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    https://d2y1pz2y630308.cloudfront.net/19813/slideshows/homeFullXL/FR%20Tony%20_19.JPG From the Pastor I am Home… and I am most glad and happy. I praise, bless and give thanks to the Lord for all his love, mercy and care. It is all about him! I am most thankful and grateful to all our parishioners, small faith communities, various groups, family, relatives and friends from all over who rallied and ‘stormed’ heaven with prayers, petitions, and wishes for my welfare and recovery. I really cannot thank you enough. I would like to especially thank Buda Torres, head of our Lector Ministry, for insisting - forcing me - to go to the hospital that evening. Buda and Bong brought me to Cedars Sinai. I thank Fr. Martin, Bong and the birthing of the new leadership, guiding and leading our Faith community during these very difficult times. What I do remember: I was brought to the hospital on January 12 after about eight (8) days that I was sick with Covid and basically alone in my room. On January 27, I had some kind of consciousness. On February 4, I was brought to an intensive and aggressive Rehabilitation Institute. On February 11, I was rushed back to the hospital emergency because I was bleeding and for blood transfusion. On February 15 I was able to come home. I am home but I am weak…very very weak. I realized that recovery will definitely take some time which is typical of COVID. However, it is not just my physical inability but much more I am not emotionally ready. I’d like to make a special request…that much as I long and love to see you, please refrain from calling me directly and much more any visits for at least a couple of weeks, I’d like to focus on my recovery physically and emotionally. For any concerns, care and inquiries, please direct them to the Parish office. Thank you for your understanding for I am not physically and emotionally ready at this time. I am at Home with you at a very significant time for us as a faith community. We begin our sacred journey of the Lenten Season, our hearts being more vulnerable and open to what God is asking of us. There is an old English translation of the word Lent, Lent means ‘springtime’. Thus, I would like to prayerfully embrace these sacred times as a springtime not only physically for my body, but much more a springtime for my soul and being. I pray that I would be able to heed the Lord’s call as He invites Zacchaeus, “Zacchaeus, come down quickly for I must stay at your house today”. Perhaps I have been on that branch so comfortably for so long and need to ‘come down’ and welcome the Lord in my own house. I thank in a very special way---Bishop Dave who was there all throughout for me even before I entered the hospital, and calling me almost every day to see how I was, continued to relate with me at most difficult times in the hospital with a deeper sense of relationship with his care and assurances and prayers. Let us all listen to the invite of our Lenten journey “Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.” I pray that I‘ll be able to join you fully for our Easter celebrations. My love and blessings to all of you, Fr. Tony Click here /news _self
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    https://d2y1pz2y630308.cloudfront.net/19813/slideshows/homeFullXL/IMG_9382.jpg Lenten Mass Hours Mass Schedule (In -Person/ Pavilion) Beginning Monday, Feb 22 Monday to Friday: 7:00am Saturday: 8:00am & 5:00pm Sunday: 7:30am , 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm, and 1:30pm (Spanish) Confessions: Saturday 4:00pm –5:00pm Click here /news _self