PASTOR'S STATEMENT FOR SAFETY PROTOCOLS/DECLARACION DEL PARROCO SOBRE PROTOCOLO DE SEGURIDAD...
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PASTOR'S CORNER

June 2019

Jun 22

HOLY LAND AND ITALY PILGRIMAGE 2020

I will be leading a 14-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land (Jerusalem, Nazareth, Bethlehem, Galilee, Capernaum) and Italy (Rome, Tuscany, Florence, Assisi and Venice) on June 1-14, 2020. If you are interested and would like to get more information), please click here  for the brochure which contains the complete itinerary. A printed copy of...
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Jun 21

CORPUS CHRISTI SUNDAY

The Solemnity in honor of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, also known as Corpus Christi-The Body of Christ, has been celebrated since the 12thcentury throughout the world as a visible expression of our Faith in the Real Presence of Christ in the consecrated bread to be solemnly adored in the Eucharist, a landmark in Catholic...
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Jun 18

TUESDAY MUSINGS 6/18

Yesterday, Monday, I met with the St. Bernard Parish Pastoral Council and discussed extensively the issues and concerns. Tonight, Tuesday, I had a listening and planning session with the Grupo Timon (Core Group) of the Charismatic Group. Fr. Marco Basulto who's joining us this July will be a huge help as he was instrumental in the establishment...
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Jun 14

TRINITY SUNDAY

I’ve often been asked about the most challenging part of my ministry. The administration of three cluster parishes within a 2.5 mile radius is a joy, a headache and a mystery. While the plan is to work collaboratively under the slogan, the Catholic Community, which if done well would be a powerful force in the evangelization of...
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Jun 11

TUESDAY MUSINGS 6/11

We switch back to ordinary time this week, a blessed opportunity to go deeper in our faith with the second letter of Paul to the Corinthians as the assigned first reading while Matthew, the gospel. Second Corinthians seemed to be a troubled community. Paul’s words sounded like a response to a terrible situation happening internally that's...
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Jun 7

THE SOLEMNITY OF PENTECOST

The Great Fifty Days has come to a close, culminating in a feast called Pentecost (Gr. Fiftieth). Its origins can be traced back to one of the great popular pilgrimages to Jerusalem called 'Shabout', a Jewish Festival of Weeks, 50 days after Passover (Deut. 16:16). Originally, a harvest celebration but later became associated with the giving of...
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Jun 4

TUESDAY MUSINGS 6/4

Since parish programs are on (for a lack of better term) break, the summer months will be spent in meetings (which involve evaluation and tedious planning)  with pastoral councils, catechists, ministries, etc. Overall, these efforts are in preparation for next SY/FY. Whether you are heading out or staying, enjoy!   I’m ever...
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