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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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Musical Musings from Joy

After several weeks of working through the musical elements of the Mass, I’m going to take a different direction leading into summer and hopefully give you a break from all of the “scholarly” topics! As I do at the beginning of each new liturgical season, I am going to take you through the musical changes […]

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Liturgy Notes from Joann

How do we baptize adults at Resurrection? The baptism of adults always takes place at the Easter Vigil. The journey begins with the question – how do I become Catholic? After a period of preparation, which can last up to a year or more, the person enters the baptismal pool and is either submerged or […]

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