From The Pastor
What a strange story! If they had already drank so much, why work a miracle to provide more wine? In this story, St. John says, “Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs at Cana in Galilee and so revealed his glory....” Obviously there is more to this story than meets the eye, more for us to meditate on than simply changing water into wine.
Weddings are always festive occasions; there is joy, laughter and a promise of a future; a new beginning. In the midst of all the festivities they ran short of wine. Mary, his mother, simply states, “They have no wine”. To save the wedding feast from catastrophe, Jesus performs his first miracle at Cana of Galilee.
The miracle or ‘sign’ was more than just an act of kindness. What Jesus did was more than saving the couple from embarrassment because the wine ran out. This was the first sign that something new had entered our world. Here was a man, who could bring about change: who had power to change the very nature of human existence; who could restore a joyous relationship with God.
The miracle at Cana is about Jesus changing us. In many ways we stand empty like the stone water jars. It is about going to him with open hearts and empty hands so that he can touch us and fill us with his life. At Cana a new beginning: water into wine; sadness into joy; glory revealed. Plenty for us to meditate on!
- BLD, Open in Spirit to God Community cordially invites you to its Annual Crab Feed Fundraiser on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 6:00pm here at St Dunstan’s Parish Center (chicken alternative available if you don't like crab). Cost is $50.00. Proceeds goes to BLD’s Evangelization & Faith Formation program (charitable projects) in line with the Catholic Church’s Mission. Please contact Ray & Ruby Urbino, 650 333-9891/ 650-333-5518 for tickets. Thank you for your support & God bless.
- St. Dunstan School is accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year. There will be an open house and tour following the 10:00am Mass on January 27th. All are welcome. Please visit st-dunstan.org for the application or contact the school for more information.
- Healing Mass - You are invited to a Healing Mass on Tuesday, February 5th at 7:00pm here at St. Dunstan Church. Personal Healing prayer will follow. The celebrants will be: Fr. Richard McAlear, OMI & Fr. Andrew Ibegbulem, OSA. Learn more about Fr. McAlear on his website www.frmac.org. For more information contact Rose Payan - 510-332-8552 or at SFSpirit.com. This event is open to the public.
- Chinese New Year Celebration! Join us on Sunday, February 17 at 4:00pm for our Chinese Mass. There will be a light dinner served after Mass in the Parish Center. Suggested donation is $5.00/person. Please RSVP to Fr. Dominic Lee by February 10th at email@example.com.
- The parish office and school will be closed on Monday, January 21 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr holiday.