In the last week, so many people have expressed their gratitude and admiration for Fr. Joe Carroll, who died on July11 at the age of 80. Everybody knows of his unselfish charitable work, his great advocacy for the homeless, and his outstanding fundraising on their behalf. He will be sadly missed.
Our Bishop Robert McElroy said it best: “Father Joe Carroll was a priest who made Christ’s message of compassion and mercy real in a world where we so often look the other way rather than embrace those who are suffering in our midst… He was given the task of rejuvenating our diocesan outreach to the homeless four decades ago, and he completely recreated that outreach and gave to San Diego an incredible network of programs for those without shelter that radiate a profound and unrelenting humanity and hope.
“The housing network of Father Joe’s Villages is a testimony to his life work. But an even deeper testimony lies in the fact that Father Joe taught so many of us in San Diego to see the homeless as truly our neighbors, equal in dignity and children of the one God who is Father of us all. In this deeply pastoral ministry, Father Joe Carroll stands distinguished in our county and in our nation.”
The greatest testimony to Fr. Joe that any of us can offer is to continue his compassionate care for our homeless neighbors. I hope the city leaders of Carlsbad will honor his memory by developing a comprehensive plan for helping our homeless sisters and brothers.
Sing along with the King’s Singers (notes and lyrics included). This hymn - titled 'Eventide' - is a beautiful, simple, four part masterpiece, by the composer William Monk and poet Henry Lyte. It’s a beautiful hymn for the end of the day or any time.
God Is Always Choosing People
This brief reflection is another in the series of articles on biblical themes written by Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM. Consider what it means to be chosen by God.
Pope Francis leaves hospital after 10-day stay for colon condition
Perhaps you read some news last week about an operation that Pope Francis underwent. The attached story is from Crux, a reliable Catholic news service. You can read other news stories about the Vatican by going tocruxnow.com
Cello Concerto in D Minor RV 407 by Antonio Vivaldi
The Voices of Music perform this concerto for cello and strings in D Minor by Antonio Vivaldi, using an original baroque cello featuring soloist William Skeen. Enjoy this delightful 10 minutes of beautiful music.
Six Week Summer Bible Study Freein Christ
Explore St. Paul’s letter to the Galatians and discover what advice Paul has for us on topics like:
Getting Right to the Point
Faith and Blessing
Freedom the Law Could Not Give
The Power of Love
Making it Practical
Choose from two times and meeting venues:
6 Monday evenings, 6:45 – 8:30 pm, on the Covered Court of the school field,
July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16
6 Wednesday evenings, 6:45 – 8:30 pm, Via zoom call
July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18
No bible study experience needed.
Registration and books available in the parish office beginning June 21.
Cost is $15; (cash or check payable to St. Patrick Church)
Sponsored by the St. Patrick Bible Study Team.Please Join Us & Bring a Friend
Singing for Unity
On a recent broadcast of America’s Got Talent, a group of five very different men auditioned and got a standing ovation. The diversity of their musical styles symbolized for them the unity we need to find in our divided country.
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"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.
What is “the lowest rank” of the Sacrament of Holy Orders?
What is “the highest rank” of the Sacrament of Holy Orders?
What religions (other than Catholics) celebrate all seven sacraments?
Who was the most recent pope who was born and raised in Italy?
Who is traditionally considered the patron saint of hopeless causes?
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Christ has reconciled us with God and united us in peace.
Jesus invites his disciples to rest after their ministry, and Jesus is moved with pity for the crowds who pursue them.
Background on the Gospel Reading
In today’s Gospel, we read the report of the return of the Twelve, who were sent by Jesus to preach repentance, heal the sick, and drive out demons. When the Twelve return to Jesus, he invites them to come away from the crowds and rest. But the crowds will not give them peace. As the Twelve have shared in Jesus’ ministry, they now appear to share in his popularity. The crowds continue to approach them, and Mark reports that the disciples don’t even have time to eat. In an effort to get away, Jesus and his disciples board a boat in hopes of finding a deserted place. But the crowds notice this and arrive ahead of them. The crowds are so persistent that Jesus and his disciples cannot find a place to be alone. Mark’s Gospel tells us that Jesus is moved with pity and begins to teach the crowds.
Our Gospel for today stops here, but Mark’s report of the unyielding demands of the crowd continues in the verses that follow. If we were to continue reading from Mark’s Gospel, we would hear Jesus instruct his disciples to feed the crowd in the familiar miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes. The work of Jesus and his disciples appears to be a round-the-clock job. In the next few weeks, we will hear the story of Jesus’ feeding of the multitude, but our Lectionary will turn to the sixth chapter of the Gospel of John to report and reflect on this story.
In today’s Gospel, we hear the Twelve referred to as “apostles.” The word apostle is a Greek word meaning “one who is sent.” Jesus chose twelve men from among his disciples whom he sent to share in his ministry of preaching and healing. The first report of this is found in the third chapter of Mark’s Gospel, where the Twelve are also called apostles and the names of this select group are listed.
We who are Jesus’ disciples today have also been sent to share the Gospel with others. Perhaps our commitment to following Jesus as his disciple leaves us feeling tired and overwhelmed. In today’s Gospel, we hear Jesus affirm the importance of times of rest and renewal. Jesus wanted his disciples to come away and spend time alone with him. This is what we seek and find in our life of prayer and in our celebration of the Eucharist.
Frecuente escuchamos decir, o sale de nuestra propia boca, “Dios siempre está listo de escucharnos”. Apoco, ¿a cualquier hora del día, en ese preciso momento, si lo necesitamos y le aclamamos, Dios está allí presente y listo de escucharnos?Así es. En el Evangelio de este domingo, leemos que los apóstoles han regresado de la misión que Jesús les dio, de salir de dos en dos y predicar el arrepentimiento y a curar a los enfermos. A su regreso, Jesús quiere tomar un tiempo con ellos para escuchar sus testimonios y darles un lugar para descansar. Pero la gente no lo permite. La gente había escuchado lo que Jesús estaba diciendo y haciendo, y ellos desesperadamente necesitaban estar cerca de Él, para sentir su presencia, su paz y su espíritu que los aliviaba. Jesús se da cuenta de la cantidad de gente que necesitaba de su atención y su amor y se pone a atenderlos como el Buen Pastor. Jesús siempre está listo para escucharnos cuando lo buscamos. Quizás, nuestro pecado o frialdad, es causa de no llamarlo y nos mantiene fuera y aislados, pero Jesús siempre está atento y nos espera. ¡Llámale y veras! “Dios siempre está listo de escucharnos.”
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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
Our parish offices are now open, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 12:30pm and 1:30 to 4:30pm
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