Fear of falling

The topic of this week’s blog came to me when I finally took the time to try out the new Roller Blades I’d received for this year’s birthday.  I had wanted a pair for years and tonight, equipped with helmet, knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards, I was ready to take a spin.  Once… Continue reading Fear of falling


Every year in our parish we host a week of summer faith formation classes for our middle school and high school students.  This year’s theme is Mercy.  With our classes taking place in the upcoming week as I sit down to write this blog, I am reminded of a children’s book I read to my… Continue reading Care

Earthen Vessels

One of my favorite verses from 2 Corinthians 4 appears in today’s first reading: “Brothers and sisters:   We hold this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us.  We are afflicted in every way, but not constrained; perplexed, but not driven to despair;  persecuted, but not abandoned; struck… Continue reading Earthen Vessels