Catholic Church
Ashland, Oregon

Posts from May 2016

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, I believe I have already shared with you during a homily how I love seeing toddlers at church. Seeing them at church means their parents are at church leading their family to grow in faith as they come to worship our Lord. For me, those toddlers are a sure sign of hope for the kingdom of God here on earth…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, Today, as a Church, we are celebrating our God, a God that can never be explained fully and therefore can never be fully understood. We are celebrating the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Reflecting on this important feast that we are now celebrating, I am reminded of a story about St. Augustine. He wrote a…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, Today is a very special day not only because it is Pentecost Sunday – the birthday of our church – but also because today our young brothers and sisters who have been preparing for the last several months will finally receive Jesus Christ in the Eucharist as they have today their First Communion. I am sure most of us can…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, The celebration of Mother’s Day is one of the most special days that we celebrate worldwide. All of us have mothers – biological or adoptive. Our mother was our first home as we developed inside her womb. Our mother’s embrace was the first embrace we experienced when we were born. Our mother was our first source or nourishment as we…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, May is the month of Mary and that is the reason why there are so many Marian devotions during the month of May. May Crowning is one of them. It is a tradition in the Catholic Church wherein we crown our Blessed Mother with flowers. The crown of flowers signify her virtues and through her intercession we pray that we…