The just live by faithby Deacon Oscar Cervantes | 10/02/2022 | From the Clergy
The dominant theme this Sunday is faith, as it is mentioned in all three readings. At the end of the first reading it states: "The just live by faith", a phrase that will be used by Paul and will later have an enormous impact on the Christian life. Jesus focuses on the efficacy of faith, even faith as small as a mustard seed. Finally, Paul exhorts Timothy to bear witness to his faith in Christ Jesus.
In this reflection I would like to start with two questions: Do you think it is important to evaluate our faith? How is your faith?Continue
It’s Priesthood Sunday!by Mercedes Hollcraft | 09/25/2022 | From the Clergy
This Sunday is a reminder of the opportunity to give thanks for the priesthood and to honor and affirm our own priests. At our school, our priests play an important role in the life of our students. Whether it’s working with altar servers and lectors at Mass, visiting the classrooms to share and pray with students, providing spiritual and emotional support to families and staff in need or just being present to students at recess, our priests are vital to the life of the school and we are deeply grateful.Continue
Stewardshipby Fr. Adrian Cisneros | 09/18/2022 | From the Clergy
This weekend’s Gospel touches upon the subject of stewardship. As Christian stewards, we receive God’s gifts gratefully, cultivate them responsibly, share them lovingly in justice with others, and return them with increase to the Lord. As followers of our Lord Jesus Christ, Jesus calls us to be disciples. Christian stewards respond in a particular way to the call to be a disciple. Stewardship has the power to shape and mold our understanding of our lives.Continue
God Forgivesby Deacon Juan Carlos | 09/11/2022 | From the Clergy
In today's Gospel, Jesus narrates three parables: the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the last parable tells us about the son who spends the inheritance that his father gave him. The son leading a messy life wasting his assets, but there comes a time in his life when things are not going well and he understands that he has acted wrongly. After doing an examination of conscience, he returns to his father's house to ask his forgiveness. The father was waiting for him far from complaining and setting conditions for his bad behavior, he goes out to meet his son and receives him with a hug and kisses (Lk. 15: 11-32).Continue
Prepareby Deacon José | 09/04/2022 | From the Clergy
All of us, I suspect, knows what it is to be haunted by the specter of an unfinished project. We started out to make something or to do something, and when the task was partially completed, we laid it aside. Now, it just sits there day after day, reminding us of our poor planning or lack of resolve. The world is fairly filled with partly written books, partly painted pictures, partly earned academic degrees, and partly realized dreams.Continue
A Prayer to Grow Old Gracefully, Fruitfully, and Strongby Author: beliefnet.com | 08/28/2022 | From the Clergy
Father, I give you thanks and praise for your promises to me as I age. With your presence in my life, I will still be productive, every day of my life until you take me home! And everyday I’m here you will care for me with your watchful eye. You will carry me through every triumph and every trial. Thank you that you are giving me a satisfying life that is filled with good things everyday. You are opening my eyes to the good things around me and gratitude is becoming my habitual response to your blessing!Continue
Upcoming Fall Festivalby Fr. Adrian Cisneros | 08/21/2022 | From the Clergy
Hello good people of St. Stanislaus!
I have been praying for all of you and our community. I want to remind you all about our Fall Festival coming up on September 23-25, 2022! I also want to invite all of you to be a part of it in someway or another. This would mean by attending one or all the events offered, or volunteering at one of the events, or donating towards one or more of the events.Continue
Faith in God's Planby Yomaira, Bulletin Editor | 08/14/2022 | From the Clergy
I truly believe that the Lord has a perfect plan for all of us. When we read the lives of the people in the bible we can relate with there lives, but can we relate with their faith?
Faith moves mountains. I recall one day on vacation passing through the mountains in our car. My daughter look at me and said “Don’t sing it mom, I do have faith”. She was thinking of the song, If you had faith like a mustard seed.Continue
From St. Stanislaus Elementary School Principalby 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.Continue