Rite of Confirmation

Rite of Confirmation

This is a reprint from October 2019, updated for 2022. On June 5 we will celebrate the Rite of Confirmation for ten high school students, our first class since preCOVID times. This is one of the banner days in our church year, and a milestone for young people and...
No Grown Ups

No Grown Ups

“We must no longer be children, tossed to and fro and blown about by every wind of doctrine, by people’s trickery, by their craftiness in deceitful scheming. But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ.”...
Be The Bridge

Be The Bridge

“For [Christ] is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us. He has abolished the law with its commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new humanity in place...
Broken Bread

Broken Bread

Many approaches to the season of Lent begin with our stomach. What appetites might we curb or ignore for forty days? What other comforts filling metaphorical bellies need chastening or redirection? Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness begins, too, with his bodily...
To Cherish And To Struggle

To Cherish And To Struggle

“I think that the Church is the only thing that is going to make the terrible world we are coming to endurable; the only thing that makes the Church endurable is that it is somehow the body of Christ and that on this we are fed. It seems to be a fact that you have to...