As Catholics, we have a wealth of faith traditions and rituals which help us enter into the life of the Church and the history of salvation.  Holy Days, novenas, processions, rosaries, chaplets, prayer cards, these activities and objects serve to deepen our relationship with God and his Son Jesus Christ, and to unify us as…

“Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.” – St. Augustine I heard this quote for the first…

The next week will be very special here at St. Mark, with unique opportunities to participate in liturgies which celebrate who we are as Christians, as a Catholic parish, and as a Diocesan Church. While faithfully attending Mass every Sunday is a beautiful and laudable thing, maybe God is calling you to come to church…

[Baptism of Christ, Pietro Perugino. c. 1482, Sistine Chapel, Vatican] The historical event of the Baptism of the Lord marks the liturgical end of the Christmas season. It represents the conclusion of Jesus’ “hidden years” as he begins his public ministry, and is another type of revelation as to his nature and purpose. Wiser people…