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Reflections

The Long Defeat

Readings for Tuesday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time Listen to the song here:

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Reflections

Fear and Pride Go Hand in Hand

Readings for Tuesday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

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Vici Mundum

Ordination Promises of a Transitional Deacon, w/ Deacon Chris Masla

This weekend, five of my seminarian brothers were ordained to the Transitional Diaconate for the Diocese of Richmond — the largest ordination class we’ve had in decades. Seeing them lay their lives down made me even more excited for my own ordination, which would (God-willing) be about this time next year. I know… that’s hard […]

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Reflections

Do You Love Me?

Readings for Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter Over the past few weekends, we’ve seen many of our second graders get to do something so amazingly awesome — Receive their First Holy Communion! I for one was so thrilled to see so many of you come forward — in suits and flowing white dresses […]

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Lord of the Rings Sacraments Talks

Middle-earth and the Seven Sacraments: Holy Orders (Session 5)

In case you missed the previous sessions: Session 1, Session 2, Session 3, Session 4

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Reflections

Revealing God’s Grace

Readings for Tuesday of the Seventh Week of Easter I don’t know about your family, but in mine, “goodbyes” take forever. We have to start saying “goodbye” about 40 solid minutes before the time we actually intend to leave, and by that point, Italian cookies, money, and all sorts of other stuff you never asked […]

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Lord of the Rings Sacraments

Middle-earth and the Seven Sacraments: Matrimony (Session 4)

Session 1, Session 2, Session 3, Session 4, Session 5

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Lord of the Rings Sacraments

Middle-earth and the Seven Sacraments: Sacraments of Healing (Session 3)

Session 1, Session 2, Session 3, Session 4, Session 5

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Resurrection

Resurrection Peace

Readings for Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Easter We heard Jesus say in our gospel reading: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you.” As the weather begins to warm up, summer vacations appear on the horizon as a great […]