Issues with website

Hi everybody This website has been pretty moody for the past week.  I tried one thing after another and nothing solved the issue.  Just a few moments ago it worked.  IO wish I knew why…but will take it as a blessing.   Doug

Watch…Prepare…

I hope each of you are having a wonderful Advent season.  We are nearing Christmas Day as the excitement builds. Anyone that has/had younger kids or grandkids know exactly what I mean. In Sunday’s first reading and gospel, they spoke of John the Baptist and his wondrous deeds…and strange living habits including the camel hair…

Honor thy Father and Mother

Wow, did I pick an ambiguous commandment to write about.  Of the 10, this is the one that I truly couldn’t fully grasp. You may recall, in earlier posts, that I was really never close to my parents…especially my dad, who I had no relationship with and vice-versa.  They converted to Catholicism during Vatican 1….

Thanksgiving – everyday

Thanksgiving is my favorite day of the year.  One might think it should be Christmas, but Christmas, to me, has become too commercialized as the spiritual significance of the day has lessened.  I do take time to reflect on the importance of the day.  For me Christmas is dedicated to our Lord’s birth. Thanksgiving, however,…

Christ Renews His Parish

Wow…am I ever pumped!!! You may recall that 16 of us worked as a team to prepare the men’s CRHP that was to be held the second weekend in November, 2016.  If you do remember, then you might also recall that we didn’t have enough registrants to hold it and how disappointed we were. So,…

I am so humbled

Hello everyone Shame on me…… In October I received an email from one of you (no names mentioned just in case) that asked what was up with me (paraphrasing).  I was asked in a very loving way. Then, last night, I went to my faith formation class and found a letter addressed to me through…

#3…Keep Holy the Sabbath

This is a commandment that I have known what it’s meant for years, but haven’t really been holding up my end of the bargain. Attending Holy Mass each Sunday isn’t the problem.  In fact, I look forward to it.  It’s now my favorite day of the week.  What I need to keep in mind is…

My Lord…the only Lord

“I am the Lord your God…you shall have no other gods before Me.”  (Exodus 20:2-3) I thought I might begin with the first commandment and then follow accordingly.  There is so much more to this commandment than just the obvious.  I recall, when I made decent money, how much I wanted status, a big beautiful home,…

“Oh, ​my ___”

I am not going to fill in the blank as HIS name is the holiest name forever and ever. There are many ways to make my skin crawl.  Using God’s name casually, and especially in vain, is in direct disobedience of the second commandment.   Shame on me for every time I violated that command. As a…