A Holy Family Prayer Service for Leah

A Prayer Service for Leah – If you would like to help Leah and her family, please accept your homework and prayer one of the above at least once a day. This past Saturday we led a prayer service for Leah Garcia. A beautiful twelve-year-old child who is scheduled for surgery next month. About seventy family and friends gathered to pray for Leah and her family. Afterwards, there was sharing and fellowship.  Before everyone left, they were given homework. Each …

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Deacon Couple - Candy and Jay Krueger

And the Journey Continues… Prayers of the Faithful- a Call to Action

Prayers of the Faithful is a call to action. Every Mass has something in common, while the readings might be different, the homily as well, the music and musicians change, there is one common thread, the prayers of the faithful, also called Universal Prayer. These prayers call our community to action, to remind those present of the needs of our universal church.  These prayers remind all to pray for our Holy Father, Francis, for the peoples of the world, all …

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And the Journey Continues…in Support of Transitional Deacons

August 12, 2017 – from our Deacon Couple: (Visit here to read all of Deacon Jay and Candy’s blogs) Today was our first day back at the Cathedral since ordination.  We were here to support those being ordained as Transitional Deacons (TDs). Some of the Permanent Deacons (PDs) present, including Deacon Jay, assisted as ministers of the cup for communion. The Mass was led by Bishop Joseph Brennan. We were informed that this was the first time that the PDs …

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Now a Deacon Couple – Watch Jay’s Ordination!

June 10, 2017 Ordination & Deacon Couple On Saturday morning, June 10th Jay along with eighteen of his classmates were ordained Permanent Deacons for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and he has been assigned to Holy Family Parish, South Pasadena. The ordination Mass can be viewed at this link http://www.olacathedral.org/live/ . The past week of Dcn. Jay & Candy’s life has been amazing. From the rehearsal at the Cathedral and the dinner that followed at the hotel, to the day …

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Diaconate Journey Continues…Ordination June 10th- Thank you Holy Family!

Thank you, members of Holy Family Church, for lifting up our spirits, for your gracious and heart filled support, prayers and enthusiasm. This journey would not have been possible without the support and prayers, each prayer has given us strength, and every kind word had lifted our spirits and fortified our resolution. We continue to pray for vocations and that the Holy Spirit will continue to grace our community with the spirit of service, to call others to think and discern about the Permanent Diaconate, to open hearts, minds and spirits to the possibilities.

Diaconate Journey …. Changes Lives

On May 20, 2017 we met at Alemany High School. Our next class will be May 27th at Alemany High School. (Please click here to read all of our experiences of the bi-monthly  Deacon formation classes) The class today involved discussions on what impact ordination would have on us as a couple and a family as well as changes in our lives that we have experienced over the past five years of formation.  We also wrote letters to each other sharing what …

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Diaconate Journey Continues…. May 6th – 34 more days until ordination

Hi, Below is our latest blog … May 6, 2017 we continue our diaconate journey…Today we had a speaker, Sr. Mary Dominic, from the Metropolitan Marriage Tribunal with the focus being on annulments. (Please click here to read all of our experiences of the bi-monthly  Deacon formation classes) One of the focus areas of an annulment is the baptismal state of the individuals. This area is also of interest for those going through R.C.I.A. In order for a baptism from another faith to …

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Diaconate Journey – Jay and Candy Retreat

April 27th through May 3rd we continued our diaconate journey… Below is a summary of our retreat. We greatly appreciate your prayers.  Please know that you were in our prayers as well. (Please click here to read all of our experiences of the bi-monthly  Deacon formation classes) On April 27, 2017 we met at the Mary & Joseph retreat center prior to ordination. Our next class will be May 6th at Alemany High School. There are only four formation classes prior to …

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Diaconate Journey Continues… April 22, 2017

Please remember our class in your prayers as we attend our preordination retreat at the Mary & Joseph Retreat Center Thursday, April 27th through May 3rd.   Diaconate Journey…The Deacon at Mass – Holy Family Church  (Please click here to read all of our experiences of the bi-monthly  Deacon formation classes) April 22, 2017 we continue our diaconate journey… we met at St. Louis of France for our last all group day. On Thursday, April 27, we begin our week long retreat …

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Diaconate Journey Continues… Deacon at the Altar

April 9, 2017 we continue our diaconate journey…  Today Jay did his “Deacon at the Altar” practicum with Candy assisting. He was also the presider for a classmates’ “Deacon at the Altar” practicum. On Sunday, April 10th, Jay was an Acolyte with Fr. Marlon at 6:30a Mass. One of our classmates also did their practicum for Sunday Celebration without A Priest for Palm Sunday. (Please click here to read all of our experiences of the bi-monthly  Deacon formation classes)  It was a strange …

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