An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for Transfiguration of the Lord, August 6, 2017 There are times in our lives that we get the chance to see a glimpse of heaven. It may be through the love of another, loved one or stranger. Sometimes it may even be an event that seems … Continue reading A Glimpse of Heaven
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for Feast of Corpus Christi 2017 When I was a child I can remember stopping by my parish or another local Catholic Church to just spend some time in prayer before the Holy Eucharist. We didn’t have exposition and adoration much in those days, but we were keenly aware of the … Continue reading Stewardship & the Eucharist
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016 My father would always say to me when I was growing up, “Whatever is mine is yours.” He was always very generous toward me, and if I am being truthful, probably spoiled me. We were not a rich family by any measure, but … Continue reading God’s Generosity
My heart aches for the parents of a little boy who recently lost his life while vacationing on a Disney property. This post was written before news of this event broke. Please read my post from the following day as well HERE. Have you ever been to Disneyland or Disney World? Disney is quite an … Continue reading Where is the Happiest Place on Earth?
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) 2016 When I was younger, for many years I helped lead the music for our parish liturgies. The “more grand” liturgies stand out to me: First Communion, Confirmation, Christmas, etc. It was at one of those First … Continue reading Jesus is the Melody
Read my reflection for Liturgical Publications' Midweek Reflection Panis Angelicus fit panis hominem. (May the bread of Angels become bread for mankind.) This world is not always the easiest place to live. Few would mistake our earthly existence for heaven. Yet, we live in hope of heaven because God crashed into human history through the Incarnation, Jesus Christ, … Continue reading Where the World Ends and Heaven Begins
Today's video is an extended version of a Mr. Bean skit I have been showing for quite some time at Building a Vibrant Parish Seminars I lead around the country. It really makes people laugh and breaks the ice. Every church probably has a Mr. Bean or two. Not everyone will be on the same … Continue reading Did You See Mr. Bean at Church This Past Sunday?
For more than two decades, I was involved with RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.) There are many reasons why people decide to deepen their relationship with God or become fully initiated into the Catholic Church. Each person has a unique story and journey. It is one of the aspects of working with RCIA … Continue reading The Good News of Catholic Schools
I love the way my children sometimes clean their rooms. They will take all their stuff that is out and covering everything and shove it their closet and under the bed. If you can’t see a mess, there isn’t a mess. I was thinking about something similar these recent days when snow came down to … Continue reading Something Beautiful