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!

 

 

Servers
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!

 

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