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February 17, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

“Jesus came down with the twelve and stood on a stretch of level ground with a great crowd of his disciples and a large number of the people…” (Luke 6:17)

For some reason these words jumped out at me when I began to reflect on today’s gospel passage. Maybe ... Read More »

February 10, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

“Let us remember the past with gratitude, live the present with enthusiasm, and look forward to the future with confidence.” This is one of the thoughts expressed by St. John Paul II in his Apostolic Letter “At the Beginning of the Third Millennium”. It’s also a theme that is ... Read More »

February 3, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

This weekend we begin our annual Together in Mission campaign.  It is an appropriate time to pause, and to acknowledge all those who participated in our 2018 campaign.  The final report I received from the Together in Mission office shows that while it took a little longer than in ... Read More »

January 27, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

During our Christmas Season, we heard two passages from Luke’s gospel in which he mentions the names of powerful and political characters.  When introducing us to the birth of Jesus, the evangelist does so “In those days [when] a decree went out from Caesar Augustus… when Quirinius was Governor ... Read More »

January 20, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

On this Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, our scriptures are replete with references to the greatness of God and the delight God takes in his people.  The first reading from Isaiah reminds us that God takes such delight in us that we are given a new name, and it ... Read More »

January 13, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

On this Sunday we celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.  For those who are attuned to the way in which the Church measures times and seasons, this is both the last Sunday of the Christmas Season and the first Sunday of what we call “Ordinary Time.”

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January 6, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

On this wonderful Feast of the Epiphany, we are already beginning to accelerate into the New Year.  I remember the culture shock of my first Christmas in Los Angeles a quarter century ago.  Christmas was all over on the 26th.  I remember the traumatic shock of seeing Christmas trees ... Read More »

December 30, 2018 - Feast of the Holy Family

Posted by Anne Wing

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. It’s a day when we can assert with confidence that the unconditional love God has for us is the foundation of familial love. However, there seems to be to be something of a challenge in ... Read More »

Christmas Day

Posted by Anne Wing

We are glad you are here with us today!  Some of us are here to spend time with family and friends, some of us are here because this is our parish.  All of us are here because today we celebrate the joy of what God has done.  2018 marks ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Advent, December 23, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

On this Fourth Sunday of Advent, I am struck by the language of “blessing” that pervades our gospel text today.  I’m also touched by how the evangelist helps us to “keep it real.”

Luke’s writing reminds us that Elizabeth, “filled with the Holy Spirit,” can hardly contain herself.  It ... Read More »