To Be Or Let Be

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

This Sunday’s readings are all about fear, bravery and courage. The first interpretation of courage comes from our first reading. In the reading from Jeremiah, the idea of courage is a masculine, militaristic one, understandable from a highly patriarchal warrior culture. The second reading from the epistle to the Romans, Saint Paul tells us that […]

50th Anniversary of Ordination for Fr. Ashley & Fr. Michael

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Please join us at a Mass of Thanksgiving commemorating the Fiftieth Anniversary of Ordination of former pastor, Reverend Ashley Harrington, O.Carm. and fellow Carmelite, Reverend Michael Mulhall, O.Carm. On Sunday, July 16, 2017  at 12 Noon in the Church. A reception will follow in the Parish Auditorium (Odyssey Theatre). Everyone is welcome. RSVP by Monday, […]

Family Promise Sheltering Program

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Fr. Dan has challenged us in the spirit of Pope Francis’ call to “Open the doors of mercy!” After working for two years, our opportunity has arrived! The OLMC community will open her doors to working homeless families from July 23rd through July 30th, 2017 as part of the temporary housing program run by Family […]

Called to Mirror the Fatherhood of God

Monday, June 19th, 2017

‘Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.’ Jesus gave us a wonderful gift: he brought God into the center of our lives and taught us that he is like a loving father. Today is Fathers Day. It is a good time to remember that each and every one of us — male […]

Agape Flower

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

This weekend the universal Church celebrates the solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, or Corpus Christi as it was referred to for centuries. The summer feast would have been a proud time for the people in medieval Europe, an opportunity to perform mystery plays and eat special foods, but for us […]

Feast of the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

This week the universal Church celebrates the Feast of the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. Mass times are Saturday, 5 p.m. and Sunday, 8 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 12 noon. From Catholic News Agency: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ is also known as the Solemnity of […]

Last Morning of Our Trip

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Parishioner Rosemary Russell was part of a four-person team that traveled to Peru a few weeks ago to research possible sites for an upcoming Medical Mission Trip. Below are her reflections from the last morning of their trip. For those interested in joining or assisting the future medical mission from OLMC to Peru either through […]

Pilgrim’s Progress Pt. 4 & 5

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

June 11, 2017 Dear friends: I should have updated you all earlier. I am out of the mountains! This trek with its mountains and valleys has been perhaps the hardest I have done yet. I am four days walk from Rome and a long awaited beer with Pope Francis. A Jesuit taking the name of […]

Pilgrim’s Progress

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

June 4, 2017 Dear Family and Friends, The Camino di Francisco has certainly taken me off the tourist routes of Umbria. Even Spoleto known for its world class music fest was devoid of tourist buses unlike Assisi and Florence. Yet wouldn’t you know it, I met several members of the L.A. Opera preparing for the […]

Everything I Learned, I Learned in Kindergarten

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Working in a school, this time of year always makes me reflective. I’ve talked about how as an educator the year’s breaths are taken at a different pace. Our ‘ending’ is in the summer, while our new year seems to be in the fall. This week I find myself in the same mood.  It is […]

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