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Trivia, History, Legend and Music - For Epiphany A CONCORD PASTOR COMMENTS - January 1, 2015 The Magi by He Qi I sometimes begin my Epiphany homily (this year celebrated on January 4) with a quiz on the day's gospel which the assembly will have just heard proclaimed from Matthew . The Annual Epiphany Trivia Quiz See how you do on the quiz. Don't peek at the answers (below) until you've answered all the questions! 1) How many wise men are mentioned in today's gospel? 2) How many kings are mentioned in today's gospel? 3) How many ...http://concordpastor.blogspot.com/2015/01/trivia-history-legend-and-music-for.html
Will You Say Grace on Thanksgiving Day? A CONCORD PASTOR COMMENTS - November 25, 2014 Perhaps you'll be called on to offer a prayer before Thanksgiving Day dinner tomorrow. And perhaps one or more of these posts will help you with that task. Some of these were posted earlier this week, others are going up today... Grace Before Thanksgiving Day Dinner Saying Grace - Norman Rockwell Blest are you, Lord, God of all creation! Through your goodness ...http://concordpastor.blogspot.com/2014/11/will-you-say-grace-on-thanksgiving-day.html
Monday Morning Offering: 11/24 A CONCORD PASTOR COMMENTS - November 23, 2014 Coffee in the Morning Good morning, good God! This week is a special time, Lord, to do what we should do always and everywhere: give you thanks and praise! I offer you thanks for all the people I so often take for granted: those who serve me in a hundred, quiet ways each day; those who work with me, around me and near me; those who so often make my life easier and my work lighter; those whose work so ...http://concordpastor.blogspot.com/2014/11/monday-morning-offering-1124.html
How to Reverently Prepare for Mass FROM THE PULPIT OF MY LIFE - November 15, 2014 he church's guidelines for the celebration of the Eucharist are to be found at the beginning of the Roman Missal , the large prayer book on the altar that the priest reads from during Mass. There, in the "General Instruction on the Roman Missal," No. 45, it is stated that "even before the celebration [of Mass] itself, it is praiseworthy for silence to be observed in the church, in the sacristy, in the vesting room and in ...http://www.fromthepulpitofmylife.com/2014/11/preparing-for-mass/
"What Can I Give?" HOMILIES AND OCCASIONAL THOUGHTS - October 29, 2014 Last week, our parish launched a five-week initiative to promote spiritual growth. We called it "The Covenant of One" because everyone's being asked to offer God each week an hour of prayer, an hour of service, and one hour's wages. I will post the hand-outs (developed by parishioners) on my blog each week . One wonderful part of the initiative is a hymn with lyrics written by a parishioner just for the Covenant of One. ...http://gregorynsmith.blogspot.com/2014/10/what-can-i-give.html
Where to Wear Emotions FOOTPRINTS ON THE JOURNEY - October 3, 2014 ... part. When I'm happy, I laugh; when I'm confused, you can tell; and when I am sad, I cry. But it hasn't always been that way. In my teenage years, I buried most of my emotions so deep down that you could hardly tell what I was thinking or feeling. This "new" way of living is much better. Who wants to walk around like a giant vault of secrets everywhere they go? Hiding everything from good to bad deep down inside? It gets ...http://cnyfootprints.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/where-to-wear-emotions/