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From the Pastor 1/12/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Parishioners,In one week we went almost 30 years. Last week whenwe gathered feast of the Epiphany, Jesus was about 12days old. This week as we gather to celebrate thebaptism of the Lord, Jesus is about 30 years old. Thirtyyears in one week!In some ways that feels like Christmas ... Read More »

From the Pastor 1/5/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Parishioners,Does our welcome of guests matter on where they arefrom? As we gather to celebrate the Epiphany, theFeast of the Three Kings, we ponder on the importanceof where they are from.According to our scripture they are from the"east." (Matt 2:1) According to tradition, their namesare Caspar from the ... Read More »

A Note From Fr. Bill 1/5/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

The Epiphany in the First PersonToday in the Church: “The great feast of Epiphanycelebrates the adoration of Jesus by the wise men(magi) from the East” (CCC 528). The infant Jesus isrevealed as divine (Greek, epiphainein = ‘reveal’):“Messiah of Israel, Son of God, Savior of the world” -the entire world ... Read More »

From the Pastor 1/5/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Parishioners,Does our welcome of guests matter on where they arefrom? As we gather to celebrate the Epiphany, theFeast of the Three Kings, we ponder on the importanceof where they are from.According to our scripture they are from the"east." (Matt 2:1) According to tradition, their namesare Caspar from the ... Read More »

A Note From Fr. Jose 12/15/19:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Blessed Gaudete (rejoice) Sunday!Christmas is just around the corner andthere is so much to be done. Today, theChurch asks us to take a moment to ponderthe great mystery we are about to celebrate in a little over aweek. This great mystery has the potential to change ourlives if we ... Read More »

From the Pastor 12/15/19:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Parishioners,In his 2014 Gaudete Sunday homily, PopeFrancis said that Gaudete Sunday is knownas the "Sunday of Joy", and that instead offretting about "all they still haven't" done to prepare forChristmas, people should "think of all the good things lifehas given you." Gaudete Sunday is a moment to stop ... Read More »

A Note From Fr. Bill 12/8/19:

Posted by Angela Schneider

What do I say . . . when someone states thatfasting before receiving Holy Communionis no longer necessary or required by theChurch? As always, our best resource foran answer comes directly from the wisdomof the Church as found in the Catechism(CCC) and in canon law:CCC 1387 - To prepare ... Read More »

From the Pastor 12/8/19:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Parishioners,Solemnity of the Immaculate Conceptionfalls on the Second Sunday of Advent and istherefore not celebrated as a holy day ofobligation this year. The feast day is insteadtransferred to Monday, Dec. 9, however, participation is notobligatory for the faithful. But, I say come any way! Afterall, it is the ... Read More »

A Note From Fr. Jose 12/1/19:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Happy New Year! Every new year in the Church’s liturgical calendar begins with a preparation season. Every new year is a new beginning and so the Church invites us to prepare wisely for Jesus’ coming. As the Gospel relates, “So too, you also must be prepared, for at an ... Read More »

From the Pastor 12/1/19:

Posted by Angela Schneider

A note from Fr. Doug... Dear Parishioners, Advent starts today! What will you be doing differently this Advent season to be ready for Christmas? I suggest that you make an advent wreath at home. Get some greens (artificial or real), four candles (electronic or real) with three being purple ... Read More »