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Events This Week
Sunday 10 High School Youth Group 6:30PM
Monday 11 Entrance into the Catholic Church 7:00PM
Tuesday 12 Saint Anthony Novena after Mass 8:00AM
    NO Study of the Old Testament with Fr. Victor 7:00 PM
Wednesday 13 Mother of Perpetual Help Novena (after Mass) 8:30AM
    Faith Formation K-8 4:00PM
    Choir Rehearsal 7:00PM
Thursday 14 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 1-6:45PM
    Study of the Catechism of the Church with Fr. Victor 7:00PM
Friday 15 Bible Study (after Mass) 9:00AM
Sunday 17 NO High School Youth Group 6:30PM

Altar Servers
Saturday 16 5:30PM Lucas Conway & Gregory San Diego

Sunday 17

8:00AM

Sean & Matthew Pringle
  10:30AM Hunter Boulais & Daniel Korman
  3:30PM  
  5:30PM Dylan Hert & MJ Anderson


Second Sunday in Advent
December 10, 2017


Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths. — Mark 1:3

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Advent Reflection Booklets
The registered parishioners received the Advent reflection booklets ( Daybreaks ) in the mail. These booklets are available and free for our visitors and non-registered parishioners in the rear of the church. Please take them to the shut-ins and to those in medical care facilities.

Need for Food After Thanksgiving
Many agencies have cared for the needy leading up to Thanks- giving. Now there will be a lull in support. If you have food- stuffs left over that you won’t use, then drop these nonperishable items in the hutch at the entrance of the church. We will get the food to the Five Cities’ Christian Women’s food dis- tribution center. If you are interested in donating your time to the effort (1 or 2 afternoons per month), please call the rectory.

Contribution Envelope Boxes
All of the contribution envelope boxes have been placed in the rear of the church. Those who use these or who have electronic deductions will find boxes available. You will need the boxes now. Please take your box home. If you would like to receive a box of contribution envelopes, complete a registration form and indicate your wishes. If registered already, just call the office.

For the Distant Future
1) The monks of the Monastery of the Risen Christ will be having a vigil of silent prayer and meditation with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 6:30 p.m. to midnight on December 31st. The New Year’s Eve gathering will pray for world peace.
2) The 20th Annual Marian Eucharistic Conference will be held on January 12th, 13th and 14th at Saint Rose of Lima Parish Hal in Paso Robles. There is a teen track this year. Visit ccmec.org for information. Please do NOT call the parish office.
3) The West Coast Walk for Life will take place in San Francisco on Saturday, January 27th. There will be a bus leaving from Nipomo. Please call Celine Souza (929-0115 for information.

Prayer at the Planned Parenthood Facility
The Planned Parenthood facility in San Luis Obispo performs abortions on Thursday. A small group of parishioners leaves Saint Paul the Apostle parking lot after the 8:00 a.m. Mass to go and pray quietly and respectfully before the facility. If you would like to join them and get a ride, just go to the parking lot after Mass and ask who is going. All are welcome.

A NEW Tax Reducing Opportunity at Year End
The IRS has offered a new approach to the required minimum distribution from IRAs for those who are 70-1/2 or older. An individual may now rollover all or part of the minimum required distribution to a charitable organization. The person pays NO tax on the charitable rollover distribution. The gift does NOT become part of the normal limitations on charitable deductions. For a contact person, please speak with Father Victor.

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.


Second Collection—Retired Religious—Next Weekend
We all know that there are far fewer nuns and sisters now than when we were growing up. Many of the nuns, sisters and brothers are now retired and elderly. The Church never prepared a proper retirement system for them. Over 80% of retired religious are over 70 with nearly 20,000 having less than 20% of what they need for retirement and healthcare. More than 4,900 need skilled nursing at an average cost of $50,000 per year. The Bishops feel an obligation to assist them as best they can. Therefore, the second collection is taken at this time of year to bring them some joy.

Outside the Parish
The Newman Center at Cal Poly is operational with the start of school. The center is meant to help Catholic students at local colleges to have a place to live and express their faith. Masses are celebrated at Our Lady of Mercy Chapel at the Newman Center (Sunday at 6:00 p.m. and Monday through Thursday at 11:10 a.m.). Various ministries are offered at Newman; check the website for details (www.slonewman.org). The center is located at 1472 Foothill Boulevard, San Luis Obispo; the office is open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (543-4105).

Continue to pray for those who are ill
Mary Louise Brady, Shawn Clarke, Michalle Hammond, Rosalea Garces, Anne Sterline, Patrick Johnson, Emma Coehlo, Vince Filippi, Hunter Ormonde, Jerry Williams, Samantha Kohler, Shannon Carpenter, Regina Clarke, Elsie Bough, Destry Ramey, Donnie Ornellas, David Woodruff, Joe Crescione, Paul Adame, Mark Gil Go, Carla Silva, Anna Ramsey, Phineus McKenna, Steve Skibinski, Florence and Larry Kotlarek, Jan Shields, Gladys Cotter, Nellie de Fiesta, Jack Schieble, Jim Maloney, Father Christopher Deitz, Brother Christopher Saindon, David and Richard Darin, Phyllis Tish, Linda Kumalac, Armida Robb, Kenneth Bagwell, Harriet Harrington, Lorraine Adler, Delia Cannon, Jannie Graham, Magdaleno Zambo, Audrey Corona, Sarah Micek, Cecilia and Randy Thiel, Debbie Riviera, Donna Escoffery, Eddie Chaiday, Annie Delgado, Mel Ormonde, Irma Silva, Ginger Smith, Dolores Menze, Carlito Untalan, Sue Regusci, Rosemarie Smith, Federico Garces, Jr., Fred Rodic, Joe Pizzo, George Mahoney, Jennifer Lee, Mary Streumpf, Dale & Betty Waite, Kirby Gordon, Pauline Azaret, Jennifer Salce Ojeda, Natalie Rick, Ann Marie Wood and Theresa Ramirez.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday: Is 35:1 - 10; Ps 85:9ab, 10 - 14; Lk 5:17 - 26
Tuesday: Zec 2:14 - 17 or Rv 11:19a; 12:1 - 6a, 10ab;
Jdt 13:18bcde, 19; Lk 1:26 - 38 or Lk 1:39 - 47
Wednesday: Is 40:25 - 31; Ps 103:1-4, 8, 10; Mt 11:28-30
Thursday: Is 41:13 - 20; Ps 145:1, 9 - 13ab; Mt 11:11-15
Friday: Is 48:17 - 19; Ps 1:1 - 4, 6; Mt 11:16 - 19
Saturday: Sir 48:1 - 4, 9 - 11; Ps 80:2ac, 3b, 15-16, 18-19;
Mt 17:9a, 10 - 13
Sunday: Is 61:1 - 2a, 10 - 11; Lk 1:46 - 50, 53 - 54;
1 Thes 5:16 - 24; Jn 1:6 - 8, 19 - 28

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