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Announcing the New Pastor
Father Victor has recommended to the Diocese of Monterey that Father Jacob Carazo, O.F.M.Conv., be named the pastor of Saint Paul the Apostle, effective September 1, 2018. It is interesting that Father Jacob will become the youngest Friar at the parish.
Preceding Us to the Father
Bishop Richard Garcia, chief shepherd of the Diocese of Monterey, has died. His funeral has already taken place. Please pray for the repose of his soul. May his family and the diocese find peace in recognizing the deep faith of the Bishop.
Respect for the Lifestyle of the Friars
It is probably overdue to remind the parishioners that the Friars have a schedule of prayer and meals that needs to be respected. The communal prayer takes place at 11:45 a.m. and at 4:45 p.m. It is truly annoying to have the telephone or doorbell ringing at these times. In addition, the communal meal is en- joyed at noon. This is community time for the Friars. Please be more careful to observe office hours Monday through Friday (9:00 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.). Thank you.
Save the Dates
August 26th—Farewell Reception for Father Victor September 16th—Annual Dinner and Auction for the Friends of Francis at the country club.
The 9-month financial statement for the period September 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018 is as follows. The total income was $376,181.47; the expenses were $459,974.27. The negative spending was due to the rear parking lot. The anticipated red balance for the year will be around $150,000.00. That is very good. Thank you so much.
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 $26,000
Amount Pledged $27,110
Amount Paid $21,835
Families Participating 82
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.
Continue to pray for those who are ill
Mary Louise Brady, Shawn Clarke, Michalle Hammond, Rosalea Garces, Anne Sterline, Patrick Johnson, Emma Coeh- lo, Vince Filippi, Jerry Williams, Samantha Kohler, Shannon Carpenter, Regina Clarke, Joe Crescione, Paul Adame, Phineus McKenna, Steve Skibinski, Florence and Larry Kotlarek, Jan Shields, Gladys Cotter, Jack Schieble, Jim Mal ney, Father Christopher Deitz, Brother Christopher Saindon, David and Richard Darin, Linda Kumalac, Armida Robb, Ken- neth Bagwell, Lorraine Adler, Delia Cannon, Jannie Graham, Magdaleno Zambo, Cecilia and Randy Thiel, Debbie Riviera, Donna Escoffery, Eddie Chaiday, Annie Delgado, Mel Or- monde, Irma Silva, Ginger Smith, Dolores Menze, Carlito Unta- lan, Sue Regusci, Rosemarie Smith, Fred Rodic, Joe Pizzo, George Mahoney, Jennifer Lee, Mary Streumpf, Pauline Azaret, Jennifer Salce Ojeda, Natalie Rick, Barbara Matthias, Troy Bruer, Justin Ryan Shahan, Maegan Walling, Al and Yvonne Liddicoat, Pedro Merero, Avila Rose Clark, Fay Firmin, Irene Duralde, John Dynowski, Larry Eskew, Severino Cabreros and Theresa Ramirez.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday: Mi 6:1-4, 6-8; Ps 50:5-6, 8-9, 16bc-17, 21, 23; Mt 12:38-42
Tuesday: Mi 7:14-15, 18-20; Ps 85:2-8; Mt 12:46-50
Wednesday: 2 Cor 4:7-15; Ps 126:1bc-6; Mt 20:20-28
Thursday: Jer 2:1-3, 7-8, 12-13; Ps 26:6-7ab, 8-11;
Friday: Jer 3:14-17; Jer 31:10-13; Mt 13:18-23
Saturday: Jer 7:1-11; Ps 84:3-6a, 8a, 11; Mt 13:24-30
REST IN THE LORD
For several weeks we have listened to readings that have recounted just how arduous the work of prophets and disciples can be. In today’s Gospel, the Lord Jesus listens to the reports of those he had sent out “two by two” to minister to the people. After the apostles reported what they had done, Jesus, recog- nizing their fatigue, says, “Come away by yourselves to a de- serted place and rest awhile” (Mark 6:31). Perhaps this is what the Lord is telling his disciples in the year 2018 as well. We need to pause on our journey of discipleship and simply rest in the Lord. Sunday Mass provides many opportunities for quiet times, particularly during the periods of silence following the readings. Why not take the time today to allow the saving word of the Lord to penetrate your heart during those silent times? Ask the Lord to renew you in body, mind, and spirit for the ardu- ous work of discipleship. Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co., Inc.
TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION
The American Revolution cleared the way for freedom of religion in the former colonies, since the colonies had always been a more religiously tolerant place than the old country. Even so, colonial laws restricted the practice of the Catholic faith, and just as in England, Americans who desired to be priests or nuns had to go to the Netherlands or France. As polit- ical storm clouds gathered in France, an American woman, Mother Bernardina Matthews, the prioress of the Hoogstraeten Carmel in Holland, made a brave move. With two other Ameri- can nuns, her nieces, and a Dutch sister, she came to Port To- bacco, Maryland, in 1790. Within twenty years the community had grown to twenty, although by 1823 their farm failed and they had to move to Baltimore and open a school. The Carmel- ite order requires contemplation and cloister, so in time the school was closed. The Port Tobacco land had long since been sold, but in 1976 a community of nuns was able to return thanks to loyal neighbors who had worked for forty years for their resto- ration. Today, our original American convent is fully alive in prayer, hard work, and strong community.—Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.