Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Today we celebrate Christmas which is one of the most important days of the Church year. Christmas is the feast of the incarnation, the feast of God becoming flesh, the Nativity of the Lord. We celebrate God becoming man bringing salvation to all of mankind. Though we as Catholics differentiate the Christmas seasonContinue reading “Merry Christmas”

What should we do?

3rd Sunday of Advent Gospel of Luke 3:10-18 “What should we do?” A question that rings close to home, does it not? Considering our current social, geo-political, and religious environments I am wondering how often we, here in this sanctuary, have asked ourselves, and each other, that very same question, “what should we do?” ConsideringContinue reading “What should we do?”

As we enter into this Advent season

Gospel of Luke 21:25-28, 34-46 So… I did it.  Yes, indeed I sure did.  I went down a convoluted shadowy path this past week.  A path crowded on all sidesby misguided conjecture and fraught with misinterpreted prophecies.  A path inhabited by men and women, Protestantand Catholic alike, who boldly and unabashedly proclaim to possess theContinue reading “As we enter into this Advent season”

A message of hope

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel of Mark 13:24-32 A message of hope. A message of hope cast in the shadow of tribulations, darkness, and failing foundations. A message of hope found in the leaves of a fig tree. A message of hope solidified by a promise. The promise that the Son of Man willContinue reading “A message of hope”

All Souls Day

Historically, the custom of setting apart a special day for the intercession of the departed faithful on November 2, was first established by St. Odilo of Cluny in the late 10th century. From this monastery in France, the custom spread throughout Europe and was ultimately accepted by Rome in the fourteenth century.  Eventually, this traditionContinue reading “All Souls Day”