How Strong Catholic Parents Argue

Dear Friends in Christ, The greatest gift that parents can give their children—as mentioned two weeks ago—is their example of love that they give by loving each other. Of course, this is not always easy and doesn’t mean that conflict doesn’t arise from time to time in...

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Feast Of St. Mary of the Angels – August 2

Feast of St. Mary of the Angels—August 2 Depicted in the painting behind the main altar is another vision of St. Francis that he had in 1216.  After experiencing a strong carnal temptation one night, St. Francis jumped undressed into a thorny bush outside his cell. As...

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Year of the Family

St. Mary of the Angels Leadership Team has designated this year to the family. This wonderful initiative will surely benefit parents and children, as well as the Church as a whole. Let us support all Catholic parents with our prayers and encouragement as they fulfill...

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Where Charity And Love Prevail

Dear Friends in Christ, Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est. Where charity and love prevail, there God is ever found. The words of this hymn, based on 1 John 4:16, have been on my mind lately as I reflect on our parishes continuing to find their way through the many...

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New Mass Times

July 12, 2020 Christ and his Church has risen! Alleluia! We are open again for Mass and receiving our Lord in Holy Communion—many have already joined us, even though the obligation to go to Sunday Mass is still dispensed by the Cardinal. Jesus himself has been waiting...

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July 5, 2020

July 5, 2020 To be holy, we practice the supernatural virtues of faith, hope, and charity that God bestows upon the soul at Baptism, yet require us to cooperate by exercising them, making acts of faith, hope, charity. We make an act of faith when we consciously affirm...

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Black Lives Matter because…

Black Lives Matter, because…  This is a slogan that has been polarizing our country unnecessarily. Of course black lives matter, because they are children of God! As the Catechism of the Catholic Church says so forcefully: “Created in the image of the one God and...

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Father’s Day, 2020

Fatherhood Fathers’ Day is a wonderful day to celebrate those persons who fulfilled the wonderful, paternal role in our lives as our biological and spiritual fathers. What makes a male human being a man and a father? Faithfulness A ​father​ is ​faithful​: to God, to...

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The Pandemic Corpus Christi, 2020

The Pandemic Corpus Christi, 2020  Welcome back! Now is the moment we have all been waiting for—the ability to start going to Mass again and to receive our Lord in Holy Communion. But this is the moment Jesus himself has been waiting for: engaging us in a wonderful...

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Letter from the Prelate (1 April 2020)

With Holy Week only a few days away and amid so much suffering, Monsignor Fernado Ocáriz invites us to look at Christ on the Cross, who is the source of our hope. My dear children may Jesus watch over my daughters and sons for me! The Paschal Triduum is drawing near,...

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