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Funeral for Rudy Natoli
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Rudy Natoli and for the Natoli and Pringle families who mourn his loss. The funeral Mass will be offered on Friday, May 26th at 10:00 a.m.
Material Placed in Church
It is necessary to remind our parishioners and visitors that all material to be placed in the church must be approved before- hand by Father Victor. There have been many printed items deposited in the church. The majority have not been cleared in advance. These are removed and trashed. This behavior of leaving material in the church may be well intentioned, but is unacceptable.
Appreciation for Support
The Friars and staff would like to extend their gratitude and ap- preciation for the ways in which the parishioners and visitors have supported the parish. As the summer approaches, there is the need to voice this appreciation, which is deserved fre- quently.
Next Weekend—Memorial Day
There will be many visitors in our area next weekend. Please extend greetings on behalf of the parish to those who are visit- ing. The parish office will be closed on Memorial Day.
The parish has maintained a weekly time of Eucharistic adora- tion on Thursday. The Eucharistic should NEVER be left alone during adoration. If you are alone, PLEASE wait until someone comes to replace you.
Special Easter Season Bulletin
Please note that there is a special bulletin in the rear of the church. This offers table prayers for the Easter season and suggestions for weekly activities through the entire season.
New Quarterly Franciscan Newsletter
Also in the rear of the church is the new quarterly newsletter for the Franciscans in California and Vietnam.
If you are interested in following the activities of the Conventual Franciscans on the west coast, those who are members of the Province of Saint Joseph of Cupertino, then go to www.franciscanfriars.org.
Outside the Parish
1) Saint Patrick Parish is searching for an individual to be a youth group and confirmation preparation assistant to Deacon Greg Dutra.
2) Mission San Antonio is celebrating its annual Fiesta on Sun- day, June 11th. Mass starts at 11:00 a.m. with the festivities afterwards—music, BBQ, desserts, tours, booths, games, local crafts sale, etc., until 4:00 p.m.
3) There will be a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat in the Fresno ar- ea. This is a highly confidential gathering for post-abortion healing for both men and women. Contact Jennifer at 629- 6626 (area code 877) for information in English.
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
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday: Acts 16:11-15; Ps 149:1b-6a, 9b; Jn 15:26--16:4a Tuesday: Acts 16:22-34; Ps 138:1-3, 7c-8; Jn 16:5-11
Wednesday: Acts 17:15, 22 — 18:1; Ps 148:1-2, 11-14;
Thursday: Acts 18:1-8; Ps 98:1-4; Jn 16:16-20
Friday: Acts 18:9-18; Ps 47:2-7; Jn 16:20-23
Saturday: Acts 18:23-28; Ps 47:2-3, 8-10; Jn 16:23b-28
(for Ascension) Acts 1:1-11; Ps 47:2-3, 6-9; Eph 1:17-23; Mt 28:16-20
Continue to pray for those who are ill
Mary Louise Brady, Shawn Clarke, Michalle Hammond, Rosalea Garces, Anne Sterline, Patrick Johnson, Romeo Zuech, Emma Coehlo, Vince Filippi, Hunter Ormonde, Jerry Williams, Samantha Kohler, Shannon Carpenter, Regina Clarke, Elsie Bough, Rey Cacabelos, 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, Mary McDonell, Yolanda Ravelo, Jan Shields, Cipriano and Lolita Galvez, 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 Bag- well, 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, Yvette Renz, Jennie Casale and Theresa Ramirez.
TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION
The custom of genuflection is not found everywhere in the Catholic Church. In fact, it is a bit of breach of etiquette to genuflect in most Eastern Catholic Churches. If you’re visiting an Eastern Catholic or an Orthodox church, the “when in Rome” rule should be adopted. Watch what the home team is doing! Usually, Eastern Catholics and Orthodox reserve a small portion of the eucharistic bread for the dying in a cupboard or eucharistic dove, but it is not a center of attention or devotion. The rule is to make a profound bow, called a “metasis,” toward the altar—bowing deeply while making the sign of the cross.
East and West split years before we Westerners began to reserve the Blessed Sacrament prominently in our churches. Thus, the East never changed the original custom of bowing toward the altar. Increasingly, as tabernacles became more widespread in the West and moved into prominent placement within churches, we replaced the bow toward the altar with a genuflection toward the Blessed Sacrament when its place of reservation is visible.
In a church where the Blessed Sacrament is reserved in a
special chapel or off the main axis of the building, normally you should bow toward the altar when you enter your pew, because the eucharistic table is the principal sign of Christ’s presence in the church building. If you have ever participated in the liturgy of Dedication of a Church and Altar, there is no mistaking the altar’s significance: it is first slathered with chrism and then adorned with a brazier billowing clouds of incense that fill the whole church as a sign of prayer and presence!
—Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co
PEOPLE OF HOPE
Throughout this Easter season the readings have drawn us into the experience of the early church. We have tasted the ex- citement and zeal of the first Christians. Now, with them, we listen to the words of Saint Peter, who reminds us that when people notice that we are people of hope, we should be ready to explain why. This challenges us. Do others even notice that we are people of hope? In a world often marked by cynicism and hopelessness, do we stand out as people who offer hope and reassurance to others? In today’s Gospel Jesus promises that when he leaves the earth he will not leave us orphaned. Today he promis- es to send his Advocate, the Spirit of truth who will be with us always. Let us acknowledge the presence of the Holy Spirit and ask the Spirit to make us people of hope. Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co., Inc.