Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him?

— Matthew 18:21

Bulletins & Notices

September 17, 2017Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 10, 2017Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 3, 2017
and insert
Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 27, 2017Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Mass Intentions September 9 – 15

Saturday 4:30 pm✝ Pilar Paredes, ✝ Ramon Selis
Sunday 9:00 amWhy Catholic? Communities
Sunday 11:15 amVictims of the hurricanes and earthquake
Sunday 5:00 pmVictimas de los huracanes y terremoto
Wednesday 7:00 amVictims of the hurricanes and earthquake
Thursday 7:00 amThe families of the parish
Friday 7:00 amThe sick and homebound

Special Events and Dates

October 1, 10:15 AMParent meeting for 2nd year First Communion students, in the Parish Hall following the 9 AM Mass
October 7Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary

Parent Meeting for 2nd Year First Communion Students

Our 2017-18 classes will begin with a parent meeting for second year students on Sunday, October 1, following the 9:00 am Mass, at 10:15 am in the Parish Hall.

What is the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)?

The RCIA is a ministry of the Church which begins with the Period of Inquiry and enables individuals to learn more about Christ and our Catholic faith. The Inquirer may decide to enter the Period of the Catechumenate and participate in a more in-depth and personal process of conversion and growth in faith in preparation for the Sacraments of Initiation. The beautiful and very meaningful process leads to the Easter Vigil and the celebration of Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation and a new life in Christ as members of our Catholic Church.

Adults who are already baptized in another Christian tradition are also welcome to enter Full Communion with the Catholic Church by entering into a special period of study and discernment to share in the Sacraments of the Eucharist and Confirmation. Adult Catholics who did not receive the Sacraments of the Eucharist and/or Confirmation as children or youth are also welcome.

Please contact Fr. Dennis in the parish office (831-659-2224) if you or someone you know would like more information.

Why Catholic?

It’s not too late to sign-up for the first 6 weeks beginning in October. Please contact Tess Arthur (659-4015) or Alondra Klemek (277-1294).

Care of God’s Creation

We continue to pray for the Care of God’s Creation during this month of September. Please visit the following sites.

Live Laudato Si – Global Catholic Climate Movement

World Day of Prayer – Global Catholic Climate Movement

Caring for Creation – Catholic Relief Services

Prayers to Care for Creation – US Conference of Catholic Bishops

If you are especially interested in environmental issues, please speak with me. I would like to have a group of individuals offer leadership for our care of God’s creation as a parish. – Fr. Dennis

Parish Site Committee Update

Our Parish Site Committee is making every effort to respond to the recommendations from the January 2017 survey. We are very grateful for the heartfelt suggestions that you offered.

We have been working with our architect, Allen Robinson, The Sienna Company, Inc., with the goal of addressing the overwhelming preference to maintain the current worship space of our beloved church, while focusing our plans on sufficient ministry and multi-purpose space, larger kitchen facilities, new bathrooms, a vestibule at the entrance of the church, and parish office and storage space.

We have begun meetings with members of our outreach ministries and others for further input. Thank you for your prayerful support and participation in this important process for our parish.

Fence Replacement — Update

The Finance Council has not given up on our new fence. It has been more difficult than expected. We are requesting bids from other contractors and hope to be able to move forward on the project as soon as possible. We will let you know when we have more information. Thank you for your patience.

Second Collection

Our 2nd Collection this Saturday and Sunday, September 16 and 17, is for Seminarians and Continuing Education of Priests.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Assistance

There will be a 2nd Collection next weekend (September 23-24) to support the recovery efforts of Catholic Charities and provide pastoral and rebuilding support for the disaster victims.

Noticias Especiales

Misa en Español – Cada domingo a las 5 pm.

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

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

Músicos – Si toca guitara u otro instrumento, favor de participar en nuestro coro. Los ensayos son a las 4:15 pm antes de la Misa Dominical.

¿POR QUÉ SER CATOLICO? – Empezando en octubre, participar en el proceso especial para profundizar y vivir la alegría de nuestra fe Católica que se llama ¿Por Qué Ser Católico? Para partici- par en una de las pequeñas comunidades de ¿Por Qué Ser Católico? favor de hablar con Alondra Klemek: 831-277-1294.

JUNTA DE LOS PADRES Y NINOS DE LAS CLASES DE LA PRIMERA COMUNION – Empezamos nuestras clases de Primera Comu- nión con los niños y sus padres el domingo, 1 de octubre a las 10:15 am (después de la Misa de 9 am) para los niños en su segundo año y a las 4:00 pm para los niños en su primera año. Si tiene preguntas, favor de llamar al Padre Dennis en la oficina parroquial (831-659-2224).

Bereavement Ministry

This is an outreach to our parishioners who have lost a loved one. Interested in helping? Call or email Trudy Dowd 831-915-4619 or trudydowd@comcast.net.

Dear Parishioners,
I highly recommend the following grief workshop offered on September 23rd (free of charge) by the Papillon Agency in Monterey. We are fortunate to have such an excellent opportunity right here in our village at the Carmel Valley Community Center. Please click on this link for more details and registration information.

— Trudy Dowd, OLMC Bereavement Minister

Youth Corner

FORGIVENESS. It’s essential to our identity as People of God. Our God is compassionate and forgiving. Jesus tells Peter that we have to forgive someone who sins against us not seven, but seventy times seven times (Matthew 18:21-35). This means: THERE IS NO LIMIT TO THE FORGIVENESS REQUIRED OF US!