Pastor’s Desk

Welcome to the Lenten Season

Welcome to the Lenten Season

By Bishop Robert Barron

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HAVE MERCY, O LORD, FOR WE HAVE SINNED

HAVE MERCY, O LORD, FOR WE HAVE SINNED

LENT is about to start. Imposition of ashes is the Church’s penitential act by which we are reminded of God’s greatness and as a commitment on our part to turn to God in faith and ...

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SCALABRINIAN LAY MOVEMENT

SCALABRINIAN LAY MOVEMENT

On April 12, 1889 Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini established in Italy the St. Raphael Society with the purpose of creating an international network of social and juridical assistance to migrants, thus safeguarding their human rights. Similar groups had been operating in ...

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Taking his inspiration from Jacob (Gn 28: 12), Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini chose, as the motto of his episcopal coat-of-arms, the verse, "Video Dominum innixum scalae" (I see the Lord at the top of the stairway). This was a metaphor of ...

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ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PROVINCE

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 and on five continents. The Congregation was founded on November ...

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The beginning of a New Year

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 Holy Scripture. For example, Phil. 4:4-5 motivates us to rejoice in the ...

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The FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY

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 family life.  The Church presents the Holy Family to us ...

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FOURTH WEEK OF ADVENT

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 culmination of the O Antiphons. In previous antiphons our cry ...

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THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT

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. Gaudete Sunday, the Third Sunday of Advent, marks a traditional ...

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SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR THE SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT

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 living an upright life alone is not enough. We must submit ourselves ...

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