The Friary in Arroyo Grande Has Changed
Individual friars from across the country have arrived and settled in at the Friary off Los Berros Road. It is now the Novitiate of the Conventual Franciscan Friars. The parishioners may see new Franciscan faces and in the summer there will also be those who will complete their novitiate and complete their vows. There will be the other students who arrive to begin the full year of prayer and reflection hopefully leading to their first vows in the summer of 2017.
Preceding Us to the Father
In your charity please remember the deceased members of our parish and community and especially Joan Flaherty, Beatrice LeBarr and Stella Rodic. Stella was an active member of our parish until she was called to receive her eternal reward at the age of 94 on Thursday, June 16th. Stella was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, and a regular adorer of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursday afternoons. May these good souls and all the departed of our parish rest in peace.
Funeral Schedule for Stella Rodic at
St. Paul the Apostle Parish
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
10:00 a.m. Rosary
10:30 a.m. Holy Mass
11:30 a.m. Reception in St. Paul’s Church Hall
2:30 p.m. Crypt Service at Mission Cemetery
Friars Away This Week
The Friars of the western Province of the Conventual Franciscans will be meeting this week to review their life and ministry, to spend time praying together and to encourage one another in their efforts for the future. Please postpone all non-emergency matters at the parish until after their return. Remember to pray for the Friars during this week of meetings.
Knights of Columbus Scholarship Applications
The Knights of Columbus St. Maximillian Kolbe Council is currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic year. Each scholarship will be up to $1,000. Contact a local Knights of Columbus member, email: email@example.com for an application or the application and instructions can be downloaded online from the K of C online calendar via the parish website: http://stpaulspismobeach.com/kcalendar.html. Applications must be received by July 5, 2016 to be considered. If you have any questions, please call 805-440-8158.
Volunteers are needed to arrive early on Sunday to prepare the coffee and the other items that are needed after the Sunday morning Masses. If anyone can take one Sunday a month or be on call in the event of emergency, that would be very helpful. Please call Father Alphonse if you are able to help.
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 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.
First Friday & First Saturday
First Friday, July 1st, occurs this week. Immediately following Mass there will be a Holy Hour with prayers and Benediction.
First Saturday, July 2nd, also occurs this week. It is in honor of Our Lady of Fatima with recitation of the Rosary to restore World Peace.
Saint Clare’s Retreat
Saint Clare’s Retreat in Soquel is offering a silent retreat for men and women on July 15-July 17th and July 22-24th presented by Father Sergius Propst. He will address “The Christian Toolbox: 5 Virtues for Holiness of Life.” For information, contact Donna Maria Snead at 439-1985.
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 $27,300
Amount Pledged $19,455
Amount Paid $15,575
Families Participating 66
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday: Am 2:6-10, 13-16; Ps 50:16bc-23; Mt 8:18-22
Tuesday: Am 3:1-8; 4:11-12; Ps 5:4b-8; Mt 8:23-27
Wednesday: Acts 3:1-10; Ps 19:2-5; Gal 1:11-20; Jn 21:15-19
Day: Acts 12:1-11; Ps 34:2-9;
2 Tm 4:6-8, 17-18; Mt 16:13-19
Thursday: Am 7:10-17; Ps 19:8-11; Mt 9:1-8
Friday: Am 8:4-6, 9-12; Ps 119:2, 10, 20, 30, 40, 131;
Saturday: Am 9:11-15; Ps 85:9ab, 10-14; Mt 9:14-17
Sunday: Is 66:10-14c; Ps 66:1-7, 16, 20;
Gal 6:14-18; Lk 10:1-12, 17-20 [1-9]
Continue to pray for those who are ill
Mary Louise Brady, Shawn Clarke, 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, Shannon Carpenter, Regina Clarke, Annette Herbst, Elaine Denton, 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, Florence and Larry Kotlarek, Mary McDonell, Yolanda Ravelo, Carmela Marino, Fred Graf, Jan Shields, Cipriano Galvez, Gladys Cotter, Scott Shields, Nellie de Fiesta, Jack Schieble, Jim Maloney, Father Christopher Deitz, Brother Christopher Saindon, Thomas Hughes, Lydia Y. Rodriguez, David and Richard Darin, Phyllis Tish, Linda Kumalac, Armida Robb, Kenneth Bagwell, Charles Halsell, Richard Surbeck, Lorraine Adler, Delia Cannon, Jannie Graham, Stella Rodic, Magdaleno Zambo, Audrey Corona, Sarah Micek, Angela Spane-Riding, Sandi Morrissey, Debbie Riviera, Donna Escoffery, Eddie Chaiday, Annie Delgado, Mel Ormonde, Irma Silva, Father Victor Abegg and Theresa Ramirez.