Our Diversity and Unity
We love to worship together in this diversity. We're proud to be a ``community of communities`` where prayer, learning and caring are nurtured within our ethnic communities as well as in parish life.
Nurturing our families and youth
We believe the family finances should not stand in the way of any young person eager to draw closer to God with their peers. Most of our young families are still establishing new homes in America, and our more established parishioners love to help them afford experiences like Catholic Youth Camp and National Catholic Youth Conference. Our faith formation programs on Sunday mornings are designed for parents as well as youth - with full-family faith experiences as well as classes.
Prayer of St. Ambrose
Lord, teach me to see you, and reveal yourself to me when I see you.
For I cannot seek you unless you first teach me, nor find you unless you first reveal yourself to me.
Let me see you in longing, and long for you in seeking.
Let me find you in love and love you in finding.
Why we love St. Ambrose
St. Ambrose was born around the year 340 A.D. in Southern Gaul of noble parents. As a youth, he studied classics, various philosophers, and Greek. He soon made a name for himself as public speaker and poet.
While Ambrose was still in his late twenties, he was made governor and served the people justly and kindly.
In the year 374 A.D., the bishop of Milan died. There was a major dispute about who should take his place. To keep the dispute from becoming an uprising, Ambrose intervened – and he so impressed the people with a speech that he was chosen to be bishop even though he was only a catechumen! Ambrose did all he could to avoid becoming bishop, but he was unsuccessful. Ambrose was ordained bishop on December 7, 374 A.D. at the age of 34.
The first action of St. Ambrose when he took office was to give away all his possessions so he could totally commit his life to his flock.
As bishop, Ambrose eagerly used his talent of public speaking to preach the faith. He continually instructed the people in the practice of virtue. Ambrose wrote many works in defense of the Catholic Faith, During his lifetime, Ambrose called several councils and worked tirelessly against the Arian heresy. He died around the year 397 A.D.
As a community, we try to echo St. Ambrose’s generosity and encouragement, his eagerness to share our faith, and his loving commitment to God and others.
St. Ambrose, pray for us!