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Pentecost VI

The following weekday Masses will be webcast this week: (This is not an exhaustive list of Masses. Click “Download the Bulletin” for additional Mass times.)

Mon: 8:00 & 9:00 AM
Tue: 8:00 & 9:00 AM
Wed: 8:00 & 9:00 AM
Thu: 8:00 AM
Fri: 5:45 PM

Bishop’s Corner
Fr. Larrabee certainly had a busy weekend last week all by himself. From Friday through Sunday I reckon that Father had a funeral, a wedding way far away in Bloomington, Indiana, a Home Enthronement of the Sacred Heart, six Masses, Benediction, and confessions. Now he and Fr. McGuire are just about to start the Boys’ Camp, with the aid of our devoted dads. God bless everyone’s zeal, and especially all of the sacrifices made by our priests, ably aided by our generous faithful.

The Girls’ Camp had a nice compliment from the Brentwood Retirement Home, one of our mothers reports. As a matter of fact, they so enjoyed the girls’ visit, that they have invited them back, in whole or in part, to entertain and edify with their youthful presence and musical offerings.

This is a good reminder for us all to visit the elderly and the shut-in, and to raise our children with an awareness of this part of the Christian Life. “I was sick and you visited me.” This would make a great summer family activity, a home schoolers outing, etc. If you have a talent you would like to share, or would like more information, contact the office or Jennifer Richesson. You really wouldn’t need to do anything at all, I’m sure. Just the presence of children is cheering. They could maybe make cards, give out rosaries or sacramentals. or just visit, as well as possibly playing an instrument or singing, as our girls did. Sometimes a little means an awful lot. “It is in giving that we receive.”

My own “day of sacraments” on July 16 in Albuquerque went well with a solemn baptism, confessions, a wedding and a First Holy Communion. Some of our faithful from Fr. Mardones’ Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel in El Paso, Texas came to assist at the ceremonies. It was a pleasure to receive them, and I was grateful for their assistance. Today I will be offering Mass again at “St Gertrude the Lesser.” This small Morada or chapel has a beautiful altar, and is being blessed with slow but steady growth.

Did you know that the summer green of the vestments on Sundays is meant to stand for that, for sure and steady growth of the soul? Sometimes this is promoted by busy and sacrificial work, but this growth also requires that we should slow down at times, for silence and rest and prayer. “Be still and know that I am God” is how the Psalmist phrases it. This is my wish for you all this summer.

With a blessing in Our Lady, La Conquistadora,

–Bishop Dolan