Second Collection—This Weekend
The annual collection to support the retirement fund of the aged and infirm priests of the Diocese of Monterey will take place this weekend. The care of the older priests of the diocese has been admirable. Most are still well and active. Those who died have gone to heaven with dignity and with proper care. The community is thanked for its long-standing part in this ministry to the priests.
Flu Vaccinations This Weekend
In conjunction with Rite-Aid Pharmacy, flu vaccinations will be available in the hall this weekend from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Unlike prior years, you will need your insurance cards. For those who have Medicare, there should be no charge.
In honor of the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, animals will be blessed on Saturday, October 3rd 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.
7th Annual Walk for Life
“A Loving Witness to the Sanctity of Human Life”
Your participation is encouraged in the 7th annual Central Coast WALK for LIFE on Saturday, October 3rd. It will begin with a 10:30 a.m. prolife rally in Mission Plaza (with music, guest speakers and prayer). At 11:30 a.m., participants will walk 16 blocks through downtown San Luis Obispo. At 12:30 p.m., there will be a Life Ministries Faire and tri-tip sandwich Bar-B-Q in Mitchell Park (1445 Santa Rosa Street). Earlier that morning, at Mission San Luis Obispo, there will be an 8:00 a.m. Rosary, an 8:30 a.m. Mass for the Unborn celebrated by Bishop Garcia and a 10:00 a.m. All Faith Morning Praise and Worship in the amphitheater at Mission Plaza. For more information, contact the event coordinator at 466-1952.
Save the Date
The Altar and Rosary Society requests that you put the annual Christmas luncheon on your calendar. The location is the Madonna Inn on Wednesday, December 9th at noon.
Mass Intentions for 2016
The deadline for requesting Mass intentions on specific dates in 2016 has passed. Intentions received from now on will be treated on an “as-available” basis.
Events Outside the Parish
Father Ray Roh, O.S.B., will offer a healing Mass in the chapel of the Monastery of the Risen Christ at 1:00 p.m. on October 24th. The Mass includes a teaching, a healing prayer, the anointing with oil and the laying on of hands for healing.
Rachel’s Vineyard (post-abortion healing) will offer a retreat from November 13th to 15th in the Fresno area. Please contact Jennifer at 877-629-6626 for more information.
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.
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, J.P. Castech, Anna Martin, Max Catalina, Ashley Valine, Justin O’Connell 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, October 2nd, occurs this week. Immediately following Mass there will be a Holy Hour with prayers and Benediction.
First Saturday, October 3rd, also occurs this week. It is in honor of Our Lady of Fatima with recitation of the Rosary to restore World Peace.
Public Square Rosary Crusade
On October 10th 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 lunch will follow in the parish hall. For information, please call Mel Ormonde at 559-707-0434.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday: Zec 8:1-8; Ps 102:16-21,29, 22-23; Lk 9:46-50
Tuesday: Dn 7:9-10, 13-14 or Rv 12:7-12a; Ps 138:1-5;
Wednesday: Neh 2:1-8; Ps 137:1-6; Lk 9:57-62
Thursday: Neh 8:1-4a,5-6,7b-12; Ps 19:8-11; Lk 10:1-12
Friday: Bar 1:15-22; Ps 79:1b-5, 8-9; Mt 18:1-5, 10
Saturday: Bar 4:5-12, 27-29; Ps 69:33-37; Lk 10:17-24
Sunday: Gn 2:18-24; Ps 128:1-6; Heb 2:9-11;
Mk 10:2-16 [2-12]
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, Tyler Borges, 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, Joan Gaugush, 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, Clint Albao, 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, Mary Mello, Armita Robb and Theresa Ramirez.
OUR PRODIGAL GOD
We keep having to relearn how prodigal God is. It is as if God cannot quite manage to say no. We think it is surely fine when God is prodigal with us—rich in mercy and forgiveness, generous in grace. But what about the other—the enemy, the sinner, the heretic, the outsider? Well, we expect God to be as stingy with that person as we are.
Moses and Joshua wanted such a cozy world, too. They wondered how the spirit of God could be given to the two who did not show up at the meeting tent—today’s church. And the apostles in the Gospel complained because there were some miracle workers who were clearly not followers of Jesus. God’s great free‑wheeling generosity confounded them all. Let this be, says Jesus. Just see to it that you who lead continue to be worthy of your calling.
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