My sweetie and I try to get to the Church about 30 to 45 minutes before Mass begins for some quiet time and reading. I like that little bit of quiet before the rest of the community comes in to Celebrate. Often the music ministry is there practicing, so there's the learning to tune out … Continue reading of thoughts and paying attention
I did the math. Thirty-six years ago I met my friend Pam. She was visiting her aunt & uncle who were living for a year in my neighborhood. We met sometime around Ascension Thursday, I remember not having a clue what Ascension Thursday was. This would be rectified over time, at the right time. Summers, … Continue reading of funerals and grief
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m_sWJQm2fs A simple five letter word that bears and holds so much. Trust. In Matthew 14: 22 to 33 we read part of the Scripture where Jesus asks Peter and the disciples to trust. Peter most specifically in that, it is Peter who steps out in great faith to walk on water out to Jesus. … Continue reading Trust
The Readings for the Easter Vigil are rich, full, and deep. Re-presenting, telling our faith history all in one moment. When all of the readings are included, there are options, the Mass is quite long. It's also my favorite Mass of the year. This Mass contains within it the breadth and depth of who we … Continue reading The Easter Vigil
This afternoon I'll be in Church for a couple of hours celebrating the Passion of our Lord. The readings of the day are really rich, recounting Jesus' betrayal, right through his death. The way the Gospel is read the community responds with "Crucify Him! Crucify Him!" at those moments when Jesus is condemned. I remember … Continue reading Good? Friday!