Posts filed under: Liturgical Seasons

Faith compels us to welcome the stranger with love. The Catholic Bishops tell us: while the common good embraces all, those who are weak, vulnerable and most in need deserve preferential concern. A basic moral test for our society is how we treat the most vulnerable in our midst....
And in solidarity, we light a fourth candle of promise this week, a candle expressing our commitment to walk with the courage of faith, stepping forth to nurture, form, and protect the Christ Life emerging in our world as we enter the Mystery that lies ahead....
In solidarity with our sisters and brothers in India, we light a third candle this week, a candle of rejoicing at the coming of God to save us, making the blind to see, the deaf to hear, and the poor to have the Good News proclaimed to them....
And in solidarity, we light a second candle of promise, a candle of prayerful hope that God will lead the people of India, of the United States, and of all the world back to peace with each other and with all creation, peace with justice, healing and joy for all....
Lighting the first candle on the Advent Wreath. This ceremony was designed to connect this year's Advent ceremonies with the Dominican month for peace with the focus on India. It will further enflesh the prayer of the Dominican Order as we await the Prince of Peace....
Advent begins the Dominican Month for Peace. This year, 2019, we focus is on specific Dominican projects in India. This is a time for all Dominicans to unite in prayer supporting our Dominican Sisters and Brothers who are working with India’s children, indigenous people, the poor, and marginalized....
There is much to celebrate in the Christian Church on the Thursday before Easter, commonly called Holy Thursday. We remember the story of the last supper.T his eucharistic meal is celebrated in all 3 synoptic gospels. However, in the Gospel of John, the message is not focused on the meal....
This reconciliation service is based on the gospel readings of the five (5) Sundays in Lent – Year C. The Service reflects on the Mission of prayer, presence, and preaching with our lives: on presence to God, presence to others, and allowing God to be present to us....
A Return to the Gospel of Mark January, 2019 Once we pass the feast of the Baptism of the Lord (January 13th), we turn to the Gospel of Mark for the daily readings. The Gospel of Mark is centered around a Jesus who moves quickly and boldly. In Monday’s Gospel...
With the feast of the Epiphany, the presentation of Jesus to the whole wider world, the Christmas Season nears its end. This year, please allow me a look back at Christmas week to reflect on the liturgies assigned for it. What is the message in this lineup of celebrations? ...