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By Father Jean Joseph Brice On Ash Wednesday, if a stranger had visited our world for the first time, he would have noticed something saliently striking. Young, old, men, women, office and street … more
By Father Stephen Battey Q. Why do parishioners bring up gifts of bread and wine during Mass? We’ve all experienced it at one time or another; the priest stands at the foot of sanctuary and … more
Father Brian Morris Q: Why was Sunday (January 14) the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time instead of the First Sunday in Ordinary Time? The previous Sunday was the Epiphany, the Sunday before that was … more
By Father Jean Joseph Brice In the last few years, anyone who has been paying attention to the religious trends has heard one unending hymn: the church has no grandchildren. Countless surveys show … more
By Father Stephen Battey At least once or twice a week I will be called to visit someone suffering from a serious illness. Upon my return from one such visit, a parishioner very matter-of-factly … more
By Father Brian Morris As I write this, I have just finished a full day at St. Luke’s school marking the many classroom doorways with chalk and explaining to each class the meaning of the … more
By Father Brian Morris Q: “The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is on December 8th. December 25 is the day we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Now, by using these dates either … more
By Father Stephen Battey Recently we received a heartfelt letter that spoke about the fiery preaching that was commonplace in some parishes decades ago. I always think of the scene from the movie … more
By Father Brian Morris Every year on December 8 we celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Conception. That day we, as Catholics, celebrate the fact that Mary was conceived without Original Sin. … more
Father Stephen Battey Q. Do you have any tips to be more thankful to God in day to day life? When I was growing up, I remember gathering together around the family table on Thanksgiving to take … more
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