From the Pastor's Desk

Dear brothers and sisters,

Our Lord uses these expressions to sum up the desperate situation the inhabitants of Jerusalem will find themselves in at that time. Christians will experience similar anguish prior to the coming of the Son of man in glory.

The final verses indicate the attitude Christ’s disciples should have; they should be watchful, vigilant. One thing is certain: the Lord will come, just as surely as the fig tree goes through its seasons, just as the owner of the house will return as promised. The disciples must be vigilant. “He wished to hide this from us so that we might remain on our guard and be aware that this might happen to us during our life. He said very clearly that he would come again, but without stating at what moment. Thus, through all generations and at all times his coming is awaited ardently” (St Ephrem).
God bless you,

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Queridos hermanos,

Nuestro Señor usa estas expresiones para resumir la situación desesperada en la que los habitantes de Jerusalén se encontrarán en ese momento. Los cristianos experimentarán angustias similares antes de la venida del Hijo del Hombre en su gloria.

Los versículos finales indican la actitud que los discípulos de Cristo deben tener; deben estar atentos, vigilantes. Una cosa es cierta: el Señor vendrá, con tanta seguridad como la higuera produce a través de sus estaciones, al igual que el dueño de la casa regresará como prometido. Los discípulos debemos estar atentos. “El Señor quería ocultarnos esto para que permanezcamos en guardia y seamos conscientes de que esto podría sucedernos durante nuestra vida. Jesús dijo muy claramente que él vendría de nuevo, pero sin precisar en qué momento. De este modo, a través de todas las generaciones y en todo momento su llegada se espera ardientemente” (San Efrén).
Dios les bendiga,
— Fr. Francisco M. Tovar

Parish Activities

PRACTICE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 at 9:00am.

in the cafeteria

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PRACTICA

SABADO 17 de NOVIEMBRE a las 9am

en la cafeteria.


OFFICE HOURS

Monday-Friday: 9am - 8pm

We close for lunch time from 12:30 to 1:30pm




Mass Times

Monday-Saturday: 7:30am (English) in St. Joseph's Chapel

Monday-Friday: 7:00pm (Spanish) in Church.

Saturday: 5pm (English-Choir), 6:15pm (Spanish),

8pm (Neocatechumenal Way)

Sunday: 8:30am and 10:30am (both in English), 12:15pm (Spanish),

2pm (Haitian) and 4pm (Ghanaian).

*Special schedule for Holy Week, Easter, Christmas & New Year


Confession Times

Monday-Friday: 5:30pm - 6:45pm in the Church

Saturdays: 3:45pm - 4:45pm in the Church

Or any other time by calling at the Parish Office

Eucharistic Adoration

Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 7:30am
Thursday: 8am - 2pm

 


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