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Sunday Bulletin-August 19, 2018-Saint Patrick Catholic Parish

Sunday Bulletin

Saint Patrick Catholic Parish
 Sunday, August 19, 2018 — Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Almost three weeks ago already, Dr. Robert Moser Ph.D., or “Bob” as he’s known here in the parish, retired from being the director at Catholic Charities San Diego, after 33 years of service.

Having one of our own parishioners in such a leadership position at Catholic Charities has been great for us at Saint Patrick’s. Thanks to Bob we hosted an immigration panel last year, and the times that parishioners needed housing assistance, Bob put us in touch with a social worker immediately.

I first met Bob in 2011, when I was a student friar. After completing my first year of theological studies in Chicago, I was assigned to San Diego for the summer.

Since Bob Moser has had a long history with the Order of Saint Augustine, my formator for that summer, Rev. John Keller, OSA, asked Bob if I could volunteer on a full time basis in the refugee resettlement program.

That summer, I did many things; from teaching English to reading the federal policies on refugee resettlement. Since 2011, I still keep in touch with former staff members from Catholic Charities and former refugees; in fact, some former staff members and refugees from Burma have become close friends.

All of my involvement these past years with refugees would not have happened if Bob had not had such a connection with the Order of St. Augustine, and been a member of our parish.

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.

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