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January, 2011 Archives

January 2011 Newsletter

St. Gertrude the Great January 2011 Newsletter is available. Be sure to buy your copy of Fr. Cekada’s book, “Work of Human Hands”. “Work of Human Hands” is also available on Amazon.com.

MP Times 3 —Bp. Daniel Dolan

Epiphany IV

Epiphany IV

Bishop’s Corner Tomorrow January ends, and Wednesday, Christmas. Make of these endings a good beginning by a resolution or two, borrowed perhaps from St. Francis de Sales, whom we solemnize today. (You might call him the patron saint of reading as well as of writing.) It is too long to wait for Lent to reform […]

How to Treat Sinners —Fr. Julian Larrabee

Epiphany III

Epiphany III

Bishop’s Corner Another “snow cycle” began again last Thursday. We are grateful for the moisture, but also for the intervals of clear weather, when it is easy to move around, and anyone could make it to church. Fr. McGuire departed in the snowstorm for points east, including the funeral on Friday for Jackie Neubauer, first […]

Christmas Gifts —Bp. Daniel Dolan

Epiphany II

Epiphany II

Bishop’s Corner Christmas reached its high point with Epiphany on January 6, a feast of devotion which we observed as the holiest of holy days, and a true holiday. Our school children sweetly chanted the First and Second Vespers which begin and end the liturgical day. Other children joined us and helped for the Solemn […]

The Holy Family: Examples for Us —Fr. German Fleiss

The Holy Family

The Holy Family

Bishop’s Corner I write this column on Epiphany itself, after a beautiful morning Mass sung by our school children, and a very nice brunch with everyone to celebrate “Little Christmas”. The day is overcast and perhaps portends snow. We shall see. We managed to get in a story or two for the little ones, who […]

Give Your First, Best Fruits to God —Bp. Daniel Dolan

The Circumcision

The Holy Name of Jesus

Bishop’s Corner Christmas, its vigil and holy night, its day and feasts and octave, all passed peacefully, in great beauty and quiet and spiritual joy. Even the light, “Christmasy” snow did not hold people back too much, but served rather as a charming backdrop to the feast. Our attendance was excellent, and all of those […]