Lenten Fig Tree

This Lenten season, we are reminded of the parable of the fig tree that bore no fruit. (Lk 13:1-9) …Then a gardner replied, “Sir, leave it for this year also, and I shall cultivate the ground around it and fertilize it;it may bear fruit in the future..” This Lenten season we are reminded that God […]

Lenten Prayer

This Lenten season, we are reminded when Jesus took Peter, John, and James and went up the mountain to pray. (Lk 9:28b-36) …Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my chosen Son; listen to him.” This Lenten week we are reminded to pray as a family, especially for the people of […]

Lent

As we enter this Lenten season, we recall the 40 days of Jesus being tempted in the wilderness (Lk 4:1-13) The story of Jesus’ time in the desert is always read on the first Sunday of Lent as a reminder that we are each called to explore our own temptations and the deserts within us […]

Lent

Lent If you would like to follow me, take up your cross Lent The 40 days of Lent recall the 40 days of Jesus being tempted in the wilderness (Mt 4:1-11, Mk 1:12-13, Lk 4:1-13). The story of Jesus’ time in the desert is always read on the first Sunday of Lent as a reminder that we are each called to […]

Holy Week

Palm Sunday signals the upcoming end of Lent and the beginning of Holy Week. The day commemorates the spreading of palms and clothing in Jesus’ path as He entered Jerusalem prior to His crucifixion: They brought the donkey and the colt, placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them. A very large crowd […]

Dream Garden Project

Saint Joseph Dream Garden   Our new Saint Joseph Dream Garden will be a re-landscaped area between the church and Mission Blvd sidewalk.  Pavers installed to create a large gathering area for parishioners to enjoy under the trees before and after Mass.  New built-in benches for seating and planters will be added, and a low […]

Forgiveness

This Lenten season, we are reminded when the Pharisees brought a woman accused of adultery to Jesus. (Jn 8:1-11) He told the crowd “Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her”.One by one they left and Jesus forgave the woman. This Lenten season we are […]

Infinite love

This Lenten season, we are reminded of the parable of the Prodigal Son who returned to his father. (Lk 15:1-3, 11-32) …Then let us celebrate with a feast, because this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again; he was lost, and has been found…” This Lenten season we are reminded that […]

Prepare the Heart

This week as Ash Wednesday approaches,let’s prepare our hearts for the coming of Lent…a period for all of us to reflect more deeplyupon the saving presence of Jesus in our livesand to weed out everything that stands between us and Jesus. Please join us at Mass as we celebrate this holy seasonand find ways we can […]

The Mission

This week we reflect on Luke’s account ofJesus reading the scrolls at the synagogue who then said“Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.” Luke tells us Jesus had a clear understanding of his mission and the power of the Holy Spirit. Luke also understood his own mission was to share this good news. […]