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This Week's Bulletin Letter 

The following is the letter published in the most recent St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pinole weekly bulletin. You may click on one of the buttons at right to access this week's bulletin, previous bulletin letters, and the previous bulletins dating back to 2011.

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Vatican International Exhibition: The Eucharistic Miracles of the World

Bishop Carlos A. Sevilla, S.J. will be visiting our parish next weekend to speak at all the Masses on behalf of Cross Catholic Outreach, which was founded to create a meaningful link between parishes in America and the priests and nuns working in the Church overseas in the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Central and South America. We will also have the opportunity to view a display on Eucharistic Miracles, which is being presented by the Knights of Columbus. This Expo presents some of the principal Eucharistic Miracles that have taken place throughout the ages in various countries of the world and which have been recognized by the Church.  There is an extensive assortment of photographs and historical descriptions which allow one to “virtually visit” the locations where the miracles took place. This exhibit will be available in the Parish Hall after all the Masses. In addition, at 10:30 a.m. next Saturday, March 7th, in the Church, we will show a video on Eucharistic Miracles and reflect on the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. We will then have a communal reconciliation service at noon, with several priests available to hear confessions. This will be the only parish-wide reconciliation service during Lent and is an excellent way for us to immerse ourselves in the spirit of Lent and prepare for Easter. Please be sure to join us each Friday of Lent for Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m. in the Church, followed by a light soup supper in the Parish Hall. Individual confessions are also available every Friday after our morning Masses and from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Blessed Sacrament is exposed throughout the day on Fridays and we conclude with Benediction at 6:20 p.m.



DIóCESis De OAKLAND Oficina de Liturgia Miércoles de Ceniza y Cuaresma: Preguntas


P. Por qué tenemos que realizar actos de penitencia?

 R. La razón principal es porque nosotros tomamos a Cristo como nuestro modelo de vida, y El mismo realizó actos de penitencia en preparación para su ministerio público, y antes de su Pasión.

Los actos de penitencia, teológicamente hablando, nos ayudan a seguir el ejemplo del Maestro. Pero también resultan muy prácticos como ayuda para alcanzar las metas que nos hayamos propuesto para la Cuaresma.  Esto es, sobre todo, porque el tiempo cuaresmal es una oportunidad para volver a poner las cosas en orden, aprender y reaprender a tener nuestras prioridades claras, y el ayuno, la limosna y la oración nos ayudan a darnos cuenta que las cosas de este mundo deben estar ordenadas según la voluntad de Dios.

Además, la Escritura es clara cuando nos dice que tenemos que rendir (ofrecer completamente) nuestro corazón al Señor. Las diferentes prácticas de la Cuaresma ponen nuestra realidad física en contacto con algo que también debe estar sucediendo constantemente en nuestros corazones; y por supuesto, todo esto apunta a la celebración de la Pasión del Señor que nos guía a la resurrección.


DIOCESE OF OAKLAND Office of Worship Ash Wednesday and Lent Frequent Questions


Q. Why should we perform acts of penance?


A. The primary reason is that we take Christ as our model and he himself undertook acts of penance in preparation for his ministry and before his passion.  Acts of penance are theological in following the example of the Master. They are also practical in helping to accomplish goals of certain days and seasons. In particular Lent is a season to reorder priorities and penance helps to be sure that created things are subordinate to divine realities in our lives. As it says in the Church’s documents “Penance is a religious, personal act which has as its aim love and surrender to God” (“Paenitemini” chapter 1). Of course Scripture is clear as well that the rending of our hearts is the sacrifice the Lord desires. The various acts of penance put into physical reality what should be happening in our hearts. Of course, in the season of Lent it all works together to prepare for the passion of our Lord that will lead to resurrection.



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  • Villana de’Botti was a wife and a Third Order Dominican. She was born in Florence in 1332. She was a very pious child, and at age 13 she ran away from home to join a convent. She was refused and returned home. Soon after, her family married her to Rosso di Piero.The rejection at the convent and the marriage seemed to change Villana. She became lazy and worldly, concerned only with pleasure. One day, as she was getting dressed, her reflection in her mirrors suddenly changed to a demon. Villana understood this to be a reflection of her sinful soul. She tore off her clothes, put on something poor and simple, and ran to the Dominican Fathers for help.She became a Dominican tertiary, concentrated on her vocation of married life, and spent her free time praying and reading Scripture and the lives of the saints. She was given to religious ecstasies at Mass, visions of Our Lady and the saints, and had the gift of prophecy. She became the object of much ridicule and slander, but even her fiercest opponents eventually came to see her as a living saint.She died in 1361 of natural causes at the age of 30. Her body was taken to the church of Santa Maria Novella in Florence, which was under the care of the Dominican Fathers. The priests were unable to bury her for a month due to the constant crowd of mourners. She was beatified by Pope Leo XII in 1824.

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