Altar and Rosary Society Bake Sale
The annual Bake Sale before Thanksgiving will be held this weekend after the Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Mass and after the Sunday morning Masses. This helps to cover the costs of maintaining the sanctuary, the altar and the church. Please support this effort as much as you are able. Our thanks for your interest and efforts. Outright donations are greatly appreciated.
The Altar and Rosary Society plans to create a cookbook which will feature the special recipes of the parishioners. The Society is seeking those recipes that have been unique for your families. The recipes may have been family traditions for years or new creations that are unusual. Recipes may be placed in a box in the rear of the church. The cookbook will be available at the Easter bake sale. Submit the recipes with your names printed on each of them. Make this an endeavor of the entire parish.
God offers vocation calls to men and women. Some receive calls to the priesthood and religious life; others to marriage or the single state. Specific information about a call to the Franciscan life-style is in the vestibule of the church. There are cards that have prayers for vocations on them, which parishioners and visitors are encouraged to take. If you know someone outside the parish who may benefit from this information, please pass it along.
The Conventual Franciscan Friars will offer a weekend retreat for men who may be discerning a vocation as a Franciscan. The work of the Friars will be considered as well. The weekend is free and will occur November 27th to 29th. Inquire at CaliforniaVocation@gmail.com.
Events Outside the Parish
Patrick Madrid, who hosts a weekday radio program on Immaculate Heart Radio, will present a three-day series of talks at Saint Louis de Montfort Parish in Orcutt. The three talks will be given at 10:30 a.m. and then repeated at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 30 and December 1 and 2. For more information, visit sldm.org.
The monks of the Monastery of the Risen Christ are selling delicious fruitcakes and date nut cakes for the holidays. They are wonderful traditional cakes aged in brandy. Proceeds from the sales go directly to supporting the monastic community. The bookstore and gift shop hours are Sunday through Thursdays, 12 to 12:30 p.m. The monks are grateful for your support.
A Mass for Generational Healing will be offered on December 5th by Father Ray Roh, O.S.B., at the Monastery of the Risen Christ at 1:00 p.m. Further information will be supplied later.
Volunteers Needed at the Prison
Father John Farao, O.F.M.Conv., Catholic chaplain at the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo, along with the Catholic prisoners, is seeking volunteers to direct programs and to assist in keeping the Catholic chapel open for extended hours. Anyone interested in knowing more about the possibilities should contact Father John at (805) 547-7900, Ext. 4506, or at Farao59@hotmail.com.
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, and Grace Anderson.
Contribution Envelope Boxes
Most 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 29th. Please take your box home.
Christmas Cards to Support the Mission in Vietnam
This year the Friars have created a Christmas card that shows some of the 35 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.
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 14-15 and November 21-22.
Altar and Rosary Society Christmas Luncheon
The Christmas luncheon is set for the Madonna Inn on Wednesday, December 9th at noon. All registered parishioners have received information and forms for reservations at the luncheon. For the non-registered who would like to attend, please call the office for reservation forms and raffle tickets.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday: Dn 1:1-6, 8-20; Dn 3:52-56; Lk 21:1-4
Tuesday: Dn 2:31-45; Dn 3:57-61; Lk 21:5-11
Wednesday: Dn 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28; Dn 3:62-67;
Thursday: Dn 6:12-28; Dn 3:68-74; Lk 21:20-28
Thanksgiving Day, Suggested:
Sir 50:22-24; Ps 145:2-11; 1 Cor 1:3-9;Lk 17:11-19
Friday: Dn 7:2-14; Dn 3:75-81; Lk 21:29-33
Saturday: Dn 7:15-27; Dn 3:82-87; Lk 21:34-36
Sunday: Jer 33:14-16; Ps 25:4-5, 8-10, 14;
1 Thes 3:12 — 4:2; Lk 21:25-28, 34-36
Continue to pray for those who are ill
Mary Louise Brady, Shawn Clarke, Therese Lawrence, Michalle Hammond, Claire Brescia, Rosalea Garces, Joe Tondre, Anne Sterline, Patrick Johnson, Romeo Zuech, Hilda Souza, Emma Coehlo, Vince Filippi, Hunter Ormonde, Bruce Springer, Jerry Williams, Samantha Kohler, Kathy Moritz, Simona Giovando, Shannon Carpenter, Regina Clarke, Annette Herbst, Elaine Denton, Elsie Bough, Rey Cacabelos, Destry Ramey, Donnie Ornellas, James Willette, David Woodruff, Kate Wels, Anatol Jordan, Joe Crescione, Paul Adame, Mark Gil Go, Carla Silva, Anna Ramsey, Phineus McKenna, Anita Landry, Steve Skibinski, Florence and Larry Kotlarek, Mary McDonell, Tom Shaffer, Jeannette Scarpelli, Nancy Ochs, Sylvia Cazier, Yolanda Ravelo, Carmela Marino, Fred Graf, Veronica Boulais, Jan Shields, Cipriano Galvez, Gladys Cotter, Scott Shields, Nellie de Fiesta, Theresa Fulbright, Ryan Teixeira, Jack Schieble, Jim and Pattie Maloney, Father Christopher Deitz, Brother Robert Ouellette, Brother Christopher Saindon, Thomas Hughes, Lydia Y. Rodriguez, Del Haney, David and Richard Darin, Phyllis Tish, Linda Kumalac, Armita Robb, Kenneth Bagwell, Charles Halsell, Richard Surbeck, Richard Duran, Asuncion Rodriguez, Angelo Marangi and Theresa Ramirez.
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.