Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Sunday Bulletin

Twenty - ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 22, 2017


Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and to God what belongs to God.”— Matthew 22:21


Sat. October 21 - 4:00 pm - Intentions of Robin LeCavalier by Anonymous

Sat. October 21 - 6:00 pm - Pro Populo

Sun. October 22 - 8 :00 am - Repose of the soul of Miguel Arturo Gamboa by Gilberto & Emilia Gamboa Family

Sun. October 22 - 11:00 am - Pro Populo

Mon. October 23 - 7:00 am - Repose of the soul of Alona Cortese by Heide Cortese

Tues. October 24 - 7:00 am - Intentions of Fr. Eric Swearingen by Pastor

Wed. October 25 - 7:00 am - Repose of the soul of Alona Cortese by Heide Cortese

Thurs October 26 - 7:00 am - Repose of the soul of Marilyn Luczak by Pastor

Fri. October 27 - 7:00 am - Intentions of Alejandro Sanchez by Sanchez Family

Sat. October 28 - 4:00 pm - Repose of the soul of Arturo Martinez by Martinez Family

Sat. October 28 - 6:00 pm - Pro Populo


Andrew Dixon - The James Ellis Family – Lori Luczak -Randy Scott - Barbara Crosby - Richard Gouin, Jr. - Lisa Marshall-Vargas - Dan Brown - Christie Sackett - Laury Francis - Kayla Connolly - Christopher Anderson -Sandra Culp - Pat Olsen - Harry Brown - Susan Getty - James Gamber-Julie Oldenburg Klekas - Jo Chastain - Gail Frampton - Mary Glennon - Robert Dews - Ronald Benoit - Sheila Merrill - Louis Lab – Mr & Mrs Herrera - Joseph Clubb- Jack Johantgen - Doris Elliott - Jim McMullen - Jean Poole - Gloria Llamas - Charlie and Rose Hardy - Janet Girardot - Patricia Giuffrida - The LeCavalier Family- Jimmy Elsworth- Gerardo Rico- Robert Connelly- Evelyn Perez- De Ann Strang- Kylee Anderson- Ellie Walton- Kim Lihigh-Gorge Maldonado-Kathy Powell- Diana Laird-Bob Tomko Sr.-Tommy Wiebold- Terry Wilkenson- John Morgan- David Savage-Margaret Workman- Abraham Workman- Margie Snow-Rex Becerra-Pat Wert- Fred Wallis- Phil Hartz-Cindy Schlick- Dawn Kirby-Carmelita Lustig- Paul Lustig- Alan LeCavalier- Lynn Burgoyne-BrigitSullivanSalamon- Marie Neis-Jacob Gersick-Gustavo Bedoya- Laura Coats- Thomas Schultz-Ignacio Patron- Brandon Browning- Ramon Gonzales- Paige Butterfield- David Lehr- Michael Myers-Gabe Jacobsen-Vivian Connelly


22nd -Prop of Faith



All Saints Vigil Mass in Spanish ( Bishop )

6:15 p.m. -  Tuesday, October 31, 2017 ( Bishop )

All Saints Mass

7:00 a.m. - Wednesday, November 01, 2017 ( Bishop)

12:00 p.m. - Wednesday, November 01, 2017 ( Big Pine)

6:00 p.m. - Wednesday, November 01, 2017 ( Bishop)


The October meeting for Witness to Life will be Sunday, October 15 at 2:30 in the patio outside the Parish Hall.


This year we will have the Craft Fair at the Civic Auditorium on December 2, 2017. We are desperately in need of volunteers for our Craft Fair Committee. We need your help to make this a wonderful event for our parish and our CCD students. Please come to our next meeting on Thursday, October 26 at 2:00 p.m. Because of the layout of the Civic Auditorium, we will be doing things a little differently but we will still have the bake sale, luncheon and vendors. Please call the parish office at 760-873-8862 for more information.


The Immaculate Heart Of The Eastern Sierra, Society of St. Vincent de Paul next meeting will be on Wednesday, November 08, 2017 at 5:30 pm in the Parish Classroom.


The Holy Mass is the holiest thing we have here on earth. Why? Because it is the action of Christ. The main thing in the Mass is not what is read from the Holy Scriptures, even though this is the word of God and should be listened to as such. The main thing in the Mass is not what the priest preaches in his sermon nor what the people do or sing. The main thing is what Christ does. And what does Christ do in the Holy Mass? He offers himself for us, as he offered himself on the Cross. He sacrifices himself for us. That is why we say that the Mass is the same Sacrifice as that of the Cross renewed in an unbloody manner on the altar. On the altar just on the Cross, Christ offers his body and blood for us. The difference is that on the Cross his body and blood were visible to the eyes of those who were present, while in the Mass they are hidden under the appearances of bread and wine. But they are really present. This is the great fact. In each Mass, Christ is really present and renews the Sacrifice of the Cross.

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


First Reading — The Lord said to Cyrus, his anointed, “I am the Lord, there is no other” (Isaiah 45:1, 4-6).

Psalm — Give the Lord glory and honor (Psalm 96).

Second Reading — Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy to the church of the Thessalonians: We thank God always for all of you (1 Thessalonians 1:1-5b).

Gospel — Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s (Matthew 22:15-21).

The English translation of the Psalm Responses from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.


      Power struggles occur on every level of society, from the world stage to relationships at work, to our own homes. We struggle for position in the hierarchy of power: Who has power over whom? How do they wield it? What is the source of that power? What is the healthy response?

      In this Sunday’s Gospel reading the Pharisees engage Jesus in a power struggle over whether Jews should show tribute to Caesar by paying taxes. Jesus’ response puts this and every struggle for power into perspective. In harmony with the words of Isaiah and Paul, Jesus teaches us that God is the ultimate source of all power—the power of earthly rulers, the Pharisees, Jesus, the Church, and the power within ourselves.

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      What makes the Eucharistic Prayers for Masses with Children different from the others? First, there is the intended assembly, which is described as comprised of mostly children of school age. There are three Eucharistic Prayers for Masses with Children available to us now in the missal. The first one has a very simple form, easily grasped by even a young child. The second has a great deal of participation by the assembly—repeated sung acclamations. The third has a number of variations that can be tricky for a priest to handle if he hasn’t prepared carefully.

      All of this work does point to a true treasure of our tradition: children are part of the Sunday assembly, precisely because they are baptized members of Christ’s body. By contrast, the churches of the Reformation tend to look upon children as members in training, and see worship as an adult activity. Sunday school happens downstairs while the adults celebrate Holy Communion upstairs. In a phrase, that’s not Catholic. Children belong to Christ and to the assembly. So, the desire to care for the children in the assembly, to draw them into the prayer, and to adapt our rituals and texts to their needs is deeply Catholic, a true pastoral effort to help draw everyone into the praise of God.

—Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.


Monday:   Rom 4:20-25; Lk 1:69-75; Lk 12:13-21

Tuesday:   Rom 5:12, 15b, 17-19, 20b-21; Ps 40:7-10, 17; Lk 12:35-38

Wednesday:  Rom 6:12-18; Ps 124:1b-8; Lk 12:39-48

Thursday:   Rom 6:19-23; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Lk 12:49-53

Friday:   Rom 7:18-25a; Ps 119:66, 68, 76-77, 93-94; Lk 12:54-59

Saturday:   Eph 2:19-22; Ps 19:2-5; Lk 6:12-16

Sunday:   Ex 22:20-26; Ps 18:2-4, 47, 51; 1 Thes 1:5c-10; Mt 22:34-40


Sunday:  Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time; World Mission Day

Monday:  St. John of Capistrano

Tuesday:   St. Anthony Mary Claret

Saturday:   Ss. Simon and Jude


      All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson


      A good example is the tallest kind of preaching.

—African saying


      The proof of love is in the works. Where love exists, it works great things. But when it ceases to act, it ceases to exist.

—St. Gregory the Great