Pastor’s Desk 3.1.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk “Where have all the Flowers gone?” You’ve heard me say that Lent was not my favorite time of the year. I am, by nature, a jovial person. I love to laugh and smile, to joke and jest. So, as a lad in the 1950’s these did not go well with the

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Pastor’s Desk 2.23.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Holy Season of Lent – the time we change our lives for the better in preparation for the Most Holy of days – Easter. This raises a yearly question for each of us. What should I give up for Lent? Or, perhaps,

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Pastor’s Desk 2.16.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk A.M.A. As you know I was a Military Chaplain for many years lived in a world of acronyms. I returned to the Diocese to parish Ministry in 2003. Until then the acronym ‘A.M.A.’ meant one of four things to me: American Medical Association, American Motorcyclist Association, American Music Awards or ‘Against

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Pastor’s Desk 2.9.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk Who Are We? This Sunday Jesus begins to instruct the disciples about how to be his followers. In the Gospels of previous Sundays we have been following the story of his early career. He went to be baptized. Then, when he heard that John the Baptist had been murdered, he moved

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Pastor’s Desk 2.2.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk We all need healing. Why? Because, regardless of age, we have all been injured. Whether emotionally, physically, psychologically or even spiritually, we’ve all been hurt. And this includes any of the above that are self-inflicted. We also all know others that need healing. Some too proud to ask. Some too ashamed.

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Pastor’s Desk 1.26.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk Three weeks ago after the 10:15 Mass, a couple who was visiting from Oregon stopped to talk with me. They asked me if it was a special ‘Children’s’ or ‘Family’ Mass. I said no, just the regular 10:15 Mass. They said they have been coming here twice a year [when visiting

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Pastor’s Desk 1.19.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King Jr.. To some reading this, these names bring back memories of personal experiences during the turbulent times of the sixties and seventies: the start of the Civil Rights Movement, the Catholic Worker Houses and the beginning of the changes that are still in

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Marriage Mass 2.9.2020

Bishop Vasa and the Marriage and Family Life Office will be sponsoring a bilingual “Celebrating Marriage Mass” for married couples within the Diocese of Santa Rosa. The Mass and reception will be held on Sunday, February 9th at St. Eugene’s in Santa Rosa. The Mass will begin at 3 PM with a reception to follow

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Pastor’s Desk 1.12.2020

…..from your Pastors’ Desk… The Baptism of the LordAnd a voice came from the heavens, saying: “This is my beloved Son; with whom I am well pleased” (Matthew 3closeERROR: The IP key is no longer supported. Please use your access key, the testing key ‘TEST’closeERROR: The IP key is no longer supported. Please use your

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Baptism Requirements

Baptism Requirements: If you attend the Sunday Morning Masses, especially the 10:15 mass, you will notice an increased number of families. What a joy to see. And with families come young children and babies. And with babies and young children comes baptism!Accordingly we are including the basic requirements to have a child baptized in a

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