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Dear Parishioners:

When I spoke at all the Masses on Stewardship last Sunday, I was very touched that many of the Masses applauded my message. I was thrilled too by the response in pledges. Some of you brought the pledge card home to bring back today so we will wrap up our annual parish stewardship appeal today.

I referenced last Sunday the story from Matthew chapter 25. It’s the story of the Son of Man, sitting on his throne at the final judgment and it’s today’s Gospel. The message is stark and unequivocal. We will be judged on what we do, our actions – specifically how we treat the hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the naked and those in prison. Reaching out to such needs as those, is part of the mission of our parish and I tried to make the point last Sunday that by supporting our parish, you are sharing in its ministry. Thank you again for your incredible gifts of Time, Talents and Treasure to our beautiful parish.

More blessings to thank the Lord for! Our seminarian Parker Sandoval was ordained a deacon yesterday November 22nd. His ordination to Priesthood will be next May. What a joy for our Church?

Thanksgiving is this week and Deacon Parker has agreed to preach at our 10:00 AM Mass (our only Mass that day). I hope to see many of you come to that Mass to prayerfully thank the Lord for our many blessings.

And here’s an invitation. If you, for whatever reason, will be alone this Thanksgiving, then I invite you to my Thanksgiving dinner in the rectory. You don’t have to bring anything, I will get the turkey and all the trimmings. Just bring yourself, don’t be alone that day, give me the pleasure of your company but let me know you are coming. Phone 818-888-8200. We will gather at 2:00 and eat at 3:00PM. A blessed Thanksgiving to all.

God bless you all.
Father McNamara

 

 

View the photos from Father Dan Fox farewell liturgy on June 29, 2014.

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Prayer For Priestly Vocations
Prayed at the Ordination of
Fr. Eben McDonald and Fr. Nabor Rios
on June 3, 2012

Father, in every generation you provide ministers of Christ and the Church. We come before you now, asking that you call forth more men to serve our Archdiocese in the ministerial priesthood.
Give us priests who will lead and guide your holy people gathered by Word and Sacrament. Bless us with priestly vocations so that we can continue to be a truly Eucharistic Church, strengthened in our discipleship of Jesus Christ, your Only Son.
Raise up, we pray, men who are generous in their service, willing to offer their lives and all their gifts for your greater glory and for the good of your people.
We make our prayer in the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, through Christ, Our Lord.

 Amen


 

    
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