Keep the fire of faith alive in your heart. The following articles and reflections are written by fellow ACTS brothers and sisters to help you nourish that flame that you received on your retreat. If you would like to contribute to our blog, please submit your article for approval.

Reflection: Saints and Sacraments

One of the many gifts our Lord Jesus has given to his Church are the Sacraments and Saints. The Sacraments bring us closer to God and they allow us to experience God’s love and unites us with him. The Saints remind us and help us to live a holy and meaningful life. It is through […]

Staying Connected as Catholics and Practicing our Faith During COVID

Tri-Parish ACTS Community, My name is Joseph Montoya and I am a member of the Tri-Parish ACTS Core Team.  We are a twelve member team responsible for administering ACTS retreats and supporting ACTS teams, the Tri-Parish ACTS community, and our parishes.  Our community is dealing with one of the most difficult periods in recent history and […]

Taquiza Raffle

Let us cater your next party! YOU BRING THE GUESTS, WE BRING THE REST! Buy a $5.00 raffle ticket and have opportunity to win a “Taquiza” for 50 persons.  Tickets will be sold after Mass and at the Ministry Fair beginning October 7.  All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the ACTS Retreat.  For more information […]

Join us at Send-Off, Candlelight & Return Mass

Dear ACTS Community, It is time to come together once again in support of our beloved sisters who will be serving on this week’s Woman’s ACTS Retreat  (May 4-6, 2018) and to show our soon-to-be sisters attending the retreat that we are a loving community.  Please keep them in your prayers and also join us at the […]

How Living a Life of Chastity Brought Me Closer to God

Written by Andy Aguirre

At the age of 21, I had one goal in life and that was to meet or “hook up” with as many girls as possible, with the sole purpose of trying to sleep with them. All the money that I made from my minimum wage job went towards weekend dates. I had a nice haircut, […]

A Reflection on Matthew 25

Written by Andy Aguirre

I would like to share with you an experience I had a couple days ago. I stop at gas station and as soon as I started to pump gas a homeless man approach me and ask for spare change. I said sorry I don’t have change. I could have easily gone inside the food mart and bought him some food, but I didn’t. When I exited the freeway there was a man with a sign that read: “I am Hungry – Please help”. I could have easily given him my tuna sandwich, but I didn’t. It was inconvenient for me, to give up my money and my lunch. Later that same day my conscience got to me and I realize what I was doing was selfish and wrong and I remembered what Jesus said in the Gospel of Matthew:

Mother Teresa and the Pursuit of Holiness

Written by Ricky Jones

A person like Mother Teresa sets an awe-inspiring example of what holiness is in our modern world. To care for the sick, to feed the hungry, to help the poor, and to comfort those who are suffering are all actions to which we are called. It’s not to say that we must all become nuns or monks, but we most certainly must make a serious effort to live out the Gospel, to bring to life the words and teachings of Jesus Christ. It might not be popular amongst our peers and our society might tell us otherwise, but deep inside of each one of us there lies a yearning for good and a longing for God.

The Life-Changing Power of God’s Mercy

Written by Ricky Jones

Understanding how God’s mercy can change your life is essential in your walk of faith. Pope Francis has made that abundantly clear in this Year of Mercy. But many times we’re perplexed and wonder how does mercy really work? Well, I’ve put together the perfect talk for you in which I explain it all.

Summer Time and Attire for Mass

Written by Andy Aguirre

Summer time is one of my favorite times of the year; I enjoy doing outdoor activities, like going to the beach, going hiking and playing soccer at the park.  I wear a t-shirt and shorts to those activities; I dress comfortable for the occasion. However, I understand that wearing shorts and flip flops are not […]

What is Divine Mercy?

Written by Jenn Greene

Posted by Jenn Greene, Saint Joseph Communications What is Divine Mercy? It is God’s compassionate treatment toward sinners. He yearns to be with each one of us in this life, and then forever in the next. His Divine Mercy is a gift that He gives us to do just that. Divine Mercy is a pardoning […]