Author Archives: holyspiritcc

Week of July 2, 2017

Below is a prayer that was used before every session of the Second Vatican Council.  It was the prayer that was on the hearts of all of us who gathered last week to look at how we can be peacemakers in our fractured society. We stand before you, Holy Spirit, conscious of our sinfulness, but […]

Week of June 25, 2017

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 […]

Week of June 18, 2017

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 […]

Week of June 11, 2017

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 […]

Week of June 4, 2017

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, […]

Week of May 28, 2017

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 […]

Week of May 21, 2017

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 […]