Thursday, August 30, 2018
September 2, 2018-Sunday Bulletin-Saint Patrick Catholic Parish
Saint Patrick Catholic Parish
Sunday, September 2, 2018 — Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
SAINTS IN HEAVEN, PRAY FOR US
The bulletin is submitted on Tuesdays. I am praying as I write these words on Monday night, August 27th, on the feast day of Saint Monica, and the eve of the actual solemnity of Saint Augustine. I ask the prayers of these saints, mother and son, and all women and men who witness the glorified Christ in heaven, to pray for us, the Church still on earth, because we, the women and men who by the grace of Christ are members of His mystical body, find ourselves baffled and pained these days.
Everyday since the news of the grand jury report in Pennsylvania, more and more painful, disconcerting news articles are published on the topic.
Where do we go from here? To Christ, with all of the pain and confusion we may experience, so that we may grow with His help into more transparency and accountability. The following lines from the author Carlo Carretto helped me, and I share them hoping they might help you as well:
“How baffling you are, oh Church...You have given me so much scandal and yet you have made me understand what sanctity is...How often I have wanted to shut the doors of my soul in your face, and how often I have prayed to die in the safety of your arms. No, I cannot free myself from you, because I am you, though not completely. And besides, where would I go? Would I establish another? And if I did establish another, it would be my Church, not the Church of Christ.”
God bless, Fr. Carlos, O.S.A.
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.