JMJ 22 July 2015 My Dearest Parish Family, God be with us always. HAPPY FIESTA TO EVERYONE! We are blessed that this year we have begun our celebrations early on. Last Saturday’s Faith and Film Retreat on July 18th was a very moving experience; to realize the rich heritage we are part of as we bear the name and spirit of Santiago de Compostela, which is one of the oldest pilgrimage shrines in Christian Tradition. With the blessing and guidance of the Spirit, we were able to organize (and by the time you are reading this have completed): The First Annual Camino of Santiago de Compostela here
Photo of Tony, Christopher, Julia and Janet Walker
JMJ 12 July 2015 My Dearest Parish Family, God be with us always. I read once that the Work of God was never a solitary affair – it was, has and will always be communal. We are companions on the journey, as the song would remind us. This week I am asking all of us to read the appeal of Janet for her husband Tony; and while not all of us can qualify to become donors, we can all pray – because with God everything is possible. So let us read with open hearts, minds and spirits her letter so together we can storm heaven with our prayers. God bless
JMJ 23 June 2015 My Dearest Parish Family, God be with us always. I would like to clarify a statement that I made both in the bulletin and verbally to many parishioners. Rather than being assigned by the Diocesan Missions Office to St. Irenaeus, Fr. Marc was invited by Fr. Patrick Moses to speak at each Mass, during which the congregation was invited to stop by his table after Mass. There was no second collection taken at any of the Masses. The distinction between the assignment vs. the invitation was not clear to me when I made my statement in the bulletin as well as verbally to many.