Friday, November 16, 2012

PREPARE: A Freshmen and Sophomore Event

The Commercial:




The Information: 
CROSS will be hosting PREPARE, a freshmen and sophomore event on Thursday, November 29th.  This is a new event for freshman and it will be taking the place of the Sophomore Evening of Recollection that was supposed to occur on November 2nd.


The Schedule:
4 - 5pm - Crimson vs. Gold Game – Freshman vs. JV Basketball Scrimmage  (AAC)
5:15 - 6pm – Dinner (Cafeteria)
6 - 8:15pm - Worship Event featuring Musician Ike Ndolo (Darby Auditorium)

The Details:
1) The event officially begins with dinner at 5:15pm in the Cafeteria.  Students can (and should) attend their afterschool clubs and sports.

2) Students without an afterschool club or sport, or with clubs or sports that end early, have an opportunity to support their fellow classmates at the Crimson vs. Gold Game which will take place at 4pm in the AAC (Freshman vs. JV Basketball Scrimmage).  A tremendous fan turn out would be a great sign of class spirit.

3) The entire event is free of charge and all students are welcome and encouraged to attend.  In fact, it would be a tremendous show of camaraderie to have the entire freshmen and sophomore divisions in attendance.

4) Students should sign-up for PREPARE in homeroom.

The Poster

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Al Smith Dinner


Last night was the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner.

The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner is an annual white tie charity fundraiser for Catholic Charities, held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York on the third Thursday of October (Smith died on October 4). It is organized by the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation in honor of former New York Governor Al Smith, the first Catholic presidential candidate. The first dinner was held in 1945.

Since 1960 (when Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy were speakers), it has been a stop for the two main presidential candidates during several U.S. election years.

Candidates have traditionally given humorous speeches poking fun at themselves and their opponents, making the event similar to a roast. It is generally, the last event at which the two candidates share a stage before the election.

Below are Cardinal Dolan's remarks from last night's dinner:


Monday, October 1, 2012

The Faith Exposed







Pope Benedict XVI has called for the Church to celebrate a Year of Faith beginning this October 2012 and running through November 2013.  This Year of Faith is designed to renew the faith of Catholics so that we will be joy-filled witnesses to the Risen Christ in our world.

As a Chaminade Faith Family, we invite you and your families to join as we officially open the Year of Faith with a special event called “The Faith Exposed.”  This event will take place on October 15, 2012 at 7:30pm in Darby Auditorium and will include faith talks from three members of our Religion faculty, live music, and Eucharistic Adoration.

A commercial and poster for the event can be found above.

While an RSVP isn’t necessary to attend the event, it would be helpful so that we can gain an idea of the size of the audience.  Please RSVP here

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Michael Foley at mfoley@chaminade-hs.org or 516-742-5555 x531

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

School Year Begins with a Triumph


Chaminade's First Triumph of the Cross Prayer Service

On Friday, September 14, the entire Chaminade student body, faculty and staff gathered on Ott Field to commemorate the Triumph of the Cross with a prayer service and breakfast.


Pictures from CHS Website 

Article from the Mineola Patch

More pictures and maybe even a highlight video to follow.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Prayer for Colorado

The prayer below was written by the president of Regis University, a Jesuit school located in Denver, Colorado.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Refocusing on Respect in Professional Sports

Great Article from Bustedhalo about respecting ourselves and our opponents when playing sports.  And I agree with the author, I am very excited for the Olympics!!!

Refocusing on Respect in Professional Sports


This is Just Cool!!!!




and it reminds of a quote I read this week: "God isn't the force that made it happen, he is the creator that made it possible." Brother Guy J. Consolmagno, SJ (a research astronomer at the Vatican Observatory)

Find Your Inner Iggy


St. Ignatius may have lived 500 years ago, but he’s still setting the world on fire. Explore his spirituality—and learn more about your own—with Ignatian Spirituality's weeklong series, Find Your Inner Iggy.

Discover what Ignatian Spirituality means to Fr. James Martin, SJ, Margaret Silf, The Jesuit Post, and others, and put your faith in action by searching for “Iggy” on Facebook. You could be rewarded with enlightenment, peace, and swag, including Margaret Silf’s new book, “Just Call Me Lopez,” and an Iggy tattoo and bobblehead. Visit our Find Your Inner Iggy Facebook app on Monday for the first reflection! http://on.fb.me/MqMJej





Letters to a Young Atheist - Part 4

Here is the 4th installment from the series over at The Jesuit Post.  The first three are linked in a post below.

Letter to a Young Atheist - Part 4


Do We Live in Missionary Territory?

An excellent piece by Cardinal Dolan.  Check it out here and see if you can find where he quotes  Blessed Chaminade without realizing it.




Saturday, July 14, 2012

Letters to a Young Atheist

I thought you guys would enjoy this "letter" series that Ryan Duns, SJ, a high school theology teacher, has put together over at the Jesuit Post (a blog).


It is a series of five letters written to Timothy, an imaginary doubting student.  The letters are very well done in my opinion.

Below are the links to the first three letters, the other two will be posted on the next two Fridays (I think??)

Letter 1
Letter 2
Letter 3

Enjoy.


Monday, July 9, 2012

Volunteers needed for 3C Week at Meribah

Any student interested in helping out at Meribah during 3C Week (August 27 - 31) should contact Mr. Foley by e-mail at mfoley@chaminade.org.

Volunteers meet at 8:00 a.m. and are bused to Meribah -- they return to Chaminade by 3:30pm (usually after a little swimming).

The primary responsibility of the Meribah volunteers is the preparation of the lunch each day for the new freshmen (BBQ hot dogs).  Assistance is also needed during the prayer services.

Attire for the week is neat and casual.  Shorts and a t-shirt are acceptable.


Sunday, July 8, 2012

No Vacation from Sunday Mass

Check out this excellent column written by Archbishop Thomas Wenski (The Archdiocese of Miami) about the importance of Sunday Mass in the summer and when we are out of town.  No Vacation from Sunday Mass

Also, don't forget to go to Mass today!


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Who is a Fool for Christ?

These guys:


On July 7th, 35 Chaminade students enjoyed the Long Island Catholic Youth Conference sponsored by the Adelphi University Newman Club.  The day included a concert with Popple, a talk by Daniel McQuillan, Mass celebrated by Fr. Brian Barr with the music done by Anthony Muhs, and Eucharistic Adoration led by the Ike Ndolo Band.  There was also time for reconciliation, food, and a little frisbee.

See the rest of the pictures below.





Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fool For Christ

Those guys that signed up for the conference, don't forget that it's this Saturday (July 7th).

Here is the tentative schedule:

Saturday, July 7, 2012

11:30 a.m. - Bus depart from Chaminade for Adelphi University
12 noon - Registration at Adelphi
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. - Afternoon Session (Concert Hall)
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. - Breakout Sessions (Olmstead Theater and Dance Theater)
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. - Mass (Concert Hall)
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. - Dinner (University Center Ballroom)
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. - Adoration/Concert
8:45 p.m. - Bus departs for Chaminade, Auditorium entrance
9:15 p.m. - Bus 89 arrives at Chaminade Auditorium entrance, where parents have been told to pick up their sons


Friday, June 29, 2012

Young Americans Losing Faith?

Below is a very interesting interview with Fr. Jonathan Morris about a recent study involving young people doubting God.

God Prefers the Small...

I just got around to listening to Cardinal Dolan's Homily from June 17, 2012 (Father's Day).  In the Homily, the Cardinal makes some great references to items we address is History of Salvation I and II.

Check it Out Here (The sound has a little static at times)


Thursday, June 28, 2012

31 Days with St. Ignatius

31 Days with Saint IgnatiusIgnatianspirituality.com has created a month-long celebration of Ignatian spirituality to honor of the feast of St. Ignatius Loyola on July 31.  Each day they will post an articles, blog posts, and/or videos to help you explore the riches of Ignatian spirituality.


Check it out by clicking the picture to the right.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Want to go to Summer School?

For the four weeks of June (sorry this post is late) Busted Halo® put together a "session of summer school." This session functions like their Advent and Lenten calendars.  Go click around and learn something new about your faith.


Busted Halo Summer School



Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Summer Reading Recommendations

The school has compiled a list of Supplement Reading Recommendations that is broken down by grade level and subject.  It can be found here: Summer Reading List

Also, during the last week of school, I recommended three books for possible summer reading, they were:

1) Catholicism by Robert Barron
2) Between Heaven and Mirth by James Martin, SJ
3) My Life with the Saints by James Martin, SJ

All three can be purchased at amazon.com or any other book store location.

Enjoy the summer!!!  Check back, I will update the blog during the summer.




Wish Your Father a Happy Belated Father's Day!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Do You Love Me?

Why does Jesus ask Peter, “Do you love me?” three times?

Procrastination - Week 2

What do God, MacGyver, and the Parable of the Mustard Seed have in common?

Check out this reflection/homily for the answer: MacGyver and the Mustard Seed

If your too young to remember MacGyver, you can procrastinate by watching the entire series on iTunes...Click Here 


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Good Luck Studying Tonight

Here is some excellent and calming music to listen to either while studying or on study breaks:




Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Still Procrastinating??

Fr. Robert Barron and a Summer Reading Recommendation


Fr. Robert Barron is the founder of Word on Fire, a Catholic evangelist organization, a Catholic author and the newly appointed Rector/President of Mundelein Seminary/University of Saint Mary of the Lake in Chicago.

He wrote an excellent piece the other day entitled Why it's okay to be against heresy and for imposing one's will on others.  Check it out here

Also, if you are looking for a good piece of summer reading, check our Fr. Robert Barron's book Catholicism.  It is excellent and will not disappoint.  It can be purchased here: Amazon.com


Monday, June 4, 2012

Procrastinating during Comp Studying?

A bustedhalo.com podcast that discusses the great question of can religion and science coexist?

Evolution and Creationism


Do Muslims believe in the Virgin birth?


Many Christians are surprised to learn that the Qur’an contains numerous references to Mary, and in fact the virginal conception of Jesus is a point of common ground between both Christianity and Islam.
Watch the video to find out more about how Islam portrays Mary.
Taken from bustedhalo.com

As We Get Ready For Comps

Thursday, May 31, 2012

How the Vatican marks the end of Mary’s month

Is the Internet the enemy of faith?

This excellent article appeared in the Washington Post on May 25th and it is well worth a read.

Here is an small portion:


"The Internet offers endless chatter and distraction. It sometimes seems that the entire population is suffering from a shared case of attention deficit syndrome. On the Web, irresponsible voices are just as accessible as trustworthy voices. Often, it seems that the voices of reason and truth are drowned out by the swarm of the reckless, the vulgar, and the ridiculous.


At the same time, the Internet has been one of the greatest gifts to the church, offering unprecedented opportunities to communicate, share content, establish contact, and deliver our message.


How can the Internet be both bane and blessing?"

Read the entire article here


A Simple Misunderstanding



Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day


On this Memorial Day, let us pray for the safety and quick return of all our troops, and let us also keep in mind the great words of St. Augustine "The purpose of all war in peace."


Prayer for Our Troops
Lord, please hold our troops in
your loving hands.

Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them and their families for
the selfless act they perform
for us in our time of need.

We ask this in the name of
Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
Amen.


Veni Sancte Spiritus

Veni Sancte Spiritus (Come, Holy Spirit!), is a sequence prescribed in the Roman Liturgy for the Masses of Pentecost.  It is sung between the 2nd reading and the Gospel.  It is also often sung at Confirmations.

It's authorship is usually attributed to either the thirteenth-century Pope Innocent III or to the Archbishop of Canterbury Stephen Langton, although it has been attributed to others as well.

Below is version of Veni Sancte Spiritus which was composed by Liam Lawton, Tony Alonso & Chris de Silva from their album Castle of the Soul: Songs of Contemplation and Consolation.  The entire album is awesome and great for background music when you need to get work done (read: great for comp studying).  It is available on iTunes.  The translated lyrics (which are beautiful) are also below.



Lyrics

Come, O Holy Spirit, come!
From your bright and blissful Home
Rays of healing light impart.

Come, Father of the poor,
Source of gifts that will endure
Light of ev'ry human heart.

You, of all consolers best,
Of the soul, most kindly Guest,
Quick’ning courage do bestow.

In hard labor You are rest,
In the heat You refresh best,
And solace give in our woe.

O most blessed Light divine,
Let Your radiance in us shine,
And our inmost being fill.

Nothing good by man is thought,
Nothing right by him is wrought,
When he spurns Your gracious Will.

Cleanse our souls from sinful stain,
Lave our dryness with Your rain
Heal our wounds and mend our way.

Bend the stubborn heart and will,
Melt the frozen, warm the chill,
Guide the steps that go astray.

On the faithful who in You,
Trust with childlike piety,
Deign your sevenfold gift to send.

Give them virtue’s rich increase,
Saving grace to die in peace,
Give them joys that never end. Amen. Alleluia.

A Homily for Pentecost

Deacon Greg Kandra over at his blog the Deacon's Bench has an excellent Homily for Pentecost.  You can check it out here: Homily for May 27, 2012


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Is God Calling You?

You never know when the call from God may come to you ... it may even be at a baseball game.


Sorry I couldn't resist the bad joke!!!

FYI: I think the nun is from the Benedictine Daughters of the Divine Will.

Pentecost in 2 Minutes

This Sunday we celebrate Pentecost.  Need a reminder of what it is all about, then check out the video below.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sacraments of Service to the Community

Mr. Foley's classes should watch the videos and take notes for a quiz.

Sacraments of Healing

Mr. Foley's Classes should watch the videos below and take notes for a quiz.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sacraments of Initiation Videos

Mr. Foley's Classes should watch the videos below and take notes for a quiz.


Baptism Assignment


Click the link below for an article about Baptism written by Cardinal Timothy Dolan.  The article was written May of 2010 and appeared on the Archbishop's blog ("The Gospel in the Digital Age"). 

There is a reflection assignment at the end of the article .



Monday, May 7, 2012

Blessed John XXIII and Vatican Council II

Check out this intriguing video from CNS, featuring an interview with the blessed pope’s secretary.



May is for Mary

Here is a nice short article with some simple suggestions for ways to honor Mary during her month:

May is For Mary


St. Paul

Deacon Greg Kandra has an excellent homily from this past Sunday posted on his blog.  It focuses on St. Paul, here is a quote:


"At this moment, Paul – still known as Saul — was a fresh convert to the faith, newly arrived from Damascus. As the account makes clear, many Christians were afraid of him.  They knew his reputation – a persecutor, a Christian-hunter.  It’s fair to say that, among the Christians in Jerusalem Paul probably wasn’t the most popular kid at the lunch table.  Understandably, nobody trusted him.
But one person saw something more."


Read the full Homily Here



Sunday, April 29, 2012

Vocation Sunday


Deacon Greg Kandra has an excellent Vocation Sunday homily posted on his blog.  Here is a quote:

"The fact is that everyone in this church today has a vocation. Every one of us is called. How we choose to answer that call – or choose not to – defines us not only for this life, but also for the next. For a lot of us, it may be marriage and raising a family. It may be living in the world as single man or woman. But for some of us, it may even involve a religious vocation – and it just might sneak up on you and alter your life in amazing ways."

Check out the full homily here: Homily for April 29th





Friday, April 27, 2012

Cardinal Dolan - Good Friday Homily

We covered the theological implications of the passion and death of Jesus in History of Salvation II this week and within two or three weeks will will be covering the crucifixion of Christ in History of Salvation I.

Here is a excellent homily about these events from Cardinal Dolan.  It is only 4 minutes long check - it out.


Cardinal Timothy Dolan -- Good Friday Homily from Rocco Palmo on Vimeo.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Update: Down to the Wire - A Great Success (now with video)

Wednesday night (4/18), about 400 freshmen and 40 faculty members attended Down to the Wire.

The atmosphere, spirit, and energy were outstanding.  For many in attendance the highlight was 400+ people quietly and reverently adoring the Eucharist…pretty inspiring.

Here is a 3 minute highlight video from the event:


Here is a short photo slide show from the event (I think it only works on computers and iPads):

video

Here is the best picture from the event (Thanks Al Ferrante '14):



Monday, April 9, 2012

10 Days until Down to the Wire

Do you have your bracelet??


If not get yours on the Monday we return in room 119.

Information for the event can be found here.

Great Interview with Cardinal Dolan

This is a great interview with Cardinal Dolan on the state of religion in the United States.

How Do You Celebrate the Easter Season?

"But it seems to me that far too often the approach that some take to the Easter season is that of a “return to the way things were.” What I mean by this is that Lent brings about significant changes for the daily life of the Christian community in noticeable ways. No saying or singing Alleluia, no praying the Gloria, no eating meat on Fridays, perhaps the giving up of something or taking on of some disciple as a penance throughout Lent — all of this amounts to a palpable experience of change and difference."

Click Here for the rest

A Non-threating Jesus?

"But God raised him." The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is the clearest affirmation possible that God is more powerful than the corrupt and violent authorities that govern the world -- which is precisely why the tyrants have always been terrified of it.

Click Here for the rest

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Great Easter Homily - Part II

"We do well to approach His altar today with this in mind.  Were it not for his Resurrection, were it not for His sacraments, the goodness of our lives would remain in doubt.  But Christ has risen.  We have communion with Him.  And so we keep this feast of feasts.  “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.”

For the Rest Click Here

Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Great Easter Homily

"That means we share in the beauty, the wonder, and the illumination of this wondrous night.  We share in the joyous news that Christ is risen.  And it means that we need to share that good news, that light, with others."

Check out the rest of this awesome Easter Homily: Click Here

Easter Changes Everything

James Martin, SJ provides an excellent reflection on the importance of Easter: Click Here

What is the Triduum?

Have you been asking yourself what the Triduum is or wondering why you have to go to Church 3 times in 4 days, well if you have, click here for your answer.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Good Friday - Even on the Web

Need to find some Good Friday online materials... try here

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Good Friday Reflection

Good Friday


reposted from 2011


Meaning
Good Friday is the Friday within Holy Week, and is traditionally a time of fasting and penance, commemorating the anniversary of Christ’s crucifixion and death. For Christians, Good Friday commemorates not just a historical event, but the sacrificial death of Christ, which with the resurrection, comprises the heart of the Christian faith. The Catholic Catechism states this succinctly:

Justification has been merited for us by the Passion of Christ who offered himself on the cross as a living victim, holy and pleasing to God, and whose blood has become the instrument of atonement for the sins of all men (CCC 1992).

This is based on the words of St. Paul: “[Believers] are justified freely by God’s grace through the redemption in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as an expiation, through faith, by his blood… (Romans 3:24-25, NAB).

Pratices
The customs and prayers associated with Good Friday typically focus on the theme of Christ’s sacrificial death for our sins.
Good Friday is the second day of the Paschal Triduum. The major Good Friday worship services begin in the afternoon at 3:00 (the time Jesus likely died). Various traditions and customs are associated with the celebration of Good Friday.

The singing (or preaching) of the Passion of St. John’s gospel consists of reading or singing parts of John’s gospel.  The Veneration of the Cross is also common. This is when Christians approach a wooden cross and venerate it, often by kneeling before it, or kissing part of it.

In addition to these traditions, Holy Communion with the reserved host is practiced. In the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church, no Masses are said on Good Friday, therefore the reserved host from the Holy Thursday Mass is used.

Many Churches also offer the Stations of the Cross, also called the “Way of the Cross,” on Good Friday. This is a devotion in which fourteen events surrounding the death of Jesus are commemorated. Most Catholic Churches have fourteen images of Jesus’ final days displayed throughout the parish, for use in public Stations of the Cross services.

above text adapted from ucatholic.com


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Passing Over to Renewed Life

Here are some very inspirational words from Cardinal Dolan for Holy Week and the fast approaching Triduum

Passing Over to Renewed Life

A Palm Sunday Movie Short

This video depicts two young men and their mother listening to the long Palm Sunday Gospel reading. One of the two young men, though he is bored at first (we have all been there), experiences a profound vision of Christ’s Passion and Death. Suddenly, he realizes how personal the Paschal Mystery really is. The video culminates in a powerful appreciation for the presence of Christ in the Eucharist.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Reconciliation Monday

On Monday, April 2, all Catholic churches in the Archdiocese of New York, the Diocese of Brooklyn, and Diocese of Rockville Centre, will be observing Reconciliation Monday. The Sacrament of Reconciliation – or, if you prefer, Confession or Penance – will be available from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. You can stop in any church, and find a priest waiting and eager to celebrate the sacrament with you. 

Here are two 1-minute commercials that promote Reconciliation Monday.



Palm Sunday

Saturday, March 31, 2012

You've Got Cardinal Timothy Dolan

Cardinal Dolan discussing Holy Week.




Spirituality in Your Daily Life

A very nice interview of Father James Martin discussing spirituality in your daily life.


Shocking the Audience with "The Prayer"

Simon, the other judges, and the entire audience laughed as this boy and his friend came on stage. But then those laughs quickly turned to applause and tears when Jonathan and Charlotte started to sing.

Its gone viral with 6 million hits.

Virtual Stations of the Cross

This is a very cool way to present the traditional devotion in a virtual way to help you reflect on the mystery of Jesus’ death and what it still means to us today.

Virtual Stations of the Cross

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Holy Week in 2 Minutes

This Sunday is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week.  Here is a little breakdown of Holy Week.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Down to the Wire: A Freshman Event

The Commercial: 

Click the play button on the lower left hand corner to start the commerical.

video


The Information:
1) The Freshmen Division we will be hosting “Down to the Wire: A Freshman Event” on Wednesday April 18th from 6pm – 8pm.

2) The aim of this event is to provide the freshmen with an evening of community and spiritual renewal that will reenergize and refocus them for the 3rd Trimester - the final stretch of the year.

3) The event is free of charge and all students are welcome and encouraged to attend.  In fact, it would be a tremendous show of camaraderie to have the entire class of 2015 in attendance.

4) The event officially begins with dinner at 6pm in wrestling room of the AAC.  Student can (and should) attend their afterschool clubs and sports.

5) Students without an afterschool club or sport, or with clubs or sports that end early, have an opportunity to support their fellow classmates as the Freshmen Lacrosse teams takes on St. Anthony’s at 4:00pm on Ott Field.  A tremendous fan turn out would be a great sign of class spirit.

6) Students should sign-up for “Down to the Wire” with their freshman religion teacher.  After they sign-up, Mr. Foley or Mr. Dolce will contact them to receive their “Down to the Wire” bracelet.  This bracelet will serve as their meal ticket for the event’s dinner.

7) As Chaminade Men, we honor our commitments.  If a student sign-ups and then is unable to attend, they must speak with Mr. Foley or Mr. Dolce.

**Students can be picked up at 8pm in the AAC Parking Lot**

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Story of Easter via Facebook

Here is the prayer video from class yesterday. Enjoy!!

Happy St. Joseph's Day

A beloved, but sometimes forgotten Saint.  His life of humble service to God can certainly be an inspiration.

Check out this great video:

New Look

In the spirit of Lenten Renewal, it was time to give the blog a new look.  The header picture has changed, but the content of the blog has not.

Enjoy!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Put St. Patrick Back in St. Patrick's Day!

Saturday, March 17th, is Saint Patrick’s Day; one of two Catholic Saints whose feast day appear on all secular calendars (St. Valentine is the other).  In Ireland, celebrations of St. Patrick’s life date back over a thousand years.  The Church officially recognized March 17th as St. Patrick’s feast day in the early 1600s.

The St. Patrick's Day custom came to America in 1737, with the city of Boston hosting the first public celebration.  However, New York City claims that Boston’s celebration did not count because it lacked a parade; New York hosted the first St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 1762 (have those two cities ever liked each other).

Over time, St. Patrick’s Day has become less about the man and more about a celebration of Irish culture with people wearing green, displaying shamrocks, and eating cornbeef.

This St. Patrick’s Day let’s stop for a minute and remember what we are celebrating on March 17th – a man, a priest, a missionary – St. Patrick.

Here is a link to an article about why we should Put St. Patrick Back In St. Patrick's Day!

For Mr. Foley’s class, there is a short reflection at the end; it is due Tuesday, March 20th

Dei Verbum

Here is one of the constitution from Vatican Council II that we discussed in class.

Remember, I promised you that it is short and readable...

Dei Verbum

Dating God???

Its a little late, but a great article about our relationship with God.

Its used Valentines Day as a spring board.

Check it out...

The Original Dating God