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August 19, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

One thing that is as certain and as sure as the Northern Star, is that at least once a month someone comments to me about the church getting involved in political matters. Sometimes, people are unhappy because the Church doesn’t weigh in on a particular issue. Sometimes people are ... Read More »

August 12, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

This Sunday marks the third of five Sundays in which the Gospel of John is proclaimed in Church. It is a particular section of John’s gospel, chapter 6 to be specific, and it focuses on the Johannine teaching on the Eucharist.

This teaching begins with the miracle of the ... Read More »

August 5, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

Called to help our neighbor

Every year, every parish in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, stretching from Santa Maria to Long Beach, and from Santa Monica to Pomona, participates in our annual Together in Mission Appeal. It is a unique appeal in the Church of the United States, in ... Read More »

July 29, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

Every so often I get a note from a concerned soul in the parish that addresses their perception of inappropriate attire in Church. I am unaware of any formal church teaching on the matter, but my research has shown that those Churches - and there are some - that ... Read More »

July 22, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

In today’s gospel, Jesus reminds us all of the importance of coming apart from the usual hum-drum of life’s complexities to recharge and refresh. If R & R was good enough for God at the conclusion of the creation narrative in Genesis, then it’s good enough for all of ... Read More »

July 15, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

When I read this passage from Mark’s gospel, I found myself remembering how it was when I arrived, newly ordained, to take up my first assignment. My mind has been wandering through memories of my early days in ministry in the Archdiocese as I was recently invited to ... Read More »

July 8, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

There’s a theme in today’s gospel that bears some wisdom for all of us when it comes to our own growth and development. It might be especially helpful in our evaluation of the resources we take advantage of as we “advance in wisdom, age and favor before God and ... Read More »

July 1, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

As I write, it is early morning in Paris. Sunrise stole gently across the city a little while ago, surprising us all with the gift of a beautiful new day. For those unaware, I am traveling with a group of pilgrims from the parish, who have just spent ... Read More »

June 24, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

It doesn’t happen too often, but this year the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist falls on a Sunday. The scriptures for this solemn holiday in the Church all have echoes of a common thread… They have to do with the unfolding of God’s work ... Read More »

June 17, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

As I reflect on some thoughts for this week, I can’t help but be mindful that in the course of recent days we have celebrated the Priestly ordinations of nine men for service within the Archdiocese (including our former intern, Peter Saucedo), and the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Marc ... Read More »