From St. Stanislaus Elementary School Principal

by Mercedes Hollcraft  |  08/07/2022  |  From the Clergy

It is time again to prepare for a new school year. As an educational ministry of the church, St. Stanislaus Catholic School is ready to start a new year, see our students again and get to know the new families who are joining us for the first time.

This Sunday’s gospel reminded us that “Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.” This parish and school have been entrusted with the education, academically and spiritually, of our students.

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Make Room for Christ

by Fr. Adrian Cisneros  |  07/31/2022  |  From the Clergy

Dear St. Stanislaus Community,

Having nearly completed my first month as official administrator of the parish, I thank you for your enthusiastic welcome and am humbled by the overwhelming amount of support that has been offered to me. This past July 6th I celebrated my three year anniversary as a priest, so in many ways I am still learning what it means to be a priest and how to be the best priest I can; participating in the Eternal and One True Priesthood of Jesus Christ.

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Lord, teach us to pray

by Deacon Juan Carlos  |  07/24/2022  |  From the Clergy

In today's Gospel, the disciples ask Jesus, "Lord, teach us to pray.” Every time I read or hear these words, the memory of when I was in my diaconate formation comes to mind.

As a permanent deacon, I want to share a time in class where the teacher explained the different ways and forms of praying. The instructor told us "the Jews have very beautiful and profound prayers, and perhaps the disciples of Jesus knew and practiced some of these prayers.

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The Better Part

by Deacon José  |  07/17/2022  |  From the Clergy

I am always amazed by the Gospels and how every time I read them I discover something new. It seems as if the Holy Spirit is slowly unveiling them and only allowing me to see the portions that are most appropriate for the moment in time that I am living.

The words in today’s Gospel truly hit home for me at this time of my life. It is like Jesus is saying “José, my dear José, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.”

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The parable of the Good Samaritan

by Rev. Sleevaraj Pasala  |  07/10/2022  |  From the Clergy

The message of the Gospel: all of us can be the Good Samaritans given our capacity and ability. Putting into good use our Time, Talent and Wealth.

When we have strong yearning for something; our mind, our heart and our strength are involved; there is complete focus to achieve a particular goal! Jesus is calling us to involve this way in fulfilling the Golden rule: love of God and love of neighbor with all our mind, with all our heart and with all our strength.

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Fourteenth Sunday in ordinary time

07/03/2022  |  From the Clergy

Last Sunday, June 19, Catholic Christians celebrated the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. The biblical text has been taken from Luke 9,11b-17. The scene is very eloquent, clear and precise. He presents us with two very significant postures, the first, that of the followers of Jesus (Apostles/ disciples) and the second that of the Lord himself. Let's see.

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Christ Sets Us Free

by Reverend Mr. Oscar Cervantes  |  06/26/2022  |  From the Clergy

Today we hear this psalm: Lord teach us the way of life. The Lord is not at all slow in responding since in the second reading he tells us clearly: Christ has set us free. So preserve your freedom and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery.

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The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

by Rev. Sleevaraj Pasala  |  06/19/2022  |  From the Clergy

Greetings, good people of St. Stanislaus! As most of you probably know, Bishop Cotta has appointed me as the Parochial Administrator of St. Stanislaus beginning July 1st, 2022. While I am honored that he has entrusted me with this great responsibility, I do know the position has the possibility of becoming overwhelming, so I am asking you all to have patience with me and to pray extra for me as I take the reign as Administrator.

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Trinity Sunday

by Yomaira, Bulletin Editor  |  06/12/2022  |  From the Clergy

This weekend we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. What a great blessing three people in one, but a very hard concept to understand.

I recall when I was a child and preparing for First Communion these questions that I have never forgotten:

  1. Is the Father God? Yes, the Father is God.
  2. Is the Son God? Yes, the Son is God.
  3. Is the Holy Spirit God? Yes, the Holy Spirit is God
  4. Do we have three Gods? No, we do not have three Gods, but 3 different people and only one true God.
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Pentecost Sunday

by Deacon Juan Carlos  |  06/05/2022  |  From the Clergy

Today Sunday June 5th we celebrate the feast of Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Holy Trinity.

In the (OT) God the Father speaks and acts in people, especially in the Hebrew people. In the (NT) in the Gospels, God the Son, Jesus Christ is the one who acts and speaks to people, especially to his disciples; they were to continue their mission after his departure from this world. Likewise, in the book of the Acts of the Apostles that we have been reading throughout the Easter Season, it is God the Holy Spirit who acts and speaks through the disciples and the believers: the new Christian people who had just been born, the Church, the new people of God.

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