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Church Restoration Projects 2017

This year I would like us to proceed with some projects in our church to provide needed repairs and to further the beauty and sanctity of our sanctuary. Below are the projects that I have recently proposed to the Parish Council. God has provided donors outside of the parish to fund these projects. The Council […]

The Holy Spirit allows us to become the light of Christ in a dark world

Happy feast of Pentecost! As we celebrate the birthday of the Catholic Church today with the Coming of the Spirit upon the Apostles, the following reflection from my spiritual father and mentor, the late Msgr Thomas Wells, is illuminating and inspiring. May you know the peace of the risen Christ, Fr Greg _____________________________________________________________________ May 18, […]

The Holy Spirit is Real

Pentecost Sunday Church projects ’17 Receive the Holy Spirit     Real, concrete, physical     Like tongues of fire Holy Spirit within us      “Rivers of living water”           Spirit of mercy – Confession           Spirit of peace and joy – Eucharist           Spirit of love – service           Spirit of wisdom – evangelization Better for […]

Until a Cloud Hid Him from Their Sight

Happy Feast of the Ascension! I hope you enjoy this spiritual reflection on the Ascension by Sister Wendy Beckett in this month’s Magnificat. May you know the peace of the risen Christ, Fr Greg ———————————— The accounts of the Ascension, in three of the Gospels (not John’s) and the Acts of the Apostles, differ slightly, […]

Don’t mix Ascension with assumption

Feast of the Ascension – Ascension / Assumption Trip to Ghana     Embassy Visa / Temporary citizenship Citizenship in Heaven      Requirements from heavenly embassy      Baptism      Commandments      Serve the poor      Eucharist Living for heaven? Living Heaven on earth? http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_Ascension_2017.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Have you been Confirmed?

“Confirmation …brings a deepening of baptismal grace. It strengthens our relationship to God the Father as adopted children, draws us nearer to Jesus, and increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit within us. Confirmation intensifies our bond with the Church to help us spread and defend the faith”.  – Fr. Oscar Lukefahr, “We Believe”, p. […]

Ahhh, Holy Spirit

6th Sunday of Easter Ghana Spirit as Consoler Peace, joy Within us Spirit as Advocate Speaks for us Evangelization, prayer, praise of Father and Son Down upon us Baptism/ Confirmation Loved Spirit leads us to F and S / Eucharist http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_6th_Sunday_Easter_2017.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

We will see Him in the faces of each of these women

I’m sorry that I’m not able to say this in person, but Happy Mother’s Day to all of our mothers, grandmothers, spiritual mothers, and godmothers! The beauty of May reflects the beauty of our mothers, especially Mary, the Mother of God and our Heavenly Mother. As I am still away, I wanted to give you […]

Share With Francis

Last week, we had a fruitful and stimulating conversation at our Young Adult Bible study. It is part of a worldwide conversation that the Church is beginning to have with Catholic youth and young adults in preparation for next year’s Synod which is explained below (from sharewithFrancis.org). This conversation was called a ―Listening Session, and […]

Lectio Divina Explained

Are you familiar with Lectio Divina? It is an old form of prayer that has become popular again in the Church. The phrase is Latin for ―divine reading, and it means to pray with Scripture. Here is a nice description from ignatianspiritualty.com: When a person wants to use Lectio Divina as a prayer form today, […]