Twenty-eighth Sunday – October 14, 2018

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 143

Sunday Bulletin 2018-10-14

Reading 1WIS 7:7-11

I prayed, and prudence was given me;
I pleaded, and the spirit of wisdom came to me.
I preferred her to scepter and throne,
and deemed riches nothing in comparison with her,
nor did I liken any priceless gem to her;
because all gold, in view of her, is a little sand,
and before her, silver is to be accounted mire.
Beyond health and comeliness I loved her,
and I chose to have her rather than the light,
because the splendor of her never yields to sleep.
Yet all good things together came to me in her company,
and countless riches at her hands.

Responsorial Psalm PS 90:12-13, 14-15, 16-17

R. (14) Fill us with your love, O Lord, and we will sing for joy!
Teach us to number our days aright,
that we may gain wisdom of heart.
Return, O LORD! How long?
Have pity on your servants!
R. Fill us with your love, O Lord, and we will sing for joy!
Fill us at daybreak with your kindness,
that we may shout for joy and gladness all our days.
Make us glad, for the days when you afflicted us,
for the years when we saw evil.
R. Fill us with your love, O Lord, and we will sing for joy!
Let your work be seen by your servants
and your glory by their children;
and may the gracious care of the LORD our God be ours;
prosper the work of our hands for us!
Prosper the work of our hands!
R. Fill us with your love, O Lord, and we will sing for joy!

Reading 2HEB 4:12-13

Brothers and sisters:
Indeed the word of God is living and effective,
sharper than any two-edged sword,
penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow,
and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.
No creature is concealed from him,
but everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of him
to whom we must render an account.

AlleluiaMT 5:3

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelMK 10:17-30

As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up,
knelt down before him, and asked him,
“Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
Jesus answered him, “Why do you call me good?
No one is good but God alone.
You know the commandments: You shall not kill;
you shall not commit adultery;
you shall not steal;
you shall not bear false witness;
you shall not defraud;
honor your father and your mother.” 

He replied and said to him,
“Teacher, all of these I have observed from my youth.”
Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him,
“You are lacking in one thing.
Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor
and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.”
At that statement his face fell,
and he went away sad, for he had many possessions.Jesus looked around and said to his disciples,
“How hard it is for those who have wealth
to enter the kingdom of God!”
The disciples were amazed at his words.
So Jesus again said to them in reply,
“Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle
than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
They were exceedingly astonished and said among themselves,
“Then who can be saved?”
Jesus looked at them and said,
“For human beings it is impossible, but not for God.
All things are possible for God.”
Peter began to say to him,
“We have given up everything and followed you.”
Jesus said, “Amen, I say to you,
there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters
or mother or father or children or lands
for my sake and for the sake of the gospel
who will not receive a hundred times more now in this present age:
houses and brothers and sisters
and mothers and children and lands,
with persecutions, and eternal life in the age to come.”

Special thanks to Fr. Steve Canny who said the week end masses while Fr. Luis is away on retreat.

We welcome our new lector, Sara Flores who did a fine job today on her first time!

Thank you St. Elizabeth’s choir for your beautiful voices and instrumentalists, you are coping so well after the departure of Eric Lindenbusch, whom we miss of course. Love the new Alleluja!


The St. Elizabeth Memorial Plaque Campaign has reached more than $13,000.00 in plaque purchases and donations. We are deeply grateful to all of you who have participated, and encourage others to consider honoring their families and loved ones with a memorial plaque. There is still time to place an order, we are continuing this campaign thru next summer. SponsorForm of the form to download.
Work continues on the Outdoor Church with further clearing of underbrush and completion of a charming storage shed, covered with hand done stone and decorated with angel plaques and a statue of St. Francis.
We have 3 angel musicians, a flautist, a lutist and a violinist (photo above). We have two angels representing summer and fall.


The angels and statue were purchased at Absolute Statuary in Sebastopol. They have wire hooks on the back which are in turn wired with a coat hanger to the rebar behind the stones.


Jim Rossi is building these picnic benches which are available for use now. Take advantage of the remaining warm fall days and come down and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the outdoor church. The picnic benches will be useful for wedding receptions or family reunions, and can be lined up end to end as seen in the photo below, take and Kenilworth Woods in Sebastopol. We are hoping to bring water down to the outdoor church, it is on our wish list!
A friend’s Wedding in the Woods – Kennilworth Woods in Sebastopol




Weddings in the woods have a magical charm and even though very beautiful are also light hearted and fun. There is an air about them similar to Midsummer’s Night Dream. We hope to enhance our outdoor church and have more beautiful Catholic weddings!

Wedding cake made by yours truly as well as sugar flowers. If you wish to learn how to do it, or wish to borrow the molds for making lace fondant, contact me via the site.


Please welcome visiting priest Fr. Kevin Scalf from the Chicago Diocese who is leading a retreat for the Young Adults Group from Most Holy Redeemer parish in San Francisco. Fr. Luis is away on retreat in Menlo Park at the Vallambrosa Center. The retreatants met on Saturday in St. Hubert’s Hall, and held a Reconciliation Service in the Outdoor Church Saturday night. They had mass at 10:30 AM at St. Elizabeth and coffee and cake afterward. Very nice to meet these very dynamic young people.


The guitarist for the group only learned this song “Come as You Are” 3 days before! She did a terrific job!

Thank you to volunteers Valerie Pritchard, Irene Deem, Gail Culverwell and Barbara Kobler for putting on our coffee after the 9:00 am mass. The menu so far includes these wonderful “Canele” (pronounced Kan-lay) which are French patisserie from the Bordeaux region. They are flavored with rum and vanilla, and have a soft custard interior and a dark carmelized crust. (Information and photo from Wikipedia.)


Jeanine is bringing chocolate chip pumpkin cake, Valerie is bringing bagels with cream cheese and ham, and we will have our signature salmon sandwiches and salads. A new addition to our menu is cocoa topped with freshly made whipped cream.

Our altar server Ryan keeping warm on a chilly fall morning! Inflatable altar servers – what a concept!