Invitation to Pray the Holy Rosary

10-07-2018Pastor's LetterFr. George V. Wanser, S.J.

Pope Francis invites the faithful to pray the Rosary in October from Vatican News 9/29/2018:

The Holy Father has decided to invite all the faithful, of all the world, to pray the Holy Rosary every day, during the entire Marian month of October, and thus to join in communion and in penitence, as the people of God, in asking the Holy Mother of God and Saint Michael Archangel to protect the Church from the devil, who always seeks to separate us from God and from each other.

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One Body in Christ

09-30-2018Pastor's LetterFr. George V. Wanser, S.J.

Brothers and Sisters, let us Pray for our Holy Father, the hierarchy and for our Church throughout the world including laity and clergy alike that we may reconcile, heal and build bridges moving forward as one body in Christ.

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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

09-23-2018Pastor's LetterFr. George V. Wanser, S.J.

We recently held the annual fundraising breakfast, “Coffee with Companions/Jesuit Strong-er.” Both John Graham and I spoke at the event and I felt it was important to share the essence of these remarks again.

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The Marcan Hinge

09-16-2018Pastor's LetterFr. George V. Wanser, S.J.

Exactly half way through Mark’s Gospel, Jesus asks, “Who do you say that I am?” Peter responds, “You are the Christ.” Then Jesus gives his first warning that he must suffer greatly, be rejected and be killed and after three days, rise again. This is the first prediction of his Passion, Death and Resurrection. There will be two more.

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22nd Sunday of the Year

09-02-2018Pastor's LetterFr. George V. Wanser, S.J.

Wash inside the cup. People can see the outside, but health depends on the cleanliness of the part where we drink. The gospel of today clearly tells us; "Wash the interior, keep it clean."

Lave en interior de la taza. La gente puede ver la parte exterior, pero la salud depende de la limpieza de la parte donde bebemos. El evangelio del dia de hoy claramente nos dice; "Lava el interior, mantenlo limpio."

Pastor's Message

08-26-2018Pastor's LetterFr. George V. Wanser, S.J.

The whole Church has been rocked with the Pennsylvania scandal. Please read the Holy Father, Bishop Olmsted, and Fr. Provincial (Scott Santarosa)’s letters on our SFX Website.

Bishop Barron’s homily for Tue, Aug 21, gives us hope for a path forward.

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Let Us Choose Life

08-19-2018Pastor's LetterFr. George V. Wanser, S.J.

There is a unifying theme in this Sunday’s three readings:

Proverbs 9:1-6. Wisdom or folly?
Ephesians 5:15-20. Use your time well, not in drunkenness and debauchery.
John 6:51-58. We can choose to receive the “Bread of Life” or NOT.

Let us choose wisely. Let us choose life.

Hay un tema unificador en as tres lecturas de este domingo.

Proverbios 9:1-6. ¿Sabiduría o locura?
Efesios 5:15-20. Usa bien su tiempo, no en la embriaguez y el libertinaje.
Juan 6:51-58. Elija recibir el Pan de Vida o NO.

Vamos a elegir sabiamente. Vamos a elegir la vida.

The Bread of Life

08-12-2018Pastor's LetterFr. George V. Wanser, S.J.

Each of us receives the abundant blessing of the Bread of Life - Holy Communion - when we participate in mass. We carry the bread of life forward and distribute it through our good works to all those we meet. We come back to Holy Communion to complete the cycle. This infinite circle keeps us constantly connected to God.

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I Am the Bread of Life

08-05-2018Pastor's LetterFr. George V. Wanser, S.J.

Seeking eternal life has been the subject of many movies, books, and stories; in “The Last Crusade,” Indiana Jones’ quest is to find the Holy Grail and achieve immortality. Earthly death is our common denominator, and shattering the constraints of it has been a fantastical desire since the beginning of time.

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