The Parish Directory is now available!
If you had pictures taken by Lifetouch last year, and you haven’t picked up your free parish directory, you can do so after the Masses on October 6/7 and 13/14.
Members from the Parish Council will be available to hand you a directory. They will be in the church vesti- bule. For more information call Jerry Fong at (916)-832- 7394.
March 29, 2018
Ministries for the Great Vigil
(30 minute intervals)
9:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Word Ministers / CFF & RCIA /Sick & Homebound Ministers/ Unitas
9:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Eucharistic Ministers/ Altar Servers/Multi-Cultural Ministry
10:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Hospitality Ministers / Martha’s Daughters
10:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Music Ministers / Legion of Mary / Catholics Returning Home / Finance Council /St. Joseph Ministry
11:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Daughters of the Americas / Families in Christ Jesus / Vocation Committee / Liturgy Committee / Pro Life Ministry
11:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Knights of Columbus / Couples for Christ /Youth & Young Adult Ministers /Social Justice
Blessing of the palms: 4:00 p.m. & 7:30 a.m. Masses @ Church Plaza
9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., & 1:00 p.m. Masses @ Parish Hall
MON: 3/25/18 Mass at 8:00 a.m.
TUES: 3/26/18 Mass at 8:00 a.m.
WED: 3/27/18 Mass at 8:00 a.m.
Representation of Our Lord's Supper & Washing of the Feet- Parish Hall
6:00 p.m. - Spanish
Mass of Our Lord's Supper
7:00 p.m. - Bilingual
The Great Vigil
8:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion (Eng)
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Stations of the Cross
(outside church-weather permitting)
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
5:00 p.m. - Spanish, 7:00 p.m. - English
EASTER VIGIL MASS
At Dusk approximately - 8:00 p.m. - Bi-lingual
ARETHA FRANKLIN—The Queen of Soul
The fourth of five children, Aretha Louise Franklin was born on March 25, 1942, in Memphis Tennessee, but Detroit, Michigan was where she called home. The daughter of a Baptist preacher and a gospel singer, she grew up singing, as well as playing the piano and organ in her father’s church.
Throughout her career, and whether she sang about love or life or for the Lord, you could hear, and feel, those roots planted firmly in her music.
Aretha was just a teenager when she recorded her first album, Song of Faith, in 1956. Five years later, after a move to New York to sign with Columbia Records, she released the album “Aretha.” That was only the beginning. By the late 60s and with a label switch to Atlantic Records, the hits started coming. First there was “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man,” from the 1967 album “I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You.” The title track was a monster hit too. This was followed soon after by ” Respect,” which not only became an anthem, but also topped the charts and earned Aretha the first two of her 18 Grammy Awards.
Here catalog includes classics that continue to stand the test of time. Consider: “Rock Steady, Chain of Fools, Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” and many more.
There is the Sparkle Soundtrack, which was as much a cultural phenomenon as the 1976 film itself. In 1980 she signed with Arista Records, which remained her label for more than two decades.
Along her journey, there were highs and lows, both personal and professional, but she endued. Even with the highs and lows she blessed us with beautiful songs She sang at the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and gospel great Mahalia Jackson, as well as for the inauguration of President Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. In 2005 President George W. Bush presented her with the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Along with going down in history as the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She also sits atop Rolling Stone’s list of the greatest singers, male or female, of all time.
The foundation she laid has served as a stepping store for the many female vocalists who have followed her lead—from the late Whitney Houston, Mary J Blige and Kelly Price, to Faith Evans, Jennifer Hudson and many others.
Aretha’s last performance was in November 2017, when she took the stage at the Elton John’s AIDS Foundation 25th Anniversary Gala. In February of that year she announced her retirement from touring. The Queen of Soul did more than just supply the soundtrack of her generation and beyond. Her music, her voice, was, and shall remain, woven into the tapestry of our culture. She was the gold standard and she’ll always be the Queen.
Aretha Franklin passed away on August 16, 2018.
Fasting & Abstinence
All persons 14 years and older are obliged to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent: Everyone from 18-59 is obliged to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Voluntary fasting on other weekdays of Lent is highly encouraged. Fasting is generally understood to mean that one full meal may be eater. Two other small meals may be eated but together they should not equal a full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted but liquids are allowed.
When health or ability to work would be seriously affected neither fasting or abstinence is obliged. Airport workers, travelers and others while on board ships or airplanes are dispensed from the laws of fasting for the duration of their journey.
Other forms of fasting include abstinence from alcoholic beverages, television, video games, the internet and social media is spiritually beneficial and strongly encouaraged.
The Knights are hosting a Free Throw Championship for boys and girls between the ages of 9-14.
The event will take place Jan 20, 2019 in the parish hall at 2:00 pm.
Be sure to complete an application—this can be found in the main vestibule of the church, or go on the church website for an online application. Proof of age is required.
Contact : Mike Vasquez at 916-804-2502 or Brent Baginski at (916)-502-5637.Application is available on the parish website. Download the application here.
Mon December 24th Christmas Eve
8:00am Daily Mass
3:30pm Children’s Play
Tues. December 25th—Christmas Day
1:00pm Spanish Mass
Mon: December 31st—New Year’s Eve
Tues Jan. 1st—New Year’s Day
10:00am English Mass
1:00pm Spanish Mass
The Hispanic community of St. Paul extends a cordial invitation to all members of this parish, to the celebration of the Virgin de Guadalupe on December 12th.
The celebration begins with the traditional Mañanitas at 6:00 am and a short reenactment of the history of the apparitions of the Virgin. At the end you are invited to go to the parish hall where we offer coffee, chocolate and bread.
The evening, Mass will be at 6:00 p.m. During the mass children will offer flowers to the Virgin. At the end of Mass you are invited to head over to the parish hall where we will be offering some appetizer. There will be some dance (folklores) during the reception.
Thank you for your participation.
Annually various St Paul Ministries are called together to lead and prepare our parish community during Advent. To prepare ourselves as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas as well as the return of Jesus at the second coming.
You too, have the opportunity to join fellow parishioners during these nine days of prayer, worship, and fellowship in waiting, watching, and celebration. The nine-day Novena starts on December 15th; Novena at 6:30pm, Mass at 7:00pm, with a festive reception following each evening.
The origin of the Advent Novena “Simbang Gabi” traces its roots in Mexico when in 1587 the Pope granted the petition of Fray Diego de Sorio, to hold Christmas Mass outdoors as the Church could not accommodate the large crowd. During olden times the pre-dawn mass is announced by the ringing of the church bells.
The Advent Novena tradition of Simbang Gabi continues to this day. It is a significant moment not only because it strengthens relationships among family members, but also because it is the time when our faith is intensified. It is a spiritual preparation for Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ.
To see the flyer click here.
Questions? Call the parish office 381-5200
Thank you to all who participated in our annual Christmas Bazaar. Thank you also to all who came, purchased some of the goodies, and enjoyed the food which was offered. Hope to see you all next year!
Please help provide basic needs for people experiencing homelessness! Donations can be delivered to 1351 North C St. The warehouse is open Mon-Fri 7:00am- 2:45pm or drop them by the rectory office during business hours.
Have you ever thought about becoming a Sister? Do you seek a new path? Are you listening to your heart? Single Catholic women ages 18-40 are invited to a Reli- gious Vocation Discernment Retreat with the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul October 26/27 I Los Altos Hills, (Bay Area). If you would like to know more about attending this prayerful and reflective discernment retreat contact Sister Lisa Laguna D.C. at (650)/949- 8890. 213-210-9903 or email at
email@example.com or learn more atwww.Daughters-Of-Charity.com.
Spring 2019 Marriage Preparation Program
This preparation program called UNITAS is used in our parish. It has been implemented in many different locations throughout the country and had proven to be a success. This program provides the couples with:
Information—to help you succeed in you marriage
Faith Formation—an essential ingredient for your journey toward sacramental marriage.
Supporting Group—to build connections and grow with our parish.
Couples are provided with an excellent workbook and informational materials that are used during the program.
They can be used as a reference later in marriage to reinforce lessons learned during the class.
The registration form is available at the Rectory Office, or it can be downloaded from our website: www.stpaul-florin.org
Fee: Registered parishioner - $50, Non-parishioner - $80 per couple
Registration needs to be completed by January 23rd
Monday January 28 through February 24th from 7- 9:30pm at St. Paul Church. It is a weekly program and all sessions have to be attended for certification.
Questions: contact Paul Pham at firstname.lastname@example.org
October Meeting Notes:
The meeting opened with a prayer for :When we Struggle with the Church”
St. Paul parish proceeded with the presentation from Radio Santissimo Sacramento: Night of Praise on October 27, 2018. It was a concert for a cause and all the songs were spiritual. The Blessed Sacrament was exposed after the event.
St. Lorenzo celebration was well attended. Bishop Weigand was the main celebrant.
Fr. Abraham Chacko and his group will be using the church for Mass on Sunday afternoons from 4:30- 5:30pm.
The final report on the finances of the last Parish Festival was given by Dale Yamamoto.
The SMUD retro fit is ongoing at the present time.
Fr. Joyle suggested movable or portable book shelves for the Glory and Praise books at the back of the pews near the wall. All the music books, Spanish missal and binders will be placed on the racks to keep the pews clean and tidy.
Instructions will be given to those parishioners receiving the Vocation Cross and Ministers to the Sick and Homebound. They are encouraged to sit up front.
Guidelines and instructions will be posted by Fr. Joyle.
Fr. Michael Vaughan is the newly appointed Vicar General for the Diocese of Sacramento. He is also the dean of Southern Suburbs Deanery.
Roger Tafoya invited all veterans and their families to attend Mass on November 10 at 9:00am There will be a special blessing for past and present veterans
The meeting concluded with a final blessing by Fr. Joyle, the next meeting will be November 19.
Sundays -Room 1 - From: 10:00am to 1:00pm
In the rectory office during office hours.
We are sorry, the Spanish classes are filled up.
California State Council
Men: Are You Ready to make a change?
If you’re too busy to participate in Knights of Columbus Council activities right now, but want to be a member, then on-line membership is for you! California commu- nities need strong Catholic men to answer the call to lead with faith, protect our families, serve others and defend our values.
All practical Catholic men, 18 years and over can join the Knights of Columbus on-line in a simple streamlined process:
eMembership available at www.knights.net.
Find our about what Knights do in California at www.californiaknights.org
January 26 will mark the 15th Anniversary of the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco. The Walk will begin at the Civic Center Plaza at 12:30pm and after the rally will proceed down Market St to Justin Herman Plaza.
The Walk is truly changing hearts and minds and helped to revivify the pro-life movement on the West Coast. The peaceful participation of all is essential to continuing this pro-life transformation of our culture.
Tickets are now available for the St. Paul bus to attend the 2019 Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco.
Please join us on Saturday, January 26, 2019 for this annual event. Tickets for the St. Paul bus are $20. For details please contact Charlene Valine 916- 798-3339. Go to www.walkforlifewc.com for more information about the Walk for Life West Coast.
Attention CFF/RCIA Teen families – this event is approved for CFF community service hours.
From: DIOCESAN DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP
What are the those times when sacred silence should be observed? The Church tells us:
Before Mass: During the Penitential Act: after each invitation to pray: after the readings and the homily: after Communion.
The main purpose of silence is to foster a spirit prayer and enable the priest and the faithful to celebrate the Sacred Mysteries, fully aware of what they are doing.
Good judgement is necessary. After each invitation to pray a few seconds is sufficient.
How much time is needed to “call to mind our sins” during the Penitential Act? Certainly more than a few seconds, but not overly long.
After each reading, about the same amount of time..
After the homily a little more time.
After Communion time should be allowed so that the faithful can meditate on the mystery they have just received.
The longest time of silence is before the Mass begins.
The faithful need a quiet time to pray before the Mass.