PASTOR’S CORNER

Pastor’s Corner August 19, 2018

Hello, my dear family! Well, the big news for this week is to invite everyone to come next Saturday, August 25, to our Parish Picnic, at Haynes Park (the park across from Intel). It's going to be a great time - outdoor Mass at 4 pm, followed by all sorts of food, fun events, and time for fellowship. Events like this are so important for our parish. Being such a large spiritual community, and with so many different weekend Masses, ...
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Pastor’s Corner June 24, 2018

Dear family, It's not often that a Saint's day is celebrated on a Sunday, but this weekend is one of those rare exceptions, as we celebrate the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. Our Lord Himself said "that of man born of woman none is greater than John the Baptist." He was the great bridge spanning the Old and the New Testament, preparing the way for his cousin and Lord, Jesus Christ. He is the great example ...
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Pastor’s Corner June 17, 2018

Dear family, First of all, a happy and blessed Father's Day to all the dads of our parish! "Mothers play an important role as the heart of the home, but this in no way lessens the equally important role fathers should play, as head of the home, in nurturing, training, and loving their children." Ezra Taft Benson "Without my dad, I wouldn't be here."  Maria Sharapova And heartfelt congratulations to our new Deacon, the Reverend Mister Edward Leyba, who today ...
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Pastor’s Corner June 10, 2018

Dear family ! Of course the big news this week is the ordination of our dear fellow parishioner, Edward Leyba, to the Order of Deacon, this Saturday, June 16th, at 10 am, at the Cathedral in Santa Fe. Ed, with his dear wife Vicky, have been long-time parishioners here at St. Thomas, involved with many ministries, and Ed has been our Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for several years. His ordination comes after four years of intensive training ...
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Pastor’s Corner May 27, 2018

Dear family, A happy Memorial Day weekend to you all! In our prayers this weekend let us remember all the brave men and women who have given their lives in the defense of our country, and the freedoms we are blessed to enjoy. We rejoice this weekend to have with us our native son, the newly ordained deacon the Rev. Mr. Timothy Meurer, who is serving at 9:00 am Mass today and preaching his maiden sermon. Please pray for him ...
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Pastor’s Corner May 20, 2018

My dear family, Today is the great feast of Pentecost, the day the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples, the birthday of the Church, and the end of the Easter season. How we need to pray for a renewed outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the Church today, that we might fulfill the work of Jesus in our own lives and bring souls to Him! We continue our spring Bible Study "You Make Me Crazy" - how the Bible teaches ...
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Pastor’s Corner May 13, 2018

My dear family, First of all, a blessed Mother's Day to all the Moms in our parish. We love you! Many thanks to everyone who helped with the beautiful Confirmations and First Holy Communions this past week. What joyful events! This week is full of events at our school. On Monday the Kindergarten kids have their graduation, and on Friday the 8th grade students graduate. We are very proud of them. A few weeks ago was the "Religion Bowl" - ...
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Pastor’s Corner April 22, 2018

Dear family, Well, we had another wonderful attendance at the Monday night Bible Study - "You Make Me Crazy" - how to deal with the "Crazymakers" in your life. I am so happy that this Bible study seems to be meeting the needs of so many. Relationships are difficult! We want them to be fulfilling, but so often, they are draining! Fortunately, the Word of God gives us excellent guidance in dealing with other people. This week our topic is ...
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Pastor’s Corner April 15, 2018

My dear family, First, I have news both bitter and sweet. Our longtime and faithful parish secretary, Mrs. Kathy Giron, has decided it's time to retire. Kathy has served as a parish secretary for 40 years! Most of that time has been here at St. Thomas. I cannot begin to express what I personally owe to Kathy. I always knew that the parish was in good hands with her at her desk, able to serve all the many people who come ...
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Pastor’s Corner April 1, 2018

My dear brothers and sisters, Alleluia! Joy and more joy to you all on this most glorious Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord! What a beautiful Lent we have had. I was so happy with the great attendance at weekday Mass, Stations of the Cross, the Lenten Bible Study, and the many confessions. What a sign of the spiritual health of our parish! God bless you all! With all of our heart we welcome all of our guests with us ...
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