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A Message from Fathers Perez, Stretenovic, and Starbuck about Movies We hereby express to you our concern about two movies. They are "Novelle" and "The Golden Compass". Both of these movies are vehemently anti-Catholic and are being promoted with the intention of attacking our Catholic faith. We want you to know that no Catholic can attend either of these two movies with a clear conscience or in good faith. To do so would be morally sinful and would promote a cause inimical to our Catholic faith.
Yes, you are registered but Several times lately I have been faced with the difficulty of contacting parishioners whose names are in the database, but their phone numbers are not correct. Please be sure to update any changes to your phone number or address. - Father Starbuck
Distribution of Literature No publications or literature of any kind is to be left anywhere on church or school property.
Chapel Candles When lighting candles in the Chapel, use the butane lighters. Please DO NOT use matches.
Modesty in Church Out of respect for Our Lord, we beg all to appear in church modestly dressed. No shorts allowed. Ladies, heads must be covered; skirts must cover the knee; no slacks or pants, low cut or sleeveless tops. Your cooperation is evidence of your love for Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament and the House of God.
Holy Communion may be received only by Catholics believing themselves to be in the state of Sanctifying Grace. Those who are observing at least one hour fast prior to reception of the Sacrament. We are urged, however, to observe the fast from midnight, or at least 3 hours. While always welcome non-Catholics and those who do not accept the traditional teachings of the Church in matters of faith and morals, are NOT to receive Communion at this Mass.
Baptisms and Marriages By appointment. Contact Monsignor Perez.
Flower Fund Help decorate the altar by donating to the flower fund. Place your tax deductible contributions payable to the Padre Pio Academy of OLHC, or cash in the flower box envelop into the box (like a mail box) for Mass intentions, not in the collection basket.
Collection Please place cash (no coins) or check (payable to Monsignor Perez, OLHC, or Our Lady Help of Christian) in the collection basket. Save your canceled checks. Tax statements will be issued in January.
Mass Requests To request a Mass for someone or some intention, take a Mass intention envelope for the Mass intention holder on the South wall of the vestibule. Follow the instruction on the box. Make checks payable to Fr. Perez. Mass cards are available in the bookstore.
Bookstore The Chapel Bookstore is open after the Masses. Holy water, veils, missals, blessed oil and wine, bulletins, books, and many other religious articles are available.
Chapel Request No food or drink allowed. When the Blessed Sacrament is exposed, genuflect on 2 knees and bow. Otherwise, genuflect with the RIGHT knee touching the floor.
Any literature left in the bookstore for distribution must be approved by Fr. Perez.
The cleaning of the chapel takes place on Saturday between 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Please plan any chapel activities you have to take place after that time. The Altar Society is still in dire need of volunteers to help clean the chapel. They have flexible hours. Please let them know them know if you can help (even just for one hour) and when you are available. No experience necessary! They will train you.
Help Save God's Innocent Unborn Join us every Saturday after the 8:00 a.m. Mass at St. Boniface Church in Anaheim to pray the Glorious mysteries of the Rosary and the Joyful & Sorrowful at Planned Parenthood, 303 W. Lincoln Ave., Anaheim (just east of Harbor Blvd. on the north side of Lincoln) at 9:00 - 9:15 a.m. We very much need Spanish speaking persons to minister to those who come to this killing mill. Contact: Ken Fisher 714-491-2284 or Bill Hayes at 714-774-0342.
Lord, I love the Beauty of Thy House and the Place Where Thy Glory Dwells We say this prayer at every Mass. If you really mean what you pray, could you volunteer to help clean the Lord's house? Show up on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and join the faithful group that has been doing the cleaning for years. We will welcome you men, women, and teenagers. Even every other Saturday will help.
Thank you - The Altar Society.
Cell Phones Please do not bring your cellular telephones into the Chapel, or at least, shut off your phone. Do not leave it on vibrate mode.
Patronize our Parishioners For family and children portraits and weddings in your home, church, or on location call The Photographers, Andy Tran & Al Lee at (714) 636-5434. They have a large stock of beautiful scenic landscapes.
For after-school care, call Rebecca Mendoza at (714) 897-1319 or (714) 331-5104. Flowers and Gifts - Visit Primrose lane Flowers & Gifts at 13882 Newport Ave. #E, Tustin 92780 (714) 544-8522.
Traditional Catholic Phone Company Sienna Communications offer local and long distance, mobile (wireless), internet access, and will donate a percentage of your monthly bill to the Catholic or pro-life charity of your choice. See the brochure in the bookstore or call Jim at Sienna Communications at (877) 474-3662.
Kneeling after Communion Please remain kneeling until the chalices and the priest's fingers have been purified (ablutions).
Days of Fast and Abstinence FAST - Catholics between 21-60 may have but 1 full meal, then 2 smaller meals. ABSTINENCE - All Catholics at least 7 years of age may not take flesh meat, meat gravy, or meat soup at any time.PARTIAL ABSTINENCE - Flesh meat may be taken at the principle meal only.