Dear Parishioners,

Thank you for the gracious attention you extended to me and the members of our Parish Finance Council last weekend. I hope the presentation was enlightening and food for reflection.

This weekend, the Church universal celebrates World Mission Sunday. Right before ascending into heaven, the Gospel of Matthew portrays Jesus issuing his “Great Commission.” Jesus commanded:

“. . . go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations. Baptize them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Teach them to carry out everything I have commanded you. And know that I am with you always until the end of the world!” (Matthew 28:19-20)

This missionary mandate has marked the life of the Church ever since. Did you know that even the name, “the Mass,” reflects this great commission? The Latin words that conclude the Eucharist are “Ite missa est!”(which became shortened in popular English to “Mass”). Ite missa est is a command that means, “Go, you are sent, you are missioned.”

Missionaries – lay men and women in addition to priests and women religious – fulfill this commission by pro- claiming Christ around the world. This year, World Mission Sunday places special focus on the Church in Mongolia, where Catholic presence is very small but powerful. A recent convert named Gantulga, stated: “When I started going to church and feeling how God’s mercy reaches me, I felt that I had to receive baptism.
Now I can say that I am a better father and a better hus- band because I have received God’s mercy and can be merciful to others.”

Even a small gift can have great impact. Please be gen- erous in helping the missionaries who are planting the seeds of faith in Mongolia and in other places through- out our world.

May Jesus, who sent his disciples forth to continue his mission, renew your faith! May Mary, Mother of the Missions, pray for us!

Father Craig

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08 October

Providence Senior Outreach Program

12 October

Second Annual Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge

17 October

Explore the meaning of the Rosary

24 October

Pre-Baptism Classes

03 November

Training session for new Altar Servers

08 November

3rd annual OLPH Women’s Day of Reflection

22 November

Tea Bags Bake Sale & Boutique

23 November

Tea Bags Bake Sale & Boutique


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Val Verde Mission: 9:00 am (Spanish)
Castaic Mission: 10:30 am (English)

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8:00 am Novena & Mass
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