All Souls’ Novena
The annual All Souls’ Novena begins on November 2nd, the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed. Envelopes for the novena are in the rear of the Church. Please complete the envelopes with the names of the deceased you wish to remember. Return the envelopes in the regular collection before November 2nd.
All Saints—NOT a Holy Day of Obligation
November 1st is the Solemnity of All Saints. It is not a Holy Day of Obligation.
Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Dinner
The annual spaghetti dinner in support of the Five Cities Christian Women’s Food Ministry to the Poor and of the Meals on Wheels program is Saturday, November 1st in Saint Paul the Apostle Parish Hall. Individuals may dine-in or take-out dinners, which will cost $8 for adults and $5 for those 12 years old or younger. Dinners will be served from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Standard Time Returns
Clocks are to be turned back one hour on the night of the 1st to the 2nd of November.
A Natural Family Planning workshop is being offered at Saint Rose of Lima Parish in Paso Robles on Tuesday, October 28th at 7:00 p.m. This is an opportunity for couples, married or engaged, to learn about this important topic. The presentor is Sheila St. John, Executive Director of the California Association of Natural Family Planning. The presentation will be in the Adult Learning Center of the parish at 820 Creston Road.
A video workshop for lectors will be presented on Tuesday, November 4th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Several locations are possible with the closest being at Saint Patrick Parish in Arroyo Grande.
There will be a Craft Boutique at Saint Patrick Parish in Arroyo Grande on Saturday, November 8th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Come and see handcrafted quilts, Christmas decorations and more; participate in the quilt raffle; and have lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for only $7.00. Salads, baked goods and handmade crafts are needed.
Old Mission San Luis Obispo will present an information session on “Why Should You Pre-Plan Funeral Arrangements with Your Church?” This is scheduled for Wednesday, November 12th at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. All are welcome to listen to the Rev. Russell Brown, Deacon Chuck Roeder and Gayne Pinto Bennett.
Old Mission San Luis Obispo is hosting a concert, featuring Elizabeth Von Trapp, whose family inspired the “Sound of Music.” This concert, which will benefit Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Monterey, is scheduled for November 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the Mission Church. Admission is $50; call 805-706-8566 for tickets (open seating).
The 11th Annual Walk for Life West Coast is on Saturday, January 24, 2015, in San Francisco. Please call Celine Souza at 805-929-0115 if you are interested in riding the bus.
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, Matthew O’Connell, Markus Jones, Robert James Gassmann, J.P. Castech, Anna Martin, Max Catalina, Ashley Valine 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 Saturday, November 1st, occurs this week. It is in honor of Our Lady of Fatima with recitation of the Rosary to restore World Peace.
Christmas Cards to Support the Mission in Vietnam
This year the Friars have created a Christmas card that shows some of the 25 young men who are studying to be priests and brothers in our Conventual Franciscan Mission in Vietnam. The purchase of Christmas cards will support the mission efforts in training the future indigenous Friars of Vietnam. Packs of ten cards are being sold for $10.00. See the sample in the rear of the church.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday: Eph 4:32 — 5:8; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Lk 13:10-17
Tuesday: Eph 2:19-22; Ps 19:2-5; Lk 6:12-16
Wednesday: Eph 6:1-9; Ps 145:10-14; Lk 13:22-30
Thursday: Eph 6:10-20; Ps 144:1b, 2, 9-10; Lk 13:31-35
Friday: Phil 1:1-11; Ps 111:1-6; Lk 14:1-6
Saturday: Rv 7:2-4, 9-14; Ps 24:1-6; 1 Jn 3:1-3; Mt 5:1-12a
Sunday: Wis 3:1-9; Ps 23:1-6; Rom 5:5-11 or 6:3-9;
Jn 6:37-40, or any readings from no. 668 or
from Masses for the Dead, nos. 1011-1016
Continue to pray for those who are ill
Mary Louise Brady, Shawn Clarke, Therese Lawrence, Michalle Hammond, Claire Brescia, McKenzie Tompkins, Rosalea Garces, Joe Tondre, Anne Sterline, Tyler Borges, Patrick Johnson, Romeo Zuech, Hilda Souza, Judy Wedin, Emma Coehlo, Vince Filippi, David Sterling, Hunter Ormonde, Bruce Springer, Jerry Williams, Samantha Kohler, Kathy Moritz, Simona Giovando, Shannon Carpenter, Regina Clarke, Annette Herbst, Theresa Fulbright, Joan Gaugush, Elaine Denton, Elsie Bough, Rey Cacabelos, Wayne Tompkins, Leandro Tompkins, Roger Boggs, Martha Hosier, Lawrence Wedin, Destry Ramey, Donnie Ornellas, Amanda McQueen, Art Hanlon, Patrick Matthias, Mary Avila, James Willette, David Jungclaus, David Woodruff, Kate Wels, Anatol Jordan, Richard Becerra, Joe Crescione, Paul Adame, Myrtle Nunes, Mark Gil Go, Jimmy Harrington, Carla Silva, Jeff Williams, Sr., Anna Ramsey, Phineus McKenna, Judy Marine, Sister Carol, Alvin LeVeque, Lorinda Toscas Manheimer, Anita Landry, Ray Tezzoli, Betty Waite, Steve Skibinski, Florence Kotlarek, Patty Maechtle, Mary McDonell, Tom Shaffer, Myrna Tuell, Jeannette Scarpelli, Nancy Ochs, Emily Jackson, Bro. Christopher Saidon, Clint Albao, Eric Danilewicz, Madeline Mackie and Theresa Ramirez.
LOVE SHOWN IN ACTION
Do you receive the word of God with joy as the Thessalonians did? Their faith showed in their actions. They became models for other believers.
In today’s Gospel the Pharisees put the question of God’s law to Jesus. “Which commandment of the law is the greatest?” (Matthew 22:36) How could he possibly choose from all the detailed commandments the Jews observed? He was sure to offend somebody by his answer! Of course, Jesus went right to the heart of the matter. Love is the greatest commandment—love of God and love of neighbor. Everything else is based on this. Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.