Getting parishes ready for back-to-school

Question My church has a blessing of backpacks for school. Are there other blessings for going back to school? Any suggestions? Answer It’s often hard to think … Read More

How missionaries come to our diocese

What is the Missionary Cooperative Plan and what does it do? We are going to have a missionary at our church this weekend and I was wondering … Read More

When and where to sing patriotic songs

Question I notice that we often sing patriotic songs in church around national holidays, like the Fourth of July. Are there any suggestions or guidelines about which … Read More

When you have too much of a good thing

Question When my parents died, I found an abundance of old, blessed rosaries in their home. What is the proper way to dispose of them? I have … Read More

Understanding when the Spirit shows up

Question Pentecost celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit? How should we pray for the gifts of the Spirit? And how will I recognize when one is … Read More

Why we crown Mary as a queen

Question Why do we have May crownings? Where did they come from? Why are they part of the church tradition? — Allouez Answer May Crowning is a … Read More

Now what do I do with the old palms?

Question I have some old palms and was trying to figure out how to dispose of them since I missed bringing them to church to burn for … Read More