STEWARDSHIP GOOD STEWARDS OF ALL GOD HAS GIVEN US

God is the source of all things, God calls us to be accountable, as any steward is accountable, for all the things that God has given to us.
We are accountable for 100 percent of all that we have in our possession. That means all of our time, our talents or gifts, and our treasure. Tithing helps us to manage better that 100 percent. To be able to tithe absolutely requires that we learn to manage well all that we have and all that we are.
Every one of us can learn about money, about ourselves, about God as we grow in our ability to be good stewards of all that God has given us.

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK (02-10-19)

This is to inform you that the Soccer field has been sold and the closing took place on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019. Diocesan Real Estate office handled the entire transaction. Distribution of proceeds is being handle by the Diocesan financial office. Construction will begin shortly. As more information is available we will notify you.

The celebration of Sto. Niño of the Filipino Community Sunday, January 27th was fabulous. The music, the offertory procession, the children dressed in beautiful costumes and the splendid liturgical dances were superb to say the least. Fr. Joey, the Pastor of Ascension Church, Elmhurst delivered a remarkable homily. The entire celebration was super. The food was delicious. Everybody was respectful and kindly. The cultural show was wonderful. The community donated to the Church $2,700.00 Many, many heartfelt thanks to them. May their tribe grow. God bless.

We also give thanks to the Line Dancing group they made a donation to the Parish of $236.00. Many thanks and God’s blessings.

-Fr. John

ANNUAL TAX STATEMENTS

If you need your total Parish contributions from last year, please contact the Rectory Office.

From the Pastor’s Desk…

Thanks a lot for the donations of toys for the Children. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. We had adequate number of toys. Some toys were distributed to families in need, deserving
children of the CCD program and Catholic Charities.

I also want to thank the Parish Council for all the help it rendered. The whole and sole purpose of the Parish Council is to help and support the Pastor in running of the Parish, it has no other objective. The membership to the Parish Council always has to be approved by the Pastor. We will meet sometime in the near future.

Christmas Celebrations were fantastic. Thanks to all for your cooperation and support. In the New Year, we want to focus on Evangelization, bringing Christ to our people. There has to
be a drive to reach out to the unchurch people. Everyone’s cooperation is very important in this matter.

This year we celebrate Epiphany on its traditional day, as January six happens to fall on a Sunday. Falling twelve days after Christmas, this was regarded as enough time for the Magi to travel to Bethlehem from foreign lands. With their arrival, Jesus is now manifested the outside world. Just as the star in the East symbolized the light of Christ shining for the whole world to see, we are called to manifest Christ in our lives, so others can realize the Good News, wherever we go.

God bless you all!
Fr. John

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK…

On the first day of the New Year, we honor Mary, not just as the Mother of Our Lord, but as the Mother of God. Jesus is fully human, born of a woman, but he is also fully divine. Therefore, Mary is Mother of God as well as mother of Jesus. Today we also Celebrate the beginning of a New Year and the World Day of Peace. Let us pray that the peace Jesus brings may permeate our lives and our world in 2019.

To all… We extend. Priests, Sisters, Deacon and Staff of Our Lady of the Angelus a Healthy and prosperous new Year. We are deeply grateful to all of you for your generous support of the Parish and for all that is accomplished in the life of the Parish. As we humbly ask your prayers, we assure you of ours.

HAPPY, HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU
-Fr. John

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK…

Christmas is the feast of the presence of God, who comes among us to save us. The birth of Jesus is no fable! It is an historic event which truly occurred in Bethlehem two thousand years ago.
Let this Christmas be for each one of us, not only a celebration of material things, but more importantly the celebration of the Name of Jesus. The name means salvation, it means Emmanuel, God is with us. Let this name be always in our hearts. This name is food for meditation, a light for our eyes, a balm in pain, a strength in adversity. That glorious name makes our life beautiful. Blessed be the name of Jesus now for ever.
To all… We extend. Priests, Sisters, Deacon and Staff of Our Lady of the Angelus our prayerful best wishes for a joyous and blessed Christmas. We are
deeply grateful to all of you for your generous support of the Parish and for all that is accomplished in the life of the Parish.
As we humbly ask your prayers, we assure you of ours.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY,
HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU.
-Fr. John

Food Pantry

We want to sincerely say thank you to Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Bishop Sanchez and Father Passenant for donating plenty of food for our Food Pantry.
Our Food Pantry is open every first Saturday of each month from 10AM to 11:30AM We always need and appreciate your food donation to maintain and keep our Pantry stocked.

From the Pastor’s Desk…

We want you to bear in mind, this year we had tremendous expenses. The pews are beautifully done, the parking lot looks amazingly great and
the windows are marvelous. The house of God must look beautiful and lovely, so that effortlessly we can raise up our hearts and minds to God.

The Youth Group presented a fantastic Musical concert on Saturday December 8th after the 12 Noon Mass. They are gifted and well talented
youth. The performance was out of this world. Practically all of them have beautiful voices Kresentia and Ziyi Tao worked hard and donated plenty of time and energy to train the young people. The youth behaved well. Parents must be proud of their children.

A big thank you… to Julio Roman, Julia Brucato, Nora, Rosemarie, Heidi and Paz Casapao for their devoted fund raising for the Church. Right after the Masses on Sunday they sell coffee and some food. They raised $3,144.00 both for charity and for the Parish. Let such a giving of their time continue and may God’s abundant blessings be upon them.

We need more volunteers for different Ministries for the Church. There are young people and we want them to come forward and offer to serve
God, parishioners and the Church. Please call the rectory if interested and leave your name and number. God bless our young people.

Fr. John

Stewardship

Stewardship is Thanksgiving. It is giving thanks for all God has given us: All of our time, our talents, and our treasure. Stewardship is how we manage our entire lives and includes what we give back to God for God’s work throughout the Church.

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK…

Our parking lot looks great. The contractors did an excellent job. Thanks to all for your cooperation. I received positive comments from some parishioners who saw the parking lot. There was quite a number of potholes and some spots were dangerous, now it is smooth and level.
The Church bathroom has been well painted by one of our parishioners, Ricardo Santellanes. He is a specialist in painting. He volunteered his time and energy for the Church. In the event you have a paint job, please call the rectory and we will provide his number . Muchas gracias Ricardo.

Christmas Fair
The Fair was beautiful and some of the donated gifts were excellent. The volunteers did a marvelous job. Everyone’s cooperation was splendid. After all payments and expenses the parish made $1,719.00.

A million thanks to every participant.
Fr. John