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2nd Sunday of ADVENT, December 9,2018

Posted by Anne Wing

Only the very perceptive might have noticed that we’ve begun reading from Luke’s gospel. We’ve left Mark behind, and as we enter upon a new Church year ( Church Calendar begins with Advent)  we are reading this wonderful gospel text which favors the anawim, or the “littlest” among us.  ... Read More »

First Sunday of Advent - December 2, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

“The days are coming, says the LORD…”

It seems to me I am always caught by surprise with the onset of Advent each year.  I know it’s coming.  I enjoy the Season of Advent, this time of waiting, of preparing, of expecting.  I enjoy the near-but-not-yet-ness of these days. ... Read More »

Feast of Christ The King-November 25,2018

Posted by Anne Wing

A little more than a month ago, there was an opinion piece that was published in the New York Times entitled “It’s Getting Harder to Talk About God.”  The piece was authored by Jonathan Merrit, and he started out by observing that more than 70% of Americans self-identify as ... Read More »

November 18, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

Later this week, most of us will gather with family and friends to celebrate the uniquely wonderful holiday of Thanksgiving. Here at Lourdes, our marking of the annual holiday will begin tomorrow evening with the Interfaith Thanksgiving Service taking place at Temple Ramat Zion (Devonshire & White Oak). On ... Read More »

November 11, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

November 11th, in the United States, is the day on which we celebrate Veterans Day.  On this day, we honor all those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.  It is celebrated today because on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, in 1918, ... Read More »

November 4, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

A few months ago, one of our parishioners approached me to share his observation that there was no prayer for vocations in the missalettes we use in Church.  He wondered if we might get one inserted.    I see now that a Prayer for Vocations has returned to the missalette’s ... Read More »

October 28,2018

Posted by Anne Wing

This Thursday, November 1st, we will be celebrating the Feast of All Saints.  In our Catholic tradition, it remains one of the “holy days of obligation,” and we will follow our usual “Holy Day” mass schedule (located on the front page of our bulletin.)  This offers us all an ... Read More »

October 21, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

Last week Pope Francis canonized seven new saints for our Church.  Two of them got a lot of attention in the press, while the other five barely rated a mention.  One large newspaper referred to them simply as “five others.”  The two “prime-time” celebrity saints were Archbishop Oscar Romero, ... Read More »

October 14, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

This Sunday’s gospel is one I find very interesting.  Just as Jesus is about to leave on a journey, a man runs up to ask him what he must do to enter into eternal life?  I smile when I read this, because in all my years, even though I ... Read More »

October 7, 2018 Respect Life Sunday

Posted by Anne Wing

When I read today’s gospel passage from Mark (10:2-16), I can’t help but think back on the years of ministry in which I have been engaged.  Specifically, I can’t help but think about all the people I have encountered who have approached me for help in securing an annulment.  ... Read More »