October 29, 2017
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
St. John Chrysostom once said, Do you wish to know if the people of any place are righteous? Look what sort of a pastor they
have. If you find him pious, just and sound, believe the people will be the same, for they are seasoned with the salt of his
wisdom. This teaching reveals to us that a priests work in a parish is not just running around organizing things and people,
balancing parish and school budgets, preaching, celebrating the sacraments, and in short, doing things and staying busy. St.
John Chrysostom says that a priests role within the community goes much deeper, that actually there is a profound spiritual
connection between a priest and the community in which he serves. Priests dedicate themselves to growth in the spiritual life
and personal holiness, and the community should follow through his example, teaching and inspiration. The presence of a
priest within a parish community and in the life of the Church is essential. May Our Lord raise up many and holy priests to
serve in His vineyard!
This weekend we celebrate Priesthood Sunday. It is a special day set aside to honor the priesthood in the United States and a
day to reflect upon and affirm the crucial role of the priesthood in the life of the Church. We should all pray for vocations to
the priesthood because priests do not suddenly materialize in the heavens somewhere and beam down to earth. Rather, they
come from families, from our families. There is a family in our parish with five children, three of whom are currently either in
religious life or in some stage of preparation to enter into religious life. I asked them what their secret was and they said that
they pray daily for their children, together as a couple, that they may follow Gods will wherever it leads them. They also pray
together as a family almost every night and make weekly Mass a priority. It seems almost natural that a religious vocation
would spring from this sort of prayerful and faithful environment within the home. This is great advice for all parents, to pray for your
children to be open to Gods will, whatever it might be; to pray together frequently as a family and make Sunday Mass a weekly priority for
everyone. When children see and experience an active prayer life in and through their parents, it will make a lasting impression upon them
and most certainly inspire them to consider a vocation if Our Lord calls them.
San Juan Vianney una vez dijo eso sobre el sacerdocio; Un buen pastor, segn el Corazn de Dios, es el tesoro ms grande que Dios puede
conceder a una parroquia, y uno de los dones ms preciosos de la misericordia divina. Nosotros sabemos que cuando hay una parroquia sana,
santa y vibrante, hay siempre a su corazon, un sacerdote sano, santo, y vibrante. San Juan nos recuerde en esa cita que la presencia del
sacerdocio en la vida de la Iglesia y de la iglesia particular es esencial; si la Iglesia no tuviera sacerdotes, tampoco tendra los sacramentos, de
Eucaristia y ella no existira.
Este fin de semana celebramos en los EEUU el Domingo que se llama Domingo de Sacerdocio y recordamos hoy la importancia de la presencia
del officio del clero en la vida de la iglesia y tambin la importancia de rezar por mas vocaciones al sacerdocio. Hay una familia en nuestra
parroquia que tiene cinco hijos. Increblemente, tres de ellos actualmente estn en la vida consagrada o en los inicios de la formacin. Esperan
que sus dos hijos restantes sigan viviendo en el pas seguiendo los pasos de sus hermanos. Les pregunt cul era su secreto. Dice que
diariamente rezan juntos como pareja para que sus hijos sigan la voluntad de Dios, donde los lleve. Tambin rezan juntos como una familia
casi todas las noches y asistir a Misa semanalmente es una prioridad. Parece casi natural que una vocacin religiosa pueda surgir en este tipo
de oracin y en ambiente fiel dentro del hogar. Esto es gran asesoramiento para los padres; a orar por sus hijos a Dios para que sigan la
voluntad de Dios lo que podra ser, para orar juntos con frecuencia como una familia y asistir a la misa seminal como prioridad para todos.
Deseo que Que muchas vocaciones broten en nuestras familias!
In Christ / En Cristo,
Fr. Cal Christiansen
We need Adorers for:
Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Tuesdays from 5:00 a.m. to 6 a.m.
Wednesdays from 1:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Fridays from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. and
11:00 p.m. to Midnight
There is a true need for substitute Adorers
every now and again to fill in for those who
cannot attend their regular, weekly hour.
Adorers have doctors appointments, get
sick, and things like that, too!
Please call Jean or Tony Luke at (425) 670-1941 if you can help
with this most purposeful and worthwhile ministry!
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Please offer your prayers for our brothers and sisters who are ill:
Esther Anderson Aylesworth, Barry, Pricila Cabiles, Alice Cannon,
Allan de Castro, Baby Hudson, Corazon de Castro, Diane Carringer,
Lee You Chee, Angela Dunkailo, Eliza, Kyle Earp, Stephanie Farmer,
Ann Felix, Payton Haggett, Michelle Harvey, Mary Kay Heid,
Joan Heng, Tim Hutton, Tina Kester, Virginia King, David Kolb,
Bob Kolve, Clay Kolve, Gerri Kolve, Matthew Kolve, Mike Lawson,
Michael Leong, Jean Luke, Amanda Manning, Oscar Mendoza,
Dick Meinhart, Elizabeth Herres-Miller, Michelle Miller,
Pat Murphy, Adrian Ng, Linh Nguyen, Joyce Olson, Howard Paull,
Jerry Paull, Peter, Bee Poh, Valentine Powell, The Priano Family,
Angie Roberts,Felix Ramos, Margarehta Schalk, Dena Schnexnayder,
Lita Shanahan, Tom Snyder, Antonia Adamson-Springett,
Rudy Sutlovich, Lewin Tankel, Alberto Tcruz, Terence,
Tammy Theobald, Gean Thompson,Laura Thompson,
Scott Thompson, Pat Weber, Alan Wood, Mark Wood,
The Zambrano Family, & Mary Zgodzinski
We especially pray for the Lords mercy for all those who were previously on
the prayer list and remain chronically ill; also for their families and those who
take care of them. If you have recently become critically ill or injured and
would like your name in the bulletin prayer list, please call the parish office or
have an immediate family member make the call for you. Names will be
removed after three months, or sooner at your request. You are welcome to
return names to the prayer list if theyve been removed.
Will you Say a Prayer?
When youre in the Adoration Chapel, please take a copy of the bulletin
with the prayer list with you (below) or find a copy of this list posted
in the Chapel, and say a prayer for the sick and infirm in our parish
family. This can be accomplished by simply saying, Please, Lord, keep
the people on this list near You and Your will be done, or, quietly read
each name to yourself and say, Lord, please show mercy on these people
who are sick.
By doing this each time youre in the Chapel, there will be prayers
going heavenward for each and every person on this list, 24-
hours a day, 365 days a year.
Prayer is a Very Powerful Resource for All of Us!
Your Pro-Life Committee Submits these Quotes with Love
God did not make death, and He does not delight in the
death of the living.
Certainly, from the moral point of view, contraception and
abortion are specifically different evils: the former
contradicts the full truth of the sexual act as the proper
expression of conjugal love while the latter destroys the
life of a human being.
The above quotes were taken from:
The Gospel o Life - Chapter 1
Pope St. John Paul II
Please Join Pope Francis, Share the Journey!
What YOU Can Do
Millions are fleeing war, persecution and poverty. Join Pope Francis,
open your heart and share the journey by walking with them in
prayer and support.
1) Pray - we pray as individuals and as communities for migrants
and refugees in our global Church. Find resources at:
2) Learn - Pope Francis asks us to learn about migrants and
refugees who hold a special place in Gods heart.
3) Invite - Host a gathering for your local community that includes
migrants and refugees, and invite speakers to share stories.
4) Assist - Migrants and refugees need material support for trans-
portation, legal fees, child care, shelter and simple household
items. Consider organizing a day of service fundraiser.
5) Reach out - Minister to local ethnic communities and raise pub-
lic awareness and support about ways parishes and schools can
stand in solid
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