A Matter of Faith
There is a beautiful golf club in the community where I live. Because so many of its members live in houses on its perimeter, it’s not unusual to see people riding to and fro in their golf carts. For many, this is a classic image of retirement.
When I read Scripture, I often like to imagine myself being present and witnessing the events firsthand. So when I reflect on events like the Transfiguration, the Resurrection, and the Ascension, I like to put myself there – in that place and time – and think of what I would see and feel.
Holy Triduum – literally, the holy three days. One feast that is celebrated over a three-day period. The end of Holy Week.
The Feast of the Annunciation on March 25 has tremendous significance for Christians. It falls exactly nine months before Christmas.
The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord is celebrated on February 2. For centuries, it has been a tradition to distribute blessed candles on this feast day.
January is the month in which the liturgical year moves from Christmas into Ordinary Time.
In all the hustle and bustle that is the Christmas season, it is important to remember that, as Catholics, we are spiritually invited to prepare for two very important things. First, we are to reflect on the birth of the Christ child, and second, we are to look to the fulfillment of God’s plan – the second coming of that same Christ and the redemption of the world.
BY DCN. JAY W. VANHOOSIER, OFFICE OF FAITH FORMATION Jesus said in reply, “Ten were cleansed, were they not? Where are the other nine? Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?” Luke 17:17-18 Although Thanksgiving Day is not specifically a Catholic...
People pray during the April 13, 2019 transitional diaconate ordination of diocesan seminarian Stephen Van Lal Than at Holy Spirit Parish in Bowling Green. FILE PHOTOBY DCN. JAY W. VANHOOSIER, SPECIAL TO THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC Oct. 10 is Laity Sunday. This is a...
BY DEACON JAY W. VANHOOSIER, SPECIAL TO THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC This Sept. 19 is Catechetical Sunday. It is a day that is intended to honor those people who give of their time and talent in sharing the faith with the people of their parishes. Hopefully, you will...