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Planned Giving to Your Parish

Our Parish has many different missions within the community which include assisting the frail, elderly, sick or who are just in need of help. Our Parish supports schools, our seniors, our families, the marginalized and the poor. There are many people who are assisted by our Parish who would not otherwise receive any help. You […]

Can you accept a change of heart?

Jesus proclaims today the Gospel of God: “This is the time of fulfillment. The Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the Gospel.” Jesus challenges us to accept a change of heart, to start believing and thinking differently. The Gospel asks us to take the focus off ourselves and away from self-concern, […]

Iraqi Christians Return Home

We hear about the “enormously large city” of Nineveh in today’s first reading (Jonah 3). Nineveh was the largest city in the world for many years and was a capital city in the Assyrian Empire. It is located in present-day Iraq, commonly known as part of Mosul. I was recently reading about Nineveh and the […]

Prayer is God’s suggestion box

3rd Sunday Baseball / batting averages     Parish Church God Readings – God is batting 1.000! All ninevites! Abandoning evil ways Abandoning livelihood, family Abandonment leads to fulfillment Repent! Put God first Call to abandon anything in the way He is eternal / fulfills World isn’t eternal / doesn’t last / fulfill Time of fulfillment! […]

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

Pope Francis has said that respect for life is not just about the unborn child in the womb, but also about the least of our brothers and sisters. Yes, it is even upon the undocumented resident alien who has no voice but ours. As followers of Jesus Christ, we are all called to protect the […]

When you know, you go

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Hawaii     Wake-up call Calling of Samuel + Apostles      Prophet / speak truth      About God + for God about life      To his generation and future generations MLK      Spoke truth      Church / state      Called out evil of racism MLK      Called […]

Listen for God with your heart

“How can I hear God?” One woman asked this with some exasperation at Bible study when we discussed today’s first reading (Sam 3) of Samuel hearing the voice of God. It is a question to which we all want the answer. Every day. St. Teresa of Avila taught that “Jesus is always speaking to us; […]

Can you write your story of faith? This was a question I recently asked a friend as we were discussing our journeys with the Lord. She pondered it, and then thought it would be hard mainly because she didn’t know exactly how she came to be a devout Catholic. She kind of laughed at herself […]

Overjoyed by the Light of Christ

Feast of the Epiphany New Year’s Eve party Riches emptied out Parish / PFOC / Those in need / Children People’s praise of God + His Presence here Christmas letter  Assumption is star to many Assumption = Bethlehem 1st reading (line by line almost) History of Bethlehem + Assumption “Overjoyed” Star stops over place where […]

Mary, Mother of God

Rosary      Having Mom with us Mary     Perfect daughter of the Father     Perfect mother of the Son     Perfect spouse of the Spirit To Jesus through Mary