Eugene Arthur Ethridge was born in San Diego, California to father, Raymond Arthur Ethridge and mother, Gwendolyn Ann Sheppard on March 6, 1971. Eugene attended Horace Mann Middle School. He played Pop Warner football for Los Torres, where he excelled and to date holds the record for the most touchdowns and yardage from scrimmages. Eugene started at Crawford High School in San Diego where he continued to play football and lettered in Track and Field for his freshman and sophomore years. [ 187 more words ]
This week marks the fifth Sunday of Lent. The readings focus on the approaching death of Jesus, which Paul considers a priestly sacrifice and John considers the moment of Jesus’ "exaltation" and "glorification." The readings challenge us to possess Heaven by dying to self and living our lives in selfless and sacrificial service, just as Jesus became the “Promised Messiah of Glory” and the “Conquering Son of Man” by offering His life for others. [ 637 more words ]
Dear Santa Sophia Academy Friends and Families,
We wanted to pass on the information about the funeral for Mrs. Ethridge's husband, Gene.
There is a viewing on Wednesday, March 21, from 4-8pm at East County Mortuary.
The funeral will be at Santa Sophia Parish at 10 am on Thursday, March 22. We will all pray the rosary at 9:15 with Mrs. Ethridge and her family. The students will attend from grades 2-8.
Following the funeral, there will be the burial at Holy Cross Cemetery and then there will be a reception in the Hall. As soon as we are able we will provide a link to a site to sign up to help with food, flowers, set-up, serving, and clean-up and I invite you ALL to help us make this very special for Mrs. Ethridge.
Many of you have asked how can you help. Right now your help with the reception will lighten her days and worries. Also, should you want to write her a note or letter or card, we will happily deliver it to her. She has already commented on the seventh graders letters to her and how very meaningful they are (the other classes sent theirs yesterday and today) and how those sentiments have helped her. She also found joy in going to second grade on Tuesday to see her students and talking with them and giving and getting hugs. Please keep her in your prayers and May God bless her in this very difficult time.
Henry Mervynne passed away on February 20th, and is survived by his two children Matt and Melissa, his ex-wife Delores Miller and two Grandchildren, Victoria and Jose. Henry Served in the Vietnam War in 1966 through 1968, and then worked at the VA Hospital as a computer programmer and Licensed Vocational Nurse. There will be a funeral Mass for him at Santa Sophia on Wednesday March 21st at 10 AM.
Dear friends, Remember to set your manual clocks forward one hour this Sunday morning (or when you go to bed tonight). We look forward to seeing you at Sunday Mass at 8 and 11 a.m. ... See MoreSee Less
Traditionally, the Fourth Sunday of Lent is called Laetare Sunday. Laetare means “rejoice.” As we approach the celebration of the Feast of Easter, the Resurrection of Jesus, which is the core foundation of our faith, the Church invites us to rejoice by being reconciled with God through confession and repentance of our sins. The central theme of today’s readings is that our salvation is the free gift of a merciful God, given to everyone through His Son. [ 578 more words ]
We are in the third week of Lent. This week’s readings teach us that Lent is an ideal time for cleansing our hearts and growing closer to God by following the Ten Commandments. They also remind us that we should keep our wonderful church holy and our Divine worship vibrant by actively participating in all aspects of the liturgy. The first reading describes the Covenant that God made with His chosen people through Moses at Mount Sinai. [ 619 more words ]