from the Pastor


February 7, 2016

  • With the Lenten and Easter seasons coming up, I wanted to remind you of the very prominent NO PARKING SIGNS along parts of Valley View Road and Calle del Pantera. There is, however, “off the pavement” parking signs starting near the southernmost church entrance on Valley View Road and proceeding southward. Many times when people park on the road, there are parking spaces available in the southern part of our parking lot. If you park where there are “no parking signs,” you will get a ticket since a number of our neighbors will complain! Traffic Engineering has measured the spaces, and these signs are necessary to provide room for two lanes of traffic and emergency vehicles. During this time of year, please bring the family in one vehicle instead of several vehicles...that will save space. For those looking for Masses with the best available parking, please consider the 7:30 a.m. or the Sunday 5 p.m. (September-early May) Masses.

  • A reminder that the Annual Catholic Appeal continues. The Appeal is separately incorporated, and your money can only be used for those ministries and the support of the appeal itself. My favorites are the support of seminarians, the support of our social mission with Catholic Social Services and, of course, Catholic Education...both our schools and CCD programs.



                Fr. John