Fr. Charles Irvin, Diocese of Lansing at 402-A E. Madison Street, DeWitt, MI 48820 US - HomeWelcome!
You have arrived at my cyberspace home. Enter and browse, won’t you? Here you will find ideas that I have expressed in articles, essays and homilies, as well as in my newly published book, ENTERING THE HEART OF GOD:Praying the Lord's Prayer In Our Times.
Forty-six years of being a priest have shaped me. I have been formed by the hands of people among whom God has sent me to love and serve. Within them God dwells; through them He reaches me. I am what I am because of so very many good souls. All of which means that the thoughts shared here are certainly not mine alone. They come from souls sharing a Faith, a Faith inspired by the One whom God has sent us. “We are not on earth as museum-keepers, but to cultivate a flourishing garden of life and to prepare for a glorious future.” (Pope John XXIII)
Welcome to my house. I’m glad you stopped by. Do drop in again for other visits.
Yours in the Lord,
Fr. Charles Irvin
12th Sun [C] 2013
They come here all clothed in white, many times wearing long white garments passed down through family generations, white baptismal garments that dress up baby boys and baby girls with no gender distinction except for their names. For as we just heard in St. Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians: For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free person, there is not male and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Purchasing FaithCatholic DVDs
Did you ever wonder about what’s inside a Catholic church? With the support of Faith Catholic I have made a DVD "What's Inside a Catholic Church?" that presents the meaning behind what you find inside our churches. Other DVDs are, "God's Magnificent Seven," insights into the Seven Sacraments of the Church, "Mission: Priest of God," insights into the Priesthood, and "Entering the Heart of God," meditations on The Lord's Prayer. All are available at: http://www.liturgicalcommission.org/catalog.asp?categoryid=3
Why FAITH Magazine?
In 1999 Mr. Patrick O'Brien along with others and myself, at the request of Bishop Carl F. Mengeling, began a new initiative for the Diocese of Lansing, a magazine called FAITH. Our intention in publishing FAITH Magazine is to present our readers with the personality of Jesus Christ, present to us ...
The Catholic Lawyers Guild
The Catholic Lawyers Guild of the Diocese of Lansing was organized in 1985. Fr. Charlie is an active member of the guild and works hard to promote the organization. This article provides background information about the guild and a link to the website...
Statement On The Death Of Cardinal John Foley
All of us in Catholic media mourn the passing of our good friend, Cardinal John Foley. He was a bright, witty, humble man who served his Church faithfully and well in many capacities: Diocesan newspaper editor, officer of the Catholic Press Association and recipient of the St. Francis de Sales Award...
My Life as a Priest
What is life like as a priest? What do these men think and feel about their lives? FAITH talked to two long-time pastors and Bishop Mengeling about being priests - their biggest joys, sorrows, favorite moments and even meals.
Pope To His Diocese: We Cannot Remain With Arms Crossed Before A City That Ask Hope Of Us
“I'm Not Ashamed of the Gospel” was the theme of Pope Francis' catechesis given yesterday afternoon in the Paul VI Hall for the inauguration of the Ecclesial Congress (17-19 June) that concludes the Diocese of Rome's pastoral year. The theme of the pastoral year was: “Christ, We ...