Memorial Day

For the Lord loves his people, and he adorns the lowly with victory. Psalm 149:4 Our Memorial Day observances traditionally recount the sacrifices made by those who gave their lives in service to this country. Whether they were drafted into service or they enlisted by choice, each one fulfilled an obligation which he or she … Continue reading

The Gift of Pentecost

Until a few weeks ago, I had been on a bit of a roll. I had edited and added to a book which I’ve held in my head and my heart for far too long. I had reached Page 79 when life became complicated and I set aside this project for a while. I left … Continue reading

Always Forgiven

All, from the least to greatest, shall know me, says the Lord, for I will forgive their evildoing and remember their sin no more. Jeremiah 31:34 A friend recently revealed a bit of guilt which has remained with her since childhood. I truly understood her pain because I was an extremely sensitive child when it … Continue reading

Make A Difference

Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. James … Continue reading

Good Opportunities

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds… Hebrews 10:24 I recently shared with a friend that I think I am getting old. I find myself full of impatience regarding the state of our world and of the many institutions which provide structure to our daily lives. … Continue reading

Put Love in the Budget

All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Acts 2:44-45 The school year is winding down for children everywhere. This is true at our parish as well. This year’s Confirmation and First Communion celebrations are complete. Religious education classes have come … Continue reading