This Week

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time : July 27, 2014

July 28 - Aug 14Temporary Suspension of The 6:15 am Mass

As previously announced, there will be a brief window of time this summer (due to personnel limitations) when we will temporarily reduce our daily Mass schedule from three to two Masses per day.

As such, there will be No 6:15 am Mass from July 28th thru August 14th. The 6:15am will resume on the Solemnity of the Assumption, August 15th.

July 2014From the Office of Religious Education

Registration and Re-registration for Religious Education classes is open! Returning families should have received a letter with the re-registration form in the mail this past week. New families are invited to join us as well! Registration forms are also available online, at the information booth or at the parish office.

COTLF's Religious Education Program offers yearly catechesis from Kindergarten through 8th grade as well as 2-year Sacramental Preparation courses for First Communion (beginning as early as 1st Grade) and Confirmation (beginning as early as 7th Grade). Baptismal Preparation classes for children are also available. The yearly registration fee is $145 for the first child and discounts are available for additional children being enrolled.

For more information on how the Office of Religious Education can be of service to you, please contact Jorge Santibáñez at the Parish Office. We look forward to welcoming you for another joyful year of faith formation!

July 2014COTLF Charities

Help us help those in need!

All donations made to the Poor Box, located next to the main doors of the Church, are set aside for the work of COTLF Charities, which helps parishioners and local residents in need with one-time, short-term emergency assistance.

Donations of food and/or clothing can also be dropped off at the bins in the vestibule each weekend, to be collected by St. John Bosco Parish each Monday.

July 2014Guidelines For The Reception Of Communion

For Catholics: As Catholics, we fully participate in the celebration of the Eucharist when we receive Holy Communion. We are encouraged to receive Communion devoutly and frequently. In order to be properly disposed to receive Communion, participants should not be conscious of grave sin and normally should have fasted for one hour. A person who is conscious of grave sin is not to receive the Body and Blood of the Lord without prior sacramental confession except for a grave reason where there is no opportunity for confession. In this case, the person is to be mindful of the obligation to make an act of perfect contrition, including the intention of confessing as soon as possible (canon 916). A frequent reception of the Sacrament of Penance is encouraged for all.

For our fellow Christians: We welcome our fellow Christians to this celebration of the Eucharist as our brothers and sisters. We pray that our common baptism and the action of the Holy Spirit in this Eucharist will draw us closer to one another and begin to dispel the sad divisions which separate us. We pray that these will lessen and finally disappear, in keeping with Christ's prayer for us "that they may all be one"
(Jn 17:21).

Because Catholics believe that the celebration of the Eucharist is a sign of the reality of the oneness of faith, life, and worship, members of those churches with whom we are not yet fully united are ordinarily not admitted to Holy Communion. Eucharistic sharing in exceptional circumstances by other Christians requires permission according to the directives of the diocesan bishop and the provisions of canon law (canon 844 §4). Members of the Orthodox Churches, the Assyrian Church of the East, and the Polish National Catholic Church are urged to respect the discipline of their own Churches. According to Roman Catholic discipline, the Code of Canon Law does not object to the reception of Communion by Christians of these Churches
(canon 844 §3).

For those not receiving Holy Communion: All who are not receiving Holy Communion are encouraged to express in their hearts a prayerful desire for unity with the Lord Jesus and with one another. Those not receiving Holy Communion are asked to remain in the pews.

Jan 2015 Welcome The New Year 2015 In Italy Plan Now!

Father Davis welcomes interested travelers to join him on a pilgrimage to beautiful Italy the week after Christmas. A journey into history, art, faith, and the heart of the Catholic tradition will serve as the hallmarks of the trip. Stops in Assisi, Florence, Orvieto, Rome, Monte Cassino, and Vatican City are on the docket.

Attendance at a papal audience as well as the welcome of the New Year in the Piazza Navona will be part of the experience too. For a free color brochure and more information, please contact Mark Landia at the parish office or at the Information Booth after the weekend Masses.

July 2014Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions For The Month Of July

Sports: That sports may always be occasions of human fraternity and growth.

Lay Missionaries: That the Holy Spirit may support the work of the laity who proclaim the Gospel in the poorest countries.

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

Congratulations to our Newly Baptized::
Juliette Elizabeth Giardina,
• Paulina Fernanda Gomez Vernaza,
• Juliana Olivia Lara,
• Sofia Marie Morales,
• Mila Sofia Quesada,
• Sofia Isabel Porras,
• Lucia Sosin,
• Colette Del Valle,
• Carolina Isabel Isteban,
• Dylan Finn Davis,
• Bree Ann Davis

Rest in Peace. We Pray for Those Who Have Entered Eternity:
• Jeanne O'Dowd