The Seed

The Seed

Eucharistic Revival

Posted by St. Henry Cluster on 7/31/23

Last year in the United States, the Catholic Church launched a National Eucharistic Revival. This revival is meant to reawaken in Catholics a sense of wonder, gratitude, love, and devotion towards our Lord present to us in the Eucharist. One of the phases of this revival – and the ... Read More »

Prayer: The Life of the Heart

Posted by St. Henry Cluster on 7/25/23

The Catechism teaches us that prayer “is the life of the new heart. It ought to animate us at every moment” (CCC 2697). Most of us are familiar with what is called “Vocal Prayer” – that prayer characterized by predetermined “formulas” that are recited either individually or in ... Read More »

Virtue of Charity

Posted by St. Henry Cluster on 7/13/23

A while back I wrote a bulletin article on the theological virtue of hope. I would like to continue that with an article on the theological virtue of Charity. The Catechism of the Catholic Church says, “Charity is the theological virtue by which we love God above all ... Read More »

Fostering the Spirit of Encounter

Posted by St. Henry Cluster on 6/30/23

I want to follow up last week’s article with another note on the Sacred Liturgy, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. I shared some insights into the nature of the Mass, what it is, why we are there, and why it matters. Just over a year ago, Pope ... Read More »

How to Train Your Servers

Posted by St. Henry Cluster on 6/23/23

Earlier this month we had altar server training, and we had a veritable slew of young people attend, many new, and some seeking a refresher course. It was great seeing so many young faces, excited at the opportunity to serve the Lord with gladness. Naturally, we threw a ... Read More »

I Will Give You Shepherds

Posted by St. Henry Cluster on 6/19/23

The title of this note, taken from the third chapter of the Prophet Jeremiah, is a promise God made to His people at a time when their faith was in crisis. He promised to give shepherds so that His sheep might have someone to care for them, to ... Read More »

Our Feast of Faith

Posted by St. Henry Cluster on 6/07/23

As we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), the Church calls our attention to this central mystery of our Faith: The Sacrament wherein the entire Paschal Mystery, whole and entire, is made truly present in our midst, with all of ... Read More »

The Sacred Heart and our Broken Hearts

Posted by St. Henry Cluster on 6/01/23

June is a special month in the life of Christians; it’s the month that we honor the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which was pierced for our offenses and opened out of His immense love for us. In His Sacred Heart, Jesus “invites us to return to the Father's ... Read More »

We Need to Come and See Him

Posted by St. Henry Cluster on 5/23/23

Last weekend we had an adoration sign-up drive at Mass, and I’m grateful for everyone who joined the effort to have perpetual adoration at Saint Wendelin. The Adoration Committee and I have been pleased with the progress that’s been made, and the schedule of adorers is filling out nicely. ... Read More »

Fostering Vocations

Posted by St. Henry Cluster on 5/17/23

This weekend the Archdiocese of Cincinnati celebrates the ordination of 7 new priests. Praise God! Please keep them in your prayers as they begin their lives of service God and His Church; even though none of them will be assigned to serve our parishes, priests are a gift ... Read More »


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