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Pastor's Note for June 18th, 2017

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 6/13/17

June 18, 2017

Silence is Golden

I am getting ready to set off for my “Long Retreat”. I will be living this retreat in Omaha, Nebraska on the campus of Creighton University under the guidance of the Institute for Priestly Formation. I have been working up to this for ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for June 11th

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 6/08/17

June 11, 2017

 

Trinity

Shamrocks, triangles and three legged stools. These are the images that were used when I was growing up to describe the Trinity, which we celebrate today. The RE teacher told me that God is three persons, like a triangle, a triangle has three sides, ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for June 4, 2017

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 5/31/17

The Manifestation of Christ

Pope Francis was speaking about how Christ hides himself in the poor. He went so far as to say that if we do not encounter Christ in the vulnerable then we will not encounter him at all. He wrote, “Tell me, when you give alms ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for May 28, 2017

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 5/25/17

May 28, 2017

The priests of the Archdiocese are gathering this week at Quartz Mountain Resort, close to Lone Wolf, Oklahoma, for our Annual Convocation. Each summer we gather for four days of continuing education and fellowship. The speaker this year is María del Mar Muñoz-Visoso. She is the ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for May 21,2017

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 5/17/17

May 21, 2017

 

April Mass Attendance Records

For the last few years, the Archdiocese has asked each parish to count the number of people at each mass for the same three week period in April. This provides a baseline when looking at  archdiocesan demographics. Below are our numbers, ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for May 14, 2017

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 5/09/17

May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

 

I want to thank all mothers, all women who have a motherly role in their life. You are essential to God’s plan and you are one of God’s greatest gifts. Last week, we celebrated 75 First Communions and I wanted to share ... Read More »

Director's Note for May 7, 2017

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 5/02/17

Director's Note 5.7.17

 

Parish Financial Report

Happy Easter brothers and sisters in Christ!  I pray each of you experience the Risen Christ in your life through the joy of the Good News this season! Everything we do at Saint Joseph's leads us to proclaim Jesus Christ who is ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for April 30, 2017

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 4/26/17

Sacred scripture reads, "Christ suffered in the flesh; therefore arm yourself with the same mentality. You are not to spend what remains of your earthly life on human desires but on the will of God. Already you have devoted enough time to what the pagans enjoy, living lives of ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for April 23, 2017

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 4/19/17

April 23, 2017

As I mentioned recently in this column, Archbishop Coakley has granted my request for a 30 day “Long Retreat”. This July, I will be living on the campus of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska under the guidance of the Institute for Priestly Formation.

Additionally, the Archbishop ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for April 16, 2017

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 4/11/17

April 16, 2017

Rise Up, Work of My Hands!

“Something strange is happening- there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has raised up all who have slept ... Read More »