All are welcome in this place
Come visit our place of comfort and peace during these chaotic times. Enjoy the words of Father Richard Mangini, a Catholic priest and beloved retired pastor of Saint Bonaventure Catholic Community in Concord, California.
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January 1, 2022 Growing up in the early 1940s, we were taught more about Mary and devotions to her than we were taught about Jesus – in my catechism classes at least. Over the centuries, our Catholic Church created a goddess-like cult for Mary. She was much more approachable than Jesus, it seemed, and equallyContinue reading “Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God“
December 26, 2021 We have a tradition of “piousitizing” (trying to make him look pious) the life of Jesus who is supposed to be the ideal, good child. But is he being a brat who defies his parents who requested that he take his place in the children’s part of the Caravan as they walkContinue reading “Holy Family Sunday: A reflection on being holy and human“
December 25, 2021 Perhaps, you would think that it should be very easy to give a homily on Christmas Day, but it isn’t for a priest. Why? Because there is so much to talk about or because everything is like a distraction and blur. Like we worry over saying something that is meaningful and thatContinue reading “Christmas Day: “Christmas is about loving people”“
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