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Judy Kubalak, Published December 25 2008

Inspiring messages at Catholic churches


In regards to Ruby Fortier’s letter to the editor on Dec. 18, “Unable to find inspiring sermons”:

The timing of the letter was amazing as just the other day I was thinking of how proud I was to be a Catholic. I had recently been to a funeral at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church in Fargo and left feeling hopeful and very much at peace. I am always moved by the priest who officiated at the funeral. His sermon at my own daughter’s funeral still brings me comfort.

Another very uplifting Mass would be the Catholic school Mass. I attend the Mass on Thursday afternoons at 2 at Nativity Catholic School in Fargo. Talk about uplifting. How often do you go to Mass only to have children crying or talking or moving around so much you can’t catch a thing the priest is saying? Not here.

You have a whole school from kindergarten through fifth grade and not one word from the children as they sit quietly listening to the priest. The priest talks to the children so they understand and their singing and praying out loud as a group is uplifting in and of itself.

Perhaps trying these two locations during this beautiful time of year would be to your benefit. Holidays can be hard for many, especially those of us who have lost children or others whom we love. I encourage you to keep trying.