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About Advent Wreaths

Traditionally, Advent wreaths are constructed of a circle of evergreen branches into which four candles are inserted, representing the four weeks of Advent. Ideally, three candles are purple and one is rose, but white candles can also be used. The purple candles in particular symbolize the prayer, penance, …

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: December 1, 2017

FRIDAY, December 1st is the First Friday of the month. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament begins at 10:00 A. M. and concludes at 2:00 P. M. Join us upstairs in the meeting room after the 11:40 A. M. and 12:15 P. M. Masses for lunch and fellowship.

The Two Comings of Christ

Today’s Solemnity always takes place on the last Sunday of Ordinary Time before the beginning of Advent and the start of a new liturgical year. In Advent, we prepare for the two comings of Christ – as a baby in Bethlehem, and His return as a king in …

Reflections on Life & Considering Our Own Epitaphs

The Victorians were noted for their interest in all things related to death. They built great tombs for their heroes and cherished their love ones through the possession of memento mori – personal items that once belonged to loved ones, such as a lock of hair or a …

Wisdom can be found by those who seek her

In today’s gospel reading, Jesus cautions his listeners to stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour. He warns them not to be like the foolish bridesmaids who were unprepared. They assumed they could always get more oil for their torches whenever they needed it, …

God is the Greatest

They called him “The Lip of Louisville,” a heavyweight boxer who followed his gold medal victory in the 1960 Rome Olympics with a professional career that quickly led to two things: amazing success and widespread animosity. There was no doubting his ability, but his brash personality and in-your-face …