Today we heard the Sequence for Pentecost sung before the Gospel. This version is a little different from the one we heard, but it is a wonderful prayer. Come, Holy Spirit, come! And from your celestial home Shed a ray of light divine! Come, Father of the poor! Come, source of all our store! Come, […]

This weekend we celebrate the solemnity of the Ascension. This celebration focuses our attention on just exactly what Christians are to do now that the historical Jesus is no longer with us. The Acts of the Apostles begins by recapping what was “in the first book,” the Gospel of Luke. Jesus continues his teaching, but […]

Today’s scripture readings are filled with the call to love. Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God…(1 John 4: 7) As the Father loves me, so I also love you (John 15:9). No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends (John 15:13). This I […]

I have been noticing the packets for registration for the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) on tables in the narthex. This Conference is a great opportunity for our youth (high school age). You will experience great speakers, wonderful music, good liturgies, and youth from all over our country. The Conference is in Indianapolis this year […]

I have been reading a book by James Martin, “Jesus: A Pilgrimage.” I skipped ahead in Holy Week to read his chapters on Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, his passion and death, and now I’m reading his chapters on the resurrection. One of the interesting points Martin makes is about the role of women in reporting […]

We had beautiful liturgies through Holy Week. At the Easter Vigil I thanked many people who were involved. Every time I do that I realize that I am sure to leave someone out and I did. Even as I write this I’m thinking that it could happen again, but it is good for us to […]

Welcome to all who are visiting us today. It is good to gather with you in prayer. My hope is that you always feel welcomed here and will come and join us again and often. In an article in Celebration Pat Marin writes that there are four lessons we can learn about life from Easter. […]

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