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March 19th, 2023

“The lay life is the life of the Church.”Rev. Jean Baptiste Muard, founder of the Edmundite Missions,1843 I really like this quote. I BELIEVE in this quote. It expresses the spirit of Vatican II, only 120 years before the Council was convened. The Edmundite Missionaries have been empowering lay people and respecting the life of …

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March 12th, 2023

Diaconate There are three Ordinations in the Catholic Church. Ordination is an ancient ritual of calling down the Holy Spirit through the laying on of hands by a Bishop. The first Ordination is to the Diaconate (Deacon); next is Priesthood (Priest); and, finally, to the Episcopacy (Bishop). Other titles, such as Monsignor or Cardinal or …

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March 5th, 2023

The Trinity, The Ocean and This Week’s Parish Mission I am writing this article admiring the Atlantic Ocean from Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. To use a word that I really like, I am not simply looking at the ocean, I am truly BEHOLDING it. When we behold something, we gaze at it for …

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February 26th, 2023

Lent is like Maintaining Your Car This past weekend Fr. Kurt gave a simple yet brilliant image for Lent in his homilies at 5:00pm on Saturday and 7:30am on Sunday. His analogy is that this season of reflection that we have begun is like the many details of maintaining your car. Manuals give us schedules …

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February 19, 2023

Perfect. What does that mean? The dictionary defines perfect as:     Having all required or desirable elements, qualities or characteristics.    As good as it is possible to be.    To be complete. There are various experiences in our culture, from sports to academic tests, that define perfection in other ways. Is it possible to …

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