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Catechesis

The Feast of Corpus Christi

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 come to … Continue reading

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The Trinity…

Celebrating the Trinity & Sharing Their Love & Life… Click image to join in Praise From the Gospel of Matthew (Mt. 28: 16-20): The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them. When they … 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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If I do not go … why we celebrate Jesus’ Ascension

Jesus goes, so that the Holy Spirit can come Jesus said to his disciples: “Now I am going to the one who sent me, and not one of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ But because I told you … Continue reading

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1st Communion…more than a party…

This weekend my daughter celebrates her 1st Holy Communion.  This is a special moment for her, for our family, and for the Church. I echo what Pope Benedict XVI once said, I use both the ‘I’ and the ‘we.’ For on … Continue reading

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St Joseph… working with Christ

May 1 – Feast of st joseph the worker What is the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker? Apparently in response to the “May Day” celebrations for workers sponsored by Communists, Pius XII instituted the feast of St. Joseph the … Continue reading

What is Divine Mercy Sunday?

What is Divine Mercy Sunday? What is Divine Mercy? Since 2000, the second Sunday of Easter has also been known as Divine Mercy Sunday.  On the Second Sunday of Easter of the Jubilee Year 2000, at the Mass for the … Continue reading

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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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Rejoice! Christ is Risen!

“I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer. You are yourself the answer.” —CS Lewis       Search no longer… Happy Easter… Let us celebrate, not just for one day, but for a Season & for a Reason … Continue reading

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For God so Loved the World…

 Good Friday: A special REMEMBRANCE of God’s Love Holy Week is a time for us to slow down, reflect on our relationship with Christ, & His great love for us. Fridays during Lent, are dedicated in a special way, to … Continue reading

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M Crooks, Doctorate Pastoral Ministry: 2009-2018