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Message from Fr. Riz

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 5/28/21

My dear People of God, May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God, and the Communion of the Holy Spirit be with you! I would like to share the reflection below as it brings some light to understanding and appreciating better the mystery of the ... Read More »

Message from Fr. Riz

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 5/25/21

My dear Parishioners, Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Amen! Let us ask the Holy Spirit on this Feast of Pentecost to come to us and from His celestial home shed upon us a ray of light ... Read More »

Message from Fr. Riz

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 5/17/21

My dear Friends,One of the richness of our Catholic Tradition is the observance of the Solemnity of the Ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven. We celebrate Jesus’ ascension 40 days after He rose from the dead and this reveals the truth that “No one has ever ascended into heaven ... Read More »

Important Announcement

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 5/15/21

My dear Parishioners,

Please consider joining in the Zoom invitation to Fr. Pat Mullen's presentation on ST. Joseph. As the Santa Barbara Regional Program celebrating the Year of St. Joseph continues I am happy to send you this invitation from Bishop Barron for this coming Monday, May 17 @ 7:00 - ... Read More »

Important Announcement

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 4/23/21

My dear Parishioners, 

Please consider participating in this invitation to the praying of the Novena for Healing from Abuse that has already started last April 22 and will continue until the 30th of April. I would like to encourage all of us to set aside time to pray this ... Read More »

Important Announcement

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 4/23/21

My dear Parishioners,

I want to share this important announcement with our families who have lost loved ones due to coronavirus and needing financial assistance. 

SUBJECT: FEMA COVID-19 Funeral AssistanceDATE: April 13, 2021

Today, we wanted to bring some vital information to your attention. FEMA has begun offering assistance ... Read More »

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 »