Browsing Fr. James Marshall Weekly Blog

A GOOD START

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 4/16/18

A GOOD START I want to thank our building committee, and all the volunteers who helped get our capital campaign off to a great start. The response was overwhelmingly positive and I am confident that we will be able to successfully reach our goal, with the help of God’s ... Read More »

Holy Saturday

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 3/31/18

The Lord’s Descent into Hell   An anonymous ancient homilist Saturday, March 31, 2018

What is happening? Today there is a great silence over the earth, a great silence, and stillness, a great silence because the King sleeps; the earth was in terror and was still, because God slept in the ... Read More »

Worth Watching

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 3/12/18

This video is so well done that I wanted to share it with you.

The Seven Deadly Sins

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 2/22/18

The seven deadly sins are those deep drives of sin within us that are really the root of all sins. If we know what they are we can confront and defeat them with the help of God's grace. I found a wonderful video that explains each of the seven ... Read More »

The Doctor We Need

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 12/14/17

The Mystical Doctor

Our world is desperate need of healing. People and nations are morally and spiritually sick to the point of death. The kind of healing that we need can only be acquired through a genuine renewal of mind and body that is the result of conversion and ... Read More »

The Tradition of the Christmas Crib

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 12/07/17

Following a beautiful and firmly-rooted tradition, many families set up their crib immediately after the feast of the Immaculate Conception, as if to relive with Mary those days full of trepidation that preceded the Birth of Jesus. Putting up the crib at home can be a simple but effective ... Read More »

San Clemente

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 11/17/17

“Let not strong neglect the care of the weak, and let the weak respect the strong. Let the rich distribute to the needs of the poor, and let the poor bless God who gives them people to supply the want. . . . The great can’t subsist without the ... Read More »

Why I Am Catholic

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 10/20/17

"I am Catholic because I find the repetition of Scripture to be necessary for the nourishment of my mind and soul. I know that in the Mass I will find what my mind and soul need; above all I will receive Jesus, as promised in John’s Gospel. In receiving ... Read More »

Good Read

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 9/26/17

FIVE ESSENTIAL CONVERSIONS EVERY NEW

For Every New

(and not so new)

CATHOLIC

By Dr. Kenneth Howell is a well written and easy to read as well. The section below is a very small sample. If you are interested in reading more I suggest you go to the Coming ... Read More »

Saint Mother Teresa

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 9/05/17

Dear friends in Christ,

Today is the feast day of Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta. What a woman! I remember the first time I heard her speak was when she gave an address at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC on Feb. 3, 1994. I was struck by ... Read More »