Ordinary moments of Ordinary Time

Giving Thanks in trying times ~ How will you give thanks this year?

New blog post for Thanksgiving Day 2018 Will we take time out on Thanksgiving Day to make it truly a day of Thanksgiving this year? What do you have to be thankful for? Let’s start with this: President James Madison in 1815 was the one who created the tradition of setting aside a day for […]

The Feast of All Saints ~ Will you become one too?

All Saints Day ~ November 1st, 2018 A Litany of Saints Before we begin, a couple of notes: This is a lengthy blog. I’ve given a thorough list of saints here throughout the Church year—not all, but the most popular ones. Peruse the ones that interest you and skip over the others. FIND THE SAINT […]

The Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael ~ Have you been touched by an angel?

 The Feast of the Archangel Michael, Gabriel and  Raphael Saturday, September 29, 2018 Nearly everyone is fascinated by angels, whether they are into religion or not. You may recall the popular TV series Touched by an Angel, starring Della Reese, Roma Downey, Toby Keith that ran from 1994- 2003. Angels have a very big role […]

The Triumph of the Cross of Jesus ~ and our crosses too!

The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross ~ September 14, 2014  Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their […]

A prayer for Labor Day ~ 2018

LABOR DAY 2018 As we pause this weekend for the last holiday of the summer, may we reflect on the gift of work. And so, I invite you to pray with me . . . . Good and gracious God, you told us from the very beginning that we would earn our bread by the sweat […]

The Feast of Mary’s Assumption into Heaven ~ The Exaltation of Womanhood

THE FEAST OF ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY AUGUST 15th, 2018 I rejoice heartily in the Lord, In my God is the joy of my soul; for he has clothed me with the robe of salvation, like a bridegroom adorned with a diadem,   like a bride bedecked with her jewels. (Canticle of Isaiah)  Through […]

Are you helping to Re-birth America?

Dear Friends, the boy in the image above was reading the Declaration of Independence emblazoned on the wall of the Jefferson Memorial when I visited there in October 2007.  He represents our future. Have you ever read it?  (I offered you an image of it last Friday as it was emblazoned on the wall that […]