March 22, 2015

Dear Parishioners,

Last week, we were blessed to have our Parish Mission in English led by Father Bao. Thank you Father Bao for your witness and sharing of the Word of God! This week, our Parish Mission in Spanish is being led by Father Jorge Iglesias.

Also last week we celebrated the feasts of St. Patrick and St. Joseph. This week, on Wednesday, March 25, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. This feast commemorates the Incarnation, the conception of Jesus in the womb of Mary, as announced by the Angel Gabriel to Mary. Her whole-hearted “yes” to God’s mysterious invitation continues to be both a blessing and an example for us centuries later.

This week we celebrate Lenten Penance Services for the parishes of Santa Clarita Valley. Please join us at one of these services to prepare for our celebration of Holy Week and Easter. These are scheduled for Tuesday, March 24 (St. Kateri), Wednesday, March 25 (OLPH) and Thursday, March 26 (St. Clare).

Let me summarize a few more of the hundreds of responses from parishioners, both adults and children, who are doing Lent generously.

--Called a friend after three years of not talking to her. She thanked me.

--When my friend was crying I helped her

--Spending time with my father

--giving $1.00 a day for the CRS Rice Bowl

--Giving clothes to Bundle Sunday

--I said sorry when I hurt someone

--Talking to cancer patients at radiology, giving them my support as I am a survivor

God is indeed at work in and through us!

May Jesus, the grain of wheat whose death bore unimaginable fruit, teach us to die to self so that we might live! May Mary, who said “yes” to the angel and became the Mother of God, help us to say “yes” to God’s call in our lives!

Father Craig

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-- March

All Fridays in Lent @ 2:00 PM - Stations of the Cross, by OLPH school students

-- March

All Fridays in Lent @ 6:00 PM & 7:00 PM - Stations of the Cross in English and Spanish, respectively

16 March

7:00 PM - Parish Lenten Mission, by Fr. Bao Nguyen (Topic: "The Woman at the Well")

18 March

7:00 PM - Parish Lenten Mission, by Fr. Bao Nguyen (Topic: "The Man Born Blind")

23-26 March

7:00 PM - Parish Lenten Mission (Spanish)

25 March

7:00 PM - Communal Penance Service


7:00 am, 8:30 am, 10:00 am,
11:30 am, 1:00 pm (Spanish),
4:00 pm Youth,
5:30 pm (Spanish)
Val Verde Mission: 9:00 am (Spanish)
Castaic Mission: 10:30 am (English)

7:00 am & 8:15 am

8:00 am Novena & Mass
4:30 pm (Vigil)

8:45 - 10:00 am
3::30 - 4:15 pm


Church Address
23233 Lyons Avenue
Newhall, CA 91321
Pastoral Center

23045 Lyons Avenue
Newhall, CA 91321
p: 661.259.2276 | f: 661.259.1873
Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday 8:30 am - 3:00 pm