March 3, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

I remember going to confession as a teen and telling the priest that I had “cursed.”  He asked me to clarify, and with no small sense of embarrassment, I told him the words I had used.  He quickly pointed out to me that I hadn’t actually cursed anyone, but ... Read More »

February 24, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

A couple of weeks ago over a thousand of our parishioners braved the cold and the rain to gather in a tent on the parking lot.  It was one of the events we by which we are marking our 60th anniversary as a parish.  The idea of “One Parish, ... Read More »

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 »