Daily Reflection

Daily Reflection:
Friday, June 12, 2020

Friends, how about something much lighter on which to reflect today?
Enjoy and let’s keep putting one foot in front of the other.
Hang tough!
Stay Sweet!
What Would You Do?
You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night. You pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for the bus:
  1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die;
  2. An old friend who once saved your life;
  3. The perfect man or woman you have been dreaming about.
Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing that there could only be one passenger in your car? THINK BEFORE YOU CONTINUE READING!
This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application.
Consider the options: 
  1. You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and you should save her first. (Do the right thing; set aside your personal desires.) 
  2. You could take the old friend because this person once saved your life, and now you have the chance to show your gratitude. (Loyalty above all else; you restore equilibrium to your life, and you fulfill an obligation.) 
  3. You may never be able to find your perfect dream lover again. (Risk everything; choose love, without which life has no meaning.)
The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up with the answer. HOW DID THE CANDIDATE ANSWER?
The candidate simply said: “I would give my car keys to my old friend, and let him take the lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the person of my dreams.”
I guess this story was created before cell phones and 911! HA!
--Fr. Mike

Daily Mass for June 10

Welcome back to Mass in person!
If you wish to attend Mass in person, please choose just one of the following so that we can better accommodate all who wish to attend. Only 100 people may attend each Mass.

Saturday, June 13, 5:00pm
Sunday, June 14, 8:30am
Sunday, June 14, 10:30am
Sunday, June 14, 1:00pm (Vietnamese)
Tuesday, June 16, 8:15am
Thursday June 18, 8:15am

Reservations will open Monday, June 15, for June 20-25.

Many of us make our contributions when we attend Mass each week. Our Parish still needs our weekly contributions even though we cannot attend Mass, so that we can continue providing services and ministering to you. Please consider giving online, using text-to-give, or mailing in your contributions to STM at 1450 S. Melrose Dr., Oceanside, CA 92056. Thank you!

If you know Parishioners or have family/friends who do not have access to email, please share this information with them. Thank you!

If you or anyone you know needs anything, please contact the Parish Office. We are closed but checking voice mail regularly and will do our best to help. You may also call
2-1-1 for assistance with resources of various types.

The bulletin link is available in every email we send (see golden orange button below. People without email or internet access will be able call the Parish Office and leave a message requesting a bulletin via snail mail each week during this time. Thank you!
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The Larger Church 
Small Group Series Opportunity for Young Adults

Dear Friends,
Please join, seminarians, religious sisters, deacons and wives, and faithful Catholics who will host a seven week series called Baptized in the Lord. The series begins on the week prior to the Sunday of June 21 and concludes on August 2. These leaders are excited to host Zoom meetings for groups of up to ten members. Reflect on the Sunday’s Readings through the Christ in Our Neighborhood process. There are no fees for these meetings. It is simply our hosts way of letting you know you are loved. There is a limit of ten members per group, so register early.
Simply select a day and hour that meets your schedule and our Christ in Our Neighborhood Team will connect you with your host. 
Thank you and bless you!
--Bishop John Dolan

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