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Altar and Rosary Society Meeting
The regular meeting of the Altar and Rosary Society will take place on Tuesday, November 20th. All are invited to attend and participate. After prayer and Mass at 10:30 a.m., the usual luncheon and business meeting will follow in the parish hall.
Altar and Rosary Bake Sale
The Altar and Rosary Society’s Thanksgiving Bake Sale will be held November 17th and 18th. Please join us after Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Mass on November 17th and after Sunday, 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses on November 18th. Also if you would like to donate baked goods, please drop them off between 4:00-5:30 p.m. on Saturday or before Masses on Sunday. All proceeds benefit the Altar and Rosary Society. Thank you for your support!
Rosary Society Cash Drawing and Christmas Luncheon
Invitations and drawing tickets were sent to the registered families for the upcoming Altar and Rosary Society Christmas luncheon. If you are not registered and would like information on this event, envelopes are in the rear of the church marked Altar and Rosary Society. Please take one. You may pick up a free ticket at the rectory on Tuesday, November 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The luncheon is scheduled for December 4th.
Five Cities’ Christian Women’s Food Ministry Meeting
The Five Cities Christian Women’s Pantry will hold a potluck/ business meeting on Monday, November 12th at noon at the Peace Lutheran Church, 224 North Oak Park Blvd. in Arroyo Grande. The guest speaker will be John Lindsey, PG&E Mete- orologist. Please bring a dish to share and your own place set- ting.
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 (9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.).
Events Outside the Parish
1) The Conventual Franciscans of Our Lady of Consolation Province (headquartered in Indiana) staffed the parish from about the 1930s to about the 1970s. Perhaps you have old pictures or other items lying around the house that depict a friar or friars working in the parish. The Province Archives of the Province of Our Lady of Consolation and the former Custody of Our Lady of Guadalupe would love to have them. The Archives Office of the Province would be willing to take such items. A note attached to the items explaining dates, people involved, etc. would be greatly appreciated. They can be sent to: Province Archives, 101 St. Anthony Drive, Mt. St. Francis, IN 47146 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) 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; details are at (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).
Father Jacob is Now Online
Father Jacob now has an email account set up to communicate with the parishioners. It is email@example.com.
Pray for Those in the Military
Please pray for members of the parish family who are in the military. Submit names of members, so we can update out prayer list.
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 par- ishes, schools and houses.
Coffee and Donuts
Coffee and donuts will be available Sunday morning in the hall.
Protecting Our Children—Safe Environment
Given the recent public outcry over abuse of children in the Catholic Church, a FIRM policy is needed. The parish has fol- lowed the directives of the diocese for years. On Wednesday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., only authorized individuals and person- nel who have been cleared by the diocese may be in the parish hall (parents or guardians may bring or pick up the children in the hall). NOBODY ELSE will be permitted ANYWHERE in the hall. The NOBODY includes members of the Knights of Columbus, the Altar and Rosary Society and Martha’s Ministry and anyone else. Join us in protecting the children.
Inclusing of prayers for those who are ill
If there is someone ill you wish to be added to our list of prayers for the sick, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org NO LATER THAN 12:00 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, or call the Parish Office (805)773-2219 Ext. 24.
Father Christopher Deitz, Brother Christopher Saindon, Armida Robb, Irene Duralde, Jack Nunes, Sandi Morrissey,
Joy Gifford and Jennifer Ojeda.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday: Ti 1:1-9; Ps 24:1b-4ab, 5-6; Lk 17:1-6
Tuesday: Ti 2:1-8, 11-14; Ps 37:3-4, 18, 23, 27, 29;
Wednesday: Ti 3:1-7; Ps 23:1b-6; Lk 17:11-19
Thursday: Phlm 7-20; Ps 146:7-10; Lk 17:20-25
Friday: 2 Jn 4-9; Ps 119:1-2, 10-11, 17-18; Lk 17:26-37
Saturday: 3 Jn 5-8; Ps 112:1-6; Lk 18:1-8
Sunday:Dn 12:1-3; Ps 16:5, 8-11; Heb 10:11-14, 18;
SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES
Sunday: Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time; Veterans Day; Remembrance Day (Canada)
Monday: St. Josaphat
Tuesday: St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
St. Albert the Great
Friday: St. Margaret of Scotland; St. Gertrude
Saturday: St. Elizabeth of Hungary
THE CALL TO DISCIPLESHIP
The core vocation in the Gospel of Mark is the vocation, or call, to discipleship. Today’s Gospel passage provides us with one last example of what the vocation to discipleship means, and one example of what it doesn’t mean. A destitute widow shows us that discipleship means following Jesus’ way of ser- vice, even if it requires giving one’s livelihood (or life). The scribes show us by their bad example that discipleship should entail a vocation to extend God’s care to those who are most in need.
In our reading from the book of Kings another widow and her son are close to death. They too give what little they have, but they are rewarded by Elijah with food enough for a year. And the reading from the Letter to the Hebrews reminds us that Je- sus sacrificed his life “to bring salvation to those who eagerly await him” (Hebrews 9:28).Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co., Inc.