The Community of Saints

12-31-2017Catholic ThoughtsDavid Lins

One of the most amazing aspects of being a Catholic is our relationship with the community of saints. So as 2018 begins, I thought it might be the perfect time to get some words of wisdom from some of the wisest our faith has known. Enjoy...


The Nativity was the First Adoration Chapel

12-24-2017Catholic ThoughtsDavid Lins

Merry Christmas!

I am so grateful for those of you who made the time to join me for our parish’s two week Advent Retreat. I was blessed to spend those Mondays with you. I pray your Advent has been spent basking in gratitude for your blessings, your opportunities for increased empathy, and our amazing Church ever since!


(Being) Catholic Matters

12-17-2017Catholic ThoughtsDavid Lins

Next week, things will get a little interesting around the parish. Saturday night and Sunday morning are Fourth Sunday of Advent Masses, while Sunday evening and Monday are Christmas Masses.

So we have to go to Mass twice in just three days? The short answer is yes.


The Beauty is in the Attempt

12-10-2017Catholic ThoughtsDavid Lins

I love a good challenge. It helps me either determine my limitations or enjoy new successes!

When I was fifteen years old, I was blessed to be able to participate in a three-week trek through the Wind River Range of Wyoming that would culminate in a summit of Mt. Fremont.


Happy New Year!

12-03-2017Catholic ThoughtsDavid Lins

What? I’m a bit early? Nope. I’m just Catholic.

Advent is the beginning of the new liturgical year and in this weekend’s Gospel, we start things at the end: Jesus’ second coming.

Mark 13 contains the end of Jesus’ public ministry. The final advice He gives before His Passion? Stay awake. Be vigilant. Pray. You do not know the hour He will return.