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cross_4509c October 19, 2014, Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 12, 2014, Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 5, 2014, Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 28, 2014, Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Mass Intentions, October 18-24, 2014

Saturday 4:30    Int. Luiz Family; ✝ Karl Velez
Sunday 9:00 am   ✝ Dan Callinan
Sunday 11:15 am   Rodrigo & Carlota Ygelesias
Wednesday 7:00 am   ✝ Brian Coughlan, Edith Davis
Thursday 7:00 am   ✝ Kathleen Smart
Friday 7:00 am   Int. Tom & Jan Cahalan

All Souls Day – November 2nd

This year the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls’ Day) falls on a Sunday! We will have the Book of the Dead displayed close to the altar. You are invited to please bring photos of your loved ones to be placed in the sanctuary; there will be a special liturgical display for this purpose. At the entrance of the church there is a sign-up sheet where we ask you to please write the names of your deceased. We will be celebrating Masses for each one of them. During the month of November let’s raise our prayers for our beloved deceased, entrusting them to the Lord.

In Memoriam

With sadness and spiritual joy I have to inform you that this past week two of our parishioners went to the Lord.

✝ Brian Coughlan – I knew Brian since I was ministering at Carmel Mission. Even though he lived in Carmel, each Sunday Brian came to the 9am Mass here in Carmel Valley. Despite his illness (very few people even knew he was so sick), he served joyfully with the hospitality ministry; most probably he served many of you with donuts and coffee. He loved  our little church so much! On Saturday, November 15, at 11:00am, there will be a Memorial Mass for him followed by a reception in the parish hall.

✝ Allen “Sandy” Sandstrum – The Sandstrums were parishioners here for at least 30 plus years. They moved from the area just a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, Patricia passed away soon after they moved from Carmel Valley. This past week David, their son, informed me that Sandy passed away too. He said: “He loved coming to your church. Thank you for all you did for both my parents. They are together again, with God.”

Finance Council and Debt

The Finance Council of our parish will meet on Thursday, October 23, at 6:30pm. Besides discussing the income and expense items, we will discuss  the parish debt and replacing the carpet in the church/facilities. We may have to choose one or another since we cannot tackle and finalize both issues at the same time. As per this weekend, the parish debt is: $58,587.37. Since December 1, 2009 (when I arrived here) we paid a whopping $627,748.59 towards the debt!!! You should be proud of our little church and what we did together all these years. Thank you from the botom of my heart for putting up with my pressure and asking everyone to support the parish. In the end, it’s for the good of this parish, for the good of our children and the future of OLMC. Now, we can see the FINISH line in front of us and we are going to cross it together!!! I can barely wait to celebrate our financial independence. Just as an FYI, this parish has been in debt since 1994! Help us, Jesus! – Fr. Emil

Ushers Needed

We are in need of ushers for Saturday 4:30pm Mass and Sunday 11:15am Mass. Ushering is not only about taking up the collection. It is also about welcoming, help with seating, cleaning the church pews before and after the Mass. Please let me know if you are interested in making our parish a little bit more hospitable and welcoming. Our goal is to have all Ushers scheduled together with other liturgical ministers (Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers). We are also in need of Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers especially at 4:30pm Mass. We will be redoing the schedule in the coming weeks so please let us know if you are interested to help.

Social Saturday

Every first Saturday of the month, after 4:30pm Mass, we have a  “Social Saturday.” It is an alternative to the coffee and donuts which is offered every Sunday after morning Masses. Get to know your fellow parishioners by joining us this Saturday in the parish hall following the 4:30 pm Mass. The event features wine, cheese, sweets and hors d’oeuvres. Please make sure to  stop by and socialize with your fellow parishioners.