During this period in our American church when inner city parishes are closing and large suburban ones are opening and growing, a sadness emerges at the loss of the grandeur and splendor and relationships reflected in the buildings shuttered because of few resources and even fewer parishioners. …
We will hear this Sunday at Mass that we are in the 31st Sunday of Ordinary Time. As those numbers get higher, we get closer to the end of the liturgical year that concludes on the Solemnity of Christ the King. This year, it will also mark the end to the Jubilee Year of Mercy, which Pope Francis inaugurated at…
Perhaps you have heard about the white smoke that wafted in Rome last week with the election of the black pope. Or, you never may have even heard of the expression.
My friends had the good fortune to see their hard work grow a small accounting company into a firm with more than 400 employees. Their perspicacious business savvy is outmatched only by their work ethic, faith, and commitment to family and friends. These latter values prompt the husband of this couple to insist on…
Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel’s The Sound of Silence, which accompanied the classic movie, The Graduate, eventually became an anthem for their generation, rousing a spirit of reflection for most and a mood of melancholy for some. The song’s ironic title and evocative lyrics have made it legendary and brought it to many lists of greatest songs of all time, including Rolling Stone’s Top 500 where it ranks 157th, sandwiched between Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Proud Mary and The Flamingo’s I Only Have Eyes for You.
With the excitement of the Olympics now behind us, the athletes who medaled can still bask in their moments of glory. Yet, the competitors and countries who took the gold seem to glitter more greatly. This makes sense: They came in first, defeated all competitors, and are the best in the world in their sport.
Stepping out onto a ballfield during the height of summer can sometimes be an idyllic experience for the senses. The blades of freshly cut grass whisper in the wind, the smell of freshly graded earth unmistakable as plumes of dust rise beneath the bright midday sun. By October, however, the grass has been roughly trod, the earth is dampened and the sun begins to fade. Yet, for the pros, this is when the greatest drama is about to begin.
Oblate Father Dick DeLillio is the 2016 Honoree at the 20th Annual Columbus Day Communion Breakfast at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Wilmington, DE. He will preach at the Mass on Monday, October 10, followed by the breakfast and award ceremony.
Fr. Dick joins a number of Oblates who have been given this honor, including Fathers Roberto Balducelli and Angelo Maraldo, and Brother Mike Rosenello.
The historic Philadelphia Union League in the Center City neighborhood of the City of Brotherly Love will once again serve as the elegant venue for the Rev. William A. Guerin, OSFS, Annual Dinner Dance on Saturday, January 14, 2017.
Invitations will be mailed soon, and on-line registration will be available shortly. Please mark your calendars for this grand affair!