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Christmas Eve – Embers from the Fire

December 23, 2021
Christmas Eve – 12/24/2021    At the edge of the woods, at the edge of the meadow, a strong oak, limbs like arms raised in the orans position seem to lead evening prayer.  It’s blue shadows, almost violet upon the

Batteries Needed – Carol K.

December 23, 2021
Batteries Needed! I am not a big fan of social media but I do have a Facebook page mainly to keep track of what my kids are doing. A lot of reflective posts show up on my page and I

Oh Danny Boy – Embers from the Fire

December 16, 2021
Oh Danny Boy – 12/17/2021 I don’t know why my parents named me Dan, other than my mother shared with me that it was the name she preferred.  She never explained why she preferred it.  But I do remember watching

3rd Monday of Advent, December 13

December 13, 2021
Preparing the way of the Lord with good works, time with Jesus, and expression of the dignity of the human person. – Dcn. Jerry Coenen Advent of Faithful deed & Reflection 3rd Monday of Advent, December 13 Watch & Reflect

3rd Sunday of Advent, December 12

December 12, 2021
Preparing the way of the Lord with good works, time with Jesus, and expression of the dignity of the human person. – Dcn. Jerry Coenen Advent of Faithful deed & Reflection 3rd Sunday of Advent, December 12 Watch & Reflect

2nd Saturday of Advent, December 11

December 11, 2021
Preparing the way of the Lord with good works, time with Jesus, and expression of the dignity of the human person. – Dcn. Jerry Coenen Advent of Faithful deed & Reflection 2nd Saturday of Advent, December 11 Watch & Reflect

Cheating Santa – Embers from the Fire

December 10, 2021
Cheating Santa – 12/10/2021 I am writing this on St. Nick Day.  Actually, it’s the real St. Nicholas feast day.  He was a Bishop in what is now Turkey who died way back in the middle of the fourth century. 

Jesus, John, and Joy – Dcn. Bill

December 9, 2021
Jesus, John and Joy This Sunday’s Gospel continues last week’s focus on John the Baptist and his role in preparing the way for Christ. John told his listeners that they cannot rely on their lineage as Israelites because children of