Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day!! As I have been getting things ready for our week-long “Birthday Bash” with my family, I’ve been thinking about how lucky we are that we can get together, all 19 of us, to celebrate my parents’ 80th…

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit

WOW!!! Last week we celebrated the birthday of the Church, and  the power of the Holy Spirit being unleashed into the world through the disciples of Jesus, and continuing on in a very real way through each of us baptized into…

Jesus, Peace, Mary, and Beauty

Aren’t we all looking for a little bit or a lotta bit of peace these days? Russia is waging war in Ukraine,  Covid is still waging its own war on the unvaccinated and immune compromised, racially motivated murders are news yet…

Easter and Breakfast with Jesus

Happy Third Sunday of Easter!! I know that I say this  ALL OF THE TIME , but one of the things that I love about being Catholic is that we don’t celebrate important moments for just one day, but we take an entire season to…

Transformation

On Thursday we sat at the table with Jesus, and yesterday we stood at the foot of the cross with Mary, and today, we wait with the whole world in the stillness. We wait to once again experience the stone rolled away, the empty…

Praying Our Way To and Through Holy Week

Palm Sunday Once again we stand at the threshold of Holy Week, the most sacred time of the Liturgical Year. How many times have we heard the story? We know how it begins; a donkey ride and palms and joyous shouts of “Hosanna!” We…

Jesus, Lazarus, and US

“This season of Lent has us linger in the doorway between death and life, to imagine, again and
again, what it is like to have the Spirit breathing life into us, to rise.”  Author: Michelle Francl-Donnay The story of the raising…

The 4th Sunday of Lent and Living It for Others

In last week’s Flocknote, we looked at our Lenten practices from a different angle. We shifted the focus from ourselves and turned our eyes and hearts to living Lent for others. Our Social Justice Awareness Committee was ahead of…

Living Lent for Others

And just like that, March is half way over and we are at the third Sunday of Lent! I actually started this note on March 3 and with the Lenten Retreat, Synod listening sessions and all of the other things “Adult Formation,” I am…

Ash Wednesday and Peace on Earth

I’m not sure how everyone else is feeling about what is happening in Ukraine, but I know that my heart is hurting and that I went to sleep praying for the people there and woke up still praying for peace. Pope Francis says his…