Welcome Mass With Archbishop Shelton

Did you know that both of our parishes are in Region 4 of the archdiocese? I say that because Region 4 will be celebrating a mass to welcome our new …

In Your Own Words

In the 1920’s, just a few years after it had become a national holiday, a woman named Anna Jarvis organized protests and boycotts against Mother’s Day. In fact she spent …

They had everything in common

“There was no needy person among them, for those who owned property or houses would sell them, bring the proceeds of the sale, and put them at the feet of …

What Are Those Crazy Catholics Up To Now?

Years ago when I was in seminary, I celebrated the Easter Vigil with the American parish is Rome. At the time they were meeting at the church of Sant'Agnese in …

Christ Our Light ...

We chant those words three times as we enter the church with the lit Paschal Candle at the Easter Vigil. The candle stands in the sanctuary for the Easter Season, …

It's a Mystery ...

The Paschal Mystery. We use it to talk about the death and resurrection of Christ, but what does it mean? Well, I’m pretty sure it doesn’t mean what comes to …

Of Hammers and the Pope's Bull

As I am sure it will not surprise you, I’m endlessly fascinated by the ways that we as Catholics pray and celebrate without words. Or beyond words. I find it …

Praying With the Pope at St Peter's in Rome

If you want to join Pope Francis in the consecration of Russia and Ukraine in real time, that’s actually easy to do. Vatican Media has a live English feed on …

How Many Holy Days of Obligation???

Did you know that this coming Saturday is a Holy Day of Obligation? So is Friday March 25th. March 19th is the Feast of St Joseph (also the patronal feast …

Jesus, Moses, and Elijah

Every year on the Second Sunday of Lent, we read one of gospels’ accounts of the Transfiguration. The Feast of the Transfiguration is August 6th, but we read the account …