Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Sunday Bulletin


Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 17, 2019

“Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God is yours. 
Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied.”
— Luke 6:20-21a

Mass Intentions

Sat.      February             16        4:00 pm       Repose of the soul of  Jose Trinidad Gonzalez by Franco Family     
Sat.      February             16        6:00 pm       Pro Populo
Sun.     February             17        8:00 am       Intentions of  Anonymous by Anonymous 
Sun.     February             17      11:00 am       Pro Populo  
Mon.    February             18       7:00 am        Intentions of  Fr. Rod Craig by Pastor
Tues.    February             19       7:00 am        Repose of the soul of  Refugio Cortes by Familia Jemenes   
Wed.    February             20        7:00 am       Repose of the soul of  Lawrence James O'Donnell by Joe O'Donnell              
Thurs   February             21       7:00 am       Intentions of  Lorena Franco by OLPH Staff       
Fri.       February             22       7:00 am       Repose of the soul of  Amy Gillem by Chris Bowen                                                                    
Sat.       February             23      4:00 pm        Intentions of  Patrick David Klekas by David & Mellie Oldenburg     
Sat.       February             23       6:00 pm       Pro Populo


First Reading — The one who trusts in the Lord is like a tree planted beside the waters (Jeremiah 17:5-8).
Psalm — Blessed are they who hope in the Lord (Psalm 1).
Second Reading — Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep 
(1 Corinthians 15:12, 16-20).
Gospel — Blessed are you who are poor, hungry, weeping. Woe to you who are rich, filled, laughing 
(Luke 6:17, 20-26).


Monday:      Gn 4:1-15, 25; Ps 50:1, 8, 16bc-17, 20-26; Mk 8:11-13
Tuesday:      Gn 6:5-8; 7:1-5, 10; Ps 29:1a, 2, 3ac-4, 3b, 9c-10; Mk 8:14-21
Wednesday: Gn 8:6-13, 20-22; Ps 116:12-15, 18-19; Mk 8:22-26
Thursday:    Gn 9:1-13; Ps 102:16-21, 29, 22-23; Mk 8:27-33
Friday:         1 Pt 5:1-4; Ps 23:1-3a, 4-6; Mt 16:13-19
Saturday:     Heb 11:1-7; Ps 145:2-5, 10-11; Mk 9:2-13
Sunday:       1 Sm 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23; Ps 103:1-4, 8, 10, 12-13; 1 Cor 15:45-49; Lk 6:27-38


Sunday:     Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday:    Presidents’ Day
Thursday:  St. Peter Damian
Friday:       Chair of St. Peter the Apostle; Washington’s Birthday
Saturday:   St. Polycarp

Our Sick/Reza Por Nuestros Enfermos

Andrew Dixon - The James Ellis Family – Randy Scott - Richard Gouin, Jr. - Lisa Marshall-Vargas - Dan Brown - Christie Sackett - Kayla Connolly - Christopher Anderson -Sandra Culp - Pat Olsen - Harry Brown - James Gamber-Julie Oldenburg Klekas - Jo Chastain- Mary Glennon - Sheila Merrill - Louis Lab – Mr & Mrs Herrera - Joseph Clubb- Jack Johantgen - Doris Elliott - Jim McMullen- Gloria Llamas - Charlie Hardy - Janet Girardot - Patricia Giuffrida - The LeCavalier Family- Jimmy Elsworth- Robert Connelly- Evelyn Perez- De Ann Strang- Kylee Anderson- Kim Lihigh-Gorge Maldonado-Kathy Powell- Diana Laird- Terry Wilkenson-Margaret Workman- Abraham Workman- Margie Snow-Rex Becerra-Cindy Schlick-Carmelita Lustig- Paul Lustig- Alan LeCavalier- Lynn Burgoyne-Brigit-Sullivan Salamon- Marie Neis-Jacob Gersick-Ignacio Patron- Brandon Browning- Paige Butterfield- Michael Myers-Mike Connelly-Coss Connolly- Kalea Ramos- Cap Aubrey Sr.- Briley Patterson- Stu Butterfield-Amailia Henson- Lupe Santana-Sandy McWhithy- Dorothy James-Shawn Johnson-Juanita Trudel-Bryan Winzenread- Ron Scira- Whitney Yoder-- Jinny Milligan - Diane Nicholson-Jessica Van Stokkum- Julian Bedoya-Barbra Bregoff- Erika Owens-Jim Ellis- Lino Pichardo-Grayden & June Wilkins- Ron Napoles

             Second Collections-February                    

 17th  – Catholic Channel 49

Office Closed

  In observance of President's Holiday, The office will be closed Monday, February 18, 2019.
The office will reopen on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

                                                                    Retrouvaille: A Lifeline for Troubled Marriages

Thinking about separation or divorce? Is your marriage or that of a relative or friend heading for divorce? Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) is designed to help troubled marriages regain their health. It helps spouses uncover or re-awaken the love, trust and commitment that originally brought them together. The program is highly successful in saving hurting marriages, even bringing reconciliation to couples who have already separated or divorced. The next English weekend in Fresno will be held March 8-10, 2019. For confidential information or to register, call Rudy & Lori Torres at (559) 862-6765

SVDP Fund Raiser

Saint Vincent de Paul is having a fund raiser after the 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Mass at the church on February 17, 2019.
There will be COFFEE and DOUGHNUTS, along with some home baked treats.
Donations will be accepted. All proceeds will assist 
the poor of our community here in the Eastern Sierra. Come support the Saint Vincent de Paul Society.

The Local St. Vincent de Paul Conference will be Hosting a "Mardi Gras"
SOUP & BREAD LUNCHEON on March 5th. the day before Ash Wednesday
From 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Parish Hall
at just $5 per person


Weekend Homily

You can now find Fr. Gracey's weekend homily
on our church website at olphbishop.com

St. Stephen Catholic Mission

St. Stephen Catholic Mission in Big Pine is collecting items
for their annual Rummage and Bake Sale to be held on
Saturday, April 6 from 8:00 to Noon at the Big Pine Town Hall on Dewey St. 
Please call Rosemarie Todd at 760 938-2911 for your donations.

 WITNESS TO LIFE has created
 Angel's Nook

 A cupboard full of new and gently used
baby clothing to provide for those in need.
 Call Pat at (760) 872-3016 or
 Carole at (760) 872-2731 for assistance.

 Angel's Nook
Un armario lleno de nuevo y suavemente utilizado
ropa de bebé para los necesitados.
 Llame a Pat al (760) 872-3016 o
Carole al (760) 872-2731 para asistencia.


The blessing is Jesus who stands on level ground with the poor, hungry, weeping outcasts. Jesus is an epiphany of God’s presence among all those who had been excluded. The gospel also indicates the decisiveness of choice: blessing or woe. There are two paths in life one can follow, and either one is with Jesus or against Jesus. The lure is to be consoled now, have our fill now, laugh now, be respected now. Jesus is showing another way: our condition now doesn’t matter so long as we trust and hope in the Lord now. Blessedness isn’t a matter of social status, satisfaction, possessions, respect, etc; it is a matter of keeping our own eyes glued on Jesus. 


La bendición es Jesús, quien se para en tierra al nivel con el pobre, hambriento, llorosos marginados. Jesús es epifanía de la presencia de Dios entre todos aquellos que han sido excluidos. El Evangelio también demuestra la finalidad de opción: bendición o dolor. Hay dos caminos que uno puede seguir en la vida, y cualquiera es con Jesús o en contra de Él. Lo que atrae es la consolación de ahora, reír ahora, ser respetado ahora. Jesús está enseñando otra manera: nuestra actual condición no importa con tal que tengamos confianza y esperanza en el Señor ahora. Bienaventuranza no es asunto de estatus social, satisfacción, posesiones, respeto, etcétera; sino que es asunto de mantener nuestra misma vista afijada en Jesús. 

Vincentian Meditation: 

The heart of Jesus’ preaching is the Beatitudes. They speak of basic attitudes of being and dispositions in life. Vincentians are Beatitude people; they opt for the Beatitudes that confront them with decisive choices concerning earthly goods. The Beatitudes purify their hearts in order to teach them to love God above all things. Vincentians understand Pope John Paul II’s words: “The Beatitudes are a call to action.” 

Meditación Vicentina:

El corazón del sermón de Jesús son las Beatitudes. Hablan de actitudes básicas en ser y las disposiciones en la vida. Vicentinos son personas de Beatitudes; optan por las Beatitudes con que se confrontan con opciones decisivas sobre bienes terrenales. Las Beatitudes purifican  sus corazones para poder enseñarles a amar a Dios sobre todas la cosas. Vicentinos entienden las palabras del Papa Juan Pablo II: “Las Beatitudesson una llamada a acción.” 


St. Vincent De Paul wrote,” To be involved
in the service of Jesus, is a sacred trust to
which we have been invited”.

For Assistance Call St. Vincent De Paul: 760-920-1605


Mass Intentions

Mass intentions are currently available for all months of 2019. Mass can be offered for the intentions of the living or for the repose of the soul of the deceased. The prayer of the mass is a  good gift for Christmas, birthday or for any celebration or anniversary. Contact the parish office for available dates. Mass intention envelopes can be found in the vestibule of the church. Either drop the completed envelope in the collection or bring it by the parish office.

Immaculate Heart Of The Eastern Sierra, SVDP

The Immaculate Heart Of The Eastern Sierra, Society of St. Vincent de Paul next meeting will be on
Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Parish Hall. 
"For information on the Immaculate Heart of the Eastern Sierra Conference of the
Saint Vincent de Paul Society please checkout our web address: svdpbishop.org