Merry Christmas………..

During this Christmas season, which lasts until January 9, these are exciting times, time to celebrate, and also time step back, reflect on the past year, give thanks, look ahead, etc. We have just experienced the Nativity of the Lord, feast of St. Stephen, Deacon and first martyr; feast of St. John, apostle and evangelist;[…]

We’re about halfway through Advent…………

Sunday is Gaudete (Rejoice) Sunday, one of two times in the liturgical year that we wear rose-colored vestments. Do you know when the other time is? We will light the third (rose-colored) candle on our Advent wreath. On Gaudete Sunday, the season of Advent shifts its focus. For the first two weeks of Advent, the[…]

Christ in Christmas – the reason for the season……

Christ in Christmas – the reason for the season…… I am quickly realizing that the biggest obstacle with having a blog is first trying to figuring out from all the great things to write about which ones make the most sense to write about, and the secondly making the time to do it – a[…]