Category Archives: Seasonal reflections

Scripture reflections – Sunday March 13th

Gn 2:7-9; 3:1-7;  Rom 5:12-19; Mt 4:1-11 1st Sunday in Lent One of the questions raised by those who have misgivings about the new liturgical translations which will take effect in the United States next Advent concerns the current wording … Continue reading

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The Empty Manger

It’s a Catholic custom not to place the statue of the baby Jesus in the Nativity Scene under the tree or on the grounds of the parish until Christmas.  I never really gave this custom much thought until this year. … Continue reading

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Scripture reflections – Sunday, December 5th (Mt 3:1-12)

Second Sunday in Advent Am I worthy to carry Jesus’ sandals?  Are you? In this week’s gospel, John the Baptist says he is not worthy to carry Jesus’ sandals.  John the Baptist!  Even Jesus himself praises John as a great … Continue reading

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Halloween – the little Easter

Why do I consider Halloween a “little Easter”?  Several reasons: 1) Liturgically – Halloween (“All Hallows Eve”) is the first day of the sacred triduum (three days) of the Fall. It’s followed by All Saints’ Day on November 1st and … Continue reading

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