St. Colman’s Annual Salad Luncheon – July 28, 2018

Thank you Fr. Luis for the photos!

Congratulations to St. Colman’s Guild on their wonderful Annual Salad Luncheon held Saturday, July 28 at the Cazadero Fire House!

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THE ST. COLMAN ANNUAL SALAD LUNCHEON at the Cazadero Fire House is the event of the season! The friendship, hospitality and community spirit are a joy to our parish! The luncheon features delicious home made salads and desserts, and a raffle with wonderful prizes. Many thanks to the volunteers who work so hard to create this memorable fund raiser!

I know two people here, Vera Bohan and Mila.

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What a cute cake! Who made this?

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107th Annual Monte Rio Show – July 26, 2018

 

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The history of this show is quite interesting – here is the story from the 100th Anniversary Souvenir Program in 2011

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Near capacity crowd at the pre show! Fr. Luis said an invocation and then  What a great show: Elvin Bishop, Kix Brooks, Gary Mule Deer, Shelly Berg, and others made a great night of entertainment – see the write up in the Press Democrat.

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St. Elizabeth parishioners Marty and Sue Tierney enjoying the Firemen’s BBQ!

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Fun to see the Poirier ladies enjoying a night off from the kids!

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Not only is the entertainment world class, the food is terrific also! What a fun event!

 

The home made desserts are always fabulous!

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Thank you to the hard working Monte Rio Variety Show committee who work all year long to make this happen, lead by Michele McDonell. Thank you to all who bought tickets and supported this wonderful community event. In a year where the devastating fires have absorbed county budgets, your generosity is greatly appreciated!

 

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 29, 2018

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 110

Reading 12 KGS 4:42-44

A man came from Baal-shalishah bringing to Elisha, the man of God,
twenty barley loaves made from the firstfruits,
and fresh grain in the ear.
Elisha said, “Give it to the people to eat.”
But his servant objected,
“How can I set this before a hundred people?”
Elisha insisted, “Give it to the people to eat.”
“For thus says the LORD,
‘They shall eat and there shall be some left over.'”
And when they had eaten, there was some left over,
as the LORD had said.

Responsorial PsalmPS 145:10-11, 15-16, 17-18

R. (cf. 16) The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs.
Let all your works give you thanks, O LORD,
and let your faithful ones bless you.
Let them discourse of the glory of your kingdom
and speak of your might.
R. The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs.
The eyes of all look hopefully to you,
and you give them their food in due season;
you open your hand
and satisfy the desire of every living thing.
R. The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs.
The LORD is just in all his ways
and holy in all his works.
The LORD is near to all who call upon him,
to all who call upon him in truth.
R. The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs.

Reading 2EPH 4:1-6

Brothers and sisters:
I, a prisoner for the Lord,
urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received,
with all humility and gentleness, with patience,
bearing with one another through love,
striving to preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace:
one body and one Spirit,
as you were also called to the one hope of your call;
one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
one God and Father of all,
who is over all and through all and in all.

AlleluiaLK 7:16

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
A great prophet has risen in our midst.
God has visited his people.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelJN 6:1-15

Jesus went across the Sea of Galilee.
A large crowd followed him,
because they saw the signs he was performing on the sick.
Jesus went up on the mountain,
and there he sat down with his disciples.
The Jewish feast of Passover was near.
When Jesus raised his eyes
and saw that a large crowd was coming to him,
he said to Philip,
“Where can we buy enough food for them to eat?”
He said this to test him,
because he himself knew what he was going to do.
Philip answered him,
“Two hundred days’ wages worth of food would not be enough
for each of them to have a little.”
One of his disciples,
Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, said to him,
“There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish;
but what good are these for so many?”
Jesus said, “Have the people recline.”
Now there was a great deal of grass in that place.
So the men reclined, about five thousand in number.
Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks,
and distributed them to those who were reclining,
and also as much of the fish as they wanted.
When they had had their fill, he said to his disciples,
“Gather the fragments left over,
so that nothing will be wasted.”
So they collected them,
and filled twelve wicker baskets with fragments
from the five barley loaves
that had been more than they could eat.
When the people saw the sign he had done, they said,
“This is truly the Prophet, the one who is to come into the world.”
Since Jesus knew that they were going to come and carry him off
to make him king,
he withdrew again to the mountain alone.
Please join us for Coffee & Treats after the 9:00 AM Mass!
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If you would like to order a plaque paying by check, download this form and mail it with your check to St. Elizabeth Church, 1405 Woodland Drive, Guerneville, CA 95446.

Thank you to all who helped out this morning with the Pot Luck Coffee Service after the 9:00 AM mass at St. Elizabeth Outdoor Church!

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Fr. Edmund from USF said the 9:00 mass and urged us to strive to live the message of sharing in today’s gospel.

Monte Rio Variety Show 100th Anniversary Souvenir Program

This publication is from 2011 and includes the history of the show, its relationship to St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, and the more recent affiliation with the Monte Rio Fire Service Foundation and the Monte Rio School Foundation. We hope you enjoy it!

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Pgs 10 & 11 detail the history of the show and how it paid for the construction of St. Catherine of Siena church in Monte Rio.

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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 22, 2018

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When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd,
his heart was moved with pity for them,
for they were like sheep without a shepherd;
and he began to teach them many things.

Sunday Bulletin 2018-07-22

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 107

 

Reading 1JER 23:1-6

Woe to the shepherds
who mislead and scatter the flock of my pasture,
says the LORD.
Therefore, thus says the LORD, the God of Israel,
against the shepherds who shepherd my people:
You have scattered my sheep and driven them away.
You have not cared for them,
but I will take care to punish your evil deeds.
I myself will gather the remnant of my flock
from all the lands to which I have driven them
and bring them back to their meadow;
there they shall increase and multiply.
I will appoint shepherds for them who will shepherd them
so that they need no longer fear and tremble;
and none shall be missing, says the LORD.Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD,
when I will raise up a righteous shoot to David;
as king he shall reign and govern wisely,
he shall do what is just and right in the land.
In his days Judah shall be saved,
Israel shall dwell in security.
This is the name they give him:
“The LORD our justice.”

Responsorial PsalmPS 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6

R. (1) The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
In verdant pastures he gives me repose;
beside restful waters he leads me;
he refreshes my soul.
R. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
He guides me in right paths
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk in the dark valley
I fear no evil; for you are at my side
with your rod and your staff
that give me courage.
R. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
You spread the table before me
in the sight of my foes;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
R. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
Only goodness and kindness follow me
all the days of my life;
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD
for years to come.
R. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

Reading 2EPH 2:13-18

Brothers and sisters:
In Christ Jesus you who once were far off
have become near by the blood of Christ.For he is our peace, he who made both one
and broke down the dividing wall of enmity, through his flesh,
abolishing the law with its commandments and legal claims,
that he might create in himself one new person in place of the two,
thus establishing peace,
and might reconcile both with God,
in one body, through the cross,
putting that enmity to death by it.
He came and preached peace to you who were far off
and peace to those who were near,
for through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.

AlleluiaJN 10:27

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord;
I know them, and they follow me.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelMK 6:30-34The apostles gathered together with Jesusand reported all they had done and taught.He said to them,“Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.”People were coming and going in great numbers,and they had no opportunity even to eat.So they went off in the boat by themselves to a deserted place.People saw them leaving and many came to know about it.They hastened there on foot from all the townsand arrived at the place before them.When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd,his heart was moved with pity for them,for they were like sheep without a shepherd;and he began to teach them many things.
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Thank you to our visiting priest, Fr. Lombardi for saying mass today.

In his homily, Fr. Lombardi remarked that the words from today’s first reading “Woe to the shepherds who mislead and scatter the flock of my pasture,” are an excellent basis for pastors to examine their consciences. However, the text is not such an easy one for a Sunday homily. Nonetheless, Fr. Lombardi pointed out the Psalm speaks to us “busy” people – even in retirement, we fill our days with activities which compete with our prayer time, and prevent us from truly resting and being at peace.

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Thank Jim Rossi for the beautiful arbors with hanging baskets and banner announcing our Memorial Plaque campaign to raise funds for restoring the pews of the outdoor church.

 

Monte Rio Variety Show is this week!

This just in: 

Just a quick reminder the 107th Monte Rio Variety Show is happening this coming Thursday, July 26.  Chair setup between 7 am to 3 pm for the early birds.  Gate reopens at 4:30 pm for food, beer, and wine purchase.

The entertainment begin at 6:15 pm with great local talent and the main show starts at 7:45 pm.  This year Peter Sagal, Kix Brooks, Tim Nichols, and Elvis Bishop are only a fraction of the great entertainment your will see.
For those who have purchased tickets – THANK YOU.
For those who haven’t purchased tickets you have until 12 noon on the day of the show to purchase via credit card atBrown Paper Tickets – The fair-trade ticketing company.  Tickets are also available at local vendors and at the gate until they are sold out (cash only, no credit cards).

 

The 107th Monte Rio Variety Show is this coming Thursday, July 26 2018. Enjoy a fireman’s BBQ, wine and beer bar, desert and Hot Dogs and Popcorn, plus enjoy great entertainment, all at very reasonable pricing. Adult Tickets are $30, youth are $15. Our venue in downtown Monte Rio opens at 4:30 PM with local talented entertainers beginning at 6:15 PM and our main event beginning at 7:45 PM with world class entertainment. This show is produced by local volunteers and benefits St. Catherine’s, Monte Rio Fire and Monte Rio School Foundation’s. You will not be disappointed. Visit us at: www.monterioshow.org for more information. Tickets available after all Masses, at local Vendors and online at www. brownpapertickets.com .

VarietyShowCentennial Enjoy the history of the Bohemian Camp and its Variety Show, benefitting St. Catherine of Siena, the Monte Rio Fire Service Foundation and the Monte Rio School Foundation!

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The Memorial Plaque campaign is in full swing, with banners installed Saturday by Jim Rossi and grandson Duane Cramphorn.

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Thank you to everyone who has been helping with our potluck coffee service after the 9:00 AM mass in the outdoor church! If you would like to bring treats and/or help serve please feel free! Put your goodies on the table and join us after mass!

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Thank you so much to Janet, Sylvester and Carmen who brought the plate of delicious empanadas for our treat today! Thank you to all the volunteers who have pitched in to help us continue serving treats and coffee after the 9:00 AM mass. It’s a wonderful time to visit and catch up with summer people and old friends, and to welcome visitors to our church. Please don’t be shy, show off your favorite savory or sweet, and feel free to join the serving staff! We make it up as we go along and it’s lots of fun!


Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 15, 2018

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Fr. Luis’ homily stressed our responsibilities as apostles of Christ, especially in making our church a welcoming experience for strangers.

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 104

Sunday Bulletin 2018-07-15

Reading 1AM 7:12-15

Amaziah, priest of Bethel, said to Amos,
“Off with you, visionary, flee to the land of Judah!
There earn your bread by prophesying,
but never again prophesy in Bethel;
for it is the king’s sanctuary and a royal temple.”
Amos answered Amaziah, “I was no prophet,
nor have I belonged to a company of prophets;
I was a shepherd and a dresser of sycamores.
The LORD took me from following the flock, and said to me,
Go, prophesy to my people Israel.”

Responsorial PsalmPS 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14

R. (8) Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.
I will hear what God proclaims;
the LORD —for he proclaims peace.
Near indeed is his salvation to those who fear him,
glory dwelling in our land.
R. Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.
Kindness and truth shall meet;
justice and peace shall kiss.
Truth shall spring out of the earth,
and justice shall look down from heaven.
R. Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.
The LORD himself will give his benefits;
our land shall yield its increase.
Justice shall walk before him,
and prepare the way of his steps.
R. Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.

Reading 2EPH 1:3-14 OR 1:3-10

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has blessed us in Christ
with every spiritual blessing in the heavens,
as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world,
to be holy and without blemish before him.
In love he destined us for adoption to himself through Jesus Christ,
in accord with the favor of his will,
for the praise of the glory of his grace
that he granted us in the beloved.
In him we have redemption by his blood,
the forgiveness of transgressions,
in accord with the riches of his grace that he lavished upon us.
In all wisdom and insight, he has made known to us
the mystery of his will in accord with his favor
that he set forth in him as a plan for the fullness of times,
to sum up all things in Christ, in heaven and on earth.In him we were also chosen,
destined in accord with the purpose of the One
who accomplishes all things according to the intention of his will,
so that we might exist for the praise of his glory,
we who first hoped in Christ.
In him you also, who have heard the word of truth,
the gospel of your salvation, and have believed in him,
were sealed with the promised holy Spirit,
which is the first installment of our inheritance
toward redemption as God’s possession, to the praise of his glory.orBlessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has blessed us in Christ
with every spiritual blessing in the heavens,
as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world,
to be holy and without blemish before him.
In love he destined us for adoption to himself through Jesus Christ,
in accord with the favor of his will,
for the praise of the glory of God’s grace
that he granted us in the beloved.In him we have redemption by his blood,
the forgiveness of transgressions,
in accord with the riches of his grace that he lavished upon us.
In all wisdom and insight, he has made known to us
the mystery of his will in accord with his favor
that he set forth in him as a plan for the fullness of times,
to sum up all things in Christ, in heaven and on earth.

AlleluiaCF. EPH 1:17-18

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
enlighten the eyes of our hearts,
that we may know what is the hope that
belongs to our call.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelMK 6:7-13

Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two
and gave them authority over unclean spirits.
He instructed them to take nothing for the journey
but a walking stick—
no food, no sack, no money in their belts.
They were, however, to wear sandals
but not a second tunic.
He said to them,
“Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave.
Whatever place does not welcome you or listen to you,
leave there and shake the dust off your feet
in testimony against them.”
So they went off and preached repentance.
The Twelve drove out many demons,
and they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.

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Ellen and Bart Strady with grandson Killian. Ellen and Bart received a blessing for their 40th Wedding Anniversary! Congratulations!

Thank you for your interest and support in the Memorial Plaques effort. We will be at the 9:00 AM mass at St. Elizabeth’s to provide information and forms for ordering plaques which are shown above. You have two options: $300 for a pew plaque; $150 for a board plaque. The names on all the plaques, including the originals, are placed on the altar during the month of November to be included in the masses for the dead. Proceeds from this effort are used to repair the pews which were installed in 1965. Further enhancements of the outdoor church are planned as funds allow. Thanks again!


 

The 107th Monte Rio Variety Show is this coming Thursday, July 26 2018. Enjoy a fireman’s BBQ, wine and beer bar, desert and Hot Dogs and Popcorn, plus enjoy great entertainment, all at very reasonable pricing. Adult Tickets are $30, youth are $15. Our venue in downtown Monte Rio opens at 4:30 PM with local talented entertainers beginning at 6:15 PM and our main event beginning at 7:45 PM with world class entertainment. This show is produced by local volunteers and benefits St. Catherine’s, Monte Rio Fire and Monte Rio School Foundation’s. You will not be disappointed. Visit us at: www.monterioshow.org for more information. Tickets available after all Masses, at local Vendors and online at www. brownpapertickets.com .


What fun to have this luncheon right after the show and talk about all the great performers – join us at the St. Colman’s Annual Salad Luncheon in Cazadero! Tickets available online.

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After Mass Coffee Service

Many of you have expressed disappointment that St. Elizabeth’s Guild is only doing two coffee services this summer in the outdoor church – one on July 4th and the other on Labor Day. Gail Culverwell has proposed a simpler format with juice and a few pastries on a pot luck basis. If you are interested, give speak to her after the 9:00 am mass or email her at churchelizabeth@comcast.net.

THANK YOU TO ALFONSO ROBLES  WHO MADE THE DELICIOUS HOME MADE CHURROS!

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Delicious churros were a real treat on this chilly Sunday morning in Guerneville! Thank you Alfonso!

 

 

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Thank you to all the volunteers who help out at the Outdoor mass!

Thank you Carlos Gonzales, altar server and set up manager, Jeanine Rossi, Josephina Robles, her daughter-in-law Barbie Robles, Kimmy (sorry do not have last name) our greeter, and Michele McDonell.

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Today we were blessed with special visitors from the Civil War Days reenactment in Duncan’s Mills.
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Our Civil War Days guests enjoying treats.
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Our youngest volunteer Cruz Cissell helps bring up the collection!
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Little Killian smiling at Sue Tierney!

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The coffee service after mass is an ad hoc effort! Please feel welcome to bring treats or volunteer to serve. It’s a wonderful way to meet and greet new members as well as old, and to build relationships within the church.

Fr. Luis told us of his own family’s negative experience as immigrants in California and how some of his siblings left the church because of the unfriendly reception they received in their teen years at their parish. Let’s make sure we are welcoming to visitors and new parishioners and as Fr. Luis says “Be a blessing to each other!”

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Thank you Sue Poirier for another gorgeous bouquet for the altar! Sue grows these flowers in her own garden, we are so blessed! Thank you Fr. Luis for being our pastor! We love you and are listening to you!