Remembering Dad (6/19)
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Remembering Dad (6/19)

Father’s Day 2020 Dear Dad: Your self-proclaimed “pearls of wisdom” have helped me navigate the extended malaise. Sometimes I hear your booming voice resounding vital encouragements, like: “Treat others like you want to be treated.” “Actions speak louder than words.” “No problem.” “Life is good – find it [the good].” If you don’t have anything...

June 19, 2020June 19, 2020by
Vengeance v. Forgiveness (6/15)
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Vengeance v. Forgiveness (6/15)

Scripture attests and experience validates that vengeance leads to never-ending strife, mammoth destruction and countless crimes. Jesus advances the way of forgiveness and humility.

June 15, 2020June 15, 2020by
Preaching Notes (6/14)
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Preaching Notes (6/14)

Jesus promises His Church that He will be with us always until the end of the age (cf.Matthew 28:20). The reason we need not fear and be discouraged, however pressing the challenges, is that Jesus promised to remain with us always. All that we face, Jesus faces it with us. We are not on the...

June 14, 2020June 14, 2020by
Meaning of Eucharist (6/14)
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Meaning of Eucharist (6/14)

Jesus promised His Church that He will be with us always to the end of age, declaring before His Ascension: “Behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20). The Eucharist keeps His promise, ensuring the presence of Jesus among us a permanent one. In the EUCHARIST we meet the...

June 14, 2020June 14, 2020by
Mercy & Justice (6/11)
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Mercy & Justice (6/11)

Mercy and justice constantly crisscross. God’s mercy makes our friendship with Him available and, in justice, God cannot receive as an intimate friend anyone who retains the slightest attachment to sin. This truth enables us to understand the two reasons why God subjects us to purifying trials: to make us atone for our faults –...

June 11, 2020June 11, 2020by
Parish Webinar – Recommended Resources (6/10)
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Parish Webinar – Recommended Resources (6/10)

Friends, I again and to thank my special guest last night who joined me on our weekly parish webinar – Caitlin Dunn, LPCC. Caitlin offered practical tips for navigating safely and happily through trials. Here are resources she recommended: For kids- Anything by Dr. Ray Guarendi (books, radio show, podcast); Anything by Dr. Greg and...

June 10, 2020June 10, 2020by
Count On God (6/8)
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Count On God (6/8)

“Our sufficiency is from God” (2 Corinthians 3:5). The apostles only were saved when they called upon Jesus. As long as they labored and struggled alone, they had no success.. Many times we fail to overcome challenges because we stubbornly work alone. God lets us struggle until we turn and make our way to Him...

June 8, 2020June 8, 2020by
Preaching Notes: How to Navigate Trials (6/7)
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Preaching Notes: How to Navigate Trials (6/7)

Some struggles are too complex and mixed-up for the fault of a simple single cause. These trials require the light of faith for us to navigate safely and positively. These steps have help me find my way recently. Accept the struggle  Change the Question [from “why” to “how”]  Take one step at a time  See...

June 7, 2020June 7, 2020by
The Holy Spirit and Prayer (6/4)
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The Holy Spirit and Prayer (6/4)

“The Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words” (Romans 8:26). Hold fast to this truth! Especially in troubled times when our soul feels its powerlessness, when we no longer feel like...

June 5, 2020June 5, 2020by
Love Alone (6/2)
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Love Alone (6/2)

If we want God’s gifts to be developed in our souls, we must practice charity constantly. Every time we advance divine love, there is a corresponding growth of God’s gifts.

June 2, 2020June 2, 2020by