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Spend your ordinary life with Him

Liturgically, we have returned to Ordinary Time. Most of the liturgical year is spent in ordinary time which means that most of our time spent with the Lord in life is in ordinary, daily life. The Church gives us back-to-back solemnities on these Sundays in Ordinary Time: Most Holy Trinity (today) and Most Holy Body […]

Are you living out your Confirmation?

Are you living out your mission? Are you living out your Confirmation?  When I was in seminary, I met a young woman who was studying at a Lutheran Bible college. We talked about Christ, faith, and Scripture on many occasions. One time, we were discussing the sacraments. She asked me a question that I have […]

Ascension — Lift up your hearts

Happy Mothers Day! Ascension Mary / Assumption Raised up / lifted up Mothers Christ Into glory Came to earth to take us to heaven Salvation Colossians 3:1-2 Hearts on things above Heaven transcends earth Holy Mass Lord’s Prayer: 1 Tim 2:8           Lift up holy hands in prayer http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_Ascension_2016.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Bless the mothers

Happy Mother’s Day to all of our mothers, grandmothers, and godmothers! Without our mothers and fathers, we wouldn’t be here. Motherhood is the most important work in the world. It’s not just because mothers give us life; it’s because they give us love. Without our mothers, we wouldn’t have life or be the people we […]

How do people live without faith?

Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.” The wedding I officiated last weekend was a beautiful experience. It was in San Luis Obispo, California, which is halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. It is gorgeous! The young bride and groom are good, fun, and generous Catholics who did it just about all […]

Christ makes all things new

“Behold, I make all things new.” We are experiencing some new things around us this Easter season and spring. God gave us an awesome Revival night last Monday that was new for some of our visitors which included neighbors who just popped in. Getting complaints about the church being too hot that night was something […]

United as a family of believers

During the Easter season in 2013, the Lord gave me and many of the Catholic students at GW University an experience similar to that of the early Christians. It stemmed from a hot-button social issue: whether persons of the same sex could enter into marriage. This had been an intense issue on campus since I […]