Congratulations to Graduates
The season for graduations is now finished. The Friars, staff and parishioners extend to all who graduated our heartiest congratulations. May the Lord bless you all in your next endeavors and give you peace in the future.
Second Collection Next Weekend—Catholic Communications and Catholic University
Next week the collection will be for Catholic Communications and for the Catholic University of America. The envelope is called Catholic Communications, but will be meant for both! Your generosity is truly appreciated.
Saint Clare’s Retreat
Saint Clare’s Retreat in Soquel is offering a silent retreat for men and women on July 15-July 17th presented by Father Sergius Propst. He will address “The Christian Toolbox: 5 Virtues for Holiness of Life.” For information, contact Donna Maria Snead at 439-1985.
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 and Grace Anderson.
TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION
Once the early Christians realized that Christ’s coming in glory was delayed, there was a need to provide for the governance and everyday needs of the church. The various “orders” within the church carried forward the apostles’ ministry, but also allowed for a measure of creativity. The sacrament we call “holy orders” evolved somewhat slowly. At first, it made sense for Christians to use the forms they knew, adapting them to new situations. Synagogues, for example, were administered by a board of “elders,” translated into Greek as presbyteros. We know from the Acts of the Apostles that a system of presbyters was a normal feature of church life from earliest days. They stood in relationship to another order, that of “overseers,” translated into Greek as episkopos, giving us the English “bishops.” The bishop was the shepherd, the faithful tender of the flock, one who offered the Eucharist, forgave sins, and maintained the bond of charity. Just as the deacons were the chief advisers for the charitable life of the church, so were the presbyters meant to advise the bishop on the spiritual life of the faithful. They were trusted advisers at first, not pastors or priests as we understand those terms today.—Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
FED BY THE LORD
Jesus’ words “This is my body” and “This cup is the new covenant in my blood” were only part of his table blessing. Jesus twice said: “Do this in remembrance of me” (1 Corinthians 11:24, 25).
This is the good news of today’s solemnity. Like the five thousand hungry souls, we are fed by our Lord. This is not food that satisfies for only a short time, until the next meal. It is food that lasts and changes us. It is food for sharing in much the same way as Melchizedek did when he brought bread and wine to the returning Abraham.
As children of God’s reign, we are blessed to be able to receive and share God’s gift. And we do so in the way most appropriate to our state in life—as parents, children, husbands, wives, or religious.Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
First Friday & First Saturday
First Friday, June 3rd, occurs this week. Immediately following Mass there will be a Holy Hour with prayers and Benediction.
First Saturday, June 4th, also occurs this week. It is in honor of Our Lady of Fatima with recitation of the Rosary to restore World Peace.
Congratulations to the Newly Ordained Deacon
Congratulations are in order to Greg Barata who will be ordained to the deaconate on Wednesday, June 8th, at 7:00 p.m. in Saint Joseph Church in Nipomo. All are most welcome.
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 $27,300
Amount Pledged $19,455
Amount Paid $15,575
Families Participating 66
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 Pt 1:2-7; Ps 91:1-2, 14-16; Mk 12:1-2
Tuesday: Zep 3:14-18 or Rom 12:9-16;
Is 12:2-3, 4bcd-6; Lk 1:39-56
Wednesday: 2 Tm 1:1-3, 6-12;Ps 123:1b-2;Mk 12:18-27
Thursday: 2 Tm 2:8-15; Ps 25:4-5ab, 8-10,14; Mk 12:28b-34
Friday: Ez 34:11-16; Ps 23:1-6; Rom 5:5b-11; Lk 15:3-7
Saturday: 2 Tm 4:1-8; 1 Sm 2:1, 4-8abcd; Lk 2:41-51
Sunday: 1 Kgs 17:17-24; Ps 30:2, 4-6, 11-13; Gal 1:11-19; Lk 7:11-17
Continue to pray for those who are ill
Mary Louise Brady, Shawn Clarke, Michalle Hammond, Claire Brescia, Rosalea Garces, Joe Tondre, Anne Sterline, Patrick Johnson, Romeo Zuech, Hilda Souza, Emma Coehlo, Vince Filippi, Hunter Ormonde, Bruce Springer, Jerry Williams, Samantha Kohler, Shannon Carpenter, Regina Clarke, Annette Herbst, Elaine Denton, Elsie Bough, Rey Cacabelos, Destry Ramey, Donnie Ornellas, David Woodruff, Kate Wels, Joe Crescione, Paul Adame, Mark Gil Go, Carla Silva, Anna Ramsey, Phineus McKenna, Steve Skibinski, Florence and Larry Kotlarek, Mary McDonell, Yolanda Ravelo, Carmela Marino, Fred Graf, Jan Shields, Cipriano Galvez, Gladys Cotter, Scott Shields, Nellie de Fiesta, Jack Schieble, Jim Maloney, Father Christopher Deitz, Brother Christopher Saindon, Thomas Hughes, Lydia Y. Rodriguez, David and Richard Darin, Phyllis Tish, Linda Kumalac, Armida Robb, Kenneth Bagwell, Charles Halsell, Richard Surbeck, Lorraine Adler, Delia Cannon, Jannie Graham, Stella Rodic, Magdaleno Zambo, Audrey Corona, Sarah Micek, Angela Spane-Riding, Sandi Morrissey, Debbie Riviera, Donna Escoffery, Eddie Chaiday, Annie Delgado, Mel Ormonde, Irma Silva, Father Victor Abegg and Theresa Ramirez.