Category Archives: Church and School – Holy Name

Remembering The Sights, Sounds and Smells of the Christmas of My Youth

There are so many memories that come rushing back to me at this time of year. Each one of my senses trigger a recollection of Christmastime. I consider these a few of MY favorite things: * The aroma that emanates … Continue reading

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The Bricks of My Foundation

Childhood was a time of simplicity No cares, no woes, no anxiety. When the world was neat and good to all, When the universe was a chart on our classroom wall. Childhood was a time when we lived in dreams … Continue reading

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30 Sights, Sounds and Smells of a Duquesne Summer

It has been unmercifully hot the past few nights here in Ocean Pines. I cannot remember the last time we were able to sleep with our windows open at night. We’ve become so dependent on air conditioning, I often wonder … Continue reading

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Join “THE BAND” In A Duquesne Deluge of Prayers

In April, we all learned of Fr. Dennis’ health prognosis. It was at that time that I posted the news of his health issues and asked that we all join in on a deluge of prayers for Fr. Dennis. That … Continue reading

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A Duquesne Deluge of HOPE!

The power of prayer in itself is remarkable. I think we all believe that as part of our very being. However, the power of Duquesne prayer has proven itself to be very powerful. It was just 7 days ago that … Continue reading

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A Duquesne Deluge of Prayers

I have often written about Fr. Dennis, Pastor of Christ the Light of the World, in Duquesne. Fr. Dennis is Pastor for the Holy Name site, the St. Hedwig site, and at the St. Joseph site. In December, 2011 after … Continue reading

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Our Easter Celebration

As a Catholic child, a student of Holy Name Grade School, and an altar boy, the three days prior to Easter marked the most  pious and important days of the liturgical year. Although Holy Week officially began on Palm Sunday, … Continue reading

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The Sundays Of My Youth

This past Sunday was a crazy day for me. For me, so many activities are always pushed to Sunday as a result of my work commitments throughout the week; church, weekend d.i.y. projects around the house, cleaning the house, household … Continue reading

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Hunky Springtime Rituals

As a student at Holy Name School on First Street, I remember vividly, all of the traditions that we followed during the Lenten and Easter season. Most of the activities were initiated by the good Sisters of St. Joseph that … Continue reading

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In A Class By Ourselves!

Well my friends, WE are hitting a milestone with this post. This is my 200th post to my blog! Thank you so much for sticking with me and allowing me to “BS” for over two years! The one thing that … Continue reading

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