Dear Parish Family:
As we enter into the Second week of Advent, our scriptures are full of hope! We will hear the prophet Isaiah encouraging us to dream big. We’ll have our annual encounter with the cousin of Jesus, John the Baptist who invites us to prepare the way of the Lord. May all of the activities of these December weeks be signs to us that the Lord is truly present every day in our generous acts of love, service and preparation to celebrate the Birth of the Lord.
This weekend we begin our Christmas Present Drive. Please pick a card from the Christmas tree and thanks for shopping as we prepare our Christmas baskets for needy families in our community. Scroll down to the MBW section in this bulletin for all the information!
This Thursday, December 8, is a Holy Day as we celebrate the Immaculate Conception of our Blessed Mother. Masses are as follows:
Wednesday, December 7 – Vigil Mass at 7:00 PM in church
Thursday, December 8 – Masses at 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM in church
At the recent Vigil Mass on Christ the King Sunday, St. Joseph’s welcomed Eric Heilman into our Church Family as Eric made a Profession of Faith, celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation and received the Lord for the first time in the Eucharist. Eric is the new math teacher in our parish school and welcome Eric into the St. Joseph’s Family!
Last Sunday, our former intern and now the new Fr. Cesar Carrasco presided and preached at our 8:30 Mass on the Grass. After Mass we enjoyed refreshments as Fr. Cesar gave individual First Blessings to many of our parishioners. Fr. Cesar is now serving as the Associate Pastor at St. Mariana de Paredes in Pico Rivera. Please pray for this wonderful Priest and pray for an increase in vocations.
Blessings on your Advent journey!