Transitional Deacon, Eric Sanchez, is inviting St. Mary’s Youth to a Talk about Priesthood and Religious Life.
Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,
Ours is a time of uncertainty and anxiety. We, however, choose to walk with faith and trust in the Lord, but are mindful of the ways in which we are to care for one another in this pandemic. We choose, as acts of kindness, to wear masks, wash our hands and be six feet distant from each other in order to protect others and slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Unfortunately, many of us do not know if we have the virus or not and can spread it. Fortunately for us, this last time for a possible exposure proved to be negative for the person and hence for us. However, a second test was also performed to ensure the negative result. We will wait for the results of the Covid -19 test due to the number of negative results that have been proven to be fake.
We will walk with faith and trust in the Lord and the careful good sense we have been given, I have decided with my fellow priests that we will continue to hold activities and Masses this weekend starting with daily Mass on Friday at 7:30 a.m. Our concern will always move to ensure your health and well being especially with this deadly disease. If I err in judgment I will err on the side of prudence and caution. If it is discovered that the second test proves to be positive I will immediately shut down the parish. You will be informed as soon as I can receive the information.
Thank you for your support and ongoing concern for one another. May the acts of our love in the Lord’s name be our healing and hope.
MASSES OUTSIDE THE PARISH CENTER ON SUNDAYS – NO SignUp required!
8:00 a.m. English – 9:30 a.m. Vietnamese – 11:00 a.m. Spanish
Please, observe the following guidelines for those who wish to attend.
Thank you for your patience. Fr. Bill
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The seed sown on rich soil
This Sunday’s readings are about sowing seeds. The important thing to remember about seed sowing is that the effort is worthless if the seeds are not changed by being cast to the ground. Each seed must give up its former self, dying in the dirt while new life stirs within it. Only then can it send out a tender, first root, which will multiply and grow stronger and deeper to support upward growth. Even so, it has to be properly nourished to survive.
If all this takes place, the end result is a plant that looks nothing like the seed, which as it grows develops the ever-more important mission of benefitting the wider world of Nature beyond itself.
As we listen to Jesus explain the parable, we say yes, we want to be seeds that become fruitful lives. But desiring it does not automatically transform us. What is it that makes the soil of our lives rich and growth-producing?
The reading from Isaiah tells us that it is God himself who is the rich soil — God and his Word. Saint Paul reminds us in the second reading that suffering is part of creation (seeds must fall in the dirt and die in order to produce a fruitful life). Redemption grows from suffering and death.
We will never feel truly fulfilled until we’ve surrendered to the soil and have allowed God to nourish our growth.
Listen carefully … allow people to share their story … listen to people speak about their dreams and hopes … establish relationships with people.
On July 12, hundreds of members of the Vincentian Family from all over the world joined together in prayer, through Facebook Live, to ask the Lord for healing, a present need in light of so much […]
The government of Kenya presented an award to Sister Winnie Mutuku, DC for her work that involved providing food to street children during the emergency created by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Fr. Frank Sacks, CM, shares a reflection on the Three Apparitions of Mary to St. Catherine Labouré as depicted in the art of the Miraculous Medal Shrine in Philadelphia.
The UK Vincentian Family is working to eradicate the poverty of homelessness - now and for all time.
I had the chance to spend Easter with a Vincentian youth group in the community of Palmas del Río, in El Roble parish, Puntarenas, Costa Rica.
Encountering Christ in the Poor
St. Vincent teaches us to see Christ in the poor and suffering, so much so that the poor become our Lords and Masters and we their servants. Read more →
Congregation of the Mission
The Eastern Province is a province of Congregation of the Mission, often known as Vincentian Fathers and Brothers or Lazarists … Read more →
“Sufferings well received will prove our passport to eternity.” – St. Louise de Marillac – Suffering the pain of misunderstanding is hard to bear. Heal, O Lord, the broken and troubled relationships in my life. Teach me to forgive as you want me to forgive– completely and whole-heartedly being the first to make amends.
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