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Social Concerns Notes - Homelessness

Posted by Lori Flanagan

Homelessness in Brown County is on the rise. According to the Institute for Community Alliances, numbers in Brown County are at the highest point in the past 15 months. Statistics for the month of July 2020 are as follows: 891 people were served; of those, 117 were new clients ... Read More »

PRAYER FOR SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

Posted by Lori Flanagan

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the most Blessed Sacrament.  I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul.  Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.  I embrace You as if You were ... Read More »

PRAYER DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Posted by Lori Flanagan

O clement, O loving, O sweet Mother Mary, we, your children of every nation, turn to you in this pandemic.  Our troubles are numerous; our fears are great.  Grant that we might deposit them at your feet, take refuge in your Immaculate Heart, and obtain peace, healing, rescue, and ... Read More »

Epiphany Home Blessing

Posted by Lori Flanagan

Epiphany (January 6 or the closest Sunday) is a customary time to bless homes and families. This blessing often includes a “chalking” of the front door with the year and the letters, CMB. These refer to the legendary names of the magi, Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, or to the ... Read More »

Living the Mass - Beginning with the End in Mind

Posted by Lori Flanagan

To begin any sort of program or project, we have to have an end in mind. We can’t look at a pile of nails and wood and randomly nail boards together.  But if we have a pattern we can follow, we can nail those boards together to make a ... Read More »

Priest, Prophet & King

Posted by Lori Flanagan

When you and I were Baptized, we were anointed with the Oil of Catechumens and the priest or deacon said that we, along with Christ, were anointed Priest, Prophet, and King.  This is our Baptism call.  This is how to live a Christ-centered life.  But what does that mean ... Read More »

Who Is The Best Steward You Know?

Posted by Lori Flanagan

Who is the best steward you know?

First, I guess we need to define what makes a good steward. The Church tells us that stewardship is a way of life, that we should generously give of our time, talent, and treasure through prayer, service, and sharing just as God ... Read More »

Liturgical Seasons

Posted by Lori Flanagan

The Church year is divided into five seasons beginning with Advent and ending in ordinary time.  During each of these seasons or feasts, the priest and deacon wear vestments of the liturgical color of that season.  Below is a short explanation of these Church seasons.

Advent – the beginning ... Read More »

Explanation of the Mass - Concluding Rites

Posted by Lori Flanagan

Through a series of informational articles, we will try to explain terms, prayers, and actions that happen at Mass and why they happen. You will learn about the prayers the priest prays silently during Mass, as well as the people’s parts.  References to GIRM in italics refer to the ... Read More »

Explanation of the Mass - Liturgy of the Eucharist (Part 7)

Posted by Lori Flanagan

Through a series of informational articles, we will try to explain terms, prayers, and actions that happen at Mass and why they happen. You will learn about the prayers the priest prays silently during Mass, as well as the people’s parts.  References to GIRM in italics refer to the ... Read More »