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Presentation of Jesus at the Temple

Candlemas, also known as the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Feast of the Presentation of our Lord Jesus, is a Christian holiday commemorating the presentation of Jesus at the Temple. It falls on February 2, which is traditionally the 40th day of the ChristmasEpiphany season. [...]

Presentation of Jesus at the Temple2017-03-27T23:48:27-07:00

Proposed Schedule of Masses 2017

Please see attached proposed schedule of masses fo 2017. 2017_Schedule_of_Masses Please keep in mind that the schedule is subject to change. The best way to confirm the date and time is to look in to the last issue of Vestnik or contact us by phone or email.  San Diego St [...]

Proposed Schedule of Masses 20172017-03-28T00:12:42-07:00

Many Ways Catholic Families Commemorate Advent

Click For Czech Version. A few of the many ways Catholic families commemorate Advent include: (from Katie Dawson, Orange County Catholic) Advent wreath: The Advent wreath, which has Ger man origins, is a wreath made of evergreens that is bound to a circle of wire. It symbolizes the many years from [...]

Many Ways Catholic Families Commemorate Advent2016-12-12T23:11:51-08:00

Update On Check Donations – New Rules

We have recently closed our bank accounts for RC Czech Mission and Czech Center Building Fund. All of our accounts must now be consolidated under our legal title. Please, no longer make any checks payable to either name or any variation of them. We will not be able to deposit such checks, but will have to send them back to you for correction. We established these accounts before we were incorporated with an IRS ID number. Things are no longer so casual. All bank accounts must now bear the legal name of the non-profit entity.

Update On Check Donations – New Rules2019-04-05T02:36:21-07:00

Bishop Peter Esterka Joined Annual National Pilgrimage

Bishop Peter Esterka joined the rest of the bishops of the Czech Republic for the annual national pilgrimage this year. He often preaches about the extraordinary gift of the brothers, Cyril and Methodius, to the Slavic peoples and to the world. The insistence that the people should have access to [...]

Bishop Peter Esterka Joined Annual National Pilgrimage2015-07-27T23:49:35-07:00

New Enlarged Board Accepts Responsibility

On March 21, the newly enlarged corporate board of directors of our Velehrad California Czech Catholic Mission, Inc., met to discuss issues regarding our future. Assisting Bishop Peter Esterka, corporation president, are the following directors.  Visit Stranka Presidentu for more details.

New Enlarged Board Accepts Responsibility2017-03-29T22:47:00-07:00

June 2015 – From The Desk Of Bishop Esterka

Dear Friends of our Czech Mission in California Dear Friends of our Czech Mission in California I am happy to invite you to our annual outdoor Mass and barbecue on June 21. When did this tradition begin? I believe we began to meet on Fathers Day at the home of [...]

June 2015 – From The Desk Of Bishop Esterka2017-03-29T22:39:18-07:00

May 2015 – From The Desk Of Bishop Esterka

Dear Friends of our Czech Mission in California I was impressed with the Easter greetings I received from Archbishop Graubner and his staff. Unlike so many others, it contained a thoughtful and inspiring message. Therefore I include it here as testimony to what I am thinking about during these days [...]

May 2015 – From The Desk Of Bishop Esterka2015-06-22T00:11:55-07:00