Catholic Church
Ashland, Oregon

Posts from February 2016

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, “If you do not repent, you will all perish…” There is a sense of urgency in these words of Jesus and we should pay attention and listen to Him. It seems that Jesus wants to strike fear in all our hearts – “…you will all perish as they did!” – but I think if we are not afraid of perishing…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, During this Holy Season of Lent, there are a lot of things that we should be mindful of – things that we should do so that our relationship with our God can truly grow and bear fruit in the lives that we are living. Last Tuesday during the daily Mass, the Gospel reading was from Mt. 6:7-15 where Jesus Christ…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, We are already in the Holy Season of Lent. It is a penitential season so let us all be mindful of the faith practices that we are expected to do. There are times when we might feel like these practices are optional, no it is not. All Catholics from age 14 are expected to abstain from meat on Fridays and…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, On Wednesday, we will begin the Holy Season of Lent as we put ashes on our foreheads. Putting ashes on our foreheads is admitting our sinfulness. When we come forward to receive ashes on Ash Wednesday (this coming Wednesday), we are saying that we are sorry for our sins, and that we want to use the Season of Lent to…