Mass and Blessing of Roses 2019

St. Therese of Lisieux, nearing the end of her life on earth, exclaimed:  “My mission is about to begin, my mission of making God known and loved. . . I will send a shower of roses upon the earth. . . I will spend my heaven doing good on earth!”  On Sunday, September 29th, we will have the opportunity to experience this shower of ineffable graces and blessings from God, our heavenly Father, as we celebrate the annual Mass and Blessing of Roses.  Today more than ever, we need valiant souls like St. Therese who, following the little way of confidence and love, will reveal to the world the Face of God and his tender mercy!  Who is God?  Therese would respond to us:  GOD IS LOVE, INFINITE LOVE!   We invite you to join us as we celebrate and sing of the mercies of the Lord with our Sister, St. Therese for the Mass and Blessing of Roses. 



SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2019 at 2:00 PM



Fr.  Adam Gregory Gonzales, O.C.D was born and raised in Long Beach, California.  He had Carmelite influence early in his life since his parochial school was staffed by an active congregation of Carmelites, the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles.  Father attributes his Religious and Priestly vocation to their witness, their support, and their prayers.  Fr. Adam entered the Carmelite Friars of the California-Arizona Province in 1997. He earned a Master of Divinity and a Master of Theology at Mount Angel Seminary and was ordained in 2005. Presently, Fr. Adam currently serves as Provincial Superior of the California-Arizona Province of Discalced Carmelites.

A true devotee and follower of St. Therese, Father Adam will join us on September 29th to share the riches of her spirituality and message.  All are invited to attend the Mass and Blessing of Roses which promises to be a special time of grace and spiritual renewal.






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