Year: 2021

In the January issue of The Monitor Magazine

What will be asked of us in 2021? It is in the darkest of days, that the world most needs to see the love of God reflected in the people around them. The latest issue of The Monitor Magazine reports on some of the ways we are called to share God’s love with those who[…]

Bishop calls for prayers for end to violence

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., has asked the faithful of the Diocese to join him in praying for an end to violence. He stated, “Our nation must seek to end violence and injustice wherever, whenever it occurs. We should reflect on the words of the Psalmist (Psalm 34): ‘Turn from evil and do good; seek[…]

A message from Bishop O’Connell on The Solemnity of the Epiphany

 In the earliest centuries of the Church, the “Christmas feasts” occurring after Christmas Day were all celebrated on January 6. By the fourth century, some dioceses began to celebrate the feast of Christmas and the feast of the Epiphany separately, on December 25 and January 6 respectively, creating the “twelve days of Christmas” as the[…]