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Welcome, Portuguese Community
The Saint Anthony Celebration is occurring this weekend. For our many visitors, we offer a hearty welcome and wish you the best for the many events.
Woodcarvings from Bethlehem
The Catholic community of Bethlehem in Israel supports itself in part through the sale of olive wood carvings. These beautiful pieces have been very popular with parishioners and visitors alike. The carvings will be available for purchase September 1st and 2nd after all the Masses. Please browse.
Franciscan Quarterly Newsletter
The most recent newsletter for the Conventual Franciscans in California and Vietnam is now available. Please take one home to review the life and ministries of the Friars in our various parishes, schools and houses.
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 respect- ed. 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.
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: Pease Lutheran Church, 244 Oak Park Boulevard, Arroyo Grande, Tuesday, August 21st, 9:00 a.m. to noon. A lipid panel is available. Please call 544-2484, Ext. 1, for an appointment. Fasting is required before the test.
Property and Hall NOT AVAILABLE
On Tuesday, August 21st, the new asphalt will be slurry-sealed. No parking will be available except in the front parking lot; absolutely no activity will take place in the parish hall until the evening of August 23rd.
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 $27,315
Amount Paid $22,983
Families Participating 84
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday: Ez 24:15-24; Dt 32:18-21; Mt 19:16-22
Tuesday: Ez 28:1-10; Dt 32:26-28, 30, 35cd-36ab;
Wednesday: Ez 34:1-11; Ps 23:1-6; Mt 20:1-16
Thursday: Ez 36:23-28; Ps 51:12-15, 18-19; Mt 22:1-14
Friday: Rv 21:9b-14; Ps 145:10-13, 17-18; Jn 1:45-51
Saturday: Ez 43:1-7a; Ps 85:9ab, 10-14; Mt 23:1-12
Sunday: Jos 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b; Ps 34:2-3, 16-21; Eph 5:21-32 [2a, 25-32]; Jn 6:60-69
Farewell Reception for Father Victor
On Sunday, August 26th, a farewell event will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the parish hall. Appetizers will be available; beer, wine and bar are offered by the Knights of Columbus; the Altar and Rosary Society is hosting the event as well. Stop in and bid Father Victor good luck in the future. Parishioners are invited to come and go through the afternoon.
Knights of Columbus Seafood Dinner
The Knights of Columbus are having a seafood fundraising dinner on Saturday, September 8th beginning at 5:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.; this dinner of chowder, cioppino and more costs $40 per person with a no host bar. Tickets and infor- mation may be gotten from Tom Anderson (888-9866 in 805) or Gary Benevido (801-3173 in 805)
Friends of Francis Dinner and Auction
The Friends of Francis Dinner and Auction will take place at the San Luis Obispo Country Club on Sunday, September 16th. For those who have NOT received formal invitations and would like to have the invitation packet and reservation material, please call the parish office. Invitation packets are also available in the rear of the church. There is a need for donors to cover the costs of the Friars as guests for this dinner. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
K to 8 Faith Formation Start Date
Faith Formation (K to 8) will begin on Wednesday, September 5th at 4:00 p.m. in the parish hall. Please bring your students to the first day of class. Bring a baptismal certificate for those who will be enrolled for First Communion DO NOT come to the rectory for registration; DO NOT telephone the rectory; come to the first day of class on the 5th.
NO Coffee and Donuts
Coffee and donuts will NOT be available Sunday morning in the hall, this week and next week.
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 Maloney, Father Christopher Deitz, Brother Christopher Saindon, David and Richard Darin, Linda Kumalac, Kenneth Bagwell, Lorraine Adler, Delia Cannon, Jannie Graham, Magdaleno Zambo, Debbie Riviera, Donna Escoffery, Eddie Chaiday, Annie Delgado, Mel Or- monde, Irma Silva, Ginger Smith, Dolores Menze, Carlito Untalan, Sue Regusci, Rosemarie Smith, Fred Rodic, Joe Pizzo, George Mahoney, Jennifer Lee, Mary Streumpf, Pauline Azaret, 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, Sam Ebeid, Jack Nunes and Theresa Ramirez.
THIS EUCHARISTIC FEAST
When we celebrate a holiday, we have a meal; when we celebrate a significant event, we have a feast. In today’s first reading, Lady Wisdom is setting a feast, a sign of celebrating the covenant that Israel has with God. Israel’s central remembrance of its saving Exodus covenant is the Passover meal. So it is natural that the Christian celebration of the new covenant sealed by the blood of Christ on the cross happens at a meal, our Eucharist, offered first by Jesus in the context of Passover remembrance. It is easy for us, sometimes, to forget the very long and rich religious and human origins of our eucharistic feasting on the bread and cup that are the Body and Blood of Jesus. Today, and for the next few Sundays that we hear the “Bread of Life” discourse from John, let us bring to mind the loving covenant that God makes with us, and be filled with great joy at this marvelous feast that we have come to attend! Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co., Inc.