Thirty First Sunday

10-27-2019Fr. Bing Colasito

Zacchaeus was a Jew, thus also considered the Son of Abraham. But because he was a tax collector collaborating with the Roman Empire, he is considered a traitor and a violator of the covenant. He abused his position, for this he was despised by his people. But Zacchaeus heard about a man named Jesus, who was proclaiming the mercy and love of God. In Jesus, He found a chance to come back to the Lord. When he heard He was coming, he ran ahead to have a glimpse of Jesus. It took a glimpse to discover God’s mercy, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” The conversion of Zacchaeus is a miracle of God’s mercy. God the Father works joyfully to accept the sinner who meets and welcomes Jesus.

Realizing his misdeeds, he resolved to amend and promised restitution for those he cheated. St. Ambrose said, “Evil does not consist of having wealth, but in not putting it to good use; for just as riches are obstacle for rich people, they are also means for virtues for good people.”


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2020 St. Joseph Sunday Missal

Missals will be sold after all masses Nov 2/3 through Nov 23/24.

Proceeds benefit the Children’s Ministry.

Novena, Rosary, and Divine Mercy Chaplet

The following sessions will be cancelled:

  • November 27
  • December 25
  • January 1

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Bake Sale

Nov 16, 2019 - Nov 17, 2019

After each mass at St. Rose and Good Shepherd Mission. This is our semi-annual fundraiser to support various local charities.

33 Days to Morning Glory Discussion

Nov 16, 2019: 8:30am

Join us for our parish-wide retreat starting Oct 19-Nov 21.

Books are available in the parish office (one per family).

We will have a Morning Glory Discussion on Sat, Nov 16 at 8:30am.

St. Rose Feast Day

Nov 18, 2019: 7:00pm

Join us for a Mass celebration at 7:00pm. Novena Prayers starts on Nov 9. Prayers will be held weekdays after Communion and after the Rosary during weekend Masses.


Evening Bible Study

Nov 19, 2019: 6:45pm - 8:45pm (weekly)

Tuesday Nights, Starting Sep 10 For 10 weeks
Lectio Series: The Eucharist
Discovering the Mass in the Bible


Morning Bible Study

Nov 19, 2019 - Feb 11, 2020: 8:30am - 10:00am (weekly)

Our group meets in fellowship Tuesday mornings from 8:30am until 10:00am in the church office to watch the videos and discuss as an in-person study group to grow closer to our faith.


33 Days To Morning Glory Mass and Consecration

Nov 21, 2019: 6:00pm

Bishop Olmstead will be the Presider assisted By Fr. Bing and Fr. Noel.

You are encouraged to bring religious articles for The Bishop to Bless.


20 Year Ordination Anniversary Celebration of Fr. Bing

Nov 22, 2019: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Please join us as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Fr. Francisco A. "Bing" Colasito on Fri, Nov 22.

The courtesy of a RSVP is needed by Nov 11.