Heart Checkup
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Heart Checkup

In today’s Gospel, Jesus invites us to do a bit of a “heart checkup”.  He states clearly “For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.” How do we know where our treasure is? We might begin by asking ourselves: How do we spend our time and resources? With whom do we associate...

August 7, 2022August 7, 2022by
I believe…
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I believe…

We repeat the words each Sunday, “I believe in one God… I believe in Jesus Christ…I believe in the Holy Spirit…”. Just what does it mean to believe? To believe in someone or something is to commit to it with all of our being. “The English word “core” comes from cor, the Latin word for...

August 6, 2022August 6, 2022by
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Holiness in the Family

Today we celebrate the feast of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, parents of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux. Canonized together in 2015, they model for the Church the importance of living our vocation fully and wholeheartedly in order to grow in holiness. Their living and modeling the faith, even in times of great suffering, nurtured a...

July 12, 2022July 12, 2022by
Heartbeat of the Father
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Heartbeat of the Father

Jesus speaks in today’s Gospel about the importance of the law in living as Christian disciples. More than rules and regulations, the Law Jesus places before us is living the Will of the Father. In order to know the Will of the Father, I must draw close to Him. Heavenly Father, draw me so close...

June 8, 2022June 8, 2022by
Why?
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Why?

Young children and their teacher killed in their classroom. Others shot and injured. Parents and family members devastated. Jesus wept.

May 25, 2022May 25, 2022by
Remain in Me
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Remain in Me

I am not called to live a good life in order to draw close to Jesus. I am called to cling to Jesus that His grace may empower me to live a good life. “I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because...

May 18, 2022May 18, 2022by
Choosing Peace
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Choosing Peace

Jesus states very clearly, “Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid….” (Jn 14: 27). He has promised His peace to each of us in spite of and through the troubles and sufferings that fill our days. It is for me to choose His peace, to choose to walk alongside Him, to choose to...

May 17, 2022May 17, 2022by
Love without limits
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Love without limits

Jesus’ instruction in today’s Gospel reading is “to love one another as I have loved you.” Jesus lived with His disciples for three years and modeled this love prior to issuing this command. They had witnessed firsthand the kind of love He spoke of: a love which welcomed all people (especially sinners) to the table,...

May 15, 2022May 15, 2022by
Receiving Jesus
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Receiving Jesus

In today’s Gospel, Jesus states clearly, “Whoever receives the one I send receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me” (Jn. 13:20). Can I believe that God in His provident love and care for me sends people into my life each day for a specific reason and mission? I meet someone...

May 12, 2022May 12, 2022by
Promises. Promises.
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Promises. Promises.

How easy it is for me at times to be skeptical of others who make promises I doubt they will keep. Having been disappointed before, my tendency can be to assume others will not follow through. Jesus, on the other hand, assures me that he will not disappoint. “I will not reject anyone who comes...

May 4, 2022May 4, 2022by