Our call to holiness
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All Saints / All Souls With All Saints on Sunday this year, it’s the perfect opportunity to highlight today and tomorrow’s Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed with even more solemnity than usual.... Read More

Preparing for the feast
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Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time God’s guest list to the heavenly banquet includes those you expect as well as some surprising characters. Every guest, however, should come prepared with the proper intentions, attitudes,... Read More

Blessing of Animals
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Parishes often use the Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi (October 4) as a day to bless animals. The Church says that “according to the providence of the Creator, many animals have a... Read More

More than just singing the right notes
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Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time The United States bishops wrote: “Charity, justice, and evangelization are thus the normal consequences of liturgical celebration.” They also said that the assembly’s singing shapes how they live... Read More

From word to action
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Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time As music ministers and presiders, one of the main ways we express our faith in prayer is through words. Today’s Gospel, however, reminds us that words alone are... Read More