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Ashland, Oregon

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Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, Last Thursday (August 15th) we celebrated our parish feast day in the celebration of the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Happy Feast Day!!! Aside from the fact that it is our parish feast day, the Solemnity of the Assumption is truly something to celebrate because it gives us hope that one day we shall also share…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, For this letter, I would like to encourage you to make a conscious effort to see how beautiful the Mass is. There are so many things to consider when attending the Mass and so many reasons why the Mass is beautiful. There are times when everything becomes automatic to us and everything becomes part of a routine; let not the…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, The Gospel that we have for this Sunday (July 21st) made me ask the question, “Is there anything more important than serving the Lord?” I think there is. It is none other than the Lord himself. Mary in the Gospel chooses to be with Jesus rather than to busy herself preparing many things for him and for the other guests…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, Most of you already know that I just celebrated my 10th year anniversary of ordination as a priest and I would like to again thank you for our love and kindness. I was thinking about the ministry I’ve had as a priest for the past ten years and I can only be grateful for the grace of God working in…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, given to us to be our food and drink. The Gospel that we have today foreshadows the gift of the Eucharist, the Body and Blood of Christ. Jesus first speaks to the crowd, and then feeds them with the bread and fish. It is the…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, Happy Birthday!!! The Solemnity of Pentecost (Pentecost Sunday) is always considered the birth of the Church and it is truly something to be celebrated. It is one of the three major celebrations that we have in our liturgical calendar (Christmas and Easter are the other two). In this celebration we are reminded of our mission. In all the four gospels,…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, I would like to thank all of you for your prayers for me and my family these past few days. We had a wonderful celebration of my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary and I had a great time visiting with family and friends – I did not realize how much I miss them until I saw them again – some of…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, Our Gospel for this Sunday is a Gospel of beautiful promises. The first promise of God’s love and indwelling in those who love and obey Jesus. Jesus makes clear again that true love for him is shown by deeds: “Whoever loves me will keep my word.” Jesus’ word that we must keep is his command that we love one another…