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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 […]

With a joyful heart…

It would be easy for us to target the modern priest by comparing him to the scribes in today’s Gospel who had a similar role. But when you stop to think about it, none of us can safely point the finger at others on this issue of seeking honors and marks of esteem! We all […]

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 […]

Call to Discipleship – Oct. 14, 2018

Peace and all good! Our Gospel story from St. Mark, relates the sharing between the young rich man and Jesus. The rich man has kept all the rules and knows there is more. He seeks Jesus out to learn how he can get closer to God. But his face falls when he learns the cost. […]

Mercy and Compassion: October 7, 2018

Peace and all good! In today’s Gospel, Jesus presents his teaching on divorce and remarriage. And remember that the issue is not the divorce alone; it is remarriage that is at the heart of the issue. When the Pharisees remind Jesus that Moses permitted divorce, Jesus responds that Moses allowed it because of the “hardness […]

A Community of Disciples: September 30th, 2018

What kind of group was the community of disciples to be? John, and most likely all the others, understood Jesus and his followers constituted a closed community: there would be insiders and outsiders. Only those who were officially insiders—those called by Jesus—were to be treated as such. People who acted like insiders were to be […]

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

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 […]

Bulletin for 11-11-2018

INSIDE: “Jesus points to a poor widow who put only a couple of coins in…What she has done may have no merit in the world’s view, but it is truly valuable in the eyes of God!” ‐ Fr. Vince (pg. 3) click here

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 […]

I started the day with a heavy heart…

It’s Tuesday morning.   I started the day with a heavy heart.  I received yet another complaint about how much we are “spending on the poor” and our parish outreach ministry.  In fact, the unsigned message I received stated that the person is cutting his or her parish donation because I am “wasting [his or her] […]

Bulletin for the Week of November 4, 2018

INSIDE: “…if we truly wish to contemplate Christ, we must learn to see him especially in the faces of those with whom he himself wished to be identified… this is the measure of our very fidelity to Christ!” ‐ Fr. Vince (pg. 3) CLICK HERE