Dr. Tom Curran talks about the first novena of the liturgical season, The Novena to the Holy Spirit. Tom shares stories about welcoming home Mary Grace, the Sacrament of Confirmation, the gift of humility, and discerning full-time ministry work.
Dr. Tom Curran explores the theme of holiness, as the solution and resolution for the challenges of today’s culture. Tom shares stories about showing up AFTER Mass, kneeling while praying the Rosary, genuflection confusion, and talking to a relative of a saint.
Dr. Tom Curran explores twelve ways to transition from a ‘casual’ to reverent participation in the Holy Sacrifice of The Mass: 1.) Refer to the Sacred Liturgy, 2.) Go to confession, 3.) Fast, 4.) Arrive at Mass early, 5.) Bless yourself (consciously), 6.) Dress for a wedding, 7.) Sit in a seat that minimizes distractions, 8.) Genuflect, 9.) Go to Mass at a time that minimizes distractions, 10.) Pray before Communion, 11.) Receive Eucharist on the tongue from a priest, 12.) Kneel with eyes closed and pray in silence after Communion AND after Mass, 13.) Go to Adoration outside of Mass.
Dr. Tom Curran continues a three-part program series about three communities necessary to survive and thrive amidst the cultural tsunami. Tom shares stories and insights about the necessity of Catholic families to seek out a community of other faith-filled families.
Dr. Tom Curran suggests Catholics in the Puget Sound are on the Titanic and asks the question: Are you rearranging the chairs on the deck or finding a life boat? Tom reads 1 Maccabees 16 and shares insights on 3 types of leaders: the catalyst, the organizer and the operator.