Bishop’s Blog: A Look Back at 2019

Bishop’s Blog: A Look Back at 2019

  Greetings from Brazil; this month brings me the blessing of spending time visiting my mother, 13 sisters and brothers, 36 nieces and nephews, and eight great-nieces and nephews. My vacation in Brazil allows me to maintain that important connection with family, as well as provides me

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Bishop’s Blog: Merry Christmas

Bishop’s Blog: Merry Christmas

Christmas Wishes   My Dear Friends, Right in the midst of these dark and cold days of the season is when we celebrate the coming of Jesus.  Jesus comes to each one of us in the midst of this time of difficulties and challenges, but we also

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Bishop’s Blog: Approaching Christmas

Bishop’s Blog: Approaching Christmas

Christmas is Nearly Here With only a week until we celebrate the joyous occasion of our Lord’s birth, I am sure you are all very busy with your preparations. Please know of my prayers for each and every one of you, especially for those who will find

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Bishop’s Blog: Service to the Church

Bishop’s Blog: Service to the Church

  December 13 marks the 50th anniversary of the priestly ordination of our Holy Father Pope Francis. Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has asked Bishops across the country, to encourage their dioceses to honor the jubilee during Advent

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