Catholic Church
Ashland, Oregon

Posts from January 2018

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, A new teaching with authority. The people in our Gospel for this Sunday were amazed at how Jesus taught because He taught like no other teacher taught. But the question is, did they learn? Were they all converted and did they all become followers of Jesus and believers of the Gospel? No, not all of them learned. In fact, some…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, As we continue with this new year, let us be mindful of the scheduled activities and events that we have in our parish community. All these events and activities aim to enrich us in our spiritual lives and build relationships among the people in our parish community. I hope that you can make time for them and take advantage of them so that we can all be helped…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, The Gospel that we have for this Sunday is a narration of a day that the author remembers very clearly. We have a clue about how he remembered it clearly by a line that is so simple that we can easily pass it by without realizing its significance. The author wrote: “It was about four in the afternoon…” The Gospel…

Cold and Flu Season

Flu Season and Mass Etiquette

During the cold and flu season, in an effort to minimize the spread of infection to all of us, but especially vulnerable individuals, all are encouraged to: not shake hands during the sign of peace (just a smile and nod is enough), not hold hands during the Our Father, forgo receiving the Precious Blood from the shared chalice, and remain at home if you…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, Today we are celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord. This is where we celebrate the manifestation of our Lord to all the world as represented by the wise men who came from far different lands to pay homage to the newborn King. In some cultures, it is during this feast day when they open gifts received during…