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Recently, Archbishop Gomez asked me to become the assistant Vicar of Clergy for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
This position requires a six year commitment, three of which I will serve as the assistant, followed by three more years as the Vicar of Clergy.
This office cares for the well being of all the Priest in the Archdiocese of…Continue
March 18, 2012
Fourth Sunday of Lent: 2 Chr 36:14-16, 19-23; Eph 2:4-10; Jn 3:14-21
One of my favorite stories is that of a famous scientist who after giving a lecture was asked what had most shaped his life. He responded that he had started off as a misbehaving child that moved from one school to another because of his lack of control. Finally his mother put him in a Catholic school. On the first day of class he stepped in the room and was startled when he saw the…Continue
March 4, 2012
Second Sunday of Lent: Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18; Rom 8:31b-34; Mk 9:2-10
It is always a great joy to witness the pride and hope on the faces of parents as they bring their children to the Church to receive the Sacrament of Baptism. A number of times parents have even brought their parents to the parish on their way home from the hospital. They are always filled with great hopes and dreams for their children, aspirations that they will be healthy, happy and…Continue
February 26, 2012
First Sunday of Lent: Gn 9:8-15; 1 Pt 3:18-22; Mk 1:12-15
The Sunday readings for lent begin with God's Covenant with Noah and his sons after the great flood where it rained for forty days and forty nights. The following are some good points that we can learn from Noah: Don't miss the boat. Don't forget that we're all in the same boat. Plan ahead, it wasn't raining when Noah built the ark. Stay fit, when you're 600 years old, someone might ask you…Continue