Forty Hours Devotion

Tonight, beginning immediately after the vigil Mass for the Immaculate Conception, our parish will have forty hours of Adoration, with intentions for the Pro Life movement. It’s an annual event at our parish, and our whole family is participating this year. The first shift is only about half an hour, lasting from the end of…

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Jesse Tree Reading: First Friday

Are you keeping up with the readings? Today’s Jesse Tree reading is Genesis 22:1-14. Today’s reading ought to be pretty clear as to why it has to do with Jesus. And if you’re really interested in typology and Salvation history throughout the Bible, I highly recommend the Podcast for Understanding the Scriptures. [Our Jesse Tree…

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Advent is Not for Preparing for Christmas

Really. Barb, SFO Mom extraordinaire, pointed out this post by a minor friar, who tells us what we are really preparing for during Advent. It’s nothing new to rant about how the secular holiday of “Christmas” always ruins the observance of Advent. I even know a priest who says, provocatively, “I don’t celebrate Christmas. I…

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