It was on page 35 of the Sears Christmas Toy Catalog and I had it circled, folded and flagged with a yellow yarn bookmark. I was 8 and I had my heart set on that Barbie Dream House. I had a spot all picked out in my tiny little bedroom to put it, and all I could think about was the hours of fun I would have playing with that perfect gift.
Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth! We’re beginning the month with the Crowning of our Mary’s statue in front of The Father Peyton Center.
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This morning I sit here finally with some bright sunlight streaming in through the window. I am still amazed that it is almost May! Where have the months gone?
Let’s ponder for a moment about the idea that the empty tomb is proof of the Resurrection! I’ll begin this discussion with a question: Why is the unused tomb belonging to Joseph of Arimathea, the place where Jesus’ body was buried, significant to the authenticity of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ?
Remember that good thing you gave up for Lent? Remember how frustrating it was not having it? Remember how magnificent it was indulging in it again on Easter Sunday (or right after the Vigil Mass)?
A large crowd gathers around Jesus – what are they hungry for?