Browsing Thoughts from Fr. Riz

Important Announcement

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 3/15/21

My dear Parishioners, Please take advantage of the invitation below from our Archbishop Gomez to a special Mass celebration of St. Joseph this Friday, March 19 , which is his Feast Day. MASS ON THE SOLEMNITY OF ST. JOSEPH IN THE YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH Archbishop José H. Gomez ... Read More »

Message from Fr. Riz

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 3/12/21

My dear Parishioners, May the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the communion of the Hoy Spirit be with you and your loved ones! Pope Francis proclaims “Year of St Joseph”With the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the ... Read More »

Message from Fr. Riz

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 2/19/21

My dear Parishioners, First of all I would like to express my grattitude to all of who have offered prayers for my healing and recovery after I had my Appendictomy surgery last Friday, February 12th. I was realeased from the Adventist Hospital in Simi Valley last Monday, 15th of ... Read More »

Message from Fr. Riz

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 1/21/21

My dear Parishioners, On the occasion of the 48th anniversary of the tragic Roe v.s. Wade decision made by the US Supreme Court to legalize abortion on January 23, 1973; I would like to share with you this article “Another Look at Abortion” published by the Conference of Catholic ... Read More »

Important Announcement

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 1/15/21

My dear Parishioners, The following announcement is requested by our Archbishop Gomez for me to present to you as our guide to make an informed decision.  As we begin the new year, vaccines against COVID 19 are becoming available to more people in our communities. It is critically important ... Read More »

Important Announcement

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 12/17/20

Dear Parishioners, Please read the following important information! This information was sent to me as your pastor by the office of the Archdiocesan Communication Department of Los Angeles last Monday, December 14. Periodically, parishes and schools are targeted by individuals who characterize themselves as “First Amendment auditors.”  They claim ... Read More »

Message from Fr. Riz

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 12/09/20

My Dear Parishioners, Jesus Christ has given us the apostles and their successors to lead the Church so that His mission to bring all peoples to Himself will continue to be done. We need to trust in the Holy Spirit whom Jesus sent on Pentecost Day to guide our ... Read More »

Message from Fr. Riz

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 12/03/20

My Dear People of God,

Happy New Year as we begin our Church Liturgical Calendar! Last Sunday, November 29, the First Sunday of Advent, Bishop Barron, our Regional Bishop of Santa Barbara Region, came to celebrate the 10:00 a.m. outdoor Mass for us. It was indeed a joyous surprise ... Read More »

Message from Fr. Riz

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 11/25/20

My Dear Parishioners, I am glad to say that we are still here alive and active in serving God and His beloved people. Even though there is good news that some kind of COVID-19 vaccine might work to protect people from the threat of coronavirus, the prospect of seeing ... Read More »

Message from Fr. Riz

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 10/21/20

My Dear Parishioners, In two weeks' time, all eligible voters of our country will exercise their right and privilege to vote for the next President of the United States who will lead our country for the next four years. For us Catholics, it is important that we use our ... Read More »