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June 24, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

It doesn’t happen too often, but this year the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist falls on a Sunday. The scriptures for this solemn holiday in the Church all have echoes of a common thread… They have to do with the unfolding of God’s work ... Read More »

June 17, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

As I reflect on some thoughts for this week, I can’t help but be mindful that in the course of recent days we have celebrated the Priestly ordinations of nine men for service within the Archdiocese (including our former intern, Peter Saucedo), and the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Marc ... Read More »

June 10, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

Last week we were reflecting on one of the great Sermons (272) of St. Augustine. Because it was Corpus Christi, we were looking particularly at some of his wisdom with respect to our understanding of what it means to be a Eucharistic people.

“When you received exorcism, you ... Read More »

The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ - June 3, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

Every year when we come to celebrate the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, or Corpus Christi, I am reminded of one of the great sermons of St. Augustine on the nature of the Eucharist (272). It’s an ancient exhortation that reminds us that how we participate ... Read More »

THE MOST HOLY TRINITY - May 27, 20218

Posted by Anne Wing

Last weekend, on Saturday morning, the day before Pentecost, about 70 people, leaders of the different ministries in our parish, came together for our sixth annual Leadership Conference. We took the morning to reflect on the goings-on here in our parish, and to consider how we can better ... Read More »

PENTECOST SUNDAY - May 20,2018

Posted by Anne Wing

Today we celebrate the great Feast of Pentecost. It is the fiftieth day of Easter and the day on which we commemorate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on believers and the “beginning” of the Church of Jesus Christ. This is the day on which we listen to ... Read More »

May 13, 2018 - The Ascension of the Lord

Posted by Anne Wing

May is traditionally observed as the month of Mary in our Catholic calendar, and at our Family Prayer Group on May 1st, our prayer focused on the role of Mary, the mother of Jesus. I thought that the prayer offered some wonderful insights into Mary as mother, and I ... Read More »

May 6, 2018 - 6th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Anne Wing

In these days when about 90 of our young people are approaching the altar to share Eucharist with us for the first time, we continue to reflect on what it means for us to receive Eucharist, or to share in Communion together.

When we gather in church on Sunday ... Read More »

5th Sunday of Easter - April 29, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

In these days when about 90 of our young people are approaching the altar to share Eucharist with us for the first time, we continue to reflect on what it means for us to receive Eucharist, or to share in Communion together.

Perhaps not known by most of ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Easter - April 22,2018

Posted by Anne Wing

This Sunday sees Our Lady of Lourdes kicking into post-Easter “Sacrament Season”. Even as I write these words, I’m cringing a little inside, because the truth is that here in our parish, by the grace of God, we are constantly celebrating sacrament. Our parish community is very much alive. ... Read More »