Painful Holy Waiting

Posted by ksozenbe in Grace Notes on 04. Apr, 2011 | Comments Off

 
His beloved wife is wasting away,
taken down into lonely dark depths
by the devastation called dementia.

Four years ago she had been
as clear minded and physically active
as any eighty year old I know.

Then the decline began,
hardly noticeable at first
but steadily, dreadfully downward.

The pain her husband bravely bore,
trying to hold up for her,
was taking a toll on him as well.

I asked him one day how he was doing,
and with choked voice and tear filled eyes
he answered almost in a whisper:

“I’ve asked my Lord
for [...]

What is Lent?

Posted by ksozenbe in Grace Notes on 09. Mar, 2011 | Comments Off

“LENT: Symbolism, Secrecy, Sacrifice of Self-Denial”

byRev.PhilPinckard,M.Div.,BCC,Chaplain/PastoralEducator 

Meritus Medical Center

Hagerstown, MD

   

Ash Wednesday, 2011

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sh Wednesday signals the beginning of a significant period in the Christian year known as Lent.  The word ‘lent’ comes from an Anglo-Saxon word for spring [‘lencten’] and may refer to the ‘lengthen’-ing of the days of spring.  Forty days may reflect the time Moses spent on Mt. Sinai (see Exodus 19, 24 & 34) or the period Jesus spent fasting in the wilderness before his series of temptations by [...]

2011 Ash Wednesday Services for Holy Family Parish

Posted by ksozenbe in Grace Notes on 07. Mar, 2011 | Comments Off

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES
For Holy Family Parish, Galveston, Texas

MARCH 9, 2011

  7:00 a.m.         Mass & Ashes at St. Patrick Church

  9:00 a.m.         Mass & Ashes at St. Patrick Church

12:00 p.m.         Mass & Ashes at Holy Rosary Church

12:00 p.m.         Ashes only at Sacred Heart Church

12:00 p.m.         Ashes only at Our Lady by the Sea Church

  1:30 p.m.         Mass & Ashes at Holy Family Catholic School

4:00 p.m.          Ashes only at St. Patrick Church (Spanish)

7:00 p.m.          Mass & Ashes at Sacred Heart Church

7:00 p.m.          Mass [...]

A New Organ

Posted by ksozenbe in Grace Notes on 18. Feb, 2011 | Comments Off

The chapel now houses a new organ. 

See the You-tube video below for more information.

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