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Christmas Midnight (at 6 PM) – Luke 2:1-20

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit             Christmas snapshots are plentiful among families. Perhaps you have a picture from a Christmas past where you are holding a new toy or have a look of surprise as you open a particular gift. Maybe your favorite Christmas […]

My Favorite Sermon Illustration

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Once upon a time the devil attended Mass in a church where it was customary in either the Lord’s Prayer or in the Creed to sing: Et homo factus est, that is, “God’s Son has become a human being.” While they were singing this, the people just remained standing and did not kneel down. The […]

Christmas Outlines – Luke 2:1-14 and John 1:1-18

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Both from 1879. First Christmas Day and Third Christmas Day.

Pius Parsch on The Christmas Cycle as Mystery Play

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

I thought I had added this at one time, but I suppose not. Regardless, here’s an outline from Volume One of Pius Parsch’s “The Church’s Year of Grace” on the Christmas cycle as a mystery play. Which reminds me, I know someone who has a set of Parsch available. Please contact me off this blog […]

Lindemann on Christmas 2

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Oops. Sorry. I’m slow. My bad. THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS The name of this day is not “Sunday after New Year,” for the Church does not recognize the first day of January as New Year’s Day. There may be a Sun-day between the Circumcision and the Epiphany of Our Lord. When this happens, we […]