Catholic Church
Ashland, Oregon

Posts from March 2017

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, Have you ever thought of what the greeting “The Lord be with you” at Mass means? Most of the time, that greeting which the people respond to by saying “And with your spirit” is mistaken as a simple greeting that usually happens between people who meet regularly. It is more than a “Good morning” or “Good afternoon” kind of a…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, The Holy Season of Lent is a penitential season and we are all called to repent from our sins and do penance so that we may unite ourselves with Jesus and celebrate Easter more worthily. It is truly important for us to be reminded of the penitential actions that we must do during this season of Lent as we journey…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

During RCIA classes, I usually receive some questions about the sacraments particularly about Baptism and how it is a necessity for salvation. Our Catechism states that Baptism is necessary for salvation for those to whom the Gospel has been proclaimed and who have had the possibility of asking for this sacrament. (CCC 1257). Then this question usually follows: “But what about those…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, The Holy Season of Lent is a penitential season. Our daily activities should be marked by penance and sacrifices as we all journey through these 40 days of Lent leading to Easter. I would like to give this as a reminder for all of you in practicing fasting and abstinence this Season of Lent. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are…