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Fr. Glenn: Ringing In The New Year

on December 31, 2017 - 8:32am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

And so we come once again to a new year … and with the new year comes the anticipation of newness, improvement … and renewed hopes and dreams to be realized. (Personally, just “realizing” a few pounds of Christmas biscochitos off the midsection would make me pretty darn happy.)

We’ve ended the year here at IHM on a couple of really good notes.

Wedding Announcement: Murphree – O'Hara

on December 31, 2017 - 8:25am

Ross Murphree and Brenna O’Hara were married Dec. 29 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Frances of Assisi in Santa Fe. The bride is the daughter of Jim and Bella O’Hara of Los Alamos and the groom is the son of Glenn and Cheri Murphree of Lafayette, La. Father Glenn Jones of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Los Alamos officiated at the wedding. The reception was held at La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe. The couple will continue to reside in Lafayette. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Pastor Raul: The Light Of The World―Part 1

on December 31, 2017 - 8:00am
By PASTOR RAUL GRANILLO
La Vista Church of the Nazarene
White Rock
 
There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast. – Charles Dickens
 
Christmas lights are a beautiful part of the advent season. I know they bring joy to me, and my kids are still at the age where they are absolutely enamored by them. Of course, Christmas is over, and the lights will begin coming down. This may be a perfect metaphor for far too may people.

Scenes From LA Big Band Christmas Dance At IHM

on December 30, 2017 - 6:00am

Los Alamos Big Band Dance performs Thursday night at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall on Canyon Road. The band performed a mix of classic big band songs and holiday tunes. In addition to live music, there was dancing and refreshments. The event was a fundraiser for youth programs at the church. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Ron and Corine Christman cut a rug during the Los Alamos Big Band Dance Thursday night at the IHM Parish Hall. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Colleen and Jack Hanlon at the Christmas Dance Thursday night at IHM Parish Hall.

Fr. Glenn: Blessed Are The Meek

on December 24, 2017 - 7:20am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Ah, ‘tis the Christmas season—a time of joy for the billions of Christians throughout the world as we celebrate the birth of Jesus over two millennia ago. The nativity of Jesus (obviously) necessarily precedes in time and gets more press, but many non-Christians may not realize that Christmas is NOT the biggest Christian celebration of the year.

Fr. Glenn: Laying The Foundation

on December 17, 2017 - 5:23am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Perusing local news, we see recent stories of brawling young lads at Smith’s … young lads walking quite unwisely across ice at Ashley Pond. I couldn't help but remember my own days of teenage male youthfulness—the testosterone-fueled drives of pride and combativeness in young males, which so easily turns to rage—something seen throughout the animal kingdom.

Young men typically have feelings of inadequacy due to yet-unproven manhood and the longing to remedy such perceived deficiency—mine own exacerbated by tales of

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