Parish Ministries to Start
(Note the Dates)
1) Faith Formation K-8
Wednesday, September 3rd—4:00 to 5:15 p.m.
Meet in Church for Mass and Registration
2) High School Youth Group
Sunday, September 7th—6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
3) Entrance into the Catholic Church (RCIA)
Monday, September 8th—7:00 to 8:30 p.m. (Rear Hall)
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.
6th Annual Walk for Life
“A Loving Witness to the Sanctity of Human Life”
Your participation is encouraged in the 6th annual Central Coast WALK for LIFE on Saturday, September 13th. It will begin with an 11:00 a.m. prolife rally at the SLO Courthouse Plaza (with music, guest speakers and prayer). At 11:30 a.m. participants will walk down Higuera Street to the SLO Cemetery (near the Old Mission Cemetery), where Bishop Richard J. Garcia will bless and dedicate a new Memorial Monument for the Unborn. A Bar-B-Q and Life Ministries Faire will follow, in a grassy area adjoining the cemetery. Some return shuttle services will be available.
Earlier that morning at Mission San Luis Obispo there will be an 8:00 a.m. Rosary, a 9:00 a.m. Mass for the Unborn celebrated by Bishop Garcia and a 10:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast within the adjoining Mission Gardens. For more information, contact Mary Jo Wallace at 458-0259 or 466-1952.
Monterey Bay Marian Eucharistic Conference
The weekend is October 17th to 19th in Salinas at Madonna del Sasso Church with a special Saturday Youth Conference. For additional information, please call 831-422-5323 or 831-229-655.
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 $28,000
Amount Paid $25,050
Families Participating 108
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: Parkview Manor, 365 Elm Street, Arroyo Grande, Thursday, August 28th from 10:00 a.m. to noon and 1st Methodist Church, 275 North Halcyon Avenue, Arroyo Grande, Wednesday, September 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to noon. A lipid panel is possible at both locations. Please call 544-2484, Ext.1, for an appointment. Fasting is required before the test.
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 Resounding Word of Appreciation
Friars and staff wish to thank most heartily the parishioners and visitors for the outstanding fiscal support of the parish and special collections. The goal for the Annual Bishop’s Appeal has been met, the second collections have been most gratifying and the general support has allowed many activities and events to occur. May God bless you one and all for your generosity.
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.
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: 2 Thes 1:1-5, 11-12; Ps 96:1-5; Mt 23:13-22
Tuesday: 2 Thes 2:1-3a, 14-17; Ps 96:10-13; Mt 23:23-26
Wednesday: 2 Thes 3:6-10, 16-18; Ps 124:1-2, 4-5;
Thursday: 1 Cor 1:1-9; Ps 145:2-7; Mt 24:42-51
Friday: 1 Cor 1:17-25; Ps 33:1-2,4-5,10-11; Mk 6:17-29
Saturday: 1 Cor 1:26-31; Ps 33:12-13, 18-21; Mt 25:14-30
Sunday: Jer 20:7-9; Ps 63:2-6, 8-9; Rom 12:1-2;
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, 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, Florence Kotlarek, Patty Maechtle, Mary McDonell, Tom Shaffer, Myrna Tuell, Jeannette Scarpelli and Theresa Ramirez.
Peter was Jesus’ choice to lead the fragile band of apostles. In today’s Gospel, Simon is given a new name—Peter, the “rock.”
Peter was appointed to his leadership position for reasons we are not able to fathom. God knows, and Jesus knew well, that Peter was flawed. We cannot mistake his enthusiasms, his manifest love, and his great, exuberant faith. They provide us with the balance and humor that we need as we consider our own roles in the universal church. Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co