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February 9, 2020

Posted by Anne Wing

This is the 27th year of the existence of the annual appeal, Together in Mission, in Los Angeles.  In that time, about one third of our churches and schools have been assisted in their operational expenses and upkeep.  It is not easy to estimate the total number of families, ... Read More »

Presentation of The Lord -February 2, 2020

Posted by Anne Wing

Today marks the fortieth day after Christmas, and in Church Liturgical circles, we know it as the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.  It is the final feast of the Lord on our calendar which is dated by Christmas, the last one having been the Epiphany.  Like the ... Read More »

January 26, 2020

Posted by Anne Wing

This is a time of the year when, in Church circles here in the United States, there are a number of different moments being highlighted and celebrated.  They often go largely unnoticed, however, as in real terms we’re shaking off the dust of the holidays last month, and moving ... Read More »

January 19, 2020

Posted by Anne Wing

Christmas seems like so long ago now, and New Year’s resolutions have either taken hold for us, or we’re seriously considering waiting until next year to hit the “reset” button.  In that sense, today’s readings are very appropriate for this time of the year. 

Last week our readings focused ... Read More »

Baptism of the Lord January 12, 2020

Posted by Anne Wing

Today, on our church calendar, we celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.  It is a “hinge” feast in that it pivots us away from the Christmas Season and propels us into Ordinary Time.  In a very real way, it is an opportunity for us to consider ... Read More »

Epiphany January 5, 2020

Posted by Anne Wing

On this day we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord.  Matthew’s gospel tells of “magi from the east” searching for the new-born child about whom they say “We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage.”  While the scriptures don’t actually ... Read More »

The Holy Family December 29, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

On this First Sunday of the Christmas Season every year, the Church invites us to celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph.  It’s an opportunity for us to reflect on the quality and nature of what it means to be part of a family ... Read More »

Christmas December 25, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

We are so glad you are with us today to celebrate the birth of the Christ Child.  Whether you celebrate with us all year long or are visiting us for the first time, our hope is that, your experience is one of love and grace.  May the love God ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Advent December 22,2019

Posted by Anne Wing

It is the fourth and final Sunday of Advent.  Preparations for the coming feast are nearing their completion. Christmas is almost upon us.  The scents of candles and trees fill our homes, lights are twinkling, gifts are being prepared for sharing, songs and carols fill the air and we ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Advent, December 15, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

This Sunday, the third of our Advent Season, is traditionally known as Gaudete Sunday, taking its name from the opening antiphon of the mass which reads “Rejoice in the Lord always…”  The Latin word for “rejoice” is gaudete.  It’s a day when, as a church, we acknowledge the great ... Read More »