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: 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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Bishop’s Blog: Merry Christmas

Bishop’s Blog: Merry Christmas

Christmas Wishes   My Dear Friends, Right in the midst of these dark and cold days of the season is when we celebrate the coming of Jesus.  Jesus comes to each one of us in the midst of this time of difficulties and challenges, but we also

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