Published: Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST-0600
Boletín - The Grapevine: 9 de Enero, 2018 - Invierno 2018
Published: Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST-0600
The Grapevine Calendar - January 2018
The Grapevine Newsletter - Winter 2018 Issue
Published: Sun, 24 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST-0600
Dear Friends in Christ, One of the Gospels for Christmas Day, the one from St. John, highlights the announcement for today’s solemnity, “And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” St. John wants us to realize that this is God’s embodiment in our frail human condition. This Christ Event, this Christian story, announces a completely new presence among us. I would propose to you the reader, that not only during the Christmas Season, but hopefully every day of our lives, we reach out, we look for a personal presence of those that we care for and who care about us. In this day of social media, things like facebook, e-mail, and instagram, afford us opportunities that were not around in former days, but are now available. My prayer is that we never leave friendship of love at a distance. Yet as convenient as they are, the above are not enough. We need, as members of the human family, to experience firsthand the personal presence of those we love and those who allow us to be loved. (more)
Uno de los Evangelios para el Día de Navidad, el de San Juan, realza el anuncio para la solemnidad de hoy: “Y la Palabra se hizo carne y habitó entre nosotros”. San Juan quiere que nos demos cuenta que esta es la personificación de Dios en nuestra frágil condición humana. Este evento de Cristo, esta historia Cristiana, anuncia completamente una nueva presencia entre nosotros. Le propondría a usted lector, que no solamente durante la temporada de Navidad, pero con ilusión cada día de nuestras vidas, nos acerquemos, busquemos una presencia personal de aquellos que nos importan y por aquellos que se preocupan por nosotros. En este tiempo de redes sociales, cosas como facebook, e-mail, e instagram; nos ofrecen oportunidades que no existían en días anteriores, pero que ahora están disponibles. Mi oración es que nunca dejemos la amistad de amor a distancia. Sin embargo, por más conveniente que sean, las redes sociales no son suficientes. Necesitamos como miembros de la familia humana, experimentar de primera mano la presencia personal de aquellos a quienes amamos y de quienes nos permiten ser amados. (más)
Published: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST-0600
I would like to call attention at this time to a particular network of partners, whose relationship is focused on forming a communal bond in support of teenagers, women and men most vulnerable in their time of need. This compassionate network matches those in need with a pregnancy care center located nearest to them. This network is Options United. Options United operates a centralized Call Center that serves all non-profit prolife health centers in California. It has also developed a contemporary ‘App for Life’ to unite churches to these non-profit centers through prayer and donations. I am proud to have the Diocese of Fresno through Family Life Ministry collaborate with our other Catholic archdioceses and dioceses throughout California in promoting Options United and its App for Life.
Published: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST-0600
We now stand in the wake of another random act of violence that took place in the parking lot of St. Alphonsus Church in Fresno. Two adults were shot and killed. Following the incident, the shooter took his own life in another location. A very serious question is being raised by many – Are we safe in our sacred spaces? *** Nos encontramos ahora ante otro acto fortuito de violencia que tuvo lugar en el estacionamiento de la Iglesia de San Alfonso en Fresno. Como resultado, dos adultos fueron disparados y asesinados. Después del incidente, la persona que cometió el crimen se suicidó en otro lugar. Una pregunta muy seria está siendo planteada por muchos: ¿Estamos seguros en nuestros lugares sagrados?
Published: Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST-0600
We must choose to love. We must choose to care. As people of faith we have no other option. Let us together create a culture of life, not death. With God, all things are possible.
Published: Sun, 05 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CDT-0500
"As we go about our everyday life and most especially this week, we must keep vocations in our prayers, while, at the same time, being a mindful witness with our own vocation. We may never know how our lives may have an impact on someone else's story. Simply living out our call as disciples of Jesus Christ fully and joyfully in the world bears witness to the love of Christ as He generously bestows on each of us our own personal call." - Cardinal Joseph Tobin
Published: Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT-0500
Published: Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT-0500
As believers trusting in God’s Divine Providence to keep us safe and guide us along the right path, some may find their faith shaken by this and similar acts of evil and ask once again, “Why does God let bad things happen to good people?” The answer: “freewill.” God gives us freewill to choose love over hate. When love is the choice, life is protected.
At this time, we need to pray and to take care of those who are suffering. In the end, the only response is to do good – for no matter what the darkness, it will never overcome the light. May the Lord of all gentleness surround all those who are suffering from this evil, and for those who have been killed we pray, eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
Published: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 CDT-0500
Words cannot adequately express the sorrow and sadness I feel in response to the back-to-back tragedies that have struck Mexico, the Caribbean, Texas, and Florida these last couple of weeks. The immense loss of human life and the destruction of whole cities and island countries are hard to imagine or emotionally comprehend. Yet a few words do come to mind:
Published: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:00:00 CDT-0500
With lives and livelihoods still at risk in Texas, Florida, the Virgin Islands and throughout the Caribbean, we pray for the safety and care of human life in the wake of two catastrophic hurricanes. The massive scale of the dual disasters and the effect it has on communities, families and individuals cannot be fully comprehended or adequately addressed in the immediate aftermath of the storms.
Published: Tue, 05 Sep 2017 00:00:00 CDT-0500
The Church has recognized and proclaimed the need to welcome young people: 'Whoever welcomes one of these children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me' (Mark 9:37). Today, our nation has done the opposite of how Scripture calls us to respond. It is a step back from the progress that we need to make as a country. Today's actions represent a heartbreaking moment in our history that shows the absence of mercy and good will, and a short-sighted vision for the future. DACA youth are woven into the fabric of our country and of our Church, and are, by every social and human measure, American youth.
Published: Mon, 04 Sep 2017 00:00:00 CDT-0500
Los Obispos Católicos de California creen, al igual que muchos de nuestros vecinos californianos, que los jóvenes inmigrantes y sus familias son parte fundamental de la vitalidad futura de California. Seguiremos confiando en ellos, orando por ellos, y colaborando con ellos para tener una sociedad donde todos los hijos de Dios puedan disfrutar de la vida, la libertad y la búsqueda de la felicidad. Invitamos a todas aquellas personas que comparten este sueño a que se unan a nosotros y sean centinelas de la esperanza para cientos de miles de jóvenes que se han inscrito o que reúnen los requisitos para el programa de DACA. Aunque la decisión por parte de la Administración pudiera eclipsar las aspiraciones que tenemos en común para las vidas de estos jóvenes, no permitamos que nuestra confianza disminuya. Tenemos fe que esta oscuridad pasajera se disipará y que la luz de nuestra esperanza seguirá ardiendo brillantemente.
The Catholic Bishops of California believe, along with many of our fellow Californians, that immigrant youth and their families are a critical part of California’s future vitality. We will continue to believe in them, pray for them, and work with them for a society where all God’s children may enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We invite all those who share this dream to join us as sentinels of hope for the hundreds of thousands of young people who have registered or are eligible for the DACA program. While the decision of the Administration may eclipse our common aspirations for them, we should not let our confidence be diminished. We have faith that this momentary shadow will pass and our hopeful light will continue to burn brightly.
Published: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT-0500
We join Archbishop Gomez in prayer for “the families that have lost loved ones and to all who have lost homes and businesses along with their sense of peace and normalcy.” The path to healing will be long; however, this crisis will also bring out the best portion of our humanity; as it already has through the countless volunteers that are reaching out to others, even as they personally stand in harm’s way.
Published: Mon, 28 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT-0500
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) president, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, has called for prayers and solidarity with those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Cardinal DiNardo also called on all people of good will to closely monitor future calls for assistance for victims and survivors in the days ahead.
Published: Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT-0500
Obispos Católicos de California Apoyan Proyecto de Ley SB 54, La Ley de Valores de California. Citan Importancia de la Seguridad Pública a la vez que Cuestionan la Prudencia de las Deportaciones Realizadas Indiscriminadamente.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church sits in the heart of Clovis, California, on Ninth and DeWitt streets.
Monday - Thursday:
7:30am & 5:30pm
7:30am & 5:30pm (Vigil)
6:30am, 8:00am (Español), 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 4:00pm (Korean), & 5:30pm
Every Saturday of the month
4:00pm ~ 5:00pm
First Saturday of the month
11:00am ~ 12:00 noon
AND 4:00pm ~ 5:00pm
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to the whole creation. (Mark 16:15)
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