Basilica Parish Weekly Bulletin & Updates
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Bulletin for this week is attached or viewable online here
Worship Aids are posted online:
Renovation & Repair – Updates:
Adoration Chapel – A Contractor has been chosen. The contract is being drafted and submitted to the Bishop to sign.
Organ – New Console arrives in November, and Pipes will be removed and cleaned offsite.
Although you might not be interested in the Fundraising Concert, e sure to tell your friends and family about our special Fundraising Concert! Digital copies of the advert is available. Click Here!
Rectory / Office – Fundraising continues.
Thank you to parishioners and ‘Friends of the Basilica’ for your continued material and prayerful support. We benefit from the sacrifices, prayers, and material support of past generations. Future generations of Catholics will benefit from yours!
Please remember, we still need parishioners & ‘Friends of the Basilica’ to give during the Sunday Collection in person or online. Special projects are important, but so are lights, AC, staff, etc.
And in this corner...
Little Boy's Explanation of God
Written by an 8-year-old named Danny, who lives in Chula Vista, CA.
He wrote it for his third grade homework assignment, to 'explain God.'
EXPLANATION OF GOD: 'One of God's main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die, so there will be enough people to take care of things on earth. He doesn't make grownups, just babies. I think because they are smaller and easier to make. That way he doesn't have to take up his valuable time teaching them to talk and walk. He can just leave that to mothers and fathers.'
'God's second most important job is listening to prayers. An awful lot of this goes on, since some people, like preachers and things, pray at times beside bedtime. God doesn't have time to listen to the radio or TV because of this. Because he hears everything, there must be a terrible lot of noise in his ears, unless he has thought of a way to turn it off.'
'God sees everything and hears everything and is everywhere which keeps Him pretty busy. So you shouldn't go wasting his time by going over your mom and dad's head asking for something they said you couldn't have.'
'Jesus is God's Son. He used to do all the hard work, like walking on water and performing miracles and trying to teach the people who didn't want to learn about God. They finally got tired of him preaching to them and they crucified him. But he was good and kind, like his father, and he told his father that they didn't know what they were doing and to forgive them and God said O.K.'
'His dad (God) appreciated everything that he had done and all his hard work on earth so he told him he didn't have to go out on the road anymore. He could stay in heaven. So he did. And now he helps his dad out by listening to prayers and seeing things which are important for God to take care of and which ones he can take care of himself without having to bother God. 'You can pray anytime you want and they are sure to help you because they got it worked out so one of them is on duty all the time.'
'You should always go to church on Sunday because it makes God happy, and if there's anybody you want to make happy, it's God! Don't skip church to do something you think will be more fun like going to the beach. This is wrong. And besides the sun doesn't come out at the beach until noon anyway.'
'If you don't believe in God, you will be very lonely, because your parents can't go everywhere with you, like to camp, but God can. It is good to know He's around you when you're scared, in the dark or when you can't swim and you get thrown into real deep water by big kids.'
'But...you shouldn't just always think of what God can do for you. I figure God put me here and he can take me back anytime he pleases.
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