For 2013 — and Beyond

Last week I suggested a New Year’s resolution: Use the new year to figure out what gifts God wants to give to the world through you. Let me tell you a story.

Staff Changes: Update

We’ve had some staff changes over the past few weeks, so I want to note them here.

Priests and Masses

As the new year starts I want to bring you up to date on a conversation that’s going on among parish leadership. It has to do with our likely future, when — possibly as early as this June, possibly later — our staff is reduced to two priests.

Practicing Catholic V: Listening to the Gospel

To be a disciple of Christ is to learn from Christ. We meet the Risen Christ in His Word, especially as that Word is heard in the communion of the church. But we only hear if we listen. Listening is hard, and rare.

Twelve Gates to the City

[The Angel] showed me Jerusalem, the holy city, coming down out of heaven from God… Its wall was of a great height and had twelve gates… — Rev. 21:10ff, today’s second reading