From the Pastor’s Desk – April 9, 2017

Today, Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, we prepare to enter into the holiest of weeks, Holy Week, in preparation for the Sacred Triduum. The church celebrates an important Mass every year, the week before Holy Week. We call it the Chrism Mass when the local ordinary, the Bishop, blesses or consecrates the […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – March 12, 2017

Lent from another perspective is a pilgrimage, a journey towards celebrating the Easter mysteries, the sacraments we often celebrate in the context of Jesus’ journey to the cross and eventually to the tomb.  On that first day of the week Mary discovers an empty tomb, the stone rolled away and the burial cloths neatly folded.  […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – March 5, 2017

A pilgrim is a person who is not at home, not yet in the place where they can be.  Forty three pilgrims left San Jose to fly out of San Francisco International Airport on February 13th on a journey to the Holy Land, Israel, a country sacred and holy to many people and yet  it […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – Feb. 12, 2017

My brother called me this morning, actually on Face Time so that dad could see me and I could see and hear him.  A technology we  now take for granted, how right Dick Tracey was over fifty years ago.  Anyway, it is always pleasant to see my dad, hear his voice and talk about general […]