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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

July 29, 2018-Sunday Bulletin-Saint Patrick Catholic Parish

Sunday Bulletin
 Saint Patrick Catholic Parish
July 29, 2018 — Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A Question of Economics

I have had lunch meetings at the various cafes in the neighborhood, and enjoyed dinner with parishioners in the local restaurants. In my opinion we have great quality of food in the neighborhood. On behalf of the parish, I am grateful for the businesses who have supported our parish and school.

With North Park and South Park increasing in popularity, it is driving up the rent for businesses, and only the more profitable businesses can survive. While on the one hand, it’s the economic law of supply and demand, on the other hand, I feel a sense of loss for the neighborhood when businesses that traditionally supported the church and were a forum for creating community and supporting the arts, go out of business.

Could something be done to ensure that the businesses that support the church, and that create community, will survive with rising rents? Not an easy question. For one thing, supporting the existing businesses that support our church and that support the arts and culture could help. Maybe you have more ideas... I would be happy to listen.

In Christ, Fr. Carlos, O.S.A.

Saint Patrick Catholic Parish
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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