With Confirmation only 3 weeks away, I wanted to share the following reflection a teen recently shared with me. She wrote it for her English class in response to the following prompt: “Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?” I think…

I think Palm Sunday is every kid’s favorite Mass. Just as predicted, when handed his palm, my almost-two-year-old began to wave it around – so excited about what he considered to be his new toy. Later on, when he saw my palm, which I had folded into the shape of the cross – he grabbed…

From Darkness to Light Then they seized [Jesus]and led him away, bringing him into the high priest’s house, and Peter was following at a distance. And when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat down among them. Then a servant girl, seeing him as he…

“If any man would come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” St. Luke 9:23 What does this mean? We gain insight to the meaning of “take up his cross” by looking at what Christ experienced on the Cross, because, whatever the Cross meant for Him literally,…