Category Archives: The Mass

What is the Best Gift You Ever Received?

 Normally it’s so much fun to watch the children and families process in and take their seats in front.  But that day I was leading our LIFETEEN band so  I admit I was a little distracted and preoccupied with setting up and keeping it all together.   Continue reading

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Three Reasons Catholics Are Bible People

  The Catholic Church is a  Bible Church. Does that sound weird to you? Okay, so it isn’t how we normally talk about the Catholic faith, and I wonder why not?  Here are just three reasons why I think this … Continue reading

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Learning to Love the Obligation

Do you go to Mass on Holy Days of Obligation?  I go to Mass every single Sunday, but holy days lost their importance to me over the years .  The thought of going out at night after being busy all … Continue reading

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Bored and Unaffected

You take the time to go to Mass and you leave feeling…nothing.  You’re talking to someone who seems to know what’s going on at Mass and you tell them, “Mass is boring.  I don’t really get anything out of it.” … Continue reading

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Why I Stay

I am writing this post to my family and friends who are no longer Catholic, and for anyone else who calls themselves Catholic but is unenthusiastic about our faith.  I’ve been working on it for a long time, write, delete, … Continue reading

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Wash Their Feet

She giggled  as I painted her  feet.  It was the cutest thing ever, but I hoped she would stop so that I could teach her the lesson.  The other little ones (all 3 years old)  were curious and quietly accepting … Continue reading

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Mass Moments

In my brain I often rush from thing to thing, event to event, and chore to chore. Years ago  I was the respiratory therapist on call for a Denver company. One weekend,  Tom and I decided to head into the … Continue reading

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Rejoice, My Heart

     REJOICE! Wouldn’t it be great if we woke rejoicing every morning? How often do we get a chance to do that?  Just before Advent we celebrated the Feast of Christ the King.  Along with Pentecost, it is one of … Continue reading

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A Familiar Creed: We Believe

When I was taking the required classes for the FTCM (Formation Toward Christian Ministry) program I really looked forward to subjects like Christology, Old and New Testament, Prayer and Spirituality, and many others.  Church History was REALLY interesting and we’ll … Continue reading

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Precious Body and Blood

And he took bread, and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 20 And likewise the cup after … Continue reading

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