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All In

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Times Nov 8, 2015 Skins / Pats deal All in Both widows / livelihood Gospel: Her offering is “much esteemed” by God (Francis de sales) Lk 4:26: OT widow esteemed by Christ          Trust that God will provide          “Do not be afraid” Widows Show who rich and poor really are Backwards, many […]

The Solemnity of All Saints

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Nov 1, 2015 ALL SAINTS DAY – “Saints think they are sinners; sinners think they are saints” All Saints Canonized + not canonized       Canonized De porres JP II Bakhita Therese, KateriNot canonized Mourn / regular confessees Meek / JP II seminary thy will be done Peacemakers / DC Pastor Bringing […]

Important Parish Announcements

  A parishioner recently told me, “after your installed (as pastor), I hope you get your act together” when it comes to notifying the parish of important, new matters and events. This was half-joking, half-serious. We both laughed, but I will take this opportunity to heed that great advice. We have a new and improved parish […]

Solemnity of All Saints

On All Saints Day, we celebrate all the men and women (canonized and uncanonized saints) who reside in heaven. I’d like to draw special attention to one of the saints on the rear wall of our church: St. Martin de Porres. Please read below about his life and his healing ministry. We should make this […]

What Do You Want Me To Do For You?

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time October 25, 2015 2nd reading / priesthood / seminary Prayer Bartimaeus He began to cry out, kept calling Crying out til response Life changed We are Bart. Yes, not right now, better in mind Began to cry out Kept calling Even though others told him to stop You are called! CLOAK […]

Hearing and Answering the Call

Today’s second reading is about the awesome call to the priesthood of Jesus Christ: “You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek”. In my meditation on the letter to the Hebrews (5:1-6) this week, the Lord took me back to my own experience of hearing and answering the call. In particular, “No […]

All things are possible for God

Healing Mass 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time October 10, 2015 “All things are possible for God” Examples of healings / miracles 2nd reading Gospel Coming to JC Sell what you have Give wounds to him Physical, etc At Healing Mass, Holy Communion, prayer Mt 11:28 Receiving so much more in return Faith in God tonight! […]

The Church is Called to Help

I have attended two meetings with Christian churches of Ward 8 that have discussed initiatives to help our community, especially in relation to stemming the violence. I would like us as a parish to think and pray about what we are called to do now and in the future to help our neighborhood. Here are […]

Two become one

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time October 4, 2015 Upcoming revival and healing Mass Cali boy Laurel woman Diff Types of healing Weddings Examples 29% Catholic divorce 80%. Cohabitation divorce 4%. NFP divorce Marr prep “Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.” – Confucius Two become one One […]