Welcome to the Catholic Community of Sacred Heart
...a people worshiping and growing in faith. We welcome you and your family to our parish and we hope that you will find a "home" with us --and that as we grow in God's Spirit we may help one another experience the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ.
I would like to thank all those who gave to the seminarian formation 2nd collection a few weeks ago and those who have written to our seminarians. I also thank you for giving to the Mission appeal for Fr Antony Gaspar.
I would also like to thank everyone for their cooperation when it comes to the new mass schedule at both parishes. It makes it so much easier to get from one mass to another when we have a priest away. This means that we can have a priest cover one half our two parish mass schedules on the weekend.
We thank Fr. Greg who celebrates with us with us this weekend at both parishes and can still get to Hoopa on time as I am away until Saturday morning. Again thank you for helping Fr. David and me out with the new mass schedules.
Sacred Heart is sponsoring a rummage sale at the parish center on the weekend of Oct 3-5th. For $25 per rented table (for anyone to rent) you can sell your rummage. No food or materials contrary to the faith can be sold. You keep your profits. We will do this in the spring at St. Bernard’s. For more info call Sacred Heart Parish Office at 443-8429 or Art Elizarraras at 599-9578 or 826-7273 who is running this for me.
Focusing the Gospel
In America, workers look for jobs, and employers hire the best qualified workers. They agree on a wage and respect a practice called “seniority.” None of this existed in the ancient Mediterranean world and none of these elements can be found in this Sunday’s Gospel parable.
On the other hand a patron is a person of means who freely chooses to treat other people (always of lower status) “as if” they were family members. No one can bid for or “earn” such treatment, but everyone in the Mediterranean world of antiquity and the present seeks to have a patron.
Jesus’ lesson is not about economics but about God from a Middle Eastern perspective: that God sees us as family members. Insinuated in Jesus’ explanation is that God’s choice for treating people may reflect how people deal with God. Such ideas clash with American economic ideas of equal opportunity, contracts, seniority, and the like. How should God behave from an American perspective?
God gets a call from St. Peter. Peter says, "Umm...hey, God...there's a bunch of people at the pearly gates who are from a bad part of New York. I've never seen anyone from that area show up at the gates, so I'm not sure what to do."
God says, "Oh, go ahead and let them in."
Peter says, "Okay," and hangs up. A few seconds later, Peter calls back and says, "God! I just went back to the pearly gates to tell the people they could come in, and they were gone!"
God says, "The people were gone? That's very strange
Peter says, "No, not the people. The pearly gates were gone!"
Religious Education in English
Children’s Faith Formation in English for Sacred Heart and St Bernard Parishes will be together.
- Preparation for religious education is still underway! Classes in English will be available for grades 1-6 on Monday evenings. Pre-registration is taking place at all churches. Forms can be found at church and returned to either parish office. We are still in need of teacher assistants to help out in the classes. If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer, call or email Amanda (707) 601-8585, email@example.com. Information on classes in Spanish will be in the Spanish bulletin.
- A united Youth group for junior high/Confirmation and high school will begin in October. Volunteers are also welcome for the two groups. More information on time and place to come.
- Liturgy of the Word for Children- if you are interested in helping children grades K-3 to better understand the readings during mass, please let us know! There are resources and guidebooks available to begin this ministry at both parishes, where the children leave at the beginning of mass for a simpler explanation of the Sunday readings and return during the offertory of the mass. Fr Tom has had this in his last four parishes except for the senior adult community in Oakmont.
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