The Truly Poor Among UsA (Us All)

My mother handed me a story to read, a short one she said, from her church bulletin in response to a discussion we were having about life in the USA today.  Being in a hurry, I didn’t want to sit and read an article, especially one from the St. Brendan Parish Bulletin of all things, but she said it was important to understand what being poor…

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Memories

For most children the best part of December is putting up their Christmas trees and decorating it with lights and ornaments, garland and tinsel. In my family we had what I can only term a Christmas Tree Weekend.  On the second Saturday of December, we would get up early, my husband would make pancakes and bacon, and then we would pile our four children into…

Advent Prayer for Week One

Please enjoy this prayer as we head into the first week of Advent. ADVENT PRAYER Lord Jesus, Master of both the light and the darkness, guide us as we begin the season of Advent. For those who have so much to do let us find quiet moments to hear your voice in sacred scripture. For those who are anxious and worried let us look forward…

Christmas–Christ Makes All Saved

  The little boy in this picture leaned over and told Santa “It’s Jesus’s Birthday you know”, and the man in the red suit said “That is why He sends me to your home on His birthday – because He loves you and He wants you to be happy.” Thank God there are still people in this world who know why we as Christians celebrate…