Category Archives: Prayer

Intercession of the Saints

Taking the side of the Pharisees over the Sadducees, Jesus testifies to life after death. “That the dead will rise even Moses made known in the passage about the bush, when he called ‘Lord’ the God of Abraham, the God … Continue reading

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A Reflection on the Lord’s Prayer

Having celebrated this morning the memorial Mass for St. Francis of Assisi, I am inspired by the votive Gospel reading (Matthew 11:25-30) to reflect upon the Our Father. This may seem a bit odd as the reading was not about … Continue reading

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Stations of the Cross at Holy Family

OPENING PRAYER:  When our Lord enters Jerusalem, he is acclaimed with palm branches and cries of Hosanna.  Nevertheless, many of the same voices that praise him will eventually cry, “Crucify him!”  The drama is glorious and frightful.  While we are … Continue reading

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Never Be Too Busy for Each Other & God

Families are very busy these days.  Husbands and wives work outside the home.  Many feel that two incomes are mandatory if they are to make it.  This lifestyle choice must be balanced with childcare needs and schools.  I have detected … Continue reading

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A Priest’s Reflection During a Time of Crisis

When I was a boy pondering a vocation some forty years ago, I was intrigued by a pamphlet from the Divine Word Missionaries.  It chronicled a lonely priest with his mule carrying his Mass and medical supplies as he journeyed … Continue reading

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ADW: Gaudete et Exsultate Reflection

There is a new initiative through the Archdiocese of Washington where resources have been developed to help the faithful grow in holiness through the Apostolic Exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate. 30-Day Prayer Journal: Developed for both social media use as well as … Continue reading

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Pastor’s Reflection on Immaculate Conception

The Mystery of our Lady as the Immaculate Conception is one that speaks to the Church about the identity of Christ and the sanctity of life. Things are not preserved from sin or forgiven, only persons. This dogma reminds us … Continue reading

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Marian Prayer Program: Immaculate Conception Image

The Immaculate Conception icon or image remained on display through Wednesday night, October 16 for services that began at 7:00 PM. We changed the order of the service, starting with a Rosary as is our usual practice. Mass would have … Continue reading

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Marian Prayer Program: Immaculate Conception Image

The Immaculate Conception Prayer Program The Immaculate Conception Prayer Program began August 7 at the 131st Supreme Convention in San Antonio, Texas. This program features an image of Mary as the Immaculate Conception, which is a copy of the original … Continue reading

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ADW: Stations of the Cross by Cardinal Wuerl

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