Browsing the 2020 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Riz

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 »

Message from Fr. Riz

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 10/13/20

My Dear Parishioners, As of October 7, 2020, Ventura County has been given the Red Tier, so houses of worship have now reopened. Bishop Barron has given us permission to return inside the church for worship effective October 8. We will follow the same protocols that were put in ... Read More »

Message from Fr. Riz

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 10/05/20

My Dear Parishioners, The Catholic Church all over the world designates the month of October as “Respect Life Month”. The following article is posted by the United Sates Conference of Catholic Bishops to remind us once again of our role in changing people’s hearts to recognize the sacredness of ... Read More »

Message from Fr. Riz

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 9/22/20

My dear Parishioners, It is with profound sadness that I announce to you who have not known yet the sudden death of Fr. Adrian San Juan last Saturday, September 19, 2020, while getting ready to start a wedding that he had to preside. He collapsed all of a sudden ... Read More »

Message from Fr. Riz

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 9/11/20

My dear Parishioners, Last Wednesday, September 9th, we celebrated the feast day of our Patron Saint, St. Peter Claver which began with an outdoor mass at 7:30 in the morning concelebrated by Fr. Louis and I. Then, at 6:00 p.m. we began the holy hour by praying for peace, ... Read More »

Message from Fr. Riz

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 9/02/20

Dear Parishioners of St. Peter Claver Church,

To date, we still have to celebrate the weekend Masses, Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals outdoors only. There is no indication that we are going to return inside the Church soon. In the meantime, we need to change the time of our ... Read More »

Message from Fr. Riz

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 8/23/20

My Dear Parishioners, This is a follow up to the announcement that was made last weekend on August 15 and 16 by Deacon Melecio at the Spanish Mass and by me at both English Masses about the financial state of our parish. The decision I finally made which I ... Read More »

Message from Fr. Riz

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 8/15/20

My Dear Parishioners, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your continued support of our parish of St. Peter Claver through your prayers and your generous donations to help in the operation and upkeep of the church facilities and providing for the salaries ... Read More »

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 »