December 6, 2015 - St. Vincent de Paul, Pampa



December 6, 2015 - St. Vincent de Paul, Pampa
December 5th & 6th, 2015
Mass Intentions for the Week
December 5th
Sat. 5:30 p.m. + Robert Diaz
December 6th
9:30 a.m.
Parish Family
12:00 p.m.
+Lucresia Montoya, +Eulalia Tinajero,
+Ramiro & Irene Ceballos
December 7th Monday
December 8th Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin
Tues. 12:10 p.m.
Doretta Gerber
6:30 p.m.
+Jeane Bratcher
8:00 p.m.
+Inez Villarreal
December 9th
Wed 5:30 p.m.
Kerri & Chris O’Neal
December 10th
Thurs 7 a.m.
Fr. Christopher
December 12th
Sat. 5:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 15th
Martes 15 de diciembre
7:00 p.m. Penance Service
+Donna Robertson
Lupita Machado
December 13th
9:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m
Parish Family
+Mary & Aaron Anderwald & Fr. Regan
Amount needed each week for
expenses 5500.00
Regular Collection 1989.50 Children's
Christmas Baskets 378.00
Christmas Flowers Dec. 6th
Friday, December 11th
Viernes, 11 de diciembre
7:30 p.m. Novena
12:00 a.m. Mañanitas
Saturday, December 12th
Sabado, 12 de diciembre
5:30 p.m. Mass
7:30 p.m. Spanish Mass
8:30 p.m. Dinner—PEC
+Britteny Huseman & +Bill Toten
December 11th
Fri. 8:30 a.m.
Immaculate Conception
La Inmaculada Concepcion
Tuesday, December 8th
Martes, 8 de diciembre
12:10 p.m. Mass
6:30 p.m. Mass
8:00 p.m. Spanish Mass
“All the tithe of the land, whether in grain
from the fields or in fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord, as sacred to him.”
Lv 27:30
Good Sams needs: Peanut butter, canned fruits, vegetables,
crackers, electric heaters, blankets, brown paper sacks with handles, plastic bags and volunteers
December Second collections
Retired Religious Fund Dec. 13th
Christmas Dec. 24 & 25th PEC Dec. 27th
Thursday, December 24th
Jueves, 24 de diciembre
Christmas Eve/Nochebuena
5:30 p.m. Mass
12:00 a.m. Midnight Bilingual
Mass/Misa de Medianoche
Friday, December 25th
Viernes, 25 de diciembre
9:30 a.m. Mass
12:00 p.m. Misa en Español
Thursday, December 31st
Vigil Mary Mother of God
Jueves, 31 de diciembre
7:00 p.m. Spanish Mass
January 1st 2016
Mary Mother of God
Viernes, 1 de enero
Maria madre de Dios
Mass 10:30 a.m. Mass
St. Vincent de Paul Parish Pampa
Diocese of Amarillo Bishop Patrick J. Zurek
Pastor Rev. Francisco Pérez &
Parochial Vicar Rev. Roy Kafula
810 W. 23rd Pampa Texas 79065 Phone: 665-8933
December 5th & 6th, 2015
PLEASE PRAY FOR….those who are sick or suffering in any
way, we especially remember at this time:
Myra Jimenez
Jim Eakin
Myriam M. Moreno
Philipa Martinez
Cindy Lanier
Janet Coats
Mary Ann Ebenkamp
Tom Culmer
Ashley Ontiveros
Marsha Varner
Odis Qualls
Lou Ann Robertson
Israel Martinez
Jim Lummus
Vaughn Ransom
Arencio Rivera
Ann Hamilton
Maria Luisa Guerrero
Dorothy Lummus
Sandy Clark
Kathy Hufstedler
Heraclia Gomez
Martin Moreno Jr.
Julia Leal
Enrique Morales
B.J. Coats
Carlene Wolf
Karla Cruz
Rosario Ruiz
Karen Irons
Call the Parish office at 665-8933
December 6th through December 13
Sunday Bar 5:1‐9; Ps 126:1‐6; Phil 1:4‐6, 8‐
11; Lk 3:1‐6
Monday Is 35:1‐10; Ps 85:9‐14; Lk 5:17‐26
Tuesday Gn 3:9‐15, 20; Ps 98:1, 2‐4;
Eph 1:3‐6, 11‐12; Lk 1:26‐38
Wednesday Is 40:25‐31; Ps 103:1‐4, 8 & 10;
Mt 11:28‐30
Thursday Is 41:13‐20; Ps 145:1, 9‐13; Mt 11:11
Friday Is 48:17‐19; Ps 1:1‐4 & 6; Mt 11:16‐19
Saturday Zec 2:14‐17; Jdt 13:18‐19; Lk 1:26‐
Sunday Zep 3:14‐18; Is 12:2‐6; Phil 4:4‐7; Lk
Five Minutes with the Word Advent 2015
Every Advent, St. Vincent’s has a mediation booklet available called Five Minutes
with the Word. This booklet contains mediations for each day of Advent based on
the Mass Readings. These mediations will help you ponder and treasure Jesus, just
as Mary did. If you can find the time to spend with our Lord—even five minutes–
you will be rewarded. Your spiritual life will be nourished, and that will affect every
other aspect of your life. You’ll find yourself more peaceful, more loving, stronger
in faith, and more compassionate to the people around you. May the Lord bless you
as you get ready for Christmas!! You will find them at each entrance of the church.
A car key was found at the church a couple of weeks
ago. It was found by the organ on the podium. The key
ring has a blue plastic bottle (SKYY) on it. Please come
by the office to claim.
Catholic Kids Bulletin
Each week we will have a Catholic Kids Bulletin coloring page available for
your child to draw on. These bulletins are based on the gospel for that weekend. They feature a Saint for the week. They will be at each entrance of
the church.
Second Sunday of Advent December 6th
9:30 a.m. Mass & 12:00 p.m. Mass in Spanish
& Novena
10:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study
10:40 a.m. Faith Formation
1:00 p.m. Women’s Christmas Brunch
3-6 p.m. Marriage Group Cafeteria
Monday December 7th, No Mass
6:00 p.m. Baptismal Class—conference room
6:30 p.m. Prayer Group Choir -church
7:00 p.m. Matachines practice—gym
7:30 p.m. Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena
Tuesday Dec. 8th, Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin Mary
12:10 p.m. Mass ; 6;30 p.m. Mass
8:00 p.m. Spanish Mass & Novena
Parish office closed
Wednesday Dec. 9th 5:30 p.m. Mass
12-3 p.m. Women of the Cloth– cafeteria
5:30 p.m. Mass, dinner then Youth program
7:15 p.m. RCIA—conference room
7:30 p.m. Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena
Thursday Dec. 10th, 7:00 a.m. Mass
2:00 p.m. Bulletin folders—conference rm
6-7:30 pm Clase de Biblia Espanol—conf rm.
7:30 p.m. Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena
Friday Dec. 11th 8:30 a.m. Mass
9 a.m. -7 p.m.
7:30 p.m. Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena
Midnight Mananitas
Saturday Dec. 12th, 5:30 p.m. Mass & 7:30
p.m. Sp. Mass Our Lady of Guadalupe
4:30 p.m. Confessions
Third Sunday of Advent
Dec. 13th, 9:30
a.m. Mass & 12:00 p.m. Mass
Decorating for Christmas after 12:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study-conf room
10:40 a.m. Faith Formation
3:00 p.m.
Diocesan Walk for LIFE – January 23, 2016
“Come to Me, all you who suffer and are burdened, and I will refresh you.” Mt.
11:28 the Year of Mercy will soon be upon us, and we hope that many will
join us in the sharing of the grief, the suffering and the sorrow that has been
placed upon our brothers and sisters who have been affected by a culture of
death. For more information contact our office at Respect Life (806)-383-2243
Ext 129
December 5th & 6th 2015
Sunday, December 6th, Faith Formation will have a special
visitor in honor of St. Nicks Feast Day. Be sure to have the
children in class on time. REMINDER: NO MORE FIRST
Confirmation will be on May 14th, 2015
at St. Mary’s Cathedral at 10:30 a.m.
Confirmation classes start January 6th, Wednesday from
6:00—7:30 p.m. in the PEC remember 20 hours of community service is required.
Women's Council
would like to invite all
the ladies of the parish to attend the annual Christmas party.
Doretta Gerber has
invited us to her home
at 2401 Duncan on
December 6, 2015 at
1:00 PM.
Your Invited to our Annual
Ladies Christmas Party
5:30 Mass.
Followed by dinner. Program 6:30 –
CHOSEN t-Shirts are available for $10.
See Patty Davis. Design can be put on various sizes/
colors. Hoodies also for $20.
Please remember that there are those that are in
GREAT NEED and if you have been blessed
with enough and more, let us work together to
bring some joy and hope to others.
Canned goods
Laundry detergent
Peanut butter
Baking soda
Dish soap
Baking powder
Spaghetti Sauce
Toilet paper
Bar soap
Potatoes Cheese
Bag of beans
Canned meat
Powdered Milk
Tuesday December 15 Deadline for food items
Saturday December 19 Deliver Christmas Baskets from the west
Side of gym at 1:00 p.m.
Our service project this year will be a monetary donations to help with the
World Youth Day trip. Bring a finger food and celebrate the joy of Christmas
with the other ladies of the parish.
The Advent Wreath
The traditional Wreath with it’s rich symbolism recalls
the long wait for our ancestors for the promised Savior
and ritualizes our own hope for His second coming. The
wreath itself, a circle without beginning and end, reminds us of eternity. The evergreen branches symbolized God’s unchangeableness, and as a new candle is lit
each Sunday we call our hearts to a new awareness, a fresh anticipation of His birth in Bethlehem .
Did you know that it is illegal to park in a red zone? Did you
know that you will receive a parking ticket if you park along
the red curb area of the church. The red no parking zone is
specially for Emergency vehicles! If someone has a medical
emergency, the ambulance, or fire trucks cannot assist that
Did You Know?
Traditionally, each of the candles on an Advent wreath has their own
 The first Sunday of Advent symbolizes Hope with the profit’s Candle
reminding us that Jesus is coming.
 The second Sunday of Advent symbolizes Faith with the Bethlehem
Candle reminding us of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem.
 The third Sunday of Advent symbolizes Joy with the Shepherd’s Candle reminding us of the Joy the world experienced at the coming
birth of Jesus.
 The fourth Sunday of Advent symbolizes Peace with
the Angel’s Candle reminding us of the message of
the angel: Peace on Earth, Good will toward Men.
Baptismal Classes
Baptismal Instructions for parents and Godparents will be Monday December 7th, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the conference room
of the parish office. Sponsors must have received the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion, and if married,
must be married in the Catholic church. This program is mandatory for those who have not previously attended such a program.
Please call Edie and Joe Mechelay at 665-5601 to register. After the class is taken, an appointment for the Baptism should be
made with the priest.
Please do not bring your Children
It's time to decorate the Church for Christmas. We will be decorating on Dec 13th
and 20th immediately following the Spanish Mass. The trees will go up on Dec
13 and the wreaths, garland and final
touches will go up on Dec 20.
All are welcome to help make our Church beautiful for
the birth of our Lord Jesus
Christmas Flower Donations
Next weekend the second collection is for our Christmas
Flower fund. Your donations can be in memory/in honor of
a loved and for any special intentions. If you do not receive offering envelopes monthly, we will have some available at all entrances of the church. Please drop off your
envelope at the parish office or in the offering basket.
Women’s Bible Study—All women are invited to join us.
“No Other Gods” by Kelly Minter
Mondays 7-8:30 p.m. 1529 N. Christy
December 14th, 2015
Questions please call Dawn Ramaekers
at 679-6934
Visita de la imagen de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe a su casa.
El ministerio de guadalupanas ofrece el servicio de organizar
a las diferentes casas que desean la visita de la imagen de la
virgen de Guadalupe, por varios años esta imagen ha visitado
las casas en las que se le pone en un lugar con flores y se encienden veladoras a la hora de rezar el Santo Rosario. Tenemos muchos testimonios de cómo esta visita atrae la presencia de la madre de Cristo y viene armonía a nuestros hogares,
paz a nuestras almas y un sin número de testimonios en los
que los favores alcanzados por la santísima virgen nos dan el
consuelo de Dios y la ayuda de su providencia. Si desea usted
esta visita no dude en contactar a las guadalupanas al entrada
de la iglesia a la salida de misa de 12 del día. Necesita algún
favor especial, se siente triste y desanimado, necesita esperanzas en su vida, necesita salud bienestar y consuelo, no deje de
acudir a la santísima virgen María, que su intercesión y su
amor maternal alcanzarán todos los bienes y gracias que
necesitamos de Dios.
Tradicionalmente cada una de las velas de la Corona de Adviento tiene su propio significado.
El Primer Domingo de Adviento se enciende la “Vela de la
Esperanza” que simboliza y nos recuerda que Jesús está
por venir.
El Segundo Domingo de Adviento simboliza la Fe con la
“Vela de Belén” que nos recuerda el viaje de María y de
José a Belén.
El Tercer Domingo de Adviento se enciende la “Vela de la
alegría” que simboliza la alegría del mundo experimentado
en el próximo nacimiento de Jesús.
El Cuarto Domingo de Adviento simboliza
paz con la “Vela del Ángel” que nos recuerda el mensaje del ángel: Paz en la Tierra y
Buena Voluntad hacia los Hombres.
6 diciembre al 13 diciembre, 2015
Domingo Bar 5:1‐9; Sal 126:1‐6; Fil 1:4‐6, 8‐11;
Le 3:1‐6
Lune Is 35:1‐10; Sal 85:9‐14; Le 5:17‐26
Martes Gn 3:9‐15, 20; Sal 98:1, 2‐4;
Ef 1:3‐6, 11‐12; Le 1:26‐38
Miércole Is 40:25‐31; Sal 103:1‐4,8&10; Mt 11:28‐30
Jueves Is 41:13‐20; Sal 145:1, 9‐13; Mt 11:11‐15
Viernes Is 48:17‐19; Sal 1:1‐4 & 6; Mt 11:16‐19
Sábado Zac 2:14‐17; Jdt 13:18‐19; Le 1:26‐38
Domingo Sof 3:14‐18; Is 12:2‐6; Fil 4:4‐7; Le 3:10‐18
Altar Servers
E. Ministros
6:30 p.m.
Norma Miranda
Pam Zemanek
Mike Zemanek
Ismael Miranda
Betty Johnson
Sarah Stockman
Henry Dawes
Benjamin Miranda
Ed Ringering
Forest Plunk
Charlene Martinez
Jim Duvall
Jim Lummus
December 8th, 8:00 p.m. Inmaculada Concepcion de la Santisima Virgen Maria
Martina Miranda
Rosario Martinez
Osmar Madrid
Christian Aguilar
Cecilia Losoya
Perfecto Martinez
Thomas Short
Alexis Salazar
Lupita Machado
Ricardo Grajeda
Joseline Madrid
Javier Gonzalez
Noel Hernandez
Ernestina Tarango
December 12th, Saturday 5:30 p.m. Mass
Dan Morrison
Joe Martinez
Chris Johnson
Ailene Cabrales
Doretta Gerber
both readings
Mike Dunigan
Eric Cabrales
Kenny Gerber
December 12th, 7:30 p.m. OUR LADY OF GUADLUPE
Jorge Brito
Violeta Moreno
Maria Brito
Maria Rivera
December 13th, Sunday 9:30 a.m. Mass
Brad Hadley
Sherrie Nicolet
Dee Gill
Mark McVay
Veronica Arreola
Jack Albracht
Javier Sanchez
Lori Walling
Norma Miranda
December 13th, Sunday 12:00 p.m. Spanish Mass
Lupita Machado
Rosario Martinez
Rogerio Recendiz
Bertha Arreola
Perfecto Martinez
Arcadio Rivera
Cristina Hernandez
Thomas Short
Jesus Santacruz
Cristobal Madrid
Esmeralda Madrid
Joseline Madrid
Katya Madrid
Veronica Davis
Roscio Garcia
Judge Rojas
Alexandra Resendez
Sergio Resendez
Rodrigo Tarango
Gabriela Lopez