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The Catholic Liturgical Year and Lectionary

I recently had a couple who are regularly readers of this blog and participants in my webinars ask me if I have anything new to offer on the liturgical year and/or the lectionary. As regular readers they are already aware of past articles like “The Liturgical Year” on my website. I wrote this article several […]

The Eucharistic Prayers at Mass

In the fall of 2020 I did a series of presentations entitled, Uncovering the Treasures of the Mass. The goal of that series was to help people understand why we do what we do at Mass. From better understanding, we hope for more active participation in the Mass. Active participation is not simply a matter […]

It’s Worth Doing Well

If it is worth doing, it is worth doing well. I am referring to our celebration of the Mass. It is certainly worth doing! The Eucharist is the source and summit of our Catholic faith (Lumen Gentium, 11). We know when to stand and when to kneel. We know the responses. Do we do them […]

Uncovering the Treasures of the Mass Series

I just uploaded the video and slides from the third and final video in my series, Uncovering the Treasures of the Mass. You can view this third video at www.renewaloffaith.org/masspart3. Peace, Fr. Jeff

New Video – Part II of Uncovering the Treasures of the Mass

I just uploaded the video of the webinar I offered last night as part II of my series Uncovering the Treasures of the Mass. Here’s the link – www.renewaloffaith.org/masspart2 Peace, Fr. Jeff

New Video – Uncovering the Treasures of the Mass: Part I

I started my new series of webinars, Uncovering the Treasures of the Mass, last night. You are view the recording of the webinar on my website at www.renewaloffaith.org/masspart1. Peace, Fr. Jeff

New Video on Vestments

Hello, Today I recorded a new 18 minute video on church vestments and liturgical colors. You can see the video at http://www.renewaloffaith.org/video—vestments.html. I hope it aids you in the riches of our liturgy. I am looking forward to a series of three full length presentations this Fall on the Mass. Peace, Fr. Jeff

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A1 Kings 3:5, 7-12Psalm 119:57, 72, 76-77, 127-128, 129-130 (97a)Romans 8:28-30Matthew 13:44-52July 26, 2020 God said to Solomon, “Ask something of me and I will give it to you.”  If God said this to you, how would you respond?  What is your first thought?…maybe an end to the Coronavirus?  […]

Coming This Fall – “Uncovering the Treasures of the Mass”

In the bulletin for this weekend, July 26th, I wrote a column about my passion for faith formation beyond children. I include some of my plans for this Fall. Here is the column: The three things where I most find life in my ministry are celebrating Mass, hearing confessions, and teaching about our faith. The […]

Your Attention Please

A standard feature of many churches is the bell tower. One might wonder why churches have bells. Church bells can be used to signify different things. One of the oldest purposes is to signify (“Your attention Please”) that it is time to come to church to worship. This practice dates back to at least the […]