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It Could Have Been Worse

25 August 2015
My Dearest Parish Family,
This was all I could think about as I laid down my head last Sunday night, having learned that we had been robbed of three of our seven Weekend Collection Bags. These bags were from the Saturday 5pm Vigil Mass and the two Sunday Masses of 12pm and 1:45 pm. “Sad, Devastated, Hurt and violated . . .” were words that would form in my mind and sometimes be expressed when I think about what happened.

Employment Opportunity at Santiago

Weekend Janitor/Custodian:
The Church Custodian has the responsibility for the appearance, maintenance, and security of the building and grounds; as well as the overall cleanliness of Santiago de Compostela Church.

Reports to:

The Administrator/Pastor and Director of Facilities and Events.

• Dependable, responsible, and self-motivated.
• Possess excellent communication skills, and is a strong team player with the staff and volunteers.
• Ability to reach, bend, stoop, kneel, and stand for extended periods of time.

Keeping The Spirit Alive This Summer

4 August 2015
My Dearest Parish Family,
God be with us always.
I write this on the Memorial of St. John Mary Vianney, Patron Saint of Parish Priests. He has time and again exhorted his fellow pastors to persevere and love. I have often thought that summer is when things slowdown in the parish, but it seems we have kept the Spirit alive in the numerous activities we had and have.
    This week we ended a very successful run of Backyard Theology. Under the leadership of Kay Kenson, it has flourished to be one anticipated opportunity to deepen one’s knowledge about our Catholic Faith.

The Feast of St. James

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