Category Archives: Christmas

The Baptism of the Lord

The Baptism of the Lord     The Christmas season officially ends with the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus Christ.   This year, this feast reminded me of the importance of the sacrament of baptism. It brought to mind my own baptism and what it means today. We can see that the institution of…

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Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God       Today we celebrate and honor Mary, the Mother of God. It is rare that we do truly consider the fact that Mary is in fact the Mother of God. For those of you who don’t know why you go to church on New Year’s Eve or…

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A Christmas Meditation

So I don’t think I could give a better meditation on Christmas Day than that of Francis Fernandez’s “In Coversation with God”. I have decided to share with you his words on these holy day and through-out the season of Christmas. At our┬áChristmas Vigil Mass we were challenged to think about what Christmas means to…

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On The Third Day of Christmas

On The Third Day of Christmas Everyone knows that at this time of the year people tend to reflect. But what are they reflecting on this third day of Christmas? The past? What we want for our future? Who we are today? Today I think about the present – my present work, my parent’s presence,…

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Who is Saint Stephen?

Who is Saint Stephen? Tradition tells us – He was the first Martyr of the Church. We’re puzzled that in the joy of the Christmas Season, we are thrown into the reality of what it means to be a witness for Christ. The word Martyr means simple – a witness. As I listened to the…

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Epiphany

Epiphany   Epiphany (manifestation, appearance, to show). Epiphany is defined as “the manifestation of Jesus as Messiah of Israel, Son of God and Saviour of all the world.” The Feast of the Epiphany celebrates the adoration of the Christ child by the Wise Men who were guided to Jesus by the star.     It…

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Epiphany Message

Epiphany Message So this morning I was a little surprised when Father said that we were celebrating Epiphany today! I thought it was fixed to January 6th! (And I was wondering how I was going to get to Mass this Tuesday) Never the less I thought I would share some of the points from his…

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