Congrats Benny, Bethlehem Center!

CONGRATULATIONS BENNY & BETHLEHEM CENTER FOR BIG 2016! Hispanic Chamber of Commerce names Benny Rodriguez Man of the Year, Visalia Chamber names Bethlehem Center Non-Profit of the Year Our Bethlehem Center Director BENNY RODRIGUEZ was the man of the night on Saturday, Nov. 19 when the Tulare-Kings Counties Hispanic Chamber of Commerce awarded Benny the…

Bulletin: November 27, 2016

  Bulletin: November 27, 2016 First Sunday of Advent Here we are again, beginning a new church year, and looking ahead to Christmas. We have been through a long period of Ordinary Time, with several secular holidays: Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving. We celebrated all of these, and now it is time to…

Faith: Do What You Can

Do What You Can First Sunday of Advent The reading from the prophet Isaiah this Sunday contains a remarkable prediction—the end of war between nations (Isaiah 2:4). While most of the good predictions of the prophets were fulfilled in Jesus, we still await the end of all wars. So why hasn’t that one been fulfilled?…

Office Closed For Thanksgiving

Office Closed For Thanksgiving Offices will be closed for Thanksgiving Holiday The church offices will be closed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 24, 25 & 26 for the Thanksgiving holidays.  Masses on Thanksgiving day will be celebrated as per the holiday schedule.  Masses on Friday will follow the usual daily Mass schedule. We wish…

Bulletin: November 20, 2016

  Bulletin: November 20, 2016 Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Americans have an uncomfortable relationship with kings. The American Revolution was fought for independence from King George, after all. Nonetheless, today every Catholic church around the world celebrates the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. Today’s feast invites us…

Faith: Jesus, Remember Me

Jesus, Remember Me Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe The man who hung on the cross next to Jesus asks him to “remember me when you come into your kingdom.” Of all the people who took part in the crucifixion of Jesus, only this man sincerely acknowledges Jesus as King. Only he receives…