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  A Word from Fr. Paul

Sunday preaching is the main way a pastor leads his congregation. I take preaching seriously, and do spend much time working on my weekly message. I base it on the readings, but also what I feel are the needs of our community.  My main goal is always to encourage and lead each of us to become more committed disciples of Jesus Christ. That is a lifetime journey for all of us. In order to help each of you follow along each week, I have added this section of our website.  I ask that you do take the time, to listen and study, and pray on the messages. If you find them helpful, please share them with others.  If you have questions, make an appointment with me, or simply comment on the post!

Tambien, tenemos los homilias en espanol de Padre Carlos!

May God Bless You!
Your Pastor

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Recent Homilies

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time; Sept 9, 2018

Why Didn’t Jesus Just Tell Us He Was God?

In the Gospel Jesus asks us “Who Do You Say I AM?” We all must answer this question, not only with words, but with our life.  Many claim that in the Synoptic Gospels Jesus never claims to be God. This is not true. This homily, with help from a book by Brant Pitre called “The Case For Jesus”, we can see Jesus does claim to be God. But why didn’t he tell us more directly? Because we humans do not understand the ways of God, and Jesus had to first teach us what the Kingdom of God really is about. How are you answering this important question: “Who Am I?”

Quien es Jesus?

Homilia para Domingo XXIV Tiempo Ordinario. Oramos especialmente por las Victoria más .
– Nuestra Señora de los Dolores , nos ayuda a llevar nuestros sufrimientos y dolores .
– La Iglesia sana y salva porque Dios es su guia y hoy que oramos especialmente por las victimas de abuso sexual por el clero .
– Tambien incluimos a todo tipo de víctima , todo aquel que ha sido violentado .
– Nuestra oración por la catequesis, hombres y mujeres que comparten su fe .
– pedimos para que las familias cumplan
– Su compromiso bautismal con los hijos .
– quién es Jesús para mi ? Doy respuesta de mi Fe ?

23nd Sunday in Ordinary Time; Sept 9, 2018

How to LISTEN to God

Jesus heals a deaf and mute man (Mark 7:31-37). This healing really happened, but is also symbolic. It shows that Jesus is recreating humanity, whom wounded by original sin, could no longer hear God, and because of that we do not speak clearly God’s will into being. This homily gives three suggestions of how to LISTEN to God (Look at the facts, Imagine possibilities, Seek advice beyond yourself, Turn inwards, Expect God’s help, and Name your decision).

No tenemos la homilia, lo siento

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time; Sept 2, 2018

English Homily by Fr. Carlos

Rules and law  can help a person grow.
– The Old Testament offer the opportunity to live by the commandments.
– We need rules in our lives .
-Rules can make the person stronger.
– Law is necessary in our relationships; like families , companies, university
– They protect us . Like God protect and love us .

No tenemos la homilia, lo siento

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time; August 26, 2018

The End of John Chapter 6 (by Fr. Carlos)

– to serve God, the God of Our Fathers, alive and free
The center of the family and the relationship of the couple must be God.
– Love as Christ loves us.
– we are disciples of Christ, let us follow him, believing that he is the Son of God and only He has words of Eternal Life.

Conclusión del Capítulo 6 De San Juan:

– servir a Dios , el Dios de Nuestros Padres , vivo y verdadero .
-El centro de la familia y de la relación  de la pareja debe ser Dios .
– Amar como Cristo nos Ama .
– somos discípulos de Cristo , sigamoslo , creyendo que es el Hijo de Dios y solo El tiene palabras de Vida Eterna.

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time; August 19, 2018

The Sacramental Theology of John Chapter 6 (by Fr. Paul)

The Gospel this week, the 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time, continues with the Bread of Life Discourse. This chapter reveals the whole of how Jesus saves us through the Incarnation, His Life, Death, Resurrection, and by Establishing the Sacrament of the Eucharist and His Church to perpetuate that Salvation through all time and space. This chapter is rich with theology revealed by Jesus, but it also has a very practical message about how we receive this revelation. Listen…

The Eucharist is the Center of our Spiritual Life (by Fr. Carlos)

-Jesus offers himself and the plan of salvation is given. –
-The Eucharist is a fraternal meeting where we celebrate one God, one Lord, one faith .
 -You will need to be wise not to lose the gift of God in his Eucharistic presence –
-the Eucharist, the bread of life and salvation is a commitment. –
– we must live the Eucharist in daily life.

La Eucaristía es el centro de la Vida espiritual

-Jesús se ofrece y se da como plan de salvación
– la eucaristía es una reunión fraterna donde celebramos a un solo Dios , un solo Señor y una fe .
– Necesiatmos ser sabios para no perder el regalo de Dios en su presencia eucarística
– la Eucaristía el pan de la vida y de la salvación es un compromiso .
– Vivamos la eucaristía en el diario vivir

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time; August 12, 2018

What Brings Us Here, to the Temple Today?

– We are sad, with problems, without work?
– We are happy, we are in love, everything is good in my family?
-Every Day God calls us to receive his presence in many ways.
-We who receive the Bread of Life, we must transform into good actions every day, even with our shortcomings.
-Because God has saved us all.

Homilia en Espanol de Padre Pablo XIX Domingo Tiempo Ordinario

Un homila de Padre Pablo sobre el Evangelio de San Juan 6:41-51. En el capitulo seis podemos ver el total de nuestra salvacion. Jesus nos da pan de vido. Primero, significa La Palabra. Gastamos tiempo “comiendo” la palabra? Pero tambien Jesus Es El Pan de Vida. Este significa la incarnacion, que era necesario para nuestra salvacion. Jesus tambien es el carne dio para la vida del mundo. Este significa su pasion. Finalmente, Tenemos que comer y beber su cuerpo y sangre. Este significa la eucharistia. Cuando recebirlos estamos participando en la unica sacrificio del Senor, y su muerte y su resurection. Estamos participando en nuestra salvacion, y hacemos parte de su cuerpo, la iglesia. Vengan y comer y vivir eternalmente.

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time; August 5, 2018

Lord, how can I be a witness of your love to those around me today?

Jesus is the Bread that Truly Satisfies Us. Let’s share it with others. Fr. Paul is Joined by a Lay Missionary to Asia, a Stanford Graduate Student who left behind career and marriage to go to Asia to Evangelize. Her method of Evangelization that can work here in our families, neighborhoods, and church; each day say to the Lord “Lord, how can I be a witness of your love to those around me today?” This simple prayer, will lead to great things.

Cuantos Seguimos a Jesús por conveniencia ?

– es claro que el camino a la vida de Salvación está lleno de Dios y con muchos tropiezos .
– el seguimiento de Jesús nos pone a pensar mucho y comenzamos a poner nuestras excusas .
-Dios no nos abandona nunca , tenemos que decidir nosotros por donde ir .
-cada día hay muchos motivos para seguir a Jesús y servirle en los demás .

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time; July 29, 2018

Trust in God Frees us to be Generous with Others

Jesus’ multiplication of the Loaves is a miracle that shows how the God who created the universe, also wants to be involved in even the smallest details of our life. He wants us to turn to Him when we are in need, when we feel overwhelmed, or inadequate. He invites us to offer to him, what little we may feel we have, and He can multiply it to do great things. This teaches us Trust/Faith. Our trust in God, frees us to be generous to others. Then, our generosity to others, helps heal a broken world!

DAR DESDE DENTRO, DE SI, DE LO QUE TENEMOS Y SOMOS.

El Sabor a Pan marca las lecturas de este domingo.
*El desprendimiento, la generosidad, el compartir son temas muy importantes para Jesús.
*Cada día debemos mirar nuestras manos, cuanto pueden hacer, dar, ofrecer y también cuanto podemos recibir de otros.
*Hoy las palabras de los discípulos es aquí hay alguien que tiene algo poco, pero que quiere compartir.
*El Compartir hace posible la multiplicación y esto se refiere a nuestros dones, valores, actitudes.
*Ofrezcamos lo que poseemos especialmente que sale desde dentro de nosotros, eso es lo más difícil por eso esforcémonos en darlo, en hacerlo.

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time; July 22, 2018

Follow our GPS – that is our God Positioning System

Jesus is the fulfillment of God’s promise in the Old Testament to Himself Shepherd his people. Jesus founded a Church that is authentic and He has given it authority. But He has also given us the Holy Spirit, and written His law in our hearts. We have both a personal and a communal relationship with Jesus, and He uses both to Guide us. But we must follow. How? Give Him permission, then take time to listen.

Jesus nos invita a vivir nuestro Profetismo.

* Todos somos responsables de anunciar la buena nueva de la Salvacion.
*Desde nuestro bautismo recibimos la triple dimension de ser sacerdotes, profetas y reyes.
*Cuidarnos unos a otros, esa es nuestra mision, no solo en la evangelizacion directa como predicacion, tambien estando atentos de los mas necesitados.
* pastorear o ser pastores es la tarea de los padres de familia, lideres espirituales, lideres de la educacion etc.

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time; July 15, 2018

You are Part of God’s Plan! How to follow your Mission in Life.

St. Paul reveals to us that God has a Plan, and is inviting us to be art of that plan. Since God is all powerful, His plan will come to be. The question is ‘Will we be part of that plan?’ I recognize that sometimes we hear God’s plan preached as ‘Repent or go to Hell’. In this homily I attempt to share the Good News of the Gospel, the Blessed Assurance we have in Jesus. And how to find and follow our Mission or Purpose in Life.

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time; July 8, 2018

Nothing Can Stop God, Except a Hardened Heart

In the beginning of the Gospel of Mark, Jesus comes upon the scene showing his power. He cures the sick, casts out demons, preaches with authority, calms the sea, even raises the dead! Nothing can stop him right? That was until he comes home, and finds people have a lack of faith. In this homily I examine what prevents God’s power from acting in our life. It is not only our lack of belief, but believers too limit God’s power because we depend too much on our own strength, and hence even when we have good intentions, we still fail to let God act in our lives. Last week I asked for 10 minutes a day in prayer. Today I suggest a way to examine our lives during that time, to see where we might be blocking God’s power, and His Love.

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time; July 1, 2018

Tithe 10 Minutes of Prayer Everyday

Are You Hungry? St. Mark is giving us a “Sandwich Story”, that is a story within a story, each shedding light on the other. Today’s sandwich teaches us that death has a role in life; to lead us to Jesus to be Raised Up and given something to eat. In my first homily, I have a request of everyone in the parish (including our youth!) Will You Tithe? Let’s Tithe by giving God our first (or best) 10 minutes in prayer everyday. This will help us die to self, and conform more and more to our risen life life we’ve received in Baptism, and that grows  through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit we receive through the Eucharist.