MONDAY - FRIDAY
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
12:00 NOON - 1:00 P.M.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
MONDAY - FRIDAY: 6:30 A.M.
SATURDAYS: 7:00 A.M.
SATURDAY VIGIL: 5:00 P.M.
(Fulfills Sunday Obligation)
SUNDAY: 6:30 A.M., 8:30 A.M.,
11:00 A.M., & 5:00 P.M.
HOLY HOUR AT 7:00 P.M.
MASS AT 6:30 A.M.
(UNLESS NOTED IN BULLETIN )
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
SATURDAY: 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
(UNLESS NOTED IN BULLETIN)
PERPETUAL ADORATION CHAPEL OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK.
“Through the vulnerability and dependence of the dying person, we discover a call to reach beyond ourselves to those around us and ultimately to God Himself."
~Ruth Ashfield, “The Gift of the Dying Person,”
Cimmunio 39, Fall 2012
Our Lady of Good Counsel is a Christ-centered Parish enlightened by the Holy Spirit; guided by the Scriptures, Tradition, and the Sacraments of the Holy Roman Catholic Church; through the Stewardship of Time, Talent and Treasure, seeking to renew and maintain Love, Family Unity and Christian Values throughout the Community.
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
“I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst” John 6: 35
The bread of life discourses starts this Sunday. The Gospel account on the miracle of the feeding of the five thousand men last Sunday is a prequel to the events and discussions of Jesus’ teachings on the bread of life. Jesus says, “I am the Bread of Life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.” The statement leads us into a deeper reflection of Jesus’ act of performing the “sign” which is the multiplication of the five barley loaves and two fish.
After the miracle, the crowd wants to make Jesus king. For them, it is a sign of great expectation that someone among them can provide food. Jesus slips away from them. The people did not understand the “sign”. Though he is able to free himself with his disciples from the crowd, they find him still. They seek him out only for one reason: they have been given a lot of bread, gratuitously and without cost, and they hope to continue being fed like this for long without having to work. This is not supposed to be for what Jesus tries to instill in the minds of the people is to recognize within them the gift that they have and to be shared for everyone. We remember that a boy shares his five barley loaves and two fish.
The discussion goes to an extent. The people seek the bread that gives life to the world. They plead to him to give this bread always. Thus, Jesus says the words quoted above, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst”.
For our reflection this Sunday, we may ask ourselves what we really seek from the Lord. Do we seek him to answer and provide all our needs? Do we seek him for the right purpose? Do we understand the meaning of the sign of the bread or are we like the crowd who keep looking for Jesus only for the food that goes bad?
Parish Episcopal Visitation
On September 12 and 13, our beloved Bishop Larry will be visiting our parish and will be present in all Masses on this weekend. This visit is called Episcopal Visitation. This visit is intended to give the Bishop a picture of the life of the parish and give him an opportunity to know our OLGC Ohana in a deeper way. It also gives us, the parishioner the opportunity to meet with him, to discuss our parish and parish life and get to know him more as our chief shepherd or pastor. More information will be disseminated for his visit.
In preparation for this episcopal visit, please take time to read the OLGC 5 Year Plan: 2014-2019 Document that is inserted in our Parish Bulletin. This document of our parish plan was made possible through the careful and prayerful study of the different leaders and members of all the varied ministries. It embodies the life and mission of OLGC in the next 5 years. It will give you a general outlook of what transpires in our parish Ohana. It will also help us and eventually create awareness where we as members of this parish can take part of with the different ministries at hand. Please take time to read, understand, support and pray that our Parish will continue to thrive through the intercession of our Blessed Mother, Our Lady of Good Counsel.
Would you like to inquire and explore the possibility of becoming a baptized Catholic? Would you like to complete the initiation rites, i.e. receive First Communion and/or Confirmation? Would you just like to understand why we Catholics do what we do? If you answered “Yes” to any of the questions, Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, RCIA for short, classes are for you. Please contact Barbara at the parish office
at 455-3012 to obtain a Registration Form or visit http://www.olgcchurch.org/rcia