St Rocco, The Mass, Confirmed It, Again

St. Rocco Mass.  It got to standing room only.  Once again in contrasting this to the secular concert events we have had or months, with empty seats, the message was clear.  What was the message and what is the message with conservative, traditionalist churches and diocese thriving and liberal ones dying? For one, wake up church, […]

September Event, See U There? This is the first of a number of events I hope to coordinate for the church.  Maybe if any of you are in NYC, you can register, I will see you there.  If you can find it in your heart to donate to this blog, I hope you will and you can do so […]

Being Part of Something, Beautiful

Yesterday The Sons and Daughters of Italy celebrated their 112th Founder’s Day, with Mass and lunch, which included a lifetime achievement award.  It was special for one or two particular reasons. As I heard the priest give his homily in Italian, as I watched the Mass with everyone very reverent to the priest, the Eucharist, […]

My Culture and My Faith Intertwined

Sunday at Shrine of the Most Precious Blood, my parish, The Society of St. Anthony of Padua celebrated the Mass in honor the saint.  Tuesday the church itself will celebrate a Mass in honor of the saint, as Tuesday is the actual feast day of St. Anthony. As the mix of Italian and English was […]

Life, Creative Partner, BFF

When I think of a partner, I think of someone who will see me as his equal and who I will see as my equal.  What does that mean?   Doesn’t mean what crap modern feminists today mean as equal.  I have enough sense to understand that if God wanted me to be a guy […]

End of the Day,This Is Me

As I work with BIll Russo and think of how to make the Wednesday Coffee Club more interesting to the seniors, and really remember the beauty of my heritage, as I listen to Dino, and think about my own views on social issues etc.., I am realizing something very important.   There are two care […]

Authentic Self, Who Is That?

  When I am at the end of my physical life and look back, at least to the later part of it, the one thing I want to be able to say is that I was authentic and true to myself above all things in the context of faith, of my connection to the Creator, […]

Christmas Traditions of Italy

  Christmas has different traditions around the world, and I wanted to share those from Italy, my mom’s native land. I found this article that gives the different traditions, including foods for that season.  I love my heritage and sharing about it with others. Italian traditions in Italy are based heavily on the religion ofChristianity. […]