From the Pastor’s Desk – January 27, 2019

After the people returned from captivity, Ezra, the priest, found the scroll of the Law seemingly  hidden and brought it out to proclaim it to the people who listened attentively to God’s Word. They stood before Ezra while he read the whole text, allowing the Law to seep into the very marrow of their bones, […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – January 20, 2019

We have left the Christmas season behind, the Feasts of the Nativity of the Lord, Holy Family, New Year’s and last week the Baptism of the Lord.  Now we re-enter into Ordinary time on these California rainy days, cool and wet, but not duly uncomfortable. The General Instruction for the  Liturgical Year tells us “Apart […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – January 13, 2019

Today we come to the end of the Christmas season with the celebration of the Baptism of the Lord following the feast of Epiphany when Christ was revealed to the nations.  He came to the poorest of the poor, first to the shepherds and in turn to the Wise Men who humbly presented their gifts […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – January 6, 2019

Today, January 6th, on this first Sunday in 2019, of this New Year, we celebrate the Feast of  Epiphany, the manifestation of Jesus to all the gentiles represented by the visit of the Magi, or Wise Men from the East.  A recent scripture scholar suggests a new thought for us as we reflect on this […]