The Pastor’s Weekly Message

Pastor’s Weekly Message, June 24, 2018

Dear Friends of Carmel Mission, I invite you to join us for our Founders Feastday, which takes place on Sunday, July 1st, 2018. On that day, we invite all our parishioners, our pilgrims and all who are friends of Carmel Mission, to celebrate the Feastday of St. Junipero Serra, our Founder and first Pastor. Please com ...

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Pastor’s Weekly Message, June 17, 2018

Dear Friends of Carmel Mission, Happy Fathers Day to all our fathers, grandfathers, great grandfathers, Godfathers, and we thank God for their love, support and guidance in our lives. May God bless you with good health and great happiness. Although it is not yet mid-June, I want to invite you to join us for our Found ...

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Pastor’s Weekly Message, June 10, 2018

Although it is not yet mid-June, I want to invite you to join us for our Founder’s Feastday, which takes place on Sunday, July 1st, 2018. On that day, we invite all our parishioners, our pilgrims and all who are friends of Carmel Mission, to celebrate the Feastday of St. Junipero Serra, our Founder and first Pastor. ...

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Pastor’s Weekly Message, June 3, 2018

Dear Friends in Christ, I vividly remember my first Corpus Christi Procession. The Dominican Sisters had us dress up in our Sunday best  as we formed in pairs to process around the perimeter of  the school grounds, scattering freshly picked rose petals, from the Convent rose garden, on the pathway. Our lo ...

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Pastor’s Weekly Message, May 27, 2018

Dear Friends of Carmel Mission, How many times in your life have you made the Sign of the Cross? For most Catholics, the answer is: countless times. We sign ourselves in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, each time we gather as a Eucharistic community, and every time we pray our personal ...

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Pastor’s Weekly Message, May 20, 2018

Dear Friends of Carmel Mission, This weekend we celebrate the wonderful feast of Pentecost, remembering how the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles in the form of tongues of fire. The Apostles experienced a phenomenal change as a result of the Holy Spirit. They went from being people locked in a room because they fe ...

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Pastor’s Weekly Message, May 13, 2018

Dear Friends of Carmel Mission, I wish a very Happy Mother’s Day to all Moms, Grandmothers and fairy Godmothers! Thank you sincerely for all the love you bring to our lives. May our loving God continue to bless you with good health and great happiness. This weekend marks the conclusion of our active campaign for t ...

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Pastor’s Weekly Message, May 6, 2018

Dear Friends of Carmel Mission, I remember my first visit to the Marian Shrine of Lourdes, France. It was about this time of year and fifty years ago - 1968. I was still in high school and it was my first time to visit another country. I was impressed by the way people brought those who were sick to the Grotto of Mass ...

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Pastor’s Weekly Message, April 22, 2018

Dear Friends of Carmel Mission, Thanks to the generosity of so many of you, work on our completely refitted kitchen in Crespi Parish Hall is now nearing completion. The next phase of our work at Crespi will be the restoration of two Office spaces, which in recent years have been used for storage. As I stated previo ...

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Pastor’s Weekly Message, April 15, 2018

Dear Friends of Carmel Mission, This weekend at Carmel Mission, we are celebrating the 60th Anniversary of our local  Council 4593 of the Knights of Columbus. Our Knights have been involved in helping our parish community in numerous ways, as well as raising funds to assist worthy causes, both near and afar. Our K ...

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Pastor’s Weekly Message, April 8, 2018

Dear Friends of Carmel Mission,  I hope that you had a happy and Holy Easter. At Carmel Mission, we had a greater number of people join us for our Easter liturgies than in previous years. Some members of the Mission team had advised that we purchase 150 folding chairs to be used in anticipation of a large overflow at ...

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Pastor’s Weekly Message, April 1, 2018

Dear Friends of Carmel Mission,  I had a conversation with a friend of mine recently about the number of hours we watch television. She and I agreed that we spend less time doing so nowadays, compared to when we were younger. There was a time that we looked forward to catching the evening news. Not so any longer! We ...

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Pastor’s Weekly Message, March 25, 2018

Dear Friends of Carmel Mission, As we celebrate Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, we are brought in to the drama of the most sacred week in human history. When we wave our palm branches and walk in procession to commemorate the triumphal entry of Our Savior into the holy city of Jerusalem, we are also consciou ...

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Pastor’s Weekly Message, March 18, 2018

Dear Friends of Carmel Mission,  I thank you for your generosity in supporting our 2018 Annual Ministries Appeal and thereby helping us to preserve for future generations our beloved Crespi Parish Hall. As you are aware, this Hall is used by our many ministries and provides a gathering place for both parishi ...

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