Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of God’s purposes even before the foundations of the world were laid. Jesus is the fulfillment of Old Testament promises that span hundreds of years. Jesus, in turn, shows us who God is. No wonder the theme at Mass this Sunday is Rejoice! We are the recipients of something so big and wonderful that understanding takes a back seat to the simple emotion of joy.Read more
Tomorrow the O Antiphons begin at Mass, and with them the Church awakens within us the sense of longing, eagerness, excitement, anticipation for the return of the Lord. We are immersed in the expectation and excitement of the prophet Isaiah at foreseeing and foretelling the future day of the Lord.Read more
It is too easy to overlook the humanity of Jesus. In an incredible moment, the unimaginable happened: the Creator and sustainer of the universe took on human flesh and became one of us. Truly one of us. Did Jesus cry? Was He ever lonely?Read more
Even the smallest moment of deep prayer is a bit like peeking at the end of a good book, discovering that God—the author of life—has all the story lines figured out. Where is God in your day today? Let God’s whisper of peace and quiet promise of joy overpower the roar of anything else.Read more
Read Monsignor King’s article from a past Seton Sunday about how to make a good confession, then join us on Thursday night as we prepare our hearts for the arrival of Jesus at Christmas.Read more
Light is a necessity as darkness sets in. We count on and often take for granted the physical light around us as well as the light within. That is, until we know darkness. Perhaps we might consider ourselves to be like those early Catholics, hidden away in the dark. Without the Light of Christ, we stumble along the path, lose our way along the journey, become fearful and lose all hope.Read more
To some who are not Catholic, one of the biggest misunderstandings about the Catholic faith is the Church’s four Marian dogmas (that Mary is “theotokos,” or the mother of God; the Immaculate Conception; the Virgin Birth; the
Assumption). For those who take the time to explore and reflect, it is clear that we believe these things about Mary because the Catholic Church takes the full divinity and humanity of Jesus so seriously.
Don’t be afraid of the seasons of your heart. They form us as human beings, and more than that, they form us in relationship with God.
Sadness and joy mix in the human heart; weeping and dancing live together.Read more