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November 10th ✙ 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings for November 10th, 2019

        THE LITURGY TODAY is dominated with the assurance of an afterlife. It is a splendid hope. Life is not a journey to nowhere. It is a journey to the promised land of eternal life. This hope rests not on anything human, but on the word and power of God.
        Lord Jesus, you have gone ahead of us to prepare a place for us. Lord, have mercy.
        You banish the darkness of our doubts with the light of faith. Christ, have mercy.
        You bind us together as the new People of God, journeying in hope towards the promised land of eternal life. Lord, have mercy.

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Seven Brother Tortured

       During the two centuries before the birth of Jesus, Israel was under the heel of Syria. The Syrian King, Antiochus IV, wanted to replace all local culture and religion with his own, taken from Greece.
        Today's first reading teaches the story of a family of Jewish martyrs who choose death rather than eat the forbidden pork. It is significant that this is one of the few Old Testament passages that expresses faith in a resurrection.

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Seven Brothers Married

       It is strange to realize that most of the people of the Old Testament did not believe in the resurrection of the dead. By the first century B.C. a few Jews had come to accept the idea. Conservatives, such as the Sadducees, still rejected it.
       They cringed at Jesus' preaching about the resurrection and tried to belittle him. Today's attack is prompted by an obscure law. If a man died without children, his brother had to marry the widow and have children by her. They were still considered the children of the first husband.

Marriage is dealt with in the passage wherein the Sadducees ask Jesus:
in heaven whose wife would a childless woman be had she been seven times married to seven brothers?

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Your prayers are requested for these Parishioners and Friends

Oralee Floria Barbara Entsisle
Barbara Crownover Marilyn Birkett
Barbara J. Ferguson Lori Wise
Penny Davis Janet Renon
Marian Bryant Jim Mathews
Randy Bertolucci Sarah Bryan
Ted Lockett John McAvoy
Jean Marie Sylwanowicz Joe Bonchonsky
Nellie del Nero Joe Spini
Sandy Zan Kitty Lyons
Rebecca Weston Ed Flynn
Lyn Lockett Robert & Cathy Neptune
Rita Heikura Steve Smith
John Dell'Amico Gerardo Rodriguez-Coronado

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November 9th, Saturday
Eucharist: Bill Navarre
Cups:Kris Acord & Natalie Codianne
Lectors: Mary Bates & Oralee Floria
Altar Servers: Linnea(Altar Prep) & Elise Dolf (Book)
Cross Bearer: Nathan Dolf
Ushers:FrankMelo & Frank Correa
2nd Collection:Collection for the Archdiocese for the Military Service

November 10th, Sunday
Eucharist:Cindy Hubbard
Cups:Teresa Hickey & Alvin Garcia
Lectors:Sandy Meneni & Paul Chapman
Altar Servers:Adam Aguirre (Altar Prep) & Daniel Forslund (Book)
Cross Bearer:Ben Gazave
Ushers: Mike Rodriguez & Bruno Zamperin
2nd Collection:Collection for the Archdiocese for the Military Service

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Reflections

Returning to God

We are born in exile and die there too.
       As soon as we set sail on the great voyage of life, we begin our return.
        When we die, we do not so much go to God as return to him.
        Like homesick cranes that fly night and day back to their mountain nests, so let all our lives take their voyage to you, O Lord.
        For you have made us for yourself, and our hearts will never rest until they rest in you. Only those who have flown home to You have flown at all.
A FINAL BLESSING...
May God, who kindled in your hearts the hope of eternal life, guard this home with his grace, and bring it to fulfilment in the kingdom of heaven.
May almighty God bless you...

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Why Do Cathothics Do That?

What is the Communion of Saints?

The Communion of Saints comprises all the faithful, both the living and the dead. The one Church of Jesus consists of three states:
The visible Church, the Church on earth, comprises all the faithful, who form the Church Militant.
The Church in purgatory comprises the souls who are being prepared for heaven. They form the Church Suffering.
The Church in heaven consists of the angels and saints who are already gathered around the throne of God. They form the Church Triumphant.
        On earth we honor the saints in heaven and ask them to pray for us. When we celebrate the Eucharist, the souls in heaven, in purgatory, and on earth are connected in a very special way through the single sacrifice of Jesus. Thus it becomes clear that the Church is the single Body of Christ.
        (Tweeting with God)

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

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