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 […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – December 30, 2018

Tuesday, we celebrate the Feast of Mary the Mother of God, a solemnity and holy day. The bishop dispensed us from the obligation for 2019, but we will celebrate the feast at 9:30 AM. So, I want to say thank you to all of you. Thank you for participating in the life of Saint Anthony […]