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Sunday Bulletin

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

February 11, 2007

Readings.  Gospel: Luke 6:17, 20-26

       "College days are over.  We all go our separate ways.  For myself, I did not know what the future held.  I stood on the college grounds with only enough money to travel home by train, and a suitcase containing a few clothes and twelve books.  All I possessed in the world were in the suitcase.  And even the money for my train fare had arrived on the very day I was due to leave college.  I was going home to my parents with no job and no prospect, no money, hardly any clothes and what appeared to be a bleak future.

       The strange and mysterious truth was that in spite of all this, I was wonderfully happy and at peace with myself and the world.  I was indeed poor but I perceived the truth of the Beatitude of Jesus: "Blessed are the Poor."  As I looked back over the years, I do not think that I have know such a deep and abiding joy as I did then.  I discovered that there was a real joy in poverty, material poverty, spiritual poverty, the recognition of a need that turns us to God." 
                                                   .     -- Walter J. Burghardt, S.J.    


   Mass Intentions:  Week of February 11, 2007

  Sunday          9:30 a.m.  ------   Gerald Saldana
  Sunday        11:15 a.m. ------    Will Lafranchi
  Saturday         4 p.m.     ------    John Lawson   



From the Pew:

      The newly appointed parish council members for St. Cecilia and St. Mary parishes: Cia Donohue, Martha McNeil, Mary Anne Kolanoski, Robert Hoge, Denise Bohman, Spike and Cathy Drady, Margaret Farley, and Kathy Beckerley.  The parish thanks you for your commitment and service to the parish community.
      A parishioner from St. Mary's Parish , Jane Casner Motherstill, is displaying her Recent Landscapes and Still Lifes in Oil and Pastel.  San Geronimo Valley Community Center.  Artist's Reception:  Sunday Feb. 11th, 4 to 7 p.m.  Exhibit will continue through the month of February (weekdays 9 a.m.  - 5 p.m.)

        Those who are thinking of traveling to the White's Castle Montfaucon, Limoux, France, June 16th to 23rd,  when you have made your mind up to enjoy this vacation, let Fr. O' know immediately as it will be first come first served.  Three things to point out: (A).   There are many steps in the castle to the private rooms, therefore one's knees need to be in shape. (B). No children are allowed in this vacation. (C).  Dogs, cats, snakes, and birds will be evicted from the castle.
        The airfare is the responsibility of those who are traveling.  The cost is $1250 per person of which $650 will be donated back to St. Cecilia's parish.
         We are grateful to the White's for this extraordinary gesture of hospitality.  For information about castle and town, check out website http://www.montfaucontours.com.


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