The Pastor’s Weekly Message

Pastor’s Weekly Message , October 14, 2018

Dear Friends of Carmel Mission, The world is wounded and needs healing. Our Catholic Church is wounded and needs healing. The local parish is wounded needs healing. Our families are wounded and need healing. I am wounded and need healing. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ spent much of his time during th ...

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Pastor’s Weekly Message, October 7, 2018

Dear Friends of Carmel Mission, As I’ve mentioned to you recently, we at Carmel Mission are dedicating the month of October to prayer for healing. We live in a society that craves for healing. All healing comes from God. When we inflict wounds on others, by our thoughts, our words or our actions, we are doing the d ...

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Pastor’s Weekly Message, September 30, 2018

Dear Friends of Carmel Mission, Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has called on Catholics throughout the world to dedicate the month of October to prayer for healing in our Church. As if in anticipation of this call to prayer, we had already decided here at Carmel Mission to have a special Prayer for Healing Service in ...

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Pastor’s Weekly Message, September 23, 2018

Dear Friends of Carmel Mission, One of the most frequently asked questions by our team is: How can we make our parishioners and pilgrims feel more welcome to our beautiful Mission? This is a priority for all of us. We have made our environment safer by adding state of the art security systems. We have provided appro ...

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Pastor’s Weekly Message, September 16, 2018

Dear Friends of Carmel Mission, Our school, JSS, has recently commenced a new academic year. During the summer months, we carried out a refurbishment of classrooms and grounds. Teachers and parents have commented on how everything is looking so fresh and clean. We have also enhanced our school security system with ...

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Pastor’s Weekly Message, September 9, 2018

Dear Friends of Carmel Mission, In the Gospel this weekend (Mk.7:31-37), Jesus restores the sense of hearing to a deaf man. As a result, the man can speak clearly and people can understand his every word. My mom recently celebrated her 95th Birthday. For the last ten years she has been using hearing aids. She has nev ...

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Pastor’s Weekly Message, September 2, 2018

Dear Friends of Carmel Mission, I wrote last weekend that our Catholic faith is centered and dependent on the person of Jesus Christ. He has called each baptized Catholic to follow Him, to be His disciple. His call is a call to action. At certain times in our Church’s history, this call becomes more urgent and deman ...

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Pastor’s Weekly Message, August 26, 2018

Dear Friends of Carmel Mission, The message brought by Saint Junipero Serra to those who lived on the West Coast was a message that they had never heard before, i.e. that God our Creator loves every human person with a tremendous love that never changes. God showed this love by sending His only Son, Jesus Christ. By ...

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Pastor’s Weekly Message, August 19, 2018

Dear Friends of Carmel Mission, We have a music ministry to be proud of here at Carmel Mission. Some have used the term “world class” to describe our music, and they do not exaggerate. Our Choir Director, Kathy Anderson, has brought together a veritable choir of angels, whose dulcet tones enhance our sacred worshi ...

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Pastor’s Weekly Message, August 5, 2018

Dear Friends of Carmel Mission,   Can you imagine almost 200 bright, shining, sleek and slender bodies gathered together in one place? Before your imagination runs away with you, I’m obviously talking about cars! Yes, an amazing array of automobiles, all in our beautifully restored Courtyard at Carmel Mission. It ...

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Pastor’s Weekly Message, July 29, 2018

Dear Friends of Carmel Mission, Our first pastor travelled many miles from Petra, Majorca to Carmel, California. St.Junipero Serra had a long and arduous journey, but was protected by God and led by the Spirit. He was single minded in his quest to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to those who had not yet heard it. ...

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Pastor’s Weekly Message, July 22, 2018

Dear Friends of Carmel Mission,  On Thursday last, July 19, 2018, the Pro-Cathedral of Madonna del Sasso In Salinas could not contain the number of people who came to attend the funeral mass of our beloved Bishop Richard J. Garcia. There is a genuine sense of losing, not only a bishop, but a friend, among so many pe ...

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Pastor’s Weekly Message, July 15, 2018

Dear Friends of Carmel Mission, A time always comes when the shepherd is called home. He goes with grace and enters through that narrow gate, into the heavenly pastures. He will feel the warmth of the loving embrace from the Good Shepherd, the One whose footsteps he has sought to follow down the years. His hungry hear ...

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Pastor’s Weekly Message, July 8, 2018

Dear Friends of Carmel Mission, As many of you know, we have a wonderful collection of art here at the Mission. If you ever want to gain some useful insights and background knowledge of our art and artists, then I highly recommend that you purchase a copy of the beautiful book, Art from the Carmel Mission, by Gail She ...

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Pastor’s Weekly Message, July 1, 2018

Dear Friends of Carmel Mission, Happy Founders Feastday! Today, July 1st, is the official Feastday of our founder and first pastor, St. Junipero Serra. It is a day to rejoice and celebrate. Please come and join us. Our wonderful Choir will be back in action at the 11:00am mass, and will be leading our community in so ...

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