about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve in worship and spiritual life in a midwestern university parish.
about John Donaghy
John is a lay missionary since 2007 with a parish in western Honduras. Before that he served in campus ministry and social justice ministry in Iowa. His ministry blog is http://hermanojuancito.blogspot.com
He also blogs reflections on the lectionary and saints/heroes/events of the date at http://walktheway.wordpress.com
He'll be a long-term contributor here analyzing the Latin American bishops' document from their 2007 Aparecida Conference.
Vatican II pages
Melody on Sacraments During The Tri… Liam on Reconciliation Lectionary: Mat… Jim McCrea on Socks Off Anne on Sacraments During The Tri… hashtagcatholic on Triduum Fast thurifer on The Kiss of Peace FrMichael on I See No Blood Upon The M… FrMichael on Sacraments During The Tri… Devin on Bad Bishops: “Bad Pope,… Marie on The Armchair Liturgist Reminds…
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Category Archives: Parish Life
Two days late for the saint’s feast, and two days early for the worldwide day of prayer and fasting, but here is the prayer I pieced together for a group meeting yesterday: Music Da pacem, Domine (Grant peace, Lord.) (Jacques … Continue reading
Confessors in Britain report an uptick in the interest in the Sacrament of Penance. The Pope Francis effect? Pope Benedict’s visit three years ago? I’d prefer to attribute it to God’s grace. I’m sure the two most recent popes would … Continue reading
This is my view at night when I go home. First, walking past the altar with the light setting on “night.” Just eight small lamps shine on the platform. One post hits the far wall. The two saint shrines: Thomas … Continue reading
My colleague Fr Richmond preached at our four Masses this past weekend. If you want the reference to the coconut tree, check his homily two weeks ago.
When we commissioned our parish processional crucifix a few years ago, part of the plan was to produce a holy card as well. Our parishioner Mike Lanning did a fantastic job on layout. I love the holy card size with … Continue reading
My pastor, Fr Jon Seda preached it this weekend:
Every August, the parish produces a publication piece that includes staff member introductions. Often there’s a “gimmick” attached. One year, people had to match our baby pictures with our latest mug shots. In another handout, we were pictured as we … Continue reading
Who came up with that silly term, “staycation,” anyway? We had our third training/commissioning session for parishioners on the new sound system this afternoon. Chris from ECC was with us from Friday through the weekend to help get Masses going … Continue reading
My parish’s sound system installation proceeds. By the end of next week, we should have completed installation and “commissioning,” including an orientation to new hardware. We’ll also be tweaking the weekend of 13-14 July. One piece that was criticized, despite … Continue reading
For her big Scouting project, a young friend of mine has been planning a peace pole for the parish prayer garden and a tree of peace cranes for the church’s narthex. Here she is (right) at work with her parents … Continue reading
Matthew Kelly is popular among many of our people at the student center. We have a handful of his books in the library. For about a decade, I’ve heard of his speaking appearances. When Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic … Continue reading
From the East balcony, a view over our narthex and the Rite of Baptism as celebrated at a recent Sunday Mass. What’s interesting is that over the past fourteen years, no young person or anybody else for that matter, needs … Continue reading
I posted this on the parish’s liturgy facebook page yesterday. We provide resources for prayer, but as with many church things, you have to know where to look. At the very top, we have a few missalettes for people who … Continue reading
In thirty years of playing at weddings I had a first tonight. Sixty-some minutes before the wedding, it surfaced that groom and bride had no wedding license. They thought the church provided that. No, we do not. Our city is … Continue reading