2022-2023 Catechetical Year

September 3, 2022 0 Comments

Catechetical Sunday is coming up on September 18th, and our theme is the Gift of Christ: Poured Out for the Life of the World

Blessing of Fruit for the Transfiguration

August 7, 2022 0 Comments

Today, Father Roger prayed the prayers for the dead, a monthly devotion. Hence the presence of the antidoron. Also, grapes were blessed in honor of the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord.

The Transfiguration of the Lord

August 5, 2022 0 Comments

The liturgical observance of the Feast of the Transfiguration will be celebrated this weekend. The traditional blessing for fruit for the Feast will happen at the conclusion of the Liturgy. “Christ took His disciples and went up on the mount, and there His face appeared shining. His vestments became white as snow, and one of …

Even closer to God’s Kingdom: Forgiveness, Cheese-fare Sunday

February 26, 2022 0 Comments

This weekend we are even closer to the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom is not found because we give up meat and cheese and follow the prescriptions of the Great Fast like a robot. No, we enter into the Kingdom of God as a result of our being in good relationship with God and our …

Sunday of the Prodigal Son

February 13, 2022 0 Comments

The parable read today is usually called “the parable of the Prodigal Son,” who is at the center of the story. It might also be called “the parable of the Merciful Father,” who welcomes back his son, embracing him, restoring him to his position, declaring a joyous celebration without even seeming to hear or listen …

Twelfth Sunday after the Holy Cross

January 15, 2022 0 Comments

The feasts of the Lord’s Nativity and Theophany have now passed and we move with ahead to the unfolding of the Lord’s life and ministry prior to the season of Great Lent. I shutter to think of Lent/Fast but it is our reality; it is also about our relationship with the Lord. Consider these initial …

Circumcision of the Lord and Baptism

January 1, 2022 0 Comments

Happy New Year, Blessings for 2022! Today the Church honors the 8th day of the Nativity, the circumcision of the Lord. The ritual also includes the naming of the child –Jesus. It is also a day on which we consider our own incorporation into the Church through Baptism. In both cases, today is a day …