Browsing the 2019 archive of Jason's Blog

Did the Ascension Happen?

Posted by Jason Buckley on 6/15/19

The Gospel reading today comes at the end of Luke’s Gospel and immediately precedes the Acts of the Apostles. In fact, the intervening time is the very first Novena… the Novena to the Holy Spirit. I had tried to include it in the bulletin, but sadly, it would have ... Read More »

Happy Father's Day!

Posted by Jason Buckley on 6/15/19

My sister and I are taking our Dad out for dinner today (I guess Mom will be invited too) and I cannot wait! I’m not sure if it is the same in other families, but it always seems like dads are getting the short end of the stick. Here’s ... Read More »

Novena to the Holy Spirit (Source: EWTN)

Posted by Jason Buckley on 5/28/19


The novena in honor of the Holy Spirit is the oldest of all novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost. It is ... Read More »

The Branch - April 21, 2019

Posted by Jason Buckley on 5/26/19

Alleluia! He is Risen!

As I write this, I’m surrounded by the next generation of the Klindt family.  They have brought it to my attention that one of them is about to celebrate a birthday...  So, happy birthday, Dakota! 

HAPPY EASTER!  After weeks of sacrifice, prayer, and reflection, we ... Read More »

The Branch - May 19, 2019

Posted by Jason Buckley on 5/26/19

Have we been here before?

The passage from John’s Gospel begins:  “When Judas had left them …”  Wait, what?  Didn’t Judas leave to betray Jesus during the Last Supper?  That was five weeks ago!

The Gospel reading this week, like last week, is actually an account taken from before ... Read More »