Most of us would agree that music is an important part of worship.  The Second Vatican Council declared the Church’s music tradition “greater even than that of any other art.” St. Augustine once said, “he who sings praise, not only sings, but also loves Him whom he is singing about.”  This is why we sing…

The Holy Spirit has often been referred to as the forgotten Person of the Holy Trinity. But given His purpose is to enlighten our minds with the grace of God, and to move our hearts to know and love Christ, i don’t believe He is at all concerned that the light shines less on Him….

I have to first apologize for being a week late to wish our mothers a happy Mother’s Day! Last Sunday our youth (with the help of our Knights!) hosted a beautiful pancake breakfast to honor our mothers. The Knights graciously prepared their delicious array of breakfast (my personal favorite being the blueberry pancakes), while our…

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In liturgy, if you want to signal that a person, object, or action is sacred, you present it in procession. It may be the body of the recently deceased (funeral), a bride and groom (wedding), a tall Paschal Candle (Easter Vigil), or the Crucifix, Book of Gospels, and the Priest (the Entrance at Sunday Mass)….

The sacred writer of Psalm 24 asks, “who shall climb the mountain of the Lord, and who may stand in his holy place?” It causes us to wonder – just where is this mountain? And, how do I get to the top? Mountains and hills have both literal and symbolic significance in the scriptures. In…