Today’s gospel tells us the story of Peter’s attempt to walk on water and illustrates the role that faith plays in determining whether we sink or swim (Matt:14:22-33). Fr. Luis’ prefaced his homily with a cute joke, then encouraged parishioners to ponder the level of faith they have and to understand that even though one is a life-long Catholic, one is tasked with studying and praying to keep their faith strong.
This writer missed the rest of the homily because she happened to look back and notice smoke rising from a pile of wood chips at the back of the property, and she notified Bob Dunne, a retired SF fireman, who called 911. As the sister of a fireman, she felt obligated to walk over to the fire station, since cell reception is usually poor in the summer church location. However, the truck was already headed out the door so the call was successfully transmitted. Once again we thank our firefighters for protecting our lives and our property.
After the excitement, people headed out to attend the annual picnic at Northwood scheduled for 1:00 PM. We enjoyed a good turnout of 65, which is about the same as last year. The menu featured two salads, succulent slow cooked ribs and perfectly cooked tri tip steak with lemon tarts topped with berries, courtesy of Francine Korn.