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tÜç fàtÜ Éy à{x fxt ctÜ á{Established 18895th Sunday in Ordinary TimeFebruary 5, 2017PASTOR: Rev. Fr. M. HarriganASSOCIATE PASTORS: Rev. Fr. Martin Benzoni, O.Praem. Prior of San Pedro Norbertine Priory,Rev. Fr. Cassian Di Rocco and Rev. Fr. James CadmanCROATIAN & ITALIAN MINISTRY: Rev. Fr. Ivan Gerovac, S.J.MARITIME MINISTRY: Rev. Fr. Freddie ChuaDEACON: William GarciaNORBERTINE FATHERS: Serving our High School (310) 521-1930MASS SCHEDULEHoly Days of ObligationMonday - Saturday: 8am & 5:15pmSunday: 7:30am, 9am, 12pm (English)10:30am (Spanish)1:30pm (Croatian)4:00pm (Italian)5:15pm Mass of the New Evangelization(Latin/English sung Mass)5:15pm (Vigil); 8am, 12pm, 5:15pmMorning & Evening PrayerMonday - Friday 7:45am & 5pmReconciliation (Confessions)Thursday & Friday after 5:15pm MassSaturday after 8am Mass and 4pm-5pm870 West 8th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731Tel: (310) 833-3541- Fax (310) 833-9254DONATE ONLINE!Parish Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pmSaturday 9am - 4pm; Closed SundaysParish Website: www.marystar.org- E-mail: office@marystar.orgSisters of St. Joseph of Cluny: Parish Convent (310) 834-5431Stella Maris Bookstore: (310) 519-8661FOLLOW US!@MaryStar SP@MaryStarSanPedrowww.pinterest.com/MaryStar npedromarystarofthesea

Dear Mary Star of the Sea Parishioners:We have just concluded Catholic Schools Week here in the Archdiocese. We are so blessed to havesuch wonderful schools here at Mary Star. Both our Elementary and High School continue to past onto our youth the Foundation of our Faith coupled with the highest standards of Academic Excellence. Iam so grateful to our Principals, Teachers, Staff, Parents, and Students who make our schools here inSan Pedro a Light to the World. Below you will find a brief discussion by Saint John Paul II on Christas the True Light of the World. Have a Blessed Week.Fr. HarriganPastorWe are all called to salvation through faith in Jesus Christ, “the true light that enlightens everyone” (Jn1:9), people become “light in the Lord” and “children of light” (Eph 5:8), and are made holy by“obedience to the truth” (1 Pet 1:22).This obedience is not always easy. As a result of that mysterious original sin, committed at theprompting of Satan, the one who is “a liar and the father of lies” (Jn 8:44), man is constantly tempted toturn his gaze away from the living and true God in order to direct it towards idols (cf. 1 Thes 1:9),exchanging “the truth about God for a lie” (Rom 1:25). Man’s capacity to know the truth is alsodarkened, and his will to submit to it is weakened. Thus, giving himself over to relativism andscepticism (cf. Jn 18:38), he goes off in search of an illusory freedom apart from truth itself.But no darkness of error or of sin can totally take away from man the light of God the Creator. In thedepths of his heart there always remains a yearning for absolute truth and a thirst to attain fullknowledge of it. This is eloquently proved by man’s tireless search for knowledge in all fields. It isproved even more by his search for the meaning of life. The development of science and technology,this splendid testimony of the human capacity for understanding and for perseverance, does not freehumanity from the obligation to ask the ultimate religious questions. Rather, it spurs us on to face themost painful and decisive of struggles, those of the heart and of the moral conscience.The light of God’s face shines in all its beauty on the countenance of Jesus Christ, “the image of theinvisible God” (Col 1:15), the “reflection of God’s glory” (Heb 1:3), “full of grace and truth” (Jn 1:14).Christ is “the way, and the truth, and the life” (Jn 14:6). Consequently the decisive answer to every oneof man’s questions, his religious and moral questions in particular, is given by Jesus Christ, or rather isJesus Christ himself, as the Second Vatican Council recalls: “In fact,it is only in the mystery of theWord incarnate that light is shed on the mystery of man. For Adam, the first man, was a figure of thefuture man, namely, of Christ the Lord. It is Christ, the last Adam, who fully discloses man to himselfand unfolds his noble calling by revealing the mystery of the Father and the Father’s love”.Jesus Christ, the “light of the nations”, shines upon the face of his Church, which he sends forth to thewhole world to proclaim the Gospel to every creature (cf. Mk 16:15). Hence the Church, as the Peopleof God among the nations, while attentive to the new challenges of history and to mankind’s efforts todiscover the meaning of life, offers to everyone the answer which comes from the truth about JesusChrist and his Gospel. The Church remains deeply conscious of her “duty in every age of examiningthe signs of the times and interpreting them in the light of the Gospel, so that she can offer in a mannerappropriate to each generation replies to the continual human questionings on the meaning of this lifeand the life to come and on how they are related”. – from Veritatis Splendor (1993)2February 5, 2017

tÜç fàtÜ Éy à{x fxt? ÑÜtç yÉÜ âáDid You Know?/¿Sabia Usted?Reporting abuse is the right thing to do:Child abuse can happen anywhere, even in the home, and forfamilies placed in this horrible situation, reporting abuse canbe very difficult, but it is critical to do so in order to protectchildren. Adults must first act to stop the abuse by being alertto warning signs. If discovered, report abuse to the properauthorities. For more information on how to report abuse,request a copy of the VIRTUS article “When the RightChoice is Difficult” by emailing jvienna@la-archdiocese.org orcalling (213) 637-7227.Reportar el abuso es lo correcto:El abuso infantil puede ocurrir en cualquier lugar, incluso en elhogar, y para las familias ubicadas en esta situación horrible,reportar abuso puede ser muy difícil, pero es fundamentalhacerlo para proteger a los niños. Los adultos deben primeroactuar para detener el abuso estando alerta a señales deadvertencia. Si se descubre el abuso, denuncie el abuso a lasautoridades competentes. Para obtener más información sobrecómo denunciar un abuso, solicite una copia del artículo deVIRTUS “When the Right Choice is Difficult” (Cuando laelección correcta es difícil) enviando un correoelectrónico a bmelendez@la-archdiocese.org o llamandoal (213) 637-7508.Holy HourIn MemoriamSamuel BolognaMarian KurzweilEvening PrayerDear Mary Star of the Sea Parishioners,Evening Prayer is now available on Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday before the 5:15 p.m.Mass. The Liturgy of the Hours is taken fromthe English Magnificat. We appreciate yourpatience and understanding as we continuethe search for Lectors to fill in on Thursdays and Fridays andsubstitute when needed. Lectors, you have a God-given talent.Come and experience the joy of being a prayer leader, our faithcommunity is waiting for you. Will you make room in your heartfor them? Join the 5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer Team and make theHeavenly Connection as you Lead the power of prayer! Yourcurrent Evening Prayer Leaders at 5 p.m. are as follows:Monday - Rene MardesichTuesday - Shelly ChinWednesday - Elfida SotoThank you and God Bless you.February Prayer Intentions of the Holy FatherIn order to convert America and save theworld what we need is for every parish tocome before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament Comfort for the Afflicted.in Holy Hours of prayer(St. Mother Teresa)That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor,Every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. there is arefugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfortEucharistic Holy Hour in our church. The Holy Hour begins within our communities.exposition of The Blessed Sacrament. Within the hour, there arereadings from Sacred Scripture and the saints, time for silentreflection, and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.The Holy Hour concludes with Benediction.Prayers for the SickPlease come and spend one hour with Jesus.This is a special time of abundant blessings for all!Divine Mercy ChapletPlease join us every third Tuesday of each month in prayingthe Divine Mercy chaplet after the 5:15 p.m.Mass with veneration of the first-class relic ofSt. Faustina following the chaplet. This is avery powerful prayer as in the words of ourLord:"Whoever will recite it will receivegreat mercyat the hour of death"February 5, 2017Please pray for all of the sick in our community, that theymay find healing and comfort in Christ, especially:Carolyn HoreczkoDewey LawsRosie ThiessenNames stay on the sick list for 3 weeks. To renew, pleasecall the parish office. To share an answered prayer aboutsomeone prayed for, please email at bulletin@marystar.org.For those unable to attend Sunday Mass, Heart ofthe Nation offers a television Mass at 9:00 a.m. onChannel 19 for beach citiesin Spectrum Cable.3

Thank you. for your patronage which assists ourMary Star Elementary andMary Star High Schools.St. Vincent de Paul are asking for newBlankets. Please deliver any of yourdonations by St. AnneAny questions, please contactCelia Bremer at(310) 833-3541 Ext. 223Italian Catholic Federation BR# 115BBQ Swordfish Dinner-DanceOn Saturday, March 4, 2017 the Italian CatholicFederation Branch #115 will hold its Annual Fish Dinner-Dance in honor of San Giovan Giuseppe della Crocecommemorating the 283rd anniversary of his death.The event will take place in the Mary Star of the SeaChurch auditorium 870 West 8th Street, San Pedro. Thisis the I.C.F. major fundraiser for the year with most ofthe proceeds going to charities, seminarian education,scholarships and Mary Star of the Sea Church.Cocktails: 6:00 P.M., Dinner: 6:30 P.M., dancing tomusic of the “Tony Ciaramitaro Band”Menu includes: Antipasto, salad, linguine with clams,BBQ swordfish, shrimps, vegetable, rolls, butter,spumoni ice cream, coffee and wine.Donation: 40.00 per person. Assigned table seating.For reservations call Neal Di Leva 310- 433-1044.Deadline is February 26, 2017.Please welcome the newly Baptized to our community!Anabel Rose AluiseVincent Robert HarrisChristian Grayson Liza4Stella Maris CatholicBooks & Gift StoreWe honor Mary Star of the Sea Elementary &High School Script!Contact:(310) 519-8661stellamaris@marystar.orgStore Hours:Wed. 3:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Sun. 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.Next Parish ImprovementWith summer fast approaching, we are currentlyevaluation proposals to replace our existing airconditioning units in the Church.The units are over 25 years old and can no longerprovide adequate cooling or heating.If you wish to donate to this important improvement inour beautiful Church, please contactJosephine Frka (310) 833-3541 Ext. 205We continue to pray for you in our daily masses andprayers that are offered by all the priests at Mary Star.The Gift of Confessionpresented byFr. CassianonTuesday, February 7th, 2017in Church at 7:00 pmAll are welcomeFebruary 5, 2017

Save the Date February 12, 2017The Croatian Catholic Family Guild willcelebrate the Feast of Blessed CardinalAlojzije Stepinac on Sunday, Feb 12, 2017,in the parish auditorium, at theconclusion of the Croatian Mass, 3:00pm.A traditional Croatian dinner will beserved. Menu includes tri-tip, salad,chicken, rizotto, sauerkraut, rolls anddessert. Cost: 35 each adult; 10 forchildren 11-18yrs of age. Children 10 andunder are Free.Tickets are available for purchase from any Guild boardmember. Buy your tickets early! Buy now! A limitednumber of tickets will be available at the door. Allparishioners are invited. For more info, or to purchasetickets, please call Mary Bacich (310) 833-7782, KatieJuravic (310) 833-0649 or Ksenija Gusich (310) 547-9213.Together In Mission Campaign 2017Parish Goal: 85,200Amount Pledged: 88,252Amount: 84,942Difference over Goal vs. Amount Paid(258.00)Many thanks for your support of our needy parishes andschools in the Archdiocese!REMEMBER: It is very important that these pledges bepaid so that the parish will reach and hopefully, exceed ourgoal. If we do not meet Parish Goal, we are responsible forthe balance due.Hispanic Community NewsNEW LEADERS SERVERSThe new leaders, are guided and strengthened by the Holy Spirit,begin their walk with love, obedience, respect, faith and hope tobuild a community united with Christ Jesus.NUEVOS SERVIDORES LIDERESLa comunidad hispana, Felicita a sus nuevos líderes, Los nuevosservidores, están guiados y fortalecidos por el Espíritu Santos,inician su caminar con amor, obediencia, respeto, fe y esperanzapara construir una comunidad unida con Cristo Jesús.Hispanic Group - Grupo HispanoLeading Servant - Servidora Líder: Gregoria LopezGroup Secretary - Secretaria: Dora PérezGroup Treasurer - Tesorera: Janeth MelendezPrayer Group - Grupo de OracionLeader Server - Servidor Líder: José MendozaGroup Secretary - Secretario: Filemón SolisGroup Treasurer - Tesorera: Linda PortilloGuadalupano Group - Grupo GuadalupanoLeading Servant - Servidores Líder: Josefina RuizGroup Secretary - Secretaria: Vilma MendozaGroup Treasurer - Tesorera: Ana Maria CorreaFebruary 5, 2017Regulación Natural de la FertilidadPlanificación Naturalde la FamiliaCon el Método de OvulaciónAño 2017 Nuevo curso: Febrero 26 Domingo, 10:30 amSalón de la parroquia Santos Inocentes425 E. 20th Street (entre Long Beach Blvd. y calle Pasadena)Long Beach, CA 90806-4998Instructores: Alejando y Lilia Morelos (310) 834–3232Francisco y Mónica CalderaPlanificación Natural de la Familia Centro Billings/FAFLas parejas que quieran aprenderlo no necesitan registrarse antes.Preséntense el día y hora indicadas en el lugar anunciado.Cada sesión dura una hora y a partir de la 2a. sesión habráentrevistas a las parejas. Pueden llevar a sus niños si es que notienen a quién encargarlos con seguridad. No se rechazará aninguna pareja que quiera aprender. Acudan con confianza ypregunten sus dudas. Más información y los sencillos requisitos sedarán a todos en la 1a. sesión.Estos conceptos son extras, los ponemos al reverso del volante:Nunca olviden ni dejen que les hagan olvidar que Nadie tiene derecho a dañar a su pareja con anticonceptivos. En ningún matrimonio se puede justificar el uso de los dañinosanticonceptivos pues hay métodos naturales modernos que sonmuy efectivos y fáciles de aprender. La fertilidad es una señal de salud.Sólo las mujeres sanas tienen fertilidad. Los anticonceptivos atacany dañan su fertilidad, atacan su salud y su vida. Procreación Responsable: Cada pareja matrimonial debe y puededecidir el número de hijos y cuándo tenerlos, el motivo debe serbuscar el verdadero bien de las personas, y los medios usados paraconseguir esto deben respetar la moral. Todos los hijos deben ser fruto del amor conyugal. Dios nos prestaa los hijos por un tiempo para que los eduquemos y luego losdejemos ir a la vida a formar su propio hogar. Los hijos nunca sonposesión o propiedad del padre o de la madre. El acto sexual es exclusivo del esposo con su esposa, esdemostración mutua del amor conyugal y no debe pervertirse,dañarse, desnaturalizarse usando los anticonceptivos, los trucos otrampas del inmoral control natal. Paternidad Responsable: Cada hijo tiene derecho a tener a supadre y madre; a ser recibido con amor en un hogar estable yarmonioso donde crezca seguro y feliz; a ser querido y a querer; y aser educado. Los anticonceptivos causan graves daños físicos, morales,espirituales, y psicológicos.RETREAT OF SPIRITUAL REFLECTION"I am a child of God and worthy to serve him in the Holy Mass"Come join the Hispanic community, together with the altar servers;we will reflect in the light of Christ, our vocation of servants.Sunday, February 12, Room 111, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm,Donation 10.RETIRO ESPIRITUAL DE REFLEXION"Soy hijo de Dios y digno de servirlo en la Santa Misa"Ven únete a la comunidad Hispana, junto con los servidores delaltar, reflexionaremos a la luz de Cristo,nuestra vocación de servidores.Domingo 12 de Febrero, salón 111, de 1:00pm a 5:00pm,Donación 10.5

Natural Family PlanningHave you ever thought about what unnatural birth controlmethods really do to your body? To your marriage?The Couple to Couple League has the answers and more.Attend a short course and learn a natural method of familyplanning that is safe, effective, and morally acceptable.Great for achieving as well as postponing pregnancy.A new course starts February 25th.For more information and registration contactBeth and Greg Gath at (562) 377-5877or bethgath@gmail.com, orvisit the Couple to Couple League's website www.ccli.org.You are invited to joinFr. Jose Joseph Pilgrimages to:EUROPE: (MAY-JUNE 2017)RUSSIA & BALTIC STATES: (SEPT. 2017)TURKEY & GREECE: (MAY 2018)HOLY LAND: (OCT 2018)Contact Bernadette at bcorp1114@gmail.com orcall (323) 344-1548 & (323) 547-6618.Women’s Silent RetreatFAITH FORMATIONYOU ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD“I want to walk as a child of the light.I want to follow Jesus.” The words ofthis hymn reflect the simple truth at theheart of our faith: we desire to followJesus. We want to walk in his way andwhatbetter image is there than that of light?Jesus lit a path on which to walk that would lead people to fullyexperience God's light life. When Jesus preached and taughtand healed and shared meals with those around him he showedhimself to be the face of God. He was LIGHT in the darknessof their illnesses or despair or sinfulness.We are to be LIGHT! Our mission is to bring others into theLIGHT and to share the glory of God. Our good deeds reflectour LIGHT from within and draw others into an experience ofGod.A women's silent retreat will be held at theSacred Heart Retreat House in Alhambra Recycling: We continue to do our little bit to save the earth byrecycling and teaching the children the importance of doing so.on the weekend of Feb 10-12, 2017.The Carmelite Sisters are wonderful andIf you need further information on any of the abovethe setting is beautiful and serene. Mealsprograms please call Sister Mary or Lorena atare included. The retreat master will be Rev. Bob(310) 833-3541 Ext. 222, 221.Lombardo. For information and reservations, please callPatricia Cervantes at (310) 519-1045.BAUTIZOSBAPTISMSDamos la bienvenida a todos los padres quedesean que sus bebés y niños pequeños seanbautizados. Por favor visite la oficina de laparroquia el paquete de inscripción estádisponible en español.We welcome all parents who wish to have theirinfants and young children baptized. Pleasevisit the Parish office to receive a BaptismRegistration Package or download theinformation from the Parish website.Pedimos a los padres, cuando hayan completado elformulario de inscripción, llamen a la oficinaparroquial para hacer una cita con respecto albautismo.Gracias.6We ask parents, once they have completed theregistration form, to please call the Parish office tomake an appointment regarding the baptism.Thank you.February 5, 2017

OUR SCHOOLSMARY STAR OF THE SEAHIGH SCHOOLMSHS News: Congratulations to our Academic Decathlon teams whocompleted their second day of competition on SaturdayFebruary 4th. Results coming soon. Monday, February 6th is a pupil free day for a faculty inservice. The school office will be open for regular hours. Mary Star High School will be celebrating the Sacrament ofReconciliation Friday, February 10th. On February 25th the Mary Star Athletic Booster Club will behosting a Backyard Bash Dance Party featuring DJ AngeloDiLeva. Come join the fun and help raise funds for our new oncampus multi-purpose athletic stadium. Limited availability.Purchase tickets NOW before it's sold out! For moreinformation and to purchase tickets, visit our website atmarystarhigh.com. Calling all alumni Baseball players! The MSHS AlumniBaseball Game will be held Saturday February 25, 2017 at10:00 a.m. Please contact Coach Ibarra atribarra@marystarhigh.com if you are interested. The High School is now accepting applications for the 20172018 School Year. Please visit www.marystarhigh.com or call310-547-1138 for information and applications. Shadow Daysare available by calling Mrs. Kelly Philli

BBQ Swordfish Dinner-Dance On Saturday, March 4, 2017 the Italian Catholic Federation Branch #115 will hold its Annual Fish Dinner-Dance in honor of San Giovan Giuseppe della Croce commemorating the 283rd anniversary of his death. The event will take place in the Mary Star of the Sea Church auditorium 870 West 8th Street, San Pedro. This is the I.C.F. major fundraiser for the year with most of .