Pastor’s Reflection

29 July 2018

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

In this week’s Gospel (Jn 6:1-15), Jesus puts Philip to the test.  Jesus seated up on a hill with His disciples & sees a large crowd (about 5,000 men, women & children) approaching so He turns to Philip and asks, “Where can we buy enough food for them to eat?”  The Gospel narrative explicitly reveals Jesus’ mysterious purpose in asking this question: “He said this to test him, because He Himself knew what He was going to do.”  We may wonder; what is the nature of this “test”?



Liturgical Roles

Saturday: July 28, 5:00 pm

Reader:       Daniel Strogis

EM:             Hazel Arruda

Ushers:         John Robert Clemente, Patricia Harbin

Altar Servers:   Shane, Christopher & Peter

Sunday: July 29, 8:00 am

Reader:        Mary Ann Behnke

EM:              Mary Ann Behnke

Ushers:         Aubrey Treakle & Mike Monticello

Altar Servers:    Daniel and Jamie

Sunday: July 29, 10:30 am

Reader:      Jesse Evans

EM:             Karen Primeau

Ushers:       Ron Lloyd & Scott Johnson

Altar Servers:  Brendan, Jackson, Joseph

Counters:    Thomas Allsbury, Chris & Tina Riley

Upcoming Events

Sunday, July 29

  • Mass – 8:00 am
  • Mass – 10:30 am


  • Legion of Mary – 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm



  • Mass – 12:15 pm
  • Choir Practice – 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm



  • Mass – 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm


  • Confession – 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
  • Mass – 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sunday, August 5

  • Mass – 8:00 am
  • Mass – 10:30 am


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