THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

(Gaudete in Domino semper: iterum dico, gaudete)

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice.

Indeed, the Lord is near”. (Phil 4:4-5)

From the Pastor's Desk

Dear brothers and sisters,

In today’s gospel we can see many other aspects of the greatness of Mary. Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, proclaims Mary as “the mother of my Lord”. But this fact is also an object of faith and for this reason Elizabeth greets Mary in the way she does.
However, the Blessed Virgin’s faith is not just a matter of personal virtue: it gives rise to the New Covenant: “Just as Abraham ‘in hope believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations’, so Mary, at the Annunciation, having professed her virginity, believed that through the power of the most High, by the power of the Holy Spirit, she would become the mother of God’s son in accordance with the angel’s revelation” (St John Paul II, Redemptoris Mater, 14).
God bless you,

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Queridos hermanos,

En el evangelio de hoy podemos ver muchos otros aspectos de la grandeza de María. Isabel, llena del Espíritu Santo, proclama a María como “la madre de mi Señor”. Pero este hecho es también un objeto de la fe y por esta razón Isabel saluda a María en la forma en que lo hace.
Sin embargo, la fe de la Virgen no es sólo una cuestión de virtud personal: da lugar a la Nueva Alianza: “Así como Abraham creyó contra toda esperanza, para que se convierta en el padre de muchas naciones”, entonces María, en la Anunciación, habiendo profesado su virginidad, cree que a través del poder del Altísimo, por el poder del Espíritu Santo, ella sería la madre del hijo de Dios según la revelación del ángel” (San Juan Pablo II, Redemptoris Mater, 14).
Dios les bendiga,
— Fr. Francisco M. Tovar

Parish Activities

LAST NATIVITY PLAY PRACTICE

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 AT 9 a.m. in the Cafeteria

FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR MASS SCHEDULE, PLEASE GO TO PARISH CALENDAR OR BULLETIN. THANKS.

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ULTIMA PRACTICA OBRA DE TEATRO DE LA NAVIDAD

SABADO, DICIEMBRE 15 a las 9 a.m. en la Cafeteria

PARA VER EL HORARIO DE MISAS DE NAVIDAD Y AÑO NUEVO, POR VAFOR MIRE EN EL CALENDARIO O EL BOLETIN. THANKS.


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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