Bishop Peter Esterka is celebrating “85” !!!

Petr Esterka was born on 14 November 1935 in Dolní Bojanovice near Hodonín. He attended the Episcopal Grammar School in Brno, where he experienced Operation K in April 1950 - the violent destruction of male monastic orders. He managed to complete his secondary education after several attempts, at an eleven-year school in Hodonín in 1956. He worked as a career at Lignum; he was interrogated by State Security for his opinions and convictions.

Bishop Peter Esterka is celebrating “85” !!!2020-11-14T02:28:30-08:00

Our Lady of the Rosary

Many religions use beads to keep track of prayers. Our Rosary, a circle of beads, is like a garland offered to Mary because we pray a prayer on each bead. This well-loved prayer has its roots in the 150 psalms. People who couldn’t read began praying  150 Hail Marys instead, the equivalent of three of our modern rosaries covering the original three sets of mysteries.

Our Lady of the Rosary2020-10-15T23:46:48-07:00

Dear countrymen, sisters and brothers!

I cordially greet you all from Velehrad in California. After a long waiting period for a work permit, I arrived on Thursday, January 30th. So I’m finally here with you, and I’m looking forward to meeting you personally. If you are unable to attend our common services, please call, and [...]

Dear countrymen, sisters and brothers!2020-02-13T21:35:56-08:00

Father Dennis Kriz speaks for the dead and downtrodden

You can read the original article at the Los Angeles Times website. Father Kriz is our hosting priest who serves our Czech community in his spare time and actively participates in our events.    “I have seen the possibility that I could lose my job here,” Kriz said. “I’m thinking [...]

Father Dennis Kriz speaks for the dead and downtrodden2019-05-05T20:35:49-07:00

Introducing Father Zdenek Kriz

Let us introduce you to Fr.Zdenek Kriz, a member of the Servite order, who is currently pastor of St Philip Benizi Parish in Fullerton. He speaks Czech as well as English and Spanish, and has agreed to say some of our Czech Masses, beginning in November at the Polish Center, [...]

Introducing Father Zdenek Kriz2020-04-30T11:23:12-07:00

The Lenten Season Begins on Ash Wednesday 2/14/2018

The 2018 Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14, for Latin-rite Catholics with Easter Sunday on April 1. Lent is a favourable season for opening the doors to all those in need and recognizing in them the face of Christ."-- Pope Francis During Lent, we are asked to devote [...]

The Lenten Season Begins on Ash Wednesday 2/14/20182018-02-11T21:32:46-08:00

Saint Agnes of Bohemia’s Story

Agnes had no children of her own but was certainly life-giving for all who knew her. Agnes was the daughter of Queen Constance and King Ottokar I of Bohemia. She was betrothed to the Duke of Silesia, who died three years later. As she grew up, she decided she wanted [...]

Saint Agnes of Bohemia’s Story2018-01-13T19:37:31-08:00
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