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Monthly Archives: June 2016

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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Time for 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

Seeking forgiveness…

God loved us and sent his Son as expiation for our sins.   1 Jn 4:10 God continually talks about the need to seek forgiveness when we do wrong.  He tells us from Old Testament times through the life of Jesus, … Continue reading


  We are not called to judge others, but we are still called to be good examples to them, and share the Truth with them.   Don’t use “not judging” as a reason not to boldly and proudly live your … Continue reading

Do you dare?

What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus? Being a disciple means living the Gospel: How are you living the Gospel?

Why Mary?

Mary, Model of Charity Pope Benedict XVI Mary’s greatness consists in the fact that she wants to magnify God, not herself. She is lowly: her only desire is to be the handmaid of the Lord (cf. Lk 1:38, 48). She … Continue reading

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Heart of Jesus, burning with love for me, inflame my heart…

“The love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us.” –Rm 5:5  The Church celebrates the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus…. Why?  Because the Church continually mirrors in … Continue reading

M Crooks, Doctorate Pastoral Ministry: 2009-2018