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PARISH OFFICE: (310) 474-1216

Pentecost Sunday
May 23, 2010
[I]n one Spirit we were all baptized into one body.
-- 1 Corinthians 12:13a


10425 W. Pico Blvd. Saturday: 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Phone: (310) 474-1216 First Friday: Before 7:30 a.m. Mass PLEASE CALL THE RECTORY
Iselda E. Richmond, Principal Saturday Vigil: 5:30 p.m. Monday following 7:30 a.m. Mass, Miraculous
10479 W. Pico Blvd Sunday Masses: 7:30, 9:00, 10:30, 12:00 p.m. Medal Novena. 1st Friday After 7:30 a.m. Mass.
Daily Masses: 7:30 a.m.
Phone: (310) 474-1811 Holy Day Masses: Vigil: 5:30 p.m., 7:30 a.m.,
First Saturday of the month following 7:30 a.m.
WWW.STTIMOTHY.ORG Mass, Our Lady of Fatima, and Every Monday
12:10 p.m.
7:15 p.m. Legion of Mary.
May 23, 2010 St. Timothy
Spirit of Jesus, RCIA [Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults]
poured out in flames of fire upon Are you interested in becoming Catholic? Are you missing
your disciples on the day of Pente- certain Sacraments? Would you like more knowledge of
cost, we pray to you: the Church and its teachings? Please call Deborah at the
Set afire the hearts of your faithful Rectory (310) 474-1216 or her cell (310) 871-9022.
so that they will announce
in all the languages of the world
the wonders of the salvation of Do you like to sing? Share your talent with
God. your community.
--From Come, Lord Jesus by Lucien Join the St. Timothy Choir! Rehearsals are: Thurs-
day evening from 7:15 – 9:00 p.m. , we sing at
our 10:30 a.m. Mass Sundays. Come be part of this uplifting ministry.
For more information, please contact Dana Howell or Elisabeth
Maza, please call the parish offices for their information or e-mail

Sunday, May 23rd: 7:30 Betty Mason (D) Our Sincere Gratitude
9:00 Soledad Reynoso (D) Thanks to all the parents and
10:30 For Parishioners of STC catechists for making our First
12:00 Emperatiz LaCotera (D) Communion liturgy, preparations, retreat and rehearsal
Monday, May 24th: 7:30 Diane Bambrick (D) a success this year, especially:
Tuesday, May 25th: 7:30 Katherinne Rausenberg (D)
Elisa Ditman for the program design and printing, Kari
Wednesday, May 26th: 7:30 Jim Bambrick (D)
Thursday, May 27th: 7:30 Obdulia P. De Mery (D) Garcia for organizing the music folders and making ar-
Friday, May 28th: 7:30 Matt Bambrick (D) rangement with the photographer, Jennifer Madariaga
Saturday, May 29th: 5:30 Patsy Kirby (D) and Kealy Boychuk for the retreat potluck, Vivian Servin
Sunday, May 30th: 9:00 Young Hein (D) for the printing of the certificates, Brenda Cones for Sac
10:30 For Parishioners of STC 1, the first year of our sacrament program, Katherine
12:00 Ruth Blywise (D)
Gibbons and Anna Radich for Sac 2, Steve Arce, Frankie
St. Timothy's Women's Club Luncheon and Tom Bellizia and 2nd grade teacher Belinda
Join us on Wednesday May 26th for tea and Rodriquez for all the preparations, retreat and re-
a tour of the Huntington Gardens. The bus hearsal, music director Dana Howell and Maria Vargas
will leave the Cheviot Hills Recreation Center for the music selection.
promptly at 10:45 a.m. Please call Margaret
Svoboda at 310-204-3992 or Anne Bryant at
310-277-0753 for reservations. Volunteers needed in our Religious Education
Today’s Readings
Be a teacher and help to spread the Gospel and
First Reading -- Filled with the Holy Spirit, the apostles begin to share our faith with our children! We need cate-
speak in tongues (Acts 2:1-11).
Psalm -- Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face chists to teach preschool to teenagers in our Reli-
of the earth (Psalm 104). gious Education programs. Please call Deborah
Second Reading -- In one Spirit we are baptized into one body at the rectory or her cell at 310-871-9022.
and given to drink of one Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13) or
Romans 8:8-17.
Gospel -- Jesus Christ appears to the disciples and sends them Did You Know?
on their mission with the power to forgive or retain sins through Helpful Tips for Childproofing Your Home
the Holy Spirit (John 20:19-23) or John 14:15-16, 23b-26. Though we often think of babies and toddlers
when we hear the words "babyproofing" or
Confirmation Ceremony at Good "childproofing," unintentional injury is the lead-
ing cause of death in kids 14 years old and un-
Shepherd Parish
der, with more than a third of these injuries happening at
You are invited to join our combined home. Have you removed the rubber tips from all doorstops?
ceremony for our teenage and adult Have you checked that all used or hand-me-down baby equip-
candidates who will be receiving the ment hasn’t been recalled? For helpful checklists on how to
Sacrament of Confirmation. The cere- make your home safer for your young children, please visit:
mony will be held at the Good Shep- and click on “First Aid & Safety.”
herd Parish in Beverly Hills on May 29th at 10:30 AM. For particular help, you may call Assistance Ministry at (213)
Bishop Clark will be the celebrant. 637-7650.
created everything and those of us who stay in God
through the Holy Spirit have nothing to worry about.
Just as next weekend we will celebrate Me- Those evil phenomena can never touch or harm us.
morial Day, so this weekend our Church is celebrat- The way of God and the Holy Spirit is the way of
ing Pentecost. It is the occasion to remember, peace, joy, self-discipline, forgiveness, goodness,
celebrate, and proclaim the gift of the Holy Spirit, the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit. The other way
also known as the third Person of the Holy Trinity. is the way of darkness, evil, and fear. Dante por-
Some refer to the Holy Spirit as our best-kept se- trays it rather dramatically in “The Divine Comedy.”
cret because we don’t always claim and recall this We thank God for his presence and action in our
gift, this presence that Jesus (and the Father) gave lives in and through the Holy Spirit that we received
(and gives) to us. One of the possible readings for at Baptism and Confirmation. We are invited to do
this Solemnity refers to fire and wind as symbols our part to communicate or pray to the Holy Spirit
and manifestations of the presence of the Holy so that we can be guided to do God’s will.
Spirit. We received the Holy Spirit when we were
baptized and a further dose, so to speak, of the
Spirit when we were Confirmed. It is helpful to re-
call these events in the life of the early church and
in our own lives so that we do not forget where we
Fr. Paul E. Vigil
have come from, where we are going (or should be
going) and how to get there. On the other hand,
Sunday: Pentecost Sunday
we know that the Holy Spirit is not like a pill that Monday: Eighth Week in Ordinary Time;
we can take (if it were only so easy!) so that we Victoria Day (Canada)
are living in the Holy Spirit. Rather, the Holy Spirit Tuesday: St. Bede the Venerable; St. Gregory VII;
is that part of God that appears to be invisible but St. Mary Magdalene de'Pazzi
at the same time initiates, motivates, guides, ef- Wednesday: St. Philip Neri
fects, protects, etc., individuals and groups to do Thursday: St. Augustine of Canterbury
God’s will which is to love God with all our heart,
mind, soul, and strength, and to love our neighbor
as ourselves. Since this commandment is not at all
easy to do we need the help of the Holy Spirit to do
it! Thinking about this celebration we are invited to Sunday, May 23rd:
pray to the Holy Spirit although it may seem easier Children’s Liturgy of the Word 9 am
to pray to Jesus and the Saints-which is a good Monday, May 24th:
thing too! But a possible lesson here is to remem- Legion of Mary 7:15 pm in the Rectory
Thursday, May 27th:
ber the gift and presence of God himself in the Holy
Choir practice 7:15 pm Music Room
Spirit. The Bible was inspired by the Holy Spirit; Friday, May 28th:
the Church is guided by the same Spirit. Perhaps Music Show 7pm in Parish Hall
we are already living with and in the Holy Spirit but Saturday, May 29th:
we don’t recall that fact. So here’s our friendly re- 4pm Girl Scouts Meeting in Chapter Room
Sunday, May 30th:
minder: it would be impossible to even think about Children’s Liturgy of the Word 9 am
God without the action of the Holy Spirit somehow
inspiring us. In contrast to the goodness of the
Holy Spirit just think about some of those scary
May 30, 2010
movies like the Exorcist and horror films. There’s Lectors Communion Ministers
quite a market for horror films that portray preter- 5:30- Halls 5:30- Martner; Rooney;
natural phenomenon and horrible things. Those Lingard
kind of dark and terrible things are the opposite of 7:30- Reyes 7:30- Owen; Aclan; Recto
the Holy Spirit and God and the Angels and Saints. 9:00- Masciale; Schrillo 9:00- Rowe; Bryant; Dixon;
Yes, those dark things exist but they are all fallen Saucedo; Morrison
away from God; or another way of saying that is 10:30- Echeverry; 10:30- Ermert; Svobodas;
that there is an absence of God where these evil Harrington Gerski; Page
activities are sought. Yes they exist but God - 12:00– Simmons 12:00– Leyva; Pair; Gallant