Pastor's Desk November 19, 2017

Nov 17, 2017

  • In today’s Gospel… we hear the “Parable of the Talents.” God gives each of us talents and gifts, and we are called to use and develop them. Sometimes we tend to compare ourselves with others, and not appreciate our own gifts. All of us have been blessed by God with talents, are we are all unique! The first reading, for example, extols the talents of a wife. Whatever gifts we have, let’s be grateful for them, and use our God-given talents as best we can. 
  • The second collection today… is the annual collection for the Religious Retirement Fund. Your generosity is appreciated, and will greatly help the retired sisters, brothers, and priests in religious communities who have given their lives in service to the Church. 
  • The second collection next weekend… is our annual “Operation Christmas” collection. The proceeds are divided among several organizations that help the needy. 
  • Thanksgiving Day… is this Thursday, November 23. Consider coming to our 9:00 morning mass on Thanksgiving to give thanks to God for our many blessings. Then join us in Capistran Hall after mass for some light refreshments. (Please note that our Parish Office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and on Friday, November 24).