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Pastor's Note for December 17,2017

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 12/12/17

December 17, 2017 Rother Building  After a period of discernment in collaboration with the Parish Council, and based on the recommendation of the Ad-Hoc Committee, we have decided to begin utilizing the Rother Building for parish use. For clarity, there are two buildings that make up the structure in ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for December 10, 2017

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 12/07/17

December 10, 2017 Mary of Guadalupe   Below is an article by Fr. Don Wolf that I found helpful. “The 12th of December is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This is one of the oldest apparitions of Our Lady and is one of the most popular in the whole ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for December 3rd

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 11/29/17

December 3, 2017 Rome   My sabbatical is officially over!   The first part of my sabbatical occurred this last summer on a 30 day retreat. And I just concluded the second part with over a month in Rome. I am so grateful for this time away. It was ... Read More »

November 19, 2017

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 11/15/17

Next week is The Solemnity of Christ the King

 

Matthew 25, 31-46

 

             Now ends the narrative part of Matthew’s Gospel. It is Passover time, and the Passion will begin. For us, it is now the end of the Church’s year, and Advent begins when we next ... Read More »

November 5th, 2017

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 11/01/17

Next week is The 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Matthew 25, 1-13

When we gather next weekend, we shall begin to listen to the conclusion of the last public discourse of Jesus with the first of three parables that announce the beginning of new times not the end of ... Read More »

October 29,2017

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 10/25/17

Next week is The 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Matthew 23, 1-12

Next weekend we will proclaim a text that will come alive for us when we open ourselves to its transforming power. It is not going to be about others. We must listen to it speak to parents, ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for October 22, 2017

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 10/19/17

Next week is The 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Matthew 22, 34-40

                 It is round three in the match between Jesus and the Pharisees. Asked to name which of the 613 commandments in the Torah out-weighed all the others and asked for one commandment, Jesus quoted two. What ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for October 15, 2017

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 10/10/17

Next week is The 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Matthew 22, 15-21

            It is a cynical question proposed to Jesus next week that suggests that duty to Caesar and to God are identical. The answer they get acknowledges that inevitably there will come a conflict between the two, ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for October 8, 2017

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 10/04/17

October 8, 2017

Guatemala

The beatification of Blessed Stanley Rother was a Spirit-filled event that I will never forget. Over 15,000 people came together to give thanks to God for the clarity of Fr. Stanley Rother’s life of witness to God. 

The day after the beatification, we were fortunate ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for October 1, 2017

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 9/26/17

October 1, 2017

 

Legacy Society

I am very happy to announce that we have received $500,000 from the Ernest & Marianna Grotefend Estate. This is a partial release of funds and at this time, we are not sure of balance of trust or when we can expect additional ... Read More »