What is a consecrated vocation? Is it for the societal inept? Why aren’t there more priests and
sisters? How are vocations to the
consecrated life fostered?
The essence of a consecrated vocation is similar to that of
a married voc ...
If my memory
serves me correctly – which is a dangerous statement – I failed to thank all
who remembered us priests at Christmastime.
Thank you for your many prayers and gifts – especially the sweets that
have produced the need for more exer ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
I had promised to write about Christian Meditation in lieu of the various confused meditative practices out there – I still haven’t written on yoga – Hindu devotional to Hindu gods which are nothing more than demons - and the various new age energy ...
You may recall last week’s announcement re: ‘mindfulness’ that is being taught and practiced at some of our local elementary schools and one middle school. ‘Mindfulness’ is taught as a method to relieve and deal with stress; a way of controll ...
Many of you probably found a letter to Catholics on your windshield after Masses last weekend. It was written by a person of the evangelical/fundamentalist persuasion. I do not know if the author delivered them himself – it’s a good bit of legwor ...