Posts with the category “daily-memo-from-msgr-raun”

Memo from Msgr. Raun - Friday, August 14th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on August 14th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Lord Jesus!WAYS THAT COVID SHOWS HOW DESPERATLY THE WORLD NEEDS GODWe Can’t Fully Protect OurselvesThe virus is real. Whether or not you have been personally affected is not the point. Even healthy people who wash their hands regularly, wear a mask and are trying to distance themselves are still being affected.That means, as we do what we can to stay healthy, God is...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Tuesday, August 11th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on August 11th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Lord Jesus!WAYS THAT COVID SHOWS HOW DESPERATELY THE WORLD NEEDS GODOnly God Provides Assurance and SecurityMany people felt isolated during this time. Some still do. If you felt you were all alone, that can be debilitating, fearful, and depressing. But God says in His Word, “I will never fail you; I will never abandon you” (Hebrews 13:5). Scripture assures us there...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Friday, August 7th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on August 7th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Lord Jesus!WAYS THAT COVID SHOWS HOW DESPERATLY THE WORLD NEEDS GODOnly God Knows Our FutureWe have learned to rely on predictions--trusting in the weather forecast, the economic forecast, the stock market trends (which always bounce back, right?), rising and dropping interest rates, political polls, even predictions of coming natural disasters like hurricanes. But ...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Tuesday, August 4, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on August 4th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Lord Jesus!WAYS THAT COVID SHOWS HOW DESPERATLY THE WORLD NEEDS GODOnly God Can Give Us the Peace We NeedWe are an anxious, fearful, and worrisome species. It’s natural for us to worry when we can’t see a clear or prosperous future. Yet, Scripture tells us “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he h...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Friday, July 31st, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on July 31st, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Lord Jesus!WAYS THAT COVID SHOWS HOW DESPERATELY THE WORLD NEEDS GODWhen we first heard of a worldwide pandemic, we saw this world beginning to come together. We were unified. We saw signs along the freeways saying “We’re all in the together.” There was a spirit of cooperation for the sake of our health and everyone else’s around us.    But unity, without the presen...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Tuesday, July 21st, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on July 21st, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Lord Jesus!5 Questions to Calm Your Fears as We Emerge from COVID-195. What Does the Lord Require of Me in the Meantime?Obviously, we can’t just sit around and wait for the Second Coming to happen. We have a job to do here on earth, and knowing who holds our future, we can walk by faith into tomorrow, with confidence.In the meantime, God first requires us to trust i...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Friday, July 17, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on July 19th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Lord Jesus!5 Questions to Calm Your Fears as We Emerge from COVID-194. What’s God’s Ultimate Plan for the Future?We know that the story ends well. And if all is not well, we have not reached the end of the story.In Revelation, we see God bringing a new heaven and earth, bringing an end to suffering, tears, and death.God’s ultimate plan for the future will, as J.R.R....  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun July 10th, 2020
by STA_Michael Allen on July 10th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Lord Jesus!5 Questions to Calm Your Fears as We Emerge from COVID-192. What Does the Bible Say about Our Future?Let’s dive into some verses that talk about the future and how God plays into it.“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11This was written to ...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on July 7th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Lord Jesus!5 Questions to Calm Your Fears as We Emerge from COVID-19It seems as though this year has lasted forever, and we’ve barely passed the halfway point. So much uncertainty rules our lives in the face of COVID-19. And although some countries have emerged, or are in the process of emerging from the virus, many of us remain in the thick of the pandemic.Even as ...  Read More
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Friday July 3, 2020
by Dcn. Ed Leyba on July 4th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Lord Jesus! Happy Independence Day Weekend!Ways to Find Peace While Transitioning out of QuarantineGod Makes Things New“See, I am doing a new thing!Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?I am making a way in the wildernessand streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19The Israelites found themselves in a new place-literally and figuratively. Despite the prophecies ab...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Tuesday, June 30th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on June 30th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Lord Jesus!Ways to Find Peace While Transitioning out of QuarantineLament What Was LostWe all lost something in these past few months. Cancelled graduation ceremonies, job lay offs, food security, school routines, physical touch, relationships, failed health and life are among the casualties during this crisis.When expectations fail to unfold as hoped, disappointmen...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Friday, June 26th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on June 26th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Lord Jesus!Ways to Find Peace While Transitioning out of QuarantineDon’t Surrender to Fear“Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7.Its been said ...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun- Monday June 22nd, 2020
by STA_Michael Allen on June 25th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Lord Jesus!Ways to Find Peace While Transitioning out of QuarantineNot All Circumstances Look the SameAs God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.” Colossians 3:12For some, these past two months brought a welcome change. Our country tends to emphasize finding joy and identity in being busy. S...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun- Friday June 19th, 2020
by STA_Michael Allen on June 22nd, 2020
My dear family,Greetings, and special blessings upon the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus!WAYS TO HOLD ON TO JOY IN TROUBLED TIMESRemember that God Finds Joy in YouOver and over in the Bible we read that God made us, planned for us, desires a relationship with us, and loves us.Have you ever created something? Maybe you quilt and just finished a beautiful wall-hanging or bedspread. Or maybe you d...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun- Friday June 12th, 2020
by STA_Michael Allen on June 22nd, 2020
  My dear family,Greetings in the Lord Jesus!WAYS TO HOLD ON TO JOY IN TROUBLED TIMES Realize Your Strength Comes from JoyMost of the time I think we get this concept backwards. We think joy is a result of being strong. But the Bible clearly states in Nehemiah 8:10 that our strength comes from the joy of the Lord.What is the Lord’s joy, and how does it give us strength? God knew the plan He had fo...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun- Wednesday June 17th, 2020
by STA_Michael Allen on June 17th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Lord Jesus!WAYS TO HOLD ON TO JOY IN TROUBLED TIMESMake Prayer with Thankfulness a HabitPhilippians 4:4 instructs us to always be full of joy, but verse 6 tells us how to accomplish it. The key is to spend time thanking God for His past, present, and future provision.We can easily recall instances in our lives when we know without a doubt it was God who met our need...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Monday, June 15th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on June 15th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Lord Jesus!WAYS TO HOLD ON TO JOY IN TROUBLED TIMES Meditate on the Titles of the LordA perusal of the Hebrew names of God in the Old Testament, along with their English meanings, shows us the vast breadth of His characteristics.The names all reflect his intrinsic traits and ways He relates to us. God is the Lord Most High, Everlasting, and Almighty.These names assu...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun Friday June 12, 2020
by Dcn. Ed Leyba on June 12th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Lord Jesus!WAYS TO HOLD ON TO JOY IN TROUBLED TIMESRealize Your Strength Comes from JoyMost of the time I think we get this concept backwards. We think joy is a result of being strong. But the Bible clearly states in Nehemiah 8:10 that our strength comes from the joy of the Lord.What is the Lord’s joy, and how does it give us strength? God knew the plan He had for J...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Friday, June 5th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on June 5th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Lord Jesus!WAYS TO HOLD ON TO JOY IN TROUBLED TIMESRemember How the Story EndsJesus told his disciples they would mourn what was going to happen to Him, but that they would end up rejoicing. Jesus knew He would rise from the dead—and when His followers saw it, everything would change.We have an advantage over them because we know what happened. We also have the Bibl...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on June 3rd, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Lord Jesus!WAYS TO HOLD ON TO JOY IN TROUBLED TIMES Realize the Presence of the LordWhen we are continually aware of the Lord’s presence with us, it brings us joy. We can cultivate this knowledge by reading the Bible. In Acts 2:25-28, Peter quoted King David when he told the crowd at Pentecost, “I see that the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken for He is r...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun- Monday June 1st, 2020
by STA_Michael Allen on June 1st, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Lord Jesus!WAYS TO HOLD ON TO JOY IN TROUBLED TIMESChoose to Praise God in All ThingsNotice this does not say to praise God for all things. Everything that happens to us isn’t good. Bad things do happen to good people.Someone else’s poor decisions can result in undesirable consequences that splash over on us. Our own less-than-perfect choices lead to uncomfortable c...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Friday, May 29th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 29th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Risen Lord!WAYS TO HOLD ON TO JOY IN TROUBLED TIMESRemember the Good Things God Has DoneThe dedication of Solomon’s Temple was a grand and beautiful event. Musicians played, choirs sang, and the people recited scripture reminding them of God’s work on behalf of Israel.As they departed the celebration, we read in I Kings 8:66 that they rejoiced because of all the goo...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun- Thursday May 28th, 2020
by STA_Michael Allen on May 28th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Risen Lord!WAYS TO HOLD ON TO JOY IN TROUBLED TIMESRemember Joy Is a Fruit of the SpiritBecause the Holy Spirit is not tangible, it’s easy to forget that He indwells every believer. All of his characteristics are inside us too.Joy is available if we simply remain aware of his activity and presence. The Bible assures us of this in Galatians 5:22-23. However, the Bibl...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 27th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Risen Lord!TREASURES FROM THE QUARANTINE: The Treasure of GratitudeThe lockdown made people more aware of who and what they love. In the rush of life, it’s easy to take people, things, and activities for granted. But when people slowed down long enough to live in the present, they realized who and what they value.God increased the capacity for gratitude as many real...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 23rd, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Risen Lord!TREASURES FROM THE QUARANTINE: The Treasure of ContentmentAlthough there was the initial madness of hoarding supplies, many Americans learned how to “make do,” just as their ancestors did. The lockdown startled people, but reminded them how little they needed for a satisfying life.For many, when grocery store lines were ridiculously long, practicing prese...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Friday, May 22nd, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 22nd, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Risen Lord!TREASURES FROM THE QUARANTINE:The Treasure of FamilyMany people were surprised, in light of COVID-19, by deepening heartstrings to family members. One of the most heartbreaking consequences of the pandemic was the requirement to stay away from loved ones not in our own homes. And one of the most challenging consequences was learning to live lovingly with ...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Thursday, May 21st, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 21st, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Risen Lord!TREASURES FROM THE QUARANTINE: The Treasure of QuietnessIn the beginning of the shutdown, many people panicked. Not knowing what to do, they turned to default activities like binge-watching television or playing video games.But after a while, boredom set in.In a new desire to live in the moment and deal with inner turmoil, many decided to buy Bibles or re...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 20th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Risen Lord!TREASURES FROM THE QUARANTINE:The Treasure of BeingBefore the coronavirus pandemic, people were primarily activity-oriented. With COVID-19, many discovered the unexpected joy of being rather than always doing. Living in presence, we’ve discovered we are more than what we do.The pandemic forced us to deal with present realities. Before the pandemic, some w...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun- Tuesday May 19th, 2020
by STA_Michael Allen on May 19th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Risen Lord!TREASURES FROM THE QUARANTINE:The Treasure of Tested FaithWhen life becomes chaotic and the future seems uncertain, surprisingly, this is the time when God grows our faith. We begin our journey with Jesus by faith in the power of the Gospel, and we continue our adventure with Him by faith in the power of His ongoing, sanctifying grace in the face of trial...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Monday, May 18th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 18th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Risen Lord!How  to Deal With Your COVID-19 WorriesTrust God for one day at a time.Don’t steal your whole future by bringing its worries into today. Jesus said it this way, “Don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today” (Matthew 6:34). You have enough on your plate today. Don’t add anything else.It’s okay to...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Saturday, May 16th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 16th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Risen Lord!One of Four Ways to Deal With Your COVID-19 Worries3. Relax and give God your worries in prayerWe all need to take time to count our blessings. In times like these, you must continually remind yourself of all God has done in your life.But I also think it’s important to count your worries. Often, we just have a general sense of anxiety, but we don’t know w...  Read More
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Mass is Back - Weekend of May 16 2020
by Dcn. Ed Leyba on May 15th, 2020
With grateful hearts, we invite you to be physically present again at the Holy Mass.What a time of rejoicing!We ask for heroic patience and generous charity in this process of allowing a limited number of people to attend Mass. There will indeed be kinks and stumbling blocks as we get accustomed, but what a joy this is to have the chance to attend Mass again! Below you will find the instructions f...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Thursday, May 14th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 15th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Risen Lord!One of Four Ways to Deal With Your COVID-19 Worries2.Give Jesus control over every area of your life.Worry is a warning light that you have an area you haven’t fully given over to God. When God isn’t number one, you’ll worry in that area.When you love something more than God, it becomes a source of stress and anxiety in your life. Even good things—like ou...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Wednesday, May 13th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 13th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Risen Lord!One of Four Ways to Deal With Your COVID-19 Worries1. Let Jesus be your Shepherd.You can easily forget that you have a shepherd. A shepherd takes the responsibility to feed, lead, and meet the needs of his sheep.These are God’s responsibilities that He promises to do for you.Start every day by saying, “The Lord is my shepherd. You’re a good God.” Then rep...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Monday, May 11th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 11th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Risen Lord!REASONS TO HOPE IN GOD'S GOODNESSGod will take you to heaven one day!“I will dwell in the house of the LORD as long as I live” (Psalm 23:6). No matter what you experience on earth, God promises you an eternal home with him in heaven. Your future is guaranteed if you live and die with Him.Many people in our world and in our church are trying to receive the...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Sunday, May 10th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 10th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Risen Lord!HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all of our beloved Moms!I offered Mass this morning for all of our Mothers, living and departed.A Mother’s LoveOf all the special joys in life,The big ones and the small,A mother’s love and tendernessIs the greatest of them all.~ Anon.REASONS TO HOPE IN GOD'S GOODNESSGod will be good to you no matter what happens!“Only goodness and fa...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Saturday, May 9th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 9th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Risen Lord!REASONS TO HOPE IN GOD'S GOODNESSGod will publicly show his favor on your life!“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows” (Psalm 23:5). God doesn’t just promise to show his favor on your life; he promises to do it in front of the people who attack you. He promises to not just meet your need...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun- Thursday May 7th, 2020
by STA_Michael Allen on May 7th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Risen Lord!REASONS TO HOPE IN GOD'S GOODNESSGod will walk with you in your dark and fearful days!“Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for You are with me” (Psalm 23:4). The last couple of months have been dark for many around the world, but God hasn’t abandoned us. We will go through more dark periods in the future, but God will walk through...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Wednesday, May 6th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 6th, 2020
My dear family in the Lord,Greetings in the Risen Lord!REASONS TO HOPE IN GOD'S GOODNESSToday Psalm 23 teaches us....God will guide you when you’re confused!“He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake” (Psalm 23:3). Indecision is stressful, but God promises to guide you. You don’t need to worry about tomorrow’s challenges because God will help you with whatever you face.MONSIGNOR, WHEN...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 5th, 2020
My dear family in the Lord,Greetings in the Risen Lord!REASONS TO HOPE IN GOD'S GOODNESSToday Psalm 23 teaches us....God will replenish your strength when you’re empty!“He refreshes my soul” (Psalm 23:3). In the midst of this pandemic, many of you are completely "out of gas" and have been running on fumes these last few weeks . God promises to give you the resilience you need for any trouble you e...  Read More
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