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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
(Czech translation below)First of all I would like to congratulate all fathers on Fathers Day.I am sure we will find some way to thank our fathers for their love and care for us, for the fathers who preceded us into eternal life, we will say prayers that God will provide [...]
Masses will cancelled for October 3rd in SF, October 17th in SD, and October 18th in LA. Bishop Esterka will be in Rome. Oct 25th mass in SF will go on as usual.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]