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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
By Father Brian Morris Last Thursday, November 9, we celebrated Mass for the feast of St. John Lateran. Some of you might ask, who is this fellow? You won’t find him in the authoritative … more
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