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September 3, 2017 - The Mysteries of the Rosary

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 9/07/17

Last week we talked about novenas and the Rosary. Praying the Mysteries of the Rosary are a study in Holy Scripture. With each decade of the Rosary we reflect on a different aspect of the life of Jesus. In the Joyful Mysteries we reflect on the events surrounding the birth of Jesus. In the ... Read More »

August 27, 2017 - Novenas

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 9/07/17

Novena: The public or private devotional practices over a period of nine consecutive days or, by extension, over nine weeks in which one day is set aside for the devotions. For example, attending Mass on nine consecutive First Fridays. The word novena is derived from the Latin word novem, ... Read More »

August 20, 2017 - Indulgences

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 8/24/17

We sometimes see at the end of prayers and devotions and novenas that praying that particular prayer will give an indulgence.  So what is an indulgence?  According to the Encyclopedia of Catholic Devotions and Practices, an indulgence is the remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sin ... Read More »

August 13, 2017 - Devotions

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 8/24/17

Devotions take many forms and are begun by many people—most often after a visit by or conversation with Jesus, his Blessed Mother, or a saint—to that person. The devotion of attending Mass and devoting the first Friday of nine consecutive months to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, for example, ... Read More »

August 6, 2017 - Liturgical or Devotional?

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 8/13/17

What is the difference between liturgical and devotional?  According to the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Jesus is always present in his Church but especially in her liturgical celebrations.  He is present in the Sacrifice of Holy Mass and in his Sacraments.  He is most significantly present in the ... Read More »

July 30, 2017 - St. James, the "Greater" Apostle

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 7/27/17

This past Tuesday we celebrated the Feast of Saint James, “the Greater”, Apostle.  He and his brother John are called by Jesus as they are mending their nets in their boat on the Sea of Galilee.  Saint James was a member of the inner circle of the Apostles.  With ... Read More »

July 23, 2017 - The Transfiguration of the Lord and the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 7/27/17

August 6 is the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. This is an often forgotten feast as it is not normally a Sunday celebration and not a Holy Day of Obligation. This year it falls on a Sunday and, thus, we can all participate. Jesus, in his Transfiguration, ... Read More »

July 16, 2017 - Parish Ministries

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 7/27/17

Being active within a parish community does not only mean attending and serving at Holy Mass. There are many other ministries where one can assist or participate. Prayer groups include the Rosary Makers, Legion of Mary, Rosary Leaders, Prayer Chain, adorer at Adoration on First Fridays, to name a ... Read More »

July 9, 2017 Liturgical Ministries

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 7/27/17

Liturgical Ministries we have discussed to date are Lector, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, and Altar Server. Other ministries within Holy Mass are Usher/Greeter, and Choir member. Ushers and Greeters are the first people we encounter as we come into the church. They greet us and welcome us into ... Read More »

July 2, 2017 - Ministry of Altar Server

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 7/01/17

Today is the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.  

The Entrance Antiphon: All peoples, clap your hands. Cry to God with shouts of Joy!

The Responsorial Psalm: For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.How do we give back to God for his goodness? Over the past ... Read More »