Pastor’s Message: March 12, 2021

Dear Parishioners,
We are now in our fourth week of Lent. As you read this newsletter you will see what we have planned for you during this holy season. I invite you to come join us as we celebrate Mass along with our bishop on March 19, at 7:00pm
A Lenten Day of Prayer, March 20. and Sunday, March 21, 5:15pm as we continue The Year of St. Joseph celebrations.
We look forward to worship and fellowship with you.
Acts 2:42 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer
God Bless
Fr. Cyrus

Pastor’s Message: March 5, 2021

Dear Parishioners,
Life is often a desert; it is difficult to walk in life, but if we trust in God it can become beautiful and wide as a highway. Never lose hope, continue to believe, always, in spite of everything. When we are before a child, although we have many problems and many difficulties, a smile comes to us from within, because we see hope in front of us: a child is hope. And in this way, we must be able to discern in life the way of hope which leads us to find God, God who became a child for us. He will make us smile; he will give us everything.
—Excerpted from On Hope by Pope Francis
God Bless
Fr. Cyrus

Pastor’s Message: February 26,, 2021

Dear Parishioners,
On the second Sunday of Lent the Gospel reading proclaims the story of Jesus’ Transfiguration
The Transfiguration gives us a vision of Christian living. It gives us a notion of ourselves transformed by the power of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection.
We need to remember what our Heavenly Father said to Peter up on the mountain of transfiguration when he was confused. He said to Peter, “This is my Son whom I have chosen, Listen to Him!”
It is most important that we listen to Jesus. God the Father was saying that Peter needed to slow down and listen to Jesus. I think that is also pretty good advice for us today. We can listen to Jesus by reading about the life of Jesus in the bible. We can read what he said and taught and we can ask the Holy Spirit to help us understand too.
God Bless You,
Fr. Cyrus

Pastor’s Message: February 19, 2021

Dear Parishioners,
Please take some time to read Bishop Caggiano’s Pastoral Exhortation.
Let Us Enter The Upper Room With The Lord
“My dear friends in Christ, for the last year, we have faced an unprecedented time that has dramatically changed every aspect of life, in ways known and unknown. One can say that we have lived a time of spiritual twilight, when we experienced a growing sense of darkness, mixed with moments when the light of charity and kindness broke through to encourage us.
click below to read the remainder of the Pastoral Exhortation
God Bless You,
Fr. Cyrus

Pastor’s Message: February 12, 2021

Dear Parishioners,
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 17. We will hear about prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, the three spiritual practices that our Church especially recommends during this Lenten season.
During the season of Lent the Church calls us to a spirit of penance, above all fasting, prayer and alms-giving, “which express conversion in relation to oneself, to God, and to others” (CCC 1969, 1434.)
Prayer offers us all a very special opportunity to grow in our relationship with God and to deepen our commitment to a way of life, rooted in our baptism.
Praying first thing in the morning, while the house is still quiet, or talking to God while on your commute to work are simple ways to add prayer into everyday life. Read a chapter of the Bible every day, what better way to get to know the heart and mind of God.
Go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation, attend the Stations of the Cross on Friday evenings, praying the Rosary, visiting the Blessed Sacrament or attending a retreat are other ways to pray. The Sunday liturgy is the greatest form of prayer because it is where we receive the gift of the Holy Eucharist the very real presence of the Risen Christ. Attending weekly (or daily) Mass is an essential part of a healthy prayer life.
Fasting is a time to fast from those things or habits that may have become a roadblock to our relationship with God.
Alms Giving means making the needs of others our own, specially the needy of our world.
Lent is a time for deep reflection and spiritual renewal, a time to analyze our relationship with God and with others. I invite you to take part in any or all of what we are offering this Lent.
God Bless You,
Fr. Cyrus