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Previous Letters from Fr. Kevin

April 21, 2020
Dear Holy Angels!

"Only connect!"  E. M. Forster's 1910 novel, "Howard's End," has given the world a famous phrase around which we have rallied for the last hundred years:  Only connect!  Connection truly is what our life is all about.

It is the natural human impulse to seek connections, with one another, with the earth, with God, and -- most challenging of all -- with ourselves.  Many of our activities are performed, consciously or unconsciously, with this in mind.  A walk through the Arboretum, a day of recollection at the Retreat House, a Sunday Mass at Holy Angels, a dinner with friends, a meeting with co-workers, a visit to a neighbor, a day at the mall or a day at the races all build up the welcome feeling of connectedness.  

In these days of staying at home, some have lost that feeling and have instead begun to feel depressed, lonely, isolated.  Many of our accustomed means of connecting are no longer possible, and it is easy to feel lost without them.  

Maybe it is time to rediscover some of the simpler things in life, those things we have perhaps neglected or have not fully appreciated before.  How precious now is a telephone call!  How welcome a card, written, stamped and mailed!  How refreshing to spend some time in real prayer, freed from all the distractions of "normal" life!  How delightful to find that we still remember how to read, and to delight in the familiar old characters in a good book!  How wonderful finally to find time to go through the old photo albums and remember people we have not thought of in years!  How more wonderful still to reach out to them if they are still alive, or to pray for them if they are not!  How wonderful to rediscover the art of personal connection!

In the last weeks, so many have told me that, precisely because of these changed circumstances, they have reconnected with old friends they might otherwise never have heard from again.  So many have told me how much more prayerful they have become, simply because they have realized for the first time how desperately they hungered for that connection with God.  Connections and relationships neglected in ordinary times are suddenly treasured and appreciated for the precious gifts they are.  

It is precisely because of our love and care for one another that we now must distance ourselves physically, for a while.  In a sublime paradox, we stay apart in order to come together, as a planet, as a people, as the beloved children of God.  

May the separation on the physical level only serve to strengthen the connection on the level of the spirit!  We stand lovingly apart, only to discover that the distance has brought us together in ways we never would have dreamed.  

Only connect!

Blessings,
Fr. Kevin

STAY WELL!  STAY SAFE!  STAY IN!

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April 16, 2020
Dear Holy Angels!

"It was the best of times.  It was the worst of times."  So often these famous lines of Charles Dickens have been coming to mind during these times of the pandemic.  It certainly has been the worst of times in very many ways.  Disease, death, grieving, isolation, unemployment, financial hardship, loneliness and so much else has come our way as a society, as families, and as individuals.  It was the worst of times.

But the worst of times has a way of bringing out the best in people.  I have been so touched by examples of real kindness during these days, signs of so many people thinking of others rather than themselves.  

The first sign that struck me was quite literally a sign.  A few weeks ago I noticed a small  restaurant, obviously struggling to survive with no dine-in patrons.  Outside stood a large sign, which read:  "Take-out available curbside.  All homeless eat for free."  Struggling themselves, their heart went out to those struggling even more.

Kyle West is a 23-year-old mailman.  One day he noticed that an isolated elderly person on his route was in dire need of supplies.  He went out on his own time, purchased what she needed (not an easy thing these days), and delivered it to her.  He began seeing that there were many like her, who had nothing they needed and no one to care for them.  So he wrote out notes to his customers, saying:  "If you are at risk and need help getting essential items, let me know.  I will do what I can to help.  Sincerely, Mailman Kyle."  Kyle has become a real angel to many, a shining example of a loving heart revealing itself heroically in "the worst of times."  

So many extraordinary acts of kindness have transformed these "worst of times" into "the best of times" on the level of the soul.  We see so many angels out there, sacrificing themselves sometimes at the risk of their own lives.  The first responders, the police officers, the nurses, the doctors, the hospital staff, the chaplains, the delivery people, the secretaries, the janitors, the bus drivers, and countless, countless others in so many different walks of life have become our angels.  

There are many who now spend these days at home not sulking and feeling sorry for themselves, but calling others, writing cards and notes, checking in on friends or strangers, letting people know they care.  There are many ways of being angels.  And the  "worst of times" reveals to us their faces.

We salute these angels in our midst!  

Special thanks to all of you dear parishioners for allowing the angel in YOU to come out.  God bless you for helping to make of these days The Most Loving of Times.

Blessings,
Fr. Kevin

STAY WELL!  STAY SAFE!  STAY IN!

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April 13, 2020
Dear Holy Angels!

Blessings to all of you during these difficult times!  Our lives have all been dramatically changed over the last weeks.  Everything we took for granted is no longer a part of our lives, even the most routine things.  Meetings, visits, going to work, going to school, eating out, yes even Sunday Masses are everywhere put on hold.  For some it is a time of loneliness, for some a time of fear, for some a time of sickness or grief.  For all, it is a time when we need one another more than ever.

When I spent my first Christmas with you, three years ago, I told you a little story in my Christmas homily.  I would like to tell you that story once again:

When I was a child, my grandfather used to make beautiful large angels out of wood, carefully cutting and painting each one.  Each Christmas he would hang two of these angels on every house on the block as his gift to all.  It didn't matter what religion the neighbors were, they were all happy to see Grandpa's famous angels each year, for they were a sign of the love with which he had made them.  Grandpa has long ago gone to be with the angels.  As he lay dying that last Christmas of his, my sister took out his wooden angels and placed them on all the houses, just as he had done for so many decades.  She came to his bed and told him that the angels would continue to appear as always.  A tear streamed down the cheek of the dying old man, and with a smile he whispered, "Be angels to one another."

That is the message we are all receiving now:  Be angels to one another.  Be Holy Angels!  The world is in sore need of angels right now.  God has sent them, and they bear our names.

In this time of seclusion, reach out to one another, call people you know and people you don't.  Especially remember those who feel most alone.  Check up on each other.  Be angels to one another.

It is so important to stay in contact when the usual means of coming together are no longer possible.  Please utilize our website often to stay in touch with what is happening, and to stay in touch with God.  You will find much excellent material there for your prayer life as well, including Masses, homilies, devotions, messages, letters, videos, the Holy Father's powerful messages from Rome, the Archbishop's messages in Los Angeles, our own messages of hope at Holy Angels, all connecting us together as the one universal People of God. 

We hope you have been receiving our frequent parish emails, the messages we have been sending out regularly during this crisis.  Many have expressed deep appreciation for these and have said that this connection is what is getting them through all this.  But for others we do not have an email address, or the one we have is perhaps not current.  If you are not receiving our email messages, please do call the parish office and give us your address!  We want to continue reaching out to as many as possible.  

If you do not have internet access at all, perhaps you would like to ask one of your friends or relatives to print out the messages they receive from us, and get them to you.  Be angels to one another!  Also, if you would like to be called sometimes, please let us know.  

Remember that, everywhere, Masses and meetings are canceled and churches closed during this time.  Our phones are being answered remotely, from 9:00 till 5:00 Monday through Friday, and 9:00 till noon on weekends.  

Let us support one another in any way possible.  Let us support our parish family during these difficult times (please, please do not forget your contributions; they are very desperately needed right now!), but let us be angels to those outside the family as well.  At times like this there are no strangers.  We are all in this together.  

Above all, let us continue praying for one another.

Blessings to all of you, God's special Angels of Love,

Fr. Kevin

STAY WELL!  STAY SAFE!  STAY IN!

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April 6, 2020
Monday of Holy Week

Dear Holy Angels!

When this time of pandemic began, one of the first reactions of religious people looking at the calendar was:  Holy Week will be ruined!

Not so!  This year's celebration of Holy Week is certainly different, certainly unique, certainly nothing we ever dreamed possible.  But far from being ruined, the sublime meaning of these sacred events is brought home to us in a more poignant manner than ever before.  The Passover, the Passion, the utter desolation of that time between Good Friday and Easter Sunday -- all is now played out in our lives in a way no book of meditations could facilitate.  And its message is the eternal message of this sacred time, the vital importance of which we now grasp in a very real way:  WE ARE NOT ALONE!

We are not alone in moments of foreboding, moments of disappointment, moments of betrayal; Someone else had such a Last Supper too.  We are not alone when we sweat blood in the face of the terrors of life; Someone else is with us in that Garden.  We are not alone as we face accusers, trials, false friends and corrupt leaders; Someone else stood there first.  We are not alone when our life seems an endless Way of the Cross; Someone else's steps sanctified that Path.  We are not alone in the pain of life and in the moments when we feel abandoned, even by God; Someone else cried out those words before we did.  We are not alone when, at the end of our earthly journey, we see it coming to an end; Someone else died, that we might life forever.  

And through it all, it is that Someone Who takes our hand and never lets it go.  

THAT is Holy Week.  

But, as we know very well, that Holy Week and that Holy Life did not end with the agony of the Cross, nor with the lonely silence of the Tomb.  Neither does ours. . . .

WE ARE NOT ALONE!

This year gives us a unique and profound opportunity to experience that oneness, a oneness with Jesus and a oneness with the People of God.  Now, as the things we always took for granted are no longer there, we hunger for that connection more than ever, and we seek creative ways to experience it.  

We are blessed to be living in an age of amazing technology that allows us to experience that unity as never before.  St. Peter's Basilica is said to be able to hold 60,000 people.  Now, when the Holy Father holds the Holy Week Liturgies alone in an eerily empty church, many millions join him, in every part of the world.  WE ARE NOT ALONE!  Our local Church, too, embraces all the people of the Archdiocese and invites us all to join together as never before with the prayers from our Mother Church, the cathedral.  WE ARE NOT ALONE!  Our beloved parish, truly a community of Holy Angels, has become connected as never before.  Join us from your homes in our many online ceremonies, homilies, prayers, letters, messages and devotions.  WE ARE NOT ALONE!  

Through the modern miracle of the internet, we have been able to develop a parish website that connects us with the Holy Father's powerful messages in Rome, with the Archbishop's messages in Los Angeles, with our own messages of hope at Holy Angeles, with each other, and, through all this and more, WITH OUR LORD.

WE ARE NOT ALONE!

With Holy Week blessings,
Fr. Kevin

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Thursday, April 2, 2020
Dear Holy Angels!

Last week Wednesday the Holy Father called upon the whole Christian world, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, to stop what they were doing and say the Our Father at noon, to pray for deliverance from the virus.  How powerful it is, to be united in prayer!  During these days of isolation from one another, it is prayer that unites us, for that union does not depend on time and space.  

Let us take that a step further now and continue:  LET US PAUSE EVERY DAY AT NOON AND SAY THE OUR FATHER!  This powerful prayer chain will unite us to one another and to our God.  It is a union much needed in these times of isolation.

This will be a Holy Week and an Easter like none we have ever experienced.  Deprived of the opportunity to be physically present at the ceremonies, we can nonetheless make it the most meaningful Holy Week of our life.  The events commemorated at this sacred time transport us into the moments of fear in the Garden of Gethsemane, the moments of suffering in the cruel Passion, the desolate moments of abandonment on the Cross, the moments of the darkness and emptiness and loneliness of the tomb.  This is the powerful experience of the sacred Triduum:  being led down into the lonely depths, in order to discover there the awesome depths of the soul.  Is this not what the whole world is experiencing now?

BUT IT DOES NOT END THERE!  The dark lonely tomb is not the end of the narrative, but only the beginning, the springboard!  After Gethsemane, after Calvary, after the Cross and the tomb comes the greatest power of all, the greatest gift of all:  the Triumph of Light over Darkness, the Triumph of Life over Death, the Triumph of Love over Fear!

Let Easter happen in the tomb of our heart, just as it happened on our earth so many years ago. The stone will be removed, and in the very emptiness will be revealed the victorious Lord of Life!

Blessings and love,
Fr. Kevin

P.S. Be sure to stay closely connected through our Parish Website, especially during all the special days from Palm Sunday through Easter.  Experience the Holy Father's moving ceremonies and messages of hope, the Liturgies live-streamed from our own cathedral, as well as very special moments shared from our own beloved home of Holy Angels. 

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Monday, March 30, 2020
Dear Holy Angels!

For me, the most powerful moment of this time of plague occurred on Friday, when the world united itself with the Holy Father in Rome for an extraordinary blessing of the city and the world (Urbi et Orbi).  Never had I seen St. Peter's Square so eerily empty, as Pope Francis limped painfully to deliver his eloquent message of hope to a troubled world.  Rarely in the history of the world have we been so in need of the blessing we received that day.  One could feel the healing touch of God as the Holy Father imparted the Benediction of our Eucharistic Lord, reaching to the ends of the earth and the depths of the soul.  It was a moment never to be forgotten, one of the most intensely spiritual and moving experiences I have ever lived through.  I was very proud to be a Catholic.

If you did not have the opportunity to share in that moment on the television or the computer, you can still participate through the online recordings.  Please do!  Let us pray together with the Holy Father, as together humanity faces this terrible challenge.

In the Catholic tradition we believe in the Communion of Saints, knowing that we are still very much united to those who have gone before.  Sometimes we invoke the aid of the saints, just as we would ask for the help of friends still here on earth.  We need the help of all the saints and angels now.

The cathedral in Aachen, Germany, has for the last thousand years housed the relics of a teenage girl martyred in Syria in the second century.  Throughout the centuries, it is to her that people have turned for help in times of plague and pestilence.  We ask her special prayers for us now.  

The name of this saint, special patroness against pandemic?  Astonishingly, her name is SAINT CORONA!

St. Corona, pray for us!

Blessings and love,
Fr. Kevin

You can view our Holy Father in Rome for an extraordinary blessing of the city and the world (Urbi et Orbi):

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Saturday, March 28, 2020
Dear Holy Angels!

These are extraordinarily difficult times for most of us.  The virus has infected and killed many, many thousands of people throughout the world.  These are not numbers.  Not statistics merely.  These are someone's mother, someone's son, someone's wife, grandchild or friend.  These even include so far over sixty priests in Italy.

It is not only those infected by the disease itself whose lives have been impacted.  This period of fight against the spread of disease has also resulted in extreme financial hardship for many.  I think of my many friends who worked as waiters in restaurants, struggling to support a family; suddenly now there are no more restaurants and everything is finished for them.  That is just one of the many, many examples of the desperate situation so many are now finding themselves in.

Let us be compassionate and generous toward all those we know who are suffering hardship at this time -- and even toward those we don't know, but notice.  A little kindness goes a long way in desperate times.  And an extraordinary act of unexpected generosity can quite literally mean the difference between life and death.

One thinks of so many people and so many places not being able to make it through these times.  Some of those restaurants likely will never open again.  Some of those small businesses that have been such a part of our lives may well go under, forever.  These are not buildings, these are not numbers; these are people.  These are a part of us.

One very important part of us that we now really need to remember is our parish.  Holy Angels is a vital part of our lives.  It is not a building, not an institution; it is a family; it is you, and you, and you, and I.  It is a very real part of all of us, a very important part of all of us.  Consider now that the material life-blood of our parish is almost completely cut off, now that there are no Sunday Masses, no Sunday collections, no income at all.  We have never experienced anything like this.  No one has.  Very soon we, too, will go under if we do not have your help.  PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, help your parish family through these desperate times!!!!  Help us out with as much or as little as you can.  Certainly continue to keep alive your parish family with your regular weekly support.  But if you are able, PLEASE consider giving an extraordinary gift as well.  These are not ordinary times!  We will rely on your extraordinary generosity.  Keep Holy Angels alive!

It is now easier than ever to make your gift online.  Please go to the parish website and you will see the button that will direct you.  This is the time to press that button!  While you are there, it is a good time to visit our website, read the letters, listen to the homilies, participate in Holy Mass from the cathedral, and stay connected with your parish family.

Help us, PLEASE HELP US, to remain alive.  For all of us.

God bless you for your extraordinary generosity in all its extraordinary forms!
Fr. Kevin

STAY WELL!  STAY SAFE!  STAY IN!

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Thursday, March 26, 2020
Dear Holy Angels!

In dark and difficult times, in times of uncertainty, it is so easy to fall into the cage of fear, worry, pessimism, despair.  It is so easy to become morose and reflect only gloom and doom.  Yet these negative things can be as harmful as a virus, and they can eat away at us from inside with just as lethal an effect.

I am reminded of other dark times, in some ways perhaps darker than these.  I have known many people who were living in Europe during the War, taking refuge in bomb shelters as night after night their cities and their homes faced terrible bombings.  I have known many who have known the horrors of the concentration camp.  I have lived under a reign of terror behind what we used to call the Iron Curtain, where you never knew if the next midnight knock at the door was going to make you disappear forever.  And in all those unbelievably dreadful situations, what kept people going was something deep inside them that refused to surrender to gloom and despair, a spark that instinctively burst into bright flame precisely when the darkness was at its darkest.

That spark manifested itself in different ways.  Often it appeared in the guise of humor, which, unbelievable as it may sound, was particularly abundant in those difficult situations.  Spreading smiles and sharing laughter became vitally important.  It takes strength and a certain inner balance to be able to joke and laugh about little things, even when the situation as a whole is dreadfully serious -- especially then!  

Very often this spark burst forth in a particularly powerful flame called music.  I think of the girl who used to sit at the piano and calm the people's spirits during the most frightening air raids.  I think of the mothers singing softly to their children in the camps.  I think of the Italians of today, confined to their apartments:  one began singing, the neighbor joined in, and soon the whole neighborhood burst into enthusiastic song.  And the human spirit was once again made whole.  It is magical, the power of music.

Whether this spark erupts into humor or music or the myriad of other beautiful forms it may take, it is this spark inside of us that keeps us going, a spark of the Divine that is there inside of us to see us through with a strength we didn't know we had.  That remarkable Divine Spark is the all-too-forgotten virtue of HOPE.

Let us do all we can to fight the spread of this disease.  Let us keep the body healthy, of course!  But, just as important, let us keep the spirit alive and healthy.  Keep on smiling!  Laugh even!  Start to sing!  Even if you think you can't!  Sing and smile into the world the gift the world is thirsting for:  the all-important, all-powerful, God-given gift we call Hope.

STAY WELL!  STAY SAFE!  STAY IN!

God's blessings,
Fr. Kevin

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Dear Holy Angels!

During this time when we are not able to come together to receive the Sacraments, how beautiful it is to remember an ancient practice of our Church, something that perhaps we don't talk about as much anymore, but that is very timely right now.  That is the practice of Spiritual Communion.  Most of us remember being taught about it in our catechism long ago.  It consists in a heartfelt prayer receiving our Lord into our heart when we are unable to receive Him in the Eucharist.  

The Holy Father has given us such a prayer and invites us to pray it fervently:

My Jesus, 
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. 
I love You above all things, 
and I desire to receive You into my soul. 
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally, 
come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.
Amen.

Let us unite ourselves to the Mass even when we cannot be physically present.  Many people who are confined to their homes because of age or illness have done this for years.  It is a powerful means of recognizing the importance of God in our lives.  In fact, many have testified that the times when "only" a Spiritual Communion was possible greatly increased the longing for and appreciation of the Sacrament the next time they were able to receive.  This, too, can be for us a real moment of grace, if we allow it to be.  

Please take advantage of the uplifting Mass provided on our website, even daily.  This Mass unites us all to the cathedral, our mother church, to the People of God everywhere, and, most especially, to Jesus.  Our own Sunday homilies, also to be experienced through the parish website, unite us in a special way to our beloved parish of Holy Angels.  And through the prayer of Spiritual Communion the Pope has given us, make a conscious and powerful act of deep union with our Lord.

May God bless us!
Fr. Kevin

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Monday, March 23, 2020
Dear Holy Angels!

Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has announced two very important moments of prayer for the world in these difficult times.

1. The Pope calls upon all Christians throughout the world, of all denominations, to pray the Our Father at noon, this Wednesday, March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lord.  "In these days of trial, as humanity trembles at the threat of the pandemic, I would propose that all Christians join their voices together to heaven."

2. He also said that he would preside over "a moment of prayer" from the steps of St. Peter's Basilica at 6:00 p.m. Rome time (10:00 a.m. Pacific Time), this Friday, March 27.  The square will be empty, but people across the globe are invited to participate spiritually in this prayer, by means of television, radio or social media.  At the end of the prayer, he will give an extraordinary "Urbi et Orbi" blessing ("to the city and to the world"), a blessing usually given only on Christmas, on Easter, and immediately after the election of a new Pope.  

The Holy Father said, "We wish to respond to the pandemic of the virus with the universality of prayer, of compassion and tenderness.  Let us remain united.  Let us make our closeness felt to those who are alone and to those who are most stricken, to doctors, to health workers, nurses, volunteers, to the authorities that have to take hard measures for our good, to the police and the soldiers who try to keep order on the streets.  Let us be close to everyone."

Calling all Holy Angels!  Let us respond to the call of the Holy Father and, joining our hearts together, participate wholeheartedly in these two very special moments of prayer for our stricken world.  Spread the word!  Spread the Love!

May God bless us all!
Fr. Kevin

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Dear Holy Angels!

During this holy season, we are always called to go into the desert with Jesus, to pray more, to give up things we like to do, to make sacrifice, to pray more, to acknowledge our weakness and our sins.

This year, this time of isolation is a unique, unexpected Lent for all of us.  If we allow it to, it could actually turn out to be the most fruitful Lenten season of our life.  Let us use the time well!

Yesterday our Holy Father spoke beautifully, encouraging us to make this Lenten journey, as always, one of repentance and turning to God, even when, as now, it is not possible to leave the house and get to confession.

"Return to your Father who is waiting for you," the Pope said. "The God of tenderness will heal us; he will heal us of the many, many wounds of life and the many ugly things we have done. Each of us has our own! "God welcomes every repentant sinner with open arms.  It is like going home.  Lent is a special time to let God wash us, purify us, to let God embrace us.  But many people today would tell me, 'Father, I can't go to confession because I can't leave the house. I want to make peace with the Lord, I want him to embrace me.'"

The Pope answers:  "Do what the Catechism says.  It is very clear:  When sacramental confession is not possible, speak directly with God your Father, and tell him the truth.  Say, 'Lord, I did this, this and this.  Forgive me,' and ask for pardon with all your heart.

"Make an act of contrition, and tell God, 'I will go to confession afterwards when it is once again possible, but forgive me now.'  And immediately you will return to a state of grace with God.  You can draw near to God's forgiveness without having a priest at hand.  Think about it.  This is that moment.  This is the right time, the opportune moment.   An act of contrition done well, and our souls will become white as snow."

We thank the Holy Father for these comforting words.  STAY INSIDE!  Make your confession directly to God.  And experience the boundless wonders of God's love!

STAY WELL!  STAY SAFE!  STAY IN!

God's blessings,
Fr. Kevin

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Dear Holy Angels!

This is the church of the catacombs!  We are asked to stay inside our homes, for our own protection and the protection of others.  This is extremely vital, and we ask that you all do that.

But it is also a time to rediscover the home, to rediscover the hidden beauty of a life of intimate prayer, to rediscover God in the silence.  Free from the usual distractions of daily life, this can be a real moment of grace for us if we allow it to be.  Let the home become our church, a real house of prayer.

This time of the catacombs is also a time to think of others.  We have time now perhaps to reach out to people we have not spoken to in a long time.  Physical visits are not possible, but, thanks to telephones and computers, we can establish wonderful contact with people who are dear to us, or with people who need us.  Let us think of those who most need our love right now.  This, too, can be a moment of grace for us, if we allow it to be.

This is also an ideal time to reconnect with ourselves!  In the hustle and bustle of our lives, we often do not take time for ourselves.  Sometimes we, consciously or unconsciously, actually run away from ourselves, avoid time by ourself, avoid encounters with the person in the mirror.  When we go on retreat, we are brought back into contact with that person.  This time of isolation is also a time of retreat, a real-time of grace.  Let us use it well, and let us get to know the person we find in the mirror.

Let us not allow this time to become a time of fear or a time of panic.  Let us rather allow it to be for us a time of grace, a time of strength, a time for opening our hearts to love.  Let us allow God to enter in!

PLEASE STAY AT HOME!!  PLEASE STAY WITH GOD!!

United in prayer,
Fr. Kevin


Would you like a PHONE CALL AT YOUR HOME?  Just a quick check-in to make sure you are doing well?  Our parish nurses have a phone committee that will call you every few days and see how you are doing.  It's a chance to connect with our parishioners!
Call the church office at 626-447-1671 and leave your name and phone number to be added to our list.  Or you can reply to this email.  These calls are just social calls - no medical advice or information can be given out.  We just want you to know you are not alone!


In these uncertain times, we can use all the prayer we can get.  We are invited to join the ACC community, Archbishop Gomez, and Catholics worldwide in praying the rosary with Pope Francis at 1pm TODAY.  Please see the message below.
 
You can view the rosary live at https://lacatholics.org/rosary/ or  https://www.facebook.com/lacatholics/.
 
For more information, see the Angelus article:  https://angelusnews.com/news/vatican/pope-urges-catholics-to-unite-spiritually-in-praying-rosary-thursday/

This banner is now in front of the church at the corner.  Our parish family will always be together -  we are here for each other and will pray for each other.  

Please contact us at the parish office [email protected] or 626-447-1671 with any concerns or questions.

Fr. Kevin, Fr. Blaise and the parish staff of Holy Angels