About this BlogPosts here reflect the thoughts, views, and insights of a native Silicon Valley Catholic (not the diocese), Mary Pope-Handy.
Category Archives: Liturgy
We Catholics tend to feel passionately about the way we pray for many reasons, including the meaning the words convey, the love of the familiar, the rote prayers, and the ability to meditate on the memorized when we pray. (We … Continue reading
Although the changes to prayers and songs at Mass aren’t officially required until the beginning of Advent this year, many parishes and other Catholic communities (such as at Mission Santa Clara) in the Diocese of San Jose have already begun … Continue reading
Have you ever wondered what happens at the ordination to the priesthood? If you haven’t been to one of these beautiful services, this weekend you’ll have the chance to see it (and you won’t even need to go out into … Continue reading
Why should we go to Mass? That’s an age-old question that Catholic parents face year in and year out. But it’s not just something that people must discuss with their kids; for many of us, the issue of whether or … Continue reading
Everyone’s a critic. When it comes to preaching and to homilies, it has got to be tough to get up in front of the community and be inspiring and insightful if you’re under-slept, overworked, rushed or maybe even going through … Continue reading
The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose lists all of its Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday Mass times online. This comprehensive list also includes the languages in which Mass is offered in Silicon Valley or the South Bay Area: Easter … Continue reading