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
- Reconciliation Lectionary: Isaiah 53:4-6
- Schizophrenic Psalm
- DPPL 261: Shrines and Pilgrimages
- The Armchair Liturgist: Veil Or Not
- DPPL 260: Various Popular Devotions to the Dead
- The Armchair Liturgist: Cuing Passion Responses
- DPPL 259: Modern Aversion to Death
- Contrition and Delay
- DPPL 258: Matters to Avoid Concerning Death
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Category Archives: Parish Life
One of our parishioners did a marvelous job on our new Lent vestment. Draped in the sacristy is one thing–the look is better in the church with it hanging on a clerical body. My pastor put in a request a … Continue reading
In my parish, the shrine of the Blessed Mother icon is framed by many receptacles for small candles. The wick’d wax of choice is tea lights our volunteer team (a mother and daughter) acquires from Hobby Lobby for us. A … Continue reading
Our parish was featured on a video produced by our colleagues and consultants at Evangelical Catholic. You can see some of the testimony from my staff colleagues and parishioners.
Amazingly, not every student has departed for home. Iowa State gives a whole week bracketed by two weekends for Thanksgiving vacation. When I was in college, we got four days. Nine seems nice. Still, the student center was largely abandoned … Continue reading
I have seen some, but few monstrances that did not have the sunburst design. One of the art projects my parish will be tackling sometime in the next year is commissioning an artist to craft a new monstrance. One of … Continue reading
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