Holy Communion – Raised Catholic episode 27

The following is a transcript from the Raised Catholic podcast. To listen to the podcast, click here. Today is episode 27: Holy Communion Well, hello friends.  If you’re paying attention to Catholic news, then you know that this week, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, defying clear calls from the Vatican, overwhelmingly supported the creation of... Continue Reading →

Salt

Last week I was on my way to an outdoor mass when the skies began to look threatening.  Sure enough, as I pulled up, people were headed inside due to impending rain, and I found myself in overflow, socially distant seating downstairs in a church basement.  Happy that the parish took such care to keep... Continue Reading →

Veil

My friend Deacon Jerry came to mass today and that doesn’t seem all that weird except for the fact that he died a couple of weeks ago. During the Eucharistic prayers, several of my friends who art in Heaven gather around the altar and I acknowledge them there and pray for their families and their... Continue Reading →

Life

As the calendar got ready to flip to April and the promise of spring, I was sick. On Holy Thursday, I croak-sang through six preschool music classes and by the time I got to mass that afternoon, I was mouthing the words to every song. My duties as a music teacher had spent the last... Continue Reading →

Communion

As a music minister at a First Communion Mass, I have a front row seat for some real beauty and also some outright hilarity. I watch the facial expressions of the second-grade children as they receive the Eucharist for the first time, and it can be hard to keep my place in the music; they... Continue Reading →

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