Stewardship & the Eucharist

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

Jesus is the Melody

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

Where the World Ends and Heaven Begins

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

Something Beautiful

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

One > 12,000

Over the weekend it was my joy to attend the Eucharistic Congress in Charlotte, North Carolina. Since it is my home diocese, I had attended a few times before as a participant but this was my first time as a vendor. So one major difference this time around was I did not process through the streets … Continue reading One > 12,000

Everyday Stewardship / 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

While he was still speaking, people from the synagogue official’s house arrived and said, “Your daughter has died; why trouble the teacher any longer?” Disregarding the message that was reported, Jesus said to the synagogue official, “Do not be afraid; just have faith.”  He did not allow anyone to accompany him inside except Peter, James, … Continue reading Everyday Stewardship / 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time