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Second Collection—Next Weekend
A second collection will be taken up next weekend to support the American Bishops’ Overseas Outreach globally and the needs of the Church in Latin America. This is a joint collection. The Catholic Bishops’ Outreach covers emergency and disaster relief, health and education programs, development efforts and the care of refugees. Part of the collection will be directed toward the emerging and developing Church in Latin America. This is almost a missionary effort.
Daylight Savings Time Begins
Please turn your clocks FORWARD one hour beginning next Sunday, March 11th.
Abstinence During Lent
The Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence. Abstinence is required of all Catholics over the age of 14 (no upper limit). This means that no meat or meat products (soups, gravies, consommés, etc.) are to be eaten on the Fridays of Lent. This regulation is considered to be a serious obligation for all Catholics. However, those who are ill, pregnant, on medication or special diets for health concerns or those who must work at extremely physical jobs may be exempt from abstinence.
Fish Fry at Saint Patrick Parish
The Italian Catholic Federation (ICF) at St. Patrick’s Church in Arroyo Grande will be hosting Fish Fries on five Fridays during Lent. Mark Your calendar and join us for a delicious fish & chips and coleslaw dinner. Fish fries will be held on the follow- ing Fridays March 2nd, March 9th and March 23rd from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in St. Patrick’s Church Hall, 501 Fair Oaks Avenue, Arroyo Grande. Prices range from $8 for a 1-piece fish dinner to $14 for a 4-piece fish dinner. Take-outs will be available. Beer, wine, soda and bottled water will be available for purchase and desserts will be available for a donation. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 489-2680 (area code 805).
Outside the Parish
1) This Wednesday, February 28th, at 9:00 a.m., Saint Patrick Catholic School will offer an open house. Called a Wel- come Wednesday, this event is meant to give interested families a sense of what the school has to offer from pre-school to junior high. Please call 489-1210 (area code 805) to indicate your desire to participate or email: email@example.com.
2) For those who have had an abortion, a Rachel’s Vineyard retreat is planned in the Fresno area March 23rd to March 25th. Please contact Jennifer at 629-6626 (area code 877) for information on this healing ministry.
Need for Non-Perishable Food Only (No Clothing)
Many agencies have cared for the needy during the holiday season. Now there will be a lull in support. If you have food- stuffs left over that you won’t use, such as, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, rice, peanut butter, beans and tuna, drop these non- perishable items in the hutch at the entrance of the church. We will get the food to the Five Cities’ Christian Women’s food distribution center. If you are interested in donating your time to the effort (1 or 2 afternoons per month), please call the rectory.
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 Friday & First Saturday
First Friday, March 2nd, occurs this week.
First Saturday, March 3rd, also occurs this week. It is in honor of Our Lady of Fatima with recitation of the Rosary to restore World Peace.
The Knights of Columbus are offering a Crab Feed in Saint Paul the Apostle Parish Hall on Saturday, March 3rd. Doors wil open at 5:00 p.m. and the meal will start at 5:30 p.m. The cost of the dinner is $50.00. You MUST purchase your ticket in advance. See the Knights after Mass.
Contribution Statements for 2017
Statements summarizing monetary gifts to the parish for 2017 are now printable. If you would like a statement sent to your home, contact the office and give your name and address.
Knights of Columbus Booklet
The Knights of Columbus are offering a booklet to families with relatives in the military. The booklet is entitled “God and Country: Reflections for Catholics in the Military” by Rev. Michael Ortiz. Please call the parish office (773-2219) if you would like to receive one.
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, 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 Ram- sey, Phineus McKenna, Steve Skibinski, Florence and Larry Kotlarek, Jan Shields, Gladys Cotter, Nellie de Fiesta, Jack Schieble, Jim Maloney, Father Christopher Deitz, Brother Chris- topher 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 Garc-es, Jr., Fred Rodic, Joe Pizzo, George Mahoney, Jennifer Lee, Mary Streumpf, Kirby Gordon, Pauline Azaret, Jennifer Salce Ojeda, Natalie Rick, Ann Marie Wood, Barbara Matthias, Caiden Kinsella and Theresa Ramirez.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday: Dn 9:4b-10; Ps 79:8, 9, 11, 13; Lk 6:36-38
Tuesday: Is 1:10, 16-20; Ps 50:8-9,16bc-17, 21, 23; Mt 23:1-12
Wednesday: Jer 18:18-20; Ps 31:5-6, 14-16; Mt 20:17-28
Thursday: Jer 17:5-10; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Lk 16:19-31
Friday: Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a; 17b-28a; Ps 105:16-21; Mt 21:33-43, 45-46
Saturday: Mi 7:14-15, 18-20; Ps 103:1-4, 9-12;
Lk 15:1-3, 11-32
Sunday: Ex 20:1-17 [1-3, 7-8, 12-17]; Ps 19:8-11; 1 Cor 1:22-25; Jn 2:13-25
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 and Grace Anderson.