Spotlight on Human Trafficking

  When I was in Elementary School we learned that Slavery here in the United States ended in 1865 when Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.  Unfortunately, the message did not reach all of the slaves in America until much later.  Which is why we now have a Federal Holiday celebrating Juneteenth.     As a young student in the 1960’s, I […]

Concluding This Year

Concluding this year in which I have been assigned to exercise my priestly ministry at St. Margaret Mary, even if it was for a short year, I have to say that it has not been less significant and not for that reason I have less appreciation! On the contrary it has been a wonderful opportunity! […]

Thank You for Your Pledge

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!   Dear Parishioners of St. Margaret Mary,   Last week at all our Masses we were introduced to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ CALLED TO RENEW Campaign. Like the generation of SMM parishioners who built our great church, it’s now our turn to LOOK AHEAD to the future as we […]

Called To Renew

Dear Parishioners and Friends, I wish you well and happy. Thank you for reading the bulletin. You may be aware the Archdiocese has launched a capital campaign – Called To Renew (CTR). Archbishop Gomez’s goal is to financially assist struggling parishes and their pastors in the maintenance and upkeep of our 287 churches and parish […]

Fire and Love of Pentecost

With the great feast of Pentecost, we came to the end of these two strong spiritual seasons of the year: Lent, continued by the Holy Week and then Easter. One of the three optional acclamations exclaimed after consecration of the Body and Blood of the Lord says: “Save us, Savior of the world, for by […]

Happy Memorial Day and the Pentecost!

Greetings, Friends! I wish you well and happy. I hope that you would have some quality time with your loved ones during this Memorial Day weekend. Historically, the first Memorial Day was nationally observed on May 30, 1868 to honor the Union soldiers who had died in the Civil War (Library of Congress). According to […]

Vocations Awareness Sunday


  Today is Vocations Awareness Sunday, a day in which we all celebrate the fact that each one of us has a Vocation, by virtue of our Baptism.  A Vocation is a Calling, and we are all called by name when we have the Holy Water poured over us as a sign of welcome into our Catholic Church community! […]

Ancient homily for Holy Saturday

Dear sisters and brothers As we celebrate this Easter season this very renowned ancient homily offers us a wonderful compendium of all what the Our Lords endured for our sake though his sufferings and death and all the what He won for us as a result. A beautiful depiction of this conversation between the Risen […]

The Meaning of Easter Sunday

Greetings, Friends! HAPPY EASTER! HALLELUIA, HALLELUIA! The first Easter Sunday ever was the most significant and historic event in the Christian life, spirituality, and practice because it served as compelling evidence of Jesus’ victory over death. If Jesus never resurrected on the third day (early Sunday), then He was no different from us and other […]

He Has Risen! Alleluia!

He Has Risen!  Alleluia!     Today we celebrate the event that caused the disciples to recognize and accept the Message of Resurrection, the Message of Salvation, and the Message of Eternal Life!       During this past week we have commorated the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, we celebrated Holy Thursday with the […]