From the Pastor

This Sunday is the twenty-ninth Sunday in ordinary time. The readings describe the meaning of suffering and leadership. The suffering servant is the one who offers sacrificial service for others as Jesus did. The readings also explain the servant leadership of Jesus, pinpointing faithfulness, service and sacrifice as the criteria of greatness in the Kingdom…

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End of Year Stock and/or IRA Donation Information

  Click for 2018 Stock and/or IRA Donation Flyer Stock Donations Reminder: A gift of your securities, including stocks or mutual funds, is an easy way to make a gift.  By making a gift of your appreciated securities, you can avoid paying capital gains tax that would otherwise be due if you sold these assets….

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Claire B. Cook passes away at age 96

Claire B. Cook, age 96, of La Mesa, California passed away on Tuesday September 25, 2018. Claire was born August 20, 1922 in Tonopah, Nevada. Claire grew up in Arizona with her brother, Larry, and sister, Zona. Her father was a pharmacist and her mother was a school teacher. When Claire was 13 years old,…

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From the Pastor

This Sunday is the twenty-eighth Sunday in ordinary time. The readings remind us that we do not possess anything in our lives that we refuse to surrender to the Lord. In reality, these things often possess us, and we become prisoners of our possessions. What we have really done is to give top priority to material…

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From the Pastor

This Sunday is the twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings this Sunday discuss the bond of love that marriage creates between a man and a woman, a bond that God intends to be permanent and indissoluble. The readings, therefore, challenge spouses to practice fidelity to their ever-faithful God, honoring their holy covenant before Him. The…

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From the Pastor

Next Sunday we will begin religious education classes for the children in our parish. Let me take this opportunity to share with you a few thoughts about the importance of this program for our children, our families and for Santa Sophia parish. One day a woman went to her priest and asked him, “Father, when…

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