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December 8th 2019 Here’s your opportunity help the 2020 Santacruzan candidates and your parish. Take a picture with Santa Claus, purchase some Menudo, Churros, Tamales or Christmas cookies. Food sale start at 6:30AM with Santa at 10: 00AM Pets are welcome….. See you there. View flyer


1ro de diciembre 2019 Este es su oportunidad de ayudar a las candidatas de Santacruzan 2020 y a su parroquia. Tome una foto con Papá Noel, compre Menudo, Churros, Tamales o galletas de Navidad. Las ventas de alimentos comienzan a las 6:30 a.m. con Santa a las 10:00 a.m. Las mascotas son bienvenidas ... .. Nos vemos allí. Ver el bolante en Inglés AQUÍ.

December 8th 2019 Please come out and support the Saints Peter & Paul Church Semi Annual GARAGE SALE. 100% of the proceeds to benefit any & all church expenses. Be kind and only donate items that are in working condition and can be reused by fellow parishioners. Drop off date is Saturday, December 7, 2019 starting at 1:00 pm. /

Venga y apoye la VENTA DE GARAJE semestral de la Iglesia de San Pedro y San Pablo. El 100% de los ingresos beneficiará a todos los gastos de la iglesia. Sean amables y solo donen artículos que estén en buenas condiciones y que puedan ser reutilizados por otros feligreses. La fecha de entrega es el sábado 7 de diciembre de 2019 a partir de la 1:00 p.m.

*Immaculate Conception NOT A HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION THIS YEAR Saturday, Dec 7th Mass 7:30 pm Low Mass (Latin Tridentine) More info HERE. Monday, Dec 9th Masses 6:45 am Spanish 8:00 am English 7:00 pm Our Lady of Guadalupe Triduum Mass (Spanish) /

*Inmaculada Concepción NO ES UN DÍA SANTO DE OBLIGACIÓN ESTE AÑO Sábado, 7 de diciembre 7:30 pm Misa solemne (Tridentino latino) Lunes, 9 de diciembre 6:45 am español 8:00 am Inglés 7:00 pm Misa del Triduo de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Español)

9, 10, 11 y 12 de diciembre 2019 Nuestra Gran Celebraión GUADALUPANA 2019 comienza el lunes, 9 de diciembre on la santa Misa a las 7PM. Mas información AQUI.


December 14th 2019 Lessons and Carols at 7:00PM The Festival of Lessons and Carols is a service of Scripture and song that dates to the late 19th century. In this service, we listen to nine Scripture lessons which recount the Fall, the Promise of a Messiah, and the Incarnation. Each lesson is followed by a carol or other song that reflects on the lesson's message and a brief prayer. /

Lecciones y villancicos 14 de diciembre de 2019, sábado a las 7:00 pm El Festival de Lecciones y Villancicos es un servicio de Escritura y canción que data de finales del siglo XIX. /

14 de diciembre de 2019, sábado a las 7:00 pm El Festival de Lecciones y Villancicos es un servicio de Escritura y canción que data de finales del siglo XIX. En este servicio, escuchamos nueve lecciones de las Escrituras que relatan la Caída, la Promesa de un Mesías y la Encarnación. A cada lección le sigue un villancico u otra canción que refleja el mensaje de la lección y una breve oración. Puede cantar los villancicos junto con el coro. Con obras de Victoria, Darke, Guerrero y más. Para apreciar completamente el evento, se recomienda llegar 15 minutos antes. Con: San Pedro y San Pablo Schola Cantorum y el Coro de Mary Star of the Sea High School, dirigido por el Padre Jacob Hsieh, O.Praem.

December 25th 2019 The Merry Christmas schedule HERE. /

El horario de Navidad AQUI.

January 13th 2020 INFORMATION MEETING for Quinceañeras or Sweet 16 are held at 6:30 pm and WEDDING INFORMATION are held at 7:00 pm in parish hall. /

NOCHE DE INFORMACIÓN para Quinceañeras o 16 años se llevará a cabo a las 6:30 pm y la NOCHE DE ORIENTACIÓN para bodas será a las 7:00 pm



Have you ever wondered what to or what not to do at Mass? /

¿Se ha preguntado que o que no hacer durante la misa? 

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2nd Sunday of Advent (December 8th 2019)

  In this week's Gospel Reading and next week's, our Advent preparation for Christmas invites us to consider John the Baptist and his relationship to Jesus. In this week's Gospel, Matthew describes the work and preaching of John the Baptist.

  John the Baptist appears in the tradition of the great prophets of Israel, preaching repentance and reform to the people of Israel. In fact, the description of John found in this reading is reminiscent of the description of the prophet Elijah (2 Kings 1:8). In this reading, John directs a particularly pointed call to repentance to the Pharisees and Sadducees, parties within the Jewish community of the first century.

  John marks the conversion of those who seek him out with a baptism of repentance. Other groups in this period are thought to have practiced ritual washings for similar purposes, and John's baptism may have been related to the practices of the Essenes, a Jewish sect of the first century. John's baptism can be understood as an anticipation of Christian baptism. In this passage, John himself alludes to the difference between his baptism and the one yet to come: “I am baptizing you with water, for repentance . . . He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” (Matthew 3:11).

  In this reading, John makes very clear that his relationship to the Messiah yet to come (Jesus) is one of service and subservience: “. . . the one who is coming after me is mightier than I. I am not worthy to carry his sandals” (Matthew 3:11). In the context of Matthew's Gospel, today's passage is followed by Jesus' baptism by John, an event that is attested to in all four of the Gospels and appears to have been the start of Jesus' public ministry.

  John's preaching of the coming of the Lord is a key theme of the Advent season. As John's message prepared the way for Jesus in the first century, we, too, are called to prepare ourselves for Jesus' coming. We respond to John's message by our repentance and reform of our lives. We are also called to be prophets of Christ, who announce by our lives, as John did, the coming of the Lord.

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Prayer to Saints Peter and Paul / Oración a San Pedro y San Pablo

Father in heaven, the light of Your revelation brought Peter and Paul the gift of faith in Jesus Your Son. Through their prayers may we always give thanks for Your life given us in Christ Jesus and for having been enriched by Him in all knowledge and love. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of    the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Señor, Dios nuestro, tú que entregaste a la Iglesia las primicias de tu obra de salvación, mediante el ministerio apostólico de San Pedro y  San Pablo, concédenos, por su intercesión y sus méritos, los auxilios necesarios   para nuestra salvación. Por nuestro Señor Jesucristo, tu Hijo, que vive y reina contigo en la unidad del Espíritu Santo y es Dios por los siglos de los siglos. Amén 

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Independent Compensation Program for Victim-Survivors of Abuse by Diocesan Clergy (ICP)

As part of our long-standing commitment to provide pastoral care and to support the healing process for victim-survivors, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, along with five other dioceses in California, is participating in the Independent Compensation Program for Victim-Survivors of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Priests (ICP). The ICP is administered independently of the Church by Kenneth Feinberg and Camille Biros, widely recognized as premier dispute resolution administrators in the country. The program is accepting registrations from any person who has been sexually abused as a minor by diocesan priests of the participating dioceses, no matter when that abuse might have occurred. Funding for the program in our Archdiocese will come from self-insured reserves, monies set aside for this purpose. We pray that this new program might provide another avenue toward healing and hope. For more information on the ICP, please visit

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Programa de indemnización independiente para víctimas-sobrevivientes del abuso sexual por sacerdotes diocesanos (ICP)

Como parte de nuestro compromiso de proporcionar atención pastoral y apoyar el proceso de sanación para las víctimas-sobrevivientes, la Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles junto con otras cinco diócesis en California, están participando en el Programa de Indemnización Independiente para Víctimas-Sobrevivientes de Abuso Sexual de Menores por Sacerdotes Diocesanos (ICP, en inglés). El ICP es administrado independientemente de la Iglesia por Kenneth Feinberg y Camille Biros, dos expertos en administración de reclamos reconocidos a nivel nacional. El programa está aceptando inscripciones de cualquier persona que, como menor de edad, haya sido abusada sexualmente por sacerdotes diocesanos de las diócesis participantes, sin importar la fecha de cuando ocurrió el abuso. Los fondos para el programa en nuestra Arquidiócesis vendrán de reservas de seguro designadas para este propósito. Oramos para que este nuevo programa pueda proporcionar otra vía hacia la sanación y la esperanza. Para obtener más información sobre el ICP, por favor visite

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Saint Peter’s Catholic Church was founded in the small town of Wilmington, California in 1865 by Bishop Thaddeus Amat, C.M., Bishop of the Diocese of Monterey-Los Angeles. It was the twentieth year of the reign of Blessed Pope Pius IX.    That year also saw the end of the    Civil War and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

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