962 PINEY WAY

MORRO BAY

CALIFORNIA

9 3 4 4 2

805.772.2840

Rev. Edward J. Holterhoff, Pastor

Deacon Clark Rutledge, sfo

 

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Monday - Saturday 8AM

Saturday Evening 5:30PM

Misa en Español El Sabado en la Noche 7PM

Sunday Masses 8:30AM & 10:30AM

 

 

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Sunday July 15, 2018

EXPRESSIONS by CJ Prusi

A NEW, YOUNG PARISHIONER STUDYING

FOR HIS MASTERS OF FINE ARTS DEGREE

 

 

ACTIONS & THOUGHTS

 

Oftentimes, action and thought are separate things.  When one acts, there is not much room for thought, and in thinking action is made secondary.  As necessary as it is to think, so too is action important in this time. However, because our thoughts motivate our actions, it is fundamental to be in the right state of mind when acting.

 

There are times when people do the wrong thing for the right reasons.  Consider those who have accosted our political leaders in restaurants as of late.  It is easy to say that interrupting someone’s personal time with his or her family to make a scene in a public place is the wrong thing to do.  At the same time, the motivations behind the people who have spoken up to people in power have been largely good.  They have ranged from defending the immigrant families who’ve been separated at the border, to urging action on global climate change.  The people speaking out are not speaking from selfishness, but they are projecting anger.  When they yell at public officials, they are doing the wrong thing for the right reasons.

 

Conversely, we are sometimes guilty of doing the right things for the wrong reasons.  This takes many forms, from children doing chores solely to earn TV time, to giving money to the poor only when people are watching, to making breakfast for a spouse to make up for the fight they had the night before.  While all of these actions are good, the source of action comes from a mental state of self-preservation or hedonism.  When we are the primary motivation for our actions, we often find ourselves doing the right things for the wrong reasons.

 

It’s not difficult to follow the logic here, but the action is harder than the philosophy.  It is only by putting faith in God, by confessing our selfish intentions and giving them up, that it is possible find the strength to do the right things for the right reasons.  When giving, when serving, when speaking out for those who cannot, it is crucial that we do so with the right motivations.

 

This week, before acting, talk to God.  Ask for the courage and integrity to do right when there is no potential for personal gain.  The goal is that our every act is a way of thanking God for the abundance of blessings we have been given, and that the reward for doing good is itself — because doing good is the most rewarding thing we can do.

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

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LECTOR/EUCHARISTIC MINISTER SCHEDULE

 

WEEKLY MASS INTENTIONS

Saturday, July 14, 5:30PM

+ Manuel Venancio

Sunday, July 15, 8:30AM

+ Mr & Mrs Frank Rodrigues

by Alex Blacklock

Sunday, July 15, 10:30AM

For the Parish Youth &

Their Families

Monday, July 16, 8:00AM

+ Lloyd Magat by Bermudez Family Tuesday, July 17, 8:00AM

+ Lloyd Magat by Bermudez Family Wednesday, July 18, 8:00AM

+ Nancy Scott by Susan Scott Thursday, July 19, 8:00AM

+ Lloyd Magat by Bermudez Family Friday, July 20, 8:00AM

+ Manuel & Mary Santos

by Larry & Josie Hunt

Saturday, July 21, 8:00AM

+ Lloyd Magat by Bermudez Family Saturday, July 21, 5:30PM

+ Florence Cannon

by Mary & Madeline Martin

Sunday, July 22, 8:30AM

+ Hedwig McIntosh

by Susan McCarthy

Sunday, July 22, 10:30AM

+ Bob McGinn

by Community of John 23rd

 

 

 

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