Today we sense the apostles’ trepidation as they begin to realize that the Lord would soon be leaving them. In their fear, they ask, “Master, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?” (John 14:5). Jesus tells them that he is the way. The Easter season has been a time of growing in Easter faith so that we, too, may learn to know that Jesus is the way. We can take comfort in the Lord’s promise that he is going to his Father’s house to prepare a place for us, his chosen people who have been called out of darkness into God’s wonderful light. As the paschal candle continues to burn during this holy season, let us remember that in baptism we were given the light of Christ. With Christ our light as the beacon lighting our way, let us march toward the glory of Pentecost.
I've just been told that the brother of Virginia Aguirre has just passed away. Please keep him and all of Virginia's family in your prayers at this difficult time.Read more
Please pray for Andy Kastner, brother of Eric Kastner, his wife Gloria and their son AJ. They were all in a bad car accident. Gloria has returned home but she is still in a lot of pain and has months of physical therapy to endure. Their son AJ will be returning home in a few days and he will have months to years of physical therapy to endure as well as possibly other surgeries. Please pray for the entire family during this very difficult time.Read more
Please pray for Kathy Klock who just over a month ago found out she has stage 4 breast cancer after giving birth to her third child. Unfortunately, the cancer is now in the liver. Kathy has started hospice care at home. The doctors are saying in 1-2 weeks she will be with the Lord. Please pray for healing and consolation for her and her family.Read more
Please keep Debbie Young in your prayers. She will be having her lung "tapped" this afternoon at St. John's in Oxnard. Pray for a speedy return to health. Pray also for strength for her family.Read more