2nd Advent: Repentance and Good Fruits12-01-2019
In the Gospel (Mt. 3:1-12), John the Baptist suggests two things we can live by this Advent Season. The first, Repentance - “Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand.” The second, Good fruit - “Produce good fruit as evidence of your repentance.” Real conversion starts with true repentance, that is, the change of heart and mind. The fruit of real conversion is faithfulness to God that produces good fruits, and other faithful followers of God.
When one experiences the mercy and love of God, he/she makes a fundamental option to follow God and live a life that honors God. Meaning, living a life worthy of the mercy and love shown by His Son, Jesus Christ. A life of gratitude, reverence to God's holy will, and practicing the faith, values, and virtues of a disciple of Jesus Christ. A man exposed early to street crimes, after a series of bad decisions and actions was convicted and spent years in jail. When finally released, he needed just a humble and contrite heart, a true repentance. In confession, the guy broke down, filled with sorrow and remorse, "Today you will be with me in paradise." Humbly begging forgiveness from the Lord, through his Pastor, assured of God’s unconditional love, he was given the absolution for all his sins, finally he cried with tears of joy. Often, the most beautiful and genuine smiles are those to whom much is forgiven. Now, they love much to compensate for the many years that they have loved less.READ MORE
Announcements & Events
2019-2020 Advent books will be offered after all Masses.
Novena, Rosary, and Divine Mercy Chaplet
The following sessions will be cancelled:
- December 25
- January 1
Nov 30, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019
Christmas Giving Tree will be in the vestibule of the church the weekends of : Nov 30/Dec 1, Dec 7/8, and Dec 14/15.
Vincentians will collect the gift cards before and after Mass until Dec 15. You may also drop them off at the Parish office before Dec 15.
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Dec 12, 2019: 7:00pm
Join us for Mass at 7:00pm Mass.
Mariachi Mass for Our Lady of Guadalupe, Bilingual (Spanish and English)
Dec 14, 2019: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us for a homemade potluck dinner and caroling! Free Admission.
Register your family to attend on the sign-up sheet by Dec 7.
Christmas Mass Schedule
Dec 24, 2019 - Dec 25, 2019
Christmas Eve: 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm
Christmas Day: 8:00am and 11:00am at St. Rose, 9:30am at Good Shepherd Mission