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Introduction My friends, today we celebrate the Epiphany of our Lord that day when those strangers from the

e East, the three wise men, presented their gifts to the infant Savior; the day we acknowledge that Jesus came for all people and dwells in the hearts of people in all lands.

Youth Corner
Youth Nights for all teens aged 13 18 years are held twice a month on the second and fourth Friday from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at St. Theresas Hall. Come out for the next teen Friday night New Year Celebrations/Bring a Friend Night January 13, 2012.
Lots of fun games, prizes & activities!

Mass Intentions
Sat. 7 Sun. 8 6:00 p.m. Virginia S. Figueirado 9:00 a.m. Antonio DaSilva Maria Rosa Vieira John DaCosta 11:00 a.m. Parishioners of St. Patricks 8:00 a.m. Antonio Maduro 8:00 a.m. Mary & Manuel DeMello Arminda & Manuel Garrafa 8:00 a.m. Mariano Simas 8:00 a.m. Kevin Ledo 8:00 a.m. Devotion of Our Lord of Divine Mercy 6:00 p.m. Parishioners of St. Patricks 9:00 a.m. Manuel Pacheco Charlotte Johnson 11:00 a.m. Antonio Gara

Mon. 9 Tues. 10 Wed. 11 Thurs.12 Fri. 13 Sat. 14 Sun. 15

Welcome! This weekend we are pleased to welcome little Gabriel Lewis Benevides, son of Bruno and Melanie, in the sacrament of Baptism. Please remember Gabriel, his parents, and godparents in your prayers this weekend. Fr. Paul on Vacation Welcome Fr. Harry! Fr. Paul is on vacation and will return to the Island Thursday, January 19. In his absence, we welcome back Fr. Harry Reitzel, CR, retired former pastor of Stella Maris in St. Georges. Fr. Harry will be staying in the Rectory and will be taking all the usual morning and weekend Masses. He will also be available for any pastoral needs that arise. Welcome back, Fr. Harry. Caritas House of Prayer Activities Quiet Wednesdays: continue with Rosary at 10:30 a.m. followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 3:30 p.m. Why not drop by at lunchtime or on the way home from work to de-stress? You may be surprised to see how just ten to fifteen minutes of quiet time can rejuvenate you. Bible Study: The next sessions will be on January 11 with duplicate sessions at 3:30 5:00 p.m. and 6:45 8:15 p.m. Deepening your faith and understanding Gods Word would make a good resolution for the New Year. All are welcome. Monthly Evening Prayer: You are invited to join the Sisters and others at 6:30 PM at Caritas for prayer with this years focus being the questions Jesus asks. The next session will take place on January 15th . A Womens Retreat: A special retreat just for women is scheduled for the weekend of February 24 - 26 at Grotto Bay. Details will follow in next weekends bulletin. Hospitalized or Homebound If you, or someone you know, its hospitalized or homebound and would like to receive Communion, please notify the parish office.

Stewardship Treasure Mass Offering last week: Poor Box:

$3,952.00 $762.00

Weekly Stewardship Thought The Magi brought the child Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. What gifts do I place before Jesus? My time? My talent? My treasure?

Reflection Question What events and encounters with others have helped revealed to me that I am Gods son or daughter? Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place at St. Patricks Church from 7:30 8:30 p.m. each Thursday evening. Take some time out for this special grace-filled devotion. Envelopes for Sunday Offerings We are still awaiting delivery of the new envelope packages for 2012. They will be made available at the entrance of the church as soon as they arrive.

Memorial Mass for Sr. Joseph Anthony Unfortunately, we have some sad news to share. Sister Sheila Ferraz, formerly Sr. Joseph Anthony, died in December at the Elizabeth Seaton Residence at Wellesley in Boston. That is the Sisters of Charity retirement home and care facility. Sister has had some major health issues this past year, which ultimately lead to her passing. For those of you who did not know her, Sr. Joseph Anthony was a Bermudian who graduated from MSA, became a Nun and then returned to teach music at MSA for many years and was also instrumental in starting the first Youth Orchestra on the Island. She was the daughter of Anthony Ferraz who was the organist and choir director of St. Theresas for many years. She made an enormous impact in so many of our lives, throughout our MSA schooldays. A Memorial Mass for Sister Joseph Anthony will be held on Thursday, January 19 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Theresas Cathedral. The diocesan choir, under the direction of Julie Madeiros, will be singing at the Memorial Mass. Anyone who would like to join them is welcome. There will be three rehearsals: Monday, Jan. 9; Monday, Jan. 16 and Wednesday, Jan 18 and then the Mass on the 19th. All rehearsals will start at 7:30pm. If you are interested in participating in the choir, please let Julie know by email to MSA Alumni Wine and Cheese Social AGM MSA Alumni are invited to attend a wine and cheese AGM on January 25, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. in the MSA Grade 12 classroom (follow the signs). The Annual General Meeting is an opportunity for you, the members, to affect the future direction of the MSA Alumni Association, and it is important to present a variety of ideas for the future and receive feedback from members at the meeting. This is a great opportunity for alumni to take on a more active role with the Alumni Association by joining the executive committee or just by joining a sub-committee of the Association. We look forward to seeing you! Marriage Preparation for 2012 The Diocese annually sponsors a program for all couples intending to get married either locally or overseas. This is a mandatory five-week pre-marriage preparation program starting February 29 and ending March 28, 2012. Each session will focus on a particular topic and will be led by seasoned couples and Fr. Joe Morley (Pastor of Stella Maris). All sessions will take place at St. Theresa's Cathedral Hall, Laffan Street, on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Please see Fr. Paul for a registration form. All couples are required to speak to their pastor prior to the first session.

The Liturgical Year This weekend the Church continues to celebrate the Christmas Season with the reading referring to the Magi coming to worship the Christ Child the Epiphany of the Lord. The emphasis of this feast is on the fact that Christ is the redeemer of all people, Jews and non-Jews, rich and poor, throughout the world. The Christmas Season concludes with the feast of the Baptism of the Lord on Monday. Then on Tuesday we begin with what is called Ordinary Time: during which we celebrate the public life and teaching of Jesus. During Ordinary Time, the Church celebrates the fullness of the mystery of the Lord Jesus. The people of God offer praise by celebrating the paschal mystery of the death and resurrection of Jesus. Ordinary Time continues until December, but is interrupted by the seasons of Lent and Easter. On the first day of the week, the Lords Day, God assembles the beloved people to hear the word, to reflect upon it, to offer the living sacrifice of praise, and to eat and drink at the banquet of the Lord. Then God sends them forth to proclaim this love by their words and actions. Sunday is the original Christian feast day, following the tradition handed down from the apostles time, for this was the day of the Lords resurrection. Todays Christian communities continue this tradition by celebrating every Sunday as the day of the risen Lord. The Church teaches that the baptized have a serious obligation to gather each Sunday to hear the Word of God, give praise and receive spiritual strength. See Us on Facebook Yes, we are now on Facebook! For anyone wanting to be a friend of St. Patricks church, please visit our Facebook page and make yourself known. Any suggestions and comments would be greatly appreciated as we try to leap into the 21st Century. Smile for the Day! The Best Way to Pray A priest, a minister and a guru sat discussing the best positions for prayer while a telephone repairman worked nearby. Kneeling is definitely the best way to pray, the priest said. No, said the minister. I get the best results standing with my hands outstretched to Heaven. Youre both wrong, the guru said. The most effective prayer position is lying down of the floor. The repairman could contain himself no longer. Hey, fellas, he interrupted. The best prayin I ever did was when I was hangin upside down from a telephone pole.

The Epiphany of the Lord -- Responsorial Psalm

SABES, SENHOR 80 Lindberg Pires (Offertory after 9 a.m. Mass only) Sabes, Senhor, o que temos to pouco pra dar Mas este pouco, ns queremos com os irmos compartilhar. 1. 2. 3. Queremos neste hora diante dos irmos Comprometer a vida, buscando a unio. Sabemos que difcil os bens compartilhar; Mas com a tua graa, Senhor, queremos dar. Olhando o teu exemplo, Senhor, vamos seguir, Fazendo o bem a todos, sem nada exigir.

SANTO Santo, Santo, Santo Senhor Deus do Universo Bendito o que vem em nome do Senhor. O ceu e a terra proclamam a vossa Gloria. Hossana, Hossana, Hossana, Hossana, hosanna nas Alturas.

Dates To Remember Tuesday, January 10 Thursday, January 19 Sat./Sun., Jan. 21/22 Saturday, January 28

7 8:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. All Masses 10:30 4:00 p.m.

Grade 8 Parent Orientation for Confirmation at St. Theresas Fr. Paul returns to Bermuda Special Collection for the Holy See Grade 8 Students Called by Name Retreat, St. Theresas

Next Weeks Ministry Schedule

14th & 15th January, 2012 6:00 p.m. Communion Mins. M. Higgins Giacomo B. Mahoney D. Mahoney Lector(s) E. Smith Cantor(s) D. Pereira Mass Servers A. Fox K. Mahoney S. Fox B. Mongomery Hospitality Mins. A. McAvoy M. McAvoy Gift Bearers J. & L. DeSilva 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Jo. Chisnall F. Medeiros C. Frias K. McPhee H. Cabral P. Fowkes B. Di Giacomo N. Cabral M. Di E. Cabral L. Vieira S. Cabral

N. daSilva K. Amaro R. Lopes C. McPhee

M. P. Silva A. M. Silva R. & M. Simas Family

F. Fagundo J. Rapose Audrey Horseman & Family