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Pastor's Message

Brothers & Sisters,

Easter is about rejoicing. It was truly a wondrous scene to have the church so full and to see this beautiful community giving glory and praise to God during our celebrations of the Triduum. May the joy of the Easter season remain with us as we continue to celebrate the 50 days of the Easter season.

It is fitting that this week is Volunteer Appreciation Week because without our volunteers we would be lost. Your willingness to volunteer in so many different ways has strengthened the mission of our church. Your labor of love is very much appreciated and you are a blessing to this congregation. I sincerely thank you for all of your efforts.

On Wednesday, April 27th our Religious Education students will be going to the Cathedral to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation with Bishop Solis. I ask you to remember our students, their families, and their teachers in your prayers. Lord, look kindly on all candidates for Confirmation as they listen to Your voice. Open their hearts to Your Spirit and bring to fulfillment the good work that You have begun in them.

As you may have noticed, this bulletin covers two weeks. I will be taking some time off for vacation. While I am away there will be communion services during the week and I am grateful to my brother priests for covering the weekend masses and sacramental needs of the parish.

I will return on the weekend of May 7th when we will honor Our Blessed Mother and all mothers living and deceased on Mother’s Day. Mother's Day envelopes are included in your 2022 packets, extras will be available in the church. These special envelopes will be gathered and put on our Church altar for the month of May and those intentions will be included in all of our masses.

St. Martin de Porres, pray for us!
Fr. Dominic

Hermanos hermanas,

La Pascua se trata de regocijo. Realmente fue una escena maravillosa tener la iglesia tan llena y ver a esta hermosa comunidad dando gloria y alabanza a Dios durante nuestras celebraciones del Triduo. Que la alegría de la temporada de Pascua permanezca con nosotros mientras continuamos celebrando los 50 días de la temporada de Pascua.

Es apropiado que esta semana sea la Semana de Agradecimiento a los Voluntarios porque sin nuestros voluntarios estaríamos perdidos. Su voluntad de ser voluntario de tantas maneras diferentes ha fortalecido la misión de nuestra iglesia. Su labor de amor es muy apreciada y usted es una bendición para esta congregación. Les agradezco sinceramente por todos sus esfuerzos.

El miércoles 27 de abril nuestros alumnos de Educación Religiosa irán a la Catedral a celebrar el Sacramento de la Confirmación con el Obispo Solís. Les pido que recuerden a nuestros estudiantes, sus familias y sus maestros en sus oraciones. Señor, mira bondadosamente a todos los candidatos a la Confirmación mientras escuchan Tu voz. Abre sus corazones a Tu Espíritu y lleva a cumplimiento la buena obra que Tú has comenzado en ellos.

Como habrá notado, este boletín cubre dos semanas. Me tomaré un tiempo libre por vacaciones. Mientras estoy fuera habrá servicios de comunión durante la semana y estoy agradecido con mis hermanos sacerdotes por cubrir las misas de fin de semana y las necesidades sacramentales de la parroquia.

Regresaré el fin de semana del 7 de mayo cuando honraremos a Nuestra Santísima Madre y a todas las madres vivas y fallecidas en el Día de la Madre. Los sobres del Día de la Madre están incluidos en sus paquetes de 2022, habrá extras disponibles en la iglesia. Estos sobres especiales se juntarán y colocarán en el altar de nuestra Iglesia durante el mes de mayo y esas intenciones se incluirán en todas nuestras misas.

¡San Martín de Porres, ruega por nosotros!
Padre Dominic

Meet our Pastor

Fr. Dominic Briese, OP

Fr. Dominic Briese, OP

Fr. Dominic Briese, OP was born in Mineola, N.Y. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Utah, he entered the Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology in Berkeley, Calif. On June 1, 1996, he was ordained a priest for the Western Dominican Province by Bishop Carlos Sevilla at St. Dominic's Church in San Francisco. Following ordination, he served for six years as associate pastor, first in Phoenix, then in San Francisco. He then was appointed director of the University of Las Vegas Newman Center before being transferred to a parish in Sacramento, Calif., where he served as pastor. He then was a preacher at St. Albert's Priory in Oakland. In 2012 he came to Utah, where he has served as a chaplain and teacher at Judge Memorial and Juan Diego Catholic high schools. He speaks English and Spanish.