Are you ready for Christmas?” I dread that question. After all, who is ever really ready for the cooking, cleaning, packing, traveling, buying, wrapping and even fighting that fill up our typical preparations for the holidays? Not me. The good news is that Advent doesn’t have to be that way.
In Profile Annie & John Paul Deddens: Founders of Internationally-Known Pray More Novenas Email Campaign and Online Retreats
The St. Anne novena was the very first novena Annie Deddens ever prayed. “I lived at a Catholic Newman Center where some of the women were praying to St. Anne to find good, Catholic men.” Hoping for a holy relationship herself, Deddens prayed the novena to St. Anne daily during
In Today’s Video we look at December, a time of Beauty, Grace, and Joy. Take a look at some of the wonder that our parishes, schools, staff, and volunteers make this a true season of Faith, Hope, and Love. 200 years ago the song Stille Nacht (Silent Night) was first
On Thursday, December 21, 2019, a full church watched the wonderful tradition of the yearly Christmas Pageant. Many in the church participated when they were at St. Gertrude’s: a tradition that connects the past with today, as we look to the future.
On December 15, 2018 at 6:45 a.m., a large crowd filled Old St. Mary in Over-the-Rhine. This beautiful Mass begins in darkness, and ends at dawn: a reminder of our journey to Christ.
December 25th, Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord – Christmas Deacon Ambrose Dobrozsi The great time of waiting is over. Christmas has finally come! The time of darkness is at an end, and the light of Christ has entered the world to change it forever. What Isaiah declared in
Each year, Old Saint Mary’s Parish on the Saturday before the Third Sunday of Advent, the faithful set their alarms early so they can attend the Rorate Mass. The Rorate Mass is lit only by candlelight. Because it is a votive Mass in Mary’s honor, white vestments are worn instead
The season of Advent is filled with unique symbols, colors, and liturgical oddities. If we know a bit about them, then we can share them with others. More than that, a knowledge of these “signs of the time” can make Advent a season of genuine peace and holy preparation. The
In today’s video, Bro. Casey discusses taking it one step at a time. Today is the Second of Sunday of Advent and we’re getting closer to Christmas, and times seems to rush by. In today’s world, we’re used to going online to purchase just about anything we want and receive
La temporada de Adviento, en la cual entramos en diciembre, es un período de espera vigilante en preparación para el Nacimiento del Señor en Navidad. En esto, como en tantas cosas, la Iglesia es contracultural. ¡Algunas tiendas han estado decorando para Navidad desde antes de Halloween! Es común cada año,