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Preaching resurrection in the middle of Lent

I am a big fan of the liturgical calendar.

As someone who plans worship, knowing what season it is helps.  It helps us with the colors, the themes, the hymns, the scripture, the tone of worship.   631 more words

Life And Faith

Bury The Hallelujah, Pancakes, and the Beginning of Lent

Several years ago, one of our church members was visiting family when she heard about the tradition of “burying” the hallelujah during lent. I had never heard about this practice, but was intrigued by it…especially with regard to teaching children about the Lenten journey. 276 more words


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I am sitting here in my living room, the sun streaming in through frosted windows…a vestige of our weeks of sub-zero weather here in the Chicagoland, and I can hear a bird chirping. 479 more words

It is not silence for the sake of silence [sermon reflection]

Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ, of Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House recorded a Lenten homily reflection for today and wove one of my recent poems into it. 95 more words


The Last Alleluia

On Sunday, February 15, we say and sing our last Alleluias, at least for a while, as the Last Sunday after Epiphany and the transfiguration of Christ are celebrated. 142 more words

2015 Portland International Film Festival: Alléluia

Updated for the Internet era, Du Welz’s remake of the classic The Honeymoon Killers is based on the true story of ’60s serial killers Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez, who met women through personal ads, moved in, and then murdered them. 66 more words

2015 Portland International Film Festival

Make A Joyful Noise Unto The Lord

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. (Psalm 98:4)

Make A Joyful Noise Unto The Lord… 115 more words

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