16th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 22, 2018

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.
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.

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!


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


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!

Potluck Coffee Service

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!

Leave a Reply