Category Archives: Liturgical Year

He Is Risen!

Happy Easter! Yes I know that I am a bit late. But it is Easter until Pentecost, and this is my hectic time of year. Easter Vigil at our parish was just beautiful this year. The best ever. I think … Continue reading

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Rising from the Ashes

“You are dust and to dust you shall return” (Gn 3:19)  When you turn sixty, everyday is a wakeup call that life is short. Now I wake up when my favorite deacon stops snoring. Yet I am still startled every … Continue reading

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Light of Christ

The Easter Season begins. Now after forty long days of fasting we feast for seven weeks until Easter ends on Pentecost. Alleluia! The Easter Vigil was beautiful.  Eleven adults and seven children entered into the waters of baptism. They died … Continue reading

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The High Holy Days Begin

In just a few hours the Triduum begins with the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper. The Triduum (3 days) is really one liturgy which ends with Evening Prayer on Easter (sundown). “Only one Mass is celebrated on Holy Thursday.  … Continue reading

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Lent: Prepare for Easter

I almost forgot. This deacon’s wife has a post up at our diocesan St. Joseph Educational Center.  They have a blog, Bite-sized faith which consists of concise articles to help parents pass on the faith. I was assigned the topic … Continue reading

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Lent a time to Pray, Fast, Love. And Blog?

Many Catholic bloggers give up blogging for Lent, but I have decided to embrace the life.  And no it is not because I am rebellious and need to be different.  Honest. The season of Lent is a wonderful gift from … Continue reading

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A Belated Blessed Christmas

In my defense it is still Christmas through the Baptism of the Lord on December 9th.  Yes I know that I have been missing in action for a rather long time.  In part it was because of the season and … Continue reading

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