Father Victor Away During February
Father Victor will be away during February. Father Alphonse will be in charge. The effort has been made to limit the parish activities, though this will be difficult with Lent beginning on the 18th. If there are any scheduling issues, please address them before the end of January.
Annual Ministries Appeal
Because Father Victor will be away during the month of February, the Annual Ministries Appeal will need to be started sooner than normal. This has traditionally been an activity during Lent—a sort of special offering in the Lenten season. The materials will be sent to the registered parishioners this coming week. Responses can come any time. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR RESPONSE GOES TO THE PARISH OFFICE. This is the only way to insure a DOUBLE checking of the contributions—first at the parish, then at the Bishop’s office.
Preceding Us to the Father
Earlier this month, Mr. Jan Collmer died. Many have known this, but the formal announcement was overlooked. Jan was the father of Sheryl Collmer who was very active in the parish for ten years—as parish administrative assistant, as an active member of the prayer life of the parish, as a motivating force for life issues and as a helper in many ways. Please pray for the repose of Jan’s soul and for the family which is struggling with this loss.
Magnificat Lenten Companion
The Knights of Columbus have a limited number of the Magnificat Lenten Companion and will be selling them on the weekends of February 7th and 14th. This book of daily readings for Lent retails for $3.95, but will be made available to you for only $3.00. This book is not part of the usual Magnificat subscription.
Future Projects on Site
The parish hall is presently undergoing an exterior painting. Thus far the results have been very gratifying. In addition the parish is waiting for final approval to construct a double garage/double carport in the rear parking lot. There will be disruption to the availability of the back area. The painting of the hall’s exterior and the construction of the small building are seen as necessary before the asphalt is redone on the parish property.
Nativity of Our Lady Church will hold its monthly Women’s First Friday Spirituality meeting on February 6th at 9:00 a.m. beginning with Mass. After brunch in the hall, Bishop Ryan will offer his reflections. All are invited.
Saint Patrick Parish will again offer a Grief Support Group beginning February 18th from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. This is a 10-week group process and is open to anyone who is grieving a loved one, whether the loss occurred recently or many years ago. The group time is an opportunity for members to join together to pray, reflect and share their experiences. As a result of the group, many participants have experienced significant healing and begin to rediscover love, peace and joy in their lives. For more information and to register, contact Terri Bledsoe, LCSW, at 489-2680, Ext. 15. Class size is limited.
The Santa Maria Chapter of Magnificat invites all women to the quarterly breakfast on Saturday, February 7th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The featured speaker is Kay Murdy. Prompted by the Holy Spirit, she traded in romance novels to write several books on scripture and spirituality. Her most recent publication garnered an award from the Catholic Press Association in 2014. At a cost of $25.00 per person, the event will be held at the Santa Maria Inn. For reservations, please contact Dolly Horn (878-0420 or 934-1857) or Marie Schaefer (938-1254).
Contribution Statements for 2014
Statements summarizing monetary gifts to the parish for 2014 are now printable. If you would like a statement sent to your home, please contact the office and give your name and address.
Father Michael Bell, who said the Latin Mass for six or more years here at Saint Paul Parish, suffered a debilitating stroke. He is recuperating slowly. Please pray for his well-being.
Pilgrimage to Europe
With destinations in Venice, Florence, Assisi, Rome and an option to Medjugorje, Fr. John Farao, OFM Conv. Is leading a pilgrimage November 19-30, 2015 to Italy. The tour will include 3 days in Rome, 3 days in Venice/Padua and 2 days in Assisi. Flyers are available; contact Golden Voyages at 866-534-8656 or email info@goldenvoyages or see website at www.goldenvoyages.net.
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, J.P. Castech, Anna Martin, Max Catalina, Ashley Valine 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.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday: 2 Tm 1:1-8 or Ti 1:1-5; Ps 96:1-3, 7-8a, 10;
Tuesday: Heb 10:1-10; Ps 40:2, 4ab, 7-8a, 10, 11;
Wednesday: Heb 10:11-18; Ps 110:1-4; Mk 4:1-20
Thursday: Heb 10:19-25; Ps 24:1-6; Mk 4:21-25
Friday: Heb 10:32-39; Ps 37:3-6,23-24,39-40;
Saturday: Heb 11:1-2, 8-19; Lk 1:69-75; Mk 4:35-41
Sunday: Dt 18:15-20; Ps 95:1-2, 6-9; 1 Cor 7:32-35;
Continue to pray for those who are ill
Mary Louise Brady, Shawn Clarke, Therese Lawrence, Michalle Hammond, Claire Brescia, McKenzie Tompkins, Rosalea Garces, Joe Tondre, Anne Sterline, Tyler Borges, Patrick Johnson, Romeo Zuech, Hilda Souza, Judy Wedin, Emma Coehlo, Vince Filippi, David Sterling, Hunter Ormonde, Bruce Springer, Jerry Williams, Samantha Kohler, Kathy Moritz, Simona Giovando, Shannon Carpenter, Regina Clarke, Annette Herbst, Joan Gaugush, Elaine Denton, Elsie Bough, Rey Cacabelos, Leandro Tompkins, Roger Boggs, Martha Hosier, Lawrence Wedin, Destry Ramey, Donnie Ornellas, Patrick Matthias, Mary Avila, James Willette, David Woodruff, Kate Wels, Anatol Jordan, Joe Crescione, Paul Adame, Mark Gil Go, Jimmy Harrington, Carla Silva, Jeff Williams, Sr., Anna Ramsey, Phineus McKenna, Judy Marine, Sister Carol, Lorinda Toscas Manheimer, Anita Landry, Ray Tezzoli, Steve Skibinski, Florence Kotlarek, Mary McDonell, Tom Shaffer, Myrna Tuell, Jeannette Scarpelli, Nancy Ochs, Bro. Christopher Saidon, Clint Albao, Eric Danilewicz, Madeline Mackie, Sylvia Cazier, Yolanda Ravelo, Carmela Marino, Father Michael Bell, Fred Graf, Veronica Boulais and Theresa Ramirez.