Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Gospel: Jn 3:13-17
Jesus said to Nicodemus:
"No one has gone up to heaven
except the one who has come down from heaven, the Son of Man.
And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert,
so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life."
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him might not perish
but might have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,
but that the world might be saved through him.
We welcome REV. HENRY GUILLEN-VEGA, our new Parochial Vicar. Fr. Henry grew up in a family of seven children in Masaya, Nicaragua, and attended Salesian Catholic schools there. Upon graduating from high school in 1994, Fr. Henry attended the Catholic University “Redemptoris Mater,” graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy in 2002. In 2004, He was invited by the Archdioceses of Portland in Oregon to attend Mount Angel Seminary and in 2005 entered the seminary. He graduated with a Master of Divinity degree and on June 5, 2010, he was ordained as a priest, at Saint Mary Cathedral in Portland, Oregon.