Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time | July 23, 2017
THE MERCY, POWER, AND LOVE OF GOD
The first reading today, from the book of Wisdom, makes its point over and over, at least five times in five verses! God is mighty, but lenient to all. God’s power is shown in kindness and clemency, not in harshness and condemnation, and those who govern God’s people must govern in the same way, with kindness. This loving kindness and gentleness is not contrary to God’s might, but is a direct result of God’s primacy over all. Who are we, then, to judge what is in the hearts of our fellow Christians and all people, when God commands justice with love and clemency?
Likewise, the Holy Spirit makes up for our ignorance of what we need, speaking in a language we do not yet understand. But God knows our needs before we do, understands the intercessions of the Spirit, and helps us in our weakness. This is our hope: God’s mercy, power, and love.
RUMMAGE SALE TIME IS COMING!
St. Dunstan’s Parish Rummage Sale will be held on Saturday, August 19th from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday, August 20th from 9:00am to 3:00pm in the Parish Center! Please keep this Sale in mind when you are doing your summer cleaning! Donations will be accepted on Sundays from 10:00am to 12:00pm, and Tuesdays from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at the Parish Center. View the list of items we are looking for!
St. Dunstan Liturgy Committee would like to ask each parishioner to consider volunteering to be a Lector and/or Eucharistic Minister. There is more information about this ministry in the bulletin for you to read, or you can speak to one of our priests if you have any questions.
From the Office of Religious Education...
CCD Registration packages for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year are now available online. Please visit our religious education page to download registration materials and information about our program. Please register early! Classes will begin on Tuesday, September 12th @ 3:45 p.m. for students in Grades 1st through 6th. Confirmation I & II classes will begin on Tuesday, October 3rd @ 7:00 p.m.
The St. Dunstan School of Religious Education is an important part of the St. Dunstan Parish community. We are dedicated in providing our students with a desire to share in the adventure of faith, learning, liturgy and life. Our programs provide faith formation for children and teens to grow in love, knowledge, appreciation and desire to become active members of the Catholic Church.
Would you like to learn to pray and have a personal encounter with Jesus? We invite you to attend our workshops of prayer and the life of Fr. Ignacio Larranaga, beginning on Saturday, August 5th from 10:00am until 12:00pm in the convent. These workshops will be given in Spanish. For more information call Talleres de Oracion y Vida at 650-308-5322.
The King is Coming to Town
There’s been an “Elvis” sighting in Millbrae! Elvis (and friends) will be performing here at the Parish Center on Saturday, September 30. Doors for this spectacular dinner show will open at 5:30 pm. Join us for cocktails, dinner, entertainment and dancing! More details will follow in August!
St. Dunstan Holiday Boutique
There will be a holiday boutique held in the parish center on Sunday, November 19! There will be artisans from all over the Bay area selling their crafts. In addition there will be light snacks, music, a bar and a raffle. There might be a visit from old Santa himself. If you are an artisan interested in a space at the boutique, please contact Ann Woolen at the parish office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 650-697-4730.