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Knights of Columbus Crab Feed
Act now!!! You cannot get your tickets at the door!!! March 4th is the crab feed in Saint Paul the Apostle par- ish hall from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The tickets are $40.00
each. Please call Tom Anderson at 888-9866 or Gary Benevido at 801-3173 (both 805) for tickets and information.
Events Outside the Parish
1) There will be a Mass for healing and the Blessing of the Sick on Monday, February 20th at Saint Joseph Parish in Nipo- mo. The evening begins with adoration and the sung Chap- let of Divine Mercy at 6:00 p.m., followed by Mass at 6:30 p.m. At 7:15 p.m., the blessing of the sick will take place through the imposition of hands by the clergy.
2) The Lentin Fish Fry will be offered on Fridays at Saint Pat- rick Parish beginning on March 3rd. Dine in or take out. Beverages and desserts may be purchased.
Senior Health Screening
San Luis Obispo County is conducting senior health screenings. Seniors (50+) will sit with a registered nurse for blood pressure, weight, total cholesterol, anemia, dia- betes, nutrition counseling, referrals, screening, etc. The sites and times are: Peace Lutheran Church, 244 Oak Park Boulevard, Arroyo Grande on Tuesday, February 21st from 9:00 a.m. to noon. A lipid panel is possible. Please call 544- 2484, Ext. 1, for an appointment. Fasting is required before the test.
Need for Food After Christmas
Many agencies have cared for the needy leading up to Christmas. Now there will be a lull in support. If you have foodstuffs left over that you won’t use, then drop these non-perishable items in the hutch at the entrance of the church. We will get the food to the Five Cities’ Christian Women’s food distribution center. If you are interested in donating your time to the effort (1 or 2 afternoons per month), please call the rectory.
Pray for Those in the Military
There are several members of the parish family who are in the military. Please pray for Matthew Owen, Christopher Valine, Nicholas Villegas, Richard (Richie) John III, Jessie Davis Long, James F. Maloney, Antonio P. Ramos, Mitchell Howard, Maria Kuhnes, Nicholas Cabansag, Daniel O’Connell, Matthew O’Connell, Markus Jones, Robert James Gassmann II, J.P. Castech, Anna Martin, Max Catalina, Ashley Valine, Jordan Gleave, Milan Muguira, John Jackson and Grace Anderson.
Coffee and Donuts
Coffee and donuts will be available Sunday morning in the hall. Please join your fellow parishioners after the Sunday morning Masses. Introduce yourself to someone
you don’t know.
The Lord’s message, through Moses, was to “take no re- venge and cherish no grudge . . . love your neighbor as your- self” (Leviticus 19:18). We might think, “Great in theory, but not always realistic!”
Then Jesus in today’s Gospel goes even further. Take a slap in the face and then turn the other cheek? Treat enemies the same as friends? Again, we’re tempted to think that those are nice ideals, but not very practical in the “real world.”
Paul echoes Jesus when he tells the Corinthians that what passes for human wisdom is absurdity to God. Divine wisdom casts sunshine on the good and the bad, showers rain on the honest and the dishonest—without distinction. We must examine our wisdom and common sense to see how they compare to the wisdom of God, and make adjustments accordingly. Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co., Inc.
Altar and Rosary Society Meeting
The regular meeting of the Altar and Rosary Society will take place this week on Tuesday, February 21st. All are invited to attend and participate. After prayer and Mass at 10:30 a.m., the usual luncheon and business meeting will follow in the parish hall.
Readings for the Week
Monday: Sir 1:1-10; Ps 93:1-2, 5; Mk 9:14-29
Tuesday: Sir 2:1-11; Ps 37:3-4, 18-19, 27-28, 39-40; Mk 9:30-37
Wednesday: 1 Pt 5:1-4; Ps 23:1-3a, 4-6; Mt 16:13-19
Thursday: Sir 5:1-8; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Mk 9:41-50
Friday: Sir 6:5-17; Ps 119:12, 16, 18, 27, 34, 35;
Saturday: Sir 17:1-15; Ps 103:13-18; Mk 10:13-16
Sunday: Is 49:14-15; Ps 62:2-3, 6-9; 1 Cor 4:1-5; Mt 6:24-34
Continue to pray for those who are ill
Mary Louise Brady, Shawn Clarke, Michalle Hammond, Rosalea Garces, Joe Tondre, Anne Sterline, Patrick Johnson, Romeo Zuech, Emma Coehlo, Vince Filippi, Hunter Ormonde, Jerry Williams, Samantha Kohler, Shannon Carpenter, Regina Clarke, Annette Herbst, Elsie Bough, Rey Cacabelos, Destry Ramey, Donnie Ornellas, David Woodruff, Kate Wels, Joe Crescione, Paul Adame, Mark Gil Go, Carla Silva, Anna Ramsey, Phineus McKenna, Steve Skibinski, Florence and Larry Kotlarek, Mary McDonell, Yolanda Ravelo, Jan Shields, Cipri- ano Galvez, Gladys Cotter, Nellie de Fiesta, Jack Schieble, Jim Maloney, Father Christopher Deitz, Brother Christopher Sain- don, Thomas Hughes, David and Richard Darin, Phyllis Tish, Linda Kumalac, Armida Robb, Kenneth Bagwell, Harriet Harrington, Lorraine Adler, Delia Cannon, Jannie Graham, Magdaleno Zambo, Audrey Corona, Sarah Micek, Cecilia and Randy Thiel, Debbie Riviera, Donna Escoffery, Eddie Chaiday, Annie Delgado, Mel Ormonde, Irma Silva, Ginger Smith, Dolores Menze, Carlito Untalan, Sue Regusci, Rosemarie Smith, Federico Garces, Jr., Fred Rodic, Joe Pizzo, LaVerne Coehlo, George Mahoney, Jennifer Lee, Evan Lalanne, Mary Streumpf, Dale & Betty Waite, Yvette Renz and Theresa Ramirez.
TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION
In brushing up for “Catholic Jeopardy,” it might help to know that there is only one feast on the calendar for a thing, rather than a person or mystery. It’s for a chair: Saint Peter’s chair in fact.
After the Resurrection, there can be no doubt that the disci- ples reserved a special place for Simon Peter in the upper room. Later, Peter became the bishop of Antioch in today’s Syria, the place where we were first called “Christians.” From there, he went to Rome, the center of the Empire, where it is said that Peter sat in a chair in the house of Priscilla and Aquila to instruct his flock. Jesus, in entrusting the keys of the Kingdom to Peter and his successors, entrusted his compassion and mercy to them, and charged them with pointing to the Kingdom of God. Compassion and mercy are to resonate through their teaching.
Since the ancient sign of a teacher is the chair (“disciple” literally means one who sits at the feet of a teacher), Peter’s chair has long been treasured. Today there is a symbolic shrine of Peter’s chair above the main altar of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. This monument is the last work of Bernini, a huge bronze throne supported by four doctors of the Church: Augustine and Ambrose from the Western Church, and Chrysostom and Athanasius from the East. High above it is the alabaster window of the descent of the Holy Spirit. —Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S.