Posted by Maria Franxman on 4/14/23
Christ has Risen, as He said He would, Alleluia!!! Happy & Blessed Easter to everyone. I pray you have a holy and joyous Easter Season.
Divine Mercy Sunday is celebrated annually on the last day of the Octave of Easter. While God’s Mercy has been with us ... Read More »
Posted by Maria Franxman on 4/06/23
Christ has Risen, as He said He would, Alleluia!!! Happy & blessed Easter to everyone. I pray you have a blessed and joyous Easter Sunday & Season.
As Catholic Christians, we are never content simply to celebrate such important events with just one day. The Church officially has ... Read More »
Posted by Maria Franxman on 3/31/23
Palm Sunday begins Holy Week. I find most Catholics love this Sunday. First, we get palms! Some of you will braid them (probably during my homily) to stick behind your home crucifix or some other visible place to help you remember. Jesus entered to cheers of joy, cheers of ... Read More »
Posted by Maria Franxman on 3/24/23
In the Gospel this weekend, we hear of the Lazarus being raised from the dead. He was in the tomb 4 days. There are many things we can learn from this amazing experience. Jesus demonstrates by His mastery over even death that He is indeed ‘the Way, the Truth, ... Read More »
Posted by Maria Franxman on 3/16/23
Examination of Conscience according to the Seven Deadly Sins The history of Seven Deadly Sins goes back at least to Pope St. Gregory the Great (590-604 ad). While the list itself is not strictly biblical, the Bible reveals all seven areas as affronts to God. This is a helpful ... Read More »
Posted by Maria Franxman on 3/10/23
THE ORDER OF PENANCE – A TIMELINE OF EVENTS AND DEVELOPMENT Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions – Webinar Handout 25 October 2022
Institution [Jesus said to his disciples:] “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven; whose sins you shall retain, they are retained” (John 20:22-23).
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Posted by Maria Franxman on 3/03/23
Starting on Ash Wednesday, the Prayer of Absolution that a priest prays with, for, and over a contrite penitent changed. The Rite for Penance was recently revised and updated with a new translation. Similar to 2011 when the prayers of the Mass were updated with a revised translation of ... Read More »
Posted by Kelli Reutman on 2/24/23
Tonight or last night depending on when you’re reading this, I joined many of the parents and benefactors of our Holy Family School & Preschool ministry for a wonderful night of “Murder at Plantation Hall”! Nothing says fun like a little ‘who dunnit?’ The annual HFS Gala & Auction ... Read More »
Posted by Maria Franxman on 2/17/23
Thank You! On behalf of the Guatemalan family that will be receiving a new home because of your generosity, Thank you! For the third year in a row, members of the Holy Family family reached beyond themselves to help a family they’ve never met, nor seen, nor ever likely ... Read More »
Posted by Maria Franxman on 2/10/23
For some people, this weekend is all about Football, given the Sunday night Super Bowl LVII. While I admit I don’t follow football or any particular team, I do watch the occasional game. And I will be watching the Super Bowl with some brother priests this weekend. I don’t ... Read More »