Pastor’s Corner – December 30, 2018

Although many seem to think that Christmas ends on December 25, we who are steeped in Roman tradition know that such important celebrations cannot be confined to a single day.  In pre-Christian Roman culture, important feasts were celebrated for 8 days, beginning and ending on the same day of the...

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Pastor’s Corner – December 23, 2018

As the season of waiting gives way to the season of fulfillment, let’s explore some of the more familiar symbols of Christmas, especially since many of them have become so secularized that you may not realize their Christian roots.             The Christmas Wreath we hang on our front doors or...

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Pastor’s Corner – December 16, 2018

A few years ago I came across an article written by novelist Jennifer Coburn titled “Christmas Shopping As Substance Abuse.”  She argued that the way many approach Christmas is too gluttonous, which can make this beloved holiday every bit as dangerous as other forms of substance abuse, particularly for children....

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Pastor’s Corner – December 9, 2018

Continuing our look at the symbols of Advent, we now turn our attention to the color chosen for the liturgical celebrations of this great season of anticipation. As you probably know, each season of the liturgical year is assigned a specific color.  Green, which symbolizes hope, is for Ordinary Time,...

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