From St. Stanislaus Elementary School Principal

by Mercedes Hollcraft  |  08/07/2022  |  From the Clergy

It is time again to prepare for a new school year. As an educational ministry of the church, St. Stanislaus Catholic School is ready to start a new year, see our students again and get to know the new families who are joining us for the first time.

This Sunday’s gospel reminded us that “Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.” This parish and school have been entrusted with the education, academically and spiritually, of our students.

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Make Room for Christ

by Fr. Adrian Cisneros  |  07/31/2022  |  From the Clergy

Dear St. Stanislaus Community,

Having nearly completed my first month as official administrator of the parish, I thank you for your enthusiastic welcome and am humbled by the overwhelming amount of support that has been offered to me. This past July 6th I celebrated my three year anniversary as a priest, so in many ways I am still learning what it means to be a priest and how to be the best priest I can; participating in the Eternal and One True Priesthood of Jesus Christ.

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Lord, teach us to pray

by Deacon Juan Carlos  |  07/24/2022  |  From the Clergy

In today's Gospel, the disciples ask Jesus, "Lord, teach us to pray.” Every time I read or hear these words, the memory of when I was in my diaconate formation comes to mind.

As a permanent deacon, I want to share a time in class where the teacher explained the different ways and forms of praying. The instructor told us "the Jews have very beautiful and profound prayers, and perhaps the disciples of Jesus knew and practiced some of these prayers.

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The Better Part

by Deacon José  |  07/17/2022  |  From the Clergy

I am always amazed by the Gospels and how every time I read them I discover something new. It seems as if the Holy Spirit is slowly unveiling them and only allowing me to see the portions that are most appropriate for the moment in time that I am living.

The words in today’s Gospel truly hit home for me at this time of my life. It is like Jesus is saying “José, my dear José, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.”

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The parable of the Good Samaritan

by Rev. Sleevaraj Pasala  |  07/10/2022  |  From the Clergy

The message of the Gospel: all of us can be the Good Samaritans given our capacity and ability. Putting into good use our Time, Talent and Wealth.

When we have strong yearning for something; our mind, our heart and our strength are involved; there is complete focus to achieve a particular goal! Jesus is calling us to involve this way in fulfilling the Golden rule: love of God and love of neighbor with all our mind, with all our heart and with all our strength.

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Fourteenth Sunday in ordinary time

07/03/2022  |  From the Clergy

Last Sunday, June 19, Catholic Christians celebrated the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. The biblical text has been taken from Luke 9,11b-17. The scene is very eloquent, clear and precise. He presents us with two very significant postures, the first, that of the followers of Jesus (Apostles/ disciples) and the second that of the Lord himself. Let's see.

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