Bishop’s Blog: The Season of Advent and December Blessings

Bishop’s Blog: The Season of Advent and December Blessings

Celebration of Adult Confirmation On December 9th, I was honored to confer the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Mary’s Cathedral to the confirmandi prepared through the Adult Confirmation program of our Diocesan Secretariat for the New Evangelization. The celebration of Confirmation recalls the faith we all received

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Bishop’s Blog: USCCB Fall General Assembly Recap

Bishop’s Blog: USCCB Fall General Assembly Recap

Earlier this month, I had the privilege of attending the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Fall General Assembly in Baltimore, Maryland. It was good that we could gather again as a conference and brother bishops to spend a few days together. New this year, a

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Bishop’s Blog: Thanksgiving and Advent

Bishop’s Blog: Thanksgiving and Advent

Happy Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is a time of the year when we gather with family and friends in sincere gratitude for God’s abundant blessings in our lives. As I reflect on this year, I remain deeply grateful to see God blessing our Diocese through each of you, our

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Bishop’s Blog: Preparing for Christmas

Bishop’s Blog: Preparing for Christmas

O Antiphons The Church has its own countdown—the O Antiphons of Advent— which begin on December 17 and conclude on Christmas Eve.  The Roman Church has been singing the “O” Antiphons since at least the eighth century. They are the antiphons that accompany the Magnificat canticle of

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