Category Archives: Pastor’s Desk

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PROVINCE

The Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Charles – Scalabrinians – is an international community of religious serving migrants and refugees of different cultures, religions and ethnicities in 32 countries ...

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The beginning of a New Year

Dear Parishioners: The beginning of a New Year impels us to implement new resolutions, to be positive and start on the right foot. Let me give you some tips from ...

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The FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY

The FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY is dedicated to the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, commemorating their life together in Nazareth and calling us to focus on Catholic ...

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FOURTH WEEK OF ADVENT

Today the Church celebrates the Fourth Sunday of Advent. We light the last candle on our Advent wreath and our preparation for Christmas is almost finished. We also reach the ...

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THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT

As we begin the Third Week of Advent, we anticipate Christmas, and so we ask Christ to grant us His grace that we might be prepared for welcoming His Birth. ...

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SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR THE SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT

If the First Week of Advent serves as a call to repentance, to “cease doing evil, and to learn to do good,” then the Second Week of Advent reminds us that ...

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Happy 131st ANNIVERSARY!

Time flies! 131 years have passed since the Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini founded our Congregation to respond to the appeal of thousands of migrants. He saw the need to accompany ...

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LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE

Today, we celebrate the Feast of the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (formerly known as the Feast of Christ the King). This feast was established ...

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Dear Parishioners: 

Dear Parishioners:  A strong invitation to humility and solidarity is found in the Gospel of Mark. Last Sunday, Mark 12:38-44 was proclaimed to us. It talks about a poor widow ...

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HOMILY OF POPE JOHN PAUL II

Sunday, 9 November 1997 On the 21st Anniversary of John Baptist Scalabrini’s Beatification, I want to share with you an excerpt of the Holy Father’s homily. 4. “God’s temple is ...

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