Just when you thought Christmas was over

Question “Someone told me that Christmas isn’t over, in the church, until Feb. 2. What’s that all about? The Gospels have been about the adult Jesus for … Read More

A Mass for the people — each week

Question There is one question that often comes to the Office of Divine Worship about receiving and scheduling Masses to be prayed for parishioners’ loved ones. Typically, … Read More

Finding the star on Christmas

Question Each year, my children want to go out and “see the Christmas star.”  We go out, but I am never sure of a good way to … Read More

Affording Masses for deceased loved ones

Question Regarding Masses offered for the deceased, what about the poor? What if they don’t have any money to offer Mass for their loved ones? — Green … Read More

I see purple. Do I have to fast during Advent?

Question Do I have to fast during Advent like during Lent? Isn’t Advent like Lent? There’s purple used during Lent and Advent. Answer  “It’s not purple — … Read More

What are the candles I never see lit?

Question What are the candles that I see along the walls of the Cathedral? I never see them lit. — Green Bay. Answer This is a good … Read More

How to recognize vocations

Question What traits indicate that someone might have a vocation? And how do I mention that to them? — Oshkosh Answer When we hear the word “vocation,” … Read More

Praying for the dead in November

Question I have heard that we should go to cemeteries and pray for those buried there during the month of November. Why? — Appleton Answer Visiting a … Read More