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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:
September 4th = 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.
September 16, 2018
My Dearest Parish Family,
God be with us always.
This weekend we celebrate Catechetical Sunday in some of our Masses, we take a moment to lift up our Volunteer Catechists and their assistants in a special prayer and blessing. As we have began our Faith Formation Classes, we need to acknowledge the sacrifices they make to make sure our children receive necessary foundation to grow in their faith and strengthen their relationship with Jesus.
We have also put-up the Boards for our Inter-Active Time Line for our 40th Anniversary as a Parish Family. We are inviting you to participate in this endeavor by lending us pictures, mementoes and souvenir of our Parish Life for the past 39 years. This is a way that we as a family can reminisce, reflect and pray to be grateful for the Blessings we have been given and what we are challenged as members to fulfill in our Mission Statement.
We have also began our preparation for our Annual Parish Festival: Santiago CultureFest 2018. This is to celebrate our cultural diversity as a Parish. In the coming weeks, we will learn a little bit about each of the cultures that comprise our Parish Family learning how to greet each other. The greetings we learn can help deepen the fellowship we have with each other before we begin our Eucharistic Celebrations.
Today, I am on my second day of Camino here in Spain. I will be following the Portugese Way. In this Camino, I prayerfully bring with me and include in my walk the following: the prayer intentions you entrusted to me, our preparation for our 40th Anniversary as a Parish Family, our Parish Projects especially the Patio, our Parish Festival and our desire to be faithful disciples of our Lord. There are many more which if mentioned would fill-up maybe two Bulletin Letters
In the Gospel, Jesus asked his apostle two things who do people say He is? And who is He to them? The second question is crucial because who Jesus is to us is reflected in the way we live our lives. If our Lord Jesus is indeed the Way, the Truth and the Life then Sunday Eucharist takes primacy in the way we organize our day. It is at Mass that we encounter the Real Presence of our Loving Messiah. We are fed, nourished and strengthened at the Sacrificial Altar of Love. We are to continually promote the Culture of Life and Love that Jesus Christ revealed to us in his ministry. Our Parish Life should reflect our desire to carry on the Mission shared with us – to be Happy and Holy Disciples. We journey as a parish following the footsteps of our Lord Jesus. From several thousand miles away: “I say from my heart, Buen Camino.” God bless and take care.
Love and prayers,
Fr. Thomas Paul K. Naval