During the Sunday 8 am mass, our devoted parishioners were disrupted by a senseless act of violence. An explosive device was detonated outside the church doors in a steel trashcan. Thanks be to God there were no injuries. Law enforcement responded immediately, asking parishioners to leave campus. Our parishioners, community, and bishops demonstrated their unity. Volunteers worked together to shuttle parishioners home. The firemen provided food and water.
In a show of support, Monsignor Anderson was contacted by the pastor at Calvary Baptist Church which had been bombed earlier that morning. Members of the community joined local clergy for a rally Pioneer Park. Prayers were offered in thanksgiving to God for the safety of the parish communities and a common sense of unity prevailed.
We have received assurances by Governor Martinez and expressions of support by State Senators. Federal, state and local government agencies continue to monitor the campus and are actively investigating the crime. Anyone with information should contact 1-800-CAL-FBI.
At this moment the most important action we can take is to pray and attend mass. We must show that we are united and that our faith is strong. To every believer, our Lord has told us,
FEAR NOT, for I am with you; do not be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you. (Isaiah 41:10).
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