6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, Congratulations to the mission community of Santo Toribio Romo on the 10th Anniversary of the Blessing of their church building! It seems like yesterday that we were in the process of converting a rather unsavory building into a house of worship. I am ever grateful to the Bishop

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5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, In a wonderful Gospel story, Jesus tells Simon Peter to “put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.” (Luke 5:1-11) Simon Peter is reluctant to do so for he is weary from a long night of fishing without any success. We are all familiar

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3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, In a rather long reading taken from the first Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians (12:12-30), we hear of one of the first versions of a “Theology of the Body.” While more accurately it might be called a “Theology of the Body of Christ”, the themes of

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The Epiphany of the Lord

Dear Parishioners, On this first Sunday of the new year, along with the universal Church, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Epiphany. For many Christians throughout the world, both Catholic and Orthodox, this is the day of gift giving and the crown of the holiday season. The custom of this

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4th Sunday of Advent

Dear Parishioners, In what is essentially just a few hours we will begin the celebration of the Lord’s Nativity. I look forward, along with Father Roy and Father Augusto, to sharing in these special days together! The prophet, Micah, so seldom heard in the Liturgy and, yet, who challenges us

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3rd Sunday of Advent

Dear Parishioners, The first chapter of the Gospel of Saint Luke begins with a “double” Annunciation. The Angel of the Lord comes to Zechariah (in the temple) and to Mary (in her home), an appearance which foretells and brings about the birth of a son for each. Both John the

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