Sunday, October 30, 2011

ASP has a new website

Check out All Saints Parish's new website. Wait a few seconds for the redirect.

Friday, October 28, 2011

The straight and narrow path

Testimony of a 'Cradle Catholic' from Cleansing Fire. A snippet:

And so I embarked on the journey that is the 19th Annotation of the Spiritual Exercises. I learned to look at my life and my faith in a whole different perspective. That is, to do God’s will and not my own. I started to see that for most of the previous 4 years, I was more wrapped up in what I wanted the Church to be instead of what Jesus and the Holy Spirit had intended. I started to see the importance of rules, rubrics and the expectations of the member of the “body of Christ” as a means to an end, not a stumbling block.

As I thought and prayed about how I would answer Ben’s question, I began to rework the question in my mind. I do not think of myself as one who went from being a “liberal” Catholic to a “traditional” Catholic. I see myself as someone who has learned what it really means to be “Catholic”.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ya gotta watch

Something is happening down in El Paso, Texas. Parishioners are making their voices heard.

Watch here. And Then watch this second video regarding more of what is happening in El Paso.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Celebrating a decade

So our website redesign has run into a couple roadblocks. We're getting there, though. Hope to have it operational within a week.

In other news, All Saints Parish is celebrating a decade of existence.There will be a celebratory meal at the American Legion Hall on River Road (the bulletin says Park Avenue, but the invitations say River Road) at 1 p.m. on October 30.

The bulletin article says, "This is a means by which we can gather together to celebrate our similarities and our possibilities. The thrust of our celebration is to congratulate each other for moving forward , for persevering, and to remember our common heritage as we endeavor to be examples of our Catholic faith to the community in which we live."

The invitations in the pews include an RSVP ticket that you can drop into the collection basket. You can probably call the office too, 936-4689.

Friday, October 7, 2011



Now, if the natural law enjoins us to love devotedly and to defend the country in which we had birth, and in which we were brought up, so that every good citizen hesitates not to face death for his native land, very much more is it the urgent duty of Christians to be ever quickened by like feelings toward the Church. For the Church is the holy City of the living God, born of God Himself, and by Him built up and established. Upon this earth, indeed, she accomplishes her pilgrimage, but by instructing and guiding men she summons them to eternal happiness. We are bound, then, to love dearly the country whence we have received the means of enjoyment this mortal life affords, but we have a much more urgent obligation to love, with ardent love, the Church to which we owe the life of the soul, a life that will endure forever. For fitting it is to prefer the good of the soul to the well-being of the body, inasmuch as duties toward God are of a far more hallowed character than those toward men.

Read the whole thing here.

Monday, October 3, 2011

The sparrow has found a house

Gen over at Cleansing Fire has written a beautiful reflection on the sacredness of churches.

It's Just a Building

She begins with a quote from Psalm 84, which happens to be in today's Morning Prayer: How lovely are your tabernacles, O Lord of hosts! 3 My soul longs and faints for the courts of the Lord. My heart and my flesh have rejoiced in the living God. 4 For the sparrow has found herself a house, and the turtle a nest for herself where she may lay her young ones: Your altars, O Lord of hosts, my king and my God. 5 Blessed are they that dwell in your house, O Lord: they shall praise you for ever and ever.