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How To Find Mass on the Road

Inside Stella Maris, Goose Island, Texas I still am getting used to the idea of using my smartphone instead of paper maps, telephone books and a cell phone. Everything evolves around here, especially with rving full-time and relying heavily on modern technology to navigate and assist in finding what we need during our slow travels. The […]... Read More
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Big Church Little Church

I have to admit, I am partial to little churches and missions. My “home” congregation consists of about 60 families. I like the intimacy, the colorful characters, even the feuding. To me, it is so much more like a family. Yes, we have our differences, we frequently do not get along, but we pull together […]... Read More

Oh the Drama!

Maybe it’s the so-called “alignment of the planets”, as some say, or maybe it’s just me, but there seems to have been a whole lot of drama going on lately.  Families have their own inherent drama, of course.  Someone’s hurting, “well-meaning” others come in and stir things up and suddenly everything’s out of hand. In […]... Read More

Ash Wednesday

These forty days of Lent, O Lord, with you we fast and pray; Teach us to discipline our wills and follow Lord your way. (These Forty Days of Lent, (c) 1970 WLP) I don’t know what I’m “giving up” for Lent this year. I try to fast and abstain from meat on Fridays, and today of course, […]... Read More

My Baptism Day

On this Friday, during Lent, when I am supposed to be fasting, I look at the calendar and am reminded that today is the anniversary of my baptism into the Catholic faith. Also, incidentally, my half-year birthday. Either way, good enough reason to celebrate. On this day in 1965, my mother, newly widowed, and godparents […]... Read More