OUR LADY STAR OF THE SEA CHURCH
Through God's grace: may we live gratitude, proclaim his word,
love one another and be a voice of hope!
Happy birthday to all parishioners that were born in the month of June!
Every day is a great day to celebrate God's work. Special happy birthday wishes to all staff, volunteers and parishioners that celebrate their birthdays this month. May God continue to shower you with the many blessings you deserve!
A NOTE FROM FR. ROB SULLIVAN
Dear Parish Community of Our Lady Star of the Sea,
“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Rom 1: 7). My official name is Robert Sullivan, but I am commonly known as Fr. Rob or Fr. Robby. A native of the Diocese of Monterey, I was born here in Santa Cruz and grew up in Watsonville. I am from Irish and Mexican descent, and I am the youngest of four children. From my parents and siblings, I learned the value of faith and the development of a relationship with God, which laid the foundation for my vocation.
Following graduation from the University of Notre Dame in 2004, I joined the Congregation of Holy Cross, a religious community dedicated to being educators in the faith. However, after discerning that I was not called to religious life, I returned to Watsonville, and two years later, became a seminarian in our diocese. I completed my education at Mount Angel Seminary in Oregon, and became a priest on November 30, 2013.
My first assignment was parochial vicar at Sacred Heart & St. Benedict Parish in Hollister, where I served four years. Then, I moved to Salinas to serve as parochial vicar of Sacred Heart Parish, where I spent this past year. And now, I am looking forward to serving and becoming a part of this community at Our Lady Star of the Sea. I am passionate about the ministry of priesthood in general, and my greatest passions are preaching, youth, and RCIA. I also enjoy reading, hiking, and watching movies. May God bless you, now and always.
Fr. Rob Sullivan
Memorial of Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
That night the LORD spoke to Nathan and said:
"Go, tell my servant David, 'Thus says the LORD:
Should you build me a house to dwell in?
I have not dwelt in a house
from the day on which I led the children of Israel 319
out of Egypt to the present,
but I have been going about in a tent under cloth.
In all my wanderings everywhere among the children of Israel,
did I ever utter a word to any one of the judges
whom I charged to tend my people Israel, to ask:
Why have you not built me a house of cedar?'
"Now then, speak thus to my servant David,
'The LORD of hosts has this to say:
It was I who took you from the pasture
and from the care of the flock
to be commander of my people Israel.
I have been with you wherever you went,
and I have destroyed all your enemies before you.
And I will make you famous like the great ones of the earth.
I will fix a place for my people Israel;
I will plant them so that they may dwell in their place
without further disturbance.
Neither shall the wicked continue to afflict them as they did of old,
since the time I first appointed judges over my people Israel.
I will give you rest from all your enemies.
The LORD also reveals to you that he will establish a house for you.
And when your time comes and you rest with your ancestors,
I will raise up your heir after you, sprung from your loins,
and I will make his Kingdom firm.
It is he who shall build a house for my name.
And I will make his royal throne firm forever.
I will be a father to him,
and he shall be a son to me.
And if he does wrong,
I will correct him with the rod of men
and with human chastisements;
but I will not withdraw my favor from him
as I withdrew it from your predecessor Saul,
whom I removed from my presence.
Your house and your kingdom shall endure forever before me;
your throne shall stand firm forever.'"
Nathan reported all these words and this entire vision to David.
~2 SM 7:4-17