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From the Vatican
Pope at Mass: The Tenderness of God is Father and Mother
14/12/2017 (Vatican Radio) The tenderness of God, as his defining trait, was at the heart of the Pope’s homily this morning at Mass at the Casa Santa Marta. The theme was taken from the first reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah and the psalm where God says of himself: "... his tenderness expands over all creatures".
The image presented by Isaiah is that of a God who speaks to us as a father with his child, imitating his voice to make it as similar as possible to his. And first of all he reassures him by caressing him: "Do not be afraid, I will come to your aid". Read more here.
Fr. Peter's Post
Bishop to Celebrate 23rd Anniversary of Holy Innocents Chapel
Bishop Sirba will celebrate the 9:15 Mass on Sunday December 17th in celebration of the 23rd Anniversary of the Holy Innocents Adoration Chapel. The newly refurbished chapel is a living testament to our love for the Lord’s Eucharistic Presence and our prayers for an end to abortion. Come and join our Bishop as he celebrates Mass and also join us for a Social in McDowell Hall afterwards. Read more posts here.
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Sacrament of Reconciliation Guide
This .pdf from the Knights of Columbus lists the steps on how to go to confession and includes an Examination of Conscience that should be undertaken in preparing for reconciliation. Download .pdf here.
Diocese News from The Northern Cross
12/11/17 10:42 pm
My favorite piece of sacred music that we hear in Mass is the Exultet — that long chant, usually sung by a deacon, that is prayed near the beginning of the Easter Vigil Mass. (Having been ordained a deacon less than 24 hours ago, I am eagerly hoping I will have an opportunity to sing it sometime in the future.)
But I also very much like another piece of sacred music that can be sung in a similar way at the night Mass on Christmas Eve. It’s shorter, it’s also very simple, and it’s very beautiful. It’s called “The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ,” and it’s a proclamation of exactly that.Read More
12/11/17 10:39 pm
My parents deserve an apology, and unfortunately, it is too late to seek forgiveness from my father. When I was 18, I went off to college. I was an adult, paying my way. I was responsible for one person and one person only, myself. Like most older adolescents, my thoughts were, “When I am 18, I am out of here.” In my college years and a few years after that, I found going home to be a last resort option. After that, life was pretty busy and complicated; I found it difficult to manage the distance.
Betsy KneepkensRead More
12/11/17 10:27 pm
Christmas is a great time to think about gifts. From television commercials to Black Friday sales, and from newspaper inserts to lists for Santa, it’s not hard to focus on gifts this time of year.
A dictionary definition of gift tells us that it is “a thing given to someone without payment.” Different than something that is sold, exchanged, or earned, a gift is freely given. We buy or make a gift for someone simply because we care about the person and want to make his or her life better. Giving a gift is an act of love.Read More