Bulletin: July 9, 2017

  Bulletin: July 9, 2017 Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Humility is a virtue in short supply in today’s world. And yet our reading from the prophet Zechariah describes Israel’s coming king, in whom we Christians see Jesus, as humble, riding on a colt, the foal of an ass. No great procession for our Lord…

Translators Needed

Translators Needed The Ministry Coordinating Committee is seeking volunteer(s) who are bilingual and competent in translating documents for our Spanish parishioners. Completion of 3 years High School Spanish or higher is required. Some of the work can be done electronically from home. Please contact Patty Call 734-9522 or Patricia Cox 799-2402 for more information.  …

Bulletin: July 2, 2017

  Bulletin: July 2, 2017 Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Which should we do? Turn our backs on our loved ones, or offer hospitality to all who come to us as Christ? Today we are told to do both, and yet there is no inherent contradiction here. Following Christ might mean that we need to…

Bulletin: June 25, 2017

  Bulletin: June 25, 2017 Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time “Praise the Lord, for [God] has rescued the life of the poor from the power of the wicked!” (Jeremiah 20:13). After the great recession of 2008, the middle class shrank, and people who lost their jobs and often their homes sank into poverty. This is…

Faith: You Are What You Eat

Faith: You Are What You Eat The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ In John’s Gospel, Jesus gives a long discourse on the Bread of Life. The first part talks of bread as a sign of God’s loving care for the people. Like the manna in the desert, Jesus represents God caring for the…

Bulletin: June 18, 2017

  Bulletin: June 18, 2017 The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ The unifying motif of this year’s readings for today is God’s gift of living, life-giving Bread. Prefigured in the manna, which not only nourished individuals but defined Israel as a community under God’s special care, Jesus, the living bread, bestows on us—individually…

GMC: “Learn, Lead and Serve”

GMC: “Learn, Lead and Serve” THE CATHOLIC SCHOOL OF VISALIA, GEORGE McCANN MEMORIAL Join our 90 year tradition of Catholic Education at the Catholic School of Visalia, George McCann Memorial. We offer a quality education from 3 yr. olds through 8th grade. Our students are academically strong and technologically advanced using chrome books and tablets in…

Marriage Annulment Support Ministry Forming

Marriage Annulment Support Ministry Forming We are seeking parishioners who have had personal experience in the annulment process and are willing to serve on a team to educate and offer support to others inquiring or going through the petitioning process. In 2015 Pope Frances eased some guidelines; making the process more accessible, less time-consuming, and…