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Pastor's Note| Third Sunday in Ordinary Time| January 23, 2022

Posted by Delma Garcia on 1/21/22

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

In this Sunday's Gospel reading, we see Jesus announcing the reality of his ministry: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| Second Sunday in Ordinary Time| January 16, 2022

Posted by Delma Garcia on 1/14/22

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Gospel story this Sunday gives us a good example of how to handle conflicts without sinning.

Mary sees a need and wants Jesus to do something about it. She knows full well that only a miraculous intervention will solve the problem. She wants ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| The Baptism of the Lord| Janueary 9, 2022

Posted by Delma Garcia on 1/07/22

If you look for me at Christmas,

You won’t need a special star

I’m no longer just in Bethlehem

I’m right here where you are

You might no be aware of me

Amid the celebrations

You’ll have to look beyond the stores

And all the decorations

But if you ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| Fourth Sunday of Advent| December 19, 2021

Posted by Delma Garcia on 12/17/21

Fourth Sunday of Advent

The Fourth Sunday of Advent shows Elizabeth and her unborn son, John, reacting to the nearness of the unborn Christ. We know that Elizabeth immediately understood that Mary was pregnant with the Lord, because the Gospel says she was filled with the Holy Spirit. But ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| Third Sunday of Advent| December 12, 2021

Posted by Delma Garcia on 12/14/21

Third Sunday of Advent

The Third Sunday of Advent focuses our attention on the spirit of joyfulness, because this is an essential mark of true faith in Christ. All of the readings are full of joy and the thrill of happy expectation. In the Gospel reading, John the Baptizer ... Read More »

Pastor's Note|Second Sunday of Advent|December 5,2021

Posted by Delma Garcia on 12/03/21

Second Sunday of Advent

While we're shopping for gifts, decorating, and sending Christmas cards, what are we doing to make Christmas a new rebirth of Christ for our daily lives?

All the readings at Mass during Advent remind us that this season is a time intended for spiritual preparation. ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| Our Lord Jesus Christ the King| November 21, 2021

Posted by Delma Garcia on 11/19/21

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King

When the question of Christ's kingship comes up in this Sunday's Gospel reading, Jesus redirects us to the true meaning of divine kingship. Without denying that he is the king, he says: "The reason I was born into the world is ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time| November 14, 2021

Posted by Delma Garcia on 11/12/21

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Do you have an unending problem? Where's Jesus? In this Sunday's Gospel reading, Jesus speaks of his Second Coming. And here he hasn't even finished his first coming! How confusing it must have been to the disciples.

They grew even more confused after Jesus ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| Thirtysecond Sunday in Ordinary Time| November 7 2021

Posted by Delma Garcia on 11/05/21

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Following Jesus requires a tremendous amount of trust, because he often takes us to unexpected places that require new growth, difficult sacrifices, and moving beyond the boundaries of what's familiar and comfortable.

Consider the two widows in this Sunday's first reading and the Gospel ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| Thirtyfirst Sunday in Ordinary Time| October 31 2021

Posted by Delma Garcia on 10/29/21

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

In this Sunday's Gospel reading, Jesus asserted the two greatest commands of the Law. He quoted from the ancient Hebrew scriptures, which we have for today's first reading. And the second reading, from the New Testament letter to the Hebrews, explains how the Law ... Read More »