Category Archives: Parish Life

Parish Art

One of our parish’s Liturgy Commission members wrote a series for the summer bulletins on the stories behind various works of art in our parish. It was adapted for our parish website here. We have moved exclusively to commissioning artists … Continue reading

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Difficult Prayers

My parish has a long tradition of parishioners composing the intercessions for weekend Masses. I’m responsible for the final edit. I use that if we have a death of a parishioner and get word of it on Saturday. Otherwise I’m … Continue reading

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Partners in Prayer and Ministry

One of my parishioners serves on the Honduras Ministry Committee. Our connection is through our former staff member, John Donaghy. The pitch: We are looking for ways to created greater solidarity with our sister parish in Dulce Nombre de Maria. … Continue reading

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Management for Seminarians

RNS has a feature on forming priests-to-be in management skills. Good for Villanova, but this kind of thing should be a prerequisite for ordination. If a priest wants to be a pastor, that is. I noticed the “Rebuilt” priest, Michael … Continue reading

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Servicing Weddings

When I was at Creighton University last month, I got involved with music in the on-campus parish, St John’s. There’s a music rehearsal room in the very back, behind the apse. A sign informed me: Music rehearsal room Saturday 4pm … Continue reading

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Knowing Christ

The students have “WNL” (Wednesday Night Liturgy) weekly during the summer session. Tonight they did Lectio Divina, and naturally, I could not stay away. (I had some last-minute packing up in my office to boot.) The Scripture they gave was … Continue reading

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Last Day

Because it’s Sunday, and not Saturday, I will have to miss the festival of football on ten NBC networks this morning. It’s also Confirmation at a 2pm Mass, so I’ll miss all the post-game punditry, too. The young miss would be … Continue reading

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