A WORD ABOUT ‘MIDNIGHT MASS’… We’ve all heard the joke: “What time is Midnight Mass?” However, over the years, many churches have opted to have a Mass for Christmas earlier in the evening on Christmas Eve, and erroneously called it “Midnight Mass.” From a practical and logistical standpoint, it makes sense, as Mass at Midnight…

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By Angela McCann, Guest Contributor Truth and beauty come from the Lord. Music can be a collision of truth and beauty made manifest for the glory of God while edifying the human spirit. Music can heal hurts, augment prayerful repose, or ignite a flaming passion within our already grateful hearts. One of our great Doctors…

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By Emily Ann McCullough, Guest Contributor Catherine Laboure was a young a novice in the order of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, the Rue de Bac, Paris. In 1830, at 11:30 p.m. on the eve of the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul, she was awakened by her Guardian Angel who…

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“Once you start serving at Manna House, you normally don’t stop,” says one Manna House volunteer. Manna House, our local food kitchen, is open 365 days per year, including Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Begun 25 years ago by Father Gerard Foley and a group of volunteers, Manna House officially opened its doors…

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