Tons of great reflections on the Feast Pentecost, the Holy Mass, the Eucharist and the gifts of the Spirit in our lives
Today’s the 6th Sunday in Easter.
Find the Mass Readings here: 6th Sunday in Easter, May 6, 2018 Continue reading “#MyMassTakeaway: Called to Love”
Today’s the 4th Sunday of Easter.
Find the Mass Readings here: 4th Sunday of Easter, April 22, 2018 Continue reading “#MyMassTakeaway: Going Somewhere”
Today’s the 2nd Sunday in Easter – Divine Mercy Sunday.
Find the Mass Readings here: Divine Mercy Sunday, April 8, 2018 Continue reading “#MyMassTakeaway: Surrender (Divine Mercy Sunday)”
The Mass is the heartbeat of the Church.
We called her Bamas.
She was my dad’s mom. She had a collection of unique accents in her home that I always loved as a kid. Her blown-glass balls sparkling in the windows. Her vintage Mrs. Butterworths jars lining the shelf in the foyer. Her statues of portly friars adorning the living room.
By my favorite was the tangle of brass bells hanging on her door. Continue reading “It Sounds Like Home”
Today’s Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion.
Find the Mass Readings here: Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, March 25, 2018 Continue reading “#MyMassTakeaway: Palm Sunday – who you are”
5 Simple Ideas to bring Christ into the everyday moments of your life throughout Holy Week.
St. Paul says we make up for what’s lacking in Christ’s sufferings (see Col 1:24). This isn’t because Christ’s Passion is in any way incomplete, but because Jesus offers us an opportunity to share in His Cross. What’s “lacking” is our participation – not Christ’s deficiency, but ours.
Here are 5 simple ways we can participate in Christ’s passion, by offering everyday moments of our life in union with His suffering. Continue reading “Tweak Your Holy Week – 5 simple ideas”
The checkout aisle betrayed me with a kiss.
We had gathered all the items on our list. We had made a successful compromise: no to toys, yes to character band-aids. We had taken our place in line – my three children, my 9-month pregnant belly, and I.
And then the consumerist tempter showed up. Continue reading “My Grocery Store Way of the Cross”
Today’s Laetare Sunday – joy in the midst of Lent. The perfect week to have a baby.
Find the Mass Readings here: Laetare Sunday, March 11, 2018 Continue reading “#MyMassTakeaway: Laetare Sunday”
The irresistible call of a baby belly: a miracle you can touch.
“I don’t know what it is…” admitted my lab tech (a young, not-so-bad-looking guy), “but some part of me just needs to connect with that part of you.”
Please, try to be more awkward as you stand there with your hand on my belly and a needle shoved in my arm…
“Do you get that a lot?”
Um yeah, usually from the old ladies at the grocery store. They hardly ever ask first. They just stretch out their old wrinkled hands and go for it.
What is it about pregnant ladies and their giant bellies? How is my stomach all of a sudden an acceptable place to put your hands? Continue reading “Why Does Everyone Want to Touch Pregnant Ladies?”