We celebrated our first Outdoor Confirmation on Wednesday, August 5th, here at Holy Angels. Our Year 2 Confirmation students will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation that had to be postponed from May due to the pandemic. We are having 3 Confirmation services for our young adults and it was a joy to see the first group receive the Gifts of the Holy Spirit under the evening sky!
Yes, you read that correctly.... 107 years old!
You may recognize Caridad from the Saturday 5pm Mass which she attended faithfully with her daughters until the pandemic.
Caridad Papa was born on August 14, 1913, in the Philippines.
She raised 5 children, 3 sons, and 2 daughters.
She has 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and
Caridad has been a parishioner of Holy Angels since 1983.
She attributes her good health and long life to God for
blessing her with a loving family and a deep abiding faith.
The greatest milestone of her life was receiving a personal blessing from Pope John Paul II
in 1998 on a pilgrimage to Rome.
Caridad has now lived through 2 pandemics!
May the Lord bless her on her August 14th birthday and throughout the year.
Our Holy Father has been the model of strength and compassion during this pandemic. He has offered us breathtaking liturgies, heartfelt homilies, memorable social media posts, and multiple resources for prayer. He has offered courageous leadership to his Church and to the world.
Now the Vatican is offering a 192-page digital book for a FREE download -- Strong in the Face of Tribulation: The Church in Communion – A Support in Time of Trial. It is a collection of the Pope’s homilies, prayers, and messages. You may access the book at this link:
A bedtime story of how it started, and why hindsight’s 2020.
Hello Father Kevin
As you know, the recent pandemic has had a devastating impact all around the world. In the Holy Land specifically, our Christian brothers and sisters have been suffering due to the lack of tourism during these times. The authorities are not allowing any visitors into the Holy Land due to safety concerns and that has devastated the economy. They are no longer able to sell their beautiful hand made olive wood carvings. Because of that, many of our brothers and sisters have been out of work for several months. On top of that, we have also been unable to visit parishes and sell their products as we usually would. So, to further assist them and achieve our goal of keeping a Christian presence in the Holy Land, we have created a website to sell their religious olive wood products online. We would like to ask your assistance by promoting our website in your bulletin for the church community. We hope that with your help, we can continue to make a difference and support our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land.
Website is www.BethlehemArtWorks.net
Thank you and God Bless!
Catholics can find a listing of available live streams and broadcasts of Masses in the Archdiocese at lacatholics.org/mass-for-the-homebound so that they may pray at home with their families during this time of pandemic.