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Picnic 2015

St Joachim Church ~Parish Picnic Saturday ~July 25th Kennedy Park We are asking everyone to bring a dish to share, and we have made it even easier for you to decide what you can bring— look at this list and find the group that you identify most with, whether it is the...

Vatican Corner 7-12-15

On Sunday July 5, 2015, Pope Francis began an eight day tour of three South American countries: Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay. They are among the poorest nations in Latin America, the region of the world where 40% of all Catholics reside. As Pope, this is his second...

Vatican Corner 7-5-15

continued … Pope Francis uses poetry, prose and a steady stream of stern recriminations to urge mankind onto a path of survival in his recently released environmental encyclical. He says” very solid scientific consensus” confirms global warming and rising seas, and...

Fr. Mario Farewell Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9diYFx9KnI   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxTVicgx89E https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSqAZsHxyAg

Farewell Party – Father Mario

Farewell Party for Fr. Mario June 28th in the Gym after the 6 PM MASS Come say Goodbye to Fr. Mario before he moves to San Diego Please bring an appetizer or snack item to share with everyone  Fiesta de Despedida para el Padre Mario 28 de Junio en el Gimnasio después...

Vatican Corner 6-21-15

continued … The Catholic Church remains an important political institution in Cuba even though attendance is low. It helped negotiate the release of scores of jailed dissidents in 2011 and 2012. The Castro government has made major concessions to church authorities...

Pastor’s Desk 6-21-15

The 1989 Armenian earthquake needed only four minutes to flatten that nation and kill 30,000 people. Moments after that earthquake had stopped, a father raced to an elementary school to save his son. When he arrived, he saw the building had been leveled. Looking at...

Vatican Corner 6-14-15

Pope Francis has decided that he will be visiting Cuba in September before arriving in the US for his visit to Washington D.C., New York, and Philadelphia. Back in October he personally issued an appeal in a letter to President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro...

Pastor’s Desk 6-14-15

Last two weekends we had two important events taking place in our church campus. The first one was the Parish Dinner Dance which was held on May 30th 2015. Since the time I have taken charge as the Pastor of St. Joachim parish, this event has been organized every year...

Vatican Corner 6-7-15

    continued…On Sept. 23, 2015, in Washington D.C., Pope Francis will canonize Father Junipero Serra as a saint. Serra’s birth name was Miquel Josep Serra i Ferrer and he took the name “Junipero” in honor of Saint Juniper who was a Franciscan companion of Saint...

Pastor’s Desk 6-7-15

One of the things that make me so sad and angry is when a parishioner of ours comes and reports that his or her car has been broke opened by someone and his or her valuables have been stolen from the car. Unfortunately, this type of incidents had been happening in our...

Vatican Corner 5-31-15

  continued…After years of prayers by Catholic nuns and controversy among American Indian groups, Pope Francis has decided that while visiting the United State in September, he will canonize as a saint, Junípero Serra, the Spanish priest who founded nine California...

Pastor’s Desk 5-31-15

The late Cardinal Cushing told of an occasion when he was administering last rites to a man who had collapsed in a general store. Following his usual custom, he knelt by the man and asked, "Do you believe in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit?" The...

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