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Pastor's Note| Christmas The Nativity of the Lord| December 30. 2022

Posted by Delma Garcia on 12/30/22

Christmas: The Nativity of the Lord

Joy to the world! This is our song. This is what we should always be proclaiming as a people of faith.

Don't focus on what destroys your joy, for nothing can destroy the coming of the Lord. The absence of joy is merely ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| Fourth Sunday of Advent| December 18, 2022

Posted by Delma Garcia on 12/16/22

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Love is the theme of the Fourth Sunday of Advent. A good definition of love is in the name that we see in the first reading and again when the prophecy is fulfilled in the Gospel reading: Emmanuel, which means "God is with us." To ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| Third Sunday of Advent| December 11, 2022

Posted by Delma Garcia on 12/09/22

Third Sunday of Advent

Joy is the theme of the Third Sunday of Advent. As it says in the first reading, "Be strong, fear not! Here is your God, he comes with vindication to rescue you!" This is the reason for our joy. We have been ransomed from sin ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| Second Sunday of Advent| December 4, 2022

Posted by Delma Garcia on 12/02/22

Second Sunday of Advent

Peace is the theme of the Second Sunday of Advent. The first reading describes Christ the Messiah, who came from the line of Jesse, the father of King David. It also describes how to obtain peace -- a peace that sustains us even in the ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| First Sunday Advent| November 27, 2022

Posted by Delma Garcia on 11/23/22

First Sunday of Advent

Hope is the theme of the First Sunday of Advent. In the readings for Mass, Isaiah describes a future in which all is well because (1) God is recognized as the highest authority and (2) obeying him is the people's highest priority.

This vision gave ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King| November 20, 2022

Posted by Delma Garcia on 11/18/22

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King

In this Sunday's Gospel reading, one of the criminals hanging next to Jesus on the cross represents us. Jesus is our king and we want to spend eternity with him in his kingdom. As long as we have this attitude, there ... Read More »

Pastor's Note|32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time| Nov. 6, 2022

Posted by Delma Garcia on 11/04/22

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Do you believe in the resurrection? That's the question that Jesus indirectly poses when he challenges the Sadducees in this Sunday's Gospel reading.

As Christians, we believe that someday we will experience a resurrection like Christ's after we depart from this present earthly "age" ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time| October 23rd, 2022

Posted by Delma Garcia on 10/21/22

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

In this Sunday's Gospel reading, we see what happens when our primary motivation in whatever we do is not love but self-centeredness. "Whoever exalts himself will be humbled." Sooner or later, self-exalting people get humbled, whether they realize it or not. They are brought ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time| October 16, 2022

Posted by Delma Garcia on 10/14/22

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

In this Sunday's Gospel reading, God promises to secure the rights of his faithful ones who seek his justice. When we're abused, neglected, rejected, abandoned, or falsely accused, God comes to our rescue. And speedily, he says! What? He's not helping you fast enough? ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time| September 25, 2022

Posted by Delma Garcia on 9/25/22

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

What was the rich man's sin in this Sunday's Gospel story? What tormented him after he died? Being wealthy is not sinful; what tortured his soul was his decision to not share his wealth with Lazarus while he had the opportunity.

Death is not ... Read More »