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Events This Week
Sunday 27 High School Youth Group 6:30PM
Monday 28 Entrance into the Catholic Church 7:00PM
Tuesday 29 Saint Anthony Novena after Mass 8:00AM
    NO Study of the Old Testament with Fr. Victor 7:00 PM
Wednesday 30 Mother of Perpetual Help Novena (after Mass) 8:30AM
    Faith Formation K-8 4:00PM
    Choir Rehearsal 7:00PM
Thursday 1 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 1-6:45PM
    NO Study of the Catechism of the Church with Fr. Victor 7:00PM
Friday 2 NO Bible Study (rear hall) 9:00AM
Sunday 4 High School Youth Group 6:30PM

Altar Servers
SATURDAY 3 5:30PM Andrew Davies and MJ Anderson


8:00 AM

The Pringle Brothers
  10:30AM Michael Hansen and Hunter Boulais
  5:30PM Dylan Hert

First Sunday of Advent
November 27, 2016

“You . . . must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect,
the Son of Man will come.”— Matthew 24:44

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2nd Collection--Military Services
Many Catholic priests minister to our men and women in the armed services of our country. These priests work in many different parts of the world and in situations of varying danger. A second collection will be taken this weekend to support the priests who are in the Archdiocese of the Military Services. The collection goes to buy those things not supplied by our country and is scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend as a means of giving thanks for their work.

Contribution Envelope Boxes
All of the contribution envelope boxes have been placed in the rear of the church. Those who use these or who have electronic deductions will find boxes available. You will need the boxes this week. Please take your box home.

Knights of Columbus Magnificat
The Knights of Columbus once again have the Magnificat Advent Companion books available for you. The book of daily readings for the Advent season retails for $3.95, but they will be available to you for $3.00. These items will be available before and after the Masses this weekend.

First Friday at Nativity
Nativity of Our Lady will host its first Friday Spirituality meeting, Friday, December 2nd after the 9:00 a.m. Mass and a light brunch. Deacon Tom O’Brien will give a presentation on the process of the canonization of saints. He will discuss the development of the process of canonization over history and some of the more recent unprecedented causes for canonization.

Christmas Cards to Support the Vietnam Mission
The Christmas cards to support the Mission in Viet
nam are in the rear of the church. Please take whatever cards you can and would like to use. If you are able to make a contribution, please do so. The greetings are in English; the depictions on the cards have an Asian style to them.

Annual Ministries Appeal
The Annual Ministries Appeal is still very much in pro- gress 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 enve- lope, 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 $27,300
Amount Pledged $23,665
Amount Paid $22,665
Families Participating 84

Pilgrimage to Europe
Father John Farao of our local Franciscan community will lead a pilgrimage to Fatima, Lourdes, Saint James in Spain and Paris. This spiritual journey is being coordinated by Adoration Tours. Leave a message of interest at 800-580-7040 and speak with Adeline. The dates are April 19th to May 1st next year. Be patient for a return call, since the office staff is currently touring.

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.

First Friday & First Saturday

First Friday, December 2nd, occurs this week. Immediately following Mass there will be a Holy Hour with prayers and Benediction.
First Saturday, December 3rd, also occurs this week. It is in honor of Our Lady of Fatima with recitation of the Rosary to restore World Peace.

Altar and Rosary Society Christmas Luncheon
The Christmas luncheon is set for the Madonna Inn on Wednesday, December 14th at noon. All registered parishioners have received information and forms for reservations at the luncheon. For nonregistered parishioners and visitors who would like to attend, please call the office for reservation forms and raffle tickets.

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: Senior Center, 1445 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo, Thursday, December 8th from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Judson Lodge, 3042 Augusta Street, San Luis Obispo, Tuesday, December 13th from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

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, Milan Muguira, John Jackson and Grace Anderson.

Readings for the Week
Monday: Is 4:2-6; Ps 122:1-9; Mt 8:5-11
Tuesday: Is 11:1-10; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17;
Lk 10:21-24
Wednesday: Rom 10:9-18; Ps 19:8-11; Mt 4:18-22
Thursday: Is 26:1-6; Ps 118:1, 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a; Mt 7:21, 24-27
Friday: Is 29:17-24; Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14; Mt 9:27-31
Saturday: Is 30:19-21, 23-26; Ps 147:1-6;
Mt 9:35 — 10:1, 5a, 6-8
Sunday: Is 11:1-10; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; Rom 15:4-9; Mt 3:1-12

Continue to pray for those who are ill
Mary Louise Brady, Shawn Clarke, Michalle Hammond, Rosalea Garces, Joe Tondre, Anne Sterline, Patrick Johnson, Romeo Zuech, Emma Coehlo, Vince Filippi, Hunter Ormonde, Bruce Springer, Jerry Williams, Samantha Kohler, Shannon Carpenter, Regina Clarke, Annette Herbst, Elsie Bough, Rey Cacabelos, Destry Ramey, Donnie Ornellas, David Woodruff, Kate Wels, Joe Crescione, Paul Adame, Mark Gil Go, Carla Silva, Anna Ramsey, Phineus McKenna, Steve Skibinski, Flor- ence and Larry Kotlarek, Mary McDonell, Yolanda Ravelo, Jan Shields, Cipriano Galvez, Gladys Cotter, Nellie de Fiesta, Jack Schieble, Jim Maloney, Father Christopher Deitz, Brother Chris- topher Saindon, Thomas Hughes, Lydia Y. Rodriguez, David and Richard Darin, Phyllis Tish, Linda Kumalac, Armida Robb, Kenneth Bagwell, Richard Surbeck, Lorraine Adler, Delia Can- non, Jannie Graham, Magdaleno Zambo, Audrey Corona, Sa- rah Micek, Cecilia and Randy Thiel, Sandi Morrissey, Debbie Riviera, Donna Escoffery, Eddie Chaiday, Annie Delgado, Mel Ormonde, Irma Silva, Joy Gifford, Ginger Smith, Dolores Men- ze, Carlito Untalan, Sue Regusci, Rosemarie Smith, Federico Garces, Jr., Fred Rodic, Joe Pizzo, LaVerne Coehlo, George Mahoney and Theresa Ramirez.

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