Catholic Church
Ashland, Oregon

Pastor’s Weekly Message (Page 11)

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, We are already in the Holy Season of Lent. It is a penitential season so let us all be mindful of the faith practices that we are expected to do. There are times when we might feel like these practices are optional, no it is not. All Catholics from age 14 are expected to abstain from meat on Fridays and…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, On Wednesday, we will begin the Holy Season of Lent as we put ashes on our foreheads. Putting ashes on our foreheads is admitting our sinfulness. When we come forward to receive ashes on Ash Wednesday (this coming Wednesday), we are saying that we are sorry for our sins, and that we want to use the Season of Lent to…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, In our Gospel reading this Sunday, Jesus said that the scripture passage is fulfilled as the people heard Him read it. What wonderful news! This good news of the scripture passage being fulfilled in Jesus Christ continues to be true until today. I now invite you to reflect on this: Jesus came to set the captives free. “… He has…

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, Our Adult Faith Formation Committee is now preparing to start with its first class of the year and I would like to take this opportunity to invite all of you to participate in it. These classes will be an opportunity for us to grow together in our knowledge of what our faith teaches us and it will surely help in…

Pastor’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank those who were involved in making the church decorations really beautiful for the Christmas Season. Some parishioners told me that the decorations this past Christmas were some of the most beautiful they have seen. Maybe it’s because the poinsettias are all of the same color, or maybe because the…

Pastor’s Weekly Message – Merry Christmas!

Dear Parishioners, Come, adore on bended knee, Christ the Lord, the newborn king! Gloria in excelsis Deo! Merry Christmas!!! May the Lord’s nativity bring joy and peace in our hearts and may we always remember the reason for our celebration. The Lord has come and we are saved. Let us not stop from growing in our faith and allowing its fruits to manifest in the lives that we…

Pastor’s Weekly Message

Dear Parishioners, A few days from today, January 1, we will be celebrating the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God. The title “Mother of God” is the primary title of Mary. It tells us why Mary is special, and that is because of her Son – her son is God! When we say Mary is the mother of God, we are…