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Pastor's Note| 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time| June 26, 2022

Posted by Delma Garcia on 6/24/22

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

How well do you handle rejection? This Sunday's Gospel reading shows us how the disciples reacted to rejection. They had entered a Samaritan village ahead of Jesus, as he had asked them to do, to gather an audience. But because the Samaritans had an ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ| June 19, 2022

Posted by Delma Garcia on 6/17/22

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

"Love is like five loaves and two fish, always too little until you start giving it away." This is the message inscribed at a shrine near the northern end of the Sea of Galilee, built where Jesus multiplied a ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| Solemmnity of The Most Holy Trinity| June 12, 2022

Posted by Delma Garcia on 6/10/22

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

What don't you know that you hope God will reveal to you? What have you been asking Jesus to tell you that is still unanswered? What teaching of the Church don't you understand or agree with? In this Sunday's Gospel reading, Jesus explains ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| Pentecost Sunday| June 3, 2022

Posted by Delma Garcia on 6/03/22

Pentecost Sunday

John 20:19-23 is one of two possible Gospel readings for Pentecost Sunday. In it, Jesus says "peace be with you" twice. First, he gives his disciples the gift of peace so that they can take their focus off of their worries to look at him and recognize ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| 7th Sunday of Easter| May 29, 2022

Posted by Delma Garcia on 5/27/22

7th Sunday of Easter

Today's Gospel reading contains the prayer for the Church that Jesus offered up to heaven shortly before he offered his life in the crucifixion. In it, he makes a sacrament out of relationships. As Jesus and the Father are one, we too are to be ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| Sixth Sunday of Easter| May 22, 2022

Posted by Delma Garcia on 5/25/22

6th Sunday of Easter

As this Sunday's Gospel reading points out, to love Jesus means to live by his commandments and teachings. In our hearts, we do want to do this. We want to honor Christ by imitating him. We want to love like Jesus loves. We know that ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| 3rd Sunday of Easter| May 1, 2022

Posted by Delma Garcia on 4/29/22

3rd Sunday of Easter

Whenever I read this Sunday's Gospel story, I have to wonder, how did Jesus catch the fish he was barbecuing when the disciples came ashore? Did he have a net, too? Did he buy it in town with the bread? If so, didn't anyone recognize ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| Second Sunday of Easter: Divine Mercy Sunday| April 24, 2022

Posted by Delma Garcia on 4/22/22

2nd Sunday of Easter: Divine Mercy Sunday

This Sunday's Gospel reading sets the stage for Pentecost. Prior to giving us the full gift of his Spirit, Jesus provides the gift of peace, the gift of his heart. A supernatural gift, it penetrates deep into our own hearts. It is ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| Easter Sunday, The Resurrection of the Lord| April 17, 2022

Posted by Delma Garcia on 4/14/22

Easter Sunday, The Resurrection of the Lord

Alleluia! Celebrate the healing and increased faith that comes from growing closer to Jesus through the faith-building exercises of Lent and the solemn meditations of Holy Week!

The doorway into heaven is the cross. Experiencing the glory of the celebration of Easter ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion| April 10, 2022

Posted by Delma Garcia on 4/08/22

Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion

Palm Sunday begins the highest holy week of the liturgical year. Will it also begin in your life a high holy experience of uniting yourself to Jesus and to his awesome love?

There's a key phrase in the reading that we hear at ... Read More »