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Our Lady of Charity’s Celebrations for the Holy Week 2020
Liturgies will be live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube

on the following dates and times: 

April 5: Palm Sunday 
11 AM Bilingual Commemoration of the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. 

April 9: Holy Thursday
7 PM Bilingual Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper.

April 10: Good Friday
3 PM Bilingual Celebration of the Passion of Jesus.

April 11: Holy Saturday
8:30 PM Bilingual Celebration of the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night.

April 12: Easter Sunday
11 AM Bilingual Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord. 


5th Sunday of Lent
March 29, 2020
Homily: Ez 37, 12-14

Dear friends, amid the crisis due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we face many serious challenges. Among them are social distancing and the quarantine of people in their homes, widespread loss of jobs, the rapid spread of Covid-19, and possibly even the loss of a loved one. In these troubled times, let us listen to a message of hope from the biblical text of Ezekiel 37: 12-14: Thus says the Lord God: “O my people, I will open your graves and have you rise from them, and bring you back to the land of Israel. Then you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and have you rise from them, O my people! I will put my spirit in you that you may live, and I will settle you upon your land; thus you shall know that I am the Lord. I have promised, and I will do it, says the Lord.”

Ezekiel is considered the most mysterious prophet in the Old Testament, and one of the most influential prophets in the rebirth of Judaism. He marks the beginning of a new era in the history of the people of Israel. Ezekiel is known to have been a great mystic and reasoner, utopian and realist, poet and jurist, priest and prophet. From the text that bears his name, biblical scholars know that he descends from the priestly family, that is, from the tribe of Levi. It was his turn to experience the most challenging stage in the history of Israel: Exile. It is in the Exile that the Israelites would discover the face of God and understand the deep meaning of their history. Being subjected to Exile indicates the conditions in which the people of Israel found themselves: deported to Babylon and subjected to forced labor, deprived of the possibility of meeting to pray or hear the word of God. They were unable to go to the Temple to present their offerings, as was their custom. Jerusalem, their Promised Land, a land that flowed milk and honey, was decimated. The Temple, the place where God lives, would be destroyed. These social, political, economic, and religious upheavals led the Israelites into deep reflection and brought about a gradual transformation as a society, as a religion, and as a kingdom.

When Ezekiel was 30 years old, and while exiled in Babylon, he received visions from God (Ez. 1: 3): “In a short time, the Temple of Jerusalem will be destroyed, along with the city.” In a second vision, God asked Ezekiel to become a prophet. Ezekiel would announce to his brothers and sisters in Exile the terrifying news of the destruction of the Temple. His mission was for the exiles to accept the dire news as something good, something wanted by God. In this manner, one stage in the history of the people would close, and a new era would begin. It was precisely the beginning of this next stage in Israel’s history that resonates in today’s first reading. The Lord God says: “O my people, I will open your graves and have you rise from them, and bring you back to the land of Israel.” (Ez. 37: 12)

Sisters and brothers: Today, let us take this message to heart. Let us know and pray that God is with us, even in our isolation, fear, and uncertainty. In our weakness, let us find strength in God and place our trust in him. In our illness, let us find our health in God. In our loss, let God be our gain, as the disciple Paul affirms in his letter to the Philippians. Friends, let us heed the message of the prophet Ezekiel: our liberation from this pandemic is not very far away. As we wait, we pray, believe, and glorify God with our lives. Amen.

Our Lady of Charity, pray for us.

Fr. Sergio Mena
Pastor

 


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Some of the many benefits offered at OLC are:

  • Challenging Academic education
  • Full-day Preschool (3 and 4-year-olds)
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  • Weekly mass attendance
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  • Catholic Schools tend to produce graduates who are more civically engaged, more tolerant of diverse views and are more committed to serving as adults
  • Students in Catholic and other private schools demonstrate higher academic achievement than students from similar backgrounds in public schools
 

 

Mass Times

Horario de Misas

Saturday Vigil
4:00 PM (English)

Sunday
9:00 AM (English)
10:30 AM (Español)
12:30 PM (Español)


Weekdays:

Liturgy of the Word with Communion 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and
Fridays-when there's no school 
8:00 AM (English)

Servicio de Comunión 
Lunes, Martes, Miércoles y
Viernes-cuando no hay clases
8:00 AM  (English)

Mass / Misa
Thursday / Jueves
7:30 PM (Español)
Friday / Viernes
8:00 AM
(English/ only on school days)
7:00 PM (Español)

Holy Days
Dias De Observación
8:00 AM (English)
7:00 PM (English / Español)

Holy Hour / Hora Santa
Thursday / Jueves 6:30 PM

Confessions / Confesiones
Saturday / Sábado 3:00 PM

 

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