We often think of summer as a time to slow down and enjoy time with family and friends. It is a time to relax and appreciate the beauty of God’s creation. It may also be an opportunity to make some time to offer thanks to God for our many blessings.
I urge you, with the slower pace of summer, to discover the signs of God’s presence all around us. Take time to “stop and smell the roses,” as they say. The rush of daily life can numb us to the goodness of God.
I offer you the following prayer as a way to start your reflection. Then follow wherever the Spirit leads you.
We rejoice in the ordination of Fr. George Perez, newest Eudist priest, that took place here at St. Patrick’s on Saturday, June 19, 2021. We were pleased to welcome Bishop McElroy to our parish for the third time in the last 12 months. It was he who ordained Fr. George with a dozen other priests also laying hands on the new priest.
Now Fr. George will offer one of his first Masses as a priest here in our parish church on Sunday, July 11 at 11:00 am. All are invited to join Fr. George. Following the Mass he will offer his first priestly blessings to all who wish.
Happy Birthday, Fr. Ron!
You Raise Me Up
You will enjoy this instrumental version of the famous piece You Raise Me Up. It is done by a trio of young men called Layers. They play violin, cello and piano.
A Short Reflection on Creation and the Creator
Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM offers some simple thoughts on the first chapters of the Book of Genesis. In the next few weeks, we will share other biblical reflections by Fr. Rohr.
A newsletter is linked below. It comes from St. Luke Institute, a renewal center for priests. The lead article is of particular interest because it points out the benefits of daily time for giving thanks. Gratitude can be a great healer.
"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 what country was St. Damien De Veuster (leper priest of Molokai) born?
What is another name for Holy Thursday?
The largest church in Canada dedicated to St. Joseph is located in what city?
The chapel in which the Blessed Mother appeared in 1830 to St. Catherine Labouré is in which French city?
Where was the first Mass in the United States believed to be celebrated?
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We have opened a YouTube channel where we have daily and Sunday Masses as well as Fr. Ron's new Bible Study posted for the parish called St Patrick Church Carlsbad that you can subscribe to.
Paul teaches that we were chosen for Christ before the creation of the world.
Jesus instructs his disciples and sends them to preach repentance.
Background on the Gospel Reading
This week’s Gospel and the one for next week describe how Jesus sent the disciples to minister in his name and the disciples’ return to Jesus afterward. These two passages, however, are not presented together in Mark’s Gospel. Inserted between the two is the report of Herod’s fears that Jesus is John the Baptist back from the dead. In Mark’s Gospel, Jesus’ ministry is presented in connection with the teaching of John the Baptist. Jesus’ public ministry begins after John is arrested. John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus, who preached the fulfillment of the Kingdom of God.
While we do not read these details about John the Baptist in our Gospel this week or next week, our Lectionary sequence stays consistent with Mark’s theme. Recall that last week we heard how Jesus was rejected in his hometown of Nazareth. The insertion of the reminder about John the Baptist’s ministry and his death at the hands of Herod in Mark’s Gospel makes a similar point. Mark reminds his readers about this dangerous context for Jesus’ ministry and that of his disciples. Preaching repentance and the Kingdom of God is dangerous business for Jesus and for his disciples. Mark wants his readers to remember that we, too, may find resistance as we choose to be disciples of Jesus.
Mark’s Gospel tells us that Jesus sent out the Twelve. These twelve were selected from among Jesus’ disciples and named by Mark in chapter 3. Mark notes that these twelve are also called “apostles.” The word apostle means “one who is sent.” The number twelve is also a symbolic number, representing the twelve tribes of Israel. By naming twelve apostles, Jesus shows his mission to be in continuity with the mission of God’s people, Israel.
Jesus’ instructions to the apostles are very specific. He repeats the mission that they are sent to preach and to share his authority to heal and to drive out demons. Jesus sends them in pairs, establishing his mission as a communal endeavor. Jesus also instructs them to travel lightly, without the customary food, money, and extra set of clothes. These instructions mean that the Twelve will be dependent on the hospitality of others, just as Jesus depended on others to provide for his needs.
Jesus continues to send us into the world as his disciples. But like the first disciples, we are not sent alone. Jesus has given us the community of the Church, which strengthens our life of discipleship. The Christian message can only authentically be proclaimed in and through the community of faith that is the Church. In our work with others, we build this community of faith and can invite others to share in it.
“Los Discípulos se fueron a predicar el arrepentimiento. Expulsaban a los demonios, ungían con aceite a los enfermos y los curaban”.Jesús envía a sus discípulos a que vayan a predicar el arrepentimiento, les da poder sobre los espíritus inmundos, les da poder para sanar a los enfermos ungiéndolos con aceite. ¿Por qué Jesús les da a los discípulos esta misión y poder en este momento? ¿Cómo puede Jesús confiar estos hombres que su fe fácilmente tambalea? Jesús los envía a la misión de hablar a otros lo que ellos han visto y oído de Jesús. ¿Y que han visto y oído de Jesús? Sanar a los enfermos, acompañar al que más lo necesita, ¡De hablar que el Reino de Jesús está basado en el amor y la misericordia! Para cumplir con esta misión, los discípulos no necesitan de muchas cosas, solamente su corazón y memoria de los hechos de Jesús. Jesús también nos envía a un mundo que es frio, indiferente, y peligroso, confiar en su gracia y ayuda y compartir el amor y la misericordia que Jesús ha tenido con nosotros. Que el Reino de Cristo está cerca, está en y con nosotros, el Reino de Vida y Amor. Respondamos sí a la Misión confiando que Jesús nos dará lo que necesitamos.
Por favor haga clic en los enlaces indicados. Espero que les ayude en sus momentos de reflexión.
Hablemos de Jesus
que envía a la misión
Religious Education & Family Ministry
Margit Dornisch Director of Religious Education
Registration Information for the 2021 -2022 School Year
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We are here to support you in forming your children in the Catholic Faith and to help you connect with other families in our parish community. We offer in-person classes and a home study option for students in Pre-K through 8th grade. Sacramental preparation (Baptism, First Confession, First Communion age 6 and older) is a two-year process.
Choices for school year 2021-2022
For each child choose one of the following on the registration form
Sunday 9:00 am – 10:00 am: Pre-K, Kinder, and grade 1/2 (Year One Communion class)
Sunday 10:00 am – 11:00 am: Year Two Communion Class & classes for grades 3-8
'O Lord, Hear My Prayer' is a beautiful, musical meditation from the Taizé community and comes from Psalm 102:1-2, "Hear my prayer, Lord; let my cry for help come to you... Turn your ear to me; when I call, answer me quickly." Recorded live by Sunday 7pm Choir at St. Francis de Sales Parish in Ajax, ON Canada.
3821 Adams Street
Carlsbad, California 92008
The Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe is Open
Our parish offices are now open, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 12:30pm and 1:30 to 4:30pm
During this time of inactivity, we will use our parish email system to communicate with parishioners to offer spiritual reflections and make announcements.
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