December 25/28, 2014

When I was growing up in Burlington, MA, we went to St. Margaret’s Parish on Winn St., and every December I loved to see the Nativity scene set up just outside the entrance to the church. The scene was enclosed behind glass, and on those cold winter days, we would...

December 21, 2014

We have arrived at the Fourth Sunday of Advent and look ahead to the Nativity of the Lord in only a few days. The gospel reading this Sunday is from Luke, and it is the story of the Annunciation. I think this is one of the most beautiful passages in the bible. A...

December 14, 2014

This past week, in our liturgies much of the focus has been on Mary. On Monday we celebrated the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and on Thursday night we had a vigil mass for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. I remember the experience of the Guadalupe mass when I...

December 7, 2014

Welcome back to all who were away for Thanksgiving break last week! Things were quiet around here from Thursday on and there’s a whole different feel to things here when school is out and the office is closed for a few days. You can hear the hum of traffic on...