Why did you choose Holy Family as your Church?

by Flannery LaGrua As I considered a question for this month’s article, I reflected on our Holy Family community and what sets Holy Family apart as a parish. And so, I was wondering why do people choose Holy Family as their church? As for me, when I was looking for a church in the area, […]

“How are you the Beloved Disciple living in community?”

by Flannery La Grua This year’s theme of  “Living as a Community of Beloved Disciples”  through Grace, Gratitude and Generosity is complex and takes time and thought to understand. The concept is even more difficult to understand in terms of the individual self.  It is not enough to see the “Beloved Disciple’ as another person […]

What does it mean to live in a community of Beloved Disciples?

Much has been written about the identity of “the beloved disciple” or  “the one whom Jesus loved” as it appears in John’s gospel. One of the great biblical scholars of our day, Fr Raymond Brown,  when asked about this by our own Monsignor Connolly, explained it this way:  “The Beloved Disciple, the hero of the community, is singled […]