Pentecost and Catechesis
The Feast of Pentecost is Sunday, May 24th. It’s one of seven Principle Feasts of the Church and it brings to a close the Great Fifty Days of Easter. It’s a day when baptisms and confirmations are most appropriate. This Jewish feast for centuries celebrated the Jew’s birth as God’s Chosen People and the giving of […]
The Feast of the Ascension
The Feast of the Ascension of our Lord into Heaven was May 14, 2015. It comes during the 6th week of the “Great 50 Days,” being 40 days after Easter Morning. We find this historical event recorded in Mark 16:19, Luke 24:50-53 and Acts of the Apostles 1:6-11. On this day Jesus’ bodily entry into […]
Christian Formation for Children
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is the Christian formation program that is used at St. John’s for our children ages 3-12. It follows the educational principles of Maria Montessori. The children gather in an “atrium”, which is a special room prepared for them, which has beautiful handmade materials and items to teach our faith. This […]
Divine Mercy! The Heart of Easter.
Alleluia! Christ is risen! We have just completed some extraordinary worship here at St. John’s. I’m referring specifically to Holy Week and especially the Easter Triduum: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Day. Now “The Great Fifty Days” has arrived. I’m referring to the season of Easter and liturgically these next eight weeks are treated […]
What… or better “who” do you lack in your life?
This is Friday in Easter Week and our Gospel lesson comes from John 21:1-14. This is the third post-resurrection appearance of Jesus to His disciples. John writes, “Jesus revealed Himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and He revealed Himself in this way. Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana […]