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Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, Happy Feast Day! On Wednesday, August 15th, we will be celebrating our parish feast day. Normally we celebrate our feast day with a picnic the Sunday before, but as announced, we are moving our parish picnic to next month, (September 9); so I hope you will all come here at OLM on Wednesday to celebrate with a Mass the Solemnity of our Blessed Mother’s Assumption. It is…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone about the proper dispositions we should have in the celebration of the Eucharist, particularly when we are in procession to receive the holy Body and Blood of Jesus Christ during Communion. I think it is wonderful that our community is so friendly and welcoming and it is beautiful to see how parishioners will sometimes go out of…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, Recently I received a note from one of you asking if I could “give a lesson/task we should do for the week to complete and have a new one each week.” That is really a great idea and I have some priest friends who do that during their homilies – in their parishes but especially to children whenever they do…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, I would like to share with you some of my insights and reflections during our past clergy retreat. Again, I would like to thank you for your prayers for all of us priests, we do need it. And be assured of my prayers for all of you as well. Speaking of prayer, one of the things that we as priests were…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, I would like to take this opportunity to greet all fathers in our community with a very Happy Father’s day! This day is a celebration of fatherhood and in thanksgiving I would like to honor you all by offering for you prayers and sacrifices today. May you continue to be the pillars that keep the home standing strong against any…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, This weekend, changes in our liturgical celebrations, specifically the celebration of the Mass, will begin. A few years ago we had some changes when we started using the new Roman Missal with the new translation and it was quite an adjustment. I think it will take some time too to get used to the new postures that we will now do. As in the changes that took place…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, The solemnity that we are celebrating today celebrates not just a saint or an event of our salvation. It is the feast of God himself. We celebrate God as He revealed himself to us: three persons in one God, or one God in three persons – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Our Trinitarian God is the greatest of all Christian mysteries…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, On June 3, 2018, the Archbishop is implementing some changes in the liturgical celebrations that we have in the Archdiocese and one of those changes will be regarding the celebration of ‘Communion Services’ – no ‘Communion Services’ are to occur without his express permission. In a letter sent by the Archbishop to all priests in the Archdiocese of Portland, he…