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 [...]
Three parishes in Fullerton work together with community groups and city leaders to find concrete solutions to homelessness. For the past two-plus years up until early this July, Fr. Kriz had been allowing some 30 homeless people to spend the night in the church parking lot, which has caused some [...]
The Feast of the Annunciation In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David.
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 [...]
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 [...]
We are publishing this original message of Pope Francis for this year’s Lent which is starting on Wednesday, March 1st. In this article, a roman catholic bishop illustrates to ponder the parable of the rich man and poor Lazarus and calls for listening to the Word. Czech Version The Word [...]
St. Joseph has two feast days on the liturgical calendar. The first is March 19— Joseph, the Husband of Mary. The second is May 1—Joseph, the Worker. “Saint Joseph is a man of great spirit. He is great in faith, not because he speaks his own words, but above all [...]
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. [...]
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.
Saint Wenceslas was born around 929 in Stara Boleslav. He was the eldest son of the Duke of Wroclaw and his wife Drahomíra. His education was guided by his grandmother, St. Ludmilla, who reigned in his stead during his immaturity, and led him to piety and justice. These qualities endeared [...]