Weekend of October 13 & 14, 2018 Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Barona: Daily Rosary and Mass:Tuesday through Friday. Rosary at 7:45 AM, Mass at 8:00 AM.
Weekends:Saturday, 5:00 PM, Sunday 8:00 AM.
Confessions:Saturday, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Adoration: 1st Thurs. of the month (6:00 PM) and 1st Fri. of the month (8:00 AM).
Viejas: Weekends:Sunday, 10:00 AM.
Confessions: By appointment.
Sycuan: Weekends:Sunday, Noon.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THEM Gilbert Rodriguez, Tom Hyde, Carol Lane, Anita Curo, Sue Kierig, Martha Boone, A. J. Samot, Angelo Samot, Donna Berardi, Secora Nelson, Daniel Vicaldo, Kash Osuna-Sutton, Gabe Dowell, Diana Pico, Clayton Curo, Dolly Albano, Ray Mayor, Mike Montes, Bobbie Turner, Mary Whitespear, Frank LaChappa, Steve and Vera Tucker, Helen Cadiente, William and Berniece Marrujo, Mae Guerrero, Susanna Gotell
Please check prayer list and add names as desired.
Mass Intentions – October 14, 2018
Weekend Masses: Sunday, 8:00 AM Charlie and Gene Curo Sunday, 10:00 AM Community of Viejas Sunday, Noon Community of Sycuan
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SCHEDULE
Barona: Grades K-8: Class meets on Thursday, 2:45 pm and 4:00 pm High School: – Wednesday, 6:30 pm
Important note: Parents are required to register the children to attend classes.
Sycuan:Grades K-8, Class meets before Sunday Mass
The rich young man desires to live a virtuous life. It requires letting go of what gets in the way of following Jesus wholeheartedly. You can let go, too!
DIVINE WORD MISSIONARIES and SISTER SERVANTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Thursday, October 18– Study of the Spirituality of Healing, 5:00 PM, Barona – Brother Ed’s office
Saturday, October 20– Brother Ed’s 50th Anniversary Mass and Dinner Celebration
Wednesday, October 31– All Saints Vigil Mass, 6:00 PM - Sycuan
Thursday, November 1– All Saints Day Mass, 8:00 AM – Barona
Friday, November 2– All Souls Mass and Grave Blessing, 11:00 AM – Viejas, 12:00 PM – Conejos
4:00 PM – Sycuan, 6:30 PM - Barona
Sunday, November 4 – Children’s Mass
Brother Ed Nolan 50thAnniversary in Ministry Mass and Dinner celebration
When: Saturday, October 20, 2018 Time: 5:00 PM Mass at Church, then Dinner at Barona Golf Event Center
Please rsvp to Fr. Herman Manuel, SVD or Sandy (619-249-3143) and indicate number of attendees. Thank you.
The Healing Power Within A study of the Spirituality of Healing
When Jesus talked about his own healing power He told us that we will do even greater things than Him.
Come and discover the healing power through faith, prayer, community, medicine and touch.
This study will begin on October 18, 25, Nov. 1, 15 and 29that 5:00 p.m. in Brother Ed’s office.
FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
If GOD is always the CENTER OF OUR LIVES, EVERYTHING WILL BE OK A reflection on the 28th Sunday in Ordinary time
Saint Mark tells us in the Gospel Reading that Jesus was setting out on a journey when a man ran up to him, knelt down and asked, “What must I do to reach eternal life?” Jesus’ answer was clear and left no doubts. The three Evangelists, Saint Mark, Saint Luke and Saint Matthew mention it. What Jesus answered is also important for us because he asks us to let go of all that is superfluous, all those things that will end up separating us from him.
Saint Marks does not tell us much about this person but the three Evangelists coincide in saying that this was a rich man. Saint Luke says that he was an important man and Saint Matthew says that he was a young man. The attitude of this young man shows us how difficult it can be to give up riches. Nevertheless, those of us who have had more experience with life, because of the years that we have lived, know that if this young, rich and important man had left his riches and followed the call of the Lord, he would have come out winning. We have already heard in the Gospel Reading what Jesus said to him: whoever leaves home, parents, brothers and sisters, family or material goods behind will receive a hundredfold reward. And he also says that even though that person may have to go through persecutions in this life because of following the Lord, in the future life he or she will receive a greater reward: eternal life.
In these times in which we live, we know it is difficult for many people to understand the words of this Gospel Reading, much less follow them. We all know very well how difficult following Jesus and his teachings can be. This is because what he asks of us is that we make him the most important person in our lives. He asks us to place him above everything else, even those things and people that we consider to be most important for us. He asks us to leave everything behind, as he asked the young rich man in our Gospel Reading, giving up anything that will weigh us down as we try to follow him more closely.
The Lord wants us to have a good, comfortable life. What he does not approve of is inordinate wealth or wealth that is ill gained. That is why he asks us to be less reliant on material wealth and to know how to use that wealth we have well, enjoying it as we help others who are in need. We should be careful so as not to allow that our minds and our hearts become attached to the need to increase our wealth, to the inordinate desire to acquire more and more wealth every day. How can we follow the teachings of the Gospel Reading today if all that we think of is how to make more money, at whatever cost? We cannot follow God if our mind is working on another wavelength, if we are greedy and ambitions. Money does not bring happiness. And, many times, it places an impassable barrier between God and us.
The salary that we receive from our honest work is one of the gifts that God gives us. It is not something that is bad, if we know how to administer it and we do not turn money into an idol. Blessed is the person who has acquired the gift of knowing how to give up material things in order to follow Christ, as Jesus himself asks us to do in the Gospel Reading today. We should remember that after talking with the young rich man and seeing him walk away Jesus was saddened by how this young man preferred his riches to following him, as Jesus asked him to do. He asks this of us also. Following Jesus can be difficult because it means that we may have to do without some things and change our way of life. But it is not impossible with his help, because nothing is impossible for him.