Your Pastoral Council at Work…

Each month, your Parish Pastoral Council comes together to discuss timely issues which apply to the whole parish. Indeed, the primary task of the pastoral council is pastoral planning. Given this task, the council is commissioned to identify and prioritize the ways in which the parish is being called to live out its Parish Mission. […]

Abba! Father!

The Lord’s Prayer, the “Our Father,” has taken on an appropriate prominence in our celebration of Mass. One reason is that thanks to the changes which came with Vatican II, we all may say or sing this prayer! Some of us recall that before the liturgical renewal, only the priest was allowed to say this […]

Bulletin for 7/28/2019

INSIDE: No one had addressed God as “Abba,” as a loving papa until Jesus did. And now, you and I are invited into the same intimacy with God. Not a God way out there somewhere but a God who is intimately connected to us. (Fr. Vince – pg. 3)

A New Location for Food Donations

Food donations for the Loretto House Food Panty will now be collected in the baskets on the long wooden table in the Serra Foyer, not in the rotunda. Thank you for your continuous support to be able to provide food for those in need on a regular basis. Some Suggested Donations: Canned Soup/Chili, Boxed Dinners, […]

What’s Extraordinary About Being a Eucharistic Minister?

What is truly extraordinary in the experience of being a Eucharistic Minister is the ability to take the Body of Christ, truly present in every consecrated Host or cup of consecrated wine, in hand, and reverently assist the clergy in the distribution of the Most Blessed Sacrament. It is not a casual ministry. The demeanor, […]

Did You Know: Los Angeles was named after a Franciscan feast day in August?

Everyone knows that Los Angeles, California, is named after the Angels. It was once known as the “City of Angels.” But did you know that the original city name was “El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula” (in English, “City of Our Lady the Queen of Angels of the little […]

Spirituality and Action

Have you ever been to “Martha’s” home? You are treated with kindness and hospitality. The best china, delicious desserts come out. But all the while your friend is busy in the kitchen and you never really get to visit. You wish that he or she would sit down with you? Have you ever been to […]

Bulletin for 7/21/19

INSIDE: What does the Gospel call us to do? I think Jesus invites us to be both Mary and Martha – attentive to another’s needs and simply sharing our presence with those who come to us. (Fr. Vince – Pg. 3)

Who is my neighbor, Lord?

Peace and all Good! “Just exactly who is my neighbor, Lord?” Jesus tells the lawyer the now-famous story of the Good Samaritan. We know it well—a beloved story of children in Sunday school and to all of us throughout the world! The truth of this story is revealed in the way each of the characters […]

Bulletin for 7-14-2019

INSIDE: All worship of God must lead us to outreach and concern for those who are in need. Rather than asking, “Who is my neighbor?” we ought to be asking, “How can I help?” (Fr. Vince – pg. 3)