Sanctuary Flower Dedications

Sanctuary Flower Dedications SANCTUARY FLOWER DEDICATIONS There are lots of “open” dates for Sanctuary Flower Dedications at St. Mary’s, Holy Family and St. Charles.  It is always fitting to have Sanctuary flowers on the weekend and this is a wonderful way to remember our beloved deceased as well as to commemorate the joyous milestones in…

Thank you for Support

Thank you for Support Thank You for supporting Special Olympics! Knights of Columbus Visalia Council 2268 wishes to thank GSCP Parishioners who supported our Pancake Breakfast for the campaign benefit persons with intellectual disabilities and Special Olympics.  The KOC Council absorbed all expenses so all receipts would benefit the campaign.  As a result $300 will…

Bulletin: November 12, 2017

Bulletin: November 12, 2017 Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time In Jesus’ parable of the ten bridesmaids, only the bridesmaids who brought oil with them had enough to light their lamps. By being prepared, they were welcomed into the wedding feast, while the unprepared ones found the door locked on their return. We may hear Jesus’ parable of…

ARS and Our Churches

ARS and Our Churches ARS and Our Churches Altar & Rosary Society (ARS) invites adult parishioners to prayerfully consider membership in our service and prayer ministry.  Small rotating teams of faithful members spend one hour on Saturday mornings lightly cleaning St. Mary’s sanctuary, sacristies, holy water fonts, and other designated areas. ARS offers many opportunities…

What and How to become an EMCH

What and How to Become an EMHC What’s an extraordinary minister of communion? “Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion” is the formal title of laypeople who distribute the Eucharist during Mass. As the title implies, there are also “ordinary ministers” – those who are literally “ordained” to the ministry namely bishops, priests, and deacons. These ministers…

Celebrant Singers

Celebrant Singers Celebrant Singers, a fresh and dynamic Christian singing group from Visalia, featuring ten singers with an orchestra, will minister through music, song and testimony on Sunday, November 5 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Parish. This concert brings uplifting music and a special encouraging message. All seats are free, and all are encouraged to…

All Saints and All Souls

All Saints and All Souls All Saints’ Day (in the Roman Catholic Church officially the Solemnity of All Saints and also called All Hallows or Hallowmas), often shortened to All Saints, is a solemnity celebrated on Nov. 1 in honor of all the saints, known and unknown.  In Western Christian theology, the day commemorates all…

Needing Hygiene Pack Items

Needing Hygiene Pack Items In Great Need of Hygiene Pack Items! The Bethlehem Center is seeking hygiene pack items. These packs are given out to those Bethlehem Center guests who do not have a home. Items that are needed include toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, razors and maxi pads. Any donation is greatly appreciated. Donations…