A Note from the Pastor – Feb. 25

Jesus the Teacher presents lessons as insightful today as they were when he taught his disciples two thousand years ago. In a few days we will be beginning the season of Lent, when we will be reminded of the lessons Jesus taught us as he anticipated his eventual death. But today we hear Jesus in the course of his ministry teaching everyday wisdom for ordinary times in our lives. As we transition from Ordinary Time to Lent, let us relearn the lessons that guide us at any time of the year.

Please see below for Ash Wednesday celebrations. I invite you to pray for our sick during this coming season of Lent. If you want to manifest your solidarity with the Ukrainian Catholic Church and tell the pastor in San Diego, please visit their website: https://stjohnthebaptizer.org/information. I called Fr. Yurii, administrator of the Catholic Ukrainian Parish in San Diego. Also, here is a message from the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

Bishop McElroy asks us to please include prayers for the people of Ukraine.

For the people of the Ukraine who are suffering so grievously in the pain and injustice of endanger and war. That the Lord stand with them at this moment and restore to them freedom and peace. Let us pray.

Ash Wednesday Mass Times

St. James Church
8:15 AM — Fr. George Perez
Noon — Fr. Gerard Lecomte
7:00 PM — Fr. George Perez

St. Leo Mission / Misión de San León Magno
8:00 PM (Spanish Mass) — Fr. Gerard Lecomte