Pastor’s Desk 11.26.17

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe: This Feast Day is enhanced by asking; and answering a few questions: Who is Jesus? What does He mean in your life? We call Him Messiah or Christ. Do those words mean anything to you personally? We call Him Savior, Redeemer and Lord. What effect does this

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Free, Free, Free

FREE FREE FREE: I have a pre-Christmas gift for each of you! By popular demand – after each Mass next weekend I will be handing out The Advent Little Blue Books – one for each household. These are similar to the ones I gave you the past three Advents and Lents. I sincerely encourage you to read these brief

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Pastor’s Desk 11.19.17

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: Thank God This Thursday we celebrate Thanksgiving. It’s a favorite holiday as family and friends gather to eat turkey and pumpkin pie, and maybe watch some football (and hopefully attend Holy Mass at 10am!). Inevitably, on that day someone will ask; “So-What are you thankful for?” For many of us, we are thankful for/to all the

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Pastor’s Desk 11.12.17

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: A little before midnight, October 8th, our world here as we know it in Sonoma County changed forever. Those memories, especially those of us who were evacuated and even more especially so, those who ran from their homes with just their clothes on their backs, are etched into our brains. They are very recent memories,

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Pastor’s Desk 10.29.17

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: A Happy – “Holy Day’ (of Obligation)  ALL SAINTS DAY: This Wednesday, November 1st, we celebrate all those countless persons who are in heaven, but do not have a special “feast day.” They are of all kinds and varieties: young and old, intelligent and simple, jolly and re served, introverted and extroverted,

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Pastor’s Desk 10.1.17 Disaster Relief

DISASTER RELIEF Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria – Louisiana, Florida, Mexico, Puerto Rico. The USCCB [United States Conference of Catholic Bishops] have asked that all U.S. parishes assist in relief efforts. I know this is back to back, but we are duty-bound to help those in most need, no matter who or where they are

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Pastor’s Desk 09.24.17

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: St. Francis and the Blessing of Animals As many of you already know, years ago Franciscan’s served in our Diocese. At one time they covered all of Lake County and then some. And, as some of you also know, I too have a Franciscan background. There is evidence of our Franciscan roots throughout

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Pastor’s Desk 09.17.17

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: WECOME BACK! Summer’s over. Everybody’s back from vacation and various summer activities. Our Children and Young Adults Faith Formation/Religious Education classes are all underway. It is a great joy to see families with young children at Mass. And, truth be told, it is also a great joy to see families who have returned

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Pastor’s Desk 09.02.17

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: Labor Day: Monday, September 4, 2017 In 1981 Pope John Paul II wrote Laborem Exercens (On Human Work). In it he affirmed that “The Church considers it her task always to call attention to the dignity and rights of those who work, to condemn situations in which that dignity and those rights are

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Pastor’s Desk 08.13.17

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary; Tuesday, August 15 “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb ” – Luke 1:42closeLuke 1:42 42 and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! (ESV) closeLuke 1:42closeLuke

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