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December 30, 2018 - Feast of the Holy Family

Posted by Anne Wing

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. It’s a day when we can assert with confidence that the unconditional love God has for us is the foundation of familial love. However, there seems to be to be something of a challenge in ... Read More »

Christmas Day

Posted by Anne Wing

We are glad you are here with us today!  Some of us are here to spend time with family and friends, some of us are here because this is our parish.  All of us are here because today we celebrate the joy of what God has done.  2018 marks ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Advent, December 23, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

On this Fourth Sunday of Advent, I am struck by the language of “blessing” that pervades our gospel text today.  I’m also touched by how the evangelist helps us to “keep it real.”

Luke’s writing reminds us that Elizabeth, “filled with the Holy Spirit,” can hardly contain herself.  It ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Advent- December 16,2018

Posted by Anne Wing

Every year about this time, I receive questions from some of our parishioners looking for information about one of the more un-talked-about realities of Church life.  Most of us are used to making contributions either by a direct deposit from our bank accounts, or using envelopes, or dropping cash ... Read More »

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 »