Manifestation of Christ June 19, 2017

Manifestation of Christ Posted by Franciscan Media on Jun 19, 2017 6:00:00 AM Lord God, through the preaching and ministry of John the Baptist, you manifested your Son to the world in the waters of the Jordan River. Prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ so that we may trust in him as the [...]

Saint of the day February 8th

St. Josephine Bakhita Lived: (c. 1868-1947) | Feast Day: Monday, February 8, 2016 For many years, Josephine Bakhita was a slave but her spirit was always free and eventually that spirit prevailed.Born in Olgossa in the Darfur region of southern Sudan, Josephine was kidnapped at the age of seven, sold into slavery and given the [...]

Celtic Saint of the day 9th November

St. Benen of Ireland, Bishop of Armagh, Saint Patrick's chanter (Benignus) Died c. 468. Son of the Meath chieftain Sechnan (Sessenen or Sesgne), Benen grew up in the district around Duleek. He and his family were converted in his childhood and baptized by Saint Patrick. The story is told that Benen worshipped Patrick as a [...]

Confirmation and the R.C.I.A.

When a Parishioner makes an Adult commitment of faith they enter a process the Church calls the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. Community of Christ Our Hope has held two such ceremonies in its 10 year history, the first in 2010. History Liturgy Here is Margaret's Confirmation and entry into membership of the Community of [...]

Water and Religion

Cleansing by water throughout the ages and within the different faiths. Baptism - a pre Christian history Pre-Christian Religions The practice of baptism in pagan religions seems to have been based on a belief in the purifying properties of water. In ancient Babylon, according to the Tablets of Maklu, water was important as a spiritual [...]