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Thanksgiving as a way of life… Give thanks to the Lord!

In all circumstances, give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thess. 5:18 As we prepare for Thanksgiving Day, let us take a few moments to reflect on what we can & should be … Continue reading

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Birthdays: A time to reflect, a time to be grateful…

Birthdays, for me, are a great time to reflect on our lives, our struggles, & our blessings.  It not only gives us a chance to do a “look back” on our lives, but it is also a great opportunity to … Continue reading

All Glory to God, Who brings Mary to our Heavenly Homeland!

The Feast of the Assumption – August 15 What the Catholic faith believes about Mary is based on what it believes about Christ, and what it teaches about Mary illumines in turn its faith in Christ.  (CCC 487) The commemoration … 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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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 3, Ascension Sunday

THIRD DAY (7th Sunday of Easter) Thou, of all consolers best, Visiting the troubled breast, Dost refreshing peace bestow. The Gift of Piety The gift of Piety begets in our hearts a filial affection for God as our most loving … Continue reading

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If I do not go…

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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For God So Loved the World…

 Good Friday: A special REMEMBRANCE of God’s Love Lent 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 honoring … Continue reading

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Lent: Prayer, Fasting, Almsgiving

Remember that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return. Gen 3:19. Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel.. Mk 1:15 Ash Wednesday: Wednesday, March 1st  Jesus said to his disciples: “Take care not to perform … Continue reading

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