Altar and Rosary Society Meeting
The regular monthly meeting of the Altar and Rosary Society will take place on Tuesday, November 18th, beginning with Rosary and Mass in the Church at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome.
Altar and Rosary Society Bake Sale
The annual Bake Sale before Thanksgiving will be held next Saturday and Sunday, November 23rd and 24th. If you can bake even the simplest, tasty treat, please consider baking and donating the item(s) to the Altar and Rosary Society effort. This helps to cover the costs of maintaining the sanctuary, the altar and the church. Baked goods may be delivered after 3:00 p.m. on Saturday the 23rd or before the Sunday morning Masses. Our thanks for your interest and efforts. Outright donations are greatly appreciated.
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. The first Sunday for these boxes will be November 30th. Please take your box home. IF YOU WISH TO BEGIN USING ENVELOPE BOXES OR IF YOUR BOX APPEARS TO BE MISSING, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.
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 on the weekends of November 23-24 and November 30-December 1st.
There will be a Healing Mass in English at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, Nipomo, on Monday, November 17th at 6:30 p.m. Our faith teaches us to ask God for that which we need, as well as to pray and offer Him praise. It is also important to remember to thank God for the many graces and talents he has showered upon us. All are welcome to come, sing praise to our Lord, pray, offer thanksgiving, and petition for healing of mind, body, and spirit. He eagerly awaits us all!
Saint Timothy Parish in Morro Bay will celebrate a sale of handcrafted gift items, baked goods, foods, etc., on December 6th and 7th beginning at 9:00 a.m. each day in the parish hall. Lunch will be available prepared by the Youth Group. Music and raffles complete the Christmas event.
The 11th Annual Walk for Life West Coast is on Saturday, January 24, 2015, in San Francisco. Please call Celine Souza at 805-929-0115 if you are interested in riding the bus.
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, Matthew O’Connell, Markus Jones, Robert James Gassmann, J.P. Castech, Anna Martin, Max Catalina, Ashley Valine and Grace Anderson.
NO Coffee and Donuts
Coffee and donuts will NOT be available Sunday morning in the hall.
Second Collection—Lifeline Pregnancy Counselling Center
A second collection will be taken up November 22nd and 23rd, to support Lifeline Pregnancy Counselling Center in Grover Beach. At this time of year, the Bishops suggest a collection to help with human development; it is always at Thanksgiving time. We have focused on a local need to assure that the money is properly and well spent. We consider the preservation and enhancement of human life a true act of human development at the level of the person and of society. The parish staff is well aware of the fine work occurring at this site in our backyard. A donation will be an act of thanksgiving to God for our own lives. Special envelopes will be placed in the pews for this need.
Knights Offer Free Appreciation Lunch
This Sunday, November 16th, the Knights of Columbus will serve a free lunch to all parishioners in appreciation for their support of the Knights. The lunch will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Come and share sausages made with deer (venison) and pork, hot dogs, beans, chips and drinks. Have a good time together and with the Knights.
Father Christopher Dietz on Sabbatical
Father Chris wishes to inform the parishioners that he has gone on sabbatical for six months. He will not be in residence at the Friary off Los Berros Road.
Christmas Cards to Support the Mission in Vietnam
This year the Friars have created a Christmas card that shows some of the 25 young men who are studying to be priests and brothers in our Conventual Franciscan Mission in Vietnam. The purchase of Christmas cards will support the mission efforts in training the future indigenous Friars of Vietnam. Packs of ten cards are being sold for $10.00. See the sample in the rear of the church.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday: Rv 1:1-4; 2:1-5; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Lk 18:35-43
Tuesday: Rv 3:1-6, 14-22; Ps 15:2-5; Lk 19:1-10
Wednesday: Rv 4:1-11; Ps 150:1b-6; Lk 19:11-28
Thursday: Rv 5:1-10; Ps 149:1b-6a, 9b; Lk 19:41-44
Friday: Rv 10:8-11; Ps 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131;
Saturday: Rv 11:4-12; Ps 144:1b, 2, 9-10; Lk 20:27-40
Sunday: Ez 34:11-12, 15-17; Ps 23:1-3, 5-6;
1 Cor 15:20-26, 28; Mt 25:31-46
Continue to pray for those who are ill
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