The Good News: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Ascension of the Lord

Readings: Acts 1:1–11 Psalm 47:2–3, 6–7, 8–9 Ephesians 1:17–23 or Hebrews 9:24–28; 10:19–23 Luke 24:46–53   In today’s First Reading from the Acts of the Apostles, St. Luke gives the surprising news that there is more of the story to be told. The story did not end with the empty tomb, or with Jesus’ appearances to the Apostles over the … [Read more…]

Sixth Sunday of Easter Year C

Today, Friday 24th of May, is celebrated as the Feast of Our Lady of the Wayside, the patroness of our parish. the celebration is being moved to Sunday, so that it is easier for parishioners to participate.

The 24th is also the feast day of Our Lady Help of Christians. Happy Feast Day to all the Salesian Priests, Brothers and Sisters!

Mary Help of Christians

The feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians, was instituted by Pope Pius VII. By order of Napoleon I of France, Pius VII was arrested on June 5, 1808, and detained a prisoner first at Grenoble, and then at Fontainebleau. In January 1814, after the battle of Leipzig, he was brought back to Savona and set free on March 17, on … [Read more…]