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About jkelly

I am a Church Lady - a catholic musican, organist, composer, arranger and liturgist all my life. I've held the position as full time director of liturgy for 40 years and consider myself to be an unconsecrated religious; which means that I keep pretty much the same hours as the priests, but I get to go out with my spouse from time to time.

Church Ladies

Tomorrow is the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord.  In my very first blog post I spoke about this feast because it is so near and dear to my heart.  The reading is from the Gospel of Luke, chapter … Continue reading

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Losing It

Last Saturday I decided  that I had had ENOUGH! I was fresh off the bus from the March for Life in Washington the day before and was feeling excited  about doing something positive for life when out of my television … Continue reading

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Stargazing

I’ve seen too many trailers for The Poseidon Adventure to ever want to take a cruise.  I’ll drive  anywhere, and will voluntarily take a plane if I have to, but water – uh, no, thank you.  I have a real fear … Continue reading

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The Year of Hope

Okay, New Year’s Resolution – get more regular with the blog.  There!  That’s much more simple than losing weight and paying all my credit cards down. So what happened that I stopped blogging for a while?  Truth is I started … Continue reading

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Happy Meetings in Glory

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to write.  Dealing with two very active grandboys each morning  and ringing in the Year of Faith with all that entails for someone who works at both liturgy and Digital Evangelization has … Continue reading

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Keeping the Faith

I am the Social Media coordinator for the parish, which means that I create daily posts in one form or another to help our people meditate and pray; Facebook, Twitter, Videos, blog.  Last Lent, when I didn’t have grandchildren under … Continue reading

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Circles

What is it about children that they remind you so much of the worst of  you?   They react badly to stresses and you remember clearly having the same reaction as a child.  They say stupid things, say the wrong … Continue reading

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The Bug Man

Grandson number two, who is ten going on eleven years old, has proudly earned the moniker of Bug Man because of his remarkable compassion and love for bugs of every kind, and their apparent attraction to him.  Personally, when I … Continue reading

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All You Can Eat

I work in a large parish and we have five weekend Masses.  That means I spend much of my day listening to the same scripture readings several times.  This past Sunday’s Gospel told the story of the day that Jesus … Continue reading

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Moments

Sometimes, if I get up very, very early the house is quiet.  It’s my favorite time of the day because I can spend some quality time with myself,  but it’s usually short lived.  Today was about as beautiful a day … Continue reading

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