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Christmas Prayers

Posted by joe mazzie on 12/21/16

Christmas Tree Blessing

Holy Creator of Trees, Bless with your abundant grace this our Christmas tree as a symbol of joy. May its evergreen branches be a sign of your never-fading promises. May its colorful lights and ornaments call us to decorate with love our home and our world. ... Read More »

St. Boniface and the Christmas Tree

Posted by joe mazzie on 12/21/16

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Boniface (680–754), known in Church history as the Apostle to the Germans. Boniface is regarded as “probably the greatest missionary since St. Paul” for his extensive travels and successful evangelization efforts in modern-day Germany.[1] While he is well known as a great ... Read More »

Holy Smoke!

Posted by Jim McCullough on 4/13/15

I love walking into a Catholic church after incense has been used, light streaming through stained glass windows, the tabernacle light glowing and that sacred smell lingering in the air. These elements all help me to focus as I pray. Of course, I know, I know, incense does ... Read More »

The Meaning of Lent

Posted by joe mazzie on 3/13/15

Lent is meant to be a reminder to us of Jesus’ 40 day fast in the wilderness, as written in Matthew 4. Lent is also a time to prepare for the death and resurrection of Jesus.

It just seems to me, as I have gotten older, the rules (or ... Read More »

Seeking God’s Heart

Posted by joe mazzie on 3/13/15

There is no doubt that all Christians seek the Lord. We all want to have a close, personal relationship with him, and have his presence in our lives all the time. We seek God’s hand, we seek his face, but not many of us seek God’s heart. How can ... Read More »

Professing Our Love for Jesus

Posted by joe mazzie on 3/13/15

Have you read the story of the woman who anointed Jesus’ feet? If you haven’t, here it is from Luke 7:36-50:

“36 Now one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, so he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. 37 When a woman ... Read More »

Keeping Your Spiritual Diet Healthy: How the Eucharist Can Help

Posted by joe mazzie on 3/13/15

“You are what you eat”. This old saying has been used many times, often to encourage a healthy diet. However a blog I found today called Catholic Sistas gave me a new outlook on the old saying. The author Erika talked in her post titled, “You Are What You ... Read More »