Mass Times

Weekday:
Mon. & Tues. 8:30 a.m. St. Junipero Serra
Thurs. & Friday. 8:30 a.m. Our Lady of the Snows

Weekend:
Saturday 5:00 p.m. (English) St. Serra

Sunday 8:30 a.m. (English) St. Serra
10:15 a.m. (Spanish) St. Serra
12:00 p.m. (English) OL Snows

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Reconciliation

Confessions are scheduled as follows:

Our Lady of the Snows

2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month - 9:00 a.m.

St. Junipero Serra

1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month - 3:30 p.m.

Fr. Joachim will also schedule confessions at the parish office as needed.  

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Let us Pray...

Prayer against Coronavirus
Almighty and Merciful God, we, your children who are in deep fear of what tomorrow might bring upon us are on bended knees, asking for your forgiveness and help at this time that our world is infested with coronavirus. Heavenly Father, please save us from this dreaded illness.
Mary, our beloved Mother, We fly to your patronage today as your beloved children. We ask you to intercede for us with your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, as you did at the wedding in Cana.
Pray for us, loving Mother, and gain for our world and our nation, and for all our families and loved ones, the protection of your holy angels, that we may be spared from the worst of this illness coronavirus.
For those already afflicted, we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance. Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful, wipe away their tears, and help them to trust.
In this time of trial and testing, teach all of us to love one another and to be patient and kind with one another.
Help us to be more close to Jesus, your Son, and our savior.
We come to you with confidence, our compassionate mother, knowing that you will always intercede for us your children. You are the health of the sick and the cause of our joy. Shelter us under the mantle of your protection; keep us in the embrace of your arms.
Holy Mary Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us sinners that we may overcome this coronavirus,

 

 Amen.

 

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Due to this season of limited gatherings, please remember to support your Parish Community (SJS or OLS) by:

🔹 Sending your weekly envelope to the Church Office at 8820 Sheep Creek Road, Phelan, CA 92371 or
🔹 Setting up an Online Giving account (https://ourladyofthesnows.weshareonline.org/)

 

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From the Pastor's Desk

Dear Parish Family:     

A very Happy Easter to each and every one of you! What a joy it is for every true Christian to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. It is not just the end of our period of penance and sacrifice, but the beginning of a new life in Christ the risen Lord. Through the observance of the 40 days of lent, we have gone through a dying experience. Through the Holy week we once again brought to our minds the celebration of the Last Supper, the agony of Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane, His betrayal, His condemnation, His journey to Calvary and His shameful death on the cross. Everything seemed to end there on Calvary for all those who were with him throughout his ministry.

On that first Easter morning, the women came to the tomb looking for Jesus who was crucified. In many ways they too had died with him as their spirits were destroyed and their hopes seemed betrayed. We have tried to relive those days of darkness which the first followers of Jesus experienced, so that their immeasurable joy at finding that Jesus had risen would be also in our hearts at this Easter. We have gone through the death experience so that we might rejoice with Jesus on the day of his resurrection as coming back to a new life filled with joy and hope.

St. Paul in his letter to the Romans beautifully presents how the Easter joy should be for every Christian. “Are you unaware that we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were indeed buried with him through baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live in newness of life. If we have grown into union with him through a death like his, we shall also be united with him in the resurrection. We know that our old self was crucified with him, so that our sinful body might be done away with, that we might no longer be in slavery to sin. For a dead person has been absolved from sin. If, then, we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him. We know that Christ, raised from the dead, dies no more; death no longer has power over him.” (Rom 6:3-9).

So it is, death has no more power over any true follower of Jesus. If we live as children of the resurrection, we should all be very daring in the face of death and very defiant of death, because it has no more power over us. Human beings go in search of life beyond this world. The limits of space do not stop our quest for life on other planets. Today Jesus is presenting to his followers the reality of a life beyond the limits set by human life. More than what happens on other planets we need to focus on ourselves, because it is only in our souls that we can experience the resurrection, a life that is far more valuable than what could be found on any planet in the universe. Jesus Christ is risen! He will bring us to that same joy one day.

May the Easter Joy continue to fill your hearts and homes throughout this season and beyond.

Happy Easter to you all!

Fr. Joachim Lechukwu

 

From the Diocese | De la Diócesis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manténgase Conectado

Del Escritorio del Pastor

Estimada Familia Parroquial:
¡Felices Pascuas para todos y cada uno de ustedes! Qué alegría es para todo verdadero cristiano celebrar la resurrección de Jesús. No es sólo el final de nuestro período de penitencia y sacrificio, sino el comienzo de una nueva vida en Cristo, el Señor resucitado. A través de la observancia de los 40 días de cuaresma, hemos pasado por una experiencia de muerte. A través de la Semana Santa volvimos a traer a nuestra mente la celebración de la Última Cena, la agonía de Jesús en el huerto de Getsemaní, su traición, su condenación, su camino al Calvario y su vergonzosa muerte en la cruz. Todo parecía terminar allí en el Calvario para todos los que estuvieron con él a lo largo de su ministerio.
Aquella primera mañana de Pascua, las mujeres acudieron al sepulcro buscando a Jesús crucificado. En muchos sentidos, ellos también habían muerto con él cuando sus espíritus fueron destruidos y sus esperanzas parecían traicionadas.
Nosotros tratamos de revivir aquellos días de oscuridad que vivieron los primeros seguidores de Jesús para que su inconmensurable alegría al descubrir que Jesús había resucitado, esté también en nuestro corazón en esta Pascua. Hemos pasado por la experiencia de la muerte para poder regocijarnos con Jesús en el día de su resurrección al volver a una nueva vida llena de alegría y esperanza.
San Pablo
, en su carta a los Romanos, presenta bellamente cómo debe ser la alegría pascual para todo cristiano. “¿Ignoran que nosotros, los que fuimos bautizados en Cristo Jesús, fuimos bautizados en su muerte? En verdad, por el bautismo fuimos sepultados con él, a fin de que, como Cristo resucitó de los muertos por la gloria del Padre, así también nosotros vivamos una vida nueva. Si hemos crecido en unión con él a través de una muerte como la suya, también seremos unidos a él en la resurrección. Sabemos que nuestro antiguo yo fue crucificado con él para que nuestro cuerpo pecaminoso fuera eliminado, para que ya no estuviéramos en la esclavitud del pecado. Porque una persona muerta ha sido absuelta del pecado. Si, pues, hemos muerto con Cristo, creemos que también viviremos con él. Sabemos que Cristo, resucitado de entre los muertos, ya no muere; la muerte ya no tiene poder sobre él.” (Romanos 6:3-9).
Así es, la muerte ya no tiene poder sobre ningún verdadero seguidor de Jesús. Si vivimos como hijos de la resurrección, todos debemos ser
desafiantes ante la muerte porque ya no tiene poder sobre nosotros. Los seres humanos vamos en busca de vida más allá de este mundo. Los límites del espacio no detienen nuestra búsqueda de vida en otros planetas. Hoy, Jesús está presentando a sus seguidores la realidad de una vida más allá de los límites marcados por la vida humana. Más que lo que sucede en otros planetas, necesitamos enfocarnos en nosotros mismos porque solo en nuestras almas podemos experimentar la resurrección. Esta vida es mucho más valiosa que la que podría encontrarse en cualquier planeta del universo. ¡Jesucristo ha resucitado! Él nos traerá esa misma alegría un día.
Que la Alegría Pascual continúe llenando sus corazones y
sus hogares a lo largo de esta temporada y más allá.

¡Feliz Pascua a todos!                                                                                                                                                                         Padre Joachim Lechukwu

 

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