What the Faith: A Layperson's view of our church
Posted by Monica Pittman on 12/04/20
I have been thinking about this blog a lot lately. I realized that I haven’t written anything since this whole pandemic thing started. Then I wondered why.
I’m pretty sure I did what a lot of us ended up doing, and that is hiding away hoping it would end ... Read More »
Posted by Monica Pittman on 4/02/20
I was sent a meme the other day that said,
“This is the Lentiest Lent I’ve ever Lented!”
Isn’t that the truth? Lent is all about sacrifice, self-discovery, and preparation for the coming of the Lord. What better way to truly focus on the self than to be alone. ... Read More »
Posted by Monica Pittman on 3/25/20
There’s a lot of people out there trying to make sense of what is happening in the world right now. There’s also a lot of people giving their opinions, and thoughts on how best to deal with social distancing. I have seen article after article on how to keep ... Read More »
Posted by Monica Pittman on 3/12/20
I have been struggling for a couple of days trying to come up with a topic about which to write. Lent is so rich with innumerable items and paths; you would think it would be easy. It has not been easy.
The last twenty minutes or so have been ... Read More »
Posted by Monica Pittman on 2/26/20
Lent starts today. Although Ash Wednesday is not a Holy Day of Obligation, it is certainly a beautiful start to the Lenten season and a fantastic reminder that we are sinners and need to atone.
The ashes we receive remind us that we are sinners. They are in the ... Read More »
Posted by Monica Pittman on 1/23/20
January 22 was declared National Sanctity of Life day. This day comes right after the Right to Life marches and other such events bringing awareness to the abortion malady that is occurring in our world right now.
One of our parishioners participated in the Right to Life March ... Read More »
Posted by Monica Pittman on 12/05/19
What’s your “Mass schedule”? Do you attend every week? Daily? Just at Christmas and Easter? Whatever your habit is, with the Holidays coming, it is now time to think about Mass, which one to go to where to go and with whom. Or, in other words, how you “Keep ... Read More »
Posted by Monica Pittman on 10/24/19
With our former pastor showing up in the news again, I felt I should repost an earlier article. The article covers questions about the validity of the sacraments received by a priest who has left the priesthood. In short - yes, your sacraments are very valid. God does not ... Read More »
Posted by Monica Pittman on 9/24/19
Not only from the mouths of babes, but from their actions, too!!
Sometimes, when at Mass, it becomes extremely difficult to really concentrate on what is happening. Instead the mind wanders to everything it seems, but the Mass. Rather than listening to the readings, thoughts are on the bills ... Read More »
Posted by Monica Pittman on 9/03/19
My Oh My - How fast a year goes by!!
St. Mary’s had quite the year last year. Some of it was excruciatingly slow and other parts are just a blur. We had some great publicity and some was really not so great. However, God truly does turn all ... Read More »