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From the Pastoral Associate..., Dec. 15th, 2013

Posted by Fred Elias

Today we light the 3rd Advent candle, the pink or rose colored candle representing joy. Where do you find joy?

Our expression of joy can be just as different as where we encounter joy.

Where do you find joy?

As you light the third candle today, think of where ... Read More »

St. Mary Warming Center, Dec. 15th, 2013

Posted by Fred Elias

Thank you to everyone who has signed up to volunteer at this year's Warming Center.  The response has been so amazing that we do not need to continue sign ups after masses.  There are truly angels among us!  Our overnight shifts were among the first to fill up.  The ... Read More »

Christian Service Bulletin, Dec. 8th, 2013

Posted by Fred Elias

On December 8 we have traditionally celebrated the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.  This feast day refers to the belief that Mary was free from Original Sin from the very moment of her conception in the womb of her mother, Saint Anne.  We celebrate the "birthday" of Mary on ... Read More »

Monsignor (the dog) Has A New Sister!

Posted by Fred Elias

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned in my homily how I now have a new dog.  When I went to see my parents, a few Sundays ago, they surprised me by showing me that they had gotten another Maltese (they already have a Maltese).  As I was ... Read More »

From the Pastoral Associate..., Dec. 8th, 2013

Posted by Fred Elias

 

"A voice of one crying out in the desert, "Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths!'"  Matthew 3:3

Everyday is a gift.  Everyday that we wake up is a gift from God.

Today is an opportunity for each of us to accept the love ... Read More »

Christian Service Bulletin, Dec. 1st, 2013

Posted by Fred Elias

HAPPY FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT...  This Holy Season in the church year marks a special period of anticipation and waiting...  prayerfully, patiently, with humility and expectant hope.  Advent is the four week season before Christmas when Christmas commemorate the first coming of Jesus and anticipate his second coming.  The ... Read More »

From the Pastoral Associate..., Dec. 1st, 2013

Posted by Fred Elias

Advent, Your Time to Relax & Reflect with God

"Then the Lord said, 'Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, ...'   After the wind there was an earthquake.  After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. ... Read More »

St. Mary Warming Center, Dec. 1st, 2013

Posted by Fred Elias

Did you know that St. Mary's Warming Center is funded by a grant given to us by a local company and the generous donations of our own parishioners?  Imagine God's pleasure as we provide comfort and shelter to his beloved poor!

Help us to be doers of God's word ... Read More »

Christian Service Bulletin, Nov. 24th, 2013

Posted by Fred Elias

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King, instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1925 for the universal church in his encyclical "Quas Primas."  This feast was instituted during a time when respect for Christ and the Church was diminishing.  This is a 'movable feast day'.  It is celebrated ... Read More »

From the Pastoral Associate..., Nov. 24th, 2013

Posted by Fred Elias

"The rulers sneered at Jesus and said, 'He saved others, let him save himself if he is the chosen one, the Christ of God.'" Luke 23:35

I give thanks to the Lamb of God who saved me.

Thank you, God!

My salvation comes from my God who sits on ... Read More »