Pastor’s Letter | The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Posted on May 24, 2024 View all Pastor's Letter

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus,

This Sunday, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, our faith’s greatest and deepest mystery; only through faith can we understand it. Today, we will worship our God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. One God in Three Persons, in whose name we have been baptized. By the grace of Baptism, we are called to take part in the life of the Holy Trinity. Through Baptism, we have been made participants in divine life, becoming children of the Father God, brothers in Christ, and temples of the Holy Spirit. In Baptism, our Christian life began, and we received the vocation to holiness. Baptism makes us belong to Him who is par excellence the Holy, the “thrice holy” (Is 6:3). I ask you with deep gratitude for the benevolent plan of our God, who has called us to participate in His life of love, let us adore and praise Him today and always. “Blessed be God the Father, and his only Son, and the Holy Spirit, for he has had mercy on us.”

As you may have noticed, the diocese announced the new priests’ assignments last week. As of June 27, Father Berghout will return to work at the chancery and at the ecclesiastical tribunal, and his residence will be in Saint Rita. I appreciate his work and dedication to the sick during these two years. Many have asked me why the change occurred; the bishop considers each person’s qualities when making these assignments. Father Paul studied Canon Law, and his knowledge is beneficial in the tribunal; at the same time, it is customary for parochial vicars to be constantly transferred. Father Ramón Domínguez, now chaplain of the Paul VI School, has been assigned in his place. I will soon tell you more about Father Domínguez, who will be with us from June 27. In the following letter, I will give you more information about the farewell to Father Paul.

Next weekend is the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, a day to worship Jesus in the Eucharist. We will have the Eucharistic procession on Saturday, June 1. We will celebrate the mass in English at 5:00 pm, and then we will have the Eucharistic procession around the parking lot. The altars will be prepared by different groups. We will have the regular Spanish Mass at 7:00 pm. I invite you all to participate. Don’t miss out; together, let us pray for the intentions of our diocese and parish.

Lastly, I invite all of us to join in prayer and gratitude for the gift of the priesthood. On Saturday, June 1, our bishop ordained two new priests for our diocese, and on Saturday, April 6, he ordained 12 new transitional deacons, who will be ordained priests next year. This is a cause for great joy and hope, as it signifies that our diocese and vocations are flourishing. We are indeed on the right path. Let us thank God for these new priests and deacons who embark on a beautiful journey of love for Jesus and his Church.

I wish you a happy week. I have you in my prayers.

Fr. Alex