Notes from the Clergy Archive

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Season of Lent

This year Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on February 10th  Lent has been observed by Christians since the 4th Century.  It is a time of reflection, penitence and spiritual renewal before Easter.  Lent ends at midnight on Holy Saturday, the night before …
Nota del Padre Carlos

Nota del Padre Carlos

Paz y Bien!!! Hermanos y hermanas, desde el evangelio estamos llamados a mejorar nuestra vida, no solo un cambio de conciencia, sino un cambio en nuestras actitudes, en nuestra forma de proceder, el evangelio es completamente humano y llega a nosotros , a nuestra …
A Letter from Fr. Joe

A Letter from Fr. Joe

Hello everyone! I’m writing this note having just dropped off Fr. Ray at the airport on his way to spend some time with his family and then off to his new ministry in Scotland. I personally want to thank all of you for all the love and …
Some Thoughts from Fr. Ray

Some Thoughts from Fr. Ray

The Feast of St. Anthony is this Friday – June 13th. I personally want to attest to the power of the prayer of this wondrous Saint. During several of our remodels, when the challenges were great, I would turn to St. Anthony and tell him that …
From Fr. Ray

From Fr. Ray

The next several weekends are Solemnities in our Church calendar. They will give us much to reflect upon as we live our lives. June 1: The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord we reflect upon Christ’s return to His Father in Heaven (Where he has …
In Memoriam, Fr. Gary Klauer, OFM Conv.

In Memoriam, Fr. Gary Klauer, OFM Conv.

Fr. Gary Klauer OFM Conv, the former Pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in San Pablo, California. Fr. Gary has a lot of roots in the South Bay. He attended St. Catherine Laboure Elementary School in Torrance and …
An Urgent Note from Fr. Ray

An Urgent Note from Fr. Ray

Fr. Gary Klauer, former pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, is near death.  Please keep him, his family, the Friars and all those who knew him in your prayers.  God will determine when Fr. Gary will die but his doctors have indicated that his …
A Lenten Message From Fr. Ray

A Lenten Message From Fr. Ray

Hope you are still making a good Lent. Remember that prayer, fasting and alms giving are the pillars of this Season. This is your week to use the Sacrament of Penance. The Sacrament will be available either here or at a neighboring parish – Monday through …