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​​GOLF TOURNAMENT

MASS TIMES

WEEKDAY MASS:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
7:00 am
Wednesday: 8:15 am and 12:15 pm
Saturday: 8:15 am
 

SUNDAY MASS:

Saturday: 5:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm,
5:00 pm (Misa en Español)
 

CONFESSION:

Saturdays: 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION and BENEDICTION:

Fridays: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Chapel
 

DAY-LONG ADORATION

First Friday of each month
from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
 

CONTACT US:

(707) 447-2354 | FAX: (707) 447-9322
1791 Marshall Road,
Vacaville, CA 95687
  

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Monday – Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 “Reflection”
​At this time of the year we may grow weary from the heat of summer, eager for any respite from our discomfort. Like Elijah despairing in the desert in the first reading, we become thirsty and hungry. We need food and drink to sustain us. Gathering this Sunday around the table of the Lord, we find sustenance from the One who reveals himself in today’s Gospel as the Bread of Life.

       “LIVING BY THE BREAD OF LIFE

Regular holidays have become something to which we feel entitled. Right now, at the height of the holiday season, we can reflect on what our life is for, and specifically about the purpose of our holidays. People looks forward to their vacation as the chance to be free from the pressures of their work. For a young person it can conjure up all kinds of possibilities of adventure, new experiences, to express oneself — or even to find oneself. Settled adults have more limited expectations. Whether young or old, the holidays are a time to be really ourselves and ideally they help us to live with more zest when we return to “normality.” This leisure time should benefit our living. It is not in itself what life is about. We have leisure in order to more fully live. This may sound trite but most people feel it when a holiday is too long or just a little aimless, the idea of endless leisure sounds intolerably boring.
 
Staying with the image of rest and recreation, today’s first reading describes an exhausted Elijah, weary of life and its burdens. His mission to fight against Queen Jezebel’s pagan movement had sapped all his energies and he just wants out. The prophet’s idea of a vacation was to seek rest and renewal by going to the mountain of God, searching for some experience of God to give him new faith and courage. It was out there in the wasteland of his life that he found the bread of God which gave him the strength he needed. Everyone needs renewal, in order to fully live the life that God has given us.
Our second Reading offers ethical standards to measure ourselves, whether we are really living up to our potential. There are warning lights to show if our spiritual lives are running down or we are becoming dispirited — malice, bitterness, slander. More positively, Paul urges us to “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you. Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love.”
 
Living life to the full involves adopting the outlook of Jesus himself, For the Christian to fully live is to live “like Christ” and that means to live “in Christ.” What does this kind living look like? It’s a disposition of kindness to those around us, forgiveness of their annoyances and the ways they reject us, the ability to be tender-hearted towards anyone in need. It is a kind of living to which we would all aspire and even occasionally achieve, but it is a kind of living that needs constant support and nourishment if it isn’t to die out altogether.
 
We are greatly helped by the Eucharist to live in harmony with God’s will. This is where we receive the bread of life and are united to Christ, believing and listening to him. If our communion with him is real we have his own life within us and it it will be something we need to share with others. Living the Christian life means living out what we have celebrate in the Eucharist. Without this frequent return to the bread of life it is difficult to keep the spirit of Christ alive in our hearts. Just as we need holidays, so we need spiritual renewal. Our Eucharist is a source of re-creation, a source of new life in us. Here we find new inspiration and vision through the Word of God. Here we can have our faith renewed and we are given the strength to live it out.
 

Gospel: John(6:41-51)

” Jesus is the manna from heaven, offering eternal life. Whoever
eats this bread will live forever
The Jews complained about Jesus because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” They were saying, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?”
 
Jesus answered them, “Do not complain among yourselves. No one can come to me unless drawn by the Father who sent me; and I will raise them up on the last day.   It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me. Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God; he has seen the Father. Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life.“
 
I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

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