Pastoral Reflections

May 2019

May 26

May 26, 2019

Here is the third in our series of columns reflecting on our trip to the Dominican Republic. Today’s reflections come from Caroline Mentele, a parishioner at St. Joseph and a former teacher at St. Joseph School and Pacific Crest Academy. There is no need for an alarm clock in Franco Bido. A symphony of roosters begins its warmup somewhere...
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May 19

May 19, 2019

Last week we began a series of reflections by those who went on pilgrimage to the Dominican Republic last month. This week’s reflections are from Val Park: Before I entered seminary, I volunteered at my home parish as a children’s catechist. A great lesson that has stayed with me from the years I spent teaching children was this,...
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May 12

May 12, 2019

As you know, eight of us from our community traveled to the Dominican Republic (DR) last month. This trip was sponsored by an organization called Education Across Borders (EAB). This is the third year that parishioners have traveled to the DR through EAB. Parishioners from St. Thomas, St. Joseph and Holy Redeemer have joined this trip in the...
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May 5

May 5, 2019

This time of year is always filled with life in our parishes. So much is celebrated during these days of the Easter Season. In the coming days and weeks, First Communion will be celebrated at St. Thomas, St. Joseph and Our Lady Star of the Sea. Confirmation will be celebrated at St. Thomas next week. This is also the month when we honor the...
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