Category Archives: Lent

Spy Wednesday

Tomorrow we celebrate betrayal. Sounds funny doesn’t it, to “celebrate” betrayal? Tomorrow we remember Judas going out to the chief priests to sell out Jesus. Guess what? All the apostles sold Him out. You and I have also sold Him out. There is so much betrayal here that there is no way I could putContinue Reading

Rite of the Turkey Basters

You think I’m kidding around right? Rite of the Turkey Basters? What the heck is that? Well, that’s not it’s official name, but there is a special mass that the laity rarely get to attend that happens this week, usually on Thursday morning, but it often moves around. It is the Chrism Mass. Now it’sContinue Reading

Lent’s Last Push

We are at the home stretch. The finish line is in sight. This is not the time to slow down, this is the time to give it all you got. As we push through this last few days of Lent, it is so easy for us to just sit back and focus on the upcomingContinue Reading

Dead Tree Decor

What the heck is with the dead trees? When did this become a Lent thing? Seriously, I can’t think of a church I have been to in the last few years that doesn’t remove the pretty flowers arrangements that scatter the church and replace them with dead twigs. Now I’m not saying we should haveContinue Reading

St. Joseph Never Has Enough Candles.

Every church has them. They are obligatory. We have a statue of Mary on the left, and a St. Joesph on the right. More often then not, we also have a small rack of candles in front of each for folks to light and pray. The candles for our Most Holy Mother are always lit.Continue Reading

I Bit Off More Than I Can Chew…. Again

I do this every year. I have these great plans for Lent. I’m not just going to give up chocolate, heck no. I’m going to totally remake my life. I’m gonna be a new man. I’m going to put my entire life back in order in one fell swoop. Heck yea! I’m gonna man itContinue Reading

Catholic Face Painting

This evening our priest had to deal with a sudden emergency, so our deacon and I were asked to do a communion service with the distribution of ashes. I just love surprises, especially when I have no idea what the heck I am doing. Now I realize it’s not all that big a deal. The onlyContinue Reading