Pastor: Father William Ruther Secretary: Armida Ruth Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 1:00pm Email: stcatherineofavalon@gmail.com Weddings: stcatherineweddings@gmail.com P.O. Box 735, Avalon, CA 90704 Phone: (310-510-0192 Fax: (310) 510-8360
Pastor: Father William Ruther Secretary: Armida Ruth Office Hours: Monday to Friday                      9:00am to 1:00pm Email:  stcatherineofavalon@gmail.comWeddings: stcatherineweddings@gmail.com P.O. Box 735, Avalon, CA 90704Phone: (310-510-0192       Fax: (310) 510-8360 

With the Pandemic first they shut down all the churches. Maybe with more prayer God would have blessed us and end it sooner. We read in the Old Testament that God punished Israel for their sins. When they repented and turn to the Lord, God would bless them. Things became better until the change again and did bad in the eyes of God. The next king came and was worse than his father. King David saw sinned and God let him choose one of three types of punishments. The public schools teach the children that there is no God. The big bang made the universe and this world. Evolution made people and all the plants and animals so who needs God?

YouTube: Theistic Evolution: A Concise Definition of Intelligent Design

What Is Intelligent Design? - Interview with Stephen Meyer

Stephen Meyer tells us that with the discovery of DNA and how complex and complicated human beings are and the animals that evolution would never be able to accidently make humans and the animals. Intelligent design, we call him God. A computer with its programs they are too complicated to believe it made itself. You need to study a lot to know how repair a computer. You need to know a lot to be able to build computers and the software that is ran on them. Two little things, an egg and the sperm, come together and they unite and build a human being. 70 to 100 trillion cells are made to build a man. An unintelligent nothing that did not exist came out of the swamp that did not exist and made human being. Never-the-less many people bought the idea without really understanding it. Mary the mother of Jesus has come to this world many times to help us return to God. Thousands of people saw the sun dance in the sky over the grotto. In Lourdes France in the grotto with the water many people have been curried of many infirmities. Would you give a job to a man with an IQ of 50 to work on computers? He could never learn enough to do the job. How could a blob of mud make people? A blob of swamp would have an IQ of zero. Yet many people accept it as possible of an evolution with nothing to direct it is possible.

 

Is going to Church a waist of your time? I believe it is the most valuable time of my week. God died on the cross for us. To show gratitude by going to church for an hour a week. Vice and sin kill the life of a soul and makes us repugnant to God. God hates sin and still lovers the sinner. Saint Paul gives a list of sins and says those who do these sins will not inherit life with God in heaven. Jesus tells us that his flesh is real food, and his blood is real drink. If you eat his body and drink his blood you can go to heaven but if you do not eat his body and do not drink his blood that you will not go to heaven. Matthew 25: 31 ss tells us good works was the reason they went to heaven and the goats or bad people who go to hell are the people who failed to help others.

Are we saved by faith? Are we saved by good works? No is the answer to them both. We are saved by Jesus. When you are a Christian (Catholics are Christians). By baptism you are reborn into his Church the mystical body of Jesus. Christians believe in and love Jesus and live a life of faith and good works because whatever you do for others you do it for Jesus.

 

We have Masses at the parish. The regular times. Christmas December 24 5:15 pm English, 6:30 pm Spanish. December 25 9:00 am and 11:00 am Christmas Masses. No 6:30 pm Spanish Mass. 

 

Merry Christmas and God bless you, Father William Ruther Dec. 18, 2020

MISSION STATEMENT: We, the people of St. Catherine Church located in Santa Catalina Island, California, are called to be members of the body of Christ. Gathering around the Table of Word, Eucharist, and Sacraments, we commit ourselves to love and support one another in faith, hope, and charity. We are sent forth as disciples, in the power of the Holy Spirit to make the Good News of Jesus Christ present and alive in our world through outreach and hospitality, healing and service, education and the establishment of justice on this beautiful island of Santa Catalina. 

SAINT CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA   800 Beacon Street -  P.O. Box 735 Avalon, CA 90704                   Phone: 310-510-0192                  Fax 310-510-8360                 stcatherineofavalon@gmail.com StCatherineOnCatalinaIsland.org                                                               WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE:      Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m.   Saturday: 5:15 p.m.                         Sunday: 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. 6:30 p.m. (Spanish)                          CONFESSIONS: Saturday 4:30 pm. Call Parish Office to schedule.           BAPTISM: Contact Parish Office at least ONE month before the desired baptism date.                   MARRIAGES: Contact Parish Office at least SIX months before the desired wedding date. At least one person must be Catholic!              ANOINTING OF THE SICK: Contact the Parish Office

P.O. Box 735 Avalon CA. 90704 Tel: 310-510-0192
Fax: 310-510-8360           

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