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Labor Day: A Call to Christians…

On Monday, our country observes Labor Day. Celebrated on the first Monday of September, this holiday pays honor to the contributions and achievements of American workers. This is a time that we set aside to acknowledge not only those who … 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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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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Heart of Jesus: True Love

“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….In July.  However, as we approach the over … Continue reading

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Celebrating Mary’s Bday: Talking to her, asking for guidance…

Birth of Mary: September 8th Let us proclaim the greatness of our Savior who chose to be born of the Virgin Mary. Confident that He will hear us, we ask: – Lord, may your mother pray for us. Sun of … Continue reading

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I have been blessed…

As we prepare to celebrate my daughter Regina’s birthday, I can’t help but think what an amazing blessing she is.  She came to us rather suddenly, and while we were not really planning on being parents to a 2nd child, … Continue reading

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Freedom, Saints, & Us…

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 As we celebrate our country’s birth & Freedom, … Continue reading

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Thank you & God bless you for your service!

History of Veterans Day World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, … Continue reading

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M Crooks, Doctorate Pastoral Ministry: 2009-2018