Readings. Gospel: Luke 15:1-3, 11-32
The prodigal son, another name is
the wasteful son, irresponsible son. This is a man who is willing to
waste all of his wealth, assets, stocks, land, accounts of which he
inherited but never earned any of it himself. All he is interested
in is having a good indulging life. He completely disregards his
familial responsibilities, not even protecting his wife or his children's
inheritance. He is as selfish as self becomes. We would all be
disappointed if any of our children dealt with our life-long hard labor in
this way. Luckily for this prodigal man, he could return to his
homestead and have a second chance, because his father never gave him the
complete inheritance. Many times we too have a second chance at
life. Our Western civilization allows us to make one serious mistake
in order that we will not make it the second time. The prodigal son
did not repeat his mistake.
Mass Intentions: Week of
March 18, 2007
a.m. ------ Garcia Family
Sunday 11:15 a.m.
------ No one to pray for
8 a.m. ------ Joseph J. and Joseph H Dignan
Wednesday 8 a.m. ------
8 a.m. ------ Jerry Drohan
8 a.m. ------ Virginia Prendergast
"Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?" Abraham Lincoln
Week 4: Wednesday, March
6:15 p.m. Soup and Bread
7:15 p.m., Fr. Joe Egan, S.J. will present a dialogue on
Ecumenism in the Catholic Church. How we have deepened our
relationships with other Christian denominations especially in supporting
common issues we all work towards. Fr. Egan is a long time
representative for the Archdiocese on Ecumenical discussions.
From the Pew:
Sanctuary lamp has been
purchased and will be installed on Holy Thursday evening Mass, the
last supper, institution of the Eucharist. The Interfaith Community
of the valley is having an Easter sun rising service at 6:30 A.M. on April
8th at the Presbyterian Church, San Geronimo, celebrating the Easter
Resurrection. We have been invited if any wishes to participate.
The St. Pat's St. Cecilia-St. Mary
Function, I would like to thank everyone who made it the event it is,
communal, cultural, family, valley event. We love keeping this
tradition alive and so many people enjoy the occasion.
The parish is preparing for the
annual golf tournament. We look forward to having another fun and
eventful day. It already has the signs of a wonderful gathering,
celebrating community and friends.... If you can help in any way,
call Ginny, (415) 488-9694. Spread the word and invite your friends
to this event.
If any parishioner would like to be a
Eucharistic minister , the diocese is offering training sessions after
As Spring Summer approaches, keep in
mind outreach Masses as a ministry for evangelization.
Ever You Knock, May Love and Friendship welcome you in".