Consecrated and Set Apart – Recognizing our own Consecrated lives through the Consecration of the new Altar at Gasper River

This past week we had the dedication of the new Altar at Gasper River Catholic Youth Camp & Retreat Center in Bowling Green, KY. Gasper has been my “home” and summer job for the past two years. (This final round is #3) It was a great joy and blessing to be able to emcee theContinue reading “Consecrated and Set Apart – Recognizing our own Consecrated lives through the Consecration of the new Altar at Gasper River”

Active Participation in the Liturgy: Misunderstood, and Full of Love

Here is my paper that I wrote for Moral Theology on how the Roman Canon (Euchristic Prayer I) leads us to love how Christ loves. I also discuss how Active Participation (though somewhat misinterpreted after the council) in the Liturgy is most closely related to the Eucharistic Prayer. (A Benedict XVI/Cardinal Ratzinger idea) I REALLY enjoyedContinue reading “Active Participation in the Liturgy: Misunderstood, and Full of Love”

How Make a Wish and a Bishop helped an 11 year old boy be a “priest for a day.”

Reposted from: http://stlouisreview.com/article/2015-04-02/priest-day-wish-came Make-A-Wish requests often involve meeting athletes, attending sporting events or traveling to amusement parks or beaches. When it came time for 11-year-old Brett Haubrich of south St. Louis County to make his wish, he not only listed none of those things but had no request at all. “He didn’t want anything,” explainedContinue reading “How Make a Wish and a Bishop helped an 11 year old boy be a “priest for a day.””

“We can have the most beautiful Liturgy in the World, but without love it is for nothing.”

The video below is of Archbishop Alexander Sample’s homily on the Liturgy, which he offered on Quinquegesima Sunday at the Brigittine Monastery of Our Lady of Consolation. Wow! Wonderful homily. One of my favorite quotes from it is: “We can have the most beautiful Liturgy in the World, but without love it is for nothing.”Continue reading ““We can have the most beautiful Liturgy in the World, but without love it is for nothing.””

Quote of the day: “Each Mass contains the slaying of the Victim…”

“Each Mass contains the slaying of the Victim, not repeated here in the West after centuries, made once only long ago in Palestine, yet part of the sacrifice offered throughout the world each morning. All Masses are one sacrifice, including the death of the cross, continuing through all time the act of offering then begunContinue reading “Quote of the day: “Each Mass contains the slaying of the Victim…””