Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time – September 30, 2018

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 137

Sunday Bulletin 2018-09-30

Reading 1NM 11:25-29

The LORD came down in the cloud and spoke to Moses.
Taking some of the spirit that was on Moses,
the LORD bestowed it on the seventy elders;
and as the spirit came to rest on them, they prophesied.Now two men, one named Eldad and the other Medad,
were not in the gathering but had been left in the camp.
They too had been on the list, but had not gone out to the tent;
yet the spirit came to rest on them also,
and they prophesied in the camp.
So, when a young man quickly told Moses,
“Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp, ”
Joshua, son of Nun, who from his youth had been Moses’ aide, said,
“Moses, my lord, stop them.”
But Moses answered him,
“Are you jealous for my sake?
Would that all the people of the LORD were prophets!
Would that the LORD might bestow his spirit on them all!”

Responsorial PsalmPS 19:8, 10, 12-13, 14

R. (9a) The precepts of the Lord give joy to the heart.
The law of the LORD is perfect,
refreshing the soul;
the decree of the LORD is trustworthy,
giving wisdom to the simple.
R. The precepts of the Lord give joy to the heart.
The fear of the LORD is pure,
enduring forever;
the ordinances of the LORD are true,
all of them just.
R. The precepts of the Lord give joy to the heart.
Though your servant is careful of them,
very diligent in keeping them,
yet who can detect failings?
Cleanse me from my unknown faults!
R. The precepts of the Lord give joy to the heart.
From wanton sin especially, restrain your servant;
let it not rule over me.
Then shall I be blameless and innocent
of serious sin.
R. The precepts of the Lord give joy to the heart.

Reading 2JAS 5:1-6

Come now, you rich, weep and wail over your impending miseries.
Your wealth has rotted away, your clothes have become moth-eaten,
your gold and silver have corroded,
and that corrosion will be a testimony against you;
it will devour your flesh like a fire.
You have stored up treasure for the last days.
Behold, the wages you withheld from the workers
who harvested your fields are crying aloud;
and the cries of the harvesters
have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.
You have lived on earth in luxury and pleasure;
you have fattened your hearts for the day of slaughter.
You have condemned;
you have murdered the righteous one;
he offers you no resistance.

AlleluiaCF. JN 17:17B, 17A

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Your word, O Lord, is truth;
consecrate us in the truth.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelMK 9:38-43, 45, 47-48

At that time, John said to Jesus,
“Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your name,
and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow us.”
Jesus replied, “Do not prevent him.
There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name
who can at the same time speak ill of me.
For whoever is not against us is for us.
Anyone who gives you a cup of water to drink
because you belong to Christ,
amen, I say to you, will surely not lose his reward.”Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin,
it would be better for him if a great millstone
were put around his neck
and he were thrown into the sea.
If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off.
It is better for you to enter into life maimed
than with two hands to go into Gehenna,
into the unquenchable fire.
And if your foot causes you to sin, cut if off.
It is better for you to enter into life crippled
than with two feet to be thrown into Gehenna.
And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out.
Better for you to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye
than with two eyes to be thrown into Gehenna,
where ‘their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.'”

Join us for cakes, cookies and coffee in St. Hubert’s Hall for a farewell party for Eric Lindenbusch, our beloved and talented cantor.



Be sure to read Fr. Luis’ tribute to Eric in today’s bulletin!

My personal favorite Eric performance:


We have great news! Fr. Luis has approved continuing the coffee service after the 9:00 AM mass on Sunday at St. Elizabeth. Thank you to Valerie Pritchard who came forward and volunteered and suggested we continue the coffee service thru the winter. Thank you Fr. Luis for giving approval!

This ministry is an important gesture of hospitality to newcomers and an opportunity for parishioners to get to know each other. It’s fun and easy to do – just bring a plate of cookies, pastries, or whatever you like. Serving size should be “finger food” as we have very limited space. What works for us is cutting our coffee cakes into bite size pieces and serving in cupcake papers.

Suggestions for improving the service are welcome. The winter service will be substantially smaller due to limited space, but still a warm and welcoming experience for all!

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – September 23, 2018

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 134

Sunday Bulletin 2018-09-23[89]

Reading 1WIS 2:12, 17-20

The wicked say:
Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us;
he sets himself against our doings,
reproaches us for transgressions of the law
and charges us with violations of our training.
Let us see whether his words be true;
let us find out what will happen to him.
For if the just one be the son of God, God will defend him
and deliver him from the hand of his foes.
With revilement and torture let us put the just one to the test
that we may have proof of his gentleness
and try his patience.
Let us condemn him to a shameful death;
for according to his own words, God will take care of him.

Responsorial Psalm PS 54:3-4, 5, 6 AND 8

R. (6b) The Lord upholds my life.
O God, by your name save me,
and by your might defend my cause.
O God, hear my prayer;
hearken to the words of my mouth.
R. The Lord upholds my life.
For the haughty men have risen up against me,
the ruthless seek my life;
they set not God before their eyes.
R. The Lord upholds my life.
Behold, God is my helper;
the Lord sustains my life.
Freely will I offer you sacrifice;
I will praise your name, O LORD, for its goodness.
R. The Lord upholds my life.

Reading 2JAS 3:16—4:3

Where jealousy and selfish ambition exist,
there is disorder and every foul practice.
But the wisdom from above is first of all pure,
then peaceable, gentle, compliant,
full of mercy and good fruits,
without inconstancy or insincerity.
And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace
for those who cultivate peace.Where do the wars
and where do the conflicts among you come from?
Is it not from your passions
that make war within your members?
You covet but do not possess.
You kill and envy but you cannot obtain;
you fight and wage war.
You do not possess because you do not ask.
You ask but do not receive,
because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.

AlleluiaCF. 2 THES 2:14

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
God has called us through the Gospel
to possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelMK 9:30-37

Jesus and his disciples left from there and began a journey through Galilee,
but he did not wish anyone to know about it.
He was teaching his disciples and telling them,
“The Son of Man is to be handed over to men
and they will kill him,
and three days after his death the Son of Man will rise.”
But they did not understand the saying,
and they were afraid to question him.They came to Capernaum and, once inside the house,
he began to ask them,
“What were you arguing about on the way?”
But they remained silent.
They had been discussing among themselves on the way
who was the greatest.
Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them,
“If anyone wishes to be first,
he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.”
Taking a child, he placed it in their midst,
and putting his arms around it, he said to them,
“Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me;
and whoever receives me,
receives not me but the One who sent me.”


Be sure to say goodbye and wish Godspeed to Eric today. Eric and his wife Cecilia are moving to Idaho. Eric has served as cantor, with his fine tenor voice and his cornet and keyboard have provided a unique character to our choir. We thank Eric for his wonderful gifts of talent and faith, and he leaves us with many beautiful memories of moving Holy Week and Christmas liturgies, and uplifting Sundays. We will miss him and wish him good luck in his new home!

Here is one of my favorite Eric performances, a soulful rendition of the beautiful old spiritual Wade in the Water.


Thank You to All Who Have Purchased Plaques

We are very grateful for the response by parishioners as far away as Pennsylvania who have responded to the Memorial Plaque Campaign. The campaign will continue through 2019 so that we can can continue working on the outdoor church.

We understand that this decision might take time and that payment up front might not be possible for some people, so please understand we offer payment plans without any interest and are eager to include as many members of our community as possible.

Participating in this campaign has been very rewarding and is a beautiful reminder of the Mystical Body to which we all belong. During the year, and especially on All Souls Day and throughout the month of November, we will all pray for each other for faith and strength to sustain us through our losses, always remembering the hope of eternal life, and the loving memory of those gone before us.

Please note you may designate a pew for your pew plaque. Here is the current seating plan:


It’s a bit confusing so we suggest that you use this format: Section 1 or 2, Row ____. Please include your contact info so we can communicate with you if we have any questions or difficulties reading handwriting, etc.

There is a change in plans for the board plaques. They will be permanently displayed on the large wooden cross on the face of the new little stone building facing the altar. This decision was made so that people can see the plaques during the week or at any time they wish. You will soon see a very nice statue of St. Francis on the side of the building facing the pews, and a small angel playing a violin over the door, in recognition of our choir.


St. Francis is 30 inches tall and will sit on a niche on the wall facing the pews. Purchased at Absolute Statuary on Gravenstein Hwy in Sebastopol.



Your purchases have allowed us to put an electrical line out to the coffee service area which makes our coffee service better able to serve you, and will be a help to caterers who are working with Catholic weddings performed in the outdoor church.

Thank you Dan Demers and Jim Rossi  for these wonderful improvements.

Our Wish List for St. Hubert’s Hall, Yard and Outdoor Church and surrounding areas:

  • A water line which makes the venue nicer for weddings and other events where beverages and food are served. Estimated cost $7500.00
  • $10,000 Property Development including:
    • Development of a drainage ditch running along Armstrong Woods Road edge to meet existing ditch at end of property feeding into Fife Creek.
    • Further clearing of the underbrush at the far end of the property which would enable use of the property in June. It also makes the property more beautiful and allows better surveillance of illegal activities.
    • Road grade gravel on drive way to reduce dust
    • Landscaping, repairing and brightening up appearance of upper and lower areas

We are in the process of applying for a grant from PG&E Community Relations for dog waste stations and concrete waste containers for St. Hubert’s Yard area. We are hoping to receive $1300.00 thanks to help from the Friends and Residents of Guerneville (FROG.)

We hope to use the hall and outdoor church area for outreach to the community, encouraging activities which benefit both our parish and the community at large.

Please feel free to send in your suggestions for improving the outdoor church.

Thank you again!



24th Sunday in Ordinary Time – September 16, 2018

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 131

Sunday Bulletin 2018-09-16

Reading 1IS 50:5-9A

The Lord GOD opens my ear that I may hear;
and I have not rebelled,
have not turned back.
I gave my back to those who beat me,
my cheeks to those who plucked my beard;
my face I did not shield
from buffets and spitting.The Lord GOD is my help,
therefore I am not disgraced;
I have set my face like flint,
knowing that I shall not be put to shame.
He is near who upholds my right;
if anyone wishes to oppose me,
let us appear together.
Who disputes my right?
Let that man confront me.
See, the Lord GOD is my help;
who will prove me wrong?

Responsorial PsalmPS 116:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9

R. (9) I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living.
R. Alleluia.
I love the LORD because he has heard
my voice in supplication,
because he has inclined his ear to me
the day I called.
R. I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living.
R. Alleluia.
The cords of death encompassed me;
the snares of the netherworld seized upon me;
I fell into distress and sorrow,
and I called upon the name of the LORD,
“O LORD, save my life!”
R. I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living.
R. Alleluia.
Gracious is the LORD and just;
yes, our God is merciful.
The LORD keeps the little ones;
I was brought low, and he saved me.
R. I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living.
R. Alleluia.
For he has freed my soul from death,
my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.
I shall walk before the Lord
in the land of the living.
R. I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living.
R. Alleluia.

Reading 2JAS 2:14-18

What good is it, my brothers and sisters,
if someone says he has faith but does not have works?
Can that faith save him?
If a brother or sister has nothing to wear
and has no food for the day,
and one of you says to them,
“Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well, ”
but you do not give them the necessities of the body,
what good is it?
So also faith of itself,
if it does not have works, is dead.Indeed someone might say,
“You have faith and I have works.”
Demonstrate your faith to me without works,
and I will demonstrate my faith to you from my works.

AlleluiaGAL 6:14

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord
through which the world has been crucified to me and I to the world.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelMK 8:27-35

Jesus and his disciples set out
for the villages of Caesarea Philippi.
Along the way he asked his disciples,
“Who do people say that I am?”
They said in reply,
“John the Baptist, others Elijah,
still others one of the prophets.”
And he asked them,
“But who do you say that I am?”
Peter said to him in reply,
“You are the Christ.”
Then he warned them not to tell anyone about him.He began to teach them
that the Son of Man must suffer greatly
and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes,
and be killed, and rise after three days.
He spoke this openly.
Then Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.
At this he turned around and, looking at his disciples,
rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan.
You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.”He summoned the crowd with his disciples and said to them,
“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself,
take up his cross, and follow me.
For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for my sake
and that of the gospel will save it.”




Our little shed is looking so beautiful with the hand done rock exterior and wooden cross. Memorial plaques will be on the cross.

Thank you all for your generous support of our Memorial Plaque Program. We have brought in $8000.00 so far and still anticipating more purchases as we go through All Souls Day, and the holidays. We do accept payments so please don’t let monetary concerns get in the way if you feel it in your heart you want to get a plaque for a loved one!

Something special to celebrate the end of the season…
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, drizzled with caramel and topped with chocolate squares decorated with transfers.

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time – September 9, 2018

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 128

Sunday Bulletin 2018-09-09

Reading 1IS 35:4-7A

Thus says the LORD:
Say to those whose hearts are frightened:
Be strong, fear not!
Here is your God,
he comes with vindication;
with divine recompense
he comes to save you.
Then will the eyes of the blind be opened,
the ears of the deaf be cleared;
then will the lame leap like a stag,
then the tongue of the mute will sing.
Streams will burst forth in the desert,
and rivers in the steppe.
The burning sands will become pools,
and the thirsty ground, springs of water.

Responsorial PsalmPS 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10

R. (1b) Praise the Lord, my soul!
R. Alleluia.
The God of Jacob keeps faith forever,
secures justice for the oppressed,
gives food to the hungry.
The LORD sets captives free.
R. Praise the Lord, my soul!
R. Alleluia.
The LORD gives sight to the blind;
the LORD raises up those who were bowed down.
The LORD loves the just;
the LORD protects strangers.
R. Praise the Lord, my soul!
R. Alleluia.
The fatherless and the widow the LORD sustains,
but the way of the wicked he thwarts.
The LORD shall reign forever;
your God, O Zion, through all generations.
R. Praise the Lord, my soul!
R. Alleluia.

Reading 2JAS 2:1-5

My brothers and sisters, show no partiality
as you adhere to the faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ.
For if a man with gold rings and fine clothes
comes into your assembly,
and a poor person in shabby clothes also comes in,
and you pay attention to the one wearing the fine clothes
and say, “Sit here, please, ”
while you say to the poor one, “Stand there, ” or “Sit at my feet, ”
have you not made distinctions among yourselves
and become judges with evil designs?Listen, my beloved brothers and sisters.
Did not God choose those who are poor in the world
to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom
that he promised to those who love him?

AlleluiaCF. MT 4:23

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Jesus proclaimed the Gospel of the kingdom
and cured every disease among the people.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelMK 7:31-37Again Jesus left the district of Tyreand went by way of Sidon to the Sea of Galilee,into the district of the Decapolis.And people brought to him a deaf man who had a speech impedimentand begged him to lay his hand on him.He took him off by himself away from the crowd.He put his finger into the man’s earsand, spitting, touched his tongue;then he looked up to heaven and groaned, and said to him,“Ephphatha!”— that is, “Be opened!” —And immediately the man’s ears were opened,his speech impediment was removed,and he spoke plainly.He ordered them not to tell anyone.But the more he ordered them not to,the more they proclaimed it.They were exceedingly astonished and they said,“He has done all things well.He makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”MEMORIAL PLAQUESOur dear Linda ELIZABETH Payne continues to make us laugh and bring much needed humor to our lives, while supporting the Memorial Plaque campaign.


Please join us for coffee after the 9:00 AM mass at the Outdoor Church. It is a wonderful time to enjoy the fellowship of our parish! We have delicious stone fruit from Merced, provided by the Certified Santa Rosa Farmer”s Market which takes place on Thursdays in St. Hubert’s Hall Yard.

This Thursday was the last day for the Guerneville Farmers Market, but the vendors can be found at the Luther Burbank Center on Saturdays and at the Windsor Town Square on Sunday from 10 to 1.

Participants in the Farmer’s Market celebrated the end of the season with dinner together. We are hoping to find a way to provide the products during the weekend so a greater audience can be found to support the Guerneville Farmer’s Market.


Having shopped at the Farmer’s Market on Thursday, we had a gorgeous display of stone fruit on our menu for coffee service Sunday!


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Pumpkin Bread Pudding topped with whipped cream and chocolates with colorful fall transfers!
Cannoli and Espresso this morning to ward off the chill!
Poached salmon on Focaccia – yum! 

Have a Blessed Sunday! Love to all!