Category Archives: Liturgy

Nourished by the Church

Are you feeling nourished by the Church? There are some wonderful parishes and priests out there. Right now, one of the silver linings to Covid is that we can live stream Mass from anywhere in the world. If your own … Continue reading

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Live stream Mass

Holy Spirit parish in the Diocese of San Jose provides a live stream Mass for anyone desiring to view or participate remotely. While this has been available for a long time, I thought it would be good to help spread … Continue reading

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Staying awake during homiles

On January 21st, the Valley Catholic ran an article here in the Diocese of San Jose on the laity staying awake during  homilies. I can understand the need for this, and have seen people doze off during the sermon, too. … Continue reading

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The new translation of the Mass: kudos for a good transition underway

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

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Introduction of new liturgical changes

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

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Ordination in the Diocese of San Jose – Streaming Live

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

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Why Go To Mass?

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

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When Bad Homilies Happen (to Good Catholics)

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

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Roman Catholic Easter Vigil and Sunday Mass in the Diocese of San Jose (Silicon Valley area)

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

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