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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

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

Pope Francis’ Message for Lent 2017

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 [...]

Pope Francis’ Message for Lent 20172017-04-23T18:40:10-07:00

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

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

Saint Wenceslaus, Feastday – September 28

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 [...]

Saint Wenceslaus, Feastday – September 282014-06-12T23:13:25-07:00