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In our desire to serve and accommodate our parish family’s demands for Mass Intentions, we are now open to receive three names per Mass. We hope that this will help us to remember our loved ones and their importance in our lives. The suggested donation for weekday Masses is $10 and weekend Masses is $15. For more information, please contact our Parish Office. Thank you for your generosity and contributions.
To schedule a Mass intention please see the schedule below:•December 3rd: January thru March•March 4th: April thru June•June 3rd: July thru September
September 3rd: October thru December
Our parish will begin a new initiative called "Dynamic Parish". This effort will last five years and will provide great resources and events for all of us to grow together in faith.
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Last weekend, many of our Parishioners made a pledge and initial payment for this years PSA Campaign “We Are One”, which helps support diocesan ministries in many ways. If you have not made yours, please prayerfully consider the amount of your pledge. Envelopes are found in the pews and may be dropped off in the reception office today! Together we are united in the Catholic faith knowing that through your generosity many people will be served. Thank you for your participation in the life of Santiago de Compostela and the Diocese of Orange.
The New Hope Crisis Hotline provides telephone crisis intervention telephone crisis intervention and suicide prevention services in Orange County. Trained crisis workers at the Tower of Hope on the Christ Cathedral Campus provide counseling to those who are struggling to cope with day-to-day life. Services are free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 714-New Hope (714-639-4673)
December 9, 2018
My Dearest Parish Family,
God be with us always.
Have you kept dreaming about our Parish Family and praying about it? I am sharing with you a picture of the Altar in my room where I kept the book and hold it while I pray – the Memorare (a beautiful and meaningful prayer to Mother Mary) is usually how I begin my prayer moment.
There is a proverb that says: “A journey to a thousand miles begins with a single step.” We all have taken a big step into the calling and challenge we have been blessed with last Sunday. The First Sunday of Advent was the appropriate time to take this journey together. While it may be arduous we should all persevere and simply be faithful.
Let us start by participating in the task ahead for this weekend that is a survey of our Parish Family. Honestly and intentionally responding to the questions can provide us with a realistic idea where we stand as we move forward with our dreams. It will also give us an assessment of the gifts and talents we can harness to make sure we progress towards continuing our dynamism as a Parish Family.
Our Blessed Mother’s Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a meaningful reminder of how our Loving Father prepares us for our call to truly be his disciple and witnesses. She was blessed with being conceived without sin as someone who would be the worthy living tabernacle for the Incarnate Word, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ – “the Emmanuel: God with us.”
This Feast should be an assurance for us that God will bestow upon us the grace and strength we need to make our dreams a reality. This should give us the confidence to work together and for each of us to do our part. Let us participate in the “Best Advent Ever.” I recall providing in my previous letter the link to this initiative of Dynamic Catholic. It is better late than never, you know.
During this time, we have numerous opportunities to take part in practicing charity during Advent and Christmas. We have already begun our Operation Shoebox for the homeless. We are having a 2nd Collection for the Retired Religious Nuns and Priests combined with helping the victims of the northern fires this weekend.
The coming weekend is packed with wonderful celebrations: the Feast of Our Lady or Guadalupe – the Patroness of the Americas and our Diocese on December 12. The Noel Night our time to celebrate in Music, Song and fellowship will be this coming Friday – the 14th. Sunday will commence the early morning Simbang Gabi the Advent Novena Masses in preparation for Christmas.
Let us thank God for these events that has been already a part of the fabric of our Parish Family and Life for the past years. We continue to also our intentional remembrance of our 40th Anniversary as a Parish next year. These may seem a lot but with God though difficult: IT IS POSSIBLE! God bless and take care.
Love and prayers,