“He must increase and I must decrease.” Did you know that St. Francis of Assisi’s baptismal name was Giovanni Battista, John the Baptist? His father gave him the nickname “Francesco” by which we all know him today. As he grew in the Lord, Francis learned from his patron saint’s humility, and like John the Baptist, Francis tried to step aside so that it was Christ who people saw in his life. That’s what all of us at Mission Santa Inés are also called to do: point to Christ and the good news of the Gospel. Welcome also to Fr. Hung Nguyen who will be helping us the next two weekends. Pray for me as I walk with the pilgrims in Rome and Assisi, and know that you are all in my prayers, especially at the Basilica of our patroness, St. Agnes. God bless you all! Fr. Bobby
"Jesus keeps knocking on our doors, the doors of our lives. He doesn't do this by magic, with special effects, with flashing lights and fireworks. Jesus keeps knocking on our door in the faces of our brothers and sisters, in the faces of our neighbors, in the faces of those at our side." Pope Francis
Participating in the good works of Together in Mission is one way that every Catholic in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles can show their love for their neighbor. Our theme for this 25th anniversary year of Together in Mission is “Let us Love.” The love that Jesus calls us to is more than words and more than feelings. Christian love is a call to action. Jesus calls us to open our hearts and extend a helping hand to those who are most vulnerable and most in need.Thank for your generous support of the Together in Mission campaign. May our Blessed Mother watch over you in her tender love and may our gracious God grant you peace and joy and love. Most Reverend José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles
@ArchbishopGomez: Friends, we need to practice the corporal and spiritual works of mercy - seeking contact with our Lord through serving others.