Today's My Sunday Best post doesn't address my theological thoughts - those were discussed on IG and FB. Instead, today's post is all about a realization I've had about my daughter - and, shares some delightful (in my opinion) insight as to what Mass looked like for us this morning!
"As difficult as it is leading up to the moment, I am there for the Consecration and the Eucharist." An epiphany I had on Easter Sunday, as I realized the readings and the homily are the frosting on the cake of Mass attendance. And, in my current state of life (with littles), if I can't pay attention to everything going on in church... that's okay. It's just important we are there!
"Much like the Prodigal Son (I know, not the Gospel reading today), we are given one last chance to turn to Our Father and beg His mercy on the sins we may have committed in our lifetime. And, I love the thought that I will get one. last. chance." I successfully got one faith-filled thought out of today, in between catching tossed objects, and stopping objects from being tossed!
When we lived in Hawaii, my son and I were multiple-times-a-week Mass attendees. It was a nice, calming habit we got accustomed to, and I noticed my son would sit on Sundays through Mass with no difficulty. We then moved to Virginia, where we were unceremoniously welcomed by the priest (read: asked to leave Mass three … Continue reading Another Duty Station, Another Failed Mass
Recently, Archbishop Timothy Broglio, the archbishop of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, came to celebrate Confirmation for the military children in our religious education program. During his homily, one phrase stood out to me. He encouraged those being confirmed, "Do not archive the gifts given to you by the Holy Spirit." That sentence, … Continue reading Participation in Chapel Community