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Sunday Bulletin

Palm Sunday

April 1, 2007

Readings.  Gospel: Luke 22:14 - 23:56

        To Awaken, to grow, we must be fully engaged in the process of living.  It is from life that we learn to learn and learn to live again.  It is the way we go through life - dealing with others, absorbing the natural, dealing with difficulties, inebriated with beauty, burned by our excesses, addicted to one nothingness after another, open to newness - that makes us to grow into the divine. It is from life that we learn to know God and strive for holiness.
        It is the choices we make every day of our lives, either to grow or to stagnate, that determine the depths of our soul.... In the choices we make that we discover what life is all about, some of it is barely bearable;  some of it is joyful where we would never have expected it to be.  And all of this is the stuff of holiness"                ...a Benedictine nun.

   Mass Intentions:  Week of April 1, 2007

  Sunday          9:30 a.m.  ------  Tom & Karen Nguyen(Thanksgiving) 
  Sunday         11:15 a.m. ------  Rol  Faricy 
  Monday             8 a.m.  ------  Tom & Karen Nguyen(Thanksgiving)
  Wednesday        8 a.m.  ------  John Lawson
  Thursday            8 a.m.  ------  Tom & Karen Nguyen(Thanksgiving)
  Saturday        7:15 a.m.  ------  O'Sullivan Family 



Holy Week Services

  • Holy Thursday, 7:15 p.m., St. Cecilia

  • Good Friday, 5:30 p.m., St. Mary

  • Saturday, Easter Vigil, 7:15 p.m., St. Cecilia

  • Easter Sunday,  9:30 a.m., St. Cecilia; 11:15 a.m. St. Mary            


From the Pew:
       St Mary's Palm Sunday Brunch, Nicasio, in the Druid's Hall, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.   This is St Mary's major fund raiser.  The finest Catholic breakfast served outside of the Vatican Donation:  Adults $15, children (5 thru 12) $5, children under 5 free.
       The sanctuary lamp for St. Cecilia will be installed at the Easter Vigil Mass, April 7th, 7:15 p.m. If a young boy or girl would like to light the first candle for the lamp, let me know.
       The Lenten series was a marvelous success. It means every now and them, a topic of interest to us, we can invite a speaker and enjoy with wine an evening of enlightenment.
        Happy Easter to all our parishioners who will be away during Easter.  In spirit you will be with us in our gatherings.
        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 anyone wishes to participate.
         The Chrism Mass in the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption,  San Francisco, is celebrated at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 3rd.  Main celebrant, Archbishop Niederauer.
          Catholic Young Adults Marin County - Bingo Night and Dinner, Friday, April 13th, 6:30 p.m.  Held at the Hof Brau Roast House, 1545 S. Novato Blvd., Novato.

"Life is tough and sometimes rough, but in the end all we leave behind is memories of love."