Some May Surprises

Some May Surprises

I Celebrations are a part of May:  Mother’s Day, First Communions, May processions, Confirmations, Weddings, and Graduations!  How wonderful it is that we celebrate such important people or occasions that touch our hearts so dearly.  Of all the celebrations, Mother’s...
Holy Week Awakening

Holy Week Awakening

We begin Holy Week with a fickle crowd who are all gung ho on welcoming Jesus as their King and Messiah. We all know what happens to this same crowd a few days later when they’re screaming at the top of their lungs “Crucify Him, Crucify Him.” Holy Week challenges us...
Ash Wednesday – Lenten Hobo Honeymoon

Ash Wednesday – Lenten Hobo Honeymoon

As we begin Lent this year we’re faced with the devastating effects of the invasion of the Ukraine by Russia on the most vulnerable of our brothers and sisters. On all our television screens and social media feeds are images of brave Ukrainians holding their own...
Valentine Blessings

Valentine Blessings

The American Heart Association tells us February is heart month.  With Valentine’s Day, hearts of all sizes and colors can be seen at every turn.   No matter how you view it, February is about hearts and the many “I love you’s” that express what the symbol heart might...
Epiphany Blessings

Epiphany Blessings

So, all the official celebrations have been completed and we’re working our way to the end of the Christmas season where there has been so much to ponder and so much to cherish. Today, January 6 has traditionally been Epiphany. Many call it “Little Christmas or Three...
Advent:  Waiting in Hope

Advent: Waiting in Hope

  As the days get shorter and the nights get longer we find ourselves once again in Advent.  Advent brings a fresh start to the Church year and an invitation to enter into the silence and mystery of whatever is waiting to be born or reborn within us.  It begins...