Welcome to Grace! Bienvenido a La Gracia!

To Love, Proclaim, and Serve God through

Amar, Proclamar y Servir a Dios a través de

  • life-giving liturgical worship
  • joyful community
  • empowering others

We live our mission through worship, in which lay adults, children and youth participate alongside our clergy.  Traditional, life-giving Eucharistic liturgy and fine music are hallmarks of worship at our parish, and we have weekly services in both English and Spanish.  We create a joyful community with a harvest of fellowship activities and events for all ages.  We empower and serve others through vital ministries, particularly around feeding the hungry.  Please explore our website to get to know us or, better yet, come visit!

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Musings from Mother Jenny 03.01.2024

I’m someone who occasionally needs a reminder that God hasn’t forgotten me. Sometimes I’m diligent about looking for a sign, like when I’m walking on a beach searching for heart-shaped shells. At other times the signs just appear.

Once when I was on a retreat and praying outside, I looked up into the sky and actually saw a heart-shaped cloud. I blinked several times to make sure I wasn’t seeing things.

Or there was the time, years ago at Shrine Mont, when I was grieving the break-up of my marriage and walking up the mountain pausing at each station of the cross. I believe it was after the sixth station, Veronica wiping the face of Jesus, that I stubbed my toe and almost tripped over a rock protruding on the path. When I stooped to unearth the rock, it was in the shape of a heart. I kept this rock for years.

Most recently, however, while we were on vacation, the reminder of God’s presence that surprised me was a pelican. I’ve seen lots of pelicans flying low over the ocean diving for fish. But I had never seen them at rest, nestled in the branches of the mangroves that were across the canal from where we were staying. One of the pelicans perched perfectly still, kept staring at me. After awhile I became curious of what this spirit animal might be saying to me. So, I googled it. “Lessons from the Pelican” is what I found. The message was this: Be still. Allow the world to flow around you for a change. Let its beauty and grace envelop you. Only in the present can we find this state of grace. Who knew the pelican had such wisdom!

Continued blessings for a holy grace-filled Lent,
Mother Jenny+