Feast of the Holy Trinity!
May 25, 2018
This weekend we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.
A solemnity is the highest level of a feast in the
Catholic Church calendar. This great feast happens
each year after the celebration of Pentecost because,
with the Holy Spirit coming at Pentecost, the
fullness of the mystery of our Triune God has been
revealed. We worship God as Father, Son, and
Holy Spirit. God the Father and the creator, Christ
Jesus, the co-eternal Son of the Father and the Word
incarnate who became flesh and dwelt among us,
and the Holy Spirit who proceeds from the Father
and the Son and gives life to the Church.
As Christians, we celebrate and live lives of faith
according to how God has been revealed to us. It is
not so much man’s searching for God (although that
is important), but rather the reality that God has
reached out from heaven and revealed Himself to
us. He comes to us! Immanuel- God with us! We
rejoice and live in the great mystery of God’s love.
God created us and when we fell into sin, God did
not wish for us to die or for us to be distant from
Him. Instead, He sent His Son, Jesus, and He
continues to encourage us through the sending of
the Holy Spirit. God is so Amazing! We can’t help
but to praise Him and Rejoice and seek to grow ever
closer to the mystery of His love for us in the Most
May God Bless you all! Father, Son and Holy
May is Mary Month
May 5, 2018
May is Mary’s Month! As we begin May, let us remember that it is Mary’s month. Please make an effort to do some kind of special Marian devotion. When we were growing up, our family would always pray the rosary together each evening during May. Parents, please make that extra effort to do something. Fr. Galarza will offer Mass in Spanish on Saturday mornings during the month of May at 7:30 AM in the prayer garden. Even if you do not speak Spanish, perhaps that can be part of your Marian devotion. I am aware of someone who recently began praying the Memorare each day and she has been amazed at the graces that she has received. The Memorare prayer is below; perhaps you can start praying it too each day! Holy Mary Mother of God pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen!
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen
April 22, 2018
First Communion This Weekend! We congratulate the second graders from our Wednesday night program who will make their First Communion this weekend. As we see the children all dressed in their finest to receive our Lord, it reminds each of us of the most precious gift that we receive each Sunday when we celebrate Mass.