Let’s Hear It for Ritual!

The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord is an opportunity for us to reflect on the role that words and ritual play in our daily spiritual lives. Modernity and secularism wage a constant battle for our attention. Their insatiable appetites can easily overwhelm any attempt we make at embracing an interior spirituality that welcomes transcendance and mystery. Our Catholic faith serves up a rich banquet of spiritual practices, pietistic devotions and interior disciplines that can balance our lives and enrich every day with meaning and purpose.

Here are some books and resources I’d recommend for deepening ritual and spiritual disciplines in your life.


This Homily was given at Holy Family Catholic Church, 3450 Sycamore Dr., Stow Ohio, where I serve as a Permanent Deacon. If you are traveling through our area, or live nearby and don’t have a church home, please stop in and join us. Weekend Masses are at 5:00PM on Saturday, 7:30AM, 9:30AM, and 11:30AM every Sunday. We also have a 5:00PM Sunday Mass on the second Sunday of each month that is geared towards our teenage members but all are welcome. More information on our parish, our K-8 Blue Ribbon school, and our over 70 ministries and activities can be found at The Holy Family website.

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