Monthly Archives: December 2013

The “Real Life” of the Holy Family


Preached at Holy Sepulcher Parish on December 28 and 29, 2013 for the Feast of the Holy Family in Ordinary Time Cycle A at the 4:00PM (Vigil), 8:00AM and 10:30AM Masses

I hope that everyone had a blessed Christmas.  My Facebook friends had special Christmases as well.  I saw pictures of happy and smiling families, some even in matching outfits; delicious meals and refreshing drinks; homes that were all clean and festively decorated, with beautiful Christmas trees with lovely packages under them.  But Facebook is probably not an accurate portrayal of our family Christmas, because we post only the pictures we want others to see, not all the times when “real life” is happening, when things aren’t going according to our expectations.

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A Most Blessed Christmas


Published as a message in the Holy Sepulcher Bulletin for December 22, 2013

Holy Sepulcher Christmas

Holy Sepulcher Christmas

I would like to wish all of you a most blessed Christmas!

Receive the gift of our Lord and Savior with praise and thanksgiving.  Mary your hearts be warmed by His love, may your days be brightened by his light, and may your lives reflect the joy of His gospel.

May the Lord bless you and grant you His peace, both now and throughout the coming year!

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Zoya Anika


Holy Sepulcher December 21, 2013 5:15PM

Baptism Holy Sepulcher

Baptism Holy Sepulcher

I baptized Zoya Anika under the name Anne, daughter of Jason and Farah at Holy Sepulcher Parish.  Jason is originally from Holy Sepulcher, but the family lives in the Bay Area now.

May the almighty God bless you and your parents now and forever.  Amen!

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