THE MERRY MONTH OF MAY

THE MERRY MONTH OF MAY           May always follows Easter, no matter how late that day might be.  And so there is a joyfulness in May that March and even April typically do not fully share.  It is the joy of Mary who knows of the Resurrection of her Son and its...

“I HAVE CALLED YOU FRIENDS…

“I HAVE CALLED YOU FRIENDS…           There are, I think, few passages of the New Testament on the lips of Jesus that are more touching, more tender, more loving, than these.  It’s one thing to be saved in Christ—He is utterly beyond us, after all (though He is...

THE REAL ‘DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME’

THE REAL ‘DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME’           As I write these thought, the past week (5-10 March) was far too filled with 3 funerals:  Fr Jim Havens, Margaret Roh, and Bill Healy, with another death (Tommy Wilson, whose funeral will be this coming Thursday).  As this...

THE OLD AND THE NEW

THE OLD AND THE NEW           This weekend we are marking and celebrating two events that are at the opposite ends of the chronological spectrum.   Saturday morning was a reunion Mass for alumnae of Convent of Mercy school; this morning at 11:00 Mass we welcome our...

MERIT AND MERCY

MERIT AND MERCY           There is a very disconcerting phrase in a great many of the prayers of the “new” translation of the Roman Missal.  One example comes from the opening prayer for Mass on Wednesday of the 1st Week of Advent:  “…so that at the coming of Christ...

WHAT’S GOING ON HERE?

WHAT’S GOING ON HERE? I want to make a report to the parish about a number of major “comings and goings” in these last few weeks/months at Our Savior. Some of you may know these things; others may have guessed or heard something; let’s give everyone the facts. I...