Second Collection—Next Weekend
One of the challenges facing the Church so strongly at the present time is the defense of life. Frequently the Church is alone in its efforts in face of the trends of our society. Even the Catholic community finds itself divided on life issues. A second collection for “Respect Life” is scheduled for next weekend. This will support the local efforts on behalf of life in the Diocese of Monterey.
Preceding us to the Father
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Ted Burgin, brother-in-law of Betty Burgin. Remember the family in prayer as it mourns the loss.
Public Square Rosary Crusade
On October 11th at noon, the Rosary Rally Crusade will take place at Saint Paul the Apostle Church. Celebrating the day when Our Lady appeared at Fatima and the miracle of the sun occurred, this prayer gathering is meant to assist in bringing peace to our world. The ceremony will last about an hour and a half. For information, please call Terry Benevedo at 489-9438.
Mass Intentions 2015
Especially Saturday Night and Sunday
Requests for Mass intentions to be said in our church has continued to grow. We cannot any longer accommodate everyone’s requests.
We will continue to follow the prior years’ practices so that more families will have a chance to place intentions on the weekend. The following policies continue to apply for the weekends:
Each extended family will have the opportunity to request up to four intentions per calendar year at a specific weekend Mass time (e.g., 10:30 a.m. Sunday);
Each extended family may request up to eight (8) intentions per calendar year distributed among the various times of the Saturday night and Sunday Masses;
Each extended family will be asked to distribute the intentions throughout the year, so that usually no more than one intention occurs each month.
All requests for these weekend intentions should be directed IN WRITING to Father Victor, who will make the assignment of times and dates. ALL REQUESTS ARE DUE BY SEPTEMBER 30TH. All requests, which have the stipends attached, will receive first priority.
Please make requests for weekday intentions, as well, by September 30th. If you have Mass intentions that you would like for 2015 which do not have to be on a particular date, please inform Father Victor as well and these will be entered on a first-come, first-served basis.
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.
Nativity of Our Lady Parish is hosting a panel discussion on human trafficking on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the parish hall (221 Daly Avenue, SLO). Carissa Phelps (author of “Runaway Girl”) will lead the discussion about survivors and how to help them.
The First Friday Spirituality event at Nativity of Our Lady Parish will feature Deacon Tom O’Brien speaking on the “Power of Music in Liturgy.” This is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on October 3rd in the parish hall at 221 Daly Avenue in San Luis Obispo (with brunch afterward).
First Friday & First Saturday
First Friday, October 3rd, occurs this week. Immediately following Mass there will be a Holy Hour with prayers and Benediction.
First Saturday, October 4th, also occurs this week. It is in honor of Our Lady of Fatima with recitation of the Rosary to restore World Peace.
In honor of the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, animals will be blessed on Saturday, October 4th at 10:00 a.m. in the rear parking lot. This annual tradition will be led by Father Victor. Bring your pets large and small.
Prayers for the Extraordinary Synod
Pope Francis has called for an extraordinary synod on the family to start on Sunday, October 5th. Please pray for the success of this special synod which is titled “The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization.”
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.
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.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday: Dn 7:9-10, 13-14 or Rv 12:7-12a; Ps 138:1-5;
Tuesday: Jb 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23; Ps 88:2-8; Lk 9:51-56
Wednesday: Jb 9:1-12, 14-16; Ps 88:10bc-15; Lk 9:57-62
Thursday: Jb 19:21-27; Ps 27:7-9abc, 13-14; Mt 18:1-5, 10
Friday: Jb 38:1, 12-21; 40:3-5; Ps 139:1-3, 7-10,13-14ab; Lk 10:13-16
Saturday: Jb 42:1-3, 5-6, 12-17; Ps 119:66, 1,75,91,
125, 130; Lk 10:17-24
Sunday: Is 5:1-7; Ps 80:9, 12-16, 19-20; Phil 4:6-9;
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 Tuel.Jeannett,Scarpelli, Nancy Ochs, Emily Jackson, Bro. Christopher Saidon, Rebecca Untalan and Theresa Ramirez.