Father Canny's Retirement Dinner

      For those parishioners who were not fortunate enough to have attended Fr. Canny's Retirement Dinner, it was a great event. Stories and memories were shared of Father Canny's lifelong commitment to the Catholic Faith and love and care for his parishioners in the Northern California dioceses which he has served.
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Worldwide Marriage Encounter

      How would you like to spend a weekend where the only focus you need is on each other and your relationship. The weekend will give you the time and tools to revitalize romance, deepen communication, and nourish the spirituality in your marriage. Upcoming weekends for 2018 are:
Aug. 24-26, 2018 in Sacramento.
       For more info visit our website at: www.sacramentowwme.org or contact Terry & Janet at
applications@sacramentowwme.org or 916-489-3464.

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This Week's Gospel

      In this week's Gospel, Jesus calls His Twelve Apostles. He performs His first exorcism. A crowd so large has gathered that Jesus and his disciples are not even able to eat their bread. His family comes to take Him away because they think He is beside himself. And the scribes think He is possessed by the devil. Jesus points out to them the absurdity of their thinking that He uses the devil to cast out demons. In fact, it is Jesus who ties up the strong man, Beelzebub, and overcomes him. He concludes with a brief saying about the forgiveness of sins.
      All sin can be forgiven except for blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. It’s not known exactly what He means by this. It could be that the only sin that can’t be forgiven is the one that cuts you off from the source of forgiveness, the Holy Spirit. Mark then brings Jesus’ family back into the picture. They are not presented in a critical light but are just trying to see Him. This gives Jesus the opportunity to point out that family for Him is not based on blood.

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