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November 18th ✙ 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Readings for November 18th, 2018

      THANKS TO THE WRITERS of the Gospels, the words of the Lord remain with us to this very day. They are with us to teach us, to guide us, to inspire us, to comfort us, and to challenge us. How well do we listen to his words, and how hard do we try to practice them in our lives?
      Lord Jesus, your words are a lamp for our steps and a light for our path. Lord, have mercy.
      You yourself are our portion and our prize. Christ, have mercy.
      You alone have the words of eternal life. Lord, have mercy.

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Scott Hahn's commentaries can be found here

Agape Catholic Bible study: 33rd SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

To understand this week's scripture readings, please refer to our Bible Study page which has several links to more bible resources and notes.

Messianic Genealogy of Jesus Christ - Click here!

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Bulletin Correction

      You might have noticed that the Introduction (above) and the Reflection (above right) are identical to last week's. We apologize for this, as we accidentally skipped using the correct version for the 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time. We apologize and promise to be more attentive to these details in the future.
      Cindy Corrales,
      bulletin editor

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Liturgy Assignments for the Next 2 Weeks

SATURDAY, November 17th - 9:00 am
Lector: Linda Valenzuela
Eucharist: Bill Navarre
Cup: Mark Clure & Lavada Erickson
Servers: Linnea & Elise Dolf
Music: Folk Group
Offertory Gifts: Mary K. Bates & Friend
Ushers: Frank Correa & Frank Melo

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18th - 5:00 am
Lector: Sandy Meneni
Eucharist: Bruno Zamperin
Cup: Deacon Ed Pecis & Maria Zamperin
Servers: Daniel Forslund & Adam Aguirre
Music: Choir with Jean Marie
Offertory Gifts: Heather Googins & Lucille Cook
Ushers: Alvin Garcia & Mike Rodriguez

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24th - 5:00 pm
Lector: Mary K Bates
Eucharist: Frank Melo
Cup: Chuck Rosencrantz & Oralee Floria
Servers: Alexa & Estefania Luquin
Music: Folk Group
Offertory Gifts: to be assigned on Saturday evening
Ushers: Dave Barnett & Tom Ravizza

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25th - 9:00 am
Lector: Tonia Dolf
Eucharist: Sandy Meneni
Cup: Deacon Ed Pecis & Cathy Jourdan
Servers: Adam Domanski & Alexa Thompson
Music: Carol Taforo & James Roach
Offertory Gifts: to be assigned on Sunday morning
Ushers: Bruno Zamperin & Aldo Meneni

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A Prayer of Trust

Preserve me God, I take refuge in you.
My happiness lies in you alone.
You are my portion and my cup,
you yourself are my prize.
I keep you ever in my sight,
even at night you direct my heart.
With you at my right hand, I shall stand firm.
And so my heart rejoices, my soul is glad.
For you will not leave my soul among the dead,
nor let your beloved know decay.
You will show me the path of life,
the fullness of joy in your presence,
at your right hand happiness for ever.

from Psalm 15

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This Week's Gospel

       This Sunday is the second to last Sunday of our liturgical year. As we approach the end of the Church year, our Gospel invites us to consider Jesus’ predictions and teaching about the end of the world. In the context of Mark’s Gospel, Jesus’ words about this are spoken to His disciples as He prepares them for His passion and death.
       In today's Gospel, Jesus continues this teaching by offering His disciples signs to look for that will indicate that the coming of the Son of Man is near. In the verses that follow this reading in Mark’s Gospel, Jesus continues to warn His disciples to be on watch for this end time.
       Jesus’ words are not spoken to frighten His disciples, nor should they frighten us. Rather, they are offered to prepare us for the changes we will experience during our lifetimes and at the end times. Our consolation and hope is found in the lasting nature of Jesus’ words and God’s never-ending love for us.

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Saint Longinus ~ An Unlikely Saint

     In St. Mark's Gospel account, Saint Longinus was the Roman centurion who pierced the side of Our Lord while he was hanging on the Cross. He is quoted as saying: "Indeed, this was the Son of God!" [Mark 15:39]. Having been wounded in a past battle, he was cruelly mocked by his fellow centurions for his near blindness. When he pierced our Lord's side with his lance and was spattered by the Holy Blood, Longinus' sightwas miraculously restored. He left the army, took instruction from the apostles and became a monk in Cappadocia. He died a martyr for his love and devotion to Christ. St. Longinus' relics are now in the church of St. Augustine, in Rome. His Lance is contained in one of the four pillars over the altar in the Basilica of St Peter's in Rome.

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Creative Hands and Minds Needed!

     Attention: artists, craft people, handy people, and stage hands! We are creating something new in the parish. Call Barb at (530) 262-7619 to collaborate and for more information.

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