A New Beginning

I love the season of Advent. I like the colors, the smells, the rituals, all the good things that come with it. And at the end, we get to celebrate the birth of Jesus. With all the festivities and commitments attached to the season of Advent and Christmas I often forget that this is the beginning of a new...

True Meaning of Christmas

It’s less than three weeks until Christmas. Are things getting hectic in your life? Or are you ready to celebrate our Lord’s birth and incarnation into this world with a quiet, joyful spirit?   I hope you make some extra time during these last weeks of Advent to meditate on the Holy Family: Jesus, Mary...

We Are Called to Witness

Do you remember the first person who introduced you to God? Who was the person that explained to you that there was a heaven?  Where did you first hear the story about Jesus and the nativity?  I can’t remember the exact people who taught me those things but since I was raised Catholic I know it was...

Singing Our Praises

How many of us stay through the end of Mass and sing the closing song? Do you listen to the final song even if you don’t like to sing? I enjoy singing the last song. It’s usually something upbeat and joyful. So I personally made a conscience effort to try and get my 13-year-old boy to join in song. I...

Evangelization Starts With Us

Most of us have had experiences in more than one parish over our lifetime, I think I’ve been a member in around five or six different parishes, but some of you may have attended the same one all your life.  Regardless of how many or where they were, we know that what we understand about worship and...

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