Five Cities Christian Women’s Monthly Meeting
The Five Cities Christian Women’s Food Ministry will meet at the Central Coast Baptist Church, 153 South 9th Street, Grover Beach, on Monday, April 13th at noon. This month’s potluck includes a business meeting and a presentation by Captive Hearts Chaplin, Judy Boen. Bring a dish of your favorite food to share and bring your own place setting. For more information, call 473-1157 or 440-2762 or visit www.fcc-w.org.
Altar and Rosary Society Appreciation
The members of the Altar and Rosary Society wish to express their sincere gratitude for the outstanding support offered by the parishioners for the bake sale. Those who coordinated this year’s event were particularly happy by the many creative items that were baked for sale. May God bless you all.
Annual Mother’s Day Novena
The Novena of Masses for Mother’s Day begins Sunday, May 10th. For the living mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, etc., please take a large envelope with blue printing, which has a smaller envelope and the card in it. For the deceased, please take ONLY the response envelope with the black printing. Return the response envelope as soon as possible.
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 $19,982
Amount Paid $15,467
Families Participating 64
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.
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: Judson Lodge, 3000 Augusta Street, San Luis Obispo, Tuesday, April 14th from 9:00 a.m. to noon and Peace Lutheran church, 244 Oak Park Boulevard, Arroyo Grande, Tuesday, April 21st from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
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.
Divine Mercy Sunday
The special celebrations honoring God’s Mercy will take place at Saint Patrick Parish on April 12th from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The schedule for next Sunday’s Divine Mercy events are:
2:45-3:00 Solemn Blessing of the Divine Mercy Image
3:00-4:00 Celebration of the Holy Eucharist
4:00-4:15 Chaplet of the Divine Mercy Followed by the
Anointing of the Sick
The Friars and staff wish to express their gratitude to the many parishioners and visitors who support the parish and its activities so wonderfully. There are many elements to that support. The hours donated, the attendance at events, the participation at rosary and Mass and the fiscal contributions all make for a vibrant spiritual community. May God give you peace and bless you for your goodness to us.
Annual Spring Fling—Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus have scheduled the 7th Annual Spring Fling for Saturday, April 25th, in the Parish Hall (5:00 to 8:00 p.m.). This dinner benefits a variety of organizations. The silent auction and no-host cocktail hour begin at 5:00 p.m.; the dinner starts at 5:45 p.m.; entertainment begins at 6:30 and the live auction at 7:00 p.m. Please support this fine effort. The dinner costs are $15 for adults, $5 for children and the little ones are free. The Knights will be selling tickets for the dinner after the Masses this weekend. Please ask them about their efforts.
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.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday: Acts 4:23-31; Ps 2:1-3, 4-9; Jn 3:1-8
Tuesday: Acts 4:32-37; Ps 93:1-2, 5; Jn 3:7b-15
Wednesday: Acts 5:17-26; Ps 34:2-9; Jn 3:16-21
Thursday: Acts 5:27-33; Ps 34:2, 9, 17-20; Jn 3:31-36
Friday: Acts 5:34-42; Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14; Jn 6:1-15
Saturday: Acts 6:1-7; Ps 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19; Jn 6:16-21
Sunday: Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; Ps 4:2, 4, 7-9; 1 Jn 2:1-5a; Lk 24:35-48
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, Leandro Tompkins, Roger Boggs, Martha Hosier, Destry Ramey, Donnie Ornellas, Patrick Matthias, Mary Avila, James Willette, David Woodruff, Kate Wels, Anatol Jordan, Joe Crescione, Paul Adame, Mark Gil Go, Carla Silva, Jeff Williams, Sr., Anna Ramsey, Phineus McKenna, Sister Carol, Lorinda Toscas Manheimer, Anita Landry, Steve Skibinski, Florence Kotlarek, Mary McDonell, Tom Shaffer, Jeannette Scarpelli, Nancy Ochs, Bro. Christopher Saidon, Clint Albao, Eric Danilewicz, Sylvia Cazier, Yolanda Ravelo, Carmela Marino, Fred Graf, Veronica Boulais, Jan Shields, Elizabeth Cabreros, Cipriano Galvez, Bill and Gladys Cotter and Theresa Ramirez.