8:15 AM
7:50 AM
Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz
9-Day Novena starting September 18 -26 at 7:50am
followed by the 8:15am Daily Holy Mass
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Welcome to Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults or R.C.I.A for St Joseph Parish in Vacaville, CA. Should you either want to learn more about the Catholic Faith or you are considering joining the Catholic Faith.  Whatever your reasons for being here – you are welcome.

You may come to a few classes and then feel that you are not ready to make the commitment that is absolutely fine.  If you decide to continue the journey, be assured that the team, the priests, and the parish will support and pray for you. Contact the Parish Office if you are interested at 707-447-2354 or email Dennis and Edith at tremethicks@att.net​

Only God sees the full picture

The core of the Gospel parable is also in the Isaiah passage: “My thoughts are not your thoughts.” Try as we may, it is impossible to justify the payment of the workers in the vineyard in ordinary social terms. It could hardly be said to be fair. Yes, the owner is generous to the last comers, but why is he not generous to the others as well? It is simply that there is no reckoning up deserts when man meets God.

In Our Lord’s time Judaism had reached a legalistic state, and the mentality was prevalent that salvation could and must be earned. There were many commands which must be fulfilled, and people were divided into two classes, the righteous who were on the road to salvation by fulfilling the commands, and the unrighteous, outcasts despised by those who kept the law. It was this slot-machine conception of God that Jesus opposed by his emphasis on love, for in love there is no calculation of duties, rights and obligations; there is only an open-handed giving without counting the cost, and a grateful receiving. We can never say that we have earned our salvation, or anything from God, but can only stand suppliant before him. The latest workers in the vineyard have not earned what the owner gives them, and the mistake of their envious colleagues is to think that they can deserve well of the owner READ MORE

Gospel: Matthew 20:1-16

The parable of the workers in the vineyard; God welcomes all into his kingdom

Jesus said to his disciples: “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace; and he said to them, “You also go into the vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.” So they went. When he went out again about noon and about three o’clock, he did the same. And about five o’clock he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, “Why are you standing here idle all day?” They said to him, “Because no one has hired us.” He said to them, “You also go into the vineyard.’  READ MORE