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November 11th ✙ 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Readings for November 11th, 2018

      THANKS TO THE WRITERS of the Gospels, the words of the Lord remain with us to this very day. They are with us to teach us, to guide us, to inspire us, to comfort us, and to challenge us. How well do we listen to his words, and how hard do we try to practice them in our lives?
      Lord Jesus, your words are a lamp for our steps and a light for our path. Lord, have mercy.
      You yourself are our portion and our prize. Christ, have mercy.
      You alone have the words of eternal life. Lord, have mercy.

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Scott Hahn's commentaries can be found here

Agape Catholic Bible study: 32nd SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

To understand this week's scripture readings, please refer to our Bible Study page which has several links to more bible resources and notes.

Messianic Genealogy of Jesus Christ - Click here!

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Dismissal

      At the end of Mass, we are not simply dismissed. We are sent out in the Lord's name and with the Lord's power to build up of his kingdom in the world. When Mass concludes, we do not just leave the building; we enter the world with a mission! Jesus said His Church would be "the light of the world."

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Liturgy Assignments for the Next 2 Weeks

SATURDAY, November 10th - 9:00 am
Lector: Jennifer Womack
Eucharist: Oralee Floria
Cup: Frank & Connie Melo
Servers: Estefania & Alexa Luquin
Music: James Roach
Offertory Gifts: Tom & Jackie Ravizza
Ushers: Mark Clure & Bill Acord

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11th - 5:00 am
Lector: Paul Chapman
Eucharist: Rosana Slezevicuipe
Cup: Teresa Hickey & Larry Weldon
Servers: Jacob Chapman & Austin McWilliams
Music: Gloria Gazave
Offertory Gifts: Bob & Lynda Hillard
Ushers: Bruno Zamperin & Dante Capovilla

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17th - 5:00 pm
Lector: Linda Valenzuela
Eucharist: Bill Navarre
Cup: Mark Clure & Lavada Erickson
Servers: Linnea & Elise Dolf
Music: Folk Group
Offertory Gifts: Mary K. Bates & Friend
Ushers: Frank Correa & Frank Melo

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18th - 9:00 am
Lector: Sandy Meneni
Eucharist: Bruno Zamperin
Cup: Deacon Ed Pecis & Maria Zamperin
Servers: Daniel Forslund & Adam Aguirre
Music: Choir with Jean Marie
Offertory Gifts: Heather Googins & Lucille Cook
Ushers: Alvin Garcia & Mike Rodriguez

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Calendar

** To download a copy of the Church's Monthly Calendar, please please click the text or the image below or go to our calendar page.

September

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Reflections:

A Prayer of Trust

Preserve me God, I take refuge in you.
My happiness lies in you alone.
You are my portion and my cup,
you yourself are my prize.
I keep you ever in my sight,
even at night you direct my heart.
With you at my right hand, I shall stand firm.
And so my heart rejoices, my soul is glad.
For you will not leave my soul among the dead,
nor let your beloved know decay.
You will show me the path of life,
the fullness of joy in your presence,
at your right hand happiness for ever.

from Psalm 15

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The Widow and The Collection

      Jewish people have always been very generous to the poor. In the time of Jesus there were collection boxes outside the Temple. They were containers with large horns, like old fashioned phonographs, and were called the "Trumpets." Proceeds from these boxes help provide food and other assistance. There was a custom of dropping in money in each as an offering to God.
       One elderly woman places in a few shekels, a trifling amount. Jesus cites her example to the apostles. The widow's offering may be small, but it is all that she has. Christ contrasts it with the larger donations given by the rich. Their gifts are small compared to their wealth.

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Saint Veronica

     Saint Veronica is known as the woman who offered a cloth to Jesus so He could wipe His face on the way to His crucifixion. The image of His face was subsequently imprinted on the cloth. The cloth is believed to exist today in the Vatican and is considered one of the most treasured relics of the Church.
      Her icons show a woman holding a cloth upon which the face of Christ is imprinted. If you visit the Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudi's masterpiece cathedral in Barcelona, Spain, you will find her image carved in stone on the south side above the exit from the church. She is the patron of laundry workers and photographers. She is honored with a feast on July 12.
      You can find out more about St. Veronica or any of your favorite saints at:
https://www.catholic.org/saints

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