Monday, June 25, 2012

March for Life

I am always honored to chaperon the students from Cardinal Spellman HS on the day trip to the March for Life in Washington. This past trip I was blessed to chaperon the overnight bus. Following celebration of the Eucharist we were treated to a concert by Josh Blakesley and a music filled Eucharistic Adoration. The videos on this post are from the night before the March. They were originally recorded side ways and I just figured out how to rotate them(I'm slow, I know). We were at the overflow venues, both here and the next day at mass before the March, we were at the Armory. To see so many high school students from across America at the March is always a blessing and truly amazing! Being from the Bronx our students commented on how other students prayed with their hands held high and how they wish they could pray like that. You never know where seeds are sowed. It's was great that Josh Blakesly called everyone Church, that was so important for all the students to know they are part of the Mystical Body of Christ, the Church. Sorry for the shaky videos I was rocking out!!!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Fortnight for Freedom

To say, "God gives us what we need" is probably the greatest understatement EVER!!!! On Monday night I was in prayer and trying to make sense of why we need a Fortnight for Freedom, you know a little fasting, some extra prayers, and I have to say I was overwhelmed by all that is happening these days. Later on while listening to iHeart Radio; the Zac Brown station (yes a city boy who listens to country music), this song from Big & Rich came on. Totally sent from God, no questions asked. Favorite part, "Don't you dare pledge allegiance, don't you dare speak of God, speak of God whoa whoa whoa; I am begging for forgiveness I want to make a difference even in the smallest way..." Oh the power of prayer!!!!! One more suggestion this week pray the Beatitudes, take comfort in our God who has already won the battle through His Resurrection, we only have to remain faithful and believe that the living God is found in the Catholic Church.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Solemnity of the Holy Trinity

On the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity we celebrate the very heart of our faith. At the time of God's definitive intervention in the world for the salvation of all; the angel Gabriel proclaims the Most Holy Trinity to the Blessed Mother, "And the angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God (Luke 1:35)."

 As baptized Catholic we are children of God and  this brings us into communion with the Triune God as family. Dr. Scott Hahn explains, "Last Sunday, we celebrated the sending of the Spirit, which sealed God’s new covenant and made a new creation. 

In this new creation, we live in the family of God, who has revealed himself as a Trinity of love. We share in His divine nature through His body and blood (see 2 Peter 1:4). This is the meaning of the three feasts that cap the Easter season - Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, and Corpus Christi.(read more)"

God Bless and enjoy your day!