An Update from Fr. Joe
“Recently, I have been bleeding internally. Fortunately, the doctors at Los Robles were able to stop it. Their efforts have helped to stabilize me well. On Tuesday, October 7th, my doctor told me my hemoglobin count has gone up to 9.9. If the count gets below 8.8, I have to receive blood transfusions. Whenever I receive them, they help a lot! A biopsy was taken three weeks ago in the spot where a biopsy was taken inside the stomach lining where the original masses were located. My doctor indicated there was no cancer in that particular biopsy, but he still believes, however, that the cancer is still present. My weight is holding at 145 pounds.
My Minister General of my Franciscan Order visited me recently and we talked for over three hours. I found it very uplifting. He gave me a blessing and a promise that some of my ashes would be interred at Assisi, the home of St. Francis. He will also send my personal library of books on healing in the Name of Jesus to our Franciscan Library there as well.
If my strength continues to grow, I hope to return one day soon to say Mass on the altar at St. Paschal’s. My greatest blessing comes from the constant prayers and well wishes from all our parishioners, but especially those prayers that arise from the Adoration Chapel, which is directly below my room in the Rectory. I feel the strength coming from there. The example of Adorers coming to the Chapel 24 hours a day is an amazing gift of grace to me that I cherish mightily.”
Welcome to Fr. Toribio Gutierrez, our new Associate Pastor
I was born on May 4,1976 in a town close to Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. I am the 8th of 12 children. My parents are José and Dolores. I was named “Toribio” thanks to my Grandmother Antonia who advised my parents to give me this name. I was pretty sick the day I born and the doctor told my parents that I was going to die during the night. I was very dehydrated and was not eating. I cried and cried all day long. The doctor advised my parents to call the priest. It did not matter it was very late at night, the priest came to the hospital and baptized me. I believe that my name saved my life. Thanks to the intercession of Santo Toribio Romo I lived. My grandmother Antonia received her first communion from his hands during his first mass as a priest. Five years later, the Mexican government killed him during the persecution against priests and religious during the years 1921-1928.
Calling All Children!
The St. Paschal Baylon Children's Choir is open to all children grades 1 - 8 in our Parish Community. Rehearsals begin on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.
We rehearse every Thursday from 3:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. inside the Church, and we sing once a month at the 9:00 A.M. Sunday Mass.
Youth Outreach Update
Attention All Youth!
Come to the Weekly Wednesday Hangout!
There will be a weekly OPEN youth room (no teaching, no homework, just fun!)
Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm. Refreshments will be available.
Bring your friends. All ages welcome!
Want to stay up to date with what's going on with the SPB Youth Outreach including
Confirmation Class Sign-ups, Youth Ministry updates, and more? Text 'paschal' to 84576
Check out the new Youth Outreach Ministry Website here!
The 2014-2015 San Fernando Valley Catholic Swim League Season begins on Sept. 14, 2014.
All meets are held at the San Fernando Aquatic Center. Come and support our St. Paschal Baylon Swim Team as they compete against swim teams from neighboring parishes such as: St. John Eudes, St. Jude, St. Mel's, St. Francis de Sales, St. Bernardine, St. Joseph the Worker, De La Salle.
Last Meet is on Sunday, Nov. 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS!
Our team is composed of swimmers between the ages of 10 - 14 who are parishioners of St. Paschal's and/or attend St. Paschal Baylon School.
My soul thirsts for You, My Lord"
Our 24 hour Adoration Chapel is a place to meet Jesus in the peace and quiet of your heart. Reserve your appointment with Jesus by contacting Dan & Linda at 805-492-6618.
"As we come to the Eucharist and recieve the "bread of heaven," let us continue to remember that God is involved in our everyday life, equipping us to get through whatever needs to be endured. When things seem to be unraveling around the edges, let the Holy Spirit guide you step by step and know that the light of Jesus shines on you continually. "- Friar Joe Scerbo, S.A.
"The chapel is a peaceful place to contemplate the presence of God. It's a place where we are likely to hear God's will for us, to find the direction our life needs, to experience God's love, and to return to our world renewed and refreshed." - Fr. Dave Heney