The Missions: San Francisco and San José

Unless the mission is oriented by charity, that is, unless it springs from a profound act of divine love, it risks being reduced to mere philanthropic and social activity...Consequently, being missionaries means loving God with all one's heart, even to the point, if necessary, of dying for him. - Pope Benedict XVI

St. Francis' Church has a new bell tower. Only problem is, the old bell broke in the installation. This might be a problem beyond the help of duct tape. We'll have some welders diagnose the situation. Speaking of installation, Fr. Murphy was installed pastor of St. Joseph, Pedro Santana, this weekend. Interestingly, Fr. Gee is now his Parochial Vicar. There hasn't been a demotion, it's just that local bishop is trying to cover his bases. Fr. Murphy is also P.V. of St. Francis in Bánica. The bishop doesn't want either one of us to be in a position to witness marriage vows and not have the authority to do it. Those of you who follow church news from Arlington, please know that the latest policy of female servers doesn't change anything here. (Altar girl free since 1506)


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