An Understanding Heart

Peace and all Good. First of all, I want to thank all of you for your prayers for all our Friars here at the Mission. We were in quarantine for more than a week, and thanks to God, we all come out negative. We have also started our outdoor Masses in our beautiful St. Michael’s […]

Untitled (from the Associate Pastor)

Peace and all good! This Sunday, just like last Sunday and next Sunday, we again hear Jesus speaking in parables. In fact, the thirteenth chapter of Matthew’s Gospel contains seven parables! The original Greek word used in this chapter is παραβολή (parabolē) which literally means “putting alongside with” as in comparing one thing with another […]

Upcoming Liturgies

Peace and all good! As you may know, yesterday, Governor Newsom announced a suspension of religious services held inside.  This new order will take effect as of 12 AM on WEDNESDAY, July 15.  This means there will be no in person masses celebrated inside Serra Center or the Chapel at the parish this coming week […]

In God’s Time, Not Our Time

Peace and all Good! As I begin my new ministry in our parish, I would like to ask you to include me in your daily prayers, so I can serve you better. It is a great blessing to have Fr. Sam, who is with us now, and Fr. Alberto who is coming in September, as […]

COVID-19 Update – Important

 Peace and all good!   Today, one of the Franciscan Friars who lives at the Mission, but who does not work at nor come to the Parish, has tested positive for COVID-19.   Our Provincial, Fr. David Gaa, OFM, and our Franciscan Order have protocols and safeguards in place to protect members of our community, […]

Important Financial Update

My dear friends, we have all been impacted by Covid-19 in one way or another. Hopefully, you and your loved ones have been spared this terrible illness. Many of our parishioners have had serious financial setbacks due to the virus. Some have lost their jobs or put on leave. I am very proud of the […]

Thank You! Gracias, Fr. Vince!

Your Favorite Fr. Vince Picture or Memory Wanted After over four years of hard work, Fr. Vince is retiring as of July 1st.   Help us create a memory book for Fr. Vince.   Send us your favorite picture of Father Vince, write a tribute or send in a favorite memory of his time here as our […]

Answering the Call of Jesus

Dear Friends, Peace and all good! One thought in our mind at this time of the year is the commemoration of the birth of our country with the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Since 1886, the Statue of Liberty has stood on Liberty Island in New York harbor as a […]