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Bulletin 6-28-15

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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...

Bulletin 6-21-15

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Bulletin 6-14-15

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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...

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...

Bulletin 6-7-15

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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...

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...

Bulletin 5-31-15

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Vatican Corner 5-24-15

Continued ... Pennsylvania artist Neilson Carlin was selected by the organizers of the 2015 Philadelphia World Meeting of Families Congress to create a portrait of the Holy Family to serve as the icon for the event. His four-by-five-foot oil on canvas painting depicts...

Pastor’s Desk 5-24-15

Once, a mother took a five- year-old son with her to a concert by Ignace Paderewski, the great Polish pianist. The mother and her son got their seats close to the stage. Then the mother met her old friend and got involved talking with her. She failed to notice that...

Bulletin 5-24-15

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Vatican Corner 5-17-15

Continued … A 135,000 square foot media hub is being prepared in Philadelphia with all its cable feeds, workstations, translators and coffee for the expected 5,000 to 7,000 journalist who will cover the Pope’s visit and the World Meeting of Families event. In the past...

Pastor’s Desk 5-17-15

While Fr. Antony is on vacation we are printing a past article that Father had written. A Pastor once traveling in a plane describes a beautiful episode. It was a long fight and there was the sign of a storm and all were asked to fasten their seat belts. Then, after a...

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