Catholic Church
Ashland, Oregon

Posts from April 2016

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, I love you. A few days ago, we celebrated a memorial Mass for a parishioner who had the wonderful habit of saying “I love you” to everyone. It reminded me of my call to be an instrument of love to all the people that I minister to as a priest of God – I do what I do because I…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, I would like to share with you a reflection I had during one of our daily Masses. The Gospel is about Jesus Christ as the Bread of Life. Some time ago, after the celebration of the liturgies of Holy Week, I took some days off to be with my brother priests and relax. We were having some beer as we…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, Now that we are in the Easter Season on our way to Pentecost, I would like to thank all those who helped in the preparations for the celebrations during the Lenten Season leading to the Easter Triduum and Easter Sunday. In my reflections and prayers after the celebrations during the Holy Week, I was led to appreciate the many volunteers…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, “Peace be with you.” I was reflecting on this message of Jesus Christ to his disciples and I realized how connected God’s peace is with his mercy. We all know that God is merciful but we tend to take for granted the peace in our hearts that flows from his mercy. The disciples who were feeling abandoned and hopeless were…