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October 27th ✙ 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings for October 27th, 2019

        JESUS TOLD A STORY about a Pharisee and a taxcollector who went into the Temple to pray.
        The Pharisee boasted that he was not like other people. By this, he meant that he was not a sinner.
        Well, at the start of the Mass we confess - that we are sinners. Let us now confess our sins to the Lord, asking Him to turn His face from our sins, but not from us.
        I confess to almighty God...

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MONDAY, October 28th: Intentions of Jan Dusik & Sandy Meneni
for their Birthdays, by Maria Garcia
TUESDAY, October 29th: ✟ Kathryn Bates Turner, by Mary K. Bates
WEDNESDAY, October 30th : Intentions & Safe Travels of Cynthia Penaranda
FRIDAY, November 1st: ✟ ALL SAINTS DAY

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Prayers

Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. We ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.

Please Pray for these men and women in the service of our country:

Tim Birimisa-Fasano, Army SSG Trevor Oxman
Frank Baker-Gleason, US Coast Guard Brian Tucker
Master Sgt. Matthew Rossini, Army Kyle McGill, US Army Infantry
Commander Michael Quigley, US Army Nick Kennedy, US Navy
Kristin Chapman, USAF James Chapman
Sarah Manley, USAF Seamus Weston
Andy Harrison, USAF Alicia Delahunty
Nickolaus Swanson Robert A. Wharton
Master Sgt. Ray Olmos Jr. Roy Walters

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Your prayers are requested for these Parishioners and Friends

Randy Bertolucci *****
Ted Lockett Marianne Bryant
Jean Marie Sylwanowicz Jim Mathews
Nellie Del Nero Patti Summers
Sandy Zan Sarah Bryan
Rebecca Weston John McAvoy
Lynn Lockett Joe Bonchonsky
Denny Heikura Joe Spini
John Dell' Amico Kitty Lyons
Barbara Entwisle Ed Flynn
Marilyn Brickett Robert & Cathy Neptune
Lori Wise Steve Smith
Janet Renon Gerardo Rodriguez-Coronado

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Reflections

Pharisees and Tax Collector

       Jesus strongly condemned religious hypocrisy. He illustrates this with a story that has lost much of its impact over the centuries. Partially because of the Gospels the name "Pharisee" has taken on a negative aspect.
        Actually, the Pharisees were. the "good guys". They were a political group organized to defend the rights of migrant farm workers. Modern Judaism can be traced to the better ideals of the Pharisee movement. In the first century, tax collectors were not merely civil servants, they were mercenaries who actually bid for the right to extort from their fellow Jews. Jesus turned the tables by showing that the supposed "sinner" had more humility than the self-proclaimed "holy man."

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Reflections (Continuation)

Sinners in the Church

       If the Pharisee had his way, the Tax-Collector would not have been allowed into the Temple at all.
       Some people believe that sinners should never go to church. They cry "hypocrites" at those who do. According to them, only saints should be admitted to church.
But that would result in a very small church and would make as little sense as a repair shop that accepted only sound things,
or a hospital that accepted only healthy people.
        We go to church not because we are worthy, but because we need to. We are brave enough to admit our sinfulness, but are willing to strive for something better.
        We need the healing mercy of God, as well as the support of the community, if our efforts at self-improvement are to bear fruit.

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Why Do Cathothics Do That?

ALL SAINTS DAY and ALL SOULS DAY

Every day in the Church year has a saint day, but the Solemnity of All Saints is when the Church honors all saints, known and unknown. While we have information about many saints, and we honor them on specific days, there are many unknown saints who may have been forgotten, or never been honored specifically.
On All Saints Day, we celebrate these holy men and women, and ask for their prayers and intercessions.
All Souls Day is an opportunity that many take to pray for the souls of those who have died over the past year. While we have hope that all those we love are with God in heaven, it is not a certainty. So we pray for those in purgatory especially on this day that they might soon be joined with God forever.
The concept of the Communion of Saints is that all of God’s people, on heaven, earth, and in the state of purification (Purgatory) are spiritually connected and united.

All Saints' Day ~ November 1st

All Souls' Day ~ November 2nd

Liturgical Ministers

October 26th, Saturday
Eucharist:mark Clure
Cups:Chuck Rosecrantz & Kris Acord
Lectors: Oralee Floria & Paul Schwartz
Altar Servers: Nathan(Altar Prep) & Jennifer Roach (Book)
Cross Bearer: ****
Ushers:Tom Ravizza & Dave Barnett
2nd Collection:****

October 27th, Sunday
Eucharist:Alvin Garcia
Cups:Maria Garcia & Deacon Ed Pecis
Lectors:Mark Sadler & Paul Chapman
Altar Servers:Daniel Forslund (Altar Prep) & Adam Aguirre (Book)
Cross Bearer:Nathan Dolf
Ushers: Mike Rodriguez & Dante Capovilla
2nd Collection:****

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St. Vincent de Paul Needs:

       Each week the St. Vincent de Paul Society distributes food to the needy. To supplement every first Sunday, the SVDP food collection replenishes the food bank each week by letting you know what item or items to add to your grocery list. This is to contribute in feeding the hungry through the community food bank run by our St. Vincent de Paul Society.
       St. Joseph's Church has joined the food drive and shall be collecting the same NON-PERISHABLE food items each week. There is a box in the vestibule for these items.
   For more information call (530)926-3061.

This week’s items are:
Ramen Noodles & Mac and Cheese

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