As we continue to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the dedication of our church, we will take a look at the remaining stained-glass windows to further help us connect the visual to the spiritual.READ MORE
Stained glass has been an amazing artform since ancient times. As early as the 7th century, craftsmen began including stained-glass windows in Catholic churches. Since the vast majority of the population was illiterate, the windows included details from stories in the Bible. Imagine the truth and beauty of hearing the Scripture readings at Mass and then looking up at a window depicting the story as the sunlight streams through as if to highlight the listener’s understanding. Perhaps while praying the rosary, one could gaze upward to a window featuring one of the mysteries. Stained-glass windows in churches serve many beautiful purposes!READ MORE
This year marks the 758th celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi (Latin for “Body of Christ”) – also known as the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Since this is our parish feast day, which we’ll celebrate next Sunday, it’s helpful to know the history of this special day.READ MORE
Today, we celebrate the birthday of the Catholic Church on the feast of Pentecost. As Jesus’ time here on earth was coming to a close, He promised He would not leave us alone.
If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. (John 14:15-17)READ MORE