Good Friday 2020

Many of you will be viewing your parish churches’ live-stream services for Good Friday. You may also want to watch the movie “The Passion of the Christ” by Mel Gibson today. It seems each time I view it something different speaks to my heart that I didn’t pick up before. I Will Draw All People to Myself This time it …

Holy Thursday 2020

Dear Friends, “Now is the time for the Son of Man to be glorified (Jn. 12:23),” says our Lord a few days before His Passion. What a mysterious statement. So much is going on in the life of Christ even before the Crucifixion, the “Day of our Salvation.” Jesus will speak at length to his closest friends tonight at the …

Holy Week 2019

Dear Friends, The culmination of 40 days of Lenten preparation is upon us. We enter in to the holiest week of the year in our Christian Faith. Holy Week begins Palm Sunday and ends Easter Sunday. How ready am I? Maybe my Lenten fast and resolutions have fallen short of my expectations and plans. Isn’t that usually the case? Even …

Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday night opens for us the holiest few days of the liturgical year, the Easter Triduum. During the past 40 days of Lent we have been preparing to celebrate the Lord’s passion, death and resurrection. As Catholics we believe that we are not merely “remembering” an event of the past, but we actually participate in the suffering, death and …

Spy Wednesday

Psalm 54 (55)Against a faithless friend Open your ears, O God, to my prayer,   and do not hide when I call on you:   turn to me and answer me. My thoughts are distracted and I am disturbed   by the voice of my enemy and the oppression of the wicked. They let loose their wickedness on me,   they persecute me in …

Palm Sunday

Blessed Palm/Passion Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week! We pray in the Liturgy of the Hours for Lauds (morning prayer) the antiphon and intercessions below. As you pray this with us, let us all unite in welcoming Jesus into Jerusalem, and into our very lives this week. And let us not leave Him alone as He bears our sufferings …

Temptations in the Desert

Mark 1:12-15 The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert,and he remained in the desert for forty days,tempted by Satan.He was among wild beasts,and the angels ministered to him. After John had been arrested,Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God:”This is the time of fulfillment.The kingdom of God is at hand.Repent, and believe in the gospel.” Here are …

Second Sunday of Advent

Dear Friends,Let these lines from sacred liturgy be healing balm to your soul … PSALMODY First Vespers Antiphon 1.   New city of Zion, let your heart sing for joy; see how humbly your King comes to save you. Antiphon 2.  Have courage, all of you, lost and fearful; take heart and say: Our God will come to save us, alleluia. …

Paying the Temple Tax, Part I

  Before you leave, take a look at the updated Happenings page!   Monday, August 14, 2017  ~  19th Week in Ordinary Time … AND the memorial of St. Maximilian Kolbe The gospel for today is from Matthew chapter 17, verses 22-27.  I would like to share some thoughts about it and gladly welcome yours!  It’s amazing what one can …