Why are you here?

Why are you here?

  All summer I’ve been praying for my new fall Faith Formation class; the incoming 6th graders. Wonder who they will be? What kind of struggles will they bring with them? What are their home situations like? I don’t know them yet, but the Lord does and I’ve asked Him to prepare them and me for this upcoming year. The news cycle since we’ve last had classes has been over the top; wonder who will be the first child to ask me about Ebola or ISIS. Trust me, they will.   After much prayer, I’d like to open this year with a “mission statement,” of sorts. Something I sense the Lord pressing on my heart for them. Why are you here? That will be my first question to them. The response I expect from most is: my parents are...

Icon Sancta

  I could write about what happened to me in confession this weekend, or about the Mass that included the new Eucharistic Minister’s children hugging her legs while she distributed the precious Blood of Jesus…or about the priest who left the ambo to interact with the congregation which included all manner of distractions.. or the music minister receiving communion while he was singing, but I’d rather just not talk much anymore. I’d rather pray and leave you with¬†Sister Irene¬†and her beautiful Icons.     You know our culture, church and world are in a free fall. Pray, fast, submerge yourself in the sacraments and the Holy Scriptures. We must keep our eyes fixed on on the Lord so that as we are “tossed about by the...