Category Archives: From the Pastor

Know Your Faith: Epiphany

While the Feast of the Epiphany has been traditionally celebrated on January 6th (thus completing the course of the Twelve Days of Christmas), it is in our day celebrated on the Sunday nearest January 6th. The Feast of the Epiphany is a very ancient one, and it seems that the Nativity of the Lord was…
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Notes from Fr. Ringley/Apuntes del Padre Ringley

We congratulate the family of Christian Michael Rosario who received the gift of Baptism last Sunday afternoon. May Christian Michael become the saint God is calling him to be! We remember that a partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who renew their baptismal promises according to any formula in use (e.g. the Apostles Creed).…
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A note from Father Ringley/Mensaje del Padre Ringley

Our evening with Mary on Monday the 7th of October was shared by many parishioners and guests. We are grateful to the Alliance of the Holy Family International for making the evening possible. Thanks also to all who participated in consecrating our parish and her families to the Blessed Mother. Parishioners will notice that a…
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October: Month of Mary, Month for Life

October is designated as a month of particular devotion to Mary. It is also designated as Pro-Life Month. It is no coincidence that we are asked to pay special attention to Mary and to human life during this month because it is in the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary that we see God revealing…
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THE ALTARPIECE OF ST. MARY’S/EL RETABLO DE LA IGLESIA SANTA MARÍA (Part 2)

Last week we wrote about the first half of the artist Leonard Porter’s note on the altarpiece here at St. Mary’s. This week we conclude that discussion.

Contrasting the two realms represented in the upper and lower registers of the painting, i.e. the upper heavenly realm of light and glory which results from the coming of the Savior, and the lower realm of the Old Testament where things are shadowy and awaiting perfection, the artist has included the Ark of the Covenant by making the tomb to correspond the Ark’s proportions.

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