Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Sunday Bulletin

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 13, 2017

   

Truth shall spring out of the earth, and justice shall look down from heaven.— Psalm 85:12

MASS INTENTIONS

Sat. August 12 - 4:00 pm - Repose of the soul of Alona Cortese by Heide Cortese

Sat. August 12 - 6:00 pm - Pro Populo

Sun. August 13 - 8 :00 am - Pro Populo

Sun. August 13 - 11:00 am - Intentions of Bill and Norma Elwell's 50th Anniversary by Pastor

Mon. August 14 - 7:00 am - Repose of the soul of Alona Cortese by Heide Cortese

Tues. August 15 - 7:00 am - Intentions of Jack and Colleen Duhlstrom by CCD Program

Tues. August 15 - 6:00 pm - Pro Populo

Wed. August 16 - 7:00 am - Repose of the soul of Alona Cortese by Heide Cortese

Thurs August 17 - 7:00 am - Intentions of Vickey Piercey by CCD Program

Fri. August 18 - 7:00 am - Intentions of Misty Butterfield by CCD Program

Sat. August 19 - 4:00 pm - Repose of the soul of Ken Sample by Carole Sample

Sat. August 19 - 6:00 pm - Pro Populo

OUR SICK/REZA POR NUESTROS ENFERMOS

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 - Darrell Olsen-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-Roberta Carlson-Rex Becerra-Pat Wert- Fred Wallis- Phil Hartz- Stu Butterfield- MistyButterfield- Carol Nolah-Cindy Schlick- Dawn Kirby-Carmelita Lustig- Paul Lustig- Alan LeCavalier- Lynn Burgoyne-Brigit Sullivan Salamon- Marie Neis-Jacob Gersick-Gustavo Bedoya- Laura Coats- Thomas Schultz-Ignacio Patron- Brandon Browning

 SECOND COLLECTIONS - AUGUST

 13th - Religious Education

15th – Assumption

20th – Cathedral Maintenance

RITE OF CHRISTION INITIATION (RCIA)

Do you know anybody interested in coming in to the Catholic Church? Are there Baptized Catholics needing their First Communion or Confirmation,? Does anyone want to learn more about our Catholic Church? In RCIA we teach from The Catholic Catechism. Classes are every Wednesday at 7pm for one hour excepting holiday weeks and end before Easter Sunday. There is no charge and books are provided. The introductory class begins September 6th Register in August during weekly office hours.For more information call the office at (760) 872-7231.

THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION

Big Pine

Monday, August 14th -Vigil Mass 6:00 pm

Bishop

Tuesday, August 15th - 7:00 am and 6:00 pm

CCD 2017-2018 REGISTRATION IS OPEN

First CCD Classes will be Tuesday September 5, Wednesday September 6, and Sunday September 10. Registration Ends on September 15, 2017. All students must register before entering any class. Ordinary office hours 9am to 3pm Monday - Friday. If student was baptized outside of OLPH, please bring a Baptismal Certificate.

Registration forms will be available soon on the OLPH web-site www.olphbishop.com

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS RUMMAGE SALE

 We regret to announce, you will not be able to donate your unwanted items for the Annual Knights of Columbus September Rummage Sale. Due to the hall renovation we are forced to postpone the annual event until the Spring of 2018. Therefore, we are sorry you will not be able to acquire Christmas presents for those relatives you don't really like. On the good side you can keep all those gifts from relatives who don't really like you until the spring and then donate them to the Knights of Columbus effort. Thank you for your past support and we look forward to your future support. Knights of Columbus Council 8628.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES

We at Catholic Charities would like to thank you, pastors and parishioners, for your continued support, prayers and donations to help those we serve. We asked for your assistance at our May Appeal a couple of months ago and you responded very generously. This financial support will enable us to provide help and create hope for our brothers and sisters in crisis throughout the Diocese. Please accept our humble thank you and know that we will be prudent with what you have entrusted to us. We are proud to share that 89 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to our programs and services. If you would like to continue to support Catholic Charities, we rely on our community year-round in order to fulfill God’s mission of helping the less fortunate. For questions, to become a volunteer, or to request a tour of Catholic Charities, please contact myself or Ashlee Wolf at (559) 237-0851. Thanks and blessings, Kelly

TODAY’S READINGS

First Reading — Elijah waits on the mountain for the Lord to pass by (1 Kings 19:9a, 11-13a).

Psalm — Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation (Psalm 85).

Second Reading — From the Israelites, with their law and the prophets, comes the Christ (Romans 9:1-5).

Gospel — As Jesus walked on the sea, the disciples were terrified (Matthew 14:22-33).

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.

NOTHING TO FEAR

      A rabbi was asked why God sends trials and troubles into human lives. “Because God gets lonely for his people” was the reply. There is some resonance with this wisdom in today’s Gospel, as Jesus makes his disciples get into a boat without him and goes off alone while they venture into stormy waters. Of course, neither Jews nor Christians believe that the Almighty plays this sort of whimsical game with them, but there is some truth in the statement that we don’t turn to God for saving help until we’re in a bind. Peter’s role today, as it is throughout the New Testament, is to be a sign or to represent each member of the church and the whole church. Our story is the tale told about Peter’s faith today. What can bolster our faith is that even when Christ calls us to face bravely the tempests of life, if we are walking through them with our eyes fixed on him in faith, we have nothing to fear. Even when we falter or sink, simply crying “Lord, save me!” is enough to help us know the steady grasp of God’s hand. Then, sheltered inside the walls of faith, the storms we endure lose their power over us.

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TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION

      The Roman Canon, called Eucharistic Prayer I, is probably seldom heard in your parish. Some priests will choose it for at least one of the Masses of Christmas, or the Easter Vigil. Such sparing use of this prayer seems strange, especially since it was the only Eucharistic Prayer in the Latin Rite for many centuries, from as long ago as 500 right up to 1970.

      In 1965, the vernacular language was approved for the canon of the Mass. Almost immediately, some experimental texts began to surface in the Netherlands, and priests began to use new Dutch texts without permission. By 1966, Pope Paul VI had set up a committee to consider whether or not it was time to approve such experimentation and extend it to non-Dutch churches. No sooner had the committee been formed than other individuals copied the Dutch by just plunging on ahead. The Dutch bishops had approved the use of the new prayers nationwide in 1968, and Flemish bishops in Belgium quickly agreed. By then, German translations of the Dutch prayers were in wide use, and before long nearly one hundred Eucharistic Prayers, all unapproved, were in circulation in France. The Vatican heard the widespread desire for more variety in Eucharistic Prayer forms, and, with the pope’s approval, the process of creating new official prayers began.

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

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Monday:   Dt 10:12-22; Ps 147:12-15, 19-20; Mt 17:22-27

Tuesday:   Vigil: 1 Chr 15:3-4, 15-16; 16:1-2; Ps 132:6-7, 9-10, 13-14; 1 Cor 15:54b-57; Lk 11:27-28,

Day: Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab; Ps 45:10-12, 16; 1 Cor 15:20-27; Lk 1:39-56

Wednesday:  Dt 34:1-2; Ps 66:1-3a, 5, 8, 16-17; Mt 18:15-20

Thursday:   Jos 3:7-10a, 11, 13-17; Ps 114:1-6; Mt 18:21 — 19:1

Friday:   Jos 24:1-13; Ps 136:1-3, 16-18, 21-22, 24; Mt 19:3-12

Saturday:   Jos 24:14-29; Ps 16:1-2a, 5, 7-8, 11; Mt 19:13-15

Sunday:   Is 56:1, 6-7; Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8; Rom 11:13-15, 29-32; Mt 15:21-28

SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES

Sunday:   Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Monday:   St. Maximilian Kolbe

Tuesday:   The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Wednesday:  St. Stephen of Hungary

Saturday:   St. John Eudes; Blessed Virgin Mary

BIBLE TRUTH

      Each person marvels to find in the divine scriptures truths which they themselves have thought out.

—St. Thomas Aquinas

WHAT I KNOW

      As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.

—Socrates

FROLICSOME

      Anyone who wishes to frolic with the devil cannot rejoice with Christ.

—St. Peter Chrysologus

 GOD BLESS!