K of C - Columbus Day Dinner Dance
The Knights of Columbus, San Pedro Angel Gate Council 1740, will host their annual Columbus Day Dinner Dance on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Dancing music provided by: D.D. Nick Vilicich D.J. Menu to include: pasta, chicken parmigiana, salad, bread, dessert and drinks. Proceeds will go to the Knights of Columbus charity funds.
The Dinner Dance will be held in our Parish Auditorium with a donation of $20 per adult and children (12 years and under) $5.00. Tickets on sale in the Parish Office (870 W. 8th St. 90731). Raffle prize includes: 50/50 and a special raffle prize. For tickers, please contact SK Tony DeGirolamo at (310) 519-8885, SK mark Rollice at (310) 980-0765 or SK Phillip Sandoval at (310) 833- 0644.
Tickets courtesy of Johnny’s Auto Clinic - 717 W. Capitol Dr., San Pedro, CA (310) 521-0330, John DG, member of the K of C.
Holy Trinity Renewal Weekend
What needs renewal in our lives? Come to the Holy Trinity Parish Renewal Weekend (Oct. 16th-18th) to experience a rejuvenation. Let it revitalize your life, your spirit; have your own renewal. Don’t miss this inspiring weekend led by Fr. Sebastian Vettickal. Everyone over 18 is invited. Please contact Patti Jensen (310) 831-8538 for more info and to sign up!
Weekly Holy Hour
“In order to convert America and save the World what we need is for every parish to come before Jesus in the Blessed Sacraments in Holy Hour of prayer.” ~Blessed Mother Teresa. Every Wednesday there is a Holy Hour in the church from 6-7 pm. Within the hour, there is a rosary with beautiful reflections, time for silent reflection, and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, concluding with Benediction. Please come and spend 1 hour with Jesus. This is a special time of abundant blessings for all!
33rd Annual Red Mass
The 33rd Annual Red Mass will be on Tuesday, October 20th at 5:30 pm @ the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (555 W. Temple St., LA). The Red Mass is an ecumenical celebration sponsored by the St. Thomas Moore Society honoring public officials. Bishop Edward W. Clark will be the celebrant.
Stained Glass Window Protection
We’d like to thank all those who have graciously and generously donated towards our Stained Glass Window Protection project! Small windows cost $2,000 and larger windows cost $4,000 to keep safe. Whoever would like to donate in helping maintain our church stained glass windows safe for future generations, please contact Josephine Frka at (310) 833-3541. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
40 Days for Life Campaign
Join the Knights of Columbus, 1740 chapter, in prayer and action to strike down abortion which is an anti-life, anti-family assault. This is a three point campaign for prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil, and community outreach. Open to all Mary Star High School students is the 4th Annual Pro-Life Essay Contest; contact your religion teacher for info. Please note 9/25/15 is turn in due date. For more information go to www.40DaysforLife.com , this is the national campaign site. More information will be posted in the coming week’s bulletin.
Christian Care International Brunch
Join us for the Christian Care International Brunch on Sunday, November 1st in the Parish Auditorium from 8 am - 12 Noon!
Food from around the world and hometown favorites will be prepared and served by members of the organizations, societies and friends within the Mary Star community! Made to order omelets, waffles, local specialties, homemade breads and muffins, yummy desserts!
Adults: $12.00; Children (under 12 years): $7.00
All proceeds benefit the Christian Care programs to assist hungry families in our community.
Mary Star Neighborhood Watch
The Neighborhood Watch has started in partnership with the LAPD harbor Division. Be part of a network of neighbors looking out for the safety of each other. Increase your sense of community and get to know your neighbors. Participate in Neighborhood Watch Meetings with your neighbors and LAPD Senior Lead officer, Adrianna Bravo and get the FACTS. LAPD escorted Flash Light Walk to follow the meeting around Mary Star. Next Meeting: Wed., October 14th from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the MGPC Parish Center Round Room. Interested in participating? Contact Captain: Gabrielle DeBernadetto @ 323.449.2006 or MaryStarNeighborhoodWatch@aol.com.
Sacraments for Adults
A number of adults have been gathering for the past three weeks to learn more about the Catholic faith in preparation for full initiation into the Catholic Church at Easter time. Some of them will be baptized for the first time and also receive the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation, while others who have been baptized already will make a profession of faith in the Catholic Church and receive the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation.
If you are unbaptized or have been baptized in another faith and you wish to join us, you may still do so by calling Sister Mary at (310) 833-3541 ext. 222.
Back to School: Keep Communicating
School starting may make it harder to have family time, but it is important to keep the lines of communication open during the rush of sports, activities and schoolwork. Ask your kids about their day – who they talked to and what they did. Your kids should know there’s nothing too embarrassing or scary to share with you. One easy way to start a conversation with your child is by talking to them in the car – they can be brief, private and sometimes avoiding eye contact can help kids open up. To get a copy of the VIRTUS® article “Back to School – Talking With Your Kids”, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Little Sisters of the Poor Need Our Help!
Little Sisters of the Poor need your help with their annual Holiday Boutique which will be held Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. We need the following: (1) JEWELRY: Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, pins, beaded purses, whatever. (2) PLANTS: House plants, herb plants. (3) BAKED GOODS: Jams, marmalades, cookies, breads, pies, cakes, cupcakes (please indicate if baked goods have nuts or not). Please deliver to Little Sisters starting Thursday, October 22nd. All ideas welcome. (4) VOLUNTEERS: We need volunteers to assist the day of the event. Please call Bing Varias, if you have questions, at 310-548-0625 ext 227.
Attend a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend that is full of joy! Feel like newly-weds again! The next weekend is November 7th-9th @ St. Dominic Savio Church - Bellflower. For more information, contact Sarah & Jacob Flores at (562) 923- 7335 or Ginny & Boon Hazboun at (562) 861-7562.
I.C.F. Las Vegas Trip
The Italian Catholic Federation is having a fundraiser with two night, three days trip to Las Vegas on Sunday, November 8-10, 2015 at Treasure Island Hotel. Price $150.00 per person for double occupancy. $205.00 for single occupancy. I.C.F. members will receive $5.00 discount. For reservations, please call Pauline Iacono at (310) 832-0563.
Thursday Morning Bible Study
Thursday morning Bible Study would like to invite you to join us as we continue through the Gospel of Luke combining Lectio Divina (an ancient form of prayer in the church) with traditional Bible study. We take lessons learned into our lives as the Word of God moves more deeply in us informing our decisions. Meetings will begin September 10, 2015 in the Msgr. Gallagher Parish Center Round Room, and continue on Thursday mornings from 9 am - 11 am.
For more information, please contact either Holly Oldenburg at (310) 547-3507 or Gene Terrazas at (310) 548-0255.
Mary Star Preschool News
Registration is now full and CLOSED for the 2015-2016 school year. Registration is now OPEN for the 2016-2017 school year for 3-5 year olds who are fully potty trained. Our preschool program is year round, part time and full time. Come on over and take a tour! No appointments necessary!
We have a safe environment with qualified, caring teachers who instruct faith development and age appropriate hands-on activities in Creative Art, Kindergarten Readiness, Math Concepts, Science Exploration, Multicultural Exposure, Music/ Movement Activities, Dramatic Play, Outdoor Activities and Character Development.
For more information about our preschool program, please call (310) 833-3541 ext. 228 and ask for Beth Castagnola, Director, email at MaryStarPreschool@gmail.com or visit www.marystarelementary.com/for_parents/preschool.
Families of Nazareth Faith Sharing Group
Please join us as we search for a deeper relationship with God, developing our “interior” life and understanding the Blessed Mother’s role in our faith journey. We meet in the Msgr. Gallagher Parish Center Chapel on Saturday mornings from 9-10am, starting up after our summer break on September 12th to pray and share our faith journey. Adults only. For information, please contact: Holly Oldenburg 310 547- 3507.
Together in Mission
Amount pledged: $96,804.00
Amount Paid: $83,214.00
To Be Paid: $786.00
Our Christian Care is in need of volunteers to hand out lunches on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11 am — 12:15 pm. For more information or if you are interested in lending a helping hand, please contact either Rick or Pat at (310) 832-7913.
Memorial Brick Campaign
Celebrate 100 Years of Mary Star of the Sea Elementary School!
Purchase a brick to honor a graduate, family member or alum!
Go online: www.marystarbrick.com
Or call the school: 310-831-0875
Deadline: August 31, 2015
Leave your legacy!
New Website Manager
Please note, we have a NEW website manager. If you are a Parish community or group member who requires future changes/additions to your particular web page on our Parish website, please feel free to contact Michael Munn at MMunn@marystar.org.
The Bookstore is located adjacent to the Parish Auditorium.
We honor Mary Star of the Sea Elementary & High School scrip! We also have a variety of great Catholic items, for more information,please click here.
Lent related booklets and Stations of the Cross pamphlets are now available!
You can volunteer in the parish for as little as 4 hours per month in the Stella Maris Bookstore. No experiece necessary; we will train you. It's a great opportunity to interact with fellow parishioners. Please see Mary Reynolds or Perry Di Massa or call the boostore at (310) 519-8661 for more information. Thank you for prayerfully considering this minsitry to our parish and schools.
To stay updated on our latest parish news and events, read Fr. Harrigan's weekly messages.
We are a warm and vibrant Catholic community whose mission is to bring the love of Jesus Christ to all we meet.
Here at Mary Star of the Sea you will find perhaps the most ethnically diverse parish in the entire Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Not only is Mass celebrated here in four languages (English, Spanish, Croatian and Italian) on Sunday, but the traditional ethnic celebrations and devotions of each group as well. Our beautiful church also contains a Perpetual Adoration Chapel (open 24 hours a day, seven days a week).
We are especially proud of our parish high school (9th through 12th grades), which recently expanded into sparkling, brand-new facilities, and of our elementary school (K through 8th grades), both of which are well-known and highly regarded throughout the area. Our Pre-School provides a fun, safe, Catholic environment for children 3-5 years old. Thousands more children have received an excellent formation in the Catholic faith from our Religious Education program or been nurtured in their faith by our Youth Ministry program.
Our outreach to the local area includes a Christian Care ministry, dedicated to serving the needs of the disadvantaged, and the Apostleship of the Sea, which ministers to sailors and those working at the nearby ports. We are also very proud of our newly revitalized Knights of Columbus council, as well as many other parish groups and societies.
If you would like to become better acquainted with us, or if you are interested in getting involved in one of our many ways of serving the community, please explore our website. Contact information for our parish staff, our schools, and all our outreach programs can be found on our site. We would be happy to help you in any way we can and we look forward to your involvement in our community.
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