Five Ways – Jan 24

January 12, 2024 Many thanks to those who replied to the December 22 Five Ways e-letter.  I hope Christmas and the New Year brought joy to you and your loved ones. As we approach the 2024 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Jan. 18-25,…

Five Ways – Dec 23

Evangelization and Christmas December 18, 2023 Yesterday, Sunday, Dec. 17, our 11 am Mass was full for the first time since before covid. The attraction was the annual children’s Christmas Pageant, presented by the Faith Formation Director and the Music Director. It struck me…

Five Ways – Nov 23

November 20, 2023 Many thanks to all who commented on the Oct. 18 Five Ways e-letter. Below is an item on the Dorothy Day of France, Madeleine Delbrel, a member of the Oblate of Mary Immaculate Family, praised recently by Pope Francis. As part…

Five Ways – Oct 23

October 18, 2023 Many thanks to those who responded to the Sept. 25 e-letter, regarding the booklet on Synodality as a Pandora’s Box.  As I noted in that e-letter, the Synod would begin on Sept. 30, with a unique ecumenical service on the steps…

Five Ways – Oct 23

October 18, 2023 Many thanks to those who responded to the Sept. 25 e-letter, regarding the booklet on Synodality as a Pandora’s Box.  As I noted in that e-letter, the Synod would begin on Sept. 30, with a unique ecumenical service on the steps…

Five Ways – Sep 23

Monday, Sept. 25, 2023 Many thanks to those who responded to the August 28 Five Ways item.  In it I noted that September began with the Ecumenical aspect of the Season of Creation, on you tube.  The month of September also ends, Saturday, with…

Five Ways – Aug 23

Monday, Sept. 25, 2023 I hope you can open the YouTube below for this Friday, Sept. 1’s very important ecumenical observance of the Care of Creation Day begun by Pope Francis and immediately joined in by many religions, and by those of no religion….

Five Ways – Jul 23

July 12, 2023 Five Ways E-Letter Many thanks to those who commented on the June 21 Five Ways E-Letter.  Please note that Bishop Robert Barron below is one of those elected by the USA bishops to take part in the Synod on Synodality, which…

Five Ways – Jun 23

June 2023 Five Ways Newsletter First, during this month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, I was delighted to see that the Apostleship of Prayer, inspired by the Jesuits following the ministry of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and St. Claude de la Colombiere, added…

Five Ways – May 23

May 2023 Five Ways Newsletter Many thanks to those who commented on the April 17 Five Ways e-letter. As we wind down the Easter Season, our first instinct might be to remember the Seven Joys of Mary. We remember perhaps too easily the Seven…