Second Sunday of Advent

December 5, 2021



United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church

November 2021



Let everything that has breath give praise to the LORD!

Psalms 150:6

New Mass Schedule

11/28/2021

Dear Parishioners and Friends,

Beginning with Advent 2021, Sunday November 28th, our Mass schedule is as follows:

  • Monday through Friday at 7:30 AM and 5:30 PM

  • Saturdays at 7:30 AM and 5 PM for Sunday Vigil

  • Sundays at 7 AM, 8 AM, 9:30 AM, 11 Spanish, 12:30 PM, and 5 PM

The Eucharist is our best way to celebrate our faith as a family of God and to bear witness to the Lord Jesus Christ in the world.

Blessings,

Fr. Tran

Advent Reconciliation

Maria Regina, Gardena — Monday, December 6 at 7:00 pm

St. Philomena, Carson — Friday, December 17 at 6:00 pm

Nativity, Torrance — Tuesday, December 21 at 6:30 pm


St. Anthony of Padua, Gardena — Wednesday, December 22 at 7:00 pm


Please contact us for further inquiries.


A Jubilee Year in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

2021 • September 11 • 2022

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Archbishop José Gomez has announced a year of jubilee in commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the Mission of San Gabriel the Archangel

September 11, 2021 — September 10, 2022



JUBILEE PRAYER


Heavenly Father, we thank You for the gift of Your servant, St. Junípero Serra,

and for all the missionaries, native peoples, and immigrants

who established Mission San Gabriel Arcángel,

that Your Kingdom might extend to the ends of the earth.


Help us to walk in their footsteps as missionary disciples.

Guided by their example, may we be always faithful and courageous

in proclaiming the Gospel of Your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.


Father, look upon Your family here in Los Angeles with mercy.

Taught by the Word of Truth and fed with the Bread of Life,

may Your Church here always seek to do Your will,

and be the sign of Your love for all peoples, who are sons and daughters of God,

all of us loved and desired by You, and born for greater things.


Renew us and strengthen us, and cleanse our hearts.

By Your grace, may we follow Jesus with joy and holiness of life,

and together with Him build a new world of faith and a city of saints.


Through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin of Guadalupe, Mother of the Americas,

may we continue always forward in the mission of St. Junípero Serra,

making Jesus Christ known to every heart in every nation.


We ask this, through Jesus Christ our Lord, in the unity of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Most Reverend José H. Gomez

Archbishop of Los Angeles

Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

September 8, 2021


Nativity Catholic School

Support our school and students.
Please order by December 3rd.

Pray for Dobbs

December 1, 2021

Advent Recollection

SIMBANG GABI

Thursday December 16, 2021 at 6 PM

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Simbang Gabi (Filipino for ‘Night Masses’) is traditionally a pre-dawn novena of Masses that lasts nine days, from December 16 through 24. Nativity will celebrate the 9th year of this novena on Thursday, December 16th, 2021 at 6 PM (this will replace the daily 5:30 pm Mass that day). Other parishes are celebrating Masses on different days and times that everyone can also attend to complete the novena. As soon as it is available, the 2021 schedule of all Simbang Gabi Masses throughout the San Pedro Pastoral Region will be posted in our bulletin board outside the church.

The theme of this year’s Simbang Gabi is ‘Gifted to Share the Light of Christ’ and in Tagalog, ‘Pinagpala upang Ipamahagi ang Liwang ni Kristo’.

ALL parishioners (together with their family and friends) are invited to join the festivities, beginning with the celebration of the Holy Mass and followed by a reception at the Annex. SPREAD THE WORD!

There is a fundraising event, the proceeds of which will be donated to Nativity. A beautiful parol (lantern) is being raffled off - $5 for one ticket or $10 for 3 tickets. Raffle tickets are being sold at the Bargain Basement (at the Annex) on 11/14, 11/21, 12/4 and 12/5 from 9-12:30 pm.

There are signup sheets in the vestibule for volunteer and donation opportunities. If you are not comfortable leaving your contact information, please contact Jasmin at 213-618-2626.

THANK YOU for your support and generosity!


Laudato Sí

November 14, 2021

The Laudato Si’ Action Platform is a unique collaboration between the Vatican, an international coalition of Catholic organizations, and “all men and women of good will.” (LS 3) Taking a truly ground-up approach, it is rooted in the strengths and realities of communities around the world, empowering all to take “decisive action, here and now” as we journey towards a better future together. (LS 161)

Action is urgently needed. Our Creator called the human family to be the steward of creation, but we have neglected that call. Our hotter, dirtier, deader planet is driving up the risk of suffering. The most vulnerable suffer above all.

At this kairos moment, we are responding to the call for healing in our relationships with God, our neighbors, and the Earth itself. Through the Laudato Si’ Action Platform, we are walking the “path to renewal” together (LS 202).




The Year of Saint Joseph

2020 • December 8 • 2021


A Prayer to Saint Joseph

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

To you God entrusted his only Son; in you Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man.

Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father, and guide us in the path of life.

Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage, and defend us from every evil.

Amen.


Pope Francis

Encyclical

October 3, 2020


On the Essentiality of the Catholic Mass


Archbishop William Lori

Knights of Columbus Supreme Chaplain


Man of God • Mission on Love

Founder of the California Missions



Archbishop José H. Gomez

For the Salvation of Souls


Beauty Within

L.A. Catholics


Fr. Maximillian Mary Dean

A former rock musician now a Catholic monk


Vaccination and Ethical and Moral Concerns


  • Monday through Friday at 7:30 AM and 5:30 PM

  • Saturday at 7:30 AM and 5 PM (Sunday Vigil)

  • Sunday at 7 AM, 8 AM, 9:30 AM, 11 in Spanish, and 12:30 PM.

Daily Readings for Mass

Sacrament of Reconciliation: 8 AM and 3:30 PM Saturdays in church or by appointments