READINGS FOR THE WEEK
'Monday: 1 Cor 11:17-26, 33; Ps 40:7-10, 17; Lk 7:1-10
Tuesday: 1 Cor 12:12-14, 27-31a; Ps 100:1-5; Lk 7:11-17
Wednesday: Nm 21:4b-9; Ps 78:1bc-2, 34-38; Phil 2:6-11; Jn 3:13-17
Thursday: 1 Cor 15:1-11; Ps 118:1b-2, 16ab-17, 28; Jn 19:25- 27 or Lk 7:36-50
Friday: 1 Cor 15:12-20; Ps 17:1bcd, 6-8b, 15; Lk 8:1-3
Saturday: 1 Cor 15:35-37, 42-49; Ps 56:10c-14; Lk 8:4-15
Sunday: Am 8:4-7; Ps 113:1-2, 4-8; 1 Tm 2:1-8; Lk 16:1-13 [10-13]
Sunday: In Memory of Juanita Alcala
Requested by Irene Rodriguez & Family
In Memory of Matilde Graca & Domingas Rodriguez
Requested by Daniel Graca
In Memory of Gerardo Mayen
Requested by Mercedes Gomez
In Memory of Lucia Cortez
Requested by Elia Maciel
PRAY FOR THE CHRONICALLY ILL
Michelle Andrade, Dennis & Cathy Dark, Jess Davis, Ruth Galliger, Joe Gray, Debbie J., Roy Jackson, Barbara Kramer , Ellen Lindauer, Ruben Lopez, Martin Salce Macias, Amy Martin, Morris Martinez, Concepcion Munoz, Vera Musto, Rene Nuno, Barbara Rose, Michael Sakata, Mary Elizabeth Sinkey, Jennie Tomasi, Albert Torres, Diane Valentin, Shirley & Gene Wizer, Eileen Zuccaro, Samia Zumout
PRAY FOR SPECIAL HEALTH INTENTIONS
Estella Abdel, Ely Abella, Lucas Abella Jr., Carmen Aceves, Amparo Alvarado, James Alvares, Jessie Aranda, Leticia Avalos, Lisa Benson, Connie Bonilla, Evelyn Borba, Rovianne Brown, Bryce Carroll, Sandra Cazares, Gabriel Chavez, Cecilia Chambers, Shannon Clark, Eric Crawford, Noreen Crowley, Stacey Dobrev, Florence DeBernardi, Lexi DeLost, Louie DiBernardi, Evelyn Elmer, Bertha Eno-Idem, Hilary Freed, Luis Miguel Gonzalez, Marshall Graves, Frances Guererro, Norma Guerrero, Heidi Gutierrez, Jeanine Hamilton, Tyce Henderson, Sonya Hernaes, Mary Kathryn Hernandez, Maria Herrera, Amy Hickox-Nadash, David Hill, Carolyn Hobbs, Loretta Hocking, Dan Houser, Alfonso Jaramillo, Minnie & Ted Jimenez, Della Kee, Charlott Krause, Erin Lindsey, Julissa Lopez, Miranda Luna, Marina Maddox, Dorothy Manich, Rafael Martinez, Ray Merlino, Felicitas Miller, John Morgan, Calleigh Morrow, Javier Munoz, Sarah & Salvador Munoz, Marla Musser, Anthony Myers, Shquitelle Norris, Armando Padillo, Rosie Perez Shedd, John Pile, Florence Reeder, Yolanda Reese, Irene Rodriguez, LoriAnn Rodriguez, Elisa Romandia, Alberto Ruiz, Alicia Ruiz, Leonardo Sanchez, Roberta Sarpy, Debbie Shijo, Octavia Simien, Shayne Smith, Allison Southards, Ed Suarez, Julie Sutton, Bryan Stow, Ron Sykes, Judy Tafoya, Mary Tafoya, Linda Troxel, Susan Valdez, Brooke Vice, Dennis Martin Virdue, Jason Visger, Andrew Western, Clare Western, Laurie Wilcox, Todd Yamamoto
PRAY FOR SPECIAL INTENTIONS
Lehman Benson II, Lisa Chairez, Gabriel Chavez, Sonia Damiano, Jacqueline Daste, Henry & Michelle Garcia, Juan Gonzalez, Martin Guitierrez, Marie Henderson, Emily Killion, James Austin Klass, Stan Krause, Iris Lane, Shauni Lola, Javier & Belen Lopez, Cesar Maurtua, Martha Marina Montenegro, Constance Moseley, Carter Oosterhouse, Victor Perez, Francine M. Petzold, Beth Pichinino, Leila Rain, Sacramento Silva, T. J. Smith, Ramon Torres, Giselle Torres, Joseph Valdez, Adrian Western, Alena Yamagiwa,
Fifteen years ago, the continuing TV coverage of the imploding twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York was unbearable for me, as were accounts of the crashes and destruction in Washington and the hills of Pennsylvania. The immense devastation of human life was incomprehensible. Visiting the site in New York some five years later reopened searing wounds, and overwhelmed me with immense sadness. An incursion on our soil, carefully planned and executed by foreign elements, had shattered my cherished sense of security, and provoked a frightening sense of God’s absence.
How could my Catholic faith tradition enable me to endure this tragedy? I knew that neither vengeance nor sweeping animosity was an option for me.
You have left us crushed . . . covered us with darkness.
We are bowed down to the ground (Psalm 44:20, 26).
O Lord of hosts, restore us;
Let your face shine upon us (Psalm 80:4).
The Psalmist cries a lament, expressing the mourning of the Israelite people, the chosen of God, who had regarded themselves as untouchable and above reproach, now hurled into misery. The lament expresses a nation’s agony, dares to complain against their divine protector, may even own some complicity in the misery, and finally pleads with God for deliverance.
In the midst of lamenting, the faith of Israel endured, as must ours. We are as vulnerable as they were to the violence and hatred that seem to encircle us. Our demand for a divine explanation goes unheeded. Yet we have learned of the self-sacrificing heroism of many, witnessing to the finest character of our nation and of our Christian heritage. Dying for one’s friends is a sacred theme in our story, epitomized in Jesus, our Savior, and extended through centuries in the grandest and noblest acts of men and women in all circumstances.
In 2001 we came together as one nation under God, sharing the grief, the disillusionment, and the promise to rebuild. As today we lament our honored dead and wounded, shall we translate such agonizing emotion into a persistent pursuit of worldwide reconciliation and peace?
—Rev. Andrew Nelson, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
“A partner's different perspective is valuable, but the very fact that it is different means that it will require work, humility, time, and resources to incorporate that perspective. At times, this will require checking one's pride at the door.” - Ron Garan
40 DAYS FOR LIFE
Rosary, Vigil Mass and Kick-Off Bishop Myron Cotta will celebrate our Diocese’s Opening Mass for the 40 Days vigil on Saturday, September 24th at St. Philomene Parish in Sacramento at 5:30 pm. The Rosary will be prayed at 5:00 pm. A spaghetti dinner kickoff will follow immediately afterward in the St. Philomene school gym. Everyone is invited to attend and priests are invited to concelebrate with Bishop Cotta.
THE FALL 40 DAYS FOR LIFE
Prayer vigil begins on September 28 in hundreds of cities around the world, including several in our Diocese. Christians will pray and offer assistance on the sidewalk, Monday - Friday, from September 28th to November 6th. This life-saving, peaceful, prayerful ministry is endorsed by Bishop Soto who encourages all Catholics to participate. By God's grace over 11,700 women worldwide have changed their minds, choosing LIFE for their children rather than abortion because of people praying at the sidewalk. A flyer in English and Spanish for the Sacramento vigil is attached. The Sacramento vigil will be held at 1442 Ethan Way, along the public sidewalk of the abortion business parking lot on Hallmark Drive, across from the state fairgrounds. Other 40 Days for Life locations within the Diocese of Sacramento include Redding, Chico, Vallejo, and Fairfield. For more information about each site please visit 40daysforlife.com.
MINISTRY DAYS 2016
Looking for practical advice or to be re-inspired in your ministry? Join us for the Diocese of Sacramento’s Ministry Days 2016! Anyone involved in ministry or with the desire to enter into ministry is invited and encouraged to come! Workshops range from Family and Respect Life to Safe Environment training and Mentoring Youth, all centered around the Year of Mercy and the Church’s global theme “Merciful Like the Father”. As we continue to celebrate the Year of Mercy, the Diocese has also teamed up with St. Vincent de Paul in offering the “Walk for the Poor” experience for all Ministry Days attendees and with Radio Santísimo in celebrating their 5th anniversary on-air in service to Sacramento. Keynote speakers and special guests include: Jack Jezreel, Thomas Awiapo, Alejandro Bermudez, Samia Zumout, Jesse Manibusan, Douglas Archer, and Carlos Canseco and Elsy Acatitla. For more information and to register, please visit www.ministrydays.com. Hope to see you there!
SUPPORT OUR VETERANS CONFERENCE
"Journey Together with Confidence", Friday, October 14th, 2016, 8:30am – 3:15pm at Christ the King Retreat Center, Citrus Heights. Speakers will be Msgr. James Kidder, and distinguihed guests. Cost $50 per person by 10/05/16. Contact Dr. Tran at the St. Francis Development Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (916) 505-6288.
Christian Brothers High School Open House
Join us for Open House on Sunday, October 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by and see firsthand why CB is the place to be for exceptional academic programs, the arts, athletics and more – all in a faith-filled, nurturing community. Highlights of the day include campus tours including the engineering labs and CB’s award-winning television studio - KBFT, an art exhibition, performances by the band and choir, academic department information tables and more. Informational presentations are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Visit cbhs-sacramento.org to register.
Do you miss the glow you had when you were first married? Do you wish you could reignite the fire in your relationship? A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend gives you that time together to rekindle the romance you experienced at the beginning of your marriage and to deepen your communication with each other. Upcoming dates for 2016 are: October 7-9 in Reno, NV. and November 4-6 in Sacramento. It is not too early to register. CALL NOW! For more information visit our website at: https://www.sacramentowwme.orgor contact Terry & Janet at email@example.com or 916-489-3464
AD ALTARE DEI & MARY, THE FIRST DISCIPLE RETREAT
Date: Friday, Oct. 14th 5:00p– Sunday, Oct. 16th 12:00 noon Trinity Pines Catholic Center (28000 Rollins Lake Road, Colfax, CA 95713) Ad Altare Dei & Mary, the First Disciple Retreat During the weekend scouts can work towards these prestigious awards. Scouts must be 13 years or older. Space is limited to 40 Boy Scouts and 40 Girl Scouts. Sign up now to reserve your spot. Cost is $55 includes lodging, food and some supplies. Questions: Jon Kantola, Event Chairman firstname.lastname@example.org Registration & Information at www.scddec.org/upcoming-retreats