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Messages From Father Steve

Messages From Father Steve

Fifth Sunday of Easter May 22, 2022

Posted by Nancy Carrizales on 5/21/22

First off, I want to thank you for your support of your parish and diocese over the years. I have served as your pastor only since July but know how much you love and value the faith community you have been part of, through times of both great joy ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday of Easter May 15, 2022

Posted by Nancy Carrizales on 5/13/22

John 13: 34-35 I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.

Ever get a song stuck in your mind? Some ... Read More »

May 8, 2022 4th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Nancy Carrizales on 5/07/22

GOSPEL MEDITATION - ENCOURAGE A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF SCRIPTURE

“Human beings, while capable of the worst, are also capable of rising above themselves, choosing again what is good, and making a new start.” (Pope Francis) We have a difficult time figuring out what is true and best for us. ... Read More »

Gospel Meditation - Encourage Deeper Understanding Of Scripture

Posted by Nancy Carrizales on 4/28/22

Could it be that God’s image has become so soiled and distorted that it is hard for us to see it? Our self-serving agendas have done a great job twisting God’s image into what profits us. We want our agenda to be God’s agenda and use prayer as the ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Easter/Divine Mercy Sunday April 24, 2022

Posted by Nancy Carrizales on 4/21/22

“Were not our hearts burning [within us] while (Jesus) spoke to us …?” (Luke 14:32)

To paraphrase a line from Luke’s gospel recounting Jesus’ appearance to the two disciples on the Road to Emmaus on Easter…

Were not our hearts warmed by the number of people, including a number ... Read More »

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of Our Lord April 17, 2022

Posted by Nancy Carrizales on 4/12/22

WE ARE EASTER PEOPLE AND ALLELUIA! IS OUR SONG! (Augustine of Hippo)   Thank you for being with us today as we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ! We sing Alleluias over and over again today and throughout this magnificent season, because Jesus who died for us has now ... Read More »

Palm Sunday

Posted by Nancy Carrizales on 4/08/22

One Quote for this our Holy Week!

“Into Your hands I commend My spirit.” (Psalm 31:6) Jesus uses these words in Luke’s version of Jesus’ passion, just before he dies on the cross. Jesus knew this psalm as a teacher and Jewish Rabbi, and He said them with hope. ... Read More »

5th Sunday of Lent

Posted by Nancy Carrizales on 4/01/22

Over the last few weeks, several parishioners at each of our churches have given us feedback on the bulletin, website, or communications in general. Sometimes those comments have been positive, sometimes not. To help us strengthen our parish communities, and communication within and among our tri-parish families, we have ... Read More »

The Fourth Sunday of Lent March , 2022

Posted by Nancy Carrizales on 3/24/22

This weekend’s Gospel from Luke is referred to as the “Prodigal Son.”

The story is about a son, who takes his inheritance, spends it all and returns to his father.  The picture on the cover of this week’s bulletin depicts the scene of when the father and the ... Read More »

Third Sunday of Lent March 20, 2022

Posted by Nancy Carrizales on 3/18/22

Stay with me, Remain here with me, Watch and Pray – Watch and Pray!

For those who have come to one of our Taizé Prayer events (more to come, see schedule), you will recognize those words from one of the sung prayers. Those words remind us of Jesus’ instruction ... Read More »

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