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July 7th ✙ 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings for July 7th, 2019

       J esus sent out His disciples as bearers of peace, healing and the good news of salvation to others. We must first possess these gifts before we can share them with others.
        Let us turn to the Lord
, from whom all good gifts come. Lord Jesus, you give us a peace this world cannot give. Lord, have mercy.
       You heal the wounds caused by our sins and the sins of others. Christ, have mercy.
      You help us to open our minds and hearts to receive the good news of salvation. Lord, have mercy.

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Prayers

MONDAY, July 8: Intention of Jan and David
TUESDAY July 9:✟ George & Lucille Kaschmitter
WEDNESDAY July 10:✟ Mary Pellegrino
FRIDAY July 12 :Intention of Theresa Mapagay

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Your prayers are requested for these Parishioners and Friends

Nellie Del Nero Jim Mathews
Sandy Zan Patti Summers
Rebecca Weston Sarah Bryan
Lynn Lockett John McAvoy
Denny Heikura Joe Bonchonsky
John Del' Amico Charles Ely
Barbara Entwisle Joe Spini
Marilyn Brickett Kitty Lyons
Lori Wise Ed Flynn
Janet Renon Robert & Cathy Neptune
Esther Aw Steve Smith
****** Gerardo Rodriguez-Coronado

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Prayer for Our Troops

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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July 6th, Saturday
Eucharist:Mark Clure
Cups:Deacon Ed and Tammy Pecis
Lectors:George Kraemer & Jan Dusik
Altar Servers: Nathan & Jennifer Roach
Cross Bearer:****
Ushers:Tom Ravizza & Dave Barnett
2nd Collention: SVDP

July 7th, Sunday
Eucharist:Cynthia Hubbard
Cups: Natalia Codianne & Deacon Ed Pecis
Lectors: Paul Schwartz & Oralee Floria
Altar Servers:Daniel Forslund & Jacob Chapman
Cross Bearer: Benny Gazave
Ushers:Alvin Garcia & Dante Capovilla
2nd Collention:SVDP

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Reflections

The Marks of Jesus

       For Jews, circumcision was as necessary as Baptism is to Christians. It was a permanent mark of their faith. The Church had decided to move away from this practice at the Council of Jerusalem.
       Paul teaches that it is of no importance. He speaks of the "Marks of Jesus" on his body. He could be referring simply to His personal suffering or possibly to the "stigmata".
        Saint Francis of Assisi was the first person known to have shown signs of the wounds of Christ. Paul may have predated him by 1200 years.

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Instruments of the Lord

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.
0 Divine Master, grant that I may not so much
seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it
is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
       St. Francis of Assisi

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Why Do Cathothics Do That?

What is "Vocation"?
Vocation derives from the Latin word “vocare” meaning “to call.”
Vocation is a calling wherein God is extending an invitation to us that we have the privilege of answering.
Two examples in scripture are:
1. In 1Samuel 3: 2-10 we read the story of God calling Samuel.
2. In Matthew 9:9:
“As Jesus was walking along, He saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him “Follow me.”
Universal call to Holiness. We are all called first and fore- most to be holy. Anything and
everything else we do must be at the service of this call to holiness.
Secondary Vocation in the church. Some people live out their call to holiness in being
single, in married life and some in religious life as either priests, sisters/nuns, deacons,
or brothers. How we live out our call to holiness through one of these options is our secondary
vocation.
There are three ways to help us figure out how God might be calling us to live.
Using the acronym GOD can help.
Gifts - What are the gifts you have been given by
(1) God
(2) Others
(3) Desires – what are your deepest desires?

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This Week's Gospel

       Today's Gospel begins after the final verse in last Sunday's Gospel. After strong language about the difficulties of discipleship, Jesus immediately appoints 72 people to go ahead of Him to every town and place he plans to visit, proclaiming that the Kingdom of God is at hand. He sends them in pairs.
       Jesus admits it will be difficult, that He is sending them out like lambs among wolves. They are to greet no one on the way so as not to be distracted from their mission. When they enter a house, their message is simply “peace.” The response they will receive may be positive or negative. Either way, they are to know that the Kingdom of God is at hand.
       They are not to demand special treatment but eat and drink whatever is given them. If the town will not receive them, they are to shake the dust from their feet and move on. Even in the case of such rejection they should know that the Kingdom of God is at hand

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