Sermons by Fr. RIcardo

A Note from the Pastor – Sept. 30

Fr. Ricardo Chinchilla, CJM When Jesus speaks of forgiveness at the highest level, the apostles panic, fearing they will fail, so they ask, “Lord, increase our faith.” Favor that Jesus does not grant because faith is not a “gift” that comes from outside; it’s my response to God’s gifts, with trust after his loving call. The…

A Note from the Pastor – Sept. 16

Fr. Ricardo Chinchilla, CJM Dishonest steward … a model? In this Sunday’s Gospel it is evident that Jesus does not present us with the steward as a model for his dishonesty but for his craftiness. Indeed, at the heart of the text is the Savior’s bitter observation that “the children of this world are craftier…

A Note from the Pastor – Sept. 9

Thank you for your kind welcome extended to me on my first week as pastor. I am enjoying meeting all of you. You will come to know me as one who enjoys sharing our faith in ways that connect scriptural tradition in a historical context with our journey towards God in our daily life. Please…

A Note from the Pastor – Sept. 2

Fr. Ricardo Chinchilla, CJM God in his mysterious ways has united me to this beautiful and joyful Parish Community of St. James-St. Leo in Solana Beach.  Since the time I was the director of the Newman Center at San Diego State University during the early 2000’s, I used to visit St. James some weekends to…