Catholic Church
Ashland, Oregon

Posts from May 2018

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…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers! Once again, I thank you for your love for your children which comes close to the love of God for His people – freely given and unconditional. My prayers and sacrifices for today are offered for all of you. May God continue to bless you as you continue your mission of helping not only your husbands become saints in heaven but also…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, So I also love you. Our Gospel today shows one of the few instances where Jesus told his disciples explicitly, “I love you.” It might seem like impossible that Jesus did not say it more often. I looked for scripture passages that show Jesus saying “I love you” to his disciples or other people but I did not find many.…

Agnus Dei Kneeling Letter

Letter from the Archdiocese of Portland, Office of Communications May 1, 2018 Dear Faithful of the Archdiocese of Portland, Beginning on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ this year (June 3, 2018), Archbishop Sample has determined that during the celebration of Holy Mass, after the Lamb of God, the faithful will kneel. This change will unite us…