This is the season

In the words of the Exsultet, This is the night! The Easter Vigil, often described as the high point of the liturgical year. For the people who have been preparing to receive the sacraments of initiation on this night, the description is a good one; but in the whole...

Cometh the hour…

I’d always dutifully thought of the miracle at Cana in terms of a foretaste of the new wine of the Kingdom. I’ve always listened to the homily! But at Mass today another thought crept in, a picture of Jesus at this morning’s wedding, waiting for a...

Our great praise and our quiet prayer

The parish priest wants more people to join the choir. Six, he says, is not enough; there should be at least ten of us. And in a way he has a point. We’re not a large parish, but there are certainly people scattered around the church with good voices, singing...