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Second Collection—This Weekend
The annual collection to support the retirement fund of the aged and infirm priests of the Diocese of Monterey will take place this weekend. The care of the older priests of the diocese has been admirable. Most are still well and active. Those who died have gone to heaven with dignity and with proper care. The commu- nity is thanked for its long-standing part in this ministry to the priests.
Catholic art calendars are now available for 2017. Please take one per family. Please pray for the benefactors who have supplied them to the parish. Baskets are placed by the calendars in case you wish to make a free-will offering toward the missions in the United States.
Much Appreciation and Gratitude
The Friars and staff wish to express their prayerful gratitude for the many varied gifts that have been received in the friary. Food, beverages, decorations and hosted gatherings have been abundant in our lives. May God give you His rich reward for your goodness. Many blessings in the New Year.
Bassinette for Life
The bassinette will be removed after this weekend. The parishioners and visitors are thanked for their marvel- ous generosity. It is a challenge for many single moth- ers in our day to care for their infants and children.
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.
Events Outside the Parish
1) The 19th Annual Central California Marian Eucharistic Conference will take place at Saint Rose of Lima Parish in Paso Robles on January 13th, 14th and 15th. This year’s theme is “The Way of Mary—The Way of Humility.” For information, contact Diane Olsen at 466-5504 (805 area code) or email CCMEC2@gmail.com.
2) The Annual Walk for Life West Coast (San Francisco) will be held on Saturday, January 21st. For information and details please Google the Walk for Life San Francisco.
3) Magnificat’s quarterly Prayer Breakfast is open to all women on Saturday, January 28th, at the Santa Maria Inn. Guest speaker Rosemary Geiger will share her bumpy life journey as well as her faith and hope in Jesus and His beloved Mother. The breakfast will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at a cost of $25 per person Please call Dolly Van Horn at 934-1857 for reservations.
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
We Thank Those Who Participated
Annual Ministries Appeal
Father Victor is very grateful to those who joined in supporting the activities of Bishop Garcia and the Diocese through the An- nual Ministry Appeal. 2016 was a difficult year for fundraising.
The final AMA numbers are reflected below.
Parish Goal $27,300 Amount Pledged $25,085 Amount Paid $25,085 Families Participating 88
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: Is 42:1-4, 6-7 or Acts 10:34-38; Ps 29:1-4,3, 9-10; Mt 3:13-17
Tuesday: Heb 2:5-12; Ps 8:2ab, 5, 6-9; Mk 1:21-28
or Heb 1:1-6 and 2:5-12; Ps 8:2ab, 5, 6-9; Mk 1:14-20 and 1:21-28
Wednesday: Heb 2:14-18; Ps 105:1-4, 6-9; Mk 1:29-39
Thursday: Heb 3:7-14; Ps 95:6-11; Mk 1:40-45
Friday: Heb 4:1-5, 11; Ps 78:3, 4bc, 6c-8; Mk 2:1-12
Saturday: Heb 4:12-16; Ps 19:8-10, 15; Mk 2:13-17
Sunday: Is 49:3, 5-6; Ps 40:2, 4, 7-10; 1 Cor 1:1-3; Jn 1:29-34
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, Cipriano Galvez, Gladys Cotter, Nellie de Fiesta, Jack Schieble, Jim Maloney, Father Christopher Deitz, Brother Christopher Saindon, Thomas Hughes, Frank Loflin, David and Richard Darin, Phyllis Tish, Linda Kumalac, Armida Robb, Kenneth Bagwell, Richard Surbeck, Lorraine Adler, Delia Cannon, Jannie Graham, Magdaleno Zambo, Audrey Corona, Sarah Micek, Cecilia and Randy Thiel, Sandi Morrissey, Debbie Riviera, Donna Escoffery, Eddie Chaiday, Annie Delgado, Mel Ormonde, Irma Silva, Joy Gifford, Ginger Smith, Dolores Menze, Carlito Untalan, Sue Regusci, Rosemarie Smith, Federico Garces, Jr., Fred Rodic, Joe Pizzo, LaVerne Coehlo, George Mahoney, Jennifer Lee and Theresa Ramirez.