In the Midst of the Storm He Is Calm

06-23-2024Weekly ReflectionFr. Chris Nunes

Dear Fellow Disciples, peace.

Jesus’ attitude in the midst of this storm is the metaphor for the attitude of every disciple when harassed by tribulations and persecutions.

Jesus’ confidence and serenity, while the boat was thrown all over, are impressive. His attitude is based on His total trust on the Father, in whose hands is His life. Nothing has the power to move Him out of this state of total trust and abandonment.

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Building New to replace the Marian Center

06-16-2024Campaign Progress

After lengthy investigation and consultation with active parishioners, church and school employees, ministry leaders and volunteers, the decision has been made and approved by the Parish Council, to build a new structure to replace the current Marian Center building. The assessment concluded that space is desperately needed to accommodate present and future needs for a growing parish and school.

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The Seed of the Kingdom

06-16-2024Weekly ReflectionFr. Chris Nunes

Dear Fellow Disciples, peace.

The rural area of the Holy Land gave Jesus many opportunities and images for His teaching. The seed thrown on the earth is a great metaphor of the Kingdom working in the world. On one side, like the seed, the Kingdom has a dynamism free from human care. It grows and nobody knows how, producing fruit beyond human control. On the other side, as the mustard seed, the Kingdom grows and expands. Its nothingness become grandeur. What is hidden manifests itself slowly.

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A New Family

06-09-2024Weekly ReflectionFr. Chris Nunes

Dear Fellow disciples, peace.

The gospel narrative shows the family relationships in Jesus’ mind. His idea of family is to be intended in the context of the Kingdom.

For Him, family is not the close ones who want to stop Him thinking that He is out of His mind, but rather those who do the will of the Father. Every disciple who strives to do the will of the Father, who walks in holiness, and works in the mission of making other disciples is His mother, brothers, sisters.

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This is My Body. This is My Blood

06-02-2024Weekly ReflectionFr. Chris Nunes

Dear Fellow Disciples, peace.

The supper between Jesus and the disciples, right before His passion and death on the cross, had a very special meaning. The words “take this…it is my body” certainly surprised the disciples quite a bit. They needed time to fully understand it.

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Hundred-Dollar Heroes

06-02-2024Campaign Progress

Let us reflect on the invaluable legacy left by past generations, a treasure too easily overlooked in the rush of our daily lives. This Easter, let us take a moment to express our gratitude to the visionary heroes of Saint Rose of Lima whose dedication laid the very foundations of our present campus. They paved the way for future generations to encounter God. Because of their faith and devotion, we have inherited not only a beautiful church and a thriving school, but also a rich tapestry of stories, traditions, and values – an enduring spiritual inheritance.

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In the Name of the Trinity

05-26-2024Weekly ReflectionFr. Chris Nunes

Dear Fellow Disciples, peace.

The disciples of the Kingdom are baptized “in the name of the Father and of Son and of the Holy Spirit”. “In the name of” means that their life brings the mark of the Most Holy Trinity and through her, are knitted. Their existence takes a new dimension, transcendental, giving them the dignity of sons and daughters of God.

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The Ascension of the Lord: A World to be Evangelized

05-12-2024Weekly ReflectionFr. Chris Nunes

Dear Fellow Disciples, peace.

The Ascension of Jesus marks the conclusion of His earthly ministry. The mission now is entrusted to the disciples to “go throughout the world and bring the good news”. This is the missionary mandate we all have received from the earlier Church all the way to today’s disciples.

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Remain in My Love

05-05-2024Weekly ReflectionFr. Chris Nunes

Dear Fellow Disciples, peace.

Jesus proposes again the theme of unity with the Father and with Him in love as the basic principle in the life of a disciple. To remain united with them in love is crucial for the disciples to bear good fruit. The proof that a disciple remains in them is that he or she strives to follow the Ten Commandments, to do what He commands.

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Moved by the Spirit

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Dear Fellow Disciples, peace.

The Feast of Pentecost (fifty days after Easter) reveals how the disciples are moved by the Spirit, the Holy Spirit. When He breaths on them and declares “Receive the Holy Spirit” Jesus empower them for the mission they are sent to accomplish.

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