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Father JC's Page

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A little about me....

I was born in the Philippines on April 14… many years ago! Growing up, I wanted to be either a pilot or a lawyer - but early on in my childhood, I realized my passion for the arts, especially for music and theater. 

 

Music has always been my connection to God. Music brought me close to church as a youth. Music is also my best form of prayer. I have gained real friends (and families) through Music. It has always been a part of my life. 

 

I see that the spiritual life is a journey. Life itself is a journey: an Emmaus walk with a friend, the Camino - a pilgrimage. We walk together - where Jesus Christ is at the center, and our Blessed Mother Mary holding our hand. I am thrilled that I am with you on this journey - our path - the Little Way. 

Building friendships and small christian communities have always been my passion. Sharing faith and simple stories nourish me spiritually; I find that sharing the grief, pain and struggles - as well as the joys, victories and successes - of people is at the core of my calling. I thrive in places where there are real people who are searching for real questions and answers in life. 

 

I have a lot of favorite things to do and places yet to see. I have recently found myself passionate about technology and the New Media. (I don’t like selfies, but always find myself having to do it anyway!) 

 

I like to binge-watch series on Netflix, HBO Max, Disney Plus and Hulu. I like food and I enjoy traveling - exploring new places and learning little things about their great people and their history. 

 

In summary - Who is JC? One who loves God and is fascinated by people:
a very happy Catholic priest!

 

Fr. JC Merino

Your Parish Priest

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Fr JC's 22nd Pastoral Letter

January 22, 2023 - Behold the Light

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Fr JC's 21st Pastoral Letter

January 15, 2023 - Esther, the Epiphany Camel

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Fr JC's 20th Pastoral Letter

January 8, 2023 - Epiphany

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Fr JC's 19th Pastoral Letter

December 18, 2022 - Peace

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Fr JC's 18th Pastoral Letter

December 11, 2022 -Rejoice!

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Fr JC's 17th Pastoral Letter

December 4, 2022 - Love

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Fr JC's 16th Pastoral Letter

November 27, 2022 - Hope

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Pastor's Financial Report

November 20, 2022 

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Click here to view Fr. JC's homily regarding the Church's finances.

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Fr JC's 15th Pastoral Letter

November 13, 2022 - Spirituality

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Fr JC's 14th Pastoral Letter

November 6, 2022 - Saints and Souls

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Fr JC's13th Pastoral Letter

October 30, 2022 - Heaven on Earth

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Fr JC's 4th Pastoral Meditation

October 23, 2022 - My Life in You

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Fr JC's 12th Pastoral Letter

October 16, 2022 - Life and Love

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Fr JC's 3rd Pastoral Meditation

October 9, 2022 - Come to the Table

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Listen to the song here.

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Fr JC's 11th Pastoral Letter

October 2, 2022 - Respect Life Month

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Fr JC's 10th Pastoral Letter

September 23, 2022 - TMP

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Fr JC's 9th Pastoral Letter

September 18, 2022 - Action-Packed: Catechetical Sunday

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Fr JC's 8th Pastoral Letter

September 4, 2022 - Esprit de Corps

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Listen to "In Every Age" here.

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Fr JC's 7th Pastoral Letter

August 28, 2022 - Home for the Poor

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Fr JC's 2nd Pastoral Meditation

August 21, 2022 - When We Pray

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Fr JC's 6th Pastoral Letter

August 14, 2022 - Stretch Goal: Reached

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Fr JC's 1st Pastoral Meditation

August 7, 2022 - Belovedness

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Fr JC's 5th Pastoral Letter

July 31, 2022 - A Spiritual Pilgrimage

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Fr JC's 4th Pastoral Letter

July 24, 2022 - Business Card Title

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Fr JC's 3rd Pastoral Letter

July 17, 2022 - The Feast of Mount Carmel

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Fr JC's 2nd Pastoral Letter

July 10, 2022 - The New Guy in Your Neighborhood

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Fr JC's 1st Pastoral Letter

July 3, 2022 - Overjoyed

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