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Fr. Chris' Article - April 22, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 4/20/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, There are many issues and matters that are of great importance to the Church and those that make her up.  However, one that has perennially been foremost in the minds and hearts of pastors and faithful alike is the question of who exactly ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - April 15, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 4/13/18

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, By the time you read of this, the events to which I refer will have already come to pass, but wanted you to ponder, pray for, and give thanks with me! This Saturday will have seen at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in ... Read More »

Deacon Dave Article - April 8, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 4/06/18

Divine Mercy Sunday – April 8, 2018 The highlight of the Church year occurred on Easter Sunday.  I hope your experience of Holy Week, the Triduum and Easter were spirit-filled and inspirational in pursuit of living as believers in and followers of Jesus Christ. With the concomitant joy of ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - April 1, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 3/29/18

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, A happy and joyful Easter to all of you and your loved ones! I hope that this has been a fruitful and fulfilling Lenten journey for all of you.  For me, it seemed to fly by.  But even if it seemed to ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - March 25, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 3/23/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Last week we began an exploration of the practices of receiving the Holy Eucharist.  We continue this week. For those who have been around longer than me, you may recall a time when the priest placed the Host directly into our mouths.  This ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - March 18, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 3/16/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As I’m sure you’re aware by now, I am often given to writing these articles around liturgical matters, especially pertaining to the Mass.  Continuing in this vein, I would like to discuss another small but important portion of the Mass: reception of communion. ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - March 11, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 3/09/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This last Thursday we celebrated the commemoration of St. John of God, who is the founder of the Brothers Hospitallers, and is the patron of hospitals, bookkeepers, and firefighters.  John was born in Portugal in 1495 and was from the start a very ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - March 4, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 3/02/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, In today’s day and age, we are faced with many new and often confusing choices to make, both in the day-to-day, as well as in major life changing occasions.  Sometimes these decisions are moral neutral, but often our decisions can have a good ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - February 25, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 2/24/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Continuing in our thread of quotes from Vatican II’s constitution on the Sacred Liturgy: A suitable place may be allotted to the vernacular in Masses which are celebrated with the people, especially in the readings and “the common prayer [prayers of the faithful]”… ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - February 18, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 2/16/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Once again we find ourselves in the great season of Lent. This truly is a wonderful and formative opportunity for us to grow closer to Christ and His Church. As you know by now, it has been my practice to introduce some changes ... Read More »