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Monthly Archives: June 2014

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 Baptist, others Elijah, still others one of the … Continue reading

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Scripture & Jesus

Divine revelation & how it is handed on, so that by hearing the message of salvation the whole world may believe, by believing it may hope, and by hoping it may love (Dei Verbum – the Word of God). “We … Continue reading

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I need a vacation!

Summer is a great time for vacations. Kids are out of school, the weather is warmer, & it is a common expectation that families will take a vacation. My family is no exception. We have several summer birthdays, so all … Continue reading

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Feast of Corpus Christ: Sunday, June 22nd

The Feast of corpus Christi: Sunday, June 22nd, is the Feast of Corpus Christi, the great solemnity that commemorates the institution of the Holy Eucharist. Click on image for Children’s Catechesis on the Eucharist             … Continue reading

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Living the “us” in Jesus…

Bring on the Jesus team! “…and it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians…” (Acts 11:26). In a talk given by Pope Francis, he warned about those who seek to promote themselves instead of Jesus and His … Continue reading

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What do I have to be thankful for… A LOT!

Short reflection taken from ThrivingFamily.com: Despite the highest standard of living in the history of humanity, our generation seems driven by an insatiable desire for more, better and faster. Just when we should feel most satisfied, we find ourselves bored … 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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The love of Jesus is our strength…

Nothing can come between us and the love of Christ, even if we are troubled or worried, or being persecuted, or lacking food or clothes, or being threatened or even attacked. These are the trials through which we triumph, by … Continue reading

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Pentecost: Outpouring of the Holy Spirit

Pentecost Thou, on those who evermore Thee confess and Thee Adore, in Thy sevenfold gift, descend; Give Them Comfort when they die; Give them Life with Thee on high; Give them joys which never end. Amen The Fruits of the … Continue reading

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Come Holy Spirit, give us the gift of wisdom…

Bend the stubborn heart and will, melt the frozen warm the chill. Guide the steps that go astray! The Gift of Wisdom Embodying all the other gifts, as charity embraces all the other virtues, Wisdom is the most perfect of … Continue reading

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M Crooks, Doctorate Pastoral Ministry: 2009-2018