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The Feast of Feasts

Posted by Fr Timothy McGuire on 4/17/18

I love the Easter Vigil. I know it is longer than the typical Mass, but is there really   anything more important that we could be doing on the eve of Easter?

When I think of this night I often think of ancient Jerusalem and soldiers atop the city walls ... Read More »

Lent: Begin All Over

Posted by Fr Timothy McGuire on 4/17/18

We are a little more than half way through Lent. This is a good time to review our experience of Lent thus far.

What did you decide you wanted to do this Lent? Read each day’s meditation in the devotional booklet or The Word among Us? Look each day ... Read More »

The Spirit Blows Where He Wills

Posted by Fr Timothy McGuire on 4/17/18

This week we discussed the  first chapter of Fr. Pacwa’s new Bible study book on salvation. What happened both in the morning class and in the evening class was something I always enjoy: our discussions took unexpected turns. I had an outline of what I wanted to do with ... Read More »

Persecution

Posted by Fr Timothy McGuire on 4/17/18

Friend: Has our world today become more violent than ever before? I look at the recent shootings. Innocent people gunned down because someone wants attention or because someone has had a psychotic break.

Me: We have had a tough year, haven’t we? Vegas, Florida, just to name two.

Friend: ... Read More »

R.I.P. My Mother

Posted by Fr Timothy McGuire on 4/17/18

It will not come as a great surprise to many that I have been a teacher for many of my 34 years as a priest, educating both young people and adults, even as an faculty adjunct for Wheeling Jesuit University.

I know that the Christian life is not something ... Read More »

Western Civilization: Where Did it Originate?

Posted by Fr Timothy McGuire on 1/16/16

On the Feast of the Epiphany, at the beginning of January, I made a statement in my homily about my opinion that it was the Catholic Church that created Western Civilization. The example I used was that of democracy.

The idea of democracy is one that evolved in Western ... Read More »

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Posted by Fr Timothy McGuire on 9/16/15

Our Lady of Guadalupe is very important to the Church, especially in the Americas. She is the greatest evangelist to ever visit us here.

How many of us have relatives, close relatives, who have left the Church. They may have simply stopped going to church at some point in their lives, ... Read More »

Beautiful Easter Season

Posted by Fr Timothy McGuire on 5/27/15

What a beautiful Easter Season I have had. I hope you have also. The liturgies of Holy Week I found quite moving. The Easter Vigil and Easter Morning Mass were glorious. The church was beautifully decorated. The choir did a great job - and I know they worked at ... Read More »

Stewardship

Posted by Fr Timothy McGuire on 4/27/15

I expressed my concern about the state of volunteering in our parish at the Masses April 19. What I shared at the time was my concern that in some cases people who had committed to volunteering for a task were simply not showing up thus placing an unreasonable burden ... Read More »

Saturday Mass Time Change?

Posted by Fr Timothy McGuire on 3/20/15

The Question Posed

Recently, a proposal was brought to the Parish Pastoral Council to change our Saturday Mass from 5:00pm to 4:00pm. The Council seemed to be favorable to the change. However, I do want to get feedback from more people who attend that Mass. I have thought of ... Read More »