Monthly Archives: May 2013

Designated Churches – Year of Faith

As part of Year of Faith observances, the diocesan offices of formational ministries and evangelization have developed intercessions in English and Spanish for use at Masses and Sunday Celebrations beginning with the Third Sunday of Lent. Each month parishes and … Continue reading

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Seeking to Understand the Trinity

If you sometimes find the Church’s teachings incomprehensible, be encouraged by today’s Gospel. Recognizing how bewildered his disciples have become, Jesus says, “I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.” Then he promises that “the … Continue reading

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The Day of The Holy Spirit

John’s Gospel tells us that when Jesus “breathed” on the disciples, the Holy Spirit came into them, empowering them to forgive sins and to gather all people into union with one another. The book of Genesis had explained the divisions … Continue reading

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Ascension Celebration

There are a number of obvious themes that emerge from the Ascension celebration. One of the most prominent is that God in Christ is not just inherent, but also transcendent, and that Christ is high over all, truly and justly … Continue reading

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The Workings of the Spirit

Anyone who has seen a loved one off to a new adventure knows how difficult it is to rejoice, even when we are reasonably optimistic about their future. So, we can imagine how difficult it must have been for the … Continue reading

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