Browsing the 2020 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Riz

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 »

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 »