Many of our parish activities have resumed, sometimes with a little adaptation. Now that we can move around a bit more freely, we want to restore our ministry of bringing Holy Communion to the sick or homebound. For a time, we had discontinued bringing Communion to the homes of parishioners. Now we can begin again.
Last Monday I had a short meeting with some of our ministers to the sick. They were eager to continue in this important ministry. I stressed with them that their visiting the sick and homebound is an extension of our parish community’s concern for those who cannot join us for the celebration of the Eucharist. In bringing Holy Communion to our homebound parishioners, these ministers extend our celebration of the Mass to those who are absent from our assembly. Therefore, I have two invitations:
First of all, any of our parishioners who are not able to attend Mass because of sickness, old age or physical impediments: please contact our parish office if you would like to have someone bring Holy Communion to you in your home.
Secondly, any of our Ministers of Holy Communion who want to begin or resume bringing Holy Communion to the sick, please contact Jayce McClellan in our parish office (760-729-2869). Those who bring Communion to the sick are parish representatives and are sent by the parish. Therefore, we need to know who is bringing Communion to our parishioners, even if they are your family members or friends.
During the time in which we were limiting contact, we were allowing ministers to receive a consecrated host for a sick person by simply opening their pyx as they came up in the Communion procession. That was an exceptional practice which was used for that time. Now that we are resuming Communion to the Sick, we will return to the proper practice that we used prior to the pandemic. Accordingly, those ministers who will bring Communion to the sick will line up behind the altar at the end of the distribution of Holy Communion to the congregation. The priest will place a host(s) in their pyx and pray a prayer that commissions them to go forth in the name of our parish community. They will leave immediately. This practice will be followed at any Mass on weekends or weekdays. This takes effect on November 1, 2021.
Therefore, I am asking that ministers to the sick no longer ask for a consecrated host in the Communion line or after Mass. Please follow the procedure I described in the preceding paragraph. If you have any questions about Holy Communion being brought to your home or about the way Eucharistic ministers are to conduct themselves, please talk to Jayce or me.
This weekend we observe World Mission Sunday. View this video that speaks about why it is important for Catholics to support the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. Envelopes for your donation can be found in the pews of the church this Sunday.
El Domingo Mundial de las Misiones
Este fin de semana observamos el Domingo Mundial de las Misiones. Vea este video que explica por qué es importante que los católicos apoyen a la Sociedad para la Propagación de la Fe. Los sobres para su donación se pueden encontrar en los bancos de la iglesia este domingo.
Be Renewed Eucharist Initiative
This week’s portion of “A Walk through the Mass'' examines the Liturgy of the Eucharist. A summary of what is said on all three Sundays at Mass is included in the email newsletter or last week’s bulletin. You may want to print it so that you can read it again and again.
La porción de esta semana de "Un paseo por la misa" examina la Liturgia Eucaristia. Un resumen de lo que se dice en la Misa se incluye aquí en el boletín por correo electrónico. Es posible que desee imprimirlo para poder leerlo una y otra vez.
Last week we featured Yo-Yo Ma playing JS Bach. This week we see an old recording of Yo-Yo Ma and his sister when they first arrived in the United States.
Leonard Bernstein introduces 7-year-old Yo-Yo Ma and his 11-year-old sister Yeou-Cheng Ma to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Dwight D. Eisenhower at "An American Pageant of the Arts," on November 29, 1962. The purpose of the event was to raise funds for the National Cultural Center, begun under Eisenhower's administration and encouraged under Kennedy's. The prodigious duo performed the first movement of the Concertino No. 3 in A Major, by Jean-Baptiste Breval.
New World of Faith
Several years ago, Archbishop Jose Gomez gave a keynote talk at a conference at Georgetown University. In this talk he showed the dignity of the human person is the unifying principle that undergirds much of the moral and social teaching of the Church. He says:
“The saints teach us to see with the eyes of Christ. They teach us to see that every human life is sacred and special, no matter what stage of development or condition of life. And the saints teach us that whenever human life is threatened, whenever the image of God is obscured and violated, we are called to rise up and defend it. “
The text of the speech is given here as it appeared in Angelus, a publication of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Read the entire speech to see how Archbishop Gomez connects so many important Respect for Life issues.
The Catholic Church opposes the use of the death penalty and the bishops of the United States have consistently called for abolishing it. The document A Culture of Life and the Death Penalty was written by the US Bishops in 2005 as a clear explanation of the moral problems related to the use of the death penalty.
Rev. Charles W. Dahm, O.P. offers an explanation of the Catholic position on domestic violence. It is a message that every Catholic needs to hear. Fr. Dahm is the Director of Domestic Violence Outreach for the Archdiocese of Chicago.
You may want to share this important message with someone you know, especially a victim of domestic violence.
Here is the link to the document of the US Bishops to which Fr. Dahm refers:
"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.
In 1979 Pope John Paul II created a patron saint of those who promote ecology. Who is this heavenly Patron?
What does the word “disciple” mean?
What does the word “apostle” mean?
What is the name of the cup in which the wine is consecrated at Mass?
What is the name of the flat metal container used to carry Communion to the sick?
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The Lord declares himself to be the Father of Israel.
A song of praise to God who does great things
Christ was made high priest by God.
Jesus restores sight to the blind man, Bartimaeus
Background on the Gospel Reading
Today we continue to read from Mark’s Gospel. In this Gospel, we find evidence of Jesus’ fame in the sizable crowd that accompanies him as he journeys to Jerusalem. Jesus’ reputation as a healer has preceded him. When the blind man, Bartimaeus, hears that Jesus of Nazareth is passing by, he calls out to him, asking for his pity.
When Bartimaeus calls out to Jesus, the crowd around him tries to silence him. Yet Bartimaeus persists, calling out more loudly and with greater urgency. He will not be silenced or deterred from getting Jesus’ attention. We notice how quickly the crowd’s reaction changes when Jesus calls for Bartimaeus. Those who sought to quiet him now encourage him.
When Jesus restores Bartimaeus’s sight, no elaborate action is required. (In other healing stories in Mark’s Gospel, actions accompany Jesus’ words). In this instance, Jesus simply says that Bartimaeus’s faith has saved him. Throughout Mark’s Gospel, the success of Jesus’ healing power has often been correlated with the faith of the person requesting Jesus’ help. For example, it is because of her faith that the woman with the hemorrhage is healed. When faith is absent, Jesus is unable to heal; we see this after his rejection in Nazareth.
Once his sight has been restored, Bartimaeus follows Jesus on his way to Jerusalem. In Mark’s Gospel, Bartimaeus is the last disciple called by Jesus before he enters Jerusalem. Bartimaeus hears that Jesus of Nazareth is passing by, but he calls out to Jesus using words of faith—“Son of David.” Many in Jesus’ time believed that the anticipated Jewish Messiah would be a descendent of King David. Bartimaeus’s words prepare us for the final episodes of Mark’s Gospel, which begin with Jesus’ preparation for the Passover and his triumphant entry into Jerusalem. As Mark has shown us in our readings over the past few Sundays, however, Jesus will be the Messiah in a way that will be difficult for many to accept. Jesus will show himself to be the Messiah through his suffering and death.
The Solemnity of All Saints is celebrated on November 1. Since it falls on a Monday this year, the obligation to attend Mass is suspended. However, everyone is encouraged to come to one of our Masses: 7:00 am, 8:00 am and 7:00 pm (bilingual).
All Souls Mass
As is our tradition here at St. Patrick Parish, we will have a special All Souls Day Mass on November 2 at 7:00 pm in the church. During this Mass we will remember in a special way all those who have died since last November 2, 2020. Their names will be posted and there will be a candle for each of the deceased.
Letters were sent to the families of all those who are listed in our records. If you are the relative of a parishioner who died in the last year and you did not receive a letter, please contact the parish office immediately.
Everyone is welcome to join in this important celebration.
All Souls Month Remembrance
The entire month of November is traditionally dedicated to the remembrance of all the faithful departed. Throughout this month, any of your deceased relatives and friends can be included in each of our Masses. In addition to remembrance in our All Souls Novena of Masses, the names of those recommended to our prayers will be placed on the altar for the entire month.
In your packet of envelopes for October-November, there is an envelope marked for All Souls. There are spaces indicated under “Please Remember” on which you can write the names of your departed loved ones. You may list as many as you want. If you do not have the envelope, you can use any envelope and just write “All Souls” on it. These envelopes can be placed in our regular collection or sent to the parish office. All of these envelopes will remain on the altar for the entire month of November.
Contemporary Christian music has an appeal to people across denominations. Ethan Hulse won the 2021 BMI award for best songwriter of the year. Here is his recent song called Rescue Story.
Auction to Benefit Our School
St. Patrick Catholic School is pleased to announce the return of our annual fundraising Auction Gala! This year's event will be held on November 6th, at 6:00 PM at the Carlsbad Westin Resort in Spa. We invite you to join us for an evening on the "red carpet" where you can enjoy a three course gourmet dinner, entertainment, live and silent auctions and a hosted bar for the first three hours of the event. For more information and to purchase tickets visit https://stpatsredcarpet.givesmart.com or contact Sylvie Hutton at email@example.com
Purchase your tickets to win a year ($7,500) of FREE tuition to St Patrick's School or any accredited school or college in the United States. Tickets are $100 each. Winner will be drawn on November 6th at the school auction. You do NOT have to be present to win.
Our program for the 2021-2022 School Year has begun. We offer weekly classes as well as a home study program. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions about preparation for the sacraments and religious education for your children.
We are looking forward to hearing from you. Our goal is to support families learning about our catholic faith and connecting them with others in our parish community.
Margit Dornisch - Office for Religious Education and Family Ministry
Diacono Miguel Enriquez
Un Saludo del Diacono Miguel
“El ciego tiró su manto; de un salto se puso de pie y se acercó a Jesús”.
El Evangelio de este domingo, Marcos escribe de un hombre llamado Bartimeo, que estaba al borde del camino pidiendo limosna. Bartimeo se da cuenta de que Jesús se esta acercando y grita, “Jesús, Hijo de David, ten compasión de mi”. Y aunque muchos trataban de callarlo, no pudieron y el ciego seguía gritando aún mas fuerte. Jesús escucha al ciego y pidió que se lo trajeran. Cuando van a decirle que Jesús quiere hablar con él, el ciego tira su manto y con un salto se pone de pie. Creo que estaremos de acuerdo si nosotros tratáramos de saltar de pie con los ojos vendados no será fácil, muchos de nosotros nos cayéremos de vuelta al piso. El ciego sabía que si alguien le pudiera dar la vista era Jesús, y por eso con fe y perseverancia el ciego insiste que Jesús “tenga compasión de él”. ¿Qué podemos aprender de la fe del ciego? Todos nosotros luchamos con ciertas actitudes o características que nos impiden ver a Jesús. Muchas veces es nuestro propio orgullo, de no querer ser flexible, que nos ciega a lo que Dios quiere enseñarnos y decirnos. Reflexionemos lo que Dios nos está diciendo con este texto. La ceguera a las cosas de Dios no es buena. Vivamos con la fe de Bartimeo, que lo que más deseaba era ver a Jesús, ver las maravillas de Jesús, y seguir a Jesús. Jesús quiere que veamos realmente, pidámoslo que nos ayude a lograrlo.
Por favor escuchen a los enlaces proveídos, espero que les ayude en su meditación.
Hablemos de Ceguera
3821 Adams Street
Carlsbad, California 92008
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