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Weekly Words from The Rock

Questions Last weekend, I posed some questions from the life of Father Schuster. Here are the answers. Question: During the course of a year, the pastor is the celebrant at many funerals. In celebrating a funeral, what is the one symbol which is not used? Paschal/Easter Candle Incense Oils Pall Aspergillum (Used in sprinkling Holy […]

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Weekly Words from The Rock

Questions This weekend I would like to pose some questions from the life of Father Schuster.       Question: During the course of a year, the pastor is the celebrant at many funerals. In celebrating a funeral, what is the one symbol which is not used? Paschal/Easter Candle Incense Oils Pall Aspergillum (Used in […]

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Weekly Words from The Rock

On this weekend of honoring the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, I would like to share a couple of questions which I have kept in my bulletin folder. The first one comes once again from Msgr. Charles Pope found in the July 31, 2016 edition of Our Sunday Visitor on page 15. Question: The […]

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Weekly Words from The Rock

Memorial Day. Here are some of my thoughts on Memorial Day. “Memorial Day – a time to honor our fallen war heroes, a time to honor loved ones who have passed on, a time for quiet prayers of thanks for the battles fought for our freedom. Memorial Day is a time of remembrance shared by […]

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Weekly Words from The Rock

Pentecost Jesus Christ is Risen. Alleluia. Alleluia. For fifty days, we have celebrated and proclaimed this message. With Pentecost, the Season of Easter culminates and moves us back into Ordinary Time. Pentecost surrounds the giving of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles. It is the birthday of the Church. I want to share with you […]

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Weekly Words from The Rock

As we celebrate First Holy Communion at all the Masses this weekend, I thought I would devote this column to the Sacrament of the Eucharist.  The following reflections are taken from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, Copyright 2006. Question:  What happens at the consecration in the Mass?  Answer:  By the consecration, the transubstantiation […]

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Weekly Words from The Rock

As we prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation next Saturday, I thought I would devote a section of this column to the Sacrament of Confirmation.  The following reflections are taken from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, Copyright 2006. Question:  Who may receive Confirmation?  Answer:  Every baptized person not yet confirmed can and should […]

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Weekly Words from The Rock

Reflecting on Divine Mercy Sunday, I would like to look at the word mercy. I want to share with you some random thoughts on mercy. Mercy = a heart moved by misery. Mercy began with the first sin; however, there are consequences.  In Genesis chapter 3, Adam and Eve realize, because of their sin, that […]

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Weekly Words from The Rock

In this week’s column, I would like to catch up on some of the questions addressed by Msgr. Charles Pope in Our Sunday Visitor. Question dated April 19, 2015:  On the cross, Jesus said, “Father forgive them, they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34).  But if we don’t know what we do, how can […]

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