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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Sunday, June 17, 2018-Sunday Bulletin-Saint Patrick Catholic Parish

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Saint Patrick Catholic Parish

Sunday, June 17, 2018 — Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time


I don’t know who made up the idea of a day to honor Fathers, but my guess it was Hallmark’s Card Company.

Even if it was, it is important to honor one’s father and mother, one of Ten Commandments as I recall. I tend to think of them as the base Community and an integral part of the plan of God in His creation.

The family concept is the building block for the larger, more expansive, Community of God. My father, as well as my mother, were both born in Ireland and immigrated to the United States in the later part of the 1920’s. They had little education, but were not afraid of work, and they both worked to support a family of seven children, 4 girls and 3 boys.

My father started working as a gardener but later got a job as a foundry blacksmith in a smelting factory (recycling of different types of metal). My mother cleaned offices in the evening after working hours. They sent all of their children to Catholic Schools and understood that education was one of the keys to the future for the next generation.

The three things that they taught us were: to be honest, to work hard, and to “keep the faith.” They never really said it as such, but the quality of their lives reflected these things.

Whenever I return to the city of Philadelphia, I usually go to their grave sites and say a prayer of thanksgiving for all that they did for us. I remember!

God Bless, Fr. Michael, O.S.A.
Sunday, June 17, 2018 — Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
We, the church of Saint Patrick, in the community of North Park,
of the Roman Catholic Diocese and City of San Diego,
declare this to be our primary mission:
to come together to celebrate the Eucharist,
hear God’s word proclaimed,
give praise and thanksgiving to God,
and develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
We believe that by freely sharing our faith, talents, and treasures,
we discover Christ’s presence among us and bring Him to others.
We have a strong desire to give and receive love, service, peace, support,
and fellowship, within our families, our parish, our community, and the world.
Open to the power of the Holy Spirit, we pursue this mission faithfully and lovingly.

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