Catholic Church
Ashland, Oregon

Posts from 2016

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, Merry Christmas! Jesus has come to make the big difference in our lives and in our world. Without him we would all be lost, with him we can all be victorious! Joy to the world!!! Let us welcome Jesus into our hearts and let us allow ourselves to become his living presence here on earth so that even when all…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, One more week and we will be celebrating the birthday of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! I hope you are all preparing not only externally, but internally as well. The story in our Gospel today is about the birth of our Lord as the fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah. According to the prophecy, the child shall be named…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, Repent, time really flies fast! We are already halfway through the Advent Season and we mark it with a day of Joy. As we celebrate Gaudete Sunday, this third Sunday of Advent, we are filled with joy for truly, the Lord is coming and we wait with joyful anticipation. But I would like us to be reminded that our preparation…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand! Brothers and sisters, John the Baptist makes this call that is always valid and relevant as he prepares for the appearance of Jesus, the Messiah, and as we prepare for Christmas and the coming of the Lord at the end of time. Let us be reminded that repentance is not a…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, As we begin this Season of Advent, let us be reminded of what it really means for us as followers of Jesus Christ. We are anticipating not only the birthday of Jesus but also his second and final coming. The Season of Advent is a time of preparation. We tend to forget that the Advent Season is also about the…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who attended our parish retreat this last week. It was truly a blessed time of reflection that I believe will help us as we continue on our life’s pilgrim journey to heaven. For those who were not able to attend, I would like to share with you some insights from…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, Last November 4-5, I had the opportunity to attend the Archdiocesan Pastoral Assembly along with two representatives from our Pastoral Council. This assembly is held every three years and it was started by the then Archbishop Vlazny in the year 2000. The assembly is attended by all the pastors of the parishes in the Archdiocese of Portland with two representatives…