Parish News Blog


01
Jan 2018

Since January 1st falls on a Monday, it will not be a holy day of obligation, but it is a very important feast day in the Catholic Church. It is the Feast of Mary the Mother of God. There will be a Mass at 7:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day and there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass until 8:00 p.m. There will be the normal praise and worship from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. with confessions being heard at the same time. What better way to start off the New Year than by participating in Mass to hear God’s Word and to receive Jesus in the......

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01
Jan 2018

As we end the year of 2017, Monsignor Larry would like to thank all those who have adopted being good stewards as a way of life and have made tithing (giving back to God His 10% from what He has given to us) a meaningful part of your lives. It is important for us to be good stewards and give back to God from what He has given to us. Tithing is a good way to build our trust in God since it means taking God at His word. The start of a New Year gives us an excellent opportunity to begin to live this life of trust and......

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01
Jan 2018

12/31/2017 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Lord be with you. Today in celebrating the Feast of the Holy Family, we have the opportunity to look at the life of Jesus, Mary and Joseph to see what lessons we can learn and hopefully put into practice in our own families. Many times we make the mistake of thinking that because Mary and Joseph were the parents of Jesus, the Son of God, that they must have had God’s direct intervention in their everyday life’s problems. Because we see them as “special,” our tendency is to tell ourselves that it is almost impossible to......

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18
Dec 2017

12/17/2017 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Lord be with you. Today is the third Sunday of Advent (notice the pink candle burning on the Advent Wreath), and we take a break from the penance of Advent while at the same time recommitting ourselves to prepare ourselves spiritually for the birthday of Jesus. We know that Jesus was born on that first Christmas, and that He will not be reborn of December 25th. We prepare ourselves for His birthday by using the season of Advent to focus on the second coming of Jesus. While it is true that Jesus will come again at......

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11
Dec 2017

12/10/2017 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Lord be with you. Today is the second Sunday of Advent. Remember that the Advent season is a season of penance, a time for us to repent and turn more to preparing ourselves spiritually for the Birth of the child Jesus. It will be easy for us to get lost in the worldly preparations for Christmas as we run from store to store to get the bargains as we shop for the right present for that special person. We will be going to different Christmas parties, and will probably eat and drink more than we should.......

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04
Dec 2017

Christmas is a holy day of obligation. Since Christmas is Monday, December 25th, the Vigil Mass will be on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. You cannot fulfill your Sunday obligation and the holy day obligation with the 5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass. The last Sunday Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. There will be a Midnight Mass and Mass at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. on Christmas day....

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04
Dec 2017

Remember that Saturday, December 8th, is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and is a Holy Day of Obligation. There will be a vigil Mass on Friday, December 7th at 6:00 p.m., and two Masses on Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. It is called a day of obligation because Catholics are obliged to participate in Mass on that day....

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04
Dec 2017

When you are looking for a place to do some Christmas shopping, don’t forget that the parish has its own store, the Agape Religious Article Store. You will be able to find gifts for people of all ages. When you buy from the store, you are actually helping us to put money into our building fund. All the profit from the store benefits the future growth and development of our parish. The store is open daily when you see the flags in front of the store. Support your parish and shop at your own store. Spread the Word about our store!...

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04
Dec 2017

12/03/2017 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Lord be with you. When a couple gets the news that a baby is on the way, their hearts are filled with joy. For nine months, the mother must take special care of her body for whatever she eats or drink will have an effect on the baby. There is also a lot of time spent on making the physical preparations for the new arrival. As the birth date gets nearer, the excitement grows. It was the same for Mary and Joseph when Mary was pregnant with Jesus. But in the last days of her pregnancy,......

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27
Nov 2017

11/26/2017 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I hope that all of you had a great Thanksgiving. I would wager that most of you ate more than you wanted. It was just too much to say no to that extra helping of turkey and dressing or maybe that extra piece of pecan pie. You also probably ate left over in the evening. There is still time to go on a crash diet to get ready for all the Christmas parties! I hope that Thanksgiving was a wonderful time for you to visit with members of you family that you have not seen for some time. Thanksgiving is also......

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