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Catechesis

When your faith is battered & bruised…

“My Faith can’t be shaken!” I have to say, this statement strikes me as completely ridiculous, and a recipe for losing your Faith entirely. While it is a nice sentiment, one has only to have been a Christian or a member … Continue reading

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Tempted to give up? Addressing the spiritual, physical, & emotional…

Elijah “went a day’s journey into the desert.” –1 Kings 19:4 Many of you are quoting Elijah the prophet by gasping: “This is enough, O Lord!” (1 Kgs 19:4) You can’t stand the thought of going on with your parish … Continue reading

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Guiding our children (& others) in the right direction

When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind. —CS Lewis     3 Key sources for teaching & guiding our children: 1. Scripture Introduce your … Continue reading

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Freedom, Saints, & Us…

Comfort in tribulation can be secured only on the sure ground of faith – holding as true the words of Scripture and the teaching of the Catholic Church.  – St. Thomas More As we celebrate our country’s birth & Freedom, … Continue reading

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Celebrating St. Peter & St. Paul

But who do you say that i am? Jesus and his disciples set out for the villages of Caesarea Philippi. Along the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” They said in reply, “John the … Continue reading

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The Feast of Corpus Christi: Jesus’ Gift of Himself to Us…

The Feast of corpus Christi Click on image for Children’s Catechesis on the Eucharist               From the catechism & the Bible Instituting the Eucharist (1337) At the Last Supper, knowing that his hour had … Continue reading

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Pentecost: The Promise of the Holy Spirit

Click on image for a video meditation. Acts 11 As I (Peter) began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them as it had upon us at the beginning, and I remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said, … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about Mary and the month of May…

Mary & the month of May Have you ever read that book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”? Talking about Mary, is kind of like that… If you mention May and the Blessed Mother, you have to mention May … Continue reading

Hit the road…for Jesus!

“I have been sent by the Lord Jesus Who appeared to you on the road.” –Acts 9:17 Saul went to Jerusalem and then to Damascus to arrest those who were “living according to the new way” (Acts 9:2). The exact … Continue reading

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Do you believe that Christ is King?

Feast of Christ the King Sunday, November 26th Grace and peace to you from Him who is, who was, and who is to come, from the seven spirits in His presence before His throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful … Continue reading

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M Crooks, Doctorate Pastoral Ministry: 2009-2018