The Seed

The Seed

He Has Given Us Himself

Posted by St. Henry Cluster on 3/18/24

There is a connection between faith in the Eucharist and the strength of our faith in general. Reports abound that many Catholics – church-going Catholics – do not really believe Jesus is present in the Blessed Sacrament. Many think It is a mere symbol; others perhaps just a ... Read More »

Vicar's Corner: We are a Holy Week People

Posted by St. Henry Cluster on 3/18/24

As we enter into Holy Week, the days in which we remember the passion, crucifixion and death of our blessed Lord, one might be tempted to say that this is a desert, a barren land, something that we would rather not have to endure, something that we would ... Read More »

Vicar's Corner: The School of Mary

Posted by St. Henry Cluster on 3/13/24

The rosary has been described by Pope St. John Paul II as the “School of Mary.” He writes, “With the Rosary, the Christian people sit at the school of Mary and is led to contemplate the beauty of the face of Christ and to experience the depths of his love.” ... Read More »

Vicar's Corner: The Power of the Rosary

Posted by St. Henry Cluster on 3/13/24

The roots of the rosary go back pretty far in the history of our Faith. It is a very powerful form of prayer to our most powerful intercessor, the Blessed Virgin Mary. St. Dominic preached praying the rosary when he worked to stop the Albigensian heresy. During the ... Read More »

Rejoice, Jerusalem!

Posted by St. Henry Cluster on 3/01/24

Rose is the color of joy, and we wear it on the two Sundays in which “joy” is the theme of the day: Gaudete Sunday in Advent, and Laetare Sunday in Lent. It isn’t that only these two Sundays are joyful, but they are uniquely joyful in their ... Read More »

A Season of Healing

Posted by St. Henry Cluster on 3/01/24

Lent gets a bad rap; it has negative connotations as a time of drudgery. The whole tenor of these weeks is defined by expressions of repentance, conversion, sacrifices, and the frustration of having to give things up and finding ourselves quite feeble in the face of even the ... Read More »

Vicar's Corner: Don't Waste This Lent

Posted by St. Henry Cluster on 2/28/24

Each year in Lent we focus specifically on turning away from our sins and back to the Lord. If there is a certain sin that you have been struggling with, something that you notice yourself falling into on a regular basis, now is the time to make some ... Read More »

Vicar's Corner: Conversion of Hearts by Fasting

Posted by St. Henry Cluster on 2/23/24

We will very soon be entering the season of Lent. During Lent we take up the practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. These practices are meant to help us to turn from sin which separates us from the Lord as well as it helps to be freed from ... Read More »

Precepts of the Church: The Fifth

Posted by St. Henry Cluster on 2/20/24

In this final installment on our “Precepts” bulletin series, we come to the fifth precept of the Catholic Church: “The Christian Faithful are obliged to assist with the [material] needs of the Church…” (Code of Canon Law, can. 222, §1). What this assistance looks like will vary according ... Read More »

Precepts of the Church: The Fourth

Posted by St. Henry Cluster on 2/16/24

I seem to have gotten ahead of myself with my bulletin article on the first precept of the Church from a few weeks ago. In that dealing with the obligation to attend Sunday Mass each Sunday, I unwittingly conflated the 1st and 4th precepts, which treat of Sundays ... Read More »


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