Every Christmas season classic Christmas stories resurface for us to enjoy once more. Much of their charm and appeal is how their plots seem to be timeless. What was true at the time they were written remains true when they are retold. The following Christmas tale was published two years ago to mark the third… Continue reading A St. Isabel Christmas Carol
Anthem for St. Isabel Church Let us build a house where evil dwells And few will wish to be, A place where priests and minions tell the people they should flee. Built of hopes and dreams and visions, Shattered with the worship space; Here the office staff promotes divisions; Some are welcome, few are… Continue reading Anthem for St. Isabel Church
Third Sunday of Advent A, December 15, 2019 On this day we hear of John the Baptist, the messenger sent ahead to prepare the way of the Lord. May we heed John’s call to repentance as we seek to encounter Jesus through the prayers that we offer. That Church leaders may take to heart their… Continue reading Third Sunday of Advent A, December 15, 2019
It is hard to put into words what has happened at St. Isabel Church over the last week. Firstly, on Thursday, December 6, Fr. Christopher arrived on Church property, after being given permission by the diocese to remove his belongings which have been held hostage for more than three years. His arrival, late in the… Continue reading It is hard to put into words what has happened at St. Isabel Church over the last week.
A PARISH WITH NO SOUL Parishes are as different as the people who populate them, individuals lending their varied characteristics and idiosyncrasies to an ever-changing pool of talent and giftedness. It is that collection of individuals who form the cogs and wheels of a machine that is intended to run well. No single individual, not… Continue reading A PARISH WITH NO SOUL
The following article is shared from NCR online because it is our opinion it conveys well what we are dealing with in terms of the St. Isabel Church Staff and the Diocese. Intellectual and spiritual blindness may be our greatest cultural problem Dec 11, 2019 by Daniel P. Horan OpinionJusticeSpirituality The proverb, "the road to… Continue reading The following article is shared from NCR online because it is our opinion it conveys well what we are dealing with in terms of the St. Isabel Church Staff and the Diocese.
Second Sunday of Advent A, December 08, 2019 On this day we hear the call to repent. As we acknowledge our faults and our needs, we turn to the Lord with humility that we may be prepared for his coming to us at Christmas. That Pope Francis will be guided by the Holy Spirit in… Continue reading Second Sunday of Advent A, December 08, 2019