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Pastor's Message

Brothers & Sisters,

As some may know, our industrial freezer in the Parish Hall kitchen has broken beyond repair. Thanks to your generous support of our parish we have been able to purchase a new Restaurant Quality Industrial Freezer without incurring further debt for the parish. Our kitchen is used for a wide variety of events for our parish as well as rental events in the Parish Hall.

Speaking of food, our Hispanic Community will be using the kitchen on Sunday, July 31 making “Tostadas de Tinga” and selling them after our 9:00 am, 11:00 am, and 12:30 pm masses. More details will be forthcoming but, for now, please come down and enjoy coffee and donuts this weekend as we anticipate what's cooking in our kitchen!

While we are all enjoying the summer sun, it's time to start thinking about "Back to School"! Registration for our parish’s Religious Education will take place on the weekends of August 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 with Classes beginning September 25, one week after Catechetical Sunday. If you are interested in being a volunteer catechist or helper, please leave your name at the registration desk.

If you or someone you know is thinking about becoming Catholic or has not received all of their Sacraments, we are preparing a new group to begin the process of RICA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Please call Deacon Joaquin and leave your name and number if you are interested.

Some good news for our parish family to celebrate, in the past 12 months we have celebrated 48 baptisms, 12 First Holy Communions 65 Children and Young Adult Confirmations, and 17 Quinceaneras. Thanks to all those who helped make this possible, congratulations to all those who participated in these events and we look forward to many more celebrations to come.

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

Hermanos hermanas,

Como algunos sabrán, nuestro congelador industrial en la cocina del Salón Parroquial se ha estropeado sin posibilidad de reparación. Gracias a su generoso apoyo a nuestra parroquia, hemos podido comprar un nuevo congelador industrial de calidad para restaurante sin incurrir en más deudas para la parroquia. Nuestra cocina se utiliza para una amplia variedad de eventos de nuestra parroquia, así como para eventos de alquiler en el Salón Parroquial.

Hablando de comida, nuestra comunidad hispana estará usando la cocina el domingo 31 de julio haciendo “Tostadas de Tinga” y vendiéndolas después de nuestras misas de 9:00 am, 11:00 am y 12:30 pm. Próximamente se darán más detalles pero, por ahora, ven y disfruta de un café y donas este fin de semana mientras anticipamos lo que se está cocinando en nuestra cocina.

Mientras todos disfrutamos del sol de verano, ¡es hora de comenzar a pensar en "Regreso a la escuela"! La inscripción para la Educación Religiosa de nuestra parroquia se llevará a cabo los fines de semana del 13 al 14, 20 al 21, 27 al 28 de agosto y las clases comenzarán el 25 de septiembre, una semana después del Domingo Catequético. Si está interesado en ser catequista o ayudante voluntario, deje su nombre en el mostrador de registro.

Si usted o alguien que conoce está pensando en convertirse en católico o no ha recibido todos sus Sacramentos, estamos preparando un nuevo grupo para comenzar el proceso de RICA, el Rito de Iniciación Cristiana de Adultos. Por favor llame al Diácono Joaquín y deje su nombre y número si está interesado.

Algunas buenas noticias para que nuestra familia parroquial celebre, en los últimos 12 meses hemos celebrado 48 bautizos, 12 Primeras Comuniones, 65 Confirmaciones de Niños y Adultos Jóvenes, y 17 Quinceañeras. Gracias a todos los que ayudaron a hacer esto posible, felicitaciones a todos los que participaron en estos eventos y esperamos muchas más celebraciones por venir.

¡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.