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Fourth Sunday of Lent

March 18, 2007

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

  Sunday          9:30 a.m.  ------   Garcia Family 
  Sunday         11:15 a.m. ------   No one to pray for
  Monday             8 a.m.  ------   Joseph J. and Joseph H Dignan
  Wednesday        8 a.m.  ------   John Lawson
  Thursday            8 a.m.  ------   Jerry Drohan
  Friday                8 a.m.  ------   Virginia Prendergast   

"Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?"   Abraham Lincoln



Lenten Series
           Week 4:  Wednesday, March 21st,
 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 Easter.
       As Spring Summer approaches, keep in mind outreach Masses as a ministry for evangelization.


          "Where Ever You Knock, May Love and Friendship welcome you in".