Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 12, 2018

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 116

Sunday Bulletin 2018-08-12

Reading 11 KGS 19:4-8

Elijah went a day’s journey into the desert,
until he came to a broom tree and sat beneath it.
He prayed for death saying:
“This is enough, O LORD!
Take my life, for I am no better than my fathers.”
He lay down and fell asleep under the broom tree,
but then an angel touched him and ordered him to get up and eat.
Elijah looked and there at his head was a hearth cake
and a jug of water.
After he ate and drank, he lay down again,
but the angel of the LORD came back a second time,
touched him, and ordered,
“Get up and eat, else the journey will be too long for you!”
He got up, ate, and drank;
then strengthened by that food,
he walked forty days and forty nights to the mountain of God, Horeb.

Responsorial Psalm PS 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9

R. (9a) Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.
I will bless the LORD at all times;
his praise shall be ever in my mouth.
Let my soul glory in the LORD;
the lowly will hear me and be glad.
R. Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.
Glorify the LORD with me,
Let us together extol his name.
I sought the LORD, and he answered me
And delivered me from all my fears.
R. Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.
Look to him that you may be radiant with joy.
And your faces may not blush with shame.
When the afflicted man called out, the LORD heard,
And from all his distress he saved him.
R. Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.
The angel of the LORD encamps
around those who fear him and delivers them.
Taste and see how good the LORD is;
blessed the man who takes refuge in him.
R. Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

Reading 2EPH 4:30—5:2

Brothers and sisters:
Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God,
with which you were sealed for the day of redemption.
All bitterness, fury, anger, shouting, and reviling
must be removed from you, along with all malice.
And be kind to one another, compassionate,
forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ.So be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love,
as Christ loved us and handed himself over for us
as a sacrificial offering to God for a fragrant aroma.

AlleluiaJN 6:51

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
I am the living bread that came down from heaven, says the Lord;
whoever eats this bread will live forever.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelJN 6:41-51

The Jews murmured about Jesus because he said,
“I am the bread that came down from heaven, ”
and they said,
“Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph?
Do we not know his father and mother?
Then how can he say,
‘I have come down from heaven’?”
Jesus answered and said to them,
“Stop murmuring among yourselves.
No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draw him,
and I will raise him on the last day.
It is written in the prophets:
They shall all be taught by God.
Everyone who listens to my Father and learns from him comes to me.
Not that anyone has seen the Father
except the one who is from God;
he has seen the Father.
Amen, amen, I say to you,
whoever believes has eternal life.
I am the bread of life.
Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, but they died;
this is the bread that comes down from heaven
so that one may eat it and not die.
I am the living bread that came down from heaven;
whoever eats this bread will live forever;
and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.”

 


Please join us for Coffee, Savories & Sweets after mass!
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Note: No Coffee Service on August 19th because we are going to the Parish Picnic!!!

12 de agosto 2018

XIX Domingo ordinario
Leccionario: 116

Primera lectura

1 Reyes 19, 4-8

En aquellos tiempos, caminó Elías por el desierto un día entero y finalmente se sentó bajo un árbol de retama, sintió deseos de morir y dijo: “Basta ya, Señor. Quítame la vida, pues yo no valgo más que mis padres”. Después se recostó y se quedó dormido.

Pero un ángel del Señor llegó a despertarlo y le dijo: “Levántate y come”. Elías abrió los ojos y vio a su cabecera un pan cocido en las brasas y un jarro de agua. Después de comer y beber, se volvió a recostar y se durmió.

Por segunda vez, el ángel del Señor lo despertó y le dijo: “Levántate y come, porque aún te queda un largo camino”. Se levantó Elías. Comió y bebió. Y con la fuerza de aquel alimento, caminó cuarenta días y cuarenta noches hasta el Horeb, el monte de Dios.

Salmo Responsorial

Salmo 33, 2-3. 4-5. 6-7. 8-9
R. (9a) Haz la prueba y verás qué bueno es el Señor.
Bendeciré al Señor a todas horas,
no cesará mi boca de alabarlo.
Yo me siento orgulloso del Señor,
que se alegre su pueblo al escucharlo.
R. Haz la prueba y verás qué bueno es el Señor.
Proclamemos la grandeza del Señor
y alabemos todos juntos su poder.
Cuando acudí al Señor, me hizo caso
y me libró de todas mis temores.
R. Haz la prueba y verás qué bueno es el Señor.
Confía en el Señor y saltarás de gusto;
jamás te sentirás decepcionado,
porque el Señor escucha el clamor de los pobres
y los libra de todas sus angustias.
R. Haz la prueba y verás qué bueno es el Señor.
Junto a aquellos que temen al Señor
el ángel del Señor acampa y los protege.
Haz la prueba y verás qué bueno es el Señor.
Dichoso el hombre que se refugia en él.
R. Haz la prueba y verás qué bueno es el Señor.

Segunda lectura

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Hermanos: No le causen tristeza al Espíritu Santo, con el que Dios los ha marcado para el día de la liberación final.

Destierren de ustedes la aspereza, la ira, la indignación, los insultos, la maledicencia y toda clase de maldad. Sean buenos y comprensivos, y perdónense los unos a los otros, como Dios los perdonó, por medio de Cristo.

Imiten, pues, a Dios como hijos queridos. Vivan amando como Cristo, que nos amó y se entregó por nosotros, como ofrenda y víctima de fragancia agradable a Dios.

Aclamación antes del Evangelio

Jn 6, 51
R. Aleluya, aleluya.
Yo soy el pan vivo que ha bajado cielo, dice el Señor;
el que coma de este pan vivirá para siempre.
R. Aleluya.

Evangelio

Jn 6, 41-51

En aquel tiempo, los judíos murmuraban contra Jesús, porque había dicho: “Yo soy el pan vivo que ha bajado del cielo”, y decían: “¿No es éste, Jesús, el hijo de José? ¿Acaso no conocemos a su padre y a su madre? ¿Cómo nos dice ahora que ha bajado del cielo?”

Jesús les respondió: “No murmuren. Nadie puede venir a mí, si no lo atrae el Padre, que me ha enviado; y a ése yo lo resucitaré el último día. Está escrito en los profetas: Todos serán discípulos de Dios. Todo aquel que escucha al Padre y aprende de él, se acerca a mí. No es que alguien haya visto al Padre, fuera de aquel que procede de Dios. Ese sí ha visto al Padre.

Yo les aseguro: el que cree en mí, tiene vida eterna. Yo soy el pan de la vida. Sus padres comieron el maná en el desierto y sin embargo, murieron. Éste es el pan que ha bajado del cielo para que, quien lo coma, no muera. Yo soy el pan vivo que ha bajado del cielo; el que coma de este pan vivirá para siempre. Y el pan que yo les voy a dar es mi carne para que el mundo tenga vida”.

 

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 5, 2018

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 113

Sunday Bulletin 2018-08-05

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Thank you to Sue Poirier for the beautiful floral arrangement from her amazing garden!

 

 

Reading 1EX 16:2-4, 12-15

The whole Israelite community grumbled against Moses and Aaron.
The Israelites said to them,
“Would that we had died at the LORD’s hand in the land of Egypt,
as we sat by our fleshpots and ate our fill of bread!
But you had to lead us into this desert
to make the whole community die of famine!”Then the LORD said to Moses,
“I will now rain down bread from heaven for you.
Each day the people are to go out and gather their daily portion;
thus will I test them,
to see whether they follow my instructions or not.”I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites.
Tell them: In the evening twilight you shall eat flesh,
and in the morning you shall have your fill of bread,
so that you may know that I, the LORD, am your God.”In the evening quail came up and covered the camp.
In the morning a dew lay all about the camp,
and when the dew evaporated, there on the surface of the desert
were fine flakes like hoarfrost on the ground.
On seeing it, the Israelites asked one another, “What is this?”
for they did not know what it was.
But Moses told them,
“This is the bread that the LORD has given you to eat.”

Responsorial PsalmPS 78:3-4, 23-24, 25, 54

R. (24b) The Lord gave them bread from heaven.
What we have heard and know,
and what our fathers have declared to us,
We will declare to the generation to come
the glorious deeds of the LORD and his strength
and the wonders that he wrought.
R. The Lord gave them bread from heaven.
He commanded the skies above
and opened the doors of heaven;
he rained manna upon them for food
and gave them heavenly bread.
R. The Lord gave them bread from heaven.
Man ate the bread of angels,
food he sent them in abundance.
And he brought them to his holy land,
to the mountains his right hand had won.
R. The Lord gave them bread from heaven.

Reading 2EPH 4:17, 20-24

Brothers and sisters:
I declare and testify in the Lord
that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do,
in the futility of their minds;
that is not how you learned Christ,
assuming that you have heard of him and were taught in him,
as truth is in Jesus,
that you should put away the old self of your former way of life,
corrupted through deceitful desires,
and be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
and put on the new self,
created in God’s way in righteousness and holiness of truth.

AlleluiaMT 4:4B

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
One does not live on bread alone,
but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelJN 6:24-35When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there,they themselves got into boatsand came to Capernaum looking for Jesus.And when they found him across the sea they said to him,”Rabbi, when did you get here?”Jesus answered them and said,”Amen, amen, I say to you,you are looking for me not because you saw signsbut because you ate the loaves and were filled.Do not work for food that perishesbut for the food that endures for eternal life,which the Son of Man will give you.For on him the Father, God, has set his seal.”So they said to him,”What can we do to accomplish the works of God?”Jesus answered and said to them,”This is the work of God, that you believe in the one he sent.”So they said to him,”What sign can you do, that we may see and believe in you?What can you do?Our ancestors ate manna in the desert, as it is written:He gave them bread from heaven to eat.”So Jesus said to them,”Amen, amen, I say to you,it was not Moses who gave the bread from heaven;my Father gives you the true bread from heaven.For the bread of God is that which comes down from heavenand gives life to the world.”So they said to him,”Sir, give us this bread always.”Jesus said to them,”I am the bread of life;whoever comes to me will never hunger,and whoever believes in me will never thirst.”
Some of our younger parishioners helping out…

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Thank you to all who have purchased Memorial Plaques! Proceeds from your donations are used to improve the Outdoor Church! We are please to say this week we have framed out the shed and roofed it; next week we hope to continue with the stone exterior which will complement our stone altar.
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Jim and his crew on Friday, Aug. 3, showing framed in shed with roof.
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Javier and associate at work putting up frame for the Memorial Plaques.
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Larry Love and Jim Breaux working every week end removing debris and watering the altar flowers.

 

Join us for Coffee, Sweets N Savories after the 9:00 AM Mass!

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Special thanks to my darling helpers, Riley and Tatum Cissell who drew the artwork for the menu which hangs on a tree by our serving table. Riley patiently drew all those blackberries but got tired filling them in, so needed some help! Tatum did a spectacular job drawing the Blackberry Naked Ombre Cake, don’t you think?
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Thank you to Kim, our greeter!
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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.

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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!

 

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 8, 2018

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Sunday Bulletin 2018-07-08

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lectionary: 101

Reading 1EZ 2:2-5

As the LORD spoke to me, the spirit entered into me
and set me on my feet,
and I heard the one who was speaking say to me:
Son of man, I am sending you to the Israelites,
rebels who have rebelled against me;
they and their ancestors have revolted against me to this very day.
Hard of face and obstinate of heart
are they to whom I am sending you.
But you shall say to them: Thus says the LORD GOD!
And whether they heed or resist—for they are a rebellious house—
they shall know that a prophet has been among them.

Responsorial PsalmPS 123:1-2, 2, 3-4

R. (2cd) Our eyes are fixed on the Lord, pleading for his mercy.
To you I lift up my eyes
who are enthroned in heaven —
As the eyes of servants
are on the hands of their masters.
R. Our eyes are fixed on the Lord, pleading for his mercy.
As the eyes of a maid
are on the hands of her mistress,
So are our eyes on the LORD, our God,
till he have pity on us.
R. Our eyes are fixed on the Lord, pleading for his mercy.
Have pity on us, O LORD, have pity on us,
for we are more than sated with contempt;
our souls are more than sated
with the mockery of the arrogant,
with the contempt of the proud.
R. Our eyes are fixed on the Lord, pleading for his mercy.
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Gorgeous Bouquet by Susan Poirier’s Garden. Thank you Susan! Susan also serves as lector.

Reading 22 COR 12:7-10

Brothers and sisters:
That I, Paul, might not become too elated,
because of the abundance of the revelations,
a thorn in the flesh was given to me, an angel of Satan,
to beat me, to keep me from being too elated.
Three times I begged the Lord about this, that it might leave me,
but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you,
for power is made perfect in weakness.”
I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses,
in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me.
Therefore, I am content with weaknesses, insults,
hardships, persecutions, and constraints,
for the sake of Christ;
for when I am weak, then I am strong.

AlleluiaCF. LK 4:18

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
for he sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelMK 6:1-6

Jesus departed from there and came to his native place, accompanied by his disciples.
When the sabbath came he began to teach in the synagogue,
and many who heard him were astonished.
They said, “Where did this man get all this?
What kind of wisdom has been given him?
What mighty deeds are wrought by his hands!
Is he not the carpenter, the son of Mary,
and the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon?
And are not his sisters here with us?”
And they took offense at him.
Jesus said to them,
“A prophet is not without honor except in his native place
and among his own kin and in his own house.”
So he was not able to perform any mighty deed there,
apart from curing a few sick people by laying his hands on them.
He was amazed at their lack of faith.

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The effort to improve the Summer Church property was launched last weekend. If you didn’t get the bulletin insert, you can download it HERE. 

 

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Ellen Strady, volunteer, with order forms. Long time parishioner Marty Tierny viewing the old plaques which have been restored and placed on a board to be located near the altar. Marty served as altar boy back in the days of the “red coats” and probably recognizes most of the names.

To order a plaque, fill out the form and mail it in with your check, or used the convenient online PayPal button on our Home page.


Update on Summer Church:

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Photo taken July 6, 2018 of new electrical panel installation for Summer Church.

The former panel was over 50 years old and was recently vandalized. Proceeds from the sale of Memorial Plaques will help offset expenses improving the Outdoor Church. It is hoped improvements will increase the number of weddings and services and deter the vandals.

Peter Sagal of NPR’s “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me” to host 107th Variety Show July 26

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While most of the performers will not be announced prior to the show, we have been told that NPR’s PETER SAGAL will host the 107th Annual Show.

Only a little more than 2 weeks away, the Monte Rio Variety Show benefits St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church (one of the mission churches of St. Elizabeth’s), the Monte Rio Fire Foundation and the Monte Rio School.

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Peter Sagal (right) shown with the  late Carl Kasell, who enjoyed being judge and score kieeper for the show, allowing him to show his comedic talent, after a more serious career in the news industry. Source: www.NPR.org

Kix Brooks will be back, formerly of Brooks and Dunn, who have won more Country Music Association awards and Academy of Country Music awards than any act in the history of country music.

For more information and ticket sales visit www.MonteRioShow.org.

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On July 28th, the Saturday following the show you can enjoy St. Colman’s Annual Salad Luncheon at the Cazadero Firehouse. Benefitting St. Colman’s, this annual luncheon is a Caz tradition enjoyed for over 50 years.

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Tickets are available at Larks Drug Store in Guerneville and online at Eventbrite.

BAPTISM

We are blessed today to welcome a new infant member to our church in the beautiful sacrament of baptism. Listen carefully to Fr. Luis’ words and pray to renew your own baptismal vows…so joyful to be a member of our holy Catholic Church!

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Part 2

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Two angels (Diana and Sophia) waiting to put their money in the collection!

Baptism continued, Part 3

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Let us pray for our young people and provide them love and hope in this confusing time.

As the mass ends, Fr. Luis calls the parents to the altar to give them a final blessing – much needed today in a world where so many dangers threaten our young children! And you will see our two angels step forward. May God bless this family and keep them safe, happy and healthy!

MUSIC MINISTRY

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Processional Hymn: I Will Lift Up Your Name Ps. 145

Responsorial Psalm: Ps 123

Communion Hymn: 10,000 Reasons