Browsing Thoughts from Fr. Riz

Pastor's Corner

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 8/06/20

Dear Parishioners,

I am glad to see more families, moms and dads and their children coming together to celebrate outdoor Masses at our plaza square here in St. Peter Claver. How good it is to see them praying together the Mass with the rest of the community. Because of ... Read More »

Pastor's Corner

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 7/30/20

My Dear Parishioners, I found this article in America Magazine that is worth sharing with you especially in this time of pandemic authored by Blasé J. Cupich on “Politics and Pandemic: How Vatican II can help us navigate a moment of crisis”. Our nation and our Church stand at ... Read More »

Pastor's Corner

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 7/23/20

Dear People of God, Many people are wondering when is God going to intervene and put an end to this pandemic, but what I understand is that God with His divine power and absolute authority chooses not to alter the laws of physics but to change and challenge human ... Read More »

Message from Fr. Riz

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 7/16/20

My Dear Parishioners, The following is an update of the current situation in our Archdiocese of Los Angeles as well as here in our own parish community. All Parishes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles have been told to “discontinue indoor Masses and other liturgical services” after new statewide ... Read More »

Pastor's Corner

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 7/09/20

My Dear Parishioners, I would like to share with you a letter from our Archbishop Gomez that must be read by everyone especially those who have no access to Angelus, our archdiocesan magazine. I believe his letter is very important for everyone to know the truth about our California ... Read More »

Pastor's Corner

Posted by Laura Diaz on 7/01/20

My Dear Parishioners,

We give thanks to God for His blessings upon us on the occasion of our Country’s Independence Day celebration July 4th. We are grateful for the freedom and liberty that we enjoy in this our country. Saddened by the on-going unrest that is still happening around the ... Read More »

Pastor's Corner

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 6/25/20

My Dear Parishioners,

It was a real joy to see so many of our parishioners come to our Sunday Masses this past weekend as we reopened Sunday public Masses for the first time since its closure. I am confident to say that the measures or protocols that we put ... Read More »

Pastor's Corner

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 6/18/20

My Dear Parishioners,

This weekend of June 20 and 21, we will be reopening the doors of our Church for Sunday public Masses. Our Safety Plan for reopening the Church, that we submitted for approval, included the proposed schedule of Masses that we will observe for the time being. ... Read More »

Message from Fr. Riz

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 6/17/20

Dear Parish Members, Thank you in advance for reading this message which was sent to all pastors from the Office of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The United States of America is undertaking its decennial (every ten years) Census in 2020. As the U.S. Bishops remind us: “Our country conducts a Census every ... Read More »

Pastor's Corner

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 6/11/20

Dear People of God, On the occasion of our celebration of the Solemnity of “Corpus Christi” I would like to share some points for reflection as we review our understanding of the Body and Blood of Christ, or the Holy Eucharist.  About the Church’s teaching on Transubstantiation & Real ... Read More »