A Liturgical Lent: a Review and a Look Forward

At my parish of Holy Rosary in Tacoma, we had a lot going on for this first weekend of Lent. Think of this as a look into the life of a parish pursuing the vision of the New Liturgical Movement Continue reading A Liturgical Lent: a Review and a Look Forward

Seattle Has a New Auxiliary Bishop!

Bishop-designate Daniel H. Mueggenborg

Pope Francis has named Monsignor Daniel H. Mueggenborg, a priest of the Diocese of Tulsa, as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Seattle. He will join Bishop Eusebio Elizondo as assistant to Archbishop Peter Sartain. The Northwest Catholic, the Continue reading Seattle Has a New Auxiliary Bishop!

Initial Reflections on the Quasquicentennial

This past Sunday, my parish of Holy Rosary celebrated its 125th anniversary – our Quasquicentennial. The project for this celebration was started several years ago by Dr Michael Barkley, a gentleman from the parish who deserves all credit for getting Continue reading Initial Reflections on the Quasquicentennial

Quasquicentennial!

If you are anywhere near Tacoma this weekend, please join us on Sunday for the 125th anniversary of the founding of our parish. The Mass is at Noon, and it will be followed by a reception in the School hall. Continue reading Quasquicentennial!

No, It’s Just Thursday

What a day – and it’s not quite over yet! If it wasn’t for to-do lists, I don’t know how I would function. Called the paper for non-delivery (again) – check. Breakfast and Lauds – check. Worked on Incident Report Continue reading No, It’s Just Thursday

Reflections on an Installation Mass

This past Sunday, Reverend Eugene Delmore SJ was installed as the fifth pastor of our little parish church of Saint Rita of Cascia in Tacoma. The Most Reverend Eusebio Elizondo MSpS, Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle, was the principal Celebrant. He Continue reading Reflections on an Installation Mass