Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Yesterday, Father Ev Hemann, former director of the Office of Worship, Archdiocese of Dubuque, died as the result of pancreatic cancer. Father Ev's blog will continue to inspire us with his reflection on suffering, death, and resurrection (http://revevhemann.wordpress.com) One of the things he said about the Holy People of God was that "they think a priest has an extraordinary or superhuman quality. If there is, I don't possess it. I must have been out behind the barn when God was handing that out. Just because we don't marry, people thing we are more holy even though the Catholic teaching is very clear that a person who takes a vow of celibacy is no more holy than others." And: "The mark of maturity is to dissove into the bigger oneness of the community and gain a solidarity that is bigger than our private lives." Today, we offer the prayer he prayed for 40 years every night before bed, "Lord, now you let your servant go in peace; your word has been fulfilled: my own eyes have seen the salvation which you have prepared in the sight of every people. . ." (Luke 2: 29-32)
Posted by Peggy Lovrien at 4/25/2012 01:55:00 PM
Friday, April 20, 2012
You can plan your Liturgical Year in advance with the help of Father Felix Just's Liturgical Year calendar table located at this link.
Posted by Peggy Lovrien at 4/20/2012 09:26:00 AM