I am on vacation in Buffalo for a couple weeks, but before I left, I prepared the newsletters. Speaking of Buffalo, anyone from there knows the story of Father Nelson Baker, a diocesan priest who was a true apostle to the poor, especially orphans and the sick. (Ask Fr. Bill.) America Magazine (a Jesuit publication) recently ran a story about Fr. Baker whose cause for canonization by the Church is well underway. Meet Fr. Baker by clicking the button below.
He has already been declared Servant of God. That means that his life of outstanding virtue is recognized and held up for imitation. He still needs the verifiable miracles through his intercession. I hope you find inspiration in the lessons that the author says that we can each learn from the life of Venerable Nelson Baker. For more information, go to https://www.olvbasilica.org/the-father-baker-story
A special welcome to Fr. Roy Quiogue, CICM who will preach at all the Masses this weekend. He will give us the opportunity to contribute to the work of the CICM missionaries throughout the world. Please be generous.
This contemporary rendition of a popular old hymn is not as lively as the version from Sister Act. But these two young adults radiate their love for Mary, the Mother of Jesus, who has been assumed into heaven.
A Simple Explanation
This video was made by a talented religion teacher who gives a clear and simple explanation of the meaning of the Assumption of Mary and why it is important.
The Dormition of Mary
Our Orthodox brothers and sisters as well as those of the Eastern churches of the Catholic Church like to speak about the Dormition of Mary (dormition means “falling asleep). Mary is also frequently referred to by her most ancient title Theotokos (God bearer). It means that she is the mother of the God-Man, Jesus Christ. The feast of the Dormition is celebrated on August 15 and includes our understanding of the Assumption.
This article explains the Orthodox beliefs about the Dormition and explains the imagery in the beautiful icon that depicts this event.
August 19 is the Solemnity of St. John Eudes. The Eudist Fathers invite to join us for a special Mass to honor our founder. It will take place at St. James Parish, Solana Beach at 10:00 am on August 19. Spiritual sharing and tacos will follow the Mass.
Of course, we will have our regular Masses at St. Patrick’s at 7:00 am and 8:00 am on that day in honor of St. John Eudes. Please celebrate with us at any of these Masses.
A Special Mass for Survivors of Suicide Loss
The Office of Family Life and Spirituality invites survivors of suicide loss to attend our annual Mass on Saturday, September 4, at 5:00 pm at San Rafael Parish, San Diego. You are invited to bring a photo of a loved one who had died by suicide and place it at a designated table of honor. Auxiliary Bishop John P. Dolan will preside.
Fr Richard Rohr, OFM
In this week’s brief reflection, Fr. Richard Rohr speaks a bit about the curious characteristic of Mark’s gospel: Jesus frequently asks people (especially early in the gospel) to refrain from telling people what he did for them.
"Catholic Trivia”... not because they are trivial but because these might be things that not everyone knows. Test your knowledge by reading the five questions, remember your answers (or jot them down), then click the link below to find the answers.
Which Marian feasts are celebrated by the Church as Solemnities (the highest rank for liturgical observances)?
What are the four Marian dogmas that have been officially defined by the Church?
Who added the five Luminous Mysteries to the traditional fifteen mysteries of the Rosary?
Who said: The divine maternity would not have profited Mary if she had not first borne Jesus Christ in her Heart more happily and advantageously than in her womb?
What is the meaning of the Latin expression Per Mariam ad Jesum?
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Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Revelation 11:19a; 12:1-6a,10ab
The sign of God's salvation will be a woman clothed with the sun.
The queen takes her place next to God.
1 Corinthians 15:20-27
Christ has redeemed Adam's sin.
Mary greets Elizabeth and sings God's praise.
Background on the Gospel Reading
The assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into heaven has long been held as an important Catholic belief. The belief was not defined as dogma, however, until 1950 by Pope Pius XII. The dogma teaches that Mary, who was without sin, was taken, body and soul, into the glory of heaven.
The Gospel for this holy day recalls Mary's actions after the announcement of Jesus' birth by the Angel Gabriel. Mary goes to visit her cousin Elizabeth who is also with child. Elizabeth greets Mary with full recognition of the roles they and their unborn children will play in God's plan for salvation. Mary responds to Elizabeth's greeting with her song of praise, the Magnificat. Both women recall and echo God's history of showing favor upon the people of Israel. Mary's Magnificat, in particular, echoes the song of praise offered by Hannah, the mother of Samuel.
The Gospel for this day reminds us that Mary's Assumption into heaven is best understood with regard for the full spectrum of Catholic beliefs about the person of Christ and the person of Mary. Only Mary, who was born without the stain of original sin—the Immaculate Conception—could give birth to Christ, who is fully God and fully human. This is called the Immaculate Conception. Because of Mary's role in God's plan of salvation, she does not suffer from the effects of sin, which are death and decay. Mary is the first to receive the fullness of the redemption that her son has won for all of humanity. The Church, therefore, recognizes Mary as the sign of the salvation promised to all.
Today's Gospel highlights Mary's faith. Mary's faith enabled her to recognize the work of God in her people's history and in her own life. Her openness to God allowed God to work through her so that salvation might come to all. Mary is a model and symbol of the Church. May we be like Mary, open and cooperative in God's plan of salvation.
“Mi alma glorifica al Señor y mi espíritu se llena de júbilo en Dios, mi Salvador”. Celebramos la Solemnidad de la Asunción de la Virgen Maria. En el Evangelio de este domingo, después del encuentro de Maria con el Ángel que le dice que ha sido escogida para dar a luz al Hijo de Dios, que se llamara Jesús. Maria le responde al Ángel, “Yo soy la servidora del Señor, hágase en mi tu voluntad”. Después del encuentro, corre a la casa de su prima Isabel. Su prima, la que no podía tener hijos, está embarazada. Isabel sabe a quién carga Maria en su vientre, y la saluda con esas bellas palabras que escuchamos en la oración de Dios te Salve, Maria. “Bendita tu eres entre las mujeres y bendito el fruto de tu vientre…” Y ¿cómo responde Maria al saludo?Con humildad. Maria recuerda que Dios es fiel a su promesa. Que Dios escucha el llanto y dolor del oprimido. Recuerda que todos somos sus hijos e hijas, que nadie es más importante y mejor que otros. Que Dios es misericordioso. Esas palabras de Maria, son palabras que debemos cargar en nuestro corazón, y vivir de esa manera. Dios nos ha dado a todos una misión. Somos nosotros que a veces no queremos rendirnos al Plan de Dios, preferimos lograr nuestras metas y sueños, aunque lo hagamos solos y nos damos cuenta al final, allí no encontramos la paz que deseamos. Abrir nuestro corazóncomo no lo demuestra Maria, el Señor se encarga del resto.
Por favor haga clic en los enlaces indicados. Espero que les ayude en sus momentos de reflexión.
here you will find all the necessary information regarding Confirmation and how to start the registration process. We are currently in the middle tier of our registration process but that tier will be coming to an end on Friday, Sept. 3. After that, fees for Confirmation registration will increase. We really want to encourage families to register their young people as soon as possible.
The youth ministry office will be closed Aug. 16 – 20, 2021, so our team can recharge their batteries prior to the start of the new school year. Any email or voicemail messages that come in during that week will be returned the following week. We thank you for understanding ahead of time.
Last weekend, St. Pat’s youth ministry hosted an evening of praise and worship for youth leaders of St. Pat’s, St. Thomas Moore and Mission San Luis Rey parishes. The evening was preceded by a BBQ hosted by the Knights of Columbus from St. Pat’s. Around 60 – 70 youth and adults participated in the evening.
St. Pat’s Youth Ministry would like to thank the Knights of Columbus, especially Steve Rodriguez & Mark Zecca for all of their help in hosting a wonderful night. They did a great job and our youth ministry group is extremely grateful. The youth ministry team would also like to thank Nick, Jen, & Chris Rivette, Gerardo Candanoza, & Mauricio Minotta for their help with the praise and worship group.
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