Catholic Church
Ashland, Oregon

Posts from December 2017

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, As we celebrate today the feast day of the Holy Family, let us be inspired by the openness and obedience of Mary and Joseph to the will of the Father in heaven. Mary and Joseph had to go through a lot of trials but they triumphed because of their obedience to God’s will – they listened to God for instructions…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, Rejoice! Rejoice! For the true Light which enlightens everyone has come. As we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, let us allow the light of Jesus Christ illumine our hearts today and everyday so that our life as His followers may continue to serve as the light that brings joy in our world. May our Lord’s presence in…

Nativity

Christmas and Weekend Mass Schedule 2017

This year Christmas Day falls on a Monday. To fulfill your weekend obligation, you need to attend Mass on Saturday at 5pm, Sunday at 9:30am or Sunday at 11:30am. To fulfill your Christmas obligation, you must attend the Christmas Eve Mass on Sunday at 5:00pm, 10:30pm or on Monday at 9:00am or 11:30am.

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, Rejoice! Rejoice! Today is Gaudete Sunday and it is called Gaudete Sunday because the entrance antiphon for our celebrations this weekend tells us to “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Indeed, the Lord is near.” A few more days and we will be celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and this is truly…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, Recently I was listening to a podcast of an interview of Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ by Ms. Krista Tippett. Fr. Greg is a Jesuit priest who has a gang intervention ministry in Los Angeles. He heads Homeboy Industries, which employs former gang members in businesses around Los Angeles. These employments give the former gang members a new beginning and a…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, This Sunday, we begin a new liturgical year as we celebrate the First Sunday of Advent. The time of Advent underlines the theme of being prepared for the coming again of the Lord. I think it is important for us to once again be reminded that the holy season of Advent is not just a preparation for the celebration of…