Category Archives: Liturgy

Power of the Apostles

Power of the Apostles

I cried this weekend. I wasn’t bawling or anything, I just got really teary eyed, and couldn’t help myself.  I was just too affected. This weekend, we had a Mass for a congregation of sisters. It was their 100th year Jubilee, and so was a very big deal. It was amazing to see so manyContinue Reading

Bad Pews

Bad Pews

My church is simply amazing to behold. In a world full of parish churches that often look like sporting arenas or conference centers, I have the good fortune to spend my worship time in one of the single most beautiful churches I have ever seen. It is a monument to the Victorian style, built inContinue Reading

Praeconium

This is the night. There are so many things I would love to share about this most beautiful night, but as a man aspiring to the deaconate, there is something so special this night that I fell odd talking about anything else. The Praeonium, or Exultet is the most beautiful song that has ever beenContinue Reading

Adoration of the Cross

Good Friday is a tough day to live through. On one hand, it is a celebration of what Christ did for us, but on the other hand, what he had to endure was so traumatic, that celebration just doesn’t seem the right thing to do at all. So we starve ourselves to help unify withContinue Reading

Finally Lent is Over!

Well, it will be tonight anyways. First things first, yesterday I talked about what I feel is an abuse. I want you to put that out of your head. Forget about it. Don’t let it mess with one of the most beautiful Masses of the year! Tonight is Holy Thursday, and only the Eater VigilContinue Reading

The Washing of Feet

“He took a towel and tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and dry them with the towel around his waist” John 13:4-5 This post is not being written so that you can run up to your clergy and tell them they areContinue 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

Palm Sunday – Passion Sunday

Yup, that’s right. Tomorrow is such a big day that it has two names. Expect an emotional roller coaster. Woah man, do I mean it too. We start with the triumph of Christ entering Jerusalem in glory, we end with death and mayhem. This is going to be a bumpy ride. Christ’s entry into JerusalemContinue Reading

Holy Week to Easter Sunday

This weekend it all begins. That most holy and glorious time of year, that moment when heaven seems to reach down and touch the earth. Holy Week is upon us. I realize that many of you do not have the opportunity to run to every service that happens this week, so I wanted to doContinue Reading

Church Bells

I live about 5 blocks from my parish church. This has always been nice, as I’m able to walk to Mass most days. That is, when it’s not raining like crazy, which here is most of the time. There is something so very organic able walking to Mass, it just feels so very natural. TheContinue Reading