This Week

29th Sunday Of Ordinary Time : October 19, 2014

October 2014Time to Finish ABCD Pledges

Although we have, as a community, reached our 2014 annual goal for the Archbishop’s Charities and Development appeal, there are still some $69,000 worth of pledges that have not yet been completed.

As you may know, everything that is collected over and above the required goal is scheduled to come back to the parish. Here at Little Flower, we have already budgeted for the total pledges, and anticipate, as well as need, all the pledges to be complete.

Thank you for helping us bring ABCD 2014 to a successful conclusion.

October 12Religious Ed First Communion Program

The first-year students in our Religious Ed First Communion program joined Fr. Davis in the sanctuary for the homily as part of their Commitment Mass on Sunday, Oct 12th. Let us keep these families in our prayers and journey together with them over the next two years as they prepare to receive our Lord in the Eucharist!

October 21Holy Hour

Our monthly oppotunity to experience and enjoy adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Solemn Benediction will be on Tuesday, October 21st at 7:00 pm.

Join us as we soak up the graces of spending time with our Eucharistic Lord in adoration, reflection, and prayer. A community reception will follow in Comber Hall.

October 26Join us for Breakfast

The Knights of Columbus and the Respect Life Ministry would like you to JOIN US for breakfast after morning masses in a celebration of life.

Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 8:00 am - Noon
Place: Comber Hall
Cost: $10 per Adult, $5per Child

October 2014Youth Ministry

The Junior High Youth Group will be Gathering again This week on Monday, October 20th At 7 pm in Comber Hall. Join Us as we continue exploring the corporal works of mercy!

On Monday, November 3rd, We will have our next Movie Night and We’ll be watching “God’s not Dead.”

October 2014New Restrooms at Comber Hall

Construction will soon begin to completely replace the first floor restrooms in our historic Comber Hall. As you may have heard, the floor collapsed in the men’s restroom, due to many years of water leakage and damage.

When the ladies’ restroom was concurrently evaluated, it was determined that a similar scenario could be averted with the replacement of the women’s restroom as well.

As such, within a month, the newly replaced and designed restrooms will be open again for public use. Insurance is covering all but a $5,000 deductible. If anyone can help underwrite this, it would be greatly appreciated. See Jorge Perez, our Director of Advancement.

October 25The New Confessionals Are Ready

Ready for use on Saturday, October 25, our newly renovated confessionals are now available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Many new features, enhancements, and comforts are part of the new configuration. Among them, there will now only be ONE ENTRANCE for the people’s use.

It is the door that is marked “ENTER.” When the green light is illuminated, it means that the confessional is available for the next person to enter. Anonymity will be the norm, unless you request a more personal experience. In that instance, you merely need to mention to the priest that you wish the eye-to-eye feature. A screen will then electronically be raised for the more personal dimension and according to your spiritual preference.

Thanks to all who have generously donated to this important cause. We still have need of approximately $20,000 in donations and sponsorships. If you can help us bring the project to completion, it would be greatly appreciated. Checks can be issued to the Church of the Little Flower. Put an indication on the memo section of the check “confessional project” and get it to the attention of Father Davis. May our new confessionals help as to pray better as we approach the throne of the Lord’s mercy.

October 2014Memorial Bricks Available!

Ground breaking for the grotto in honor of Saint Therese, the Little Flower, near the entrance of the church office building, will take place in the Spring.

The entire project, which will include a memorial brick patio, will be done in time for the 90th anniversary celebration in 2016. There are now ample opportunities to purchase bricks and have them inscribed with your name, or that of loved ones, as we prepare to break ground and install the new brick patio and grotto.

Memorialized bricks are now available for a donation of $125. For more information, contact Mark Landia at the Information Booth or the Communications Office.

Oct. 15 - Dec. 3Meeting Schedules

Our Parish Council meetings (always at 7:30 pm in Comber Hall) will be on October 15th and December 3rd.

Our Finance Council meetings (in the second floor Executive Meeting Room in the parish office at 8:45 am) will take place on the 11th of September, the 13th of November, and the 15th of January.

OTHER NEWS
October 2014 Sacred Steps: Sacramental Celebrations at Church of the Little Flower

Congratulations to our Newly Baptized:
• Annabelle Lacanti,
• Dominic Salas,
• Sebastian Gabriel Allen,
• Mattia Hernandez,
• Samantha Marie Lorente.

Congratulations and God's Blessings to Those Joined in Holy Matrimony:
• Vincent Amelio & Allie Stewart,
• Bernard J. Pino & Courtney B. Sauer,
• Paul McClain & Vivian M. Torres.

Rest in Peace. We Pray for Those Who Have Entered Eternity:
• Aldo L. Fernandez,
• Francisco Roberto Ramos.