US Bishops Statement on Supreme Court Decision 6/24/2022 – Roe v. Wade Ruling

WASHINGTON – In response to the Supreme Court of the United States issuing its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities issued the following statement:

“This is a historic day in the life of our country, one that stirs our thoughts, emotions and prayers. For nearly fifty years, America has enforced an unjust law that has permitted some to decide whether others can live or die; this policy has resulted in the deaths of tens of millions of preborn children, generations that were denied the right to even be born.

“America was founded on the truth that all men and women are created equal, with God-given rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This truth was grievously denied by the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling, which legalized and normalized the taking of innocent human life. We thank God today that the Court has now overturned this decision. We pray that our elected officials will now enact laws and policies that promote and protect the most vulnerable among us.

“Our first thoughts are with the little ones whose lives have been taken since 1973. We mourn their loss, and we entrust their souls to God, who loved them from before all ages and who will love them for all eternity. Our hearts are also with every woman and man who has suffered grievously from abortion; we pray for their healing, and we pledge our continued compassion and support. As a Church, we need to serve those who face difficult pregnancies and surround them with love.

“Today’s decision is also the fruit of the prayers, sacrifices, and advocacy of countless ordinary Americans from every walk of life. Over these long years, millions of our fellow citizens have worked together peacefully to educate and persuade their neighbors about the injustice of abortion, to offer care and counseling to women, and to work for alternatives to abortion, including adoption, foster care, and public policies that truly support families. We share their joy today and we are grateful to them. Their work for the cause of life reflects all that is good in our democracy, and the pro-life movement deserves to be numbered among the great movements for social change and civil rights in our nation’s history.

“Now is the time to begin the work of building a post-Roe America. It is a time for healing wounds and repairing social divisions; it is a time for reasoned reflection and civil dialogue, and for coming together to build a society and economy that supports marriages and families, and where every woman has the support and resources she needs to bring her child into this world in love.

“As religious leaders, we pledge ourselves to continue our service to God’s great plan of love for the human person, and to work with our fellow citizens to fulfill America’s promise to guarantee the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all people.”

Source: https://www.usccb.org/news/2022/usccb-statement-us-supreme-court-ruling-dobbs-v-jackson

USCCB Media Contact
Chieko Noguchi
202-541-3200

 

Sunday Announcements – 6.26.22

We are happy to report that, to date, 162 parishioners have pledged a total of $56,412 to the Annual Catholic Appeal, of which $46,389 have already been collected. We thank those who have donated and invite all to consider joining us in this worthy cause. Donation envelopes are available at the church entrances for your convenience.

Registration is open for our Religious Education Program, with classes starting in September. All children are required to participate in the program in order to receive the Sacraments.  Please contact our parish office to register your child as soon as possible.  Ensuring that your child grows spiritually in the faith is the best gift that you can give to them.

Please be advised that the 5 PM Sunday Mass will NO LONGER change to 7 PM during the summer, as in previous years. Keeping the last Sunday Mass at 5 PM as it is right now will also allow our priests, ministers and parish workers a chance to rest and be with their families.

Next weekend, we observe Independence Day. There will be only ONE Mass offered on Monday, July 4th at 9 AM in the Upper Church.  The Parish Office will be closed for the holiday weekend and will reopen on Tuesday morning.

May you have a God-filled and blessed week!

Anuncios del Domingo – 26.6.22

Nos complace informar que, hasta la fecha, 162 feligreses han donado un total de $56,412 a la Campaña Católica Anual, de los cuales ya se han recaudado $46,389. Agradecemos a quienes han donado e invitamos a todos a considerar unirse a nosotros en esta noble causa. Los sobres de donación están disponibles en las entradas de la iglesia para su conveniencia.

La inscripción está abierta para nuestro Programa de Educación Religiosa, con clases a partir de septiembre. Se requiere que todos los niños participen en el programa para recibir los Sacramentos. Comuníquese con nuestra oficina parroquial para registrar a su hijo lo antes posible. Asegurarse de que su hijo crezca espiritualmente en la fe es el mejor regalo que les puede dar.

El Comité de la Divina Misericordia de nuestra parroquia invita cordialmente a todos a participar en una Peregrinación especial al Santuario de la Divina Misericordia en Stockbridge, MA el sábado 6 de agosto. Este día especial de Incuentro Latino contará con oraciones interactivas, conferencias de oradores de renombre, devocional procesiones y una Misa Solemne centrada en el tema de la misericordia de Dios. Hable con los miembros del Comité de la Divina Misericordia para reservar un asiento en el autobús para usted y su familia.

Tenga en cuenta que la Misa dominical de las 5:00p.m. NO cambiará para las 7:00p.m. durante el verano, como en años anteriores. Mantener la último Santa Misa del Domingo a las 5:00p.m. también permitirá que nuestros sacerdotes, ministros y trabajadores parroquial tengan la oportunidad de descansar y estar con sus familias.

El próximo fin de semana celebramos el Día de la Independencia. Solo se ofrecerá UNA misa el lunes 4 de julio a las 9:00a.m. en la Iglesia arriba. La oficina parroquial estará cerrada durante el fin de semana festivo y reabrirá el martes por la mañana.

Que tengan una semana bendecida!

Sunday Announcements – June 20, 2022

We are happy to report that, to date, 153 parishioners have pledged a total of $50,092 to the Annual Catholic Appeal, of which $39,846 have already been sent in. This is very encouraging to us. We thank those who have donated and invite all to consider joining us in this worthy cause. Donation envelopes are available at the church entrances for your convenience.  

Registration is now open for our Religious Education Program, with classes starting in September. All children who have not received Confirmation are required to participate in the program in order to receive the Sacraments.  Please contact our parish office to register your child as soon as possible.  Ensuring that your child grow spiritually in the faith is the best gift that you can give to them.

Please be advised that the 5PM Sunday Mass will NO LONGER change to 7PM during the summer, as in previous years, in light of the very small number of people who would come to that late evening Mass. Keeping the last Sunday Mass at 5PM as it is will also allow our priests, ministers and parish workers a chance to rest and be with their family.   

This Monday, June 20th, in observance of Juneteenth, a Federal holiday, there will be ONLY ONE Mass offered in the Upper Church at 9AM.  Our parish office will also be closed for the holiday and will reopen on Tuesday morning.

Thank you and Happy Father’s Day to all!

Anuncios del Domingo – 20 de junio, 2022

Nos complace informar que, hasta la fecha, 153 feligreses han donado un total de $50,092 a la Campaña Católica Anual, de los cuales ya se han enviado $39,846. Esto es muy alentador para nosotros. Agradecemos a quienes han donado e invitamos a todos a considerar unirse a nosotros en esta noble causa. Los sobres de donación están disponibles en las entradas de la iglesia para su conveniencia.

La inscripción ya está abierta para nuestro Programa de Educación Religiosa, con clases a partir de septiembre. Todos los niños que no hayan recibido la Confirmación deben participar en el programa para recibir los Sacramentos. Comuníquese con nuestra oficina parroquial para registrar a su hijo lo antes posible. Asegurar que su hijo crezca espiritualmente en la fe es el mejor regalo que le puede dar.

Tenga en cuenta que la misa dominical de las 5 p. m. YA NO cambiará a las 7 p.m. también permitirá a nuestros sacerdotes, ministros y trabajadores parroquiales la oportunidad de descansar y estar con sus familias.

Este lunes, 20 de junio, en conmemoración de un feriado federal, se ofrecerá SOLO UNA Misa en la iglesia arriba a las 9 a.m. Nuestra oficina parroquial también estará cerrada por el feriado y reabrirá el martes por la mañana.

Gracias y feliz día de los padres a todos!

Sunday Announcements – June 12, 2022

We are happy to report that, to date, 134 parishioners have pledged a total of $46,461 to the Annual Catholic Appeal, of which $36,955 have already been sent in. We are very grateful to those who have donated, and we invite all members of our parish to consider joining us. Donation envelopes are available at the church entrances for your convenience.  

Registration is now open for our Religious Education Program for next year, with classes starting in September. Please remember that all children who have not received Confirmation are required to participate in the program in order to ensure their spiritual growth and receptions of the Sacraments.  Please contact our parish office to register your child.  

Finally, a special word of thanks to all those who have assisted in Father Vincent Vu’s First Mass of Thanksgiving and Reception last Sunday. It was a magnificent celebration that brought everyone together and a great show of our parish’s unity in diversity. Your effort will make our parish stronger and more supportive to those who may consider a priestly or religious vocation. 

Thank you and have a blessed week!

Anuncios del Domingo – Junio 12, 2022

Nos complace informar que, hasta la fecha, 134 feligreses han donado un total de $46,461 a la Campaña Católica Anual, de los cuales ya se han enviado $36,955. Estamos muy agradecidos con quienes han donado e invitamos a todos los miembros de nuestra parroquia que considere unirse a nosotros. Los sobres de donación están disponibles en las entradas de la iglesia para su conveniencia.

La inscripción está abierta para nuestro Programa de Educación Religiosa para el próximo año, con clases a partir de septiembre. Recuerden que todos los niños que no han recibido la Confirmación deben participar en el programa para garantizar su crecimiento espiritual y la recepción de los Sacramentos. Comuníquese con nuestra oficina parroquial para registrar a sus hijos.

En preparación para la Fiesta Solemne del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús el 24 de junio, se llevará a cabo una Novena especial de 9 días en honor al Sagrado Corazón en la iglesia abajo a las 7 pm, a partir de este jueves 16 de junio. Todos están invitados a asistir, especialmente los miembros de ministerios y grupos hispanos.

En la Fiesta del Sagrado Corazón, 24 de junio, se llevará a cabo una Misa Solemne en la Iglesia arriba a las 7pm. Todos los que deseen consagrarse al Sagrado Corazón de Jesús están invitados a asistir. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Olga Vargas o Sergio Huerta de la Hermandad del Sagrado Corazón.

El Comité de la Divina Misericordia de nuestra parroquia invita cordialmente a todos a participar en una Peregrinación especial al Santuario de la Divina Misericordia en Stockbridge, MA el sábado 6 de agosto. Este día especial de Incuentro Latino contará con oraciones interactivas, conferencias de oradores de renombre, devocional procesiones y una Misa Solemne centrada en el tema de la misericordia de Dios. Hable con los miembros del Comité de la Divina Misericordia para reservar un asiento en el autobús para usted y su familia.

Finalmente, una palabra especial de agradecimiento a todos aquellos quien ayudo a la Primera Misa de Acción de Gracias y Recepción del Padre Vincent Vu el pasado domingo. Fue una magnífica celebración que reunió a todos y una gran muestra de la unidad de nuestra parroquia en la diversidad. Sus esfuerzos hará que nuestra parroquia sea más fuerte y más solidaria con aquellos que puedan considerar una vocación sacerdotal o religiosa.

¡Gracias y que tengan una semana bendecida!

Sunday Announcements – June 5, 2022

We are happy to report that, to date, 130 parishioners have pledged a total of $43,861 to the Annual Catholic Appeal, of which $34,148 have already been sent in. We are very grateful to those who have made a donation.  For a large community such as our parish, however, the current number of actual donors is rather modest. We strongly encourage everyone to consider joining us in this endeavor. Envelopes are still available at the doors of our church for your convenience.  

Registration is now open for our Religious Education Program for next year, with classes starting in September. Please remember that all children who have not received Confirmation are required to participate in the program in order to ensure their spiritual growth and receptions of the Sacraments.  Please contact our parish office to register your child.  

Today, June 5th, at 3PM, our parish will host the First Mass of Thanksgiving for our newly ordained priest Father Vincent Vu, a member of our Vietnamese community who was ordained yesterday by Bishop Brennan for our Diocese. You are cordially invited to attend the Solemn Mass at 3PM and receive an Apostolic Blessing. After the Mass, you are also invited to attend the Formal Reception in the Gym, featuring international food, Mariachi music and cultural performances.  Please show our parish’s hospitality to the large number of guests who will come for this joyful occasion. 

The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Of all Catholic devotions, devotion to the Sacred Heart is one of the most widespread and popular in the Church. We invite you to cultivate the habit of praying to the Sacred Heart each day, so as to experience Christ’s infinite love and be motivated to respond to that love through greater gratitude and apostolic commitment.

Thank you and have a blessed week!

Anuncios del Domingo – 5 de junio, 2022

Agradecemos a quienes se comprometieron a la Campaña Católica Anual. Su donación contribuirá en gran medida a apoyar la vida y la misión de la Iglesia en nuestra diócesis. Nos complace informar que, hasta la fecha, 130 feligreses ya han prometido un total de $43,861, de los cuales ya se han enviado $34,148. Para una comunidad tan grande como nuestra parroquia, este número de donantes es todavía muy modesto. Recomendamos a todos que se unan a nosotros en este esfuerzo. Todavía hay sobres disponibles en las puertas de nuestra iglesia para su uso.

La inscripción ya está abierta para nuestro Programa de Educación Religiosa para el próximo año, con clases a partir de septiembre. Recuerden que todos los niños que no han recibido la Confirmación deben participar en el programa para garantizar su crecimiento espiritual y la recepción de los Sacramentos. Comuníquese con nuestra oficina parroquial para registrar a sus hijos.

Hoy, Domingo 5 de junio, nuestra parroquia tiene la Primera Misa de Acción de Gracias por nuestro nuevo sacerdote, Padre Vincent Vu, miembro de nuestra comunidad vietnamita que fue ordenado por el Obispo Brennan ayer para la nuestra Diócesis. Ustedes están cordialmente invitados a asistir a la Misa Solemne a las 3PM, y recibir una Bendición Apostólica. Después de la Santa Misa, también están invitados a asistir a la recepción formal en el gimnasio, con comida internacional, música de mariachi y espectáculos culturales. Que muestren la hospitalidad de nuestra parroquia a todos visitantes que vienen para esta alegre ocasión.

El mes de junio está dedicado al Sagrado Corazón de Jesús. De todas las devociones católicas, la devoción al Sagrado Corazón es una de las más difundidas y populares en la Iglesia. Los invitamos a cultivar el hábito de rezar cada día al Sagrado Corazón, para experimentar el amor infinito de Cristo y estar motivados a responder a ese amor con mayor gratitud y compromiso apostólico.

¡Gracias y que tengan una semana bendecida!

Sunday Announcements – May 29, 2022

  • ï We are grateful to those who made a pledge to the Annual Catholic Appeal. Your donation will go a long way in supporting the life and mission of the Church in our diocese.  We are happy to report that, to date, 122 parishioners have already pledged a total of $40,841 of which $31,078 have already been sent in. For such a large community as our parish, this number of actual donors is rather modest.  We strongly encourage everyone to join us in this endeavor. Envelopes are still available at the doors of our church for your use.  
  • ï  Registration is now open for our Religious Education Program for next year, with classes starting in September. Please remember that all children who have not received Confirmation are required to participate in the program in order to ensure their spiritual growth and receptions of the Sacraments.  Please contact our parish office to register your child.  
  • ïThis Monday, May 30th is Memorial Day. There will be only ONE Mass in the Upper Church at 9AM. At the conclusion of the Rosary after Mass, the Church will be closed until Tuesday morning at 7 AM in the lower church. In observance of the federal holiday, our parish office will also be closed until Tuesday.
  • ïThe monthly Mass for the Rosary Society for June will be at 9:30AM next Sunday. There will be prayer of the Rosary, fellowship and refreshments following the Mass in the Parish Institute. All women of all ages are invited.
  • ïNext Sunday, June 5th, our parish will host the First Mass of Thanksgiving for our newly ordained priest Father Vincent Vu, a member of our Vietnamese community who will be ordained by Bishop Brennan on Saturday for the Diocese of Brooklyn. You are cordially invited to attend the Solemn Mass at 3PM in English and Vietnamese, and receive an Apostolic Blessing with Plenary Indulgence. After the Mass, you are also invited to attend the Formal Reception in the Gym, featuring international food, Mariachi music and cultural performances.  Please show our parish’s hospitality to the large number of guests, including our bishops, priests, religious and lay faithful who will come for this joyful occasion. 
  • ïThank you and have a blessed week!