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Mary Across the Books of the Bible

Here is a succinct and potent reflection from Stephen Beale at https://catholicexchange.com about the wedding feast of Cana (today’s Gospel). These are points that you have heard from me before because they are so illuminating vis-à-vis this passage and the continuity of Scripture. May you know the peace of Christ, Fr Greg When it comes […]

He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit

Baptism of the Lord March for Life RCIA Baptism     Grace     Prototypical baptism of the Lord     Faith / Eucharist http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_Baptism_of_the_Lord_2019.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Sacraments of Initiation

Have you been confirmed? Made your first Holy Communion? Do you or someone you know need to be baptized? A pastor at a nearby Catholic parish once asked his people these questions. He was asking more to double-check that everyone in his parish had received all three of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Holy […]

Find Your Truth

We all have had the experience of walking into a dark room and searching for the light switch. If we are really unfamiliar with the space, anxiety, uncertainty, disorientation, and even fear can easily arise. Once we find the light, all is illuminated, and we are at peace. Our light has come into the world! […]

Epiphany: Christ Is Revealed

We hear the word “epiphany” mentioned occasionally in the secular world. Recently, I heard the hosts on a sports talk radio show say that the Redskins owner needs to have an epiphany about the state of the football team. No arguments here! We also hear words similar to epiphany such as “Aha moment” and “light […]

Be a family of saints

Feast of Holy Family “The way you help heal the world is that you start with your own family” – MT Goal of the family to be saints     Holy family / each family     Open     Committed     Loving Eucharist     You can’t do it on your own http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_Holy_Family_2018.MP3Podcast: Play in new […]

God likes to act in big ways from small places

Size of USA / other countries      “Little town of Bethlehem”:  about size of SE DC      From it one will be born         “his greatness shall reach to the ends of the earth” God likes to act in big ways from small unlikely places      Silent retreat      Bethlehem      Womb           Both […]

Do not delay

I was away last week making my annual retreat and was praying for you and your families. Please enjoy the following reflection on today’s Gospel (Luke 1) from Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, at saltandlighttv.org. May you know the peace of Christ, Fr Greg ———————————————— There are two aspects of today’s Visitation scene to consider. The […]

Examination of Conscience Rubric

Have I practiced the virtue of Chastity? For example: • Have I permitted myself to watch movies or daytime television shows which are not edifying, which depict sexual scenarios or which advocate for cohabitation or homosexual relationships? Have I practiced the virtue of Temperance? For example: • Have I indulged my love of sweets or […]