True satisfaction

01-28-2014Pastor LetterFr. Jesus Ty

Dear Family of God,

Saint Thomas Aquinas reminded us that we cannot live without delight and when we do not have spiritual joy we resort to carnal pleasures. God is the true source of joy. God has made us for love and only when we love that we are truly happy. We can serve without love but we cannot love without serving. So it is only when we serve the Lord by serving one another that we will be truly satisfied.

Let us imitate Jesus, Mary and Joseph in their humility by obeying the Law, even though they were not bound by it. On this coming Feast Day of Presentation of the Lord, Joseph and Mary paid five shekels to “redeem” Jesus because as firstborn, he belongs to God. And Mary has to offer sacrifice in order to overcome the ritual impurity brought about by childbirth. The virtue of humility is very necessary for us to acquire so we can truly love God and our neighbor and be truly happy.

Let us continue to grow in humility by praying unceasingly and by our constant reception of the Sacraments of Penance and the Holy Eucharist, and then express our union with God by our love and service on our neighbors.

In Christ,
Fr. Jess Ty

Annual World Day of Peace Message from Pope Francis

01-03-2014Pastor LetterFr. Jesus Ty

Dear Family of God,

For all your prayers, thoughtfulness, kindness and generosity to us Priests and staff I would like to thank you. "May the Lord Bless you and your loved ones, may He show His countenance upon you and give you peace.” Amen.

I encourage you all to read the Annual World Day of Peace Message of our Pope. The theme of this message is “Fraternity, the Foundation and Pathway to Peace”. He said in the first paragraph, “Fraternity is an essential human quality, for we are relational beings... is generally first learned in the family, thanks to the responsible and complementary roles of each of its members, particularly the father and the mother. The family is the wellspring of all fraternity, and as such is the foundation and the first pathway to peace...” to have peace is a daily commitment, let us seek peace, Jesus is our Peace, He is the Prince of peace. Let us meet Him at Church, in our neighbors, in nature, but most of all at the Blessed Eucharist.

Again I invite you all to spend some time at our Adoration Chapel and receive peace and joy that only God can give. May Mary, the Queen of Peace, the Mother of God and our Mother too help us all.

In Christ,
Fr. Jess Ty

Read the Pope's complete message HERE

EVANGELII GAUDIUM or “The Joy of the Gospel"

12-11-2013Pastor LetterFr. Jesus Ty

Dear Family of God,

I am very glad to proclaim and share with you my joy of reading the new Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis, entitled:” EVANGELII GAUDIUM,” or “The Joy of the Gospel.” I invite you all to read it especially on this Advent Season when we prepare our hearts to receive our living God and then be evangelizers too as all baptized Christian should do. Here how he started this exhortation:

“The Joy of the Gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness and loneliness. With Christ joy is constantly born anew.” Again in the third paragraph he said, “I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least and openness to letting Him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day.” What a challenge for all of us.

In my own way, I challenge you all my brothers and sisters to encounter our Lord in the Holy Eucharist at our Adoration Chapel, even just for fifteen minutes in the beginning, then proceed to an hour a week. You will see and experience God’s love for you pouring out like a rain.

May you all experience the love of God this season especially on Christmas.

May Our Lady of Joy, the Mother of our Lord intercede for us all.

In Christ,
Fr. Jess Ty

The Year of Faith comes to an end.

11-18-2013Pastor LetterFr. Jesus Ty

Dear Parishioners,

The year of Faith is ending this coming Christ the King Sunday. However, we should continue to grow in our faith by reading the Bible and Catechism, and celebrating the Sacraments and the Mercy of God especially in the Mass. To honor our Lord, the Suffering-Servant and King, who reigns on His Throne both on the Cross and in Heaven, we will have a Eucharistic Procession inside the Church following the 9:00am Mass.

Since noon on November 10, 2013, souls have been praying in our Queen of Peace Adoration Chapel. I invite you all to visit even if it is just for 15 minutes. Thank you for all your support. I also want to especially thank Tina Henry, our Head Coordinator of Adorers at our Parish. Many thanks to Liz Seitz and Lael Beier our designers and to our staff and volunteers. May God reward you for all your wholehearted service for the Lord and His People. We will continue to beautify and adorn the Lord on that Holy Ground, by flowers along the alley and our prayerful presence inside and good works outside.

Again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for all of you who have helped to make our Perpetual Adoration Chapel possible.

In Christ,
Fr. Jess Ty

Queen of Peace Adoration Chapel

09-27-2013Pastor LetterFr. Jesus Ty

Dear People of God,

We are now in the process of reclaiming and beautifying the Chapel in our Teen Center and making it our Perpetual Adoration Chapel.  Our aim is to make it conducive for prayer and meditation and safe for everyone who comes to adore the Lord.

We, the Adoration Committee, have chosen the name, “Queen of Peace Adoration Chapel”, for we believe that one of the many fruits of adoration is peace, as Jesus told the Apostles, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you.” (John 14:27).

We need silence and openness of our hearts so that we can receive this peace that Jesus wants to give us.  We need to be reconciled with Him and His Church and receive His forgiveness in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Peace and also in the Holy Eucharist.

We are still in need of committed adorers, I encourage you all to offer at least one hour a week in our Adoration Chapel.  So far, 195 persons have signed up.

Yours in Christ and Mary,
Fr. Jess Ty

Perpetual Adoration

08-27-2013Pastor LetterFr. Jesus Ty

Thank you for your support and interest of our Summer Mission on “The Importance of Perpetual Adoration.” 138 people have signed-up, there are 168 hours in a week, so we need 168 people to offer an hour a week in order for our Perpetual Adoration to start and keep going 24/7. For those who have not signed up yet, please do so because we are in need of substitutes along with the regular scheduled Adorers. 

Our aim is that each family (1997) will offer an hour a week or at least 368 people to sign up. Let us review the importance of this Devotion of Devotions:

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Perpetual Adoration

07-29-2013Pastor LetterFr. Jesus Ty

Dearest Parishioners,

I am very glad that more are joining in praying the Holy Rosary before the Mass every Sunday. I hope to see more of us will join this devotion to our Lady, the Mother of God.

"The Devotion to the Holy Eucharist and the Mother of God will save the Church, as a ship from sinking." This was the message of the vision that Saint John Bosco had seen in his dream around 150 years ago. The world needs the Church in order to be saved. We need the Holy Eucharist in order to evangelize the world. As Saint John Marie Vianney said, "The world can exist without a sun, but not without a Mass." Pope Francis said recently in Brazil, "We need a Church capable of accompanying them on the road back to Jerusalem! A Church capable of helping them to rediscover the glorious and joyful things that are spoken of Jerusalem, and to understand that she is my Mother, our Mother, and that we are not orphans! We were born in her." We need to revive our devotion, reverence and silent adoration with the Blessed Sacrament both during Mass and after the Mass.

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