There was a group of 12 men and Rose Marie hard at work for the grass planting Party in March. They did a great job. The grounds look wonderful and God blessed us with 2 days of good rain in the week following to give the grass a chance to take hold. Thank you to all the volunteers that worked so hard and those that provided refreshments.
The Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine rework is complete. Be sure to look at how it turned out.
Thanks to those who generously contributed to this work.
From the Diocese of Fort Worth: Rev. Isaac Orozco, Pastor of Holy Angels Parish in Clifton and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Morgan, has taken an indefinite leave of absence, effective June 14, 2016. All correspondence for Fr. Isaac can be sent to The Chancery, Catholic Center, 800 West Loop 820 South, Fort Worth, TX 76108.
Congratulations to all those who completed their First Communion and their families. We are extremely proud of you and wish you all the best as you continue to grow in the faith.
The origin of what is ordinary is nothing to balk at. The ordinary forms the backbone of something and establishes a standard by which the rest is measured. It is a frame of reference that allows us to recognize and celebrate the special or distinctive.
Ordinary Time is a liturgical season that occurs twice within the year. Unlike summer, winter, fall or spring, which occur only once during a given year Ordinary Time pops up twice. We are currently in Ordinary Time I, which will soon fall back so that we can enter into the penitential season of Lent and then on to Easter.
In some ways Ordinary Time can become a rest from the rest of the liturgical celebrations. However, if we have been paying attention to the Sunday readings we probably should never rest from feeding the Spirit. This means that we should take advantage of prayerful growth in our devotion to God and His Church through knowing, loving and serving Him.
Gaudate in Domino semper! Rejoice in the Lord always!
Advent originated as a forty day preparation for Christmas but was eventually shortened to 4 weeks. Since the origin of this preparation was originally penitential in character the Church offered the third Sunday as a break from the otherwise disciplined thread of what Advent hoped to inspire for all the Christian faithful. In fact, the entire Advent season has become more of a festive season and has moved away from an explicitly disciplined season in which a fast was called for, beginning the day after St. Martin’s Feast (November 12th).
In the Catholic liturgical year we celebrate both those holy ones in heaven (known and unknown) and the faithful departed. The Solemnity of All Saints, which falls on November 1st every year, commemorates all those who now share in the beatific vision with God. The following day, All Souls, which falls on November 2nd, is set aside to pray for all those whose sins temporarily keep them from full union with God.