May 7, 2017

Posted by Anne Wing

This weekend our parish celebrates the joy of ninety-one young people approaching the altar and participating fully in Eucharist with us for the first time. Traditionally we usually refer to this wonderful occasion of grace as “First Communion”.

Every time we celebrate “First Communion” in a parish, I am ... Read More »

April 30, 2017

Posted by Anne Wing

The Easter season stretches from Easter Vigil through Pentecost, and every year the Church offers us a feast of opportunities to reflect on scriptures that explicitly invite us to reflect on what it means to be a Christian in the world. Here at Lourdes, we have been exploring that ... Read More »

April 23,2017

Posted by Anne Wing

Last weekend we celebrated a wonderful explosion of faith in our church as we entered fully into the great three-day feast that is the Triduum - Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter. The culmination of the celebration saw eleven people join our community, in a sense beginning new lives ... Read More »

Easter Sunday April 16,2017

Posted by Anne Wing

Without any doubt, Easter is my most favorite of all Church feasts, holidays, whatever you want to call it. I find myself, year after year, caught up in the whole excitement of it all. It is the telling of the core truth of our faith. God created the world ... Read More »

PALM SUNDAY - April 9,2017

Posted by Anne Wing

As we come to the beginning of our celebration of Holy Week this year, I am reminded that this is one of those moments that somehow unites Catholic Christians the world over. There is something wonderfully intense about Palm Sunday as it prepares us for the great liturgies of ... Read More »

April 2,2017

Posted by Anne Wing

For three weeks this Lent, we listen to the gospel of John. Here we read some of the most profound narratives that have to do with conversion, with turning toward Jesus and experiencing newness of life in him.

The gospel of Jesus encountering the Samaritan woman at the well, ... Read More »

March 26, 2017

Posted by Anne Wing

Last week we considered the theme of discipleship and what it means for us. As part of our initial reflections, we observed “The baptizing and teaching that accompanies this work of making disciples is carried out by the Church in all manner of ways, and it is for us ... Read More »

March 19, 2017

Posted by Anne Wing

In last week’s column we had begun to describe what being a disciple in 2017 might look like here at Our Lady of Lourdes. We observed that a disciple in the year 2017 as a person who can acknowledge that they need and desire a relationship with God in ... Read More »

March 12,2017

Posted by Anne Wing

Embracing God’s People - Equipping Disciples - Accompanying Believers

Last week I shared some reflections on what it means to be a parish of believers who are committed to equipping disciples. I shared with you some of my reflections on St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians in which he ... Read More »

MARCH 5, 2017

Posted by Anne Wing

Last week we began to explore some of the ideas around what it meant to be a people who “embrace” others. Some of the questions we suggested focused on our capacity for being a hospitable people, a welcoming people. On this First Sunday of Lent, we continue to reflect ... Read More »