Welcome to St. Sebastian Church

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened and I will give you rest”
-Gospel of St. Matthew 11:28

We, the parish community of St. Sebastian, for over 100 years have celebrated out common faith and ethnic diversity and have lived the Gospel in Woodside. United in the Holy Spirit, in prayer, and nourished by the Eucharist, we server others as we foster the love and truth which Jesus Christ teaches. Building on what has gone before, through Word and Sacrament, we are committed to Evangelization, Stewardship, and Welcome.  In the spirit of Jesus, we seek to put our love into action as we challenge others to join us on our journey of faith.

Words of Faith

  • The Second Vatican Council rightly proclaimed that the Eucharistic sacrifice is “the source and summit of the Christian life”

    Pope St. John Paul II. “Ecclesia de Eucharistia.”

  • Jesus, help me to simplify my life by learning what you want me to be – and becoming that person.

    St. Thérèse of Lisieux

  • A humble soul does not trust itself, but places all its confidence in God.

    St. Maria Faustina Kowalska

  • If God sends you many sufferings it is a sign that He has great plans for you, and certainly wants to make you a saint.

    St. Ignatius of Loyola

  • Pain and suffering have come into your life, but remember pain, sorrow, suffering are but the kiss of Jesus — a sign that you have come so close to Him that He can kiss you.

    St. Mother Theresa of Calcutta

  • Nothing, how little so ever it be, if it is suffered for God’s sake, can pass without merit in the sight of God.

    Thomas à Kempis

  • True charity consists in doing good to those who do us evil, and in thus winning them over.

    St. Alphonsus Liguori

  • You will never be happy if your happiness depends on getting solely what you want. Change the focus. Get a new center. Will what God wills, and your joy no man shall take from you.

    Venerable Fulton Sheen

  • Our hearts were made for You, O Lord, and they are restless until they rest in You.

    St. Augustine of Hippo

  • The world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness.

    Pope Benedict XVI

  • I have no taste for corruptible food nor for the pleasures of this life. I desire the bread of God, which is the flesh of Jesus Christ, who was of the seed of David; and for drink I desire his blood, which is love incorruptible.

    St. Ignatius of Antioch, Letter to the Romans [110 A.D.]