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Rev. Arturo Corral, Pastor

OUR GIFT OF FAITH SHOULD BECOME WORKS OF MERCY

Reading 1- IS 50:5-9A, Responsorial Psalm – PS 116:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9, Reading 2 – JAS 2:14-18, Gospel – MK 8:27-35

Every benefit, any kind of help and gifts come from above, from the Creator of Light. This is the point of view believers have in order to see, to judge and to act in life. We Christians understand that the best things we have in life are free; they are a gift; all of them are grace. Because God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have an abundant life through him. This is the best gift.

Today, the Apostle James reminds us that the faith that we have received as a gift should become into works of mercy. “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? (JAS 2:14-18)  

If I work, rest, live and relate to others believing that all this comes from God, then I am also willing to give, work, relate and to share with the neediest. This is how we value the faith and the will we have to help those less fortunate.

Every neighborhood or every place where we live has their own necessities, that’s why we as believers should be attentive to the signs of the times, so that our faith continues to offer everyone a better quality of life. Today a sign of the time is the immigration. Many of the countries’  borders are crossed every day by people who desire a better life, greater freedom and a better paying job. This offers the opportunity Christians to do something to help.

Nevertheless, in the country we can observe division and rejection towards immigrants, even among people of the same ethnic group. The fear of foreigners has made us built higher walls and send more agents on the border. The fear of sharing has made us call the migrant a possible terrorist.

Today we want to pray to God to fill our hearts with a tenderness and mercy, the same way Christ did when He gave his life as a  ransom to save us. Today we want to thank God for all the efforts made by dozens of people offering a fresh glass of water to those who cross the border. Today we want to ask God for people who fight for the human rights of migrants and do not lose hope and at the same time ask for us so that we can see in this visible face of the migrant the invisible face of Christ.

Rev. Arturo Corral, Pastor

Rev. Roberto Raygoza, Associate Pastor

Rev. Heriberto Serrano, Associate Pastor

MASS SCHEDULE  

All masses are in Spanish

Sunday:

7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Saturday: 

7:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.

Monday to Friday:

6:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m.

PARISH OFFICE HOURS

Monday to Sunday:  8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

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