Catholic Church
Ashland, Oregon

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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…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, In the Gospel reading we have this Sunday, we hear Jesus laying down his farewell commandment to his disciples. The time has come for him to go back to the father in heaven, but before he left he gave his disciples this commandment: “Love one another as I have loved you.” How did Jesus love his disciples? From reading the…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers in our parish community. I would like to thank you for your love and devotion to your families. Your love for your children comes close to the unconditional love that God has for all of us. May the Lord continue to give you the strength you need in fulfilling the ministry you have…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, Playing volleyball at the Y, I get to see lots of different things outside of the church environment that I am so used to living in and my experiences interacting with people outside our church community are usually sources of reflections for me. One time there was a player with two injured fingers; he had tapes on his fingers but…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, Today we are celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday. It is good to be reminded that perhaps the greatest attribute of God is mercy. God is love yes, but love that stoops to weakness, poverty, suffering, and sinfulness is mercy. Because we are weak and sinful, the Lord shows his love to us as mercy. Jesus Christ never ceased to show mercy…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, He is risen, Alleluia! With Jesus Christ, let us rise up to new life responding to the Easter call of proclaiming the Good News to the ends of the earth. Jesus Christ showed us His great love for us when He died on the cross for us and when He resurrected to new life. Now it is our turn to…