Friends of Francis Dinner and Auction
Please save the date. The former Evening Under the Oaks will take place at the San Luis Obispo Country Club on Sunday, September 13th. There will be Father Peter memorabilia in this year’s auction. For those who have NOT received formal invitations and would like to have the invitation packet and reservation material, please call 489-1012, ext. 23. Invitation packets are now available in the rear of the church.
Senior Health Screening
San Luis Obispo County is conducting senior health screenings. Seniors (50+) will sit with a registered nurse for blood pressure, weight, total cholesterol, anemia, diabetes, nutrition counseling, referrals, screening, etc. The sites and times are: Parkview Manor, 365 Elm Street, Arroyo Grande, Thursday, August 27th from 10:00 a.m. to noon. A lipid panel is possible. Please call 544-2484, Ext. 1, for an appointment. Fasting is required before the test.
Knights of Columbus Appreciation
The Knights of Columbus are very grateful that the parishioners supported the parish picnic and the evening on the Shroud of Turin so well. The number of people was the largest ever for the picnic and the hall was full for the shroud presentation. Those in attendance were most generous in supporting the Knights’ scholarships and in helping with the costs of the dinner. Many thanks to all.
Events at the Parish
A priest of the La Salette Fathers will be at the parish over the Labor Day weekend to make the annual mission appeal.
The annual Altar and Rosary Society Christmas luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, December 9th at the Madonna Inn. Mark your calendars.
The Italian Catholic Federation (I.C.F.) will offer a spaghetti dinner at Saint Patrick Parish Hall on Saturday, August 29th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tickets at $8.00 for adults will be available at the door. Soda, beer, wine and desserts will be available for an extra charge.
A 10-week grief support group program will begin on September 9th at Saint Patrick Parish. The sessions will be from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. For information and registration, please contact Terri Bledsoe at 489-2680, Ext. 15. The group will have a limited number.
A Huge Thank You AMA
The Friars, staff and Bishop are so grateful for the parishioners who made donations and pledges to this year’s Annual Ministries Appeal. The parish has achieved its goal and is being supportive of the work and various ministries of the Bishop. Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to all who participated.
Parish Goal $27,500
Amount Pledged $28,312
Amount Paid $25,197
Families Participating 107
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.
KEEPING OUR COMMITMENTS
We need to know if our loving commitments stick. We need to be reminded and reaffirmed. In the first reading, Joshua, Moses’ successor, needed to know if the people would remain faithful to their covenant with the Lord. Joshua was going to lead them to a new life—a settled life. Would they be faithful?
Jesus, who identified himself as the very life of his disciples’ life, needed to know: Will you also go away or will you stay? We do not often see Jesus this vulnerable. Peter and the apostles chose to stay. What will we do?—Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
Mass Intentions 2016
Especially Saturday Night and Sunday
Requests for Mass intentions to be said in our church has continued to be at a high level. We cannot 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 20TH. All requests, which have the stipends attached, will receive first priority.
Please make requests for weekday intentions, as well, by September 20th. If you have Mass intentions that you would like for 2016 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.
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.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday: Rv 21:9b-14; Ps 145:10-13, 17-18; Jn 1:45-51
Tuesday: 1 Thes 2:1-8; Ps 139:1-6; Mt 23:23-26
Wednesday: 1 Thes 2:9-13; Ps 139:7-12ab; Mt 23:27-32
Thursday: 1 Thes 3:7-13; Ps 90:3-5a, 12-14, 17;
Friday: 1 Thes 4:1-8; Ps 97:1, 2b,5-6, 10-12; Mt 25:1-13
Saturday: 1 Thes 4:9-11; Ps 98:1, 7-9; Mk 6:17-29
Sunday: Dt 4:1-2, 6-8; Ps 15:2-5; Jas 1:17-18,
21b-22, 27; Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
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, Father John Heinz, O.F.M.Conv., Jim and Pattie Maloney, Father Christopher Deitz, Brother Robert Ouellette, Brother Christopher Saindon and Theresa Ramirez.