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On June 1st, the Reception Office will start scheduling July-September Mass intentions. Now, two (2) Mass intentions will available per date; one for a deceased loved one and one in thanksgiving of life. Limit six (6) per quarter per person in combination of both of these 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.
The Message and Devotions of Divine Mercy will be presented at the Divine Mercy Conference. Fr. Paul Farrelly, O.S.B., of Prince of Peace Abbey will be the guest speaker. He will also officiate the 8:00 a.m. mass. Other meaningful topics, Q & A and sharing will transpire for the rest of the day.
Continental breakfast and light lunch will be provided. Admission is free. Bring a friend.
The Divine Mercy Novena begins on Good Friday and goes on for 9 days until Divine Mercy Saturday. The novena prayers were given to St. Faustina through an apparition of our Lord Jesus. Each day has a new petition that seeks God’s mercy for different purposes.
Join us in praying the Divine Mercy Novena from March 30 to April 7 at the Blessed Sacrament Chapel:
prayers at 8:30 am (after the 8 am morning mass) and at 3:00 pm (except on Good
Friday - 4:30pm, after the Good Friday service)
Spanish prayers at 7:00 pm
Novena prayer booklets as well as rosaries will be provided
- English prayers at 8:30 am (after the 8 am morning mass) and at 3:00 pm (except on Good Friday - 4:30pm, after the Good Friday service)
Jesus told St. Faustina: I desire the Feast of Mercy be a shelter for all souls, especially the poor sinners. On that day, I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. That means, each person will go immediately, after death, to heaven without suffering in purgatory (or hell).
Join us at the Feast of Divine Mercy Sunday at 3pm with the:
- Adoration of
the Blessed Sacrament
- Divine Mercy Chaplet and Praises
- Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
In an effort to save the cost of postage, end of the year tax statements that are requested will be emailed to you or will be available for pick up in the Reception Office. This would be a good time to update or add your email contact information. Financial contribution statements for 2017 will be processed only if you have used weekly envelopes. To request a statement, call the office at 949-951-8599 or email email@example.com.
In the process of updating our parish database, please update any changes to your personal information (phone number, email address, address, etc.). Those members who have not contributed time, talent or treasure within the last five years, January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2017, will be inactivated from our database. To update your information or if you have been inactive but want to remain a parish member, please contact the parish office.
We take the security of the website seriously. Donors’ recurring donations will continue as scheduled. But donors must authenticate their account and email to receive WeShare emails to make any changes to their account or receive WeShare emails.
The first time donors enter the system-they will have to go through a onetime validation requiring:
- Their ParishPay user name
- The last 4 digits of the bank account or credit card used with ParishPay
And ONE of the following two options:
- Their email address
- A collection name and the specific amount donated within the last 6 months.
For assistance, email Kathy Minnihan at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (800) 950-9952 and select Option 1.
- Their ParishPay user name
March 25, 2018
My Dearest Parish Family,
God be with us always. A Blessed Passion and Palm Sunday to all.
“Many people find enough reason to live for love but very few find reason enough to die for it.” This quote or a paraphrase of it is something we might have heard or read somewhere and it must have struck a chord in our minds or hearts. It became a vivid recollection to me when I thought about the Blessed Week that is about to unfold before us that begins with Palm Sunday. It is ironic that what begins with a triumphant entry was punctuated by the Passion and Crucifixion but culminated in the Glory of the Resurrection – the Easter morn.
Our Lord Jesus Christ lived for love – His incarnation was the ultimate manifestation of God our Loving Father’s perfect compassion and mercy. The distillation of the Decalogue – the Ten Commandments into the two Greatest Commandment of Loving God above all and loving your neighbor as yourself was shown vividly and clearly in the three years of Jesus’ public ministry. The Paschal Mystery that will unfold in a liturgical dramatic ritual will clearly remind us that our history of salvation is a history of divine love. Our Lord Jesus indeed found reason to live, suffer and die ignominiously for love – all of humanity and creation.
This realization should challenge us to look into our how we live our lives and prayerfully ask ourselves: do I have reason enough to live for love and to I find reason enough to “die for it”? By dying – it is not the literal physical death that love demands but dying to ego, to selfishness, to hate, to resentment, to violence, to abuse, to greed . . . these among others that prevent us from being the best version of ourselves.
We need to make a renewal of the fundamental choice to adhere to the Gospel values. Our Liturgical celebrations this week allow us to enter into the Paschal Mystery and allow it to sanctify and strengthen us with Divine grace and love. It gives us the strength to make an effort to live each day in honest and sincere efforts of loving one another, of being grateful for the blessings that abound and to be ready to make sacrifices so that divine love happens and is experienced especially by those in need.
Let us start from our families and allow it to form concentric circles to our parish family, our relatives, our friends, our workplaces, our schools, our community and eventually our country and world. It is ambitious but it is not impossible for all it took was the loving sacrifice of one Jesus Christ of Nazareth and the testimony of those He gathered to carry the Good News of Salvation to the corners of the world. We are now the new evangelizers – the stewards of the gift to be shared to all. God bless and take care.
Love and prayers,
Fr. Thomas Paul K. Naval