Compassion and Encouragement

Last month was one of the most difficult times in my priesthood, and, for that matter, my entire life. When word came to us that Bishop Dave O’Connell had been brutally murdered in his private residence, we were all shocked with unbelief. How could this happen to him? How could it happen to anyone? This […]

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

Rising Again to New Life Many Catholics treasure the sacrament of Reconciliation. The peace of mind and soul which this sacrament imparts to us is one for which there is no substitute. It is a peace that flows from a certainty, rather than from an unsure hope, that our sins have been forgiven and that […]

Why does evil exist?

Greetings, Friends! May Bishop David O’Connell rest in peace. + When this sad news broke out, everyone was shocked. I was speechless because only a few days ago, I was sitting next to him at the Priests Council meeting. It was even much harder for us to accept the fact of how he died. You […]

Bishop Dave O’Connell

After completing my first assignment as a priest at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Claremont, I was assigned to be the Pastor of Holy Name of Jesus Church in South Los Angeles. What a change! After four years as an Associate Pastor in a wonderful parish, I moved into the inner-city and took over a parish that had $2,636.45 in the checking account and over $7,000.00 in unpaid bills. Rather than making sick calls to elderly people who were struggling with the health issues related to aging, I was visiting young people who had been shot or stabbed and were fighting for their lives. As you can imagine, each day was a struggle and a challenge. And, there were times when I wished that I had brother priests with whom I could discuss the issues I was facing.

Recent event in Monterey

Good day Friends!

I wish you well and happy. The first month of this new year already passed us and here we are in the second. If you follow the news of what is going on around the world, country, and local, especially with the recent shooting in Monterey, it appears that we all are left with a bad taste in the mouth. So where do we go from here? How are we coping? What will be our future? What will be next? More question and question….

The Fourth Revelation

The fourth revelation took place in 1675, probably between the 13th and 20th of June. It is an invitation to correspond with gratitude and generosity to the love Christ has manifested for mankind. On this occasion, Jesus again shows His Heart, saying: “Behold the Heart which has so loved men that it has spared nothing, […]

St Margarete Mary Alacoque

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Of the many promises Our Lord Jesus Christ did reveal to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque in favor of souls devoted to His Sacred Heart the principal ones are as follows: I will give them all the graces necessary for their state of life.I will give peace in their families.I will console them in all their […]