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In Preparation of World Day of the Sick -February 11th

As we prepare for the coming of World Day of the Sick on February 11th, I thought it worth reminding everyone of the purpose of Anointing and encourage anyone who …

Radical Welcome

What does it look like to be a radically welcoming church? Cardinal Robert McElroy of San Diego has an excellent article about that in the Jesuit magazine America this week. …

Welcoming Our Littlest Catholics

Given the way that my chair faces at both of our churches one of the things I get to see is that little children don’t like to sit still. Or be …

And With Your Spirit

“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” You may hear this greeting twice at mass this weekend, once as the opening greeting of …

Merry Christmas!

While seeming to be “Post-Covid” this Christmas and hoping to return to a more “normal” Christmas liturgical season, life took us all by surprise once again. We will again be …

Wait For It ...

Coffee, chocolates, dog treats … There are all kinds of Advent Calendars these days. All to mark the days of waiting until Christmas. But in the end Advent isn’t really …

Giving Thanks

That’s a translation, giving thanks. A translation of the Greek word eucharist. That’s a central word in Catholic belief, so central that we bring it straight from the New Testament …

Enlarge Your Tent

That quote from Isaiah is the title for the global document on the Synod that was issued from the Vatican late last month. It is a synthesis of the summaries that …

Faithful Citizenship

As we prepare to vote in this coming Tuesday’s election, it’s important to keep in mind the principles that should guide our consciences as we make our decisions. The US Bishops …

Au nom du père et du fils ...

Pictured above: Pope Francis at a mass with the Congolese community of Rome   That’s how mass will start at St Leonard on Sunday afternoon, October 30, when the French-speaking …