janet Glaubke (408) Hispanic Community: Elania Tablada (408) Portuguese Community: Filomena Bettencourt (408) Mandarin Community: Contact: Rev. Carlos A. Olivera, Cantonese Community: Contact: Tony Lau, Dear Parishioners, Pastor s Notes All three readings today speak of covenant: first, the covenant God made with the people of Israel, and second, the new covenant extended to all through the mediation of Christ and God s promise of eternal salvation. They are beautiful Scriptures in and of themselves, but they are especially important for the feast that the Church celebrates today: the most holy Body and Blood of Christ the feast of Corpus Christi. We hear these familiar words and give thanks and praise for them: Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, gave it to them, and said, Take it; this is my body." Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, and they all drank from it. He said to them, "This is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed for many. The feast of Corpus Christi is marked in places all over the world with public Eucharistic processions: an opportunity to share the Blessed Sacrament with, not just Catholics who encounter the Real Presence in Mass and Exposition, but all people. It reminds us, and others if they are open to hearing God s message that Christ s redemption is for all. To some outside of our Catholic communion, it may seem quite odd that we would have such a feast day, but not to us. For at the very core of who we are as Catholics is our belief that, through Christ s Word and the action of the Holy Spirit; the instrumentality of the priest; and under the appearances of bread and wine, the risen Christ is truly, fully, and substantially present in body, blood, soul and divinity (cf., CCC 1374, 1375). The feast and its processions mark the most visible example of public witness of our beliefs (cf., Can , 2), but it ought never be our only public witness. For in addition to the graces bestowed upon us in our reception and veneration of the Eucharist are the fruits of our communion that our life of discipleship can bring to the world. Christ is the mediator of a new covenant that seals our eternal relationship to the Father and promises everlasting life. In our communion with him we have both blessed opportunity, and scriptural commandment, to share that gift with others. Perhaps it is hard to explain, or understand, why some people choose to stay away from so great a gift! But we are here. We are here because we are in awe of our God. We are in awe of a God who would not spare his only Son to prove his love for us. We are in awe that God would make it so very simple for us to have him with us until the end of time. And maybe, in her wisdom, this is why the Church has such a public witness of our devotion to the Eucharist. And perhaps this is where our own smaller, public witness comes into play. After our celebration here today, and in every moment, let us proceed into the world as a visible representation of that which is made real to us here in the Eucharist. May we bear its fruits by helping to build the kingdom of God. Fr. Tad

3 Baptism & Registration Baptism Contact the Parish office to arrange for Baptismal preparation, and to sign up for Baptismal Class. Spanish Prep Class: 1st Monday at 7:00 pm; Baptism: 3rd Saturday at 10:00 am English Prep Class: 2nd Monday at 7:00 pm; Baptism: 4th Saturday at 10:00 am Stand And Be Counted Registering in a parish is a declaration of your desire to be part of a Catholic community and a commitment in all its dimensions brings you advantages, recognition, and responsibilities of many kinds. Being a registered parishioner makes things much easier when it is time for infant Baptism, weddings, when asked to be a Baptismal or Confirmation Sponsor and even funerals. We are often asked to provide affidavits for Baptismal and Confirmation Sponsors. We can only do this if a person is a registered, active and contribution member. So, are you a registered parishioner? If not please consider registering. Registration forms are available in the Parish Office and in the Church vestibule. Calendar of Events Monday June 4th Spanish Rosary, 6:00 pm, Rectory Chapel Tuesday June 5th Open Wednesday June 5th Spanish Charismatic Prayer Group, 7:00 pm, Lower Church Thursday June 6th Portuguese Prayer Group, 6:00 pm, Rectory Chapel Spanish Faith Sharing Group, 6:30 pm, Rectory Conference Room Friday June 7th Open Sat 5:00 pm Sun 7:45 am 9:00 am 11:00 am 12:00 pm 5:30 pm Mon 8:00 am Tue 5:30 pm Wed 8:00 am Thu Fri Sat 5:30 pm 8:00 am 8:00 am Mass Intentions June 2nd ~ June 9th, 2018 Irene Valles + Olimpo Masmela + Sue Ramirez ~ Health Saint Clare Parishioners Lita Muzio + John B. Dias + Joao Sousa Silva + Maria Aldina Luis + Rosaria Lobato Delgado + Manuel Jeronimo + George Richard Dias + Maximino E. Avila + Maria Acension Teresa Palma ~ Health Urbano Amaya + Juan Jose Gonzalez Cervantes + Antonio & Ephegenia Rodrigues and Family + Olimpo Masmela + Souls in Purgatory Open Open Open Beatriz Botero ~ Health Alberto Botero ~ Health Katie Lindsey ~ Health Open 6/10 Building Fund 6/24 Mission Co-op Weekly Stewardship Report Parish Weekly Expenses: $13,209 Parish Weekly Average Collection: $6, Collection: Not available at time of printing Upcoming Second Offerings: Your generosity is appreciated. Your weekly offerings enable us to meet our monthly obligations and to continue to support our many parish programs. Thank you for your faithful support. You may mail offerings to 725 Washington St., Santa Clara, CA 95050

4 Sunday Children s Program Finding God Ongoing Faith Formation and Sacramental Preparation Program Let the little children come to Me, and do not prevent them... Matt 19:14 Commonly asked Faith Formation Questions Who is eligible for the Finding God faith formation program? All are welcome to participate; however, it is expected that all families will be registered, and contributing members of St. Clare Parish. Children must be baptized and between 7 and 12 years of age. When do I register? registration still available until July 15 then, if there is space, again in mid-august until early September as a late registration period. The sooner you enroll your child, the easier for us to prepare! How do I register? Registration forms are available at the entrances of the church and parish office. Completed forms along with a copy of your child s baptismal certificate -if a new student- and payment can be mailed, dropped off at the Parish Office, or put into the collection basket. Please make sure to write on the envelope: Attn: Paty Rascon, Faith Formation. Why should I enroll my child in faith formation classes each year? The religious curriculum that children receive in their Faith Formation classes builds upon itself from year to year. Even after receiving the First Communion, the content of what your child will learn will help them grow in their faith and deepening their relationship with Jesus. What about First Reconciliation - Communion? This coming year will be a one year of preparation instead of two. Each of these sacraments have a focused time of preparation in addition to regular religious formation program. New students must be able to recite Our Father, Hail Mary and the Sign of the Cross. More information will be given at the October parent meeting. Since celebration of our Faith is community event and the family is the core of the Faith community, faith formation needs to take place in both settings- home and church. We are here to support you in this journey that you make with your child. Our preparation process values you and will make every effort to support you in your ministry of Christian Parenting. We look forward to work with you in this wonderful partnership. Did you know The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (before known as Corpus Christi) is a celebration of Christ's Real Presence in the Eucharist. It parallels the celebration on Holy Thursday in commemoration of the institution of this sacrament. Pope Urban IV instituted the Solemnity on the Thursday after Pentecost in Pope Paul VI, in 1969, gave episcopal conferences the option to transfer the feast to the following Sunday, and that option is currently practiced in our Diocese. SCHOOL HAPPENINGS ST. CLARE SCHOOL CLASS NEWS Congratulations, Class of 2018 Last Thursday, May 31 st, the Class of 2018 gathered to celebrate their final whole Class liturgy with the clergy, faculty, staff, parents, family, parishioners, and friends. After the liturgy, the graduates, their parents, clergy, faculty, and staff gathered in the St. Clare Parish Hall to share a meal and celebrate the students accomplishments. Thank you to everyone who helped make the Dinner Dance such a festive event. We are sincerely grateful to the seventh graders and their parents for their gifts of time and talent. Join me as we thank them for the many hours spent planning the event and transforming the hall into a colorful and festive environment. Last Friday, June 1 st, 32 students graduated from our beloved St. Clare School. They departed to embark on new adventures taking along the Silver Box attitude they have adopted during their time in our community. We send them forth with prayers and the love of our Lord. Congratulations to the Class of 2018! COOL KIDS ZONE SUMMER CAMP Cool Kids Zone Summer Academics/Camp is now accepting applications for our summer program. Our program offers day camping activities with a weekly highlighted trip. Contact: Valerye Moore, for additional information. K N I G H T S C O R N E R In Father Proper s homily he told a story about an eagle raised as a chicken. The point was that the eagle should act as he was intended by God and not as seen by society. If you would like to be seen as intended by our Lord come join the Knights and be seen as a man dedicated to helping his church and its parish. Contact Paty Rascon, Catechetical Office X 102

5 Rite of Christian Initiation Are you an adult seeking baptism? Or were you baptized Catholic as a child but have not celebrated the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist? We will be meeting Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm. For more information please contact: Diane Madruga at or Cathy Parshall at or St. Clare Rectory at READINGS FOR THE WEEK Mon: 2 Pt 1:2-7; Ps 91:1-2, 14-16; Mk 12:1-12 Tue: 2 Pt 3:12-15a, 17-18; Ps 90:2-4, 10, 14, 16; Mk 12:13-17 Wed: 2 Tm 1:1-3, 6-12; Ps 123:1b-2; Mk 12:18-27 Thu: 2 Tm 2:8-15; Ps 25:4-5ab, 8-10, 14; Mk 12:28b-34 Fri: Hos 11:1, 3-4, 8c-9; Is 12:2-6; Eph 3:8-12, 14-19; Jn 19:31-37 Sat: 2 Tm 4:1-8; 1 Sm 2:1, 4-8abcd; Lk 2:41-51 Sun: Gn 3:9-15; Ps 130:1-8; 2 Cor 4:13 5:1; Mk 3:20-35 PRECIOUS BLOOD On this solemnity we focus our attention on the Body and Blood of Christ. We listen to the story of the renewal of the old covenant, which Moses sealed by splashing the blood of animals on the altar of sacrifice, as well as on the people. Jesus, whose blood is the blood of the new covenant, shed that precious blood on the cross, saving us from sin and promising us everlasting life. Blood is the life source that courses through our bodies. The precious blood of Christ is the life source for our spirits. Today may we, like the psalmist, offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the Lord, whose Body and Blood strengthen us to bring the Good News to everyone we meet. Copyright J. S. Paluch Co., Inc. Saint Boniface Saint of the Day for June 5 (c. 675 June 5, 754) Saint Boniface, known as the apostle of the Germans, was an English Benedictine monk who gave up being elected abbot to devote his life to the conversion of the Germanic tribes. Two characteristics stand out: his Christian orthodoxy and his fidelity to the pope of Rome. How absolutely necessary this orthodoxy and fidelity were is borne out by the conditions Boniface found on his first missionary journey in 719 at the request of Pope Gregory II. Paganism was a way of life. What Christianity he did find had either lapsed into paganism or was mixed with error. The clergy were mainly responsible for these latter conditions since they were in many instances uneducated, lax and questionably obedient to their bishops. In particular instances their very ordinations were questionable. These are the conditions that Boniface was to report in 722 on his first return visit to Rome. The Holy Father instructed him to reform the German Church. The pope sent letters of recommendation to religious and civil leaders. Boniface later admitted that his work would have been unsuccessful, from a human viewpoint, without a letter of safe-conduct from Charles Martel, the powerful Frankish ruler, grandfather of Charlemagne. Boniface was finally made a regional bishop and authorized to organize the whole German Church. He was eminently successful. In the Frankish kingdom, he met great problems because of lay interference in bishops elections, the worldliness of the clergy and lack of papal control. During a final mission to the Frisians, Boniface and 53 companions were massacred while he was preparing converts for confirmation. In order to restore the Germanic Church to its fidelity to Rome and to convert the pagans, Boniface had been guided by two principles. The first was to restore the obedience of the clergy to their bishops in union with the pope of Rome. The second was the establishment of many houses of prayer which took the form of Benedictine monasteries. A great number of Anglo- Saxon monks and nuns followed him to the continent, where he introduced the Benedictine nuns to the active apostolate of education. Boniface bears out the Christian rule: To follow Christ is to follow the way of the cross. For Boniface, it was not only physical suffering or death, but the painful, thankless, bewildering task of Church reform. Missionary glory is often thought of in terms of bringing new persons to Christ. It seems but is not less glorious to heal the household of the faith. Saint Boniface is the Patron Saint of: Germany. Info source Franciscanmedia.com

6 Boletim Paroquial Português Reflexão por: João Pereira Arruda A Soleidade que estamos a celebrar neste Domingo é o da Igreja inundada ainda pelas alegrias pascais e no fervor do Espírito Santo, dá largas ao seu entusiasmo para numa atmosfera de louvor e com muito entusiasmo celebrar o Mistério da presença amorosa e operante de Jesus Cristo no meio dos homens. A seguir ás festas da Páscoa e do Pentecostes vem esta Solenidade fechar com o Tempo Pascal e começar-mos no próximo Domingo com o Tempo Comum da Liturgia. Este encerramento do Tempo Pascal e nesta celebração do Santíssimo Corpo de Jesus Cristo celebramos a presença de JesusCristo nas nossas vidas. É a Sua presença em nós que nos irá alimentar e preparar para todos os instantes da nossa vida. Quem come a minha Carne e bebe o meu Sangue permanece em Mim e Eu nele; assim diz o Senhor É deste modo que se reza na antífona da comunão de hoje. Enquanto o povo de Israel vivia na prosperidade e em toda essa prosperidade se esquecia de Deus, Moisés lembrou-lhes que foi Deus que os saciou e não os abandonou no tempo da privação na travessia do deserto concedendo-lhes o maná. Nós também nos esquecemos de Deus quando temos os frigoríficos cheios. Poderia-mos lembrar que durante o tempo de trabalho e de luta Jesus esteve connosco a dar-nos a força de vontade (maná) para nos sustentar. Ele sempre se faz presente em nós sempre que nos abeiramos da Mesa da Eucaristia. Foi pelo Seu imenso amor e no cumprimento da Nova (e última Aliança) que Jesus Cristo Se ofereceu para ficar connosco até ao fim dos tempos. Comungar o Corpo e Sangue de Cristo é, pois comungar o amor que Jesus tem pelo Pai e pelos homens. Cada Comunhão devia ser para nós um compromisso de unidade. Aqueles que, na pobreza da fé, souberem acolher a Cristo, sob o sinal sacramental, unir-se-ão á Sua Morte e Ressurreição, entrarão no Seu mistério, receberão a vida. Notícias Equipa de Leigos Portugueses; Com a chegada do verão grande parte dos leigos portugueses vão de férias e por assim ser os que ficam em Santa Clara pede-selhes um pouco mais de sacrfício em servir mais vezes nos ministérios. O Grupo Coral Português também irá algumas vezes representar a nossa comunidade noutras comunidades que precisam da nossa presença para dignificar as liturgias das suas festas. Por tudo isso pede -se a compreenção da nossa comunidade e sempre está em aberto para que qualquer membro da nossa comunidade que queira servir em qualquer ministério contactar com João Arruda; Este dará as instruções necessárias em como servir ou indicará quem poderá fazer os treinos necessários para qualquer ministério. Tempo Comum: Com a Festa do Santíssimo Corpo e Sangue de Cristo termina o Tempo Pascal e a partir do próximo Domingo iniciamos o Tempo comum que nos levará até ao Tempo do Advento. Durante o Tempo Comum os salmos não serão cantados excepto nas festas que são celebradas durante esse tempo. Um Santo e Alegre Domingo para Todos!! Boletín Parroquial Español Tradiciones de Nuestra Fe Los cristianos creemos que Jesucristo esta físicamente presente en el pan y el vino consagrado durante la Misa. Esta creencia es tan antigua como nuestra Iglesia, pero fue solo en el siglo XIII que los cristianos comenzaron a venerar la presencia sacramentada de Jesús en la hostia. Fue durante esta época que nació la fiesta de Corpus Cristi o la actual celebración del Cuerpo y la Sangre de Cristo. Muchas comunidades cristianas celebran esta fiesta con procesiones y cantos en honor al Santísimo Sacramento del altar. Recuerdo que en Texas el pueblo méxico-americano cantaba: Bendito, bendito, bendito sea Dios, / los ángeles cantan y alaban a Dios (2x). Yo creo Dios mío que estas en el altar / oculto en la hostia ten vengo adorar (2x). Este canto enfatiza la verdadera presencia de Jesús en el pan consagrado, pero sus cantores ignoran el hecho que nosotros también fuimos consagrados en el Bautismo; consagrados para alter Cristus (otro Cristo) en el vecindario. En un mundo donde menos gente asiste a Misa el único Corpus Cristi que la mayoría de la gente secularizada verá es tu cuerpo. Ojalá podamos comportarnos como buenos testigos de la fe y que proclamemos bendito, bendito siempre y en todo lugar. Fray Gilberto Cavazos-Glz, OFM, Copyright J. S. Paluch Co., Inc. Sabía Usted Que La Iglesia dedica todo el mes de junio al Sagrado Corazón de Jesús para venerarlo no solo con oración sino a través de nuestras obras. La solemnidad del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús es la tercera y última de las fiestas que se celebran después del Tiempo Pascual, tras la Santísima Trinidad y Corpus Christi, se celebra el viernes siguiente al segundo domingo de Pentecostés. Este año es este viernes, 8 de junio. Inscripciones para el Catecismo Todos son bienvenidos a participar; sin embargo, se espera que todas las familias estén registradas, y sean miembros contribuyentes de la parroquia. Los niños deben estar bautizados y tener entre 7 y 12 años de edad. El periodo de inscripción está abierto hasta mediados de julio y de nuevo a mediados de agosto hasta principios de septiembre. Cuanto antes inscriba a su hijo/a, más fácil será para nosotros prepararnos! Los formularios de inscripción están disponibles en las entradas de la iglesia y en la oficina parroquial. Nuestro programa de formación en la fe está diseñado en espiral para continuar progresando de un año al otro, de manera que el contenido de lo que su hijo aprenderá le ayudará a crecer en su fe aun después de recibir la Primera Comunión. Para la Primera Comunión, el próximo ciclo escolar será un año de preparación en lugar de dos. Cada uno de estos sacramentos tiene un tiempo de preparación enfocado, además del programa regular de formación religiosa. Los estudiantes nuevos deben de saber rezar el Padrenuestro, el Ave María y la Señal de la Cruz. Se dará más información en la reunión de padres de familia de octubre. Levantaré el cáliz de salvación e invocaré el nombre del Señor. Salmo 116 (115):13

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