Category: Prayer

Ten-Day Devotion to the Holy Spirit

From the feast of the Ascension to Pentecost, the Church recalls the days the Apostles spent in prayer awaiting the promised coming of the Holy Spirit. Christian custom urges us to pray also in a special way these days for the gift of the…

Pray the Rosary!

Homily for the Sixth Sunday of Easter. Readings for the Sunday can be found here. Sometimes we may get the thought that God loves us because we are good or because we do certain things. Rather, the Holy Spirit through the words we hear…

Lenten Prayer

This prayer is a good reminder of Lent and also the possibility to always renew our hearts in the Lenten spirit, even if we are late in Lent right now. Here is a prayer given to me by my spiritual director, and I believe…

Respect Life homily

Yesterday I was blessed to able to ride a bus to Washington, DC for the 45th annual March for Life. This march is of course to bring awareness to the need to overturn a court decision that allows for abortion at any time.

God owns the world…

“I read a proverb which is very popular in some countries: “God owns the world, but he rents it out to the brave”, and it made me think. —What are you waiting for?” -Saint Josemaría Escrivá The new year, 2018, is upon us. How…

Feast of the Holy Family

I remember when I spent my first summer in Johnstown as a seminarian. I remember being struck by one thing about Johnstown which seemed very different from my hometown. Families. Grandmas, Grandpas, aunts, uncles, great aunts and uncles. Cousins. People had roots here.

Gaudete Sunday

You may have noticed a little different color scheme today! Yes, the Church celebrates the third Sunday of Advent, known as Gaudete Sunday. Thus the color of the vestments is rose–the color of hope. Traditionally in the liturgy, today is also the one day…