Catholic Church
Ashland, Oregon

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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…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, As we enter the Holy Week, let us be reminded that the week is called holy not because of the things that we do, but because of what our Lord did for us. It has always been about what God has done for humanity that makes this week holy and lets us allow the memory of God’s mercy to sink…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, Next week as we celebrate Palm Sunday, we are entering the week we call Holy. Yes, time really went fast and soon we will be celebrating Easter! But before we get there, let us take some time to reflect on how we are doing on our Lenten journey. I do hope that you feel some difference in your spiritual life…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, Next Sunday, (April 7) during the 11:30 a.m. Mass, a part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Ashland-Guanajuato Sister Cities will take place here in our parish community. For those who are not familiar with it, Sister Cities International is the world’s largest citizen diplomacy network that creates and strengthens partnerships between thousands of cities in the US and…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, We are now on the third Sunday of Lent and I hope that we are still going Strong in our Lenten sacrifices on our way to the glorious celebration of Easter. If we find ourselves faltering in our Lenten practices, let us be encouraged by the gardener’s patience with the fig tree in our Gospel today. Our Lord’s patience and…