Tuesday, November 30, 2010

What a Show!!!

This past weekend I had the opportunity to be in the Epiphany Dinner Theatre (luckily for me and also for the audience, a very small part). One of the things I realized by watching this production is that we have some very talented people here at Epiphany. Not only are they talented but they are dedicated. Here is a link to a story about the production The Game of Life.It is good to see that we have events like this at the church so that we can reach out to the community and have everyone come and see what a good place this is. I am always amazed at how busy we are at this parish – it seems that there is something going on every night, which is great. Something that I think has fallen by the wayside is the idea that the parish church should be the center of the community, and this is something that you will be hearing a lot about from me. I know that everyone has tons of activities outside of Church activities (I know I do), but there is so much to offer at church and it is sad to see many people not take advantage of it and get involved. The church should feel like a second home to people, a place that they want to be not only for Mass (which is great), but also for coming together as a community, or better put, coming together as a family.
                On a different note, it’s good to see that at least one person has checked out this blog. Don’t be afraid to pass along the link to friends or anyone you think might be interested (there has to be at least one person)!!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Beginning

I have no idea why people start blogs, nor do I even know who reads them. However, I have heard that they are quite popular, so after much thought and prayer I have decided to start my own blog. One thing that you will soon realize is that when it comes to writing, it is not my strong suit (you should see my homilies when they are typed out, I am the only one that can understand them). So, what this blog will consist of is my random thoughts and also hopefully some very helpful links. These thoughts will be both about religious matters and also just me talking about myself. It is my hope that this will be an entertaining website that people will find useful and also a way in which we all can grow deeper into the faith.
As you know today is the beginning of Advent, the season of waiting for Christ. During this time of Advent we are called to prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ by focusing on Christ and not ourselves. So, I encourage each of you to make this your goal this Advent, to focus on our relationship with Christ so that we may be ready to receive him. Some ways that we can achieve this goal is by additional prayer, reading a religious book (that focuses on Christ), fasting, and service to others. Let’s make this Advent a season in which we continue to grow in our love for Christ.