Happy New Year

12-31-2021Weekly Flocknote MessageFr. James Aboyi, VC

Just like a dream, the year 2022 is just a few hours away now. I thank God for His blessings upon our families and our parish community through this year, 2021. The end of a year and beginning of a new year is generally a time of personal inventory and planning. As we count God’s blessings upon us through this year, let us also entrust all our plans and dreams for the year 2022 into His hands that He will see us through it all to the end.


"He went down with them and came to Nazareth and was obedient to them."

12-26-2021Weekly ReflectionFr. Manasseh Iorchir, VC

The Gospel of St. Luke presents for our reflection the story of the finding of the child Jesus (at that time, 12-years old) among Jewish teachers in the Temple after missing for three days. We are offered the example of the foster fatherhood of Joseph, the silent protector and responsible provider of the family and faithful husband of Mary. We see the loving, generous and caring motherhood of Mary, the trusting wife of Joseph. The young are in a special way presented with the exemplary obedience of Jesus who returned with His parents to their home in Nazareth where He (although Divine) lived under their human authority.


Merry Christmas!

12-24-2021Weekly Flocknote MessageFr. James Aboyi, VC

Merry Christmas everyone! We thank God for the beautiful rain this morning. We surely need it. Looking at the current weather situation, we will hold all our Christmas Masses indoors tonight and tomorrow in St John Bosco Multipurpose Room (MPR). I apologize for informing you about the change at this last minute. The Mass times remain the same at: 4pm, 6pm, 8pm and 11pm tonight. The Christmas Day Mass is at 10am tomorrow. Please check our parish website and bulletin for more information about Christmas schedules.


Blessed are You who Believed

12-19-2021Weekly ReflectionFr. Manasseh Iorchir, VC

We have arrived at the Fourth Sunday of Advent, the last Sunday before we celebrate the Solemnity of the Lord’s Nativity. The Church invites us to bring to a climax our spiritual preparation for the celebration of Christmas. What better way is there to prepare than learning from Mary’s example of selflessness and practical charity.


Advent Penance Service

12-17-2021Weekly Flocknote MessageFr. James Aboyi, VC

I invite you and your family and friends to join us for our parish Advent Penance Service at 7pm on Tuesday, December 21 in the St. John Bosco Catholic School (SJB) Multi-purpose Room (MPR). We expect about 10 priests from our Deanery to attend. We will start with a Penitential Service which will then be followed by individual Confessions.


What Should We Do?

12-12-2021Weekly ReflectionFr. Manasseh Iorchir, VC

We celebrate this weekend, the third Sunday of Advent, which is designated Gaudete (Rejoice) Sunday. The Church invites all her children to rejoice and be glad because our salvation is near. The first and second readings reflect this theme of joy and gladness in anticipatory celebration of Christ’s arrival. In the first reading, the prophet Zephaniah invites Jerusalem and her inhabitants to rejoice because God, the King of Israel, is in her midst to remove judgement against her and instead renew her in His love. St. Paul repeatedly exhorts the Philippians to rejoice and have no anxiety because the Lord is near. We are privileged to be invited to experience today a foretaste of the joy and gladness that Christ brings at Christmas and ultimately at His second coming.


Thank You

12-10-2021Weekly Flocknote MessageFr. James Aboyi, V.C.

I would like to thank everyone who attended the Mass on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception on Wednesday last week. All three Masses were well-attended, and more than we had expected. The noon Mass, in particular, was so well-attended that the Chapel was overflowing. Thus we created an additional concurrent Mass in Annex 1 to accommodate everyone. This was a good problem to have! Thank you to everyone who helped with setting up and tearing down for the Masses.


Prepare the Way for the Lord

12-05-2021Weekly ReflectionFr. Manasseh Iorchir, VC

At a time when Israel was in exile and Jerusalem was a desolate wasteland as a consequence of the Babylonian siege and conquest, God sent the Prophet Baruch to prophesy a message of hope to the people of Israel on the brink of national despair. They sadly watched Jerusalem under siege, conquered and destroyed with its inhabitants taken as captives into exile and the remnants left in a city that had lost all its former glory. Baruch spoke words of comfort and hope, as well as a promise of restoration to personified Jerusalem and its inhabitants. The prophet urged Jerusalem to discard her garments of grief, replacing them with the splendor of glory from God, for its exiled children shall return at the Word of the Holy One. They were led away from Jerusalem on foot. God shall return them borne aloft in glory as on royal thrones.


Welcome to the New Liturgical Year

12-03-2021Weekly Flocknote MessageFr. James Aboyi, V.C.

Welcome to the month of December and the beginning of the new Liturgical year, “C.” A new liturgical year is the beginning of a new step on our spiritual journey and an invitation to grow closer to Christ. The Church urges us to take the beginning of the liturgical year as seriously as we take the new calendar year. Just as we do for the calendar year, we are encouraged to consider making some new year resolutions at the beginning of Advent to help us grow in our spiritual life.