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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 »

Pastor's Corner

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 6/04/20

My dear Parishioners,

As we continue to live through the corona virus pandemic, we understand that social distancing and staying at home are very important for avoiding worst-case scenarios. In the current situation, beside the threat of the spread of corona

virus, our country is now facing another ... Read More »

Pastor's Corner

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 5/28/20

My dear Parishioners, These past 10 weeks have been a very difficult time for all of us. We cannot ignore the fact that so many people around us are suffering as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. But we must never forget that the Risen Christ is alive and ... Read More »

Pastor's Corner

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 5/21/20

My Dear Parishioners,

We have heard the Governor of California announcing that the Stay-At-Home mandate will continue to be implemented for maybe until July of 2020. The mayor of Los Angeles County had said that due to the current situation of the number of virus positives still increasing and ... Read More »

Pastor's Corner

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 5/14/20

My dear Parishioners,

The Easter Season is almost over and God will continue to show us that He is the only One we can trust especially in this unprecedented time of coronavirus pandemic. I am inspired by the words of Pope Francis from what he shared as his message ... Read More »

Pastor's Corner

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 5/06/20

My dear Parishioners,

I hope your domestic churches are doing well physically, emotionally and spiritually. This COVID-19 Pandemic has caused the world population a lot of stress and weariness not only because of the deadly threat of the virus but also the economic devastation it brought. Just here in ... Read More »

Pastor's Corner

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 4/27/20

My dear Parishioners,

First of all, I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincerest gratitude to all of you who offered prayers for my sister during her bouts with cancer for over a year up to the time she was put in hospice care. Because of ... Read More »

Pastor's Corner

Posted by Fr Riz Carranza on 4/14/20

Blessings of Easter to you all!

May the Risen Lord who conquered death and given us new life be the source of our hope as we continue to struggle from this coronavirus pandemic. I believe as many of you do that God has allowed this pandemic crisis to happen ... Read More »