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    My Dearest Parish Family,

    God be with us always.

    I am writing to introduce the message from Kanoe-Claire Martin who is responding to our appeal to "Reaching Out-Loving our Neighbor." We have spoken about it several times in our Santiago Speak every Wednesday. May it be a start of people stepping up to be there for others. As I also mentioned before our St. Vincent de Paul President Paul Mondello volunteered to be the repository of people willing to volunteer to help those in need with their particular skill or ability. Thank you very much for your kindness and generosity of heart. God bless and take care.

    Love and prayers,

    Fr. Thomas Paul K. Naval


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    SVDP/Reaching Out Hotline (949) 460-4220

Thoughts from fr. thomas



January 17, 2021


Dearest Parish Family,


God be with us always.


On behalf of our Parish Family, I would like to thank Bishop Thomas Thanh Nguyen, DD for celebrating the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord at the 10:15 Mass last Sunday. He emphasized the celebratory, communitarian and missionary aspect of our Baptism. Indeed, we who have been baptized a given a precious, eternal gift of love that makes us part of the Mystical Body of Christ who embraced our humanity.


We are now on the Ordinary Time in our Liturgical Calendar with the               reminder of the sanctifying grace we received in our Baptism – we are called to live ordinary lives in an extraordinary way of our Lord Jesus who lived in a deep, meaningful, relevant acts of love for others. Our acts of charity do not have to be grandiose or dramatic, all it needs to be is to come from the heart – the act may not be perfect but real and sincere. A heart grateful for being loved and being trusted to carry on the Mission of our Savior Jesus Christ.


The Gospel for this Sunday is short but pack a wallop of implications on how our relationship with our Loving God. We have to be like children who fully trust and depend on our Loving Father who will be with us until the end.


Sincere gratitude to all those who have shared of themselves in response to the needs of our times. We are grateful to those who have given to our Food Drive this weekend. We all recognize thankfully the efforts of all our volunteers who attend to our Faith Formation Programs and the different ministries. We are also commencing with the Marriage Ongoing Formation Presentations in Spanish. We have also offered these presentations to several other parishes since these are all conducted thru zoom meetings.


In one final shout out, we should also all be grateful and recognize the efforts of the volunteers who made Advent and Christmas truly meaningful and celebratory. They continue to serve in our liturgical ministries and  celebrations these coming months, hopefully we will be able to in the near future have our Masses in the Church.


Let us find ways to make these ordinary weeks extraordinary because we allow the Spirit of God to guide us and empower us in all that we do. May we listen and abide by what Mother Teresa said: “We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” God bless, take care and be safe.


Love and prayers,



Fr. Thomas Paul K. Naval