Catholic Church
Ashland, Oregon

Posts by OLM (Page 22)

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, Today is a very special day not only because it is Pentecost Sunday – the birthday of our church – but also because today our young brothers and sisters who have been preparing for the last several months will finally receive Jesus Christ in the Eucharist as they have today their First Communion. I am sure most of us can…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, The celebration of Mother’s Day is one of the most special days that we celebrate worldwide. All of us have mothers – biological or adoptive. Our mother was our first home as we developed inside her womb. Our mother’s embrace was the first embrace we experienced when we were born. Our mother was our first source or nourishment as we…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, May is the month of Mary and that is the reason why there are so many Marian devotions during the month of May. May Crowning is one of them. It is a tradition in the Catholic Church wherein we crown our Blessed Mother with flowers. The crown of flowers signify her virtues and through her intercession we pray that we…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, I love you. A few days ago, we celebrated a memorial Mass for a parishioner who had the wonderful habit of saying “I love you” to everyone. It reminded me of my call to be an instrument of love to all the people that I minister to as a priest of God – I do what I do because I…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, I would like to share with you a reflection I had during one of our daily Masses. The Gospel is about Jesus Christ as the Bread of Life. Some time ago, after the celebration of the liturgies of Holy Week, I took some days off to be with my brother priests and relax. We were having some beer as we…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, Now that we are in the Easter Season on our way to Pentecost, I would like to thank all those who helped in the preparations for the celebrations during the Lenten Season leading to the Easter Triduum and Easter Sunday. In my reflections and prayers after the celebrations during the Holy Week, I was led to appreciate the many volunteers…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, “Peace be with you.” I was reflecting on this message of Jesus Christ to his disciples and I realized how connected God’s peace is with his mercy. We all know that God is merciful but we tend to take for granted the peace in our hearts that flows from his mercy. The disciples who were feeling abandoned and hopeless were…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, HE IS RISEN ALLELUIA!!! A Russian poet once said “Love is not love if it has no future.” Reading that line from the poet in the light of what Jesus Christ has done for us, it is so true. What Jesus revealed to us during his passion was His love for the Father and for us. Now, His resurrection shows…