Congratulations and Prayers for Fathers
A word of thanks and appreciation is offered to all fathers, grandfathers, foster fathers and others. Your efforts through the years were important and crucial, if not always appreciated. No doubt you made mistakes along the way. But raising children does not follow a recipe; it is a learned and challenging part of life with moving targets. May God continue to bless your efforts, to give wisdom to those still involved in the process, to offer peace and joy in the face of challenges and, above all, to teach you to love and to express that love unreservedly.
Father’s Day Novena
The annual novena of Masses for the living and deceased fathers, grandfathers, godfathers, stepfathers, etc., will be celebrated at Saint Paul the Apostle Parish, beginning this weekend. If you would like to enroll a special man (or men) in this series of nine Masses, please take the spiritual bouquet card from the table in the back of the church. For a LIVING father or other significant man, please take the envelope with brown printing which has a greeting card and mailing envelope in it. For a deceased father or other man, take only the response card with black printing. Return the response envelopes by June 20th.
Annual Ministries Appeal
The Annual Ministries Appeal is still very much in progress for this year. Many aspects of the operation of the Diocese of Monterey have no direct connection to the parishes. The Bishop coordinates a number of offices and ministries that are available to all the parishes and schools of the Diocese. This special appeal addresses these needed activities of any diocese. The registered parishioners have received information about the appeal in the mail. For those who haven’t received the brochure and response envelope, these are available in the rear of the church. We encourage ALL parishioners to participate as each one is able to participate. PLEASE MAKE ALL CHECKS PAYABLE TO THE DIOCESE OF MONTEREY AND RETURN ALL RESPONSE ENVELOPES TO THE PARISH OFFICE.
Parish Goal $27,500
Amount Pledged $25,862
Amount Paid $21,357
Families Participating 94
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, diabetes, nutrition counseling, referrals, screening, etc. The sites and times are: Parkview Manor, 365 Elm Street, Arroyo Grande, Thursday, June 25th from 10:00 a.m. to noon. A lipid panel is possible. Please call 544-2484, Ext. 1, for an appointment. Fasting is required before the test.
Volunteers are needed to arrive early on Sunday to prepare the coffee and the other items that are needed after the Sunday morning Masses. If anyone can take one Sunday a month or be on call in the event of emergency, that would be very helpful. Please call Father Victor if you are able to help.
Pilgrimage to Italy
Father John Farao of our Franciscan community will be leading a pilgrimage to Italy in November (18th to 28th). The itinerary begins in Venice, Italy and goes to Rome. Total cost including taxes and fees is $3,590. Brochures are available in the rear of the church or telephone Adoration Tours at (818)-368-6545 or (800)-580-7040.
The financial position for the period September 2014 through May 2015 shows income of $378,089.73 and expenses of $457,670.33.
The representatives of the woodcarvers of Bethlehem wish to extend their thanks for your warm reception for them. Your support was deeply appreciated. Your prayers are requested to achieve a lasting peace in the Middle East and to offer real freedom to people under severe restrictions.
Knights of Columbus Scholarship Applications
The Knights of Columbus Council #8762 is currently accepting applications for there 2015 scholarship awards. Completed applications are due by July 3rd and awards will be announced at the annual parish picnic on August 9th. The application and instructions can be downloaded online from the K of C online calendar via the parish website: http://stpaulspismobeach.com/kcalendar.html. For additional information or questions, please contact Jason Walsh at 805-556-8377 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, Justin O’Connell 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: Gn 12:1-9; Ps 33:12-13, 18-20, 22; Mt 7:1-5
Tuesday: Gn 13:2, 5-18; Ps 15:2-4ab, 5; Mt 7:6, 12-14
Wednesday: Vigil: Jer 1:4-10; Ps 71:1-6ab, 15ab, 17;
1 Pt 1:8-12; Lk 1:5-17
Day: Is 49:1-6; Ps 139:1-3, 13-15;
Acts 13:22-26; Lk 1:57-66, 80
Thursday: Gn 16:1-12, 15-16 [6b-12, 15-16];
Ps 106:1b-5; Mt 7:21-29
Friday: Gn 17:1, 9-10, 15-22; Ps 128:1-5; Mt 8:1-4
Saturday: Gn 18:1-15; Lk 1:46-50, 53-55; Mt 8:5-17
Sunday: Wis 1:13-15; 2:23-24; Ps 30:2, 4-6, 11-13;
2 Cor 8:7, 9, 13-15; Mk 5:21-43 [5:21-24, 35b-43]
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, Emma Coehlo, Vince Filippi, 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, Destry Ramey, Donnie Ornellas, James Willette, David Woodruff, Kate Wels, Anatol Jordan, Joe Crescione, Paul Adame, Mark Gil Go, Carla Silva, Anna Ramsey, Phineus McKenna, Lorinda Toscas Manheimer, Anita Landry, Steve Skibinski, Florence and Larry Kotlarek, Mary McDonell, Tom Shaffer, Jeannette Scarpelli, Nancy Ochs, Clint Albao, Eric Danilewicz, Sylvia Cazier, Yolanda Ravelo, Carmela Marino, Fred Graf, Veronica Boulais, Jan Shields, Elizabeth Cabreros, Cipriano Galvez, Bill and Gladys Cotter, Scott Shields, Nellie de Fiesta, Theresa Fulbright, Ryan Teixeira, Jack Schieble, Gordon Loflin and Theresa Ramirez.