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COLUMBA CATHOLIC CHURCH September 2, 2012 Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Saturday, September 8th
Take time from your busy schedule for a few precious minutes of quiet conversation with Our Lord. Adoration is in the Daily Chapel, 8:30 am3:30 pm. There is a sign up book available if you wish to attend at a specific time.

Pastors Corner ~
All three readings this Sunday give one and the same message: following the commandments of God and putting His word into action. They describe what true religion is, and true religion is one that is pure and undefiled before God. Moses reminded the Israelites that observing the commandments of God is a sure mark of an intelligent and great nation. St. James encourages Christians to be doers and not just hearers of the word of God and teaches that true religion is keeping away from sin while showing love to others. Jesus rebuked the hypocrisy of the Pharisees and scribes who follow external observances of the law and human traditions but forgetting the most essential element of the law which is Love. Through all generations God wanted that those who believe in Him should show their faith by their fear of offending God through sin and by revealing this God of love who is invisible through visible acts of love for others. Religion is not a set of doctrines to be memorized, but a Person whose principles and values are to be embraced. Christian religion means being connected to a loving God and making Him known through avoidance of sin and the spreading of love.

Considering becoming a Catholic? Want to return to the Faith? Sessions for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults begin on Sunday, September 9th, at 10:30 a.m. in the Ministry Center. We welcome you! Call us now: Deacon Bill, 619-818-0972 or Mike Conroy, 858-278-1507.

Free Concert
Saturday, September 8th, 7:30 p.m.
Join us for an evening of reflection and songs in honor of the Blessed Mothers birthday. Music will be by Donna Lee, accompanied by Hans Becker and other musicians and singers. Meditations on Mary by Fr. Mario Elias. Free will offering.


The month of September marks the beginning of Catholic school year and religious education in the parish. The Catholic school, RCIA program, religious education classes and Confirmation classes are some of the Churchs tools and arms to pass on the faith to the young and old. Let us continue supporting our Catholic and religious education through our prayers, financial donations, sharing of voluntary time and talents for the education in faith of our parishioners. This will show that we are truly united as one community in our journey of faith and life.

Mass Intentions for the Week

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3Labor Day 7:00 amME Ricardo F. Pestao, Sr. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 7:00 amME Donors Intention WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 7:00 amME Leon Catindig THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 7:00 amME Bill & Lucille Bertsch FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 7:00 amME Mike DeMers SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 8:00 amME Intentions of Karen Iverson 5:30 pmME Lorraine Wahl SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 7:30 amME Int. of James & Mildred Ball 9:30 amME Lulu Pestao 11:00 amRK Bibiana DeMayo 5:30 pmEC People of the Parish AA-Fr. Abraham Ahn, EC-Fr. Edward Corcoran, ME-Fr. Mario Elias, RK-Fr. Rex Kintanar

Labor Day Holiday

In observance of the Labor Day holiday this Monday, September 3rd, the Rectory will be closed all day. There will be one Mass at 7:00 a.m. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Online Giving
Donate through our parish web site at: Or you may access the site through our blog at:



An outdoor labyrinth is available on the front portion of the grounds of Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 2696 Melbourne Drive. It is available to the community on a 24/7 basis. Following the path while engaged in meditation or prayer is meaningful to many people. For any questions, call 858-277-6572.

~ School News ~
You can help us do some fundraising without spending anything. Go to and click on the Give with Target icon. Log in to your Facebook account, then enter zip code 92123 and vote for St. Columba School. Remember to vote once per week for the next five weeks. We have set a goal of $1,000 to be raised in this giveaway. If our goal is reached by the end of the contest on 9/08/12, every student will get a free homework pass to be used in September.

Membership CoffeeSt. Vincent de Paul Ladies Guild invites you to attend their annual Membership Coffee on Monday, Sep. 10th, 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Church, 1945 Illion St., San Diego. Call Virginia LaMendola at 619-435-2108 for more information.

Back to School Nights...

Wed., September 5thGrades K-5, 6:30-8:00 pm Thurs., September 6thGrades 6-8, 6:30-8:00 pm

Buy Scrip After Mass...

You can now participate in an easy school fundraiser buy purchasing scrip cards in the parish hall after the 7:30 & 9:30 Masses. You can also place your order online at: Thank you for your support of this program!

Religious Education
To register call Robin Keator at (858) 277-3861. Please have available your childs Catholic baptismal certificate. Classes begin September 23rd ~ Pre-K (ages 3-4) & Kdgn: Sundays, 9:30-10:30 am Grades 1-8: Sundays, 10:45-12:00 pm Confirmation I & II: Tuesdays, 6:45-8:00 pm Fees ~ $55.00 - one child; $85.00 - two children; $110.00 for three or more in one family. Are you interested in volunteering to help in the religious education program? The only qualification you need to have is a love for Jesus and his children. Please think and pray about this. WE NEED YOUR GIFTS! Call Robin Keator for more information - (858) 277-3861.

Grief and Bereavement Support

No meeting on Monday, September 3rd because of the Labor Day holiday. It has been postponed until Monday, September 10th, 7:00 p.m. in the Ministry Center.

Annual Womens Retreat

October 12-24, 2012
All women are invited to the Annual Womens Retreat at El Carmelo Retreat House in Redlands, CA. The theme for this year is: Introduction to St. Teresa of Avila. For more information or to register, call Jeanette Allen at (858) 279-1509.

Please pray for the following who are ill, their families and those who care for them, especially:
Jordy Adamski, Gerda Albers, Meldina Almandrez, Ted Altman, Joe Bachmeier, Cliff Behrens, Sunny & Legaya Bernabe, Dorothy Byrne, Karen Caporale, Marivie Choi, Patricia Chuilli, Betty Conners, Marlena Daniels, Gary Davila, Peggy Dela Pea, Rita Doman, Bruce Elizondo, Cathy Embalsado, Joanne England, Donya Espiritu, Marlen Forbes, Mary Golden, Gaye Harkay, Edward Jardell, Sr., Emma Kim, Andy Le, Sue McGee, John McManus, Robert Medina, Vic Miranda, Debbie Oliver, Vilma & Veronica Ortega, Candida Perez, Isaias Refina, Virginia Reyes, Jane Riner, Gloria Riggs, Gloria Satterwhite, Evelyn Sefkow, Myrna Singca, Mary Taylor, Carmen Zuiga Villaseor, Michelle Wadlow, Christy Walton, Robert Whitworth, Brittany Wnek, and Ron Zeunges

Youth News
Thank you to all who visited the Youth Groups Used Book Sale last Sunday. It was a great day for them. They sold over 200 books. Thank you also to all the people who were so generous with their book donations. Without them this event would not have been possible.

Readings for the Week

Mon: Tues: Wed: Thurs: Fri: Sat: Sun: 1 Cor 2:1-5/Ps 119:97-102/Lk 4:16-30 1 Cor 2:10-16/Ps 145:8-14/Lk 4:31-37 1 Cor 3:1-9/Ps 33:12-15,20-21/Lk 4:38-44 1 Cor 3:18-23/Ps 24:1-6/Lk 5:1-11 1 Cor 4:1-5/Ps 37:3-6,27-28,39-40/Lk 5:33-39 Mi 5:1-4/Ps 13:6/Mt 1:1-16,18-23 Is 35:4-7/Ps 146:7-10/Jas 2:1-5/Mk 7:31-37