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The Fourth Sunday of Advent: Preparation and Thanksgiving. THE CITY AND THE WORLD - December 20, 2015 ... other words, how often do we give thanks for the gifts that we have been given? In the midst of the busyness of these last days leading up to Christmas, can we take the time to thank God for all that we have been given, and for all that God continues to give us? In the collect, the opening prayer of today's Mass, we asked that "we, to whom the Incarnation of the Lord was made known by the message of an Angel, may by his Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of the ...http://jesuitjoe.blogspot.com/2015/12/the-fourth-sunday-of-advent-preparation.html
Friday Potpourri: Generally Speaking This Is Pretty Universal ADAM'S ALE - December 11, 2015 ... required part of the Mass. Yup. You can skip it. It is "DESIRABLE" that there "usually be" such a prayer at Masses with the people, which means you could dump it. (Just try it and see how many people freak out.) Here are some of the various titles of this prayer to help us understand what their function is: " General Intercessions " " Prayer of the Faithful " " Universal Prayer " What aren't they? " Personal Intercessions " " Prayer of a Faithful " " Individual Prayer " These ...http://clevelandpriest.blogspot.com/2015/12/friday-potpourri-generally-speaking.html
A Parish School Turns Failure Into Success CRISIS MAGAZINE - November 18, 2015 ... dreams, and health, and quiet breathing. ∼ John Keats, the opening to Endymion In 1923 Polish immigrants, living in Grand Rapids and earning their bread from the choking dust of the gypsum quarries, completed their parish church, Sacred Heart of Jesus, and heard the first Mass to be celebrated on the main floor. I've recently returned from visiting that church. It is a magnificent structure, built like a Roman basilica, with a high coffered ceiling, elegant stained ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/gcMRzGbLJKs/a-parish-school-turns-failure-into-success