Readings. Gospel: Luke 13:1-9
The world is a violent place. The
Biblical comment that "the earth was filled with
violence." (Genesis 6.11) is as true now as when it was
written. Religions and their thinkers and spokespersons
(theologians) have always faced the challenge of offering a reason
for it, the question of "theodicy" (how can a loving God
permit suffering?) has engaged them. It has been argued that
suffering is simply a given, a fact of life which needs no explanation,
since none can be satisfactorily given for it. There are all kind of
suffering, physical, mental, psychological, spiritual. The Christian
response has always looked at how Christ handled His suffering. He
never felt that it took His Father's presence away from Him, in actuality,
His presence is more deeply present. Suffering has a way of bringing
people even closer to God than if they never had suffered, though none of
us look for suffering.
Mass Intentions: Week of
March 11, 2007
a.m. ------ Moe Fern
Sunday 11:15 a.m.
------ John & Tammy Belie
8 a.m. ------ Anna Nicole Smith
Wednesday 8 a.m. ------
8 a.m. ------ David & Connie Treves
8 a.m. ------ Agnes & James Boyle
"Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?" Abraham Lincoln
3: Wednesday, March 14th, 7:15 p.m., Communal Penance Service.
We only have one Communal Penance Service a year, and Lent is
obviously a Penitential Season, so this Sacrament is a preparation for our
From the Pew:
We have nineteen musicians
coming for our St. Pat's Function, hopefully one of them can play Irish
Music. If anyone wants to entertain for this party, let Fr. O' know.
March 16th, 6 p.m., St. Cecilia's Parish Hall. There is rumor that
St. Pat himself might pay a call.
Sacred Heart Parish, Olema. St.
Patrick's Function, Sunday March 18th, noon to 4 p.m.
Cecilia Golf Tournament is to be held on June 8th at the San Geronimo Golf
Course. Last year this was very successful, our biggest fund
raising, bringing in $14,000. For now, mark your calendar. Let's
make this a unique parish event. If you can help in any way, call
Outreach Mass at
the Drady's House 6.p.m., Thursday, March 15th
Chrism Mass in the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, San Francisco,
is celebrated at 5:30 p.m., April 3rd. There is an afternoon of
recollection in Saint Francis Hall at 2:15 p.m. The newly installed
Bishop of Reno, Most Rev. Randolph Calvo, will lead the
presentation. Parishes from all over the Diocese attend this
Mass. If you have never been to one, you might consider.
Mona Tieche is
recovering well from her knee surgery last week.
Drady likewise is doing well from his stay in hospital.