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Why Do We Celebrate Funerals?

While I have written in the past about funerals, as customs seem to be changing regarding funerals, I would like to offer some understanding of what funerals are about and how we do them in our Catholic faith. Ecclesiastes 3:1 tells us, “There is an appointed time for everything…a time to be born and a […]

How We Can Witness to Our Faith

Here’s something I wrote for our parish bulletin 2/9/20 Evangelization: How Can You Share What Our Faith Means to You? I hesitated to use the word “evangelization” in the title of this article.  I think when people here the word “evangelization” there is a tendency to think of evangelicals calling out Bible verses or people […]

Presentation of the Lord – Homily

Presentation of the LordMalachi 3:1-4Psalm 24:7, 8, 9, 10 (8)Hebrews 2:14-18Luke 2:22-40February 2, 2020 Our psalm today speaks of the “king of glory.”  Of course, the “king of glory” is the Lord.  The historical setting for this psalm is the bringing of the Ark of the Covenant to the Temple in Jerusalem.  Hence the words, […]