April 13, 2018
This weekend we hear about another one of the resurrection appearances of the Lord to the disciples.
April 6, 2018
On His own time and in His own way, God always crushes the power of evil in our lives. He takes our crosses and trans- forms them into something good and holy.
March 16, 2018
Let us ask the Lord that as we prepare for Holy Week, we might embrace the cross, set aside any selfishness and offer our sacrifices for the good of other people.
March 9, 2018
Last weekend, we celebrated our Parish Mission. It was a wonder opportunity for us to grow and to be formed more deeply in the faith. Part of this formation helped us appreciate our identity as a church family – people who are One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic. These four marks of the Church inspire us to preach the Good News of salvation to all people.
February 25, 2018
Lent is a time for fasting, prayer and almsgiving. In this time, we will be tested such that we are tempted not to follow these practices. Or there may be times when we are tempted to give up altogether. Dedication to the three traditional practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving help us to be detached from the things of this world.
February 16, 2018
This weekend marks the First Sunday of Lent and the readings remind us about the unconditional love of God. We are told that God loved us first. He doesn’t wait for us to love Him back – He gives his love his love and his life without conditions. This unconditional love allows him to give his only begotten Son for the salvation of the whole of humanity.
February 9, 2018
For our Catholic community, the Stations will be prayed bilingually every Friday at 5:00 p.m. in Leavenworth and at 7:00 p.m. in Cashmere. This prayer reminds us that the way to Jesus will not be an easy one. However, a path of suffering has the power to make us stronger in our faith and trust in God.
February 3, 2018
In the gospel for this weekend we continue to hear about the healing ministry of Jesus. Last Sunday we heard the account of a person who was possessed by an evil spirit. We saw how the evil one submits himself to the command ofJesus and does what he is told. This is an amazing story of healing and shows us the incredible power of God.
January 27, 2018
This weekend’s gospel talks about the battle between good and evil. The evil one recognizes the presence of God in Jesus and knows that Jesus has the power and authority over the devil.
January 19, 2018
January is the month set aside for us to pray for the protection of all human life – especially life that is most vulnerable. This includes, of course, the unborn, the sick, the elderly and the poor. Let us work and pray for a greater respect for the sanctity and dignity of all human life.
January 13, 2018
After the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, on January 8th, we entered into Ordinary Time. Ordinary time doesn't mean that nothing happens or that we somehow enter into the “boring” time of the Church year. No, to be Ordinary Time simply means that we use the great feasts like Christmas and Easter to make a difference in our everyday ordinary lives.
January 5, 2018
Today, we celebrate the manifestation of God’s love and compassion to the world through the Feast of the Epiphany. This feast reminds us that God sent his only begotten Son to the world to save all of humankind.
December 29, 2017
This weekend we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. The Church holds up the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph as a model that we can strive to imitate in our own families and thus grow in holiness.
December 22, 2017
On behalf of Deacon Bill Dronen, Sister Marta García and Esther Pérez, we want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018.
Departe de el Diacono Bill Dronen, la hermana Marta García y Esther Pérez, le desean una Feliz Navidad y Prospero Año Nuevo 2018.
Att. Rev. Miguel González
December 17, 2017
“I rejoice heartily in the LORD, in my God is the joy of my soul.” These words from the prophet Isaiah bring this Third Sunday of Advent into focus. On this day, we observe a time of intensified joy in anticipation to Christmas. We rejoice because the celebration of Jesus entering into the world to bring salvation is so very near.
December 9, 2017
As we approach the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, we have the opportunity to prepare for this great celebration through a Novena. A traditional Catholic Novena consists of 9 days of prayer focused on a particular saint or intention. In honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe, we express our gratitude for her “yes” to the will of God. Her apparition teaches us that, as our mother in Heaven, she always leads us to her Divine Son.
December 1, 2017
This weekend we will mark the beginning of our new liturgical year with the celebration of the First Sunday of Advent.
December 1, 2017
Schedule for Novena and celebrations for Our Lady of Guadalupe in Cashmere and Leavenworth.
Feasts in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe:
December 11, 2017 - Cashmere High School
5:30 pm Rosary
6:00 pm Mass
7:00 pm Danza
7:20 pm “La Esperanza” Dance Group
7:30 pm Mariachi
December 12, 2017 - Cashmere Church
5:00 am Mañanitas
6:00 am “La Esperanza” Dance Group
December 12, 2017 - Leavenworth Church
5:00 pm Mariachi
6:00 pm Mass
7:00 pm Danza
7:20 pm La Esperanza Dance Group
7:30 pm Mariachi
November 24, 2017
For the faithful the words of Jesus will be a source of deep comfort and incredible joy, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom pre-pared for you from the foundation of the world.” This welcoming will be for all those people who treated their neighbor with love, with respect, and provided for them in their needs.
November 18, 2017
Let us take advantage of this Thanksgiving Day to appreciate everyone and to thank God for his many blessings. In that spirit, I want to thank God for all of you and to express my gratitude to Him for being allowed to be your pastor.