Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 14, 2018

The word of God is living and effective, sharper

than any two-edged sword.  — Hebrews 4:12a

This is going to be a short bulletin.  Another very busy week here.  And I don’t have that much to say.  So I won’t be long here.  The one important note is a request from one of the local emergency preparedness groups who is placing emergency supplies in different places.  They are interested in placing one of them in one of the unused corners of our parking lot.  It would be able to be accessed by the fire department and other emergency people.  The idea is not a bad one at all – we need more of these things.  The council has been told of the general idea and is interested in hearing more.

But the devil, as they say, is in the details so I will ask them for a complete and detailed written proposal.  Photos; length of agreement; responsibility for upkeep and aesthetics; questions of liability – always important; conditions for removal; any presumed assumptions of responsibility, etc. All of which are standard and I assume they have all been dealt with before.   I will have to go over them with the building department of the diocese. And then, after our council reviews all the detailed information and any clarifications I will request, then we can look at it more con-cretely.

Just a liturgical note.  Sometimes I read the Gospel that is published for the week, and sometimes I choose a different one.  And I do this for pastoral reasons – all within the scope of a pastor’s choices.

In principle it shouldn’t make any difference. The liturgy of the word is spoken publicly – read well and clearly enough in principle that it can be understood.

And having been through the three-year cycle of reading five times during the last fifteen years –  the gospels are all read over the course of three years – I often have a different view I want to go into.

I have an information form for the parents of all the kids in the religious education programs I need to have filled out. Basic name, rank and serial number stuff.  We need the names of emergency people to contact, emergency contact numbers, any medical info that should be on file with the teachers in case of emergencies.  I need to have them filled out and returned her right away. In these days you don’t just ask for the parents, you need the parent/s and legal guardians, if appropriate.

Fr. David


Sat, October 13, 5:00 PM…….People of the Parish

Sun, October 14, 9:30 AM….Tony Galante

Wed, October 17…NO MASS

Sat, October 20, 5:00 PM……People of the Parish

Sun, October 21, 9:30 AM…..People of the Parish


First Reading — I pleaded, and the spirit of wisdom came to me.  (Wisdom 7:7-11)

Psalm — Fill us with your love, O Lord, and we will sing for joy!  (Psalm 90)

Second Reading — Indeed the word of God is living and effective.  (Hebrews 4:12-13)

Gospel — 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.  (Mark 10:17-30 [17-27])


Monday:            Gal 4:22-24, 26-27, 31 — 5:1;

Ps 113:1b-5a, 6-7; Lk 11:29-32

Tuesday:            Gal 5:1-6; Ps 119:41, 43-45, 47-48;

Lk 11:37-41

Wednesday:     Gal 5:18-25; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Lk 11:42-46

Thursday:          2 Tm 4:10-17b; Ps 145:10-13, 17-18;

Lk 10:1-9

Friday:               Eph 1:11-14; Ps 33:1-2, 4-5, 12-13;         Lk 12:1-7

Saturday:           Eph 1:15-23; Ps 8:2-3ab, 4-7;

Lk 12:8-12

Sunday:             Is 53:10-11; Ps 33:4-5, 18-20, 22;

Heb 4:14-16; Mk 10:35-45


October 7, 2018…………………….$2,561.00

Building Maintenance……………$865.00


Ignatian Prayer Series for Women Only every other Monday, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., in the Parish Hall.  Next dates are October 22, November 5 and 19. Contact Wendy Hallett at 925-817-7741.


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