Let the Celebration Continue

Let the Celebration Continue

By Fr. Dennis Chriszt, C.PP.S.   The Christmas season is over. The decorations put away. It’s Ordinary Time once again.   The prophet Isaiah challenges us to continue the celebration, to continue to make some noise. He continues to prophesy about the reign...
Don’t Pack Joy, Love Away

Don’t Pack Joy, Love Away

By Fr. Matt Keller, C.PP.S. Today we celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord and with our celebration today, fortunately or unfortunately depending on how you view it, we draw our Christmas season to a close. The trees, the statues in our nativity scene, and...
Don’t Pack Joy, Love Away

To Be the Light

By Fr. Tim McFarland, C.PP.S. The timing of our great feasts this year seem to be rushed. The day after Christmas we celebrated the observance of the Holy Family when Jesus was 12 years old. A little over a week later we observe the Feast of the Epiphany. The Epiphany...
Don’t Pack Joy, Love Away

A Holy Family is Loving, Trusting

By Fr. Angelo Anthony, C.PP.S. Today we move quickly from the story of Christmas to Jesus as a boy of 12. We do not know much about the early years of Jesus’ life, so today’s Gospel gives us an unusual glimpse into his family life. Luke tells us that the Holy Family...
How Do We Revel in God’s Mysterious Gift?

How Do We Revel in God’s Mysterious Gift?

By Brother Matthew Schaefer, C.PP.S. Last week I went to the store to get supplies for our religious education program’s Christmas party. As I turned into the Christmas aisle, looking for candy canes and chocolate Santas, I was faced with an entire row of empty...
More than Too Good to be True

More than Too Good to be True

By Fr. Matthew Keller, C.PP.S. We all know those people who can tell a good story with a straight face. You believe the story to be true, then you realize the story is fiction. Then they tell you another good story that seems to be real, but you do not believe it, and...