When I taught high school theology, it was one of many vocabulary words that students got confused: Assumption, Ascension, Annunciation. To help them remember, I offered a type of mnemonic device. Which vocabulary word is used to describe when Jesus bodily rises to heaven … Continue readingHappy Feast of the Assumption!
Our oldest son is 15. Last year, he began lifting weights and working out before school in addition to his soccer practices. Looking at him, he seemed to be in top physical shape. However, every so often he “tweaked” his knee. He’d ice it, rest … Continue readingLifting Weights – Smoothing our Broken
Last month, we discussed the July devotion to the Precious Blood. Today, we explore the August devotion to the Most Blessed Sacrament. We know, as Catholics, that we encounter Jesus whenever we go to Mass and experience the Consecration. When wine and bread are transformed … Continue readingAugust: The Month of the Blessed Sacrament
Welcome to the series “You did it to me” where we will be discussing the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy. This will be a twice a month series from March to September 2015. We hope you enjoy! So also is the resurrection of … Continue readingYou Did it to Me: To Bury the Dead
Approaching the big day, my daughter started her countdown. “Mom, this is the last Sunday that I won’t be able to receive Communion.” “Dad, this is the last school mass when I won’t be able to receive Communion.” So was the week leading up to … Continue readingReflections on First Holy Communion