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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

    Pastor


    Introduction Letter


    St. Vincent de Paul Contact Information

    svdplf@gmail.com

    SVDP/Reaching Out Hotline (949) 460-4220

Thoughts from fr. thomas

JMJ

 

September 26, 2021

 

Dearest Parish Family,

 

God be with us always.

 

This week we are celebrating the Feast of the Archangels who are messengers of God to us of His benevolence, omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence, and transcendence. The three prominent ones figure greatly in our lives as God’s creation. Archangel Gabriel brought the Incarnation message to our Blessed Mother Mary. St. Michael manifests the power of God’s strength and protection. St. Raphael brings to us the healing and comfort we do desperately need during this time of pandemic. Let keep our devotion to these Archangels who manifest to us the eternal divine love God of Father has for all creation.

 

I do hope that your attention has been drawn to the Ark of Prayer Ministry of Praying Together which we now have         installed in the Church Plaza. We have prayer-partners who out of the kindness of their heart volunteer to pray with those who need a grace-filled moment. We however need more volunteers who feel they can be open to the invitation of the Holy Spirit to guide them to become prayer-partners. Kindly contact our Parish Ministries Coordinator Dennis Fung (kindly place his SDC email address here) and our prayer-partners will be providing an orientation and in-person experience of the ministry in the Ark of Prayer.

 

There is also a stand in front of the Ark of Prayer where one can write on the Prayer Intention Card to be deposited on a chest. These cards will be transferred in the Ark of Prayer Chest in front of the Altar where it will be remembered at the Holy Mass.

 

Next Saturday October 2nd we will have the Blessing of Animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi – whose Feast Day is on the 4th. It will be at 9:00 am after the 8:00 am Mass giving our parishioners time to bring their pets for the special blessing. We will also have a blessing on the day of St. Francis Feast for those who missed the Saturday event.

 

I am reiterating the invitation from our Music Ministry and the Religious Education Program for parishioners who are feeling moved to take part in providing the atmosphere that complements our Liturgical Celebrations and the Faith FormationPrograms that provide the foundation for the spiritual and Cristo-centric life of our young parishioners.

 

Thank you for your generous support of our Missionary from the Alagad ni Maria Religious Community. Know in your heart that you have supported their ministry especially the youth who are the future of our Church. The Gospel reminds us of that sacrifice, which is suffering endured with faith, hope in the spirit of love is essential to our lives as disciples and stewards of God’s grace. Remember that when one volunteers for service in our pastoral ministries. Please do consider praying so the Spirit may guide you in discerning where you can be real stewards of God’s gift. God bless, take care and be safe.

 

Love and prayers,


Fr. Thomas Paul K. Naval