This Week

Announcements from our bulletin of January 29, 2023

Our Mission is to embrace God’s Loving Mercy,
embracing our diversity with compassion as we serve the needs of others.

Friday, January 27, 2023

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain, and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him. He began to teach them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” - MT 5:1-3

Friday, January 20, 2023

In today’s liturgy, we read about God's power to fulfill promises. Acknowledging the darkness of life prior to the Messiah, the prophets assure us that there has always been the promise of salvation.

The Gospel proclaims this direct fulfillment of the words in Isaiah, and we know that it is only the beginning of what Jesus sets out to do. Our salvation is at hand.

Friday, January 20, 2023

Cirque Ma'Ceo on the Parish field adjacent to us

Join us on February 17, 18 and 19, 2023.

Visit Cirque Ma'Ceo website
More information to come.

Friday, January 27, 2023

ABCD Legacy of Hope

It is not enough to say we are Christians: we must live the faith, not only with our words, but with our actions. I invite you to give a gift of hope a genuine act of love by opening your hearts in support of the ABCD and donate today. Every gift makes a difference and changes lives.

Every gift opens the door to a better tomorrow, a better life, and a more hopeful future. Even a small gift can make a big difference. Individually, we can change our own life, but together, we can change the world.

Saints of the Week

Friday, January 27, 2023

By universal consent, Thomas Aquinas is the preeminent spokesman of the Catholic tradition of reason and of divine revelation. He is one of the great teachers of the medieval Catholic Church, honored with the titles Doctor of the Church and Angelic Doctor.

At five he was given to the Benedictine monastery at Monte Cassino in his parents’ hopes that he would choose that way of life and eventually became abbot. In 1239, he was sent to Naples to complete his studies. It was here that he was first attracted to Aristotle’s philosophy.

His greatest contribution to the Catholic Church is his writings. The unity, harmony, and continuity of faith and reason, of revealed and natural human knowledge, pervades his writings. One might expect Thomas, as a man of the gospel, to be an ardent defender of revealed truth. But he was broad enough, deep enough, to see the whole natural order as coming from God the Creator, and to see reason as a divine gift to be highly cherished.

The Summa Theologiae, his last and, unfortunately, uncompleted work, deals with the whole of Catholic theology. He stopped work on it after celebrating Mass on December 6, 1273. When asked why he stopped writing, he replied, “I cannot go on…. All that I have written seems to me like so much straw compared to what I have seen and what has been revealed to me.” He died March 7, 1274.

Friday, January 13, 2023

St. Paul Street Evangelization (SPSE) is a grassroots, world-wide non-profit organization, dedicated to responding to the mandate of Jesus to preach the Gospel to all nations by taking the Catholic Faith to the streets. Christ’s call to evangelize was made to every Catholic Christian.

By engaging in a simple, non-confrontational method of evangelization, volunteers go where the people are: parks, events, etc, and wait for the public to approach us rather than shouting with a bullhorn at passersby.

Our teams always begin in prayer, maintaining a peaceful presence and allowing people to approach if they choose. Initial contact is limited to a friendly greeting and an offer of a free Rosary, miraculous medal, or pamphlet, but the evangelist never tries to force anyone to stop and talk. This involves being available to the public to answer questions about the faith, and offering to pray with those who request it.

We are looking for volunteers to build a team in Marathon. Our goal is to have a presence at the Seafood Festival and Monthly Outings. Please contact Jacob in the choir for more information or contact the church office.

Thursday, December 29, 2022

We pray that educators be credible witnesses, teaching fellowship rather than competition and helping the youngest and most vulnerable above all.

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Friday, January 6, 2023

Our candidates this year are Dennis Gonzalez, Maria Wesslund, Eric Buhyoff and Alana Loftus.

They will be initiated into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil on April 8, 2023.

Please keep them in your prayers as they move forward in their spiritual journey.

For more information, contact Carmen Kelley: (305) 289-0636 Option #6 or email: faithformation-adults@sanpablomarathon.org.

Friday, October 28, 2022

Bible Study Classes on Sunday Scriptures

Classes meet at 10:00am on Wednesdays in the Parish Hall.

Bring your Bible.

Friday, December 2, 2022

We have five (or more) meetings annually, promoting spiritual development, community service and Catholic friendships. Meetings are usually the second Monday of every month. Everyone is welcome. Annual dues are $25.

For more information, contact Sharon Starling at (517) 474-4155.

Friday, January 27, 2023

San Pablo welcomed the newest member of our Faith community through the sacrament of Baptism on Saturday, January 21, 2023. Congratulations to Jay Charles Brinson, son of Carina Landa and Jay Brinson

“Teach them to carry out everything I have commanded you. And know that I am with you always…”

Friday, January 27, 2023

We are looking for volunteers:
Sacristans, Altar Servers, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Musicians, Choir members, Ushers and other ministries.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact the office.

Friday, November 18, 2022

FORMED and AMEN from the Augustine Institute and Ignatius Press.

FORMED provides the very best Catholic content from more than 60 organizations to help parishes, families and individuals explore their faith. AMEN is a free app which offers free Catholic Prayer, Meditation and Scriptures audio content.

Postcards are available in the back of the church with instructions to sign up for the apps on your smart phones, computers and other electronic devices.

Friday, January 27, 2023

  • Abby Cafiero
  • Ann Marie Palermo
  • Anneke Patterson
  • Baby Nellie
  • Barbara Kelley
  • Barbara Sanchez
  • Bernie & Alina Navarro
  • Bernie Wilhelm
  • Bill Geick
  • Bob Rehbock
  • Bob & Charlotte Soderquist
  • Bonnie Colpitts
  • Bonnie Cucchi
  • Byron Wood
  • Catherine Diaz
  • Cecelia & Chrissy Mattino
  • Charlotte Quinn
  • Cheryl Biagini
  • Christel & John Rogeberg
  • Clare Mazzarini
  • Cliff Rydell
  • Dan Swantek
  • DeeDee Vazquez
  • Dennis Wilson
  • Dick & Mary Ann Austin
  • Don Benz
  • Donna Earle
  • Doris Careaga
  • Edwin & Carol Berry
  • Ellen & Dennis Douville
  • Emily Pearl
  • Eric Lang
  • Eric Mayer
  • Father Ed Prus
  • Father Pedro Lleo
  • Frankie Wise
  • Gabriel Carpintero
  • Grant Murdoch
  • Hunter Riggs
  • Ivis Alvear
  • Jane Frye
  • Jeannie Platt
  • Jerry Kramarz
  • Joana & Terrell Smith
  • Joella Timberlin
  • Joe Marcell
  • Joe Supp
  • John Luce
  • John & Janet Felling
  • John & Judy Arnold
  • John & Pam Warner
  • Joyce DeMarco
  • Kathy Ditton
  • Katy Berglund
  • Kim Cahow
  • Kirk Grunder
  • Linda Costa
  • Luis Diaz
  • Marcy Santini
  • Marie Schmidt
  • Mark & Charlene Belile
  • Mark Margenot
  • Mary Ann Don
  • Mary Lou Everett
  • Mary Love
  • Maureen Cummins
  • Melissa Sharrocks
  • Mike Puto
  • Nancy Ahearn
  • Nancy Graves
  • Norma Jean and Jim Kelly
  • Paul Arena
  • Pete Larson
  • Peter Pittman
  • Pia Hemeyer
  • Pierrette Doss
  • Roger & Noella Benvenuti
  • Sara Joseph-Rager
  • Sarah Walton
  • Steve & Maryann Jeffries
  • Susana Leguizamon
  • Tara Wagner
  • Taylor Burmeister
  • Tiffany Verberne
  • Tom Kramarz
  • Tom Paulaitis
  • Vanesa Drohobycki
  • Wendee Crowley

If you would like to add a name to the prayer list, or if there has been a change in status of the sick person, either from healing or passing away, please contact the Parish Office and include your name, phone number and/or email address and identify the names of those you requested.

Friday, December 3, 2021

When someone you care about hurts you, you can hold on to anger, resentment and thoughts of revenge or embrace forgiveness and move forward.

Reflecting on hurt and how to forgive

Who hasn't been hurt by the actions or words of another?

Perhaps a parent constantly criticized you growing up, a colleague sabotaged a project or your partner had an affair. Or maybe you've had a traumatic experience, such as being physically or emotionally abused by someone close to you.

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