Every Friday morning I pray with Psalm 51 the psalm we just heard recited at Mass this morning. What I particularly enjoy about the psalms is that they can and do relate to our lives. When we pray the Psalms we are not only reading words from a page. However we are coming in … Continue reading The Psalms and our Lives
I'll be preaching a good amount during lent and I would like to share those homilies with you on this blog. My challenge during lent is to work on keeping them shorter for the sake of those parishioner's who attend work after Mass. A part of this preparation is I will write out my homily … Continue reading Brief Update on Lent
Every Ash Wednesday I see a post explaining the type of ash crosses one may receive on Ash Wednesday. There is the OCD version where it is a perfect cross no mistakes, the first in line where it isn’t too much or too little, Father’s revenge that covers most of the forehead, the blob that … Continue reading Why do we receive ashes?
Part I, Part IIa, Part IIb. Almsgiving: I will make only a brief remark on this. Giving alms doesn’t just have to be through monetary donations. You can donate clothes to the thrift store, helping at the soup kitchen, doing service work at the Church. Doing good works for those in need or giving something … Continue reading The Three Pillars of Lent Part III
Part I, Part IIa Fasting: The question everyone gets is what are you giving up for Lent. However, this is only a portion, but a good portion of fasting during Lent. I’m picking something that I enjoy doing, but has at times gotten in the way of my relationship with God in prayer. Feel free … Continue reading The Three Pillars of Lent Part IIb
Part I We will look at Fasting in two different posts. Keep in mind today, Sunday you should not be fasting, and if you are reading this before lent enjoy Mardis Gras! First, the Church provides us requirements of fasting during the season of Lent. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday have a specific fasting practice … Continue reading The Three Pillars of Lent Part IIa
Audio Mix up, didn't get a recording 😦 This past October I took a vacation to Waynesville North Carolina. What I also came to discover they harvest apples in this part of the country. My parent’s and I went to an apple store (not the electronic one) that sold apple fritters, apple donuts, apple jelly, … Continue reading The Fruit of our Prayer
As a part of my bulletin article for the weekend, I wrote on the importance of penance during Lent. I will post that article here and expand on it myself over these last few days before we begin Lent. Lent is finally here can you believe it! As we all know soon, we will … Continue reading The Three Pillars of Lent Part 1
Recently Apple updated its software to include a new feature called screentime. It is a powerful new feature that tracks how much you use different apps. What is great is you can use screentime to limit screen use of your phone. Screentime (click this word to go to Apple's website) can be a powerful tool … Continue reading Apple’s Screentime and Lent!