A special welcome to all the new children, teens and adults in our Religious Education and RCIA programs. To those returning students, welcome back! To our catechists, thank you for sowing/planting seeds of faith in the hearts of these children and these men and women searching for Christ. One of our duties as Christians is to pass on the faith. As the community of the Newman Center, we are here to pray for you and to support you in any way we can.
I also want to take this opportunity to thank all of those who participated in my Installation Mass and the "Pachanga." Special thanks to the Staff, Parish Council and Finance Council for their presence in the ceremony. Thank you, also to the rest of the community, especially those who helped put it all together. It was an effort of a lot of people: planning committee, chefs, Knights of Columbus, different councils, the live band, all of you who brought a side dish, my family, and countless volunteers. What a way to celebrate as the one family of faith that we are! I think we all enjoyed ourselves, the excellent food and the fellowship. I hope this is just a taste of our upcoming Oktoberfest!
Fr. Alex Ureña
Now officially your Pastor! :-)