Father Cargo's Corner - Father Jason Cargo

Father Cargo's Corner - Father Jason Cargo

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Feliz cumpleaños que tenga un hermoso y bendecido día
Praying for you Fr Jason!
I love our parish. Praying for our priests and and all our ministries and ministers,
How’s the church after the storm?
Father Jason, You are such an amazing person and I am so blessed to have you in our lives. You have truly impacted so many of us with your kind words yesterday and I want to thank you for that. My dad loved you so much and we were so grateful to have you with us to shine light in our time of sorrow. ~Stoecklein Family
Dejalo Nacer/
Here is a different Christmas song, Nice. Be still and listen.
So today is the Memorial of the Most Holy Name of Jesus. So what does that mean to us Catholics. It's a reminder of the importance of the Name of Jesus and leads to the Epiphany. There are so many different points of the Mass or even being in the Sanctuary or the Chapel that we should bow the head or bend the knee. Interesting how many Catholics do not follow this sacred tradition and do not even bow during the Creed said each Sunday at the point where ...For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, (At the words that follow up to and including ‘and became man’, all bow.) and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin. Have Catholics forgotten so much of our Faith that Glorifies God? Parents and Grandparents need to pass these to the Children. We do them an injustice when we neglect to pass down our teachings and traditions. Check out this to learn more:
Thank you Father Cargo for the blessing of our pets today on the feast of St Francis of Assisi. ♥️ I have a couple pictures if you’d like me to share with you. San Juan Diego thanks you too! 🐶
Very disappointed with the way Father Micheal treated my wife, and you want us trust God, Could not speak with her after she set up an appointment but took her donation, But we need to trust God, so what are your teachings, this is not what I was taught as a child!
Father Jason I’d just like to share this very powerful homily from the rector of the Cathedral in Phoenix.
Happy Ordination Anniversary Fr. Jason! We are blessed by your service!

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Holy Mass for Monday, April 27

Holy Mass for Monday, April 27
Celebrant: Fr. Jason Cargo
Intention: Barnabas Osong's Birthday

Celebrant: Fr. Jason Cargo Intention: Barnabas Osong’s birthday

[04/27/20]   Jesus answered them and said, “Amen, amen, I say to you, you are looking for me not because you saw signs but because you ate the loaves and were filled.
Do not work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you.

If you give freebies, people will come. This is the case now and was the case during the time of Jesus. People like free stuff and especially free food. So Jesus fed the five thousand and many of those searched for him so that they could get more freebies.

Today’s Gospel has Jesus confront their attitude. He declares that the food of eternal life is way more important than food of this world. We are to be focused on that. This begins one of his masterful teachings about the Holy Eucharist. In the following days, we will get to that, but for now let’s look at the teaching Jesus has for us today.

Are there times where we think of Jesus or his Church simply from earthly means? Here are some examples that I see. I need a church to get married in and I’m going to shop around to see which one is most beautiful and can give me the best deal. Which church has the least amount of requirements so that I can baptize my child? I expect my church to make sure that I have a parking spot and my favorite place in the pew open. We don’t have pizza at the pot luck. Shouldn’t the Church provide for pizza. The pastor/priest should return my phone answer my phone call immediately because my question about 1st Communion is so important, I had to call the priest emergency line. Those might seem ridiculous but they are very much true in many ways.

Here are some that are more subtle. Jesus, I will follow you so you can bless me with a better life. (Better job, more things, friends, and money).

I’m sure Jesus has heard it all. He wants for us to focus on that which is most important. Eternal life with him. How can I live my life right now focused on the goodness of Jesus and on his plan for me? How can I focus on serving him and his church rather than receiving something from him.? How can I grow my love for Jesus in the Eucharist? How can I grow my love for Jesus?

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[04/26/20]   From the Office of Readings today. He wrote this around 155 AD.

From the first apology in defense of the Christians by Saint Justin, martyr
(Cap. 66-67: PB 6, 427-431)

The celebration of the eucharist

No one may share the eucharist with us unless he believes that what we teach is true, unless he is washed in the regenerating waters of baptism for the remission of his sins, and unless he lives in accordance with the principles given us by Christ.

We do not consume the eucharistic bread and wine as if it were ordinary food and drink, for we have been taught that as Jesus Christ our Savior became a man of flesh and blood by the power of the Word of God, so also the food that our flesh and blood assimilates for its nourishment becomes the flesh and blood of the incarnate Jesus by the power of his own words contained in the prayer of thanksgiving.

The apostles, in their recollections, which are called gospels, handed down to us what Jesus commanded them to do. They tell us that he took bread, gave thanks and said: Do this in memory of me. This is my body. In the same way he took the cup, he gave thanks and said: This is my blood. The Lord gave this command to them alone. Ever since then we have constantly reminded one another of these things. The rich among us help the poor and we are always united. For all that we receive we praise the Creator of the universe through his Son Jesus Christ and through the Holy Spirit.

On Sunday we have a common assembly of all our members, whether they live in the city or the outlying districts. The recollections of the apostles or the writings of the prophets are read, as long as there is time. When the reader has finished, the president of the assembly speaks to us; he urges everyone to imitate the examples of virtue we have heard in the readings. Then we all stand up together and pray.

On the conclusion of our prayer, bread and wine and water are brought forward. The president offers prayers and gives thanks to the best of his ability, and the people give assent by saying, “Amen.” The eucharist is distributed, everyone present communicates, and the deacons take it to those who are absent.

The wealthy, if they wish, may make a contribution, and they themselves decide the amount. The collection is placed in the custody of the president, who uses it to help the orphans and widows and all who for any reason are in distress, whether because they are sick, in prison, or away from home. In a word, he takes care of all who are in need.

We hold our common assembly on Sunday because it is the first day of the week, the day on which God put darkness and chaos to flight and created the world, and because on that same day our savior Jesus Christ rose from the dead. For he was crucified on Friday and on Sunday he appeared to his apostles and disciples and taught them the things that we have passed on for your consideration.

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Holy Mass for Third Sunday of Easter (4/26)

Holy Mass for 3rd Sunday of Easter (4/26)
Celebrant: Fr. Jason Cargo
Intention: St. Joseph Community

Celebrant: Fr. Jason Cargo Intention: St. Joseph Community

Trumpeting the Feast of St Mark

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Holy Mass for feast of St Mark (Saturday, April 25)

Holy Mass for Feast of St. Mark (Sat., April 25)
Celebrant: Fr. Jason Cargo
Intention: + Bernard Cardinal F. Law

Celebrant: Fr. Jason Cargo Intention: + Cardinal Bernard F. Law

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Holy Mass for Friday, April 24

Holy Mass for Friday, April 24
Celebrant: Fr. Jason Cargo
Intention: + Dominic Roam Le

Celebrant: Fr. Jason Cargo Intention: + Dominic Roam Le

[04/24/20]   “Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat down with his disciples.”

The mountain was the ancient place of prayer. Jesus went their to commune with his Father and many times he brought his disciples with him to pray with him.

Why do we pray? This is a great question that we should ask. Do we pray simply to ask for something or is our prayer built on something more important?

Ultimately, as we grow in our Christian Faith, our prayer will be a place where we enter into relationship with God and the Saints. Prayer is going to the mountain to know that God loves us, to hear his voice, and to enjoy being with him. There we praise him and tell him that we love him.

In Today’s Gospel, Jesus invites others to experience his prayer. The men whom he had chosen and who had become like family to him. For us, we have an opportunity to do the same with our own families. I want us to think about our own family prayer. Do we invite those closest to us to the mountain? What prayer activities could we do together as a family? How can we help each other to grow in our relationship with God and his Saints?

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Holy Mass for Thursday, April 23

Holy Mass for Thursday, April 23
Celebrant: Fr. Jason Cargo
Intention: + Phero Pham

Celebrant: Fr. Jason Cargo Intention: + Phero Pham

[04/23/20]   “The high priest questioned them,‘We gave you strict orders did we not, to stop teaching in that name. Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and want to bring this man’s blood upon us.’
But Peter and the Apostles said in reply, ‘We must obey God rather than men.’

From one perspective, I am inspired by Peter and the Apostles. They were willing to put their faith as most important in their lives even to the point of defying the authorities of the time. And so they continued to proclaim the Resurrection of Jesus Christ crucified. Many saints have followed their footsteps. St Catherine of Sienna spoke strong words to the Pope telling him that he had to move back to Rome. St. Thomas More refused to give up on an even the smallest aspect of his faith even when the king told him he would lose everything including his life.

These stories inspire me to go beyond my comfort zone and to speak the truth of Jesus even when their may be a cost. I must obey God and not man. But, it’s also not so easy.

How do we know that we are obeying God? It’s easy to know if we obey man. We know if we follow man’s laws, or subjugate ourselves to win someone’s favor, or even if we put ourselves before others. Ok, we know this. But how do we know if we are obeying God?

God reveals himself in scripture and in tradition and he speaks to us in our conscience. All three of these fonts are important to take into high consideration, but the thing that should connect all of these together is the magisterium of the church. The magisterium is the teaching authority of the church. It contains the truths of scripture and tradition applied to the situations of our current age. Our consciences should be formed by this.

The difficulty in this Twitter age is that many will speak of following God with strong rhetoric but how do we know that they are truly obeying God and not just some whimsical fancy? Ultimately, we don’t unless the idea is checked through the truths of the magisterium.

What’s an example? There are many in social media who are clamoring that we should open our economies back up and open our churches now and that the government enforced closure of churches is against our religious rights. These people might even laud pastors who defiantly keep their churches open in the middle of the pandemic. They might say that they are obeying God and not man. But are these pastors doing so? Is their desire to open a church come from God, or is it something that comes from fear, or from some desire for attention, or from some sense of self-importance? Does it come from a desire to go back to normalcy or from some other place other than God? How do we know? Ultimately, we don’t know for sure unless it is checked by the teaching authority of the Church, something that is objective across the ages that comes directly from the revelation of Jesus through scripture and tradition.

So who are we obeying God or man? Let’s look to our prayer and to the magisterium of the Church for the answers.

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Holy Mass for Wednesday, April 22

Holy Mass for Wednesday, April 22
Celebrant: Fr. Jason Cargo
Intention: + Tony Pascarelli

Celebrant: Fr. Jason Cargo Intention: + Tony Pascarelli

[04/22/20]   “God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.”

John 3:16 is one of the most recognizable verses in the Bible. It’s used as a summary of the Christian Faith. It’s about God’s love, his Son, belief, and eternal life. Today, However, I would like to briefly look at John 3:17.

God’s movement in becoming the word made flesh isn’t about condemnation but about salvation. Sometimes, Christians act like God is this dictator that we need to please. They are constantly worried about judgment and needing to do this or that thing right. Certainly, there will be a last judgment but it will be one where we will see our actions according to God’s love. In that light, we will feel the pain and the joys of when we said no or yes to love. This is radically different than feeling the wrath of an angered dictator.

Christians first believe that Christ’s love for us compels Christ toward his mission to save us. Our response to his love is love. This will bring us salvation. Those who choose to reject God’s love as Jesus says in another part of John’s Gospel is like someone rejecting the light. God and love become painful for that person. The joy of the Gospel becomes something that irritates and not attracts and at their judgement at the need of their life when surrounded by God’s love, they will condemn themselves to the place of darkness.

For you and me, we choose the light of Christ’s love. This will bring us salvation and this is the good news we proclaim.

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Governor Cuomo and God’s Noncompetitive Transcendence - Word on Fire

God’s role in curing us from the pandemic.

wordonfire.org A basic intellectual confusion undergirds a recent assertion by Governor Andrew Cuomo, one that, I fear, is shared even by many believers.

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Holy Mass for Tuesday, April 21

Holy Mass for Tuesday, April 21
Celebrant: Fr. Jason Cargo
Intention: Apollo Rinon

Celebrant: Fr. Jason Cargo Intention: Apollo Rinon

[04/21/20]   Jesus said to Nicodemus:
“‘You must be born from above.’ The wind blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

One of the gifts of the sacrament of baptism is the Holy Spirit. When we receive baptism, we become temples of the Holy Spirit. Jesus then likens this Holy Spirit to the wind. We may hear the wind but we don’t know where it comes from or we it goes. The fruits of the Holy Spirit can be detected likewise in a person, even though we might wonder how the Holy Spirit is present.

I think of the Holy Spirit as the person that empowers me to do amazing things for others and for God’s kingdom. It’s the voice that inspires a nurse who volunteers to go serve in New York to help others. It’s the voice that tells a mailman to reach out to those on his route. It’s the voice that motivates each of us to do what God wants us to do.

You see, the Holy Spirit is the voice of conscience. It’s in that place where we will hear him and where we respond. Come Holy Spirit, enkindle in us the fire of divine love!

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Holy Mass for Monday, April 20

Holy Mass for Monday, April 20
Celebrant: Fr. Jason Cargo
Intention: +Joseph Suong Van Nguyen

Celebrant: Fr. Jason Cargo Intention: +Joseph Suong Van Nguyen

[04/20/20]   Jesus answered and said to him, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless one is born from above, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.”

We all want to see the kingdom of God. Here on earth and certainly one day in heaven. This should be the priority in our life. Jesus says that we need to be born from above. What does this mean? Ordinarily, we are born from above when we received our baptism. Jesus commissioned his disciples to go out and baptize. Baptism is the way that Jesus established for the graces of his death and resurrection into enter into our lives. For this reason, we should celebrate this day. We celebrate our physical birthday; should we not celebrate our spiritual birthday?

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Holy Mass for Divine Mercy Sunday (4/19)

Holy Mass for Divine Mercy Sunday (4/19)
Celebrant: Fr. Jason Cargo
Intention: +Eileen Frazier

Celebrant: Fr. Jason Cargo Intention: + Eileen Frazier

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To be Catholic is to be Pro-Life.

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Holy Mass for Easter Saturday (4/18)

Holy Mass for Easter Saturday (4/18)
Celebrant: Fr. Jason Cargo
Intention: + Mary Trinh Nguyen

Celebrant: Fr. Jason Cargo Intention: + Mary Trinh Nguyen

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Holy Mass for Easter Friday

Mass for Easter Friday
Celebrant: Fr. Jason Cargo
Intention: Courtney Ezema on her Birthday

Celebrant: Fr. Jason Cargo Intention: Courtney Ezema on her birthday

[04/17/20]   Jesus said to them, “Come, have breakfast.” And none of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?” because they realized it was the Lord. Jesus came over and took the bread and gave it to them, and in like manner the fish.

When Jesus appeared to his disciples in Galilee, he had a meal with them. “ Come have breakfast,” he said as they came ashore looking at the bread and fish roasting. Why did he have breakfast? There are many reasons but I want to focus on one important reason. Having a meal with others is a sacred event.

Jesus brings this band of brothers together to have a meal. At a meal, people share ideas, thoughts, inspiration, prayer, space, drink, and food. To put another way: Meals nourish us spiritually, intellectually, physically, and relationally. Jesus knows this and that’s why he had his disciples sit down for a sacred breakfast.

One thing that sheltering in place has caused families is to slow down and have these sacred meals again. Before covid-19, meals were on the go and were rushed. Half the family would be present and the other half was focusing on tv, phones, or what they need to do next. Now, sacred meals are the highlights of family’s days. The opportunity to sit down and enjoy a meal together as a family is greater now, then ever before.

So take this time to be like Jesus and prepare meals together. Pray as part of your meal experience, laugh, and share your lives. This time is Sacred time.

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