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Monthly Archives: June 2017

The Lord is Kind & Merciful. Are we…?

Lenten Practices:   During our Faith journey we are encouraged to reflect on God’s great mercy. A very practical way to do this is by embracing & participating in the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession).   •Reconciliation is Jesus’ call to conversion; … 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

St. Thomas More – Feast Day June 22nd

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 St. Thomas More (1478-1535) Thomas was a friend … Continue reading

The Feast of Corpus Christi: Celebrating Jesus’ Great Gift…

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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Judging, Loving, Living

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

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Post Pentecost: Continuing to let the Holy Spirit work in your life.

  The day of Pentecost is over, but the work of the Holy Spirit is not.  Daily we need to be attentive and open to the work of the Holy Spirit.  Are you inviting the Holy Spirit to be with … 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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Preparing for Pentecost: Day 9 (Saturday)

NINTH DAY (Saturday, Vigil of 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. … Continue reading

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Preparing for Pentecost: Day 8 (Friday)

EIGHTH DAY (Friday, 7th Week of Easter) 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 … Continue reading

Preparing for Pentecost: Day 7 (Thursday)

SEVENTH DAY (Thursday, 7th Week of Easter) Heal our wounds–our strength renew; On our dryness pour Thy dew, Wash the stains of guilt away. The Gift of Counsel The gift of Counsel endows the soul with supernatural prudence, enabling it … Continue reading

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M Crooks, Doctorate Pastoral Ministry: 2009-2018