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Mass with Anointing of the Sick in July has been moved up from the second Saturday of the month to July 2nd at 8am. After the Mass, Fr. Efren Borromeo will have a one on one healing session in the parish hall. He has visited us in the past in 2011, 2013 and 2014, and we are blessed to again have him back for this Healing Service.
Fr. Momoy, as he is fondly called, is a Catholic priest of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity in the Philippines. After a traumatic accident, he discovered his God-given "gift of cognosis and healing." For the past 15 years, and with special permission from his congregation, he has devoted himself in the healing ministry, touching thousands from all walks of life and from around the world. He is known to have healed many people from their illnesses, including those suffering from cancer. He sees internal organs, malignant masses or metastatic cancers. Healees, as well as doctors who come for healing, call him a “walking MRI.”
Fr. Momoy is always quick to clarify that it is the Master Within who heals. "You have to clear out all the hatred and unforgiveness in your heart. Then faith meeting compassion leads to healing."
Our parish offices will be closed on Sunday, July 3rd, and Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, July 5th at 8:30am. Have a safe Fourth of July Holiday.
Come meet Annie O’Neil, the Hollywood Producer of this award winning documentary, here for a second year showing her latest movie: Phil’s Camino.
After a diagnosis of stage IV cancer and chemo treatments, Phil’s dream to walk the Camino de Santiago seemed impossible. Come witness his inspirational journey, see his dream become reality, and his life become a series of lessons that give shape to the path we all walk.
A suggested donation of $5 to $10 per attendee goes directly to our guest speaker for Phil’s Camino. Hot Dogs, Chips and Drinks available for $3 each.
To order your lunch and/or reserve your seat, email Ann-Marie Blaney. This is a family friendly event.
Backyard Theology is an opportunity to hear relevant topics discussed in a casual atmosphere. We have outstanding speakers lined up for this annual series. It is also an opportunity to meet your fellow parishioners and build community, increase your knowledge, and enjoy great food!
The potluck dinner is from 6pm to 7pm. Everyone is asked to bring a salad, side dish, or desert. We supply the hamburgers, hotdogs and refreshments.
The speaker starts at 7:30pm in the parish hall. Click on the image for the complete schedule of speakers and topics by date.
Join us for our 2nd Annual Camino de Santiago. Since Medieval times, pilgrims have walked along the "Way of St. James", traveling for months to arrive at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, where the remains of the Apostle Saint James are at rest. Our parish is the only church and community in the United States that is dedicated to the Apostle Saint James, bearing the name of the Cathedral in Spain. To honor the Feast of St. James, celebrated annually on July 25th, our parish community has inaugurated a local pilgrimage along the "Way of St. James" right here in our community of Lake Forest. The walk itself is 4.1 miles, but this is a spiritual journey as well as a physical one. Last year at our first Camino Walk, 225 Santiago Pilgrims participated. We anticipate that number to increase this year since the experience was so well received last year. This is a family and community friendly event. Bring a friend, bring a neighbor, bring the whole family!
Our parish priests are currently hearing confessions each Friday evening from 4pm to 5pm, in addition to our Saturday confessions from 3:30pm to 4:30pm, upon their availability. We will generally have both priests available unless one is otherwise engaged in another obligation.
3 July, 2016
My Dearest Parish Family,
God be with us always.
A Blessed, Wonderful and Meaningful Fourth of July! It is a joyous occasion to be grateful and remember all those who gave of themselves – to have the freedom and opportunities we enjoy at present. Let us make sure to have a moment of prayer that those who lead our country may always work to keep and promote these values.
In the Scripture Readings we have God who expresses His care for Israel – the chosen people as a mother comforts her child. St. Paul tells the Galatian Community that he bears the marks of Christ- his wounds both bodily and otherwise. He challenges us to bear the marks of Christ, not just physically, but in our hearts and life – the faith, hope and love he has shown us. It is reinforced in the Gospel where Jesus sends us as He sent His Disciples; equipped with the commitment of His Spirit, His restoration through His Mercy and strength of His love. What more do we need?
Thank you very much for your generous support of Fr. Marc – the missionary assigned to us by the Diocesan Missions Appeals Office. Backyard Theology had its first session, and we continue in our planning for the Vacation Bible School and the Camino de Santiago. For the latter we are still in need of people who can volunteer to be in leadership and organizing positions. Those interested can contact Dave Owens or Bill Ramires for further details on how to be stewards of your abilities. I look forward to many signing up for this and will attend the Pre-Camino de Santiago on July 9, 2016 at 8:00 am Mass, then continue with the Pre-Camino de Santiago.
God bless and take care. See you at the 4th of July Parade – God be willing.
Love and prayers,
Fr. Thomas Paul K. Naval