Catholic Church
Ashland, Oregon

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Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, Last week, Archbishop Sample sent a letter to all priests encouraging us to pray the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel after each parish Mass. He also encourages all of the Catholic faithful in the whole Archdiocese to pray it daily. So from this Sunday (September 23, 2018), we will pray the prayer to St. Michael at all Masses before…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, A new school year is once again upon us. To our young, I wish you well in this coming school year! It is a new beginning with new and infinite possibilities. Remember to keep the faith and pray always. For those who are going away for college, take an item of faith with you and use it as a reminder of home. Remember always that God is…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, I would like to again take this opportunity to ask all of you to pray and do penance and sacrifices for the healing of our Church. The Body of Christ is wounded and is in need of healing. Let us together pray for our journey to healing and for our strength as a community of faithful followers of Jesus Christ.…

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…