everyone made it safe and sound through our first snow of 2019!
I was trying
to return from the Midwest in the midst of the snowstorm –O joy!
In the midst
of spending a good many hours in airports large and small, I noticed an
Again, we clergy hope that your new year has begun in a holy
and joyful manner! How are those New Year’s resolutions going?!
Over the last week I have been reminded that we
have hit the flu and cold season. As we have done in the past, ...
Thank you to everyone who helped make Christmas beautiful
and joyful at the parish! From those
involved in the music, especially Mrs. Kathy Cumber and the various choirs, to
those who decorated the church, to those who served at Masses in various ...
The happiest home was a single room house of a family of
three who lived in modest poverty. They
were the happiest family because their focus was on Jesus Christ. THE Happy Family is The Holy Family of
Nazareth – Jesus, Mary and Joseph.&nb ...
Hear and let it penetrate into your heart, my dear little son: let nothing discourage you, nothing depress you. Let nothing alter your heart or your countenance. Also do not fear any illness or vexation, anxiety or pain. Am I not here w ...
All the clergy hope that everyone had a holy, peaceful and joyful Thanksgiving!
As we work our way through some of the various types of meditation in the Church, the system I hope to follow is chronological. Last week, we discussed Benedictine medit ...
Today, the Third Sunday of Advent, is often titled, “Gaudete Sunday,” or “Rejoice Sunday.” Why so? Aren’t we still in Advent, a penitential season?
Gaudete Sunday reminds us of Christmas at the end of this season of penance. It is simi ...
I hope everyone has had a good beginning to Advent!
As we prepare to celebrate the Birth of our Saviour, it may be good to apply some of our discussions on meditation.
St. Francis often used physical images to help him ponder Our Lord’s Life. I ...
In the course of the reform of the Church and the blossoming of the Middle Ages in the 13th century, Our Lord used two men vowed to poverty, chastity and obedience: St. Francis and St. Dominic. We discussed meditation in the manner of St. Francis last ...
As we have been discussing meditation, we begin to look at the different types of meditation in the Catholic Church. Often, religious orders will have similar, yet distinct types of meditation based upon each one’s spirituality. It is very benefici ...