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1) The Camaldoli monks in Big Sur have suffered greatly as a result of the extensive rains this year. Since Highway 1 is closed completely on either side of the hermitage, visitors can’t come for retreat. Therefore there is no source of in- come and support. The Old Mission in San Luis Obispo is hosting a fundraising evening on Tuesday, March 28th at 6:00 p.m. There will be a concert at 6:00 p.m. followed by a soup supper and a silent auction. The centerpiece of the silent auction will be the works of artist Jean Aijian. Tickets are $50 per person and may be obtained at 544-1810. Di- rect donations will be gratefully appreciated.
2) A parish boutique will be held at the end of April (no clothes or TVs). Further information will be given later. DO NOT DELIVER ANYTHING AT THIS TIME.
Preceding Us to the Father
Please pray for the repose of the souls of parishioner Gloria Seibel and of Gwynedd Kramb, mother of parishioner Robert Kramb. Both lived into their nineties. May God give peace to those who mourn.
Annual Ministry Appeal (AMA)
Father Victor has already requested that the parish strongly and devotedly support the bishop in his work. There are a group of ministries which are coordinated by Bishop Garcia and his of- fice. These usually cannot be accomplished at the parish level. So this annual appeal supports the efforts which benefit all the parishes. Please consider this a type of Lenten penance or almsgiving. Responses can come any time. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR RESPONSE GOES TO THE PARISH OFFICE. This is the only way to insure a DOUBLE checking of the contributions—first at the parish, then at the Bishop’s office. For those who are not registered and who received no infor- mation directly from the Bishop, there are commitment enve- lopes and descriptive brochures 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 site and time are: Saint Paul the Apostle Parish Hall, 800 Bello Street, Pismo Beach, Tuesday, March 21st from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. A lipid panel will be available at Saint Paul the Apostle. Please call 544-2484, Ext. 1, for an appointment. Fasting is re- quired before the test.
Continue to pray for those who are ill
Mary Louise Brady, Shawn Clarke, Michalle Hammond, Rosalea Garces, Joe Tondre, Anne Sterline, Patrick Johnson, Romeo Zuech, Emma Coehlo, Vince Filippi, Hunter Ormonde, Jerry Williams, Samantha Kohler, Shannon Carpenter, Regina Clarke, Annette Herbst, Elsie Bough, Rey Cacabelos, Destry Ramey, Donnie Ornellas, David Woodruff, Kate Wels, Joe Crescione, Paul Adame, Mark Gil Go, Carla Silva, Anna Ram- sey, Phineus McKenna, Steve Skibinski, Florence and Larry Kotlarek, Mary McDonell, Yolanda Ravelo, Jan Shields, Cipri- ano Galvez, Gladys Cotter, Nellie de Fiesta, Jack Schieble, Jim Maloney, Father Christopher Deitz, Brother Christopher Sain- don, Thomas Hughes, David and Richard Darin, Phyllis Tish, Linda Kumalac, Armida Robb, Kenneth Bagwell, Harriet Har- rington, Lorraine Adler, Delia Cannon, Jannie Graham, Magda- leno Zambo, Audrey Corona, Sarah Micek, Cecilia and Randy Thiel, Debbie Riviera, Donna Escoffery, Eddie Chaiday, Annie Delgado, Mel Ormonde, Irma Silva, Ginger Smith, Dolores Men- ze, Carlito Untalan, Sue Regusci, Rosemarie Smith, Federico Garces, Jr., Fred Rodic, Joe Pizzo, LaVerne Coehlo, George Mahoney, Jennifer Lee, Mary Streumpf, Dale & Betty Waite, Yvette Renz, David Brooks and Theresa Ramirez.
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, John Jackson, Grace Anderson and Brandon Maloney.
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.
Readings for the Week
Monday: 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16; Ps 89:2-5, 27, 29; Rom 4:13, 16-18, 22; Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a or Lk 2:41-51a
Tuesday: Dn 3:25, 34-43; Ps 25:4-5ab, 6, 7bc, 8-9; Mt 18:21-35
Wednesday: Dt 4:1, 5-9; Ps 147:12-13, 15-16, 19-20;
Thursday: Jer 7:23-28; Ps 95:1-2, 6-9; Lk 11:14-23
Friday: Hos 14:2-10; Ps 81:6c-11ab, 14, 17; Mk 12:28-34
Saturday: Is 7:10-14, 8:10; Ps 40:7-11; Heb 10:4-10; Lk 1:26-38
Sunday: 1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a; Ps 23:1-6;
Eph 5:8-14; Jn 9:1-41[1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38]
Treasures from Our Tradition
Long ago, the custom of sending some pieces of consecrat- ed bread from the Lord’s table began to take hold. Originally it was a way of assuring the sick and imprisoned of their bonds of faith and affection with the community from whom they were separated. By the third century, at least in Rome, we have evi- dence that the bishop would consign some of the sacred ele- ments to presbyters or deacons.
There was a crisis in the unity of the church early on, called the quartodeciman controversy, since some people wanted to celebrate the Pasch on the fourteenth day (quartodecima) of the Jewish month Nissan, even if it didn’t fall on a Sunday. The debate so fractured the church that the historian of the era, Eu- sebius, reported a new development to the pope. He wrote that the churches holding to the Lord’s Day sent out consecrated bread to the disgruntled people of the quartodeciman pastors with whom they were quarreling. Meanwhile, bishops com- plained about people taking the Eucharist home.
The Council of Nicaea defined the “old rule of the church” as allowing for reserving the eucharistic bread for the sake of the dying. The same council could foresee circumstances of persecution when people might have the Eucharist on hand to administer to one another in a time of great danger, literally, at the point of a sword. The first and enduring purpose for reserv- ing the Eucharist is viaticum for the dying. —Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.