In the book we gave out last Christmas, Resisting Happiness, Matthew Kelly gave what he called “The Prayer Process.”  There are seven steps in this process. Gratitude Begin by thanking God in a personal dialogue for whatever you are most grateful for today. Awareness Revisit the times in the past twenty-four hours when you were […]

Ask and you will receive. Mt. 7:7 You have been an answer to prayer.  I asked for people to help with our work day and you responded.  There were lots of workers and younger workers to help and much was accomplished.  The first phase of improving our berms along the main drive to church has […]

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity.  Below is a story told by Flor McCarthy, SDB looking at the mystery of our God. One day a farmer went into the city.  As he was walking down a busy street he suddenly stopped and said to a friend who was with him, “I can […]

Sequence for Pentecost:  Come, Holy Spirit, Come Come, Holy Spirit, come! And from your celestial home shed a ray of light! Come, Father of the poor! Come, source of all our store! Come, within our bosoms shine. You, of comforters the best; You, the soul’s most welcome guest; Sweet refreshment here below; In our labor, […]

Thank you for celebrating my 40th anniversary with me last weekend.  There was a request for a copy of the blessing that Rich did for me after communion.  I liked it very much, too. Always for Others By Easter Almuena You are the image and likeness of God But with you the morning awakens With […]

Jesus said to his disciples, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” Jn. 14:15 Clearly Jesus was not talking about the Ten Commandments.  What commandments was he talking about?  A look at the Gospels will provide some clues as to the answer.  There are certain do’s and don’ts he talked about that are […]

Mother’s Day: Loving God, as a mother gives life and nourishment to her children, so you watch over your Church. Bless our mother. Let the example of her faith and love shine forth. Grant that we her family, may honor her always with a spirit of profound respect. Deacon Bill Fox:  Congratulations on your ordination […]