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Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 01.09.11

Liturgy God is eternal, From year’s beginning to its end. God is faithful, In each day, he is present, In each action, he comes close Through all eternity. God is trustworthy, Yesterday, today and forever, Sustaining, enlivening, making all things new, God is eternal We give thanks in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 01.02.11

Liturgy O God of new beginnings and wonderful surprises, thank you for the gift of a new year. May it be a time of grace for all we meet, a time to grow in faith and love, a time to renew our commitment to following your Son, Jesus. May it be a year of blessing for us, a time to […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 12.26.10

Liturgy The people walking in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and all authority will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 12.19.10

Liturgy God spoke in the beginning; out of darkness came night and day, out of emptiness came creation, out of loneliness came humankind. And God said, “This is very good.” God spoke when the world was troubled; giving voice to prophets from the earliest days, moving through Mary as she gave birth to her child, crying as a vulnerable baby […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 12.12.10

Liturgy Loving God, we open ourselves to you, trusting that this is how you made us: you created us for joy-filled hearts and lives. Show us the creative power of hope. Teach us the peace that comes from justice. Fill us with a joy that can not be contained, but must be shared. Prepare our hearts to be transformed by […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 12.05.10

Liturgy Emmanuel, God with us, Savior to captives and prisoners everywhere, at the celebration of your birth be with each lonely soul exiled behind bars. Emmanuel, God with us, Savior to leaders and rulers everywhere, at the celebration of your birth protect those with power from temptations of tyranny and exploitation. Emmanuel, God with us, Savior to families and friends […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 11.28.10

Liturgy In this Advent season, we give you thanks, our Father in heaven, and we praise you through our Lord Jesus Christ. You promised him as our Savior to a humanity gone astray. His truth is a light for those who seek, his power gives strength to the weak, his holiness brings forgiveness to sinners. For he is the Savior […]