Morning Offering

Have you been beating the snooze blues? What about praying this morning offering to get things started right!? Eternal Father, I offer You everything I do this day: my work, my prayers, my apostolic efforts; my time with family and friends; my hours of relaxation; my difficulties, problems, distress, which I shall try to bear…

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Descended into Hell?

Real Questions by Real Parishioners! What does it mean when we say in the Apostle’s Creed “He descended into hell”? The difficulty in understanding what it means when we profess that Jesus ‘descended into hell’ revolves around the English word ‘hell’, which we almost always associate with the place of eternal damnation. So how could…

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Job Opening – Receptionist

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] Santa Sophia Parish in Spring Valley, CA, has an immediate opening for a part-time (19 hours), non-exempt Receptionist. Under the direction of the Business Manager, the Receptionist works in collaboration with other office personnel to help ensure the effectiveness of the mission of the parish. This position involves answering…

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Why the incense?

What is the significance of the incense? Why is it used during certain portions of the Mass, what is it’s history? Incense has a rich significance stemming from our Jewish roots and anticipating our heavenly goal. Jewish roots: we can think back to the first time God appeared to Moses in a mysterious cloud and…

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