Bulletin for 11-18-2018

INSIDE: “Believing is not just being a good person; it is to understand and proclaim that there is one who is Lord, and that his Lordship encompasses everything.”  -Fr. Oscar (pg. 3)  CLICK HERE

The End of Times…

As our liturgical year comes to an end, the readings today are focused on the end of times.  Some people are frightened to hear what may happen, but for those who trust and believe in God, it should be a time to rejoice, and to remember our responsorial psalm today: “You are my inheritance, O […]

Camp Fire Donation Drive

Dear Parish Family and Friends, We are organizing a drive to get supplies to those who are in need from the Camp Fire in Paradise, CA area. We are working with The Hope Center in Oroville who is the regional distribution center. Our goal is to drive a U-Haul truck full of supplies up there […]

CELEBRATING VETERANS DAY & THANKSGIVING

THANK YOU! God of peace, we pray for those who have served our nation and have laid down their lives to protect and defend our freedom. We pray for those who serve us now, especially for those in harm’s way. Shield them from danger and bring them home. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. THANKSGIVING DAY […]

Living for God, without apology.

Engage with Vocation week by stepping into the Parish Library on Sundays from 8 am to noon after mass or Thursdays from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Parish Center.   You’ll find biographies of the Founders and Foundresses of various religious communities in our Saints section [208]. There are several books about the Priesthood and […]

We are all searching for Peace. Relief. Refuge.

Recently, the global migration crisis has been making the headlines and understanding what our Christian response to this should be is often difficult.  As part of our Share the Journey Campaign, explore this complex issue in a prayerful and mindful way.  If you have questions or want to learn about the problems facing thousands of […]

Gracious and loving God, we thank you for the gift of our priests.

October 28 – Priesthood Sunday is a special day set aside to reflect upon and affirm the role of the priesthood in the life of the Church. In today’s Gospel, Jesus gives sight to a man named Bartimaeus, who then follows Jesus “on the way” of discipleship. God, through baptism, has given us the gift […]

Going the Way of the Lord – Oct. 28, 2018

Peace and all good! Perhaps we have the experience of being at Mass on Sunday and all of a sudden there is some kind of a disturbance—someone shouting out from the back of the church or walking around for no particular reason. I have heard that the papal Mass at Easter has been interrupted in […]

Serving God and Others – Oct. 21, 2018

Peace and all good! This week I call our attention to the Opening Prayer (the Collect) of the Mass. The Collect prays that we might always conform our will to God’s will, and serve him in sincerity of heart. Discernment of God’s will is important in figuring out how we are to live as both […]

“As the Father Has Sent Me, So I Send You.”

How do our Franciscan Brothers respond to Christ’s command to be sent into the world? October 21 – World Mission Sunday, is a day set aside for Catholics worldwide to recommit to the Church’s missionary activity through prayer and giving. As described by Saint John Paul II, it is “an important day in the life […]