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!
Spring Break… Answering the Challenge As Spring Break approached, it seems the talk of the school and even the city, centers around where everyone is going. Florida, Mexico, cruises… they all seem to be popular answers. Those of us “stuck” at home feel … Continue readingSpring Break
This weekend’s Confirmation Mass began with a bit of excitement and a late start. Our bishop came pealing into the parking lot from a Fairbanks priest’s funeral with just minutes to spare, but he processed into church cool and composed. I imagine it has happened … Continue readingWitness to Confirmation
Ahh, the start of a new school year. Supply lists, book bills, registration, homework, learning the ways of the teachers this year. Then, add in extracurricular activities and sports schedules. Oh, and an injured teenager preparing for surgery and … Continue readingMea Culpa
Recently, I attended a monthly diocesan women’s night where women from the area are invited to listen to a speaker on a topic related to our Catholic faith, as well as have a chance for confession and Eucharistic adoration. It is a wonderfully enriching time! … Continue readingDo You Know Who You Are in the Father’s Eyes?