Bulletin: August 28, 2016

  Bulletin: August 28, 2016 Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Humility is a virtue we don’t see much in our times. It seems that bragging, swaggering, and arrogance dominate our fashion for everything and our Internet conversations. Who hasn’t been irritated by the “trolls” who try (usually with bad grammar and poor spelling) to start…

ORDER OF MUSIC: August 21, 2016

ORDER OF MUSIC: August 21, 2016 Many parishioners (and Catholics in general) don’t realize that the Missals of the Church’s liturgy actually prescribes specific scriptural excerpt texts set to chant and other music forms for the ENTRANCE/OFFERTORY and COMMUNION processionals. These are called the Proper Processionals and are the first and pre-eminent choice among four…

Bulletin: August 21, 2016

  Bulletin: August 21, 2016 Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time THE NARROW GATE Life is difficult, and we need this preparation, for as Jesus tells his followers, “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many . . . will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough.” We need to understand that we are…

Bulletin: August 14, 2016

  Bulletin: August 14, 2016 Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Prophets have always had a tough row to hoe. Their words, often unwelcome, are used against them to persecute and even kill them. Such was the fate of the Old Testament prophets, and Jeremiah is a great example of this. Jesus endured opposition from sinners, and…

Bulletin: August 7, 2016

  Bulletin: August 7, 2016 Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time BAD MANAGEMENT Anyone who has reached the age of work has probably experienced what it is like to work under a bad manager. Perhaps that person just does not know how to encourage productivity in a way that is kind and understanding and not abusive. Perhaps…