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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 2nd: January-MarchMarch 2nd: April-JuneJune 1st: July-SeptemberSeptember 1st: October-December
December 8, 2019
My Dearest Parish Family,
God be with us always. Our Loving Father has given us at the beginning of the Advent Season so much blessings. We have already began our efforts to engage, develop and grow in our Prayer Life in our participation in the Dynamic Catholic Initiative. Our Ark of Prayer has already been made available for those who seek to write their personal petitions and also for those who wish to have someone pray with them. I do hope you are listening daily to Best Advent Ever like I am.
I also would like to thank those who generously responded to the appeal of the Unbound Priests Missionaries. I was informed that around 104 children will receive help for their education through the sponsorship. Alongside with this display of kindness, we have also began our “Operation Shoebox” and efforts to help the Orphanage run by Religious Sisters in Tecate, Mexico. These provide us opportunities to reach out and be of help to those in dire need.
Allow me to thank on behalf of our Parish Family, Andre, our Music Director for the wonderful Noel Night we had last Friday. It was a meaningful way to instill in our hearts the Advent Spirit of looking forward and anticipating the birth of our Savior. I also acknowledge our different Choirs and all those who shared their gift of music during this event.
In the middle of this coming week, we are celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. We will gather at a Midnight Mass to usher the day and have “Mañanitas” – morning serenade to our Blessed Mother before the 5:00 am Mass. We will end the day with a 7:00 pm Mass. Let us take this moment to thank our Blessed Mother whose yes to God’s call ushered the fulfillment of the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus. Today as the date of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception which we recognize but not celebrate since Sunday as the Lord’s Day take precedence over all others.
Let us also look forward to Simbang Gabi – a nine day Novena of Masses at 5:30 in the morning starting December 16th with Bishop Kevin Vann as presider. Like the other events we have, it is a shared cultural tradition of making the sacrifice to come early in the morning to reflect on the Birth of our Savior. I thank all those who practice their stewardship to facilitate this spiritual experience and the fellowship breakfast reception in the Parish Hall.
Tomorrow, December 9th Monday our Parish will have its Advent Penance Service as an opportunity for our parishioners to avail of the Sacrament of Reconciliation – Confession with the presence of the priests from our deanery. I encourage all to take this opportunity to be reconciled with our Loving God and others as a way to enhance our Advent journey. It is also the appropriate response to the call of John the Baptist in the Gospel today to “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.” Happy Advent to all.
Love and prayers,
Fr. Thomas Paul K. Naval