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Bishop’s Homily for the Mass of 24 March 2014. Readings: 2 Kgs 5:1-15ab; Ps 42:2, 3; 43:3, 4; Luke 4:24-30
 

Bishop’s Homily for the Mass of 26 March 2014. Readings: Deut 4:1, 5-9; Ps 147:12-13, 15-16, 19-20; Matt 5:17-19
 

Bishop’s Homily for the Mass of Chrism, 10 April 2014
 

Bishop’s Homily for the Mass of 8 April 2014. Readings: Num 21:4-9; Ps 102: 2-3, 16-18, 19-21; John 8:21-30
 

Bishop’s Homily for the Mass of 28 May 2014. Readings: Acts 17:15, 22-18:1; Ps 148:1-2, 11-12, 13, 14; John 16:12-15
 

Our Area’s Beauty

Since becoming the ordinary for the Diocese of Santa Rosa, I have done a fair bit of driving along our roads, and I am continually amazed at the rugged beauty of the countryside.

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Bishop's Homily for the Mass of Chrism, 10 April 2014

My brothers, as we renew our Priestly Promises today, it is important that we truly listen to the request made of us by the Church for the sake of our people and genuinely resolve, again, to strive to make these promises ever, increasingly effective in our lives. The People of God have a right to experience and sense our zeal and love for souls.

At the Chrism Mass on 10 April 2014, Bishop Robert F. Vasa delivered a powerful homily to his brother priests. Read it here and see for yourself.

Lent

Lent, the ashes-to-ashes time of the liturgical year. Penance, mortification, purple vestments, prayer, fasting, abstinence, deprivation, desolation, abnegation, purification, sackcloth and ashes.

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