The need for speed

That’s right, popular petition brought us to this moment, and those who felt competitive got their fill.

Even thought it turned out way more expensive than it was supposed to be (my fault mostly, sorry about that) all the bumping and tire burning made it so worth it.

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We have the regular meeting this Saturday, see you then 🙂


1591 feet above sea level and other hikes

The plan is to build up to the harder hikes in the area,

First stop: Torrey Pines


I promise they were not posing for the picture above, it was actually candid.


The whole group.

Then we headed to Sammy for a nice crunchy pizza. Gotta recuperate the burned calories right?

Second stop: Cowles Mountain.

This one had a totally different crowd, brave souls that embarked with me to climb the highest peak in the city. And did you see that sunset?

You will be glad to know that we didn’t have any close encounters with rattle snakes.

As we walked down, since we had the trail all for ourselves, we prayed the Rosary without interruptions, Thank you Grace for taking the initiative on that; and thanks all for coming and making it a great hike 🙂 sorry for those who missed it and the In-N-Out afterwards.

Next hike? Iron Mountain,

Stay tuned for the details on that.

Dignity of the Person at the NATO

Dear Friends,
A member of our parish, Monse Guerra, who is currently attending Franciscan University is part of an organization that will be defending the dignity of the person from conception to natural death at the NATO. The organization is ISHRI (International Solidarity of Human Rights Institute)

They are requesting prayers so that they can do God’s will with courage.

Please keep them in your Prayers.Prayer

Volunteers in Colombia Needed!

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Our FSSP apostolate in Anolaima, Colombia is looking for a volunteer(s) to help teach English classes in its school.  They are looking for someone who has completed their university studies, speaks Spanish or has some proficiency in the language, and can spend a minimum of 6 months volunteering their time while gaining valuable teaching experience as well as improving their Spanish.  The school year begins in February and ends in November.  Volunteers will teach classes to children in the 1st-6th grade.  If you would like more information, please contact Fr. Michael Passo FSSP at

Or tell everyone you know, someone might be interested!

Please comment with what you know about this place, it might help convince someone to volunteer.

YAG in action

“We offer this corporal work of mercy for the souls in purgatory…”

It all started with Holy Mass, offered during the novena for all souls, what better way to start an evening? There was a chance for confession, pretty healthy line for a Friday night.

Once Mass was over, and the prayers to St. Anne were said, we tried to organize the work ahead, given that this is the first time any of us helped deep clean the church, there were many questions, and confused looks, I guess the best way to learn something is just to start doing it and so we did.

Father Masutti started us of with a prayer, of which the above quote was taken; and to work we go…
Fast forward some washing, oiling, sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, moping, furniture moved there and back again and some sweat later,


as you can tell by Juan’s expression, our beautiful church was ready for Sunday.

Check that shiny floor!WSG_7134

And here is a special treat those who clean every month get:


even at night the shinny floor shows!

After so much hard work we needed nourishment, (FOOD!!!) I could say we were pleased with the night, what do you say?Processed with VSCOcam with c3 preset

Shameless plug:

There are two cleaning guild teams that need more people to help them clean once a month, one cleans every first Friday of the month and one cleans every third Friday of the month, if you would like to volunteer on a more permanent way, contact Maria Kuss her e-mail can be found on the Parish’s website: under groups, click on cleaning guild.

Some links of interest:

These are derived from some of the conversations sparked during dinner. all of the Sunday sermons at our Parish are recorded and posted on this website, if you would like to listen to one of them again head over there, they are organized by date and have a small description to make it easier to find. I’m thinking of those who need to expand their repertoire when it comes to riddles… Maybe you will find the ones you told last night, I would love to know if you do.

Thank you for all the hard work you put into this, may God reward you.

All the pictures seen here were taken by Wilfred Go.

Pope John Paul II Prayer for Vocations

We all need to pray for those called for the religious life, here is an example for us to follow…
Pope John Paul II Prayer for Vocations
Lord Jesus, once you called the first disciples in order to make them fishers of men. Continue to let resound today Your sweet invitation: “Come and follow me.” Grant to young men and young women the grace of responding promptly to Your voice. Sustain our bishops, priests and consecrated souls in their apostolic work. Give perseverance to our seminarians and to all those who are fulfilling an ideal of a life of total consecration to Your service. En kindle in our communities a missionary zeal. Send Lord, workers into Your fields and do not let mankind be lost because of a lack of pastors, missionaries and people dedicated to the cause of the Gospel.
Mary, Mother of the Church, Model of Vocations, help us say “Yes to the Lord Who calls us to collaborate in the Divine Design of Salvation.” Amen.
~ Pope John Paul II ~