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  • Dec. 15 2013

    Advent deserves our special focus for our joyful preparation and anticipation, al-

    though Christmas is the culmi- nation of the Season. “Simbang Gabi” has been observed at SJC as an Advent parish celebration for the past 6 years. The origin is a be- loved Catholic tradition in the Philippines. The mass includes special songs, a lantern offer- ing ritual, and a simple fellow- ship gathering. As in last year, Simbang Gabi is a wonderful collaboration of Saint Joseph of Cupertino Par- ish, St. Cyprian Parish, Resur- rection Parish, Queen of Apos- tles, and St. Simon Parish, in the truest Christian spirit of community and unity! The novena masses are spread among the participating par- ishes to complete the 9-day novena. Many churches in the diocese celebrate Simbang Gabi, but our partnership with other churches is unique and specially uplifting. St. Joseph of Cupertino will celebrate the first 2 nights, at the 5pm mass on Dec. 15, Sunday, and 7pm Dec. 16, Monday. Be a part of this beautiful Advent pilgrimage!

    Dec.15 (Sun.)St. Joseph of Cupertino 5:00PM 10110 N. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino Dec.16 (Mon.) St. Joseph of Cupertino 7:00PM 10110 N. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino Dec.17 (Tues.)St. Cyprian 6:30PM 1133 W. Washington Ave. Sunnyvale Dec.18 (Wed.)Resurrection Parish 5:30PM 725 Cascade Dr. Sunnyvale Dec.19(Thurs.)Resurrection Parish 5:30PM 725 Cascade Dr. Sunnyvale Dec.20(Fri. ) Queen of Apostles 6:30PM 4911 Moorpark Ave. San Jose Dec.21(Sat.) Queen of Apostles 5:00PM 4911 Moorpark Ave. San Jose Dec.22(Sun.) St. Simon 5:00PM 1840 Grant Rd. Los Altos Dec.23(Mon.)St. Simon 6:30PM 1840 Grant Rd. Los Altos Contact Mabel: 408-395 -1306, for SJC. Please call the other churches’ parish office for contact information.

    St. Joseph of Cupertino Parish 2013 Christmas Schedule

    Christmas Eve

    Tuesday, December 24 No morning mass or confessions

    Masses: 5 (church and hall), 8 & 10 P.M. The 5 P.M. mass in the church will have a special

    focus on children.

    Christmas Day Wednesday, December 25 Masses: 8, 9:30, & 11 A.M.

    No mass at 5 P.M.

    Feast of the Holy Family December 28-29

    Regular weekend mass schedule

    New Year's Day (Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God)

    Wednesday, January 1, 2014 Mass at 10 A.M. only

    This day is not a holy day of obligation this year.

    St. Joseph of Cupertino Christmas Eve Mass with Focus on Children

    The Christmas Eve mass in the church on Tuesday, De- cember 24th at 5:00pm is a mass with focus on Children. There are many ways for your child to participate in this

    mass. If your child would like to participate, please let us know. Need more information? Contact Tam Tran at 252-7653x60/ Candleholders: 3rd grade and up Gospel Nativity roles: Kinder up to 4th grade (Angels, Shepherds, and Sheep)

    Alviso Christmas Outreach: Thank you very much to the Catechetical families who brought in their gifts for the Alviso families. Thank you for your

    kindness and generosity. Gifts will be delivered on Thurs- day, Dec. 19. There are NO CATECHETICAL CLASSES on Dec. 22, Dec. 25, Dec. 29, and Jan. 1. Classes will resume on Jan. 5 and Jan. 8.

    Christmas Poinsettias For Our Church Would you like to make a gift of a poinsettia in memory of a loved one or to honor someone special? If so, we will purchase and place a poinsettia in our sanctuary at Christ- mastime. Special envelopes are located on the table in the vestibule of the church, outside the chapel door or at the

    parish office. A list of names will be published in our parish bulletin at a later date.

    FROM THE SOCIAL JUSTICE MINISTRY The center of the Church’s social teaching is the life, dignity and rights of every human person. Recognizing that the pursuit of social ministry is an essential part of what makes a parish Catholic, we commit ourselves to concrete works of charity, justice and peacemaking. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - As we approach the holy season in which Jesus, Mary and Jo- seph were refugees, let us reflect on our Catholic Social Teach- ing on migration. “The call to solidarity is also a call to promote the effective recognition of the rights of immigrants and to overcome all discrimination based on race, culture or religion.” (Welcoming the Stronger Among Us: Unity in Diversity, U.S. Bishops, 2000)

  • Dec. 15, 2013




    Read: Isaiah 7:10-14; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-24

    Question for Adults? Whom do you find difficult to welcome into your life?

    What can you do to help overcome that? Question for Children:

    What could you do this week to make someone feel wel- come?


    RENOVATION AND BAPTISMAL FONT! (The cost has increased due to unforeseen obstacles!!!)

    Prayer We thank you oh Lord our God, King of the Universe for

    sending us your Son, Jesus. Amen

    THE CATHOLIC CHURCH INVITES YOU TO COME & SEE: Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? Are you baptized in another Christian tradition or baptized Catholic, but without formal reli- gious education? Our RCIA sessions are held on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Community Center. For more informa- tion, please call Janice LaMotte at (408) 252-7653 ext. 30

    (If you are interested in any of the offerings below, please contact Janice LaMotte in the parish office, 252-7653 ext. 30)



    DEC. 15-16 SIMBANG GABI 5 P.M. MASS , SUNDAY, 7 P.M. MASS MONDAY RECEPTION FOLLOWS. Come & join this special Novena in preparation for Christmas.



    We “kicked off” our school’s Annual L.I.F.E. Development Drive in early November, and we have already re-

    ceived almost $40,000 in donations! We are so grateful for your generosity, which inspires us each day. We

    strive each day to be the kind of community that makes you proud to call us your parish school.

    If you find yourself in a position to support our efforts, we would be most grateful. God Bless you! 

    If you have not received a copy of the mailing or have any questions, contact the school office (408) 252-6441 or

    Save the Date! The St. Joseph of Cupertino

    Preschool Information Night is Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 7p.m.

    Come see the preschool and meet the staff. Contact the Preschool Director Jean Wilson at

    (408) 252-9778 if you have any questions, or go to the website:

    Our Pastoral Associate, Janice LaMotte, is in need of a new or slightly used computer for the office. Her computer was infected with a serious virus. Please call the parish office if you or someone you know can help financially. (408) 252-7653x30. Thanks so much!

    QUESTION OF THE WEEK: When does the Christmas season end?

    The St. Joseph of Cupertino School

    Community thanks you for the many blessings you have bestowed on us this year and joyfully wishes you a

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  • Dec. 15, 2013

    Stewardship at St. Joseph of Cupertino

    PLEASE PRAY FOR All victims of war & terrorism, All serving our coun-

    try in the military, PEACE, and our relatives and friends

    READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Nm 24:2-7, 15-17a; Ps 25:4-5ab, 6, 7bc-9; Mt 21:23-27 Tuesday: Gn 49:2, 8-10; Ps 72:1-4ab, 7-8, 17; Mt 1:1-17 Wednesday: Jer 23:5-8; Ps 72:1-2, 12-13, 18-19; Mt 1:18-25 Thursday: Jgs 13:2-7, 24-25a; Ps 71:3-4a, 5-6ab, 16-17; Lk 1:5-25 Friday: Is 7:10-14; Ps 24:1-4ab, 5-6; Lk 1:26-38 Saturday: Sg 2:8-14 or Zep 3:14-18a; Ps 33:2-3, 11-12, 20-21; Lk 1:39-45 Sunday: Is 7:10-14; Ps 24:1-6; Rom 1:1-7; Mt 1:18-24

    Dec. 14 5:00 PM Lew Viray (+) Dec. 15 8:00 AM Ming Ming Tse (+) 9:30 AM Massimo Vaccaro (+) 11:00 AM Sakti Widjojo (L) 5:00 PM David Anthony Von Hatten (+) Dec. 16 8:30 AM Mike Biskupski (+) Dec. 17 8:30 AM Jeff & Jennifer Amburn (L) Dec. 18 8:30 AM Mely Munar (L)

    Dec. 20 8:30 AM Rich, Bella & Craig Kawashima (L) Dec. 21 8:30 AM Rosario Diolata (+) 5:00 PM In Thanksgiving Dec. 22 8:00 AM In Thanksgiving 9:30 AM Bill Egan (+) 11:00 AM Albert Saenz (+) 5:00 PM Wan Lan Agnes Lee (L)

    Dec. 19 8:30 AM Pestana Family

    Mass Intentions for the Week

    Stewardship at St. Joseph of Cupertino Each of us has his or her own role to play in the coming of the king- dom of God. John the Baptist was called to be the herald of the Mes- siah, preparing the way of the Lord. To what is the Lord calling me?

    Stewardship Prayer Rev. Gregory Kimm, 2009 God rich in kindness and generous in love, You call us to be your people, a church, a community of faith. You have entrusted St. Joseph of Cupertino Parish to our care. Help us to be good stewards, always worthy of your trust. As you are attentive to the needs of each of us, Enable us to be attentive to the nee