The Annual Parish Picnic sponsored by the Knights of Columbus will take place on Sunday, August 10th, starting at noon at Strother Park in Arroyo Grande on Huasna Road. ALL PARISHIONERS are invited in appreciation for your support of the K of C activities in the past. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served from noon until 2:00 p.m. Activities will include the presentation of the Knights of Columbus Scholarship winners. There will be fun and games for all. Please come as the guests of the Knights of Columbus. This Council, which uses Saint Paul the Apostle Parish as the center of its activities, is also celebrating the 30th Anniversary of its founding. It is known as Council #8762 and is named after Saint Maximilian Kolbe.
Friars Remain Unchanged
The Friars, in their various meetings, have decided to keep the four Friars living at the Saint Paul the Apostle Parish in their current positions. Therefore, Friars Victor, Alphonse, Robert and John are scheduled to continue their current assignments.
Volunteers for Faith Formation K-8
Preparations are being made for the beginning of the Faith Formation programs for our students who are in grades K through 8. If anyone has an interest in participating as an aide or back-up instructor, please call the rectory.
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 $25,600
Amount Pledged $23,870
Amount Paid $21,645
Families Participating 90
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, Jarod Alexander Souza, Nicholas Villegas, Richard (Richie) John III, Jessie Davis Long, James F. Maloney, Antonio P. Ramos, Mitchell Howard, Maria Kuhnes, Nicholas Cabansag, Matthew O’Connell, Markus Jones, Robert James Gassmann, J.P. Castech, Anna Martin, Max Catalina, Ashley Valine and Grace Anderson.
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, Stephanie Liles, Jerry Williams, Samantha Kohler, Kathy Moritz, Simona Giovando, Shannon Carpenter, Regina Clarke, Annette Herbst, Theresa Fulbright, Joan Gaugush, Elaine Denton, Elsie Bough, Rey Cacabelos, Wayne Tompkins, Leandro Tompkins, Roger Boggs, Martha Hosier, Lawrence Wedin, Destry Ramey, Donnie Ornellas, Amanda McQueen, Art Hanlon, Patrick Matthias, Mary Avila, James Willette, David Jungclaus, David Woodruff, Kate Wels, Anatol Jordan, Richard Becerra, Joe Crescione, Paul Adame, Myrtle Nunes, Mark Gil Go, Jimmy Harrington, Carla Silva, Philip Avila, Jeff Williams, Sr., Anna Ramsey, Phineus McKenna, Anselma Apilado, Judy Marine, Sister Carol, Alvin LeVeque, Lorinda Toscas Manheimer, Anita Landry, Ray Tezzoli, Betty Waite, Steve Skibinski, Virginia Rarig, Florence Kotlarek, Patty Maechtle, Mary McDonell, Tom Shaffer and Theresa Ramirez.
First Friday & First Saturday
First Friday, August 1st, occurs this week. Immediately following the Mass, there will be a Holy Hour with prayers and Benediction.
First Saturday, August 2nd, also occurs this week. It is in honor of Our Lady of Fatima with recitation of the Rosary to restore World Peace.
Friends of Francis Dinner and Auction
Please save the date. The former Evening Under the Oaks will take place at the San Luis Obispo Country Club on Saturday, September 6th. There will be baseball memorabilia in this year’s auction. For those who have NOT received formal invitations and would like to have the invitation packet and reservation material, please call 489-1012, ext. 23.
A Plenary Indulgence
Our Seraphic Father Saint Francis of Assisi, in keeping with his special love for the Blessed Virgin, was especially fond of the chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels known as the Portiuncula. It was here, in the designs of Divine Providence, that he started the Order of Friars Minor, inaugurated the Order of the Poor Clares and brought his sojourn on earth to its holy end in death. For this chapel, according to tradition, our Holy Father obtained the famous indulgence which the Supreme Pontiffs confirmed and extended to many other churches. On account of the many blessings conferred there, the celebration of a liturgical feast was granted for August 2nd, which marks the anniversary of the dedication of this chapel.
A plenary indulgence may be gained on August 2nd and 3rd by visiting any church. Besides the prayers for the visit, prayers for the Holy Father and the reception of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist are required.
Franciscan Seminary Collection
A special collection to support the seminary expenses for the young Friars of the Conventual Franciscans is taken up every year around this time. This year the Friars on the west coast have two students going to school in preparation for priesthood, two young Friars who received their Franciscan habits for the first time last week and are spending a year in preparation for first vows, four postulants preparing to receive the habit in a year and twenty-six students in Vietnam (in the Mission) at various stages of preparation (including ordination to the diaconate). The collection will take place on August 9th and 10th.
Preceding Us to the Father
Almost two weeks ago Joseph Kraut, Jr., was killed in a rock-climbing accident. Joseph is the older brother of Mathew Kraut of our parish. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Joseph and for comfort for the entire extended family.
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: Jer 13:1-11; Dt 32:18-21; Mt 13:31-35
Tuesday: Jer 14:17-22; Ps 79:8, 9, 11, 13; Jn 11:19-27 or Lk 10:38-42
Wednesday: Jer 15:10, 16-21; Ps 59:2-4, 10-11, 17-18;
Thursday: Jer 18:1-6; Ps 146:1b-6ab; Mt 13:47-53
Friday: Jer 26:1-9; Ps 69:5, 8-10, 14; Mt 13:54-58
Saturday: Jer 26:11-16, 24; Ps 69:15-16, 30-31, 33-34;
Sunday: Is 55:1-3; Ps 145:8-9, 15-18; Rom 8:35,
37-39; Mt 14:13-21