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Passion Friday at St. Peter Cathedral

April 14, 2017

And as they led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyre’ne, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus. And there followed [...]

Walking the Stations with Christ

April 14, 2017

On Friday, April 7, 2017, the young boys and girls of BASIC Jr. High Youth Group lead the Stations of the Cross for the faithful of St. Peter Cathedral. Gathering in the [...]

Holy Thursday at the Cathedral 2017

April 14, 2017

Passover Thursday celebrations took place at St. Peter Cathedral as they do every year. The faithful packed into the church to attend Passover Thursday mass and to witness [...]

For My Life is Spent in Misery

March 27, 2017

Reflection on Life It is possible to describe an average person’s day thus: he wakes up in the morning to talk radio playing on his alarm clock, showers and prepares for [...]

The Way of the Cross Retreat 2017

March 17, 2017

The Way of the Cross Retreat took place on March 10-12 at Whispering Winds Catholic Retreat Center in Julian, California. The retreat was led by Fr. Simon Esshaki and his [...]

What Excuse Will I Find?

March 14, 2017

Kids so easily get wrapped up in their world that they forget their surroundings and in their carelessness hurt themselves. When our kids get hurt, as a method of teaching [...]

For His Grace Has Increased Upon Us

March 10, 2017

For more reflections on the Basilica Hymns of each season, purchase Perpetual Jubilee: Meditations on the Chaldean Liturgical Year on Amazon.com. A Fitting Introduction [...]

Rejoicing in Suffering

March 7, 2017

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not [...]

Going to the Desert with Our Lord

March 2, 2017

“It is written to worship God alone.” Dear brothers and sisters, Our Lord went to the desert to be tempted by the devil. He experienced three temptations that would have [...]
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