From Our Pastor

From Our Pastor

Dear Folks,

Are you truly happy? It seems that very few of us have used the copious time the pandemic granted to accomplish the things we hoped we might. I am curious, because I heard of a priest who asked his 6th graders this question, and they replied that “it is not possible to be perfectly happy…” with one exception. Only one child made reference to Christ, and responded with a resounding “ yes.”’ What would make you happy? If your answer to that is anything other than one word, you need to reexamine.

I like technology, and computers, and Blu-Ray, and games, and skiing, and golf, and I never cease to be amazed that I can always fill up my Amazon Wish List. No matter how many things come off of it and into my little hands, there is always more going up. Gifts are great, and a lovely expression of our affection for one another. But, I really want to be truly happy and the only wish list that really matters has only one word on it: “Jesus.”

Speaking of gifts, these next couple Saturdays, we will have several more weekends of First Holy Communions. I remember with joy the excitement my special day, and even where I sat in the church for the Mass (3rd row on the left side of main aisle). I also remember how many of my friends were talking about how much money they would get. However, as the 7th of 8 children, I knew that I would not rake in as much cash as my friends were bragging about. But that did make me think about what I really wanted, and I remember a pious thought that all that really matters is Jesus.

My prayer this week for our children is that they will truly be happy and that they will know that happiness in the person of Jesus Christ, whom they can receive at any Catholic Mass every single day. Money and gifts will come and go, but Jesus is forever. Please join me this week in praying for our First Communicants.

pax,

Fr. John Mosimann

April 25, 2021
IV Sunday of Easter
Confirmation Classes for Adults

Confirmation Classes for Adults

Are you an adult who was never confirmed? We are hosting classes for you! Receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit in a profound way – THIS Pentecost! Attend a four- class series taught by Fr. Sina, beginning Thursday, April 29th 7pm-8pm and continuing May 6, 13, 20. Classes are being held at the Courtyard Meeting Room. To register, contact Deacon Alberto at deaconalberto1@gmail.com before April 28th. The Sacrament of Confirmation will take place on Sunday, May 23 at 7pm Mass~ The Feast of Pentecost.

What adults are eligible for confirmation?

Those adults who:

• are baptized into the Roman Catholic church (those baptized in another Christian church are eligible for confirmation through the Rite of Reception into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church, and are not the subject of these guidelines)

• have celebrated their First Communion

• are not presently barred from the sacraments (most commonly for reasons relating to an irregular marriage situation)

• are capable of renewing their baptismal promises

Generally, this guideline refers to persons who are baptized Catholics who have received some catechesis within the Catholic Christian community. These are active adult Catholics who for some reason did not receive Confirmation at the usual age. Proof of their baptism comes in the form of a copy of their baptismal certificate obtained from their parish of baptism.

If you have any questions, please reach out!

From Our Pastor

From Our Pastor

Dear Folks,

A Blessed Easter Season to you! In the risen Christ, all things are possible. Did you notice the picture on the cover from the Easter Vigil at the Expo Center?

Ahhhh…. St Mary Immaculate of the Expo Center. This year we celebrated the whole Triduum at the Expo Center. It was truly wonderful to see the great turnout! At every liturgy we had more people in attendance than we could have accommodated in the church even on a normal year!! Yep, our biggest Triduum ever! What a joy and sign of hope for our parish family!

Chris Lanzarone led the effort to set up the Holy Week liturgies and the Expo Center Masses. He got a few scant hours of sleep all week to be there for everything and to cover details that we all just think happen automatically. Thank you to Chris and his team of volunteers!

A heartfelt thanks and prayers for all who helped to make this Easter a glorious celebration of our faith.
Let me begin with the Music: WOW!! David Uschold, Malinda Jones, all of the musicians, cantors, and choirs all crushed it! It was breathtaking to hear the Expo Center filled with the glorious praise of God in song! To our ushers and greeters- thank you!

Congratulations to our newly baptized and confirmed Catholics! Their enthusiasm gives us a spiritual vitamin shot. Thanks to Fr. Sina, and the RCIA team!

Did you notice the banners changing each day of the Triduum and all the flowers? Thanks to those who worked so hard with all of those amazing decorations and those who decorated our church and Holy Cross Academy.

This year, more parishioners than ever have written or called me to express their awe and gratitude for how our celebrations were done. Please take a moment all to just send a prayer of thanksgiving to our Lord!

Our parish comes alive when you respond to Christ’s invitation to share in his life and service. May God grant you the heavenly reward that you desire and deserve.

pax,

Father John Mosimann

April 18, 2021
III Sunday of Easter
New Scam Email

New Scam Email

There is a new scam email going around claiming to be from Fr Mosimann asking for money for COVID patients. That is completely fake. Please ignore it or mark it as spam. Father will never ask for money in emails.