Second Collection This Weekend—Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Monterey receives funding annually through this special appeal. Funds, prayer and time combine to serve 25,000 families and individuals. The outreach is to the poor, the disenfranchised, the emotionally disturbed and those working the legal route to citizenship. THIS WEEKEND, the collection will be taken to help ONLY in our Diocese.
Support for Tree of Life Pregnancy Counseling Center
Between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, the parish works to support efforts to assist those with pregnancies. Many young women are pregnant, single and without fiscal or family support. The Tree of Life Center in San Luis Obispo has been very successful in reaching out to guide and console with encouragement and understanding. Giving young women a way to avoid abortion is a first step in the process of respecting life. In the rear of the church, a wish tree has been set up. Take a tag from the tree, purchase the item which goes in the bassinette and return the tag to the tree. If you would like to make a cash donation, a self-addressed envelope for Tree of Life is next to the wish tree. Do what you can to support life.
El Padrecito Ministries
On June 8th, a fundraiser will be held at the Guadalupe city hall to support the El Padrecito Ministries. Father Masseo Gonzales coordinates a ministry to young Hispanics. This includes a non-profit children’s dance studio in Guadalupe. Father Masseo and six or seven of his adult associates have been invited to World Youth Day in Brazil to perform for Pope Francis. The fundraiser is $100 per couple (or $60 per single) for music, appetizer, a sit-down meal with a raffle and silent auction. Call 219-0441 or visit www.elpadrecito.org for information. Father Masseo will be present at all Masses this weekend and will have a table with tickets and information available for the parishioners.
Altar and Rosary Society Meeting
This Tuesday, May 21st, the Altar and Rosary Society will hold its monthly meeting. As was recently agreed, prayers and rosary begin in the church at 10:30 a.m. followed by the luncheon and meeting in the hall. ALL are welcome.
THE DAY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
John’s Gospel tells us that when Jesus “breathed” on the disciples, the Holy Spirit came into them, empowering them to forgive sins and to gather all people into union with one another.
The book of Genesis had explained the divisions among nations with the story of the Tower of Babel. In rebellious pride, human beings had struggled to become equal to God. The result was chaos, strife, the inability even to speak the same language among themselves. Today’s reading from Acts tells how the Spirit has just the opposite effect. Strangers from many nations hear and understand one another, each in his or her own tongue.
This message of unity in the Spirit is repeated in the reading from Corinthians. There are many gifts, many ways to serve. One way is not “higher,” nor one person “better” than another. There is but one Spirit, who accomplishes all the different works we do, acting through us. Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
COME TO US, SPIRIT OF HOLINESS
you banish fear from our hearts;
you bear witness in us that we are children of God;
we pray to you:
Remove from our hearts the spirit of slaves;
place in us the spirit of adopted children
to make us cry out, “Abba, Father!”
—From Come, Lord Jesus by Lucien Deiss, CSSp, copyright © 1976, 1981, Lucien Deiss. Published by World Library Publications. p. 184
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.
Amount Pledged $17,440
Amount Paid $11,600
Parish Goal $26,000
Families Participating 68
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, Annie O’Connell, Markus Jones, Robert James Gassmann, J.P. Castech, Anna Martin, Max Catalina 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: Sir 1:1-10; Ps 93:1-2, 5; Mk 9:14-29
Tuesday: Sir 2:1-11; Ps 37:3-4, 18-19, 27-28, 39-40;
Wednesday: Sir 4:11-19;Ps 119:165, 168, 171-172, 174-175; Mk 10:38-45
Thursday: Sir 5:1-8; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Mk 9:41-50
Friday: Sir 6:5-17; Ps 119:12, 16, 18, 27, 34-35;
Saturday: Sir 17:1-15; Ps 103:13-18; Mk 10:13-16
Sunday: Prv 8:22-31; Ps 8:4-9; Rom 5:1-5; Jn 16:12-15
Continue to pray for those who are ill
Jude Genova, Mary Louise Brady, Shawn Clarke, Therese Lawrence, Michalle Hammond, Tony Brescia, McKenzie Tompkins, Claudia Atkinson, Rosalea Garces, Joe Tondre, Anne Sterline,, Tyler Borges, Patrick Johnson, Gloria Wash, Romeo Zuech, Hilda Souza, Kristine Schilpp, Cache Coehlo, Marcia Turner, Judy Wedin, Marilyn Biven, Emma Coehlo, Mary Alexander, Vince Filippi, David Sterling, Allie Simon, Hunter Ormonde, Bruce Springer, Stephanie Liles, Jim Chapman, Darrin Avila, Jerry Williams, Samantha Kohler, Kathy Moritz, Claudio Carbero, Kathy Warner, Simona Giovando, Shannon Carpenter, Regina Clarke, Annette Herbst, Theresa Fulbright, Joan Gaugush, Elaine Denton, Elsie Bough, Rey Cacabelos, Jennifer Chill, Arlindo Avila, Sharleen Brooks, Colleen White, Wayne Tompkins, Leandro Tompkins, Richard Ibuna, Beth Ryan, Roger Boggs, Martha Hosier, Lawrence Wedin, Carol Pimentel, Destry Ramey, Lorna Morris, Marie McKenzie, Jim Schekel, David Williams, Donnie Ornellas, Amanda McQueen, Joe Piccoli, Art Hanlon, Fred Rodic, Patrick Matthias, Mary Avila, Myrna Tuell, James Willette, Sue Brown, David Jungclaus, David Woodruff, Kate Wels, Sam Gravance, Rose Ludvickson, Mary Souza, Anatol Jordan, Father Rich Walz, Sean Pino, Michelle Brown, Johnny Patrick Choy and Theresa Ramirez.