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It has been nine years since our last Parish Family Album. It is time for an update! Lifetouch will, once again, help our parish put our Photo Directory together as part of celebrating Santiago de Compostela’s 40th Anniversary next year.
There is no cost to you or to our parish. For having your / your family portrait taken, you will receive:
- Professional Portrait Session
- FREE 8x10 Portrait
- Santiago’s Photo Directory (updateable every 3 years)
- Opportunity to purchase portraits
Complimentary photography sessions begin June 18, 2018 and will run through summer in our Parish Hall.
You can also sign-up after mass on Sundays. A volunteer at the “Welcome Table” at the Church Plaza will gladly assist you.
for questions or need help in scheduling your portrait session appointment with Lifetouch.
This year, as we walk together "Along the Way" of Saint James, we will reflect and meditate on the importance of "Understanding the Word."
The early-bird Registration Fee is $10 per adult. Children/Minors under 18 years old are $5. After July 1st, the Fee is $15 per adult and $8 per child/minor.
If you would like to register in person, stop by the Camino Table at our church patio after mass beginning Memorial Day weekend, May 26-27. Registration Forms are also available at the Reception Office.
If you have any question(s) about this year’s registration, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On June 1st, the Reception Office will starting scheduling July-September Mass intentions. The requested donation remains $10 per Mass. Prayers of the faithful request are also offered to parishioners. For more information, please contact our Reception Office.
The schedule for quarterly start dates are as follows:
June 1st = July – September
September 1st = October -December
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.
June 17, 2018
My Dearest Parish Family,
God be with us always.
A Blessed and Wonderful Happy Father’s Day to all Dads! May there be memorable and meaningful celebrations of this day. While it is not a religious event it can lead us to reflect and also remember God our Loving Father who gave us His Son our Lord Jesus and the enduring presence of the Holy Spirit. Allow me also to congratulate the couples who renewed their marital commitment and thank the Knights of Columbus for initiating this wonderful event.
“Top of the Morning” to which I replied “the rest of the day to the Lord!” This was an exchange of greeting I have not heard for a while. One of the priests in our retreat last week greeted me this way and he was surprised that I replied that way. This led me to explain for a second where I learned the response. I credit of course our parishioner Bill Breen for this.
The exchange made me reflect on how indeed these words of greeting bring to our minds the providence of God and the hope that it should inspire in each one of us. If at the beginning of each day we recognize with gratitude the Divine, Loving Father then we plant the seed of openness to the action, guidance and effect of grace in our lives. This is one way we can apply into daily life the Gospel illustration and lesson of the two seeds – the unnamed ones and the mustard seed whose similarity is just in its size and abundant results
The lessons can also point us to two realities about one’s relationship with God. One is that great things do indeed come from small beginnings. Recall the “Fiat” of our Blessed Mother Mary, the acceptance of St. Joseph to be the foster father of the Messiah, the numerous yes of the Prophets and Holy People of Sacred Scripture. It should lead one into a hopeful trust to say yes to the inspiration of the Spirit. When one perceives a call, a challenge and stirring of the heart into service or ministry – God only asks for a yes. Remember how I have shared that God always qualifies those whom He calls.
The second is that there will always be room for growth. Perfection or holiness is a lifelong process. One learns as one progresses in the relationship God initiates. A sincere and consistent prayer life is one of the keys to deepening one communion with God. A humble acceptance of the experiences good or bad can help transform and sanctify a disciple-steward of God.
These coming months there are many opportunities for each one of us to allow growth to happen: there is Backyard Theology, the Camino, VBS among many others. I hope we say yes and then behold the results of what God’s loving providence bring into our lives. God bless and take care.
Love and prayers,
Fr. Thomas Paul K. Naval