I’ve been heartened by a number of meetings I have had with individual members of the parish over the course of the past week or two. These meetings have not only given me the chance to get to know these people better, they also help me get to know the community and some of the needs being articulated. One common thread that I observe being expressed is a desire for more opportunities for us to come together both spiritually and socially. I want to all to know that I’m listening, and I want to encourage more of you to make an appointment with me to share your hopes and dreams.
This coming week, from Monday to Friday, I will be attending a new pastor’s workshop being put on by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The workshop is part of a yearlong program for new pastors, and I pray it will help me be a better shepherd for all of you.
I feel very blessed to be here, I’m very grateful for the warm welcome you have all extended me, and I look forward to the continuing journey ahead.
God’s peace, Fr. Kirk
I share the following from Raquel Cerveny, daughter of Al Dobel.
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and may the perpetual light shine upon him.
Tami and I are heartbroken to share the news that our sweet dad, a grandfather, uncle, brother and good friend to so many, has passed away due to complications with Parkinson’s earlier this morning. Dad was a beacon of light for all those whose path he crossed, his quiet faith the bedrock of his life.
Born in Sacramento, Ca. March 23, 1936 to Loretta (Donovan) and George Dobel, dad...Read more
Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Rose Ann Gold, the 37 year old granddaughter of Rose Boggs who was tragically killed in an auto accident this past Wednesday. Rose leaves behing two daughters aged 12 and 10.
Some of you may remember Rose (Jones), while a teenager, she lived with grandma and sang in the Parish Choir. Pray for all her family and friends at this most difficult time.