Young Believers - The Church of the Nativity
Photographs by Charlene Dorman
210 Oak Grove Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025
tel: (650) 323-7914
fax: (650) 323-3231
The Church of the Nativity
Sundays 08:00, 09:30, 11:30 AM and 05:00 PM
Saturdays 08:00 AM and 05:00 PM (Vigil)
Weekdays 07:30 AM and 05:30 PM
Holy Days 07:30 AM, 05:30 and 07:30 PM
BAPTISMS 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of the month
(contact rectory 2 months in advance)
Rev. Msgr. Steven D. Otellini
Rev. John Mary Chung
Rev. Clement Davenport
Rev. Mr. Dominick Peloso
Rev. Mr. Thomas Kelly
Rev. Kevin Gaffey
Rev. Paul Maillet, S.S.
Rev. Gladstone Stevens, S.S.
WEDDINGS Saturdays 11:00 AM and 02:00 PM
(contact rectory at least 6 months in advance)
SCHOOL OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Mrs. Monica Hickam • (650) 804-2390
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Saturdays 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Opus Dei priest)
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM (parish priest)
(also by appointment)
24-hour Eucharistic Adoration
The Sixth Sunday
If you keep free of these, you will be doing
what is right.
Acts 15: 1-2, 22-29
May God have pity on us and bless us; may
He let His face shine upon us.
Its temple is the Lord God almighty and the
05 May 2013
“The city had no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for
the glory of God gave it light, and its lamp was the Lamb.”
Revelation 21: 23
Revelation 21: 10-14, 22-23
“Do not let your hearts be troubled or
John 14: 23-29
SCHEDULE OF MASSES
WEEK OF 05 - 11 MAY
SAT 05:00 PM Priest’s intentions
MON 07:30 AM † John Gertridge
05:30 PM † Marie Cornely
TUE 07:30 AM Suzanne Lieb
05:30 PM † Barbara Cox
WED 07:30 AM Benefactors of the parish
05:30 PM † Raimonda Bartolini
THU 07:30 AM † Tina Macioce
05:30 PM † Frank Chandler
FRI 07:30 AM † Fr. William Quinn
05:30 PM † Marie Charkins
SAT 08:00 AM † Imelda Pinckney;
Please pray for those in need of physical or spiritual healing
SPECIAL COLLECTION: MISSION IN BALASORE
This weekend Father Kuriakosa Mambrakatt, from the Diocese of Balasore, India will be here to speak at all Masses as part
of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith’s Mission Cooperation Plan. Until 1990 the Diocese of Balasore was part of
the Archdiocese on Calcutta. The estimated population of this
diocese is 8.5 million people; one third of the people are under
the age of 30. The Catholic population is approximately 30,000.
Almost seventy percent of the population is socially and economically disadvantaged. Catholics in this diocese also face harassment form Hindu fundamentalists martyring Fr. Arul Doss and
lay missionary Graham Stains and his two children. The blood of
these martyrs has increased the enthusiasm among the priest and
Checks for all special collections should be made out to the
Church of the Nativity. In the memo line write the appropriate
reference for your donation, for example: Mission Cooperation
10:00 AM 12:00 PM
02:00 PM 04:00 PM
Holy Hour for Priests
Cenacles of Life Rosary
Perpetual Help Novena
Men’s Prayer Group
(Opus Dei priest)
Legion of Mary
Bible Study: The Creed
Bible Study: The Creed
Opus Dei Women’s Group
The Thursday Group
ICF Dinner and Meeting
Nativity Moms’ Group
Got Love? for Men
There will be a second collection at all Masses
this week for the Mission Cooperation Plan.
Annual Appeal Progress:
2013 Appeal Goal:
Saints and Observances
SOLEMNITY, FEAST, MEMORIAL • OPTIONAL MEMORIAL • OTHER
09 MAY (Thursday):
THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD
Most provinces and dioceses in the United
States celebrate the Ascension on Sunday, 12
May 2013. The Holy Day of Obligation is thus
deferred and observed on Sunday.
“While He was blessing them, He left them and
was taken up into heaven.” Luke 24: 51
Why not observe this Holy Day and
attend Mass on Thursday, too?
10 MAY (Friday):
SAINT DAMIEN JOSEPH DE VEUSTER, Priest
Joseph entered the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus
and Mary. In 1873, he went to the Hawaiian government’s leper
colony on the island of Molokai, set up seven years earlier. Part of
a team of four chaplains taking that assignment for three months
each year, Damien soon volunteered to remain permanently, caring
for the people’s physical, medical and spiritual needs. In time, he
became their most effective advocate to obtain promised government support. Damien contracted Hansen’s disease (leprosy) and
died of its complications.
Ministry and Group News
NATIVITY BLOOD DRIVE
Sunday, 12 May 2013 is our next Nativity Blood Drive. Make
your appointment on-line (https://www.sbcdonor.
org/index.cfm) or call Sebastian Trucios at 650/888-5442.
NATIVITY MOMS GROUP
All moms are invited to join the Nativity Moms’ Group. Our
next meeting will be Friday, 10 May 2013 from 09:30-11:00 AM
in the O’Hare Center. Come meet other moms, share the joys
and challenges of motherhood, and pray a rosary for our families!
Refreshments will be provided. If you have little ones at home,
please bring them along. Contact Christine Semler at 650/5944637 for more information.
On Monday, 13 May 2013, we will begin our annual celebration of the Blessed Mother’s apparition at Fatima, Portugal. We will have a Mass at
07:00 PM, followed by a talk on the message of
Fatima, rosary candlelight procession around the
church grounds, and healing Benediction. Please
join us and bring your family. For questions, contact Deacon
Dominick Peloso at 650/269-6279.
Five weeks and counting until the biggest carnival
in the San Francisco Archdiocese rolls into town.
We trust that you’ve marked your calendars for
the weekend of 07-09 June 2013 and plan on
joining us for some family fun, but if you’re itching to get more
deeply involved we can always use enthusiastic volunteers. If
you’d like to volunteer a few hours please go to: nativity.
ivolunteer.com/carnival_2013. Don’t be shy, this is a
simple way to get involved. The only skill required is a desire to
have fun! Stop by after Mass and meet one of the carnival chairs
if you have questions. We’ll see you at the Carnival!
Pregnant? Need Help? Please contact
the Juan Diego Society (408/258-2008),
the Gabriel Project (800/910-0191) or
Community Pregnancy Center (650/964-8093).
NATIVITY CARNIVAL: SILENT AUCTION
The Silent Auction Committee is preparing for another fun and
festive Silent Auction to be held in Sobrato Pavilion during the
33rd Annual Nativity Carnival (07-09 June 2013)! Please pick
up an announcement flier and donation voucher in the back of the
church. We are looking for gift certificates to restaurants or stores,
sporting event tickets or sports items, gift basket contents, hotel
stays, just to name a few. For any questions, or if you would like
to help with this year’s Auction, please contact Steven Machado
[email protected] or 650/228-3086 (voicemail).
San Mateo Pro Life will meet on Thursday, 09 May 2013 at
07:30 PM in St.Gregory’s CATACOMBS! 138 28th Ave, San
Topics: PP in SSF campaign: Update on recent events and
discussion on next strategies to pursue.
San Mateo County Fair booth sign-ups: The Fair is 08-16 June
2013. A number of people have already signed up for the pro-life
booth. Don’t delay; sign up now!
For more info, phone Jessica at 650/572-1468.
Please come to visit our Lord during the week,
as the church is open 24x7 and He awaits you.
Also, everyone is encouraged to sign up for one
hour. This will ensure your weekly meeting with
Jesus. You may sign up for any hour. Please consider the following hours which currently have
no one assigned. Our Lord wishes to speak with
you, and you have much to say and ask of Him:
THU: 10:00 PM (Prayer Partner)
SAT: 11:00 AM
Please call 650/269-7794 for more information or to sign up.
You have never strayed too far for the Father’s forgiveness and grace.
OUR PARISH FAMILY
Please keep all of our newest members in your prayers,
as well as those who have preceded us to the Father.
• Chloe Michal Estefania, daughter of
Nicolas and Carolina Bernadi
• Christian Warren, son of
Jason Bostian and Erin Dougherty
MARRIAGES • Darren King and Carlyn Ster
• Sonja and Edmund Goedde
• Amanda Barry and Patrick O’Neal
• Emily Howell
• Patty Weeden
• Joe Nazzaro
• John Spiva
• Fr. William Quinn
MEMORIAL MASS: PATTY WEEDEN
A memorial Mass will be held for Patricia “Patty” Weeden on
Friday, 17 May 2013 at 10:00 AM.
Many of you may remember Alwin, the Stanford graduate student
from India who attended Mass at Nativity Church in 2005-2006.
While here he answered the call to the priestly vocation and
joined The Institute of the Incarnate Word on the East Coast. We
are happy to announce that he will be ordained on 31 May 2013.
If you wish to send him a congratulatory card, please address it to:
Alwin Anbu, I.V.E.
Institute of the Incarnate Word
Fulton Sheen House of Formation
5706 Sargent Road
Chillum, MD 20782
FATHER DAVENPORT (ADDRESS CORRECTION)
Fr. Davenport has moved to Nazareth House (245 Nova Albion
Way, San Rafael; 415/446-5518). This is a corrected address for
Nazareth House, plus Father’s direct phone line.
We are very happy to be welcoming soon to Nativity Fr. Greg
Haake, C.S.C. Fr. Greg has been living at St. Raymond’s
Parish for the last three years, and will be moving out as the
Dominican Fathers take over the parish. He has been studying
at Stanford to achieve his doctorate in French, and will
continue to do so while here at Nativity. Many
of you already know Father from his time at
St. Raymond’s. I know you will extend to him
the warm welcome Nativity has always been
Msgr Steven Otellini
MOTHERS DAY CARDS
Mothers Day is 12 May 2013! What could be a better gift to your
mother, wife, mother-in-law, grandmother, godmother, sister,
sister-in-law, aunt, daughter, or friend then to be remembered in a
novena of Masses in observance of Mother’s Day at the Church of
the Nativity? Mother’s Day Cards are available at the entrances to
the church. Put the name(s) of your loved ones who are mothers,
living or deceased, on the larger envelope and return it to the
parish office or put it into the collection. Send the card to your
favorite mother. These names will be placed on the altar during
May so that they will be remembered in a novena of Masses that
will be said in their honor.
SPECIAL COLLECTION NEXT WEEK
Next weekend is Catholic Charities CYO Sunday. This annual
second collection asks parishioners within the Archdiocese of San
Francisco to live their faith by generously supporting the good
work of Catholic Charities CYO. Your contributions directly
support programs and services that provide relief -- help us
change lives today.
In The Community
NATIVITY MOMS AND DADS OF YESTERYEAR
Renew past friendships and make new ones. Join the Nativity
Moms and Dads of Yesteryear at Harry’s Hofbrau, 1909 El
Camino Real, Redwood City, on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 at 06:00
PM. For information only call Bonnie Neylan at 650/322-8645.
FREE AFTER ABORTION
Eight-week post-abortion healing and Bible study group. Free.
Offered by First Resort. Starts Monday, 03 June 2013 once a
week in San Mateo at 06:45 PM. Contact Christine Watkins at
415/260-4406 or [email protected]
“GOT LOVE?” EVENT FOR MEN
Nativity is hosting a men’s event, “What It Is To Be A Man”,
on Friday, 10 May 2013 at 07:00 PM. Learn the truth about
authentic manhood. Back by popular demand, this talk was the
most popular at last year’s Got Love? conference. Open especially
to young adult, college, and high school men. Fathers and other
men welcome also. Info: Deacon Dominick Peloso, 650/2696279.
17-19 May 2013, Jesuit Retreat Center, Los Altos. The
Beginning Experience is a peer-facilitated ministry serving
the widowed, separated and divorced. The program, presented
over a weekend, helps those suffering the loss of a loved one;
take a step towards closure, find re-kindled hope and discover
the strength to let go and let God. The cost of the weekend is
$260, partial scholarships available. Contact John Ferreira at
650/692-4337 or [email protected]
THE HOLY FATHER’S
From the Holy See
Each month His Holiness asks for general and missionary
For May 2013, the Holy Father’s prayer intentions are:
Administrators of Justice
That administrators of justice may act always with integrity
and right conscience.
That seminaries, especially those of mission churches, may
form pastors after the Heart of Christ, fully dedicated to
proclaiming the Gospel.
Communicants & Confirmandi
Please pray for those who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday, 13 April 2013
Arabella Pauline Bayona
Kennya Olguin Puentes
Alienor de la Barre de Nanteuil
John Paul Killmond
Please pray for those who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday, 21 April 2013
administered by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone
Luis Giovanni Carrillo
William Joseph Hoy
Sarah Beth Johnson