Getting Back to Basics

Tonight the Friends and Family Hall was filled with about 500 children.  It was not the normal St. Thomas More Church students.  It was the children of the families not attending our Catholic school.

It was a wonderful sight.  Young men and women from middle and high schools engaging in a review of the Catholic Mass.  They started the night with the viewing of The Catholic Mass and then with a student game show using one student from each grade to challenge the students’ understanding of the Mass.

All of the students and instructors then moved to the sanctuary to hear Fr. James Labosky, our Parochial Vicar, explain the parts of the Liturgy of the Mass and Liturgy of the Eucharist.  There was a lot to explain and a lot of questions to ask.  The students asked good questions and the session could easily have been three hours, not one.  We are very fortunate to have him with us to lead our children in faith development.

It reminded this writer of the importance of getting back to basics.  We are doing this in our council by offering information on church teachings, programs, and history.  Have you visited our new section on the Catechism?  Learn more

If you are not inspired to learn more, maybe you just need to be reminded of the beauty and sacredness of our Mass. As our Lord said, “Do this in memory of me.”

Mass is celebrated each day in every time zone around the earth. If performed at the same hour, it is the biggest wave of continuous prayer, thanksgiving and blessing traveling around and around, as one.  We join with millions of Catholics around the world to call upon the Holy Spirit to join us.  Watch this video and be inspired, humbled, and thankful.

Walking in His Path

Our web site has a new special category, Catechism. It is our guide our own spiritual journey.

King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is a story of a spiritual journey.  Their quest for the Holy Grail started with a forceful  journey ended in failure.  When they changed their methods and made individual, personal quests, with prayer and courage and not relying on the paths of others, they succeeded.

We, as Knights, gather our strength through our unity with one another, but spiritually, we are guided by the teachings of Holy Mother the Church.

Did you know that our church youth are on a spiritual journey with the Catechism of the Catholic Church?  Georgie Clemens, Total Youth Ministry Director, has also encouraged their parents to join them, as they seek to learn more about our church and its teachings.

You, too, can start your personal journey and subscribe to the book on-line.  Read a little bit each day. You can begin your day with enlightenment or end it in thoughtful reflection with a daily lesson.  The one-year journey of lessons will begin on Thursday, October 11th.  You will receive a new email lesson each morning.  Learn more