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    July 22 July 28, 2017

    8:00 AM Liam Patrick Wood SI 4:00 PM Dominico BinhLe (100thday)RIP

    5:30 PM Oscar & Elenita Escudero SI 7:00 PM Margarita NguyenT BachTuRIP 8:30 PM All Souls RIP

    Sunday 6:30 AM Hung & Nga TX 8:00 AM Gioan Baotixita Hin RIP

    9:30 AM Oscar & Elenita Escudero SI 11:00 AM Giuse Ta Van Thanh RIP 12:45 PM Magdalena Perez SI

    4:00 PM Maria Tran Ngoc nh RIP 5:30 PM Anthony Burin RIP 7:00 PM Giuse Do Dinh Nh RIP

    Monday 6:30 AM Ambrosio RIP 8:15 AM Oscar & Elenita Escudero SI

    Tuesday 8:15 AM Oscar & Elenita Escudero SI 5:30 PM One person SI 7:00 PM Ricardo Alzate RIP

    Wednesday 6:30 AM All Souls RIP 8:15 AM Oscar & Elenita Escudero SI

    Thursday 6:30 AM Anna RIP 8:15 AM Oscar & Elenita Escudero SI

    Friday 8:15 AM Oscar & Elenita Escudero SI 5:30 PM Teresa Tran Thi iep RIP 7:00 PM Irene Resendiz Guzman RIP

    SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

    Your financial contribution for the weeks of July 15 July 16,2017

    $28,298.00 Your weekly support is used to sustain the ministries and ongoing operating needs of our parish.

    TODAY'S READINGS First Reading -- You taught your people that those who are just must likewise be kind (Wisdom 12:13, 16-19). Psalm -- Lord, you are good and forgiving (Psalm 86). Second Reading -- The Spirit comes to aid us in our weakness (Romans 8:26-27). Gospel -- Jesus proposes parables to the crowds, teaching them of the reign of God (Matthew 13:24-43 [24-30]).

    SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES Sunday: Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Monday: St. Sharbel Makhluf Tuesday: St. James Wednesday: Ss. Joachim and Anne Saturday: St. Martha

    READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Ex 14:5-18; Ex 15:1bc-6; Mt 12:38-42 Tuesday: 2 Cor 4:7-15; Ps 126:1bc-6; Mt 20:20-28 Wednesday: Ex 16:1-5, 9-15; Ps 78:18-19, 23-28;Jn 20:1-2, 11-18 Thursday: Ex 19:1-2, 9-11, 16-20b; Dn 3:52-56; Mt 13:10-17 Friday: Ex 20:1-17; Ps 19:8-11; Mt 13:18-23 Saturday: Ex 24:3-8; Ps 34:2-11; Jn 11:19-27 or Lk 10:38-42 Sunday: 1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12; Ps 119:57, 72, 76-77, 127-130; Rom 8:28-30; Mt 13:44-52 [44-46]

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    Refugio Cardenas, Catherine Men-doza, Cristo Alfaro, Flora Sarago-sa, Jorge Martinez, Vera Leon, Rose Browning, Victor Sanchez, Nguyen Charlene, Maria Nguyen Thi Son, Rodrigo Castro.

    Lord Jesus Christ, Redeemer of the world, you have shouldered the burden of our weakness and borne our sufferings in your own passion and death. Hear this pray-er for our sick brothers and sister whom you have re-deemed. Strengthen their hope of salvation and sustain them in body and soul, for you live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.

    Lupe Canova, Harvey Perez, Sergio Mu-niz, Bang Thanh Luong, Rosa Rivas, Christian Isaac Arias, Anna Dang Thi Hong, Gioan Baotixita Nguyen Ngoc Lien, Phanxico Xavie Jack Phan, Maria Nguyen Thi Thin, Giuse Nguyen Van Xung, Travis Huismans, Andre Nguyen Toan Hieu, Maria Phiane Kenvisay.

    God, our shelter and our strength, you listen in love to the cry of your people: hear the prayers we offer for our depart-ed brothers and sisters. Cleanse them of their sins and grant them the fullness of redemption. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

    Fr. Anthonys Faith Formation Corner Matthew 13: Wheat and Weeds

    Jesus parable concerning the weeds growing among the wheat (Mt 13:24-43) is about the Kingdom of heaven, not about the Churchbiblical scholars and theologians see a rigid distinction between the two. However, I would like to take that image in this parable to paint a picture of our Church. Spiritual author Ronald Rolheiser, in his book The Holy Longing, appeals to the crucifixion scene as a good image of the Church: the Son of God hung between two thieves. People looking at that scene back then would have had no idea who the good (or bad) thief was. The good mingles with the badjust as the weeds are mixed with the wheat, and sometimes it is impossible to separate them. Within the Church, grace and sinfulness, sanctity and pettiness, fidelity and betrayal all go together. We belong to a church that slaughtered people in the Crusades, that enforced the Inquisition, that endorsed centuries of imperial-ism in poor countries throughout the world, etc. Our Church also has to deal with pedophile ministers. All in all, the Church we belong to has betrayed the Gospel throughout the centuries, and continues to do so these days At the same time, our Church has also done the greatest things possible. It has produced finest saints such as Francis and Dominic, Teresa of Avila, and many more. Our Church has spoken on behalf of the poor and the underprivileged on questions of social justice, even when it is not politically correct to do so. It has established important institutions such as hospitals and schools, and helped advance education in many countries Such is the church community that we belong to: it is like the God hung between two thieves, like the weeds intermingled with the wheat. Our Church can be great one moment and petty the next. But ultimately when you (believers and non-believers alike) ask the question: can the grace of God work in and through all our human limitations? The answer is: Yes and Yes.

    The parable of the wheat and weeds also gives us another important insight. The Master of the field tells the servants not to uproot the weeds, or else they may also pluck up the wheat. Sometimes in our extreme enthusiasm we may attempt to uproot all the evils of this world. The parable warns us NOT to do so. This is not so much a call to be passive in the face of evils, but a good reminder that we are not in charge, that we cannot solve all the problems in life: God alone is in charge. In the end, God will see to it that good triumphs over evil. In the end, the weeds will be plucked out and thrown away. This is the conviction that the Kingdom of God will prevail. But all that is Gods job, not ours. We just have to sit back and relax and let the Master take care of his harvest!

    BULLETIN BOARD MESSAGE . We apologized for the printing problem on page 4 of the last bulletin, July 16, 2017.

    Thank you and God Bless. J.S. Paluch Publishing Company

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    St. Barbara s News

    The Parish Office is seeking a part time recep-tionist who is 18 years of age or older for week-days or Saturdays. Qualifications include: good verbal and written skills in English/Vietnamese or English/Spanish. Possess good telephone communication; computer skills; and knowledge of the Catholic Faith. Custom-er Service in a church environment is a plus! Please email your resume to info@st-barbarachurch.org or drop it off in the Parish Office Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. We will contact you by telephone after re-viewing your resume. Thank you and God Bless.

    PSA 2017 Pastoral Services

    Appeal

    Danh Sch Qu V ng gp chng trnh Qu Mc V cui tun 7/1/17 & 7/17/17

    Xin Thin Cha chc lnh v tr n bi hu cho Qu v.

    1 Do Khai

    2 Lam, Hung & Vo Nga

    3 Vuong, Vui

    St. Barbara Parish & School welcome 4 Dominican Sisters from Houston, Texas:

    Sr. Monica L Tuyt Nhung, OP. Sr. Anne Frances L Thy i, OP. Sr. Marie Thomas Bi Thanh Xun, OP. Sr. Teresa Faustina V Thy Linh, OP.

    We are looking forward to working with you at St. Barbara School 2017-18!

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