Magnificat Lenten Companion
The Knights of Columbus have a limited number of the Magnificat Lenten Companion and will be selling them this weekend, February 6th and 7th. 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.
40 Days for Life Campaign
Saint Paul the Apostle Parish has participated in the 40-day campaigns before. This Lent (February 10th-March 20th) the parishioners are encouraged to participate in praying in front of the Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic in San Luis Obispo. This does place a burden on those who participate—time is required; concentration on God is the focus; there will be distractions; the weather may be a trial; and more. The benefit may not ever be known by those participating. To register for a time and date, go to 40daysforlife.com. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preceding Us to the Father
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mary Dominguez Zoppel, mother of Julie Cadena of our parish. Keep the grieving families in your prayers as well.
The Five Cities’ Christian Women’s Food Ministry
The Five Cities’ Christian Women’s Food Ministry will meet at the Coastal Community Church, 1830 Farroll Road, Grover Beach on Monday, February 8th at noon. The potluck includes a business meeting and a program to be determined. Bring a dish of your favorite food to share and bring your own place setting. For more information, call 473-1157 or visit www.fcc-w.org.
Events Outside the Parish
Lenten Healing Masses will be celebrated at the Monastery of the Risen Christ Chapel in SLO by Fr. Ray Roh, O.S.B. The dates and times are Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. February 20th; February 27th; March 5th and March 12th. The theme of the Masses is Healing Through the Beatitudes. Anointing and laying on of hands for healing and private ministry will be available after Mass. The Monastery of the Risen Christ is located at 2308 O’Connor Way in SLO.
For information, call 805-544-1810 or go to monasteryrisenchrist.com.
The Newman Catholic Center of San Luis Obispo will host the annual Spring Fundraiser dinner and auction on Saturday, March 12th at the Madonna Inn to supplement funding for their ministry to students at Cal Poly and Cuesta community College. Dinner tickets are $80.00 per person and reverse drawing tickets are $50.00 each. You could be the lucky winner of $3,500.00 in the reverse drawing. You need not be present to win. To purchase dinner tickets or reverse drawing tickets, go to our website, www.slonewman.org.
Bassinette for Life
During Lent the baby bassinette will be placed in the back of the church. A small “gift tree” with tags of needed baby items will be next to the bassinette. The tags are meant to offer ideas of what is needed by the pregnancy counselling centers to support mothers with young infants. If you take a tag, purchase the item, place that in the bassinette and return the tag to the tree. For information or questions, contact Elsie Metzler at 458-0389.
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 and Grace Anderson.
Wednesday, February 10th, is Ash Wednesday. The period of Lent is a special preparation for the Solemnity of the Lord’s Resurrection (Easter). Ashes will be distributed during three Masses and at a special service for the students of our Faith Formation program.
Fast and Abstinence
Ash Wednesday is a day of fast AND abstinence. The Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence. Abstinence is required of all Catholics over the age of 14 (no upper limit). This means that no meat or meat products (soups, gravies, consommés, etc.) are to be eaten on Ash Wednesday or the Fridays of Lent. Fasting is required of all Catholics age 18 to 59 on Ash Wednesday. This means that only one full meal is allowed, with two smaller meals as needed (no solid food between meals). These regulations are considered to be a serious obligation for all Catholics. However, those who are ill, pregnant, on medication or special diets for health concerns or those who must work at extremely physical jobs may be exempt from these regulations.
Contribution Statements for 2015
Statements summarizing monetary gifts to the parish for 2015 have now been mailed.
The Altar and Rosary Society plans to create a cookbook which will feature the special recipes of the parishioners. The Society is seeking those recipes that have been unique for your families. The recipes may have been family traditions for years or new creations that are unusual. Recipes may be placed in a box in the rear of the church. The cookbook will be available at the Easter bake sale. Submit recipes with your names printed on each of them. Make this an endeavor of the entire parish.
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: 1 Kgs 8:1-7,9-13; Ps 132:6-7,8-10;Mk 6:53-56
Tuesday: 1 Kgs 8:22-23, 27-30; Ps 84:3-5, 10-11; Mk 7:1-13
Wednesday: Jl 2:12-18; Ps 51:3-6ab, 12-14, 17;
2 Cor 5:20 — 6:2; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18
Thursday: Dt 30:15-20; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Lk 9:22-25
Friday: Is 58:1-9a; Ps 51:3-6ab, 18-19; Mt 9:14-15
Saturday: Is 58:9b-14; Ps 86:1-6; Lk 5:27-32
Sunday: Dt 26:4-10; Ps 91:1-2,10-15; Rom 10:8-13;
Continue to pray for those who are ill
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