Author Archives: jkelly

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.

And now…Lent!

It was December 29th, the Feast of the Holy Family.  I was sitting at my laptop in the dark while the lights on the Christmas tree twinkled merrily in the living room.  The last Mass of the day,  7:00 pm … Continue reading

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Forget the Resolutions – PROMISE

The time has come once again for New Year’s resolutions. This year I PROMISE to get myself in better shape by toning up my spiritual muscles and adopting a healthier attitude. PRAYER   I will pray: when everything is going wrong, … Continue reading

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The Perfect Family

The Feast of the Holy Family, December 29, 2013 Each year after celebrating Christmas the Church gives us this feast and reminds us that Jesus, the Son of God, came to this earth and was born in the usual way … Continue reading

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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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