Monday, February 6, 2023

Commentary

CATEGORY

Eucharistic Revival Series: ‘Christ is Never Alone’

Years ago, when I was dating, I was told by an elder within my family that, in marriage, one does not only marry the individual, but their “entire” family as well.

Eucharistic Revival Series: He is Alive!

Many, many years ago, I was staying at my uncle’s summer house at the beach on the Long Island sound. This was perhaps the third or fourth time that I had the privilege of staying at a beach house.

Eucharistic Revival Series: An Encounter with a Eucharistic Miracle

Several years ago, I had the privilege of traveling to Italy with my sister and our mutual friend.

Bishop Gainer’s Christmas Letter

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Merry Christmas! The Christmas season is one of my favorite times of the year. There is something invigorating about the hustle and bustle leading up to the celebration of Christ’s birth.

Bishop Gainer’s Christmas Letter

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Another year has come and gone, and we find ourselves navigating the hustle and bustle leading up to Christmas. Recently, our Diocesan Center staff gathered for our annual Advent Mass and Christmas Lunch.

Eucharistic Revival Series: Echoing Mary’s Fiat

We find ourselves in the midst of Advent and immediate preparation for Christmas. Advent is a season in which we reflect on the past experiences of those who await the coming of the Promised One as well as those who were chosen by God to be His Son’s earthly parents.

Eucharistic Revival Series: Transformed by the Eucharist

Many years ago, one of my teacher colleagues touched me deeply with her story.  You see, in her own words, she was a true ugly duckling.

Eucharistic Revival Series: Our Power as God’s Co-Workers

It never ceases to amaze me how the Holy Spirit teaches me through everyday experiences. Recently, He “spoke” to me through the words of Sacred Scripture. In the morning reading for Mass that day, I read, “For we are God’s co-workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.” (1 Cor 3:9)

Eucharistic Revival Series: A Deeper Perception

During the years I taught in a classroom, I became aware that if I was going to teach my students, I had to know how they thought.

Eucharistic Revival Series: Created Out of Love

When I was about seven or eight, I had the most joyous experience of planting dahlia bulbs. As my dad supervised his “farmer-to-be,” I questioned whether something so dry and dead could turn into flowers.

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The deadline for submissions to the biweekly Notebook/Parish Obituaries listing is every other Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Please refer to the Publication Schedule for edition dates and deadlines.

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