From the Pastor’s Desk – June 18, 2017

Last Sunday we gathered together to celebrate the patron saint of our parish with a picnic, friends and parishioners gathered together to honor me on the occasion of my 40th anniversary of ordination, 40 years of priestly service to a variety of parishes.  As you know I served at Saint Elizabeth, Milpitas, Saint Victor, Saint […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – June 11, 2017

Today the sun is shining very brightly, the temperatures are rising, it is warmer today indicating that summer is getting close.  The end of the school year is rapidly approaching and will be soon here before we know it. Graduations and promotions have begun and will also mark transitions from students moving from elementary to […]

From The Pastor’s Desk – June 4, 2017

Today the season of Easter draws to a close with Sunday Vespers or Evening Prayer, we conclude the Easter season with the feast of Pentecost.  Today the Paschal Candle is extinguished, lit again only for celebrating the sacrament of Baptism or at a Funeral Mass. As the Sourcebook from Chicago Liturgy Training Publications relates “The […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – May 28, 2017

Today we celebrate the feast of the Ascension.  We believe that following the Resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father.  In the past it was celebrated on the Thursday of the Sixth week of Easter. Fifty years ago, the feast of the Ascension moved from Thursday to Sunday, […]