Dare to believe?
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Dare to believe?

We hear in Luke 15 of the incredible reality of God’s love. “While he was still a long way off, the Father caught sight of him and ran to meet him.” Can I dare to believe God loves me in this way? Can I dare to believe He eagerly and constantly waits for me to...

March 27, 2022March 27, 2022by
Synod Discussions
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Synod Discussions

A reminder that all are invited to participate in a discussion on the Synod on Synodality called by Pope Francis. Synodality encompasses our journey together as a Church. Pope Francis has asked for the input of all members of the Church regarding our current reality and future possibilities. Join the Discussion Thursday, March 24 |...

March 24, 2022March 24, 2022by
First Communion Retreat
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First Communion Retreat

We are ready to welcome our second graders and their parents for their First Communion Retreat this afternoon. Please pray for them as they prepare to receive Jesus for the very first time!

March 19, 2022March 19, 2022by
Coming…but not yet
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Coming…but not yet

A walk through Oak Openings at this time of year can be a great reminder of life coming forth from what is seemingly dead. At first glance, I may see only the fallen trees and the dead underbrush, but there is more. If I look carefully, there are small signs of green attempting to push...

March 18, 2022March 18, 2022by
Small and Significant
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Small and Significant

As I continue to pray for peace and for all those affected by the terrible violence in Ukraine, I can be tempted to feel quite powerless. What difference could my meager prayers make in such a vast and complex situation? And yet, God calls me to do my small part in building a culture of...

March 13, 2022March 13, 2022by
The Strength of Friendship
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The Strength of Friendship

Today’s feast of Saints Perpetua and Felicity carries a valuable lesson in friendship. Class or status need not prevent any of us from befriending another and leaning into the strength of the other’s love and support. Perpetua was a well-educated noblewoman and Felicity a slave, but their common experience of motherhood and their Christian faith...

March 7, 2022March 7, 2022by
Spirit Blessed
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Spirit Blessed

The same Spirit that led Jesus into the desert at the beginning of His public ministry leads me into the desert of my daily life. Just as the Spirit strengthened and protected Jesus, I can rely on the Spirit’s protection in my vulnerability. The Spirit will shield me from yielding to temptation if I but...

March 4, 2022March 4, 2022by
Turn away….be faithful
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Turn away….be faithful

Today’s reception of ashes on this first day of Lent reminds us of our twofold call; we are called to turn away and to be faithful. We turn away from sin and are faithful to the gospel. This simple formula sets the direction for our Lenten journey. We strive to turn away from any obstacles...

March 2, 2022March 2, 2022by
Are We There Yet?
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Are We There Yet?

In today’s Gospel, Jesus very clearly states that the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who receive it as little children. Children live in the present moment, see things as they are, appreciate the simple things of life. Do we go through our day with the eagerness of a child, excitedly anticipating the end of...

February 26, 2022February 26, 2022by
Prayer for Peace
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Prayer for Peace

The final line of today’s Gospel reading from Mark reminds us to “be at peace with one another” (Mark 9:50). As we face the tragic reality of war once again, let us implore Mary, Queen of Peace, for an end to violence and war. We pray especially for all innocent victims of this latest aggression...

February 24, 2022February 24, 2022by