Inherit the Kingdom

Today’s readings make us meditate on the close relationship that unites a son with his father. The first reading tells us about the sacrifice that God asks of Abraham for his son Isaac. In today’s Gospel, the theme of parents and children appears in a different way. This time it is the Father and Son […]

Don’t Just Fast. Do Something!

Many times, around the beginning of Lent, the questions people ask me are usually about the rules for fasting and abstinence. For Catholics in the United States, the rules are as follows: Abstinence from meat is to be observed by all Catholics 14 years old and older on Ash Wednesday and on all the Fridays […]

What’s Our Attitude?

What kind of attitude and position do we take when we ask Jesus to heal and cleanse us from any illness? Do we take a simple, humble, unconditional approach; always trusting in Jesus? Do we have the patience to wait for Jesus to work the miracle in us according to his time and not ours? […]

Black Catholics Matter!

From the Associate Pastor When Amanda Gorman read her powerful poem at President Biden’s inauguration, many people were mesmerized. Her poem was quickly copied and pasted, reposted, and retweeted all over social media. At first, people didn’t believe she was Catholic (she actually IS Catholic and a parishioner of St. Brigid Church in Los Angeles). […]

The Time of Fulfillment

From the Associate Pastor In the Gospel of this Sunday, January 24, 2021, Saint Mark the Evangelist introduces us to the beginning of Jesus’ public life; that is to say, his public ministry. Jesus begins his vocation and ministry with two exhortations: conversion, believe in his Gospel and follow him. After John the Baptist was […]

Jesus, the Lamb of God

In the Gospel today, we see that John the Baptist recognizes Jesus as the Lamb of God, and allows his own disciples to follow Jesus immediately. This says a lot about John. It says that John was a good teacher who taught his disciples to follow Jesus whenever He appears in his lives. Because of […]

Born Again

From the Associate Pastor A number of non-Catholic Christians call themselves “born again.” It usually designates someone who has experienced a particularly intense moment of conversion that leads them to want to dedicate their life to God. So, are we Catholics, also born again? The Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist, are the […]

What Does Epiphany Mean?

From the Desk of the Associate Pastor This Sunday, January 3, we are celebrating, The Epiphany of the Lord. What does Epiphany mean? The self-revelation and manifestation of Jesus to all of humanity, not only to God’s chosen ones and favorites, because God, made flesh, wants to reveal himself to all human beings, without any […]

Feast of the Holy Family

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. This feast takes place on the Sunday immediately following Christmas, falling within the season of Christmas fittingly to continue to call our attention to the profound reality of God becoming man. On this feast, in particular, we are reminded of the […]

Pastor’s Christmas Message

“Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people” Luke 2:10 As I write this Christmas letter my heart is filled with mixed emotions about the scripture used in the heading. At Christmas, I know from experience there are a lot of hurting people who go through deep valleys […]