Posts Tagged ‘Acts of the Apostles’

Confirmation: The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit as at Pentecost

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Celebrating the sacrament of Confirmation is among the most enjoyable tasks in the life of a bishop. It is a time to look forward. The parish gathers around the candidates, young and old, to welcome them into full membership in the Church. These people, filled with potential and hope, perhaps can sense how the grace […] [Read more]

Saint Mark the Evangelist

Friday, April 24th, 2015

When Pope Benedict XVI celebrated his Papal Mass in 2008 at Nationals Park in Washington, the dramatic large crucifix over the altar fittingly came from Saint Mark the Evangelist Church in Hyattsville. Like the evangelist whose Gospel shares the Good News of Jesus, that magnificent crucifix, along with the Eucharist celebrated at the altar at […] [Read more]

A.D. The Bible Continues

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

The story of how the Apostles changed the world after Jesus died on the cross, rose from the dead and later ascended into heaven unfolds in the thrilling new mini-series, A.D. The Bible Continues, which debuted on NBC stations nationwide on Easter and continues on the next 11 Sundays. The mini-series is produced by Roma […] [Read more]

The Gospel of the Holy Spirit

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Throughout his ministry, Jesus made clear that the Holy Spirit is essential to the life of the people of God, as individuals and collectively.  Indeed, the Spirit has been at work from the beginning, albeit in a mysterious way.  Obviously the voice of God that came to Abram and Moses was the movement of the […] [Read more]

The Church in the Acts of the Apostles

Monday, October 13th, 2014

The Acts of the Apostles tells a fascinating story of the early Church, but it is much more than just a history book.  Within the narrative provided by Saint Luke is a wealth of revealed truth and theology about this institution and her missionary nature. In Acts, we see the Apostles beginning to structure the […] [Read more]

Saint Stephen Martyr

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

When Pope Benedict XVI visited Washington in 2008, members of Saint Stephen Martyr Parish stood outside their church on Pennsylvania Avenue, nine blocks from the White House, and waved to the Holy Father as the “popemobile” passed by. How fitting it was that parishioners of Saint Stephen Martyr would be among those welcoming the vicar […] [Read more]