Pastor’s Desk

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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Happy 131st ANNIVERSARY!

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 them and support them in their quest for a dignified ...

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LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE

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: 

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

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 holy, and ...

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