The Annunciation

posted 3/24/20 Tomorrow, 3/25, is the Feast of the Annunciation on which we celebrate the Archangel Gabriel’s announcement to the Blessed Virgin Mary that God had chosen her to be the Mother of the Savior.  It’s a special day for the people of our parish for a couple of reasons – first: St. Gabriel is one of ourContinue reading “The Annunciation”

Missing Mass

posted 3/23/20 “Sometimes I think that those who have never been deprived of an opportunity to say or hear Mass do not really appreciate what a treasure the Mass is.” – Fr. Walter Ciszek  For the past month or so I’ve been making my way through a book called He Leadeth Me, which is the spiritual autobiography of Fr. Walter Ciszek,Continue reading “Missing Mass”

Love in the Time of Coronavirus

posted 3/21/20 In the year 165 AD plague broke out in the Roman Empire.  Now referred to as the Antonine Plague, historians believe it originated in China and that Roman soldiers came into contact with it while on campaign in modern-day Iraq.  It quickly spread into Gaul and the Germanic territories held by the Empire and even down into the Italian peninsula.  Based on contemporary descriptionsContinue reading “Love in the Time of Coronavirus”

Fighting Boredom

posted 3/20/20 With everything being cancelled, people seem to have more time on their hands than they’re accustomed to. I think a lot of people are looking for ways to distract themselves from the stress that comes with the daily reports about the pandemic on cable news.  Web streaming services like Netflix are probably seeing their traffic increase significantly, with peopleContinue reading “Fighting Boredom”