Daily Reflection

Daily Reflection:
Friday, June 19, 2020

Friends, this prayer should not be limited to “Old Nuns”… I think it applies to all of us as we keep moving forward along the “age line.”
--Fr. Mike
Old Nun’s Prayer
(Anonymous--17th Century-
Found in an old English Church)
Lord, you know better than I know myself
that I am growing older and one day will be old.
Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking I must
say something on every subject
and on every occasion.
Release me from craving to
straighten out everybody’s affairs.
Make me thoughtful but not moody
helpful but bossy.
With my vast source of wisdom
it seems a pity not to use it all;
but you know, Lord, that I want a few friends at the end.
Keep my mind free from the recital of endless details,
give me wings to get to the point.
Seal my lips on my aches and pains,
they are increasing and love of rehearsing them
is becoming sweeter as the years go by.
I dare not ask for grace enough
to enjoy the tales of other’s pains,
but help me to endure them with patience.
I dare not ask for improved memory,
but for growing humility and a lessening cocksureness
when my memory seems to clash with the memories of others.
Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally
I may be mistaken.
Keep me reasonably sweet.
I do not want to be a saint,
some of them are so hard to live with,
but a sour old person is one of the crowning works of the devil.    
Give me the ability to see good things in unexpected places
and talent in unexpected people,
and give me, O Lord, the grace to tell them so. Amen

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Saturday, June 20, 5:00pm (English)
Sunday, June 21, 8:30am (English)
Sunday, June 21, 10:30am (English)
Sunday, June 21, 1:00pm (Vietnamese)
Tuesday, June 23, 8:15am (English)
Thursday, June 25, 8:15am (English)

Join us for dinner (in your own home) on Monday, June 22, 6:00-9:00pm

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June 22 is the feast day of our Parish’s patron saint, Thomas More. We had hoped to celebrate together in our Parish homes, just as we’ve done with dinners in the past, but things are different this year. Yet, that doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate together!

Calling All 2020 Graduates!

Please click on the image above for more information if you are a 2020 graduate of kindergarten, fifth grade, eighth grade, high school, and beyond. We would like to recognize your accomplishment and include you in prayer the weekend of June 27-28!

Hello Faith Formation Families!

We would like to share some information about our Religious Education Program (REACH) for the Fall. Please click on the images above for more details and to request your enrollment packet. Thank you!

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The Larger Church 
The Franciscan School of Theology associated with the University of San Diego is offering a free summer lecture series on ZOOM. Click on the image above for more information about the entire series and how to register.

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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