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Evangelii Gaudium: Chapter 5, Spirit-Filled Evangelizers

Loving others is a spiritual force drawing us to union with God; indeed, one who does not love others ‘walks in the darkness, remains in death, and does not know God.’ Pope Benedict XVI has said that “closing our eyes to our neighbor also blinds us to God” and that love is the only light which  Read more

Categories News | Posted on August 16, 2018

Stewardship: July 2018 Collections

Below is a table comparing July 2017 collections to our current July 2018 collections. As you can see, while our collections were up July 2018 compared to July 2017 (which is due to the fact that this year there were 5 Sundays in July) we fell short of our goal by $ 5,527. We need  Read more

Categories News | Posted on August 16, 2018

The Pastor’s Corner – August 19, 2018

St. Paul tells us: “Watch carefully how you live, not as foolish persons but as wise, making the most of the opportunity because the days are evil.” He was a wise man and knew the good that people could do and he also knew the harm and evil that they could do too. Christianity was  Read more

Categories News | Posted on August 16, 2018

Are you without immigration status?

Are you without immigration status? Here’s a possible solution! STAND UP! is a campaign to protect the rights and welfare of immigrants, especially the undocumented. It is confidential, dependable and secure. For more information, contact us at standupimmigrants@gmail.com or 212-736-8500, Ext. 305. ¿Está sin estatus de inmigración? ¡Aqui hay una solución posible! ¡LEVANTENSE! es una  Read more

Categories News | Posted on August 9, 2018

Evangelii Gaudium – Chapter 5, Spirit-Filled Evangelizers

Sometimes we are tempted to be that kind of Christian who keeps the Lord’s wounds at arm’s length. Yet Jesus wants us to touch human misery, to touch the suffering flesh of others. He hopes that we will stop looking for those personal or communal niches which shelter us from the maelstrom of human misfortune  Read more

Categories News | Posted on August 9, 2018

The Pastor’s Corner – August 12, 2018

This is the third Sunday that the Gospel comes from Chapter 6 of John’s Gospel. We hear: “I am the bread that came down from heaven… and I am the bread of life… whoever eats this bread will live forever.” This “Bread” is our Eucharist that we celebrate frequently and that we receive often. When you  Read more

Categories News | Posted on August 9, 2018

Evangelii Gaudium: Chapter 5, Spirit-Filled Evangelizers

“Jesus is the model of evangelization… How good it is for us to contemplate the closeness which he shows to everyone! If he speaks to someone, he looks into their eyes with deep love and concern: ‘Jesus, looking upon him, loved him.’ We see how accessible he is as he draws near the blind man  Read more

Categories News | Posted on August 2, 2018

The Pastor’s Corner – August 5, 2018

Last Sunday the Gospel told us about Jesus feeding the large crowd with a few loaves and fishes. What an amazing event! Yet, in today’s Gospel, the same crowd asks Jesus: “What sign can you do, that we may see and believe in you? What can you do?” What more could they ask for? It is  Read more

Categories News | Posted on August 2, 2018

New Franciscan Novices Received

Fourteen men were recently received into the Franciscan Interprovincial Novitiate in Santa Barbara, California. Among them is Loren Moreno, a parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi (third from the left in the top row.) Let us join together in prayer that he and his fellow novices will have a novitiate year filled with God’s love  Read more

Categories News | Posted on July 26, 2018

The Pastor’s Corner – July 29, 2018

Thousands are fed on a few barley loaves and a couple of fish in today’s Gospel. What an outpouring of compassion and love upon the huge crowd of people that was following Jesus and this wasn’t the only great sign of his concern for the crowd. Earlier, he and his disciples had been taking care  Read more

Categories News | Posted on July 26, 2018