“This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”

— Mark 1:15

Bulletins & Notices

February 18, 2018First Sunday of Lent
February 11, 2018Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time
February 4, 2018Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time
January 28, 2018Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Special Events and Dates

Wednesday, February 2111:30 AM hot lunch for the homeless
Friday, February 23Lenten dinner at 6 PM. Penne Riga with Pesto Genovese, Yellow Tuna, Mixed Green Salad and Ciabatta bread. Donation of $15/plate.
Sunday, March 25Palm Sunday
Friday, March 30Good Friday
Sunday, April 1Easter Sunday - The Resurrection of the Lord

Mass Intentions February 10 – 16

Saturday 4:30 pm✝ Frank Toscano
Sunday 9:00 am✝ Gladys & Funzi Scarpitto
Sunday 11:15 amSick and homebound of the parish
Sunday 5:00 pm✝ Johnny Osornio
Wednesday 7:00 am✝ Bienvenida Velez
Thursday 7:00 am✝ Mauri Velez
Friday 7:00 am✝ Helena Bracken

Sad, tired and angry: A prayer in the face of gun violence

Please follow this link for the prayer written by Father James Martin, SJ which Father Dennis used in his homily the weekend of February 17-18.

Bishop Conference President Reaction to Shooting at Florida High School

We are deeply saddened by the shootings in Broward County, Florida, and by the needless and tragic loss of life. May the mercy of God comfort the grieving families and sustain the wounded in their healing. Catholics and many other Christians have begun the journey of Lent today. I encourage us to unite our prayers and sacrifices for the healing and consolation of all those who have been affected by violence in these last weeks and for a conversion of heart, that our communities and nation will be marked by peace. I pray also for unity in seeking to build toward a society with fewer tragedies caused by senseless gun violence. Our hope is in the Lord, as he promised after his resurrection, ‘behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age’ (Mt. 28:20).

— Daniel Cardinal DiNardo of Galveston-Houston
President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Click here for the statement on the USCCB web site.

Lent

Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has shared his Lenten Message on the Vatican web site.

For the Message in English, click here.
Para su Mensaje en español, haga clic aquí.

Way of the Cross: We hope you join will us for prayer each Friday of Lent beginning at 5:00 pm, as we share in this very meaningful tradition.

Eucharistic Adoration: On Wednesdays during Lent, beginning Wednesday, February 21, we will have the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for prayerful adoration. A schedule to sign up for an hour of prayerful meditation with our Lord is available on a clipboard at the entrance of the church. You are also welcome to stop by for prayer anytime after our 7 am Mass until the 5:30 pm final blessing.

Lenten Dinners

Our second Lenten Dinner will take place on Friday, February 23, at 6 pm. The donation is $15/plate. All proceeds will support our Parish Building Fund. Please join us for a delicious meal and fellowship as we journey in faith as followers of Christ during the very blessed Lenten Season.

Our menu on Friday, February 23:
Penne Riga with Pesto Genovese, Yellow Tuna, Mixed Green Salad and Ciabatta bread

Annual Ministry Appeal 2018

We thank all of you who have participated in the 2018 Appeal to support the various ministries of the Diocese as well as our own Parish Building Fund. With 54 individuals or families participating (49% of our Participation Goal), we have now received donations or pledges for $27,357 (55% of our Financial Goal). We have met our responsibility to assist with the diverse ministries of the Diocese this year. Please remember that our Parish Financial Goal is $50,000, with the Participation Goal of at least 110 individuals or families. If we meet this goal, $39,500 will then be added to our Building Fund.

It is not too late to make a donation or pledge to support the AMA. You can also make online donations on the Diocesan website. A pledge or donation can be fulfilled during the coming months by cash, check or credit card. Envelopes continue to be available at the entrance of the church and can be completed and placed in the basket now, during Lent, at the foot of the AMA Thermometer next to the candles. Thank you.

Manna Ministry

For nearly 10 years, Manna Ministry has been delivering groceries weekly to our friends and neighbors in Cachagua and Rippling River. This project is the direct result of the generosity and devotion of the parishioners of OLMC, and our recipients are most grateful. We have ongoing need for interested volunteers—a commitment of a couple hours every sixth Saturday morning (not every week) is all that’s required. This is a rewarding and productive social service for volunteers of all ages! If you would like to consider offering your time to join a team, or serve as a substitute, please talk to Fr Dennis or Joni Zabala, 831-659-3084, joni@thegrid.net.

Ushers / Ministers of Hospitality

We need help with our coffee and donuts following the 11:15 am Mass. If you are available to serve, please call Rosemary Ellis at 250-7738 for more information. Thank you!

We also have a need for parishioners to serve as greeters and assist as ushers to help with the collection and offertory during the 4:30 pm and 11:15 am Masses. Please consider serving in this special ministry of hospitality. Speak with Fr Dennis if you able to help out. Thank you.

Altar Servers Needed

Children, youth and young adults are invited to serve as Altar Servers or Acolytes for our Saturday and Sunday Masses. We have a special need at our Saturday, 4:30 pm Mass and the Sunday, 11:15 am Mass. Please leave a message in the parish office for Father Dennis if you would like to serve. Thank you. Your service would be greatly appreciated!

Second Collections

There will be a second collection this weekend of February 17-18 for Hope’s Pantry and Parish Outreach Ministries.

The next second collection will take place the weekend of March 4 for Catholic Relief Services and the Church in Latin America.

Anuncios Especiales

Misa en Español – Cada domingo a las 5 pm.

Bautismos, Bodas, Quinceañeras – Favor de hablar con Padre Dennis.

Confesiones – Cada sábado a las 3:30 pm y por cita.

Coro – Ensayos los domingos a las 4:15 pm

Acompáñenos durante la Cuaresma:
Viacrucis bilingüe — Cada viernes a las 5:00 pm.
Cena Cuaresmal — Cada viernes a las 6:00 pm.
Adoración del Santísimo — Cada miércoles de 7:30am a 5:30 pm con la bendición final.
Ayuno y abstinencia de carne — El Miércoles de ceniza y Viernes Santo. Respetamos también la abstinencia de carne cada viernes de la cuaresma.

Favor de seguir nuestro calendario cuaresmal para mas información y eventos especiales.

Por la causa del virus de la influenza, no estamos sirviendo la Preciosa Sangre de Cristo del cáliz hasta que el virus este controlado.

Youth Corner

God sent Noah a rainbow as an eternal sign of hope for God’s people. It will always be a reminder of our friendship with God! Lent is a season of hope and change. A time to embrace a life with Christ!