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Catholic Church / Pacoima, CA

Focus on the Mission

Life goes quickly, and we cannot beat it, we try to go at your own pace. Thanks to you all our lectors that allow us to reach their homes and hearts with these words of life and hope, which allows them to be informed of liturgical life, pastoral, evangelizing, material in our community of Mary Immaculate.

Thanks to all the Pastoral agents who took the time to plan the time of joy and camaraderie along with Father William, who celebrated 26 years as a priest and Fr. Enrique for his time with us, we were able to taste delicious dishes offered by various groups, encouraged by the Mariachis and the Sensational Girls from Pacoima.

Three months, I have accompanied you as temporary administrator, thanks for making me feel useful in pastoral liturgy, evangelization, and the best arrangements and renovations of the parish infrastructure; I travel on the first Sunday of July to Peru, to visit my family. With your permission! I will be back in two weeks and will stay with you as an associate to our Pastor Fr. Abel Loera. I would like to accompany more closely the Family Catechesis … I hope to have your prayers, united in the Lord’s Prayer.


Sunday’s Gospel reminds us of the requirements that must be met by those that want continue the mission of Jesus: which are availability, required to leave comfort and security.

“There are so many things to do.” “We have so little time.” How many variations of these statements have you heard or even said yourself? Actually neither statement is completely true. There are many things to do in this life, but really few things that are vitally important. Working, searching, conniving, and worrying our way to “gratifying the desires of the flesh,” as Paul relates in today’s second reading, are really non-productive. So little time? When we take on the freedom that Christ offers us, we have all the time we need in this world, and even more in the next. Elisha, the prophet Elijah’s chosen servant, was slightly befuddled about what he should do. When Elijah called, he returned to bid farewell to his parents and provide food for his people. Only then did he follow. Jesus demands something different, something more of his disciples. He calls us to a single-minded determination to drop everything and follow him. Now, not later.

Finally on our prayers, God bless you. Fr. Walter and Fr. William

Readings for the Week

Monday: Am 2:6-10, 13-16; Ps 50:16bc-23; Mt 8:18-22
Tuesday: Am 3:1-8; 4:11-12; Ps 5:4b-8; Mt 8:23-27
Wednesday: Acts 12:1-11; Ps 34:2-9; 2 Tm 4:6-8, 17-18; Mt 16:13-19
Thursday: Am 7:10-17; Ps 19:8-11; Mt 9:1-8
Friday: Am 8:4-6, 9-12; Ps 119:2, 10, 20, 30, 40, 131; Mt 9:9-13
Saturday: Am 9:11-15; Ps 85:9ab, 10-14; Mt 9:14-17
Sunday: Is 66:10-14c; Ps 66:1-7, 16, 20; Gal 6:14-18; Lk 10:1-12, 17-20 [1-9]

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