Pastor’s Message: April 15, 2022

Dear Parish Family,
Our long Lenten wait is over! Easter has come again! We raise our voices in singing “Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Alleluia! Alleluia! Happy Easter! 
This weekend we begin the 50 days of the Easter Season. The Gospel tells us about the disciples’ discovery of the empty tomb. They did not yet understand that Jesus had risen from the dead. We are invited to reflect upon a most amazing gift of faith in Jesus and his Resurrection.
I would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone, to those who have returned to worship in person and those who are unable to come in person, as we celebrate the beautiful gift of life that God has blessed each of us with.
It is important to gather as a faith community to remember and celebrate what God has done for us
May the blessings and joy of the Easter Season fill your hearts and homes with peace, and love.
Fr. Cyrus

Pastor’s Message: April 8, 2022

Dear Parish Family,
The Lenten season of sacrifice and self-denial is about to come to an end, but this coming week is extremely important for all of us.
The greatest focus of the week is the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the events that led up to it.
Holy Week is a very sacred time of the year, for it is now that we will commemorate and remember the last week of Jesus’ life on this earth. These are the days leading to the great Easter Feast.
This weekend we will celebrate Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem.
I would like to extend a warm invitation to you to join us for the many services we are offering for Holy week and Easter Sunday
God Bless you as we journey into Holy Week.
Fr. Cyrus

Pastor’s Message: April 1, 2022

Dear Parish Family,
The Gospel for this Sunday continues to offer lessons about God’s mercy and forgiveness.
The Sacrament of Confession reconciles us to God, it is a great source of grace, and we are encouraged to take advantage of it often. The sacrament, by its very nature, confers graces that help us to live a Christian life, we should embrace it as a gift from a loving God. I encourage you to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to experience the mercy of God as we draw closer to Easter.
In addition to our regular Saturday Confession at 4:00pm we have added two more dates to go to the Sacrament.
April 14, Holy Thursday, at 4:00pm
April 16, Holy Saturday, 3:00pm
Jesus said, “ I do not condemn you. Go, and from now on do not sin any more.” John 1: 10
Next weekend we will celebrate Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. Blessed palms will be distributed.
God Bless you as we continue our journey to Easter.
Fr. Cyrus

Pastor’s Message: March 25, 2022

Dear Parish Family,
We are beginning the second half of Lent! This Sunday, the Catholic Church celebrates Laetare Sunday (Fourth Sunday of Lent).
On this special occasion the the theme is joy and hope in the midst of our preparation for Easter.
The name Laetare  is the Latin word for “rejoice.”
The joy of Easter, which is just around the corner, is symbolized by the priest wearing rose-colored vestments Just before we enter into the solemn days of remembrance of Jesus’ last days, we pause for a moment, our penitential practices so we can have a glimpse of the joy that waits for us as we celebrate our Lord’s Resurrection on Easter.
God Bless you as we journey through this Lenten Season,
Fr. Cyrus

Pastor’s Message: March 18, 2022

Dear Parish Family,
We are now into the third week of the Season of Lent. This Sunday’s Gospel prepares us to hear Lent’s call to conversion and repentance.
Jesus’ calls us to repent. Repentance means the strong resolve to remove the occasion of sin. Jesus says God’s mercy is great, but now is the time to repent! In the parable of the fig tree which was given an extra year to yield fruit or else be cut down, the message of Jesus is that although God’s mercy is unlimited, our time on earth is limited; so now is the time to repent.
In these days of Lent, let’s reflect on our priorities and what changes may be needed to ensure that God’s will is on the top of the list.
God Bless you as we journey through this Lenten Season,
Fr. Cyrus