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The Mystery of the Epiphany

Jan 4, 2024 Comments Off on The Mystery of the Epiphany
April 13 @ 4:33 am

 The word “epiphany” is the English translation of the Greek epiphaneia, meaning appearance, revelation, manifestation.   The origin of the Feast–which was traditionally celebrated on January 6–may be traced to the…

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Fulfilling of the Prophet Isaiah

Nov 30, 2023 Comments Off on Fulfilling of the Prophet Isaiah
April 13 @ 4:33 am

Today we begin the season of Advent, a time of preparation for the celebration of Christmas. Some of the most beloved Scripture readings during this season are taken from the…

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The Synod on Synodality

Oct 19, 2023 Comments Off on The Synod on Synodality
April 13 @ 4:33 am

Lots has been said and written about the Synod on Synodality which is currently underway in the Catholic Church. Some people have expressed grave concern while others are filled with…

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Let Justice and Peace Flow!

Sep 21, 2023 Comments Off on Let Justice and Peace Flow!
April 13 @ 4:33 am

The late Orthodox Patriarch Dimitrios I, recognizing the signs of the times, instituted the first Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on September 1, 1989. The date was…

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Infant Baptism During Mass

Aug 9, 2023 Comments Off on Infant Baptism During Mass
April 13 @ 4:33 am

I was born on June 9 and was baptized two days later. My baptism took place in the chapel of the Catholic hospital where I was born. The pictures my…

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Welcome Patrick Schneider

Aug 5, 2023 Comments Off on Welcome Patrick Schneider
April 13 @ 4:33 am

We warmly welcome Patrick Schneider, who begins his tenure as Director of Music at The Basilica on Monday, August 7. You are invited to get to know Patrick via this…

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Welcoming our new Director of Music

Jul 6, 2023 Comments Off on Welcoming our new Director of Music
April 13 @ 4:33 am

The past few months have been filled with gratitude, sadness and all sorts of emotions caused by the retirement of our longtime music director, Teri Larson. Teri and I started…

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Receive the Holy Spirit

May 24, 2023 Comments Off on Receive the Holy Spirit
April 13 @ 4:33 am

On Pentecost 2018, I had an unexpectedly profound experience during the celebration of the Eucharist. Fr. Bauer was the celebrant, and I was the Master of Ceremonies sitting next to…

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