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 CHRISM MASS 2019

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Following the footprints of the Magi

By David Gibson
Catholic News Service

So much shows in a person’s face. I’m sure this is one reason so many people head home for Christmas -- to see the faces of those they care about most.
Gazing into the faces of people we love has a way of reminding us not only of “who” they are, but “how” they are.
The face speaks; it has a language all its own.
The often unspoken “words” of this unique language can express affection, warmth, concern. Whether others are hopeful or not also may show in their faces.
The human face is a revelation. Of course, what the human face reveals is sometimes surprising in wonderful or disturbing ways. What we see in someone’s face may not be what we expected. Our encounter may prompt us to realize that our understanding of this person has room to grow. The encounter may change us.
This happened to the Wise Men from the East when they gazed into the face of the newborn Jesus. Matthew tells of their long, star-guided journey. The Magi expected to lay eyes on a newborn king, yet lo and behold, the Bethlehem stable was no palace.
What a surprise!
During the August 2005 World Youth Day in Cologne, Germany, Pope Benedict XVI spoke of this surprise. Here the Magi were “bowing down before the child of poor people,” the pope observed.
The Wise Men found that God is not what they expected. The pope said this meant they had to become different themselves and “learn God’s ways”; they had to “learn to give themselves.”
“It is important to discover the true face of God,” the pope concluded.
This is a point Pope Benedict makes frequently, a theme of his pontificate. He speaks of the need “to rediscover God, not just any God but the God who has a human face.”
Recognizing God in the face of Jesus will change people, the pope believes.
The face of Jesus was a great revelation to the Wise Men. It was a revelation about God, what God is really like.
The face of Jesus also reminds us how much any human face is able to reveal. Gazing into the faces of others we think we know well, we may finally “see” what they actually need or grasp the value of the unrecognized gifts they could offer.
But there is one more set of faces to mention here, mine and yours. What do our own faces reveal to others?
Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta might have encouraged us to recognize Christ’s face in others and to follow up by revealing our compassion to them. She might have called attention to the place for kindness in the human face.
During a time of year that heavily accents gift-giving, we could do worse than to reconsider the advice Mother Teresa once had for people who felt they had nothing to give to others. Just give them your smile, she said.

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Sept. 16, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: 2018 Golf Classic; student athletes; physically challenged; Leonard Stegman; Lesson in forgiveness; Sending us on a mission

Sept. 2, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Priest crisis; Scandal; Opioid addictions; Seeds of Suicide; Leightons; St. Anne; Vincke; seminarians; Dominican Sisters; Stewardship Conference; Dead Sea Scrolls; PSR programs; Roe V. Wade

 

August 12, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Prayer and Action; Totus Tuus; Janee Bernal; Diana Ramirez; Heidy Ramirez; Bishop Gilmore honored for 20 years ministry; suicide; contraception and abortion; Dead Sea Scrolls; Humanae Vitae; certification in youth ministry; Chuck Weber; Cathedral rectory chapel; Sister Viola Heichelbech; Adam Urban

July 15, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Immigration Protest/Rally; Faith and Light Fiesta; Seeing the Dead Sea Scrolls; Corpus Christi procession; Prayers for priests; Sisters turn 100; Michael Brungardt; Gerald Vincke; Massacre in San Salvador; Action for Alex 

 

June 3, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Parish Pray for Priestly Vocations; Appeal reaches $10 million; Gangs; Seminarians; Pam Willis; Why I like being a priest; Happy Father's Day; Patricia Lujan; Tyler and Rachel Bennett; Adoption Protection Act.

May 20, 2018
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation

May 6, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Archbishop Romero; Seeing, Touching, Tasting; Exhortation; Father Patrick Conroy; Happy Mother's Day; A child on your doorstep; Vibrant Ministries Grant; From the heart of a young father; Love Gives Life; Roman Holiday; Smartphone; retirement
Fossil Hunting

 

April 15, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Easter Vigil; Angelica Village; Colorado woman; The art of anger; Cimarron Couple; Staats; Adoption; 

Father Ultan Murphy anniversary; Coughlan; Spiritual Advisor to Hoodlums; Woman of Courage; Oration contest; Darcy Feist  

 

April 1, 2018

 

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Defending Adoption; Led by the Spirit; Knights; ABC Pregnancy Center;
Memorial of Mary; Homeless; Relics; Down syndrome abortion; Chrism Mass

 

March 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: SKYAC; Aleksandr Men; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; Uganda; School for deaf; Rannah Evetts; Oberle; Rachel and Doug Trombley; Oscar Romero; Paul VI; DACA

 

 

March 4, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Fasting for priestly vocations; Father Juan; Fasting and prayer;
Quest Weekend 2018; DACA; With God, anything is possible; Homelessness in our communities; Rhubarb, Kansas;
What's the point of fasting; Rite of Election; same-sex couples

 

Feb. 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Catholic Schools Week; Rachel Doll; Ellinwood; Great Bend; Garden City; Ness City; Dodge City; Sister Rita Schwarzenberger; Nigeria; Bishop Hermes; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; World Day for Consecrated Life; 50th Anniversary St. Dominic School; What will life be like in 50 years?

 

 

Feb. 4, 2018

 

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: March for Life; Tracy and Ross Smith; Adoption; Vibrant Ministries; Faith and Light;
Pro-Life; Mortal sin to discard elderly; DACA; Abortion; Dreamers; Human Trafficking

 

Jan. 21, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Louise Korbe; Anne Frank; Miep Gies; Home Heat; Father Solanus

 

Jan. 7, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Good news and kingdom living; dreamers; Sister Teresa Orozco; Infant Adoption; Elderly; a moral conundrum; seminarian; feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

 

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