Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time – February 11, 2018

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 77

Sunday Bulletin 2018-02-11

Reading 1LV 13:1-2, 44-46

The Lord said to Moses and Aaron,”If someone has on his skin a scab or pustule or blotch which appears to be the sore of leprosy, he shall be brought to Aaron, the priest,or to one of the priests among his descendants.If the man is leprous and unclean, the priest shall declare him unclean by reason of the sore on his head.”The one who bears the sore of leprosy shall keep his garments rent and his head bare, and shall muffle his beard; he shall cry out, ‘Unclean, unclean!’As long as the sore is on him he shall declare himself unclean, since he is in fact unclean.He shall dwell apart, making his abode outside the camp.”

Responsorial PsalmPS 32:1-2, 5, 11R. (7)

I turn to you, Lord, in time of trouble, and you fill me with the joy of salvation.Blessed is he whose fault is taken away, whose sin is covered.Blessed the man to whom the LORD imputes not guilt, in whose spirit there is no guile.

R. I turn to you, Lord, in time of trouble, and you fill me with the joy of salvation.Then I acknowledged my sin to you, my guilt I covered not.I said, “I confess my faults to the LORD,” and you took away the guilt of my sin.

R. I turn to you, Lord, in time of trouble, and you fill me with the joy of salvation.Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you just; exult, all you upright of heart.

R. I turn to you, Lord, in time of trouble, and you fill me with the joy of salvation.

Reading 2 1 COR 10:31—11:1

Brothers and sisters, Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.Avoid giving offense, whether to the Jews or Greeks or the church of God, just as I try to please everyone in every way, not seeking my own benefit but that of the many, that they may be saved.Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.AlleluiaLK 7:16R. Alleluia, alleluia.A great prophet has arisen in our midst, God has visited his people.R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelMK 1:40-45

A leper came to Jesus and kneeling down begged him and said,”If you wish, you can make me clean.”Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand, touched him, and said to him,”I do will it. Be made clean.” The leprosy left him immediately, and he was made clean.Then, warning him sternly, he dismissed him at once.He said to him, “See that you tell no one anything, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing what Moses prescribed; that will be proof for them.”The man went away and began to publicize the whole matter.He spread the report abroad so that it was impossible for Jesus to enter a town openly.He remained outside in deserted places, and people kept coming to him from everywhere.


Before his homily, Fr. Luis suggested readings for Lent: Perfectly Yourself ; Persistently Catholic Both available at Father invited us to contemplate the mentality of the leper in today’s gospel. He was not demanding or angry but rather humble and full of faith, saying “If you wish, you can make me clean…” So we too as we begin Lent should be humble in our request for God’s cleansing grace, trusting in God with a strong faith, rather than an angry, demanding heart.


The Pasta Dinner was the brainchild of Katrina and John Angeli of our parish. Originally scheduled in October, it was canceled due to the terrible fires and ticket sales revenue donated to the Redwood Empire Fire Victims Fund. Rescheduled for Feb.10th, the dinner was offered free of charge. John and Katrina put in weeks of time shopping and cooking delicious antipasto, home made pizza the delicious pasta and sauce and bountiful salad! They finished with profiteroles, cookies and napoleons! A final Fat Tuesday type feast before Ash Wednesday!
We had a festive pasta dinner at St. Hubert’s Hall last night! We began with grace led by Fr. Luis 
Weeks before this all happened Katrina and John shopped bargains around Santa Rosa to get the best buy on pork and beef for the sauce, and vegetables for the savory antipasto and pizza. On Friday Francine Korn and Irene Deem joined Katrina and John in making the sauce and putting together the pizza. An afternoon of fun and laughter we have some photos and videos with instruction from Chef Katrina:
That’s some pot! It’s almost a big as Katrina!

Francine Korn is stretching the dough out to the corners of the pans; Katrina sprinkles salt and Italian herbs.

Antipasto!After the pizza dough rises, it’s time to put the sauce on it.
St. Elizabeth’s Guild President, Francine Korn, puts the toppings on the pizza.
Even though the chefs were drinking Bloody Marys, the toppings looked quite good, we thought!
Then we turned our attention to the meat sauce. First we rendered the mixture of 50% pork and 50% beef. Then we added tomato sauce, garlic and Italian seasonings and let it simmer.

That was the end of work on Friday.

On Saturday morning…

John and Katrina cooked the riggatoni #24, coated it with oil so it wouldn’t stick together, and waited to heat the sauce at St. Hubert’s Hall around 4:00. We set up tables, the bar and the raffle prizes, and returned to the kitchen to put the salads together. At 5:30 we put out the antipasto, and dressed the salads so by 6:00 our guests had delicious antipasto, pizza and salad to enjoy.

Tanya kindly offered to help serve pizza to guests and they mingled, enjoying cocktails, beer and wine.As our guests enjoyed their desserts, we raffled the door prizes which were Italian themed baskets loaded with kitchen goodies.
Whole lotta talkin’ 

Whole lotta talkin’ going on!




St. Elizabeth Guild President Francine Korn thanked all the volunteers…


Katrina with cousin Marlene. Marlene killed it in our kitchen, helping to put together the pofiteroles, napoleans and cookies into an assembly line. Her skills turned our Lucy and Ethel episode into a Food Network worthy operation!!! Seriously! Way to go Marlene!





Meanwhile, back in the steamy kitchen our chefs get their rigatoni on!


Thank you everyone for coming! It was so much fun and we loved breaking bread together!


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