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July 14, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

I wanted to take an opportunity to share a word of profound gratitude to all who shared good wishes with me and with my family who have been visiting.  A few weeks ago we celebrated a milestone in my own life, marking 25 years of priestly service.  I completed ... Read More »

July 7, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

On this weekend, throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, many parishioners will be greeted in their churches by new faces at their altars.  July 1 is the formal date of transition for priests of the Archdiocese. New assignments are taken up.  And so priests who have been part of ... Read More »

June 30, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

I’m very struck in today’s first reading of the image of Elisha ploughing behind “twelve yoke of oxen.”  That’s a lot of meat on the hoof!  Every time I see the number 12 in scripture, I immediately think it must have something to do with the Twelve Tribes of ... Read More »

June 23, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.  In former times the Feast was known by the name “Corpus Christi” and was often marked in parish communities with processions and other devotional practices that varied according to location and culture.  I have fond ... Read More »

June 16, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

Liturgically speaking, the Sundays immediately following Pentecost are each celebrations of particular Feast days within the life of the Church.  The first of them is the Feast of the Holy Trinity, which we celebrate today.

Usually, when believers are asked to try to say something about the Trinity, we ... Read More »

PENTECOST SUNDAY - June 9, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

Each year at Pentecost, I marvel at the unfolding of salvation history.  I wonder at the love that God has for us… a love so great that God sent his only Son to be one with us, a love so profound that God remains among us.  As Revelation puts ... Read More »

June 2, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

This is the second of two essays to be published in our bulletin. It was authored by Isabelle Brough, an 8th grade student at our school, as part of the traditional observance of the May Crowning.

For a long time, I took what it meant to go to a ... Read More »

May 26, 2019 - 6th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Anne Wing

There once was a young boy named Menroy.  He, just like most of the other kids his age, loved candy. Unfortunately, he did not have the money to buy any. Although he did not have enough money to buy any, he knew where some money was that he could ... Read More »

May 19, 2019 - 5th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Anne Wing

This weekend our parish celebrates the Sacrament of Confirmation and it is always the occasion of a visit from one of the bishops of our Archdiocese.  This year we are delighted to welcome the newly-ordained Bishop Alex Aclan to our parish for the celebration.

The tradition of a bishop ... Read More »

May 12, 2019 - 4th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Anne Wing

A common theme in the gospel stories that tell of the time immediately following the resurrection of Jesus is that of fear.  The disciples were afraid in the immediate aftermath of the resurrection.  The women were afraid when they met the angels who announced to them that Jesus was ... Read More »