Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time | September 17, 2017

Forgive your neighbor’s injustice; then when you pray, your own sins will be forgiven. — Sirach 28:2


Nearly ten years before, a son and father had parted ways when the business they shared went bankrupt. The son blamed the father. They did not speak to each other again.

Then the father became seriously ill. The mother called the son and told him he had better come soon. The son walked sheepishly into the hospital room. The father motioned his son to him and whispered: “Did you ever think you could do anything that would keep me from loving you?”

Resentment and anger are foul things, the first reading from Sirach tells us. Remember the last things. Stop hating. Live by the commandments. As Saint Paul writes to the Romans, we are to live for the Lord and die for the Lord.

Jesus’ parable in today’s Gospel reminds us of God’s compassion. The immense sin of humanity has been forgiven and stricken from the record. We are to forgive others in the same way.

Readings for September 17, 2017

Pulpit Annoucements


Elvis will be performing at St. Dunstan Parish Center on Saturday, September 30. Come and enjoy dinner, dancing and the best entertainment this side of Graceland! Reservation forms are available for download here or in the vestibule of the church. Tables are filling up fast! Don’t miss your chance to see Elvis! Send in your forms today!

On Sunday, November 19, St. Dunstan’s 2nd annual Holiday Boutique and Raffle will be held in the parish center! At this time we are inviting all artisans and crafters to take part in this holiday event. Vendor information and application forms can be found on the church website. If you have any questions, please call Ann at the parish office.

St. Dunstan School would like to invite those of you with school-aged children or younger to join us for a School Tour or Open House. Come meet our new Principal and learn more about the exciting changes and strong traditions at St. Dunstan, especially our state-of-the-art Technology Lab and Science Lab as well as our Robotics club. STEM education is a vital component of 21st education learning and St. Dunstan is leading the way. St. Dunstan offers a strong faith-based curriculum that provides opportunities for leadership and personal growth. Come learn more! See the bulletin for more.

The St. Vincent de Paul Society, Conference of St. Dunstan Parish will hold it’s monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 19 at 6:30 pm in convent. All members of the parish are invited to attend.


Would you like to try a faith-sharing group that includes a blend of praise, song, scripture, petitions, talk, etc? This group meets Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Marymount Green Hills Retirement Center. Call Fran or Joe Sigona at 650-692-2466 for more information.

Next weekend’s second collection will be for the Parish Maintenance & Development Fund.

Weekly Parish Bulletin | September 17, 2017

September 17, 2017