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The Church Year at a Glance: Celebrating Christ in 2017

All of us! Let’s Plan how we can celebrate, live, & share the Word in 2016! Holy Mother Church believes that she should celebrate the saving work of her divine Spouse- Jesus Christ – in a sacred commemoration on certain … Continue reading

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Voting: Your Duty & Your Right

“Responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation.” – Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship Important websites: http://votesmart.org/   Click on the Vote Easy tab in the middle to see where candidates stand in comparison to … Continue reading

What do we do in the wake of a tradedy?

During those times when it seems that evil & tragedy are more widespread than ever before, it is important to remember that there IS MORE. As Christians, we know the outcome of the battle between good & evil. As Christians, … Continue reading

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How do you begin your day?

            Beginning your day with prayer puts everything in focus. How are you starting your day? Do you have a lot to do? Are things rushed, and easily become hectic & out of control? If … Continue reading

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Pause-

Even before it was a popular saying, I would often tell people (myself included), to take a moment to pause, pray, & then proceed.  This can help put things in perspective – calm you down – and allow you to … Continue reading

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Pause – Pray – Proceed…

short prayers for your pause: Lord, I do believe, help my unbelief… Lord, be Thou my speech, be Thou my understanding… This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice & be glad in it… Come Holy Spirit… … Continue reading

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How can we live in peace & harmony when we believe so differently?

Brethren, be joyful. Try to grow perfect; help one another. Be united; live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.  2 Cor 13:11 So, how can we live peacefully & lovingly together when not … Continue reading

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Memorial Day: Take time to “remember”…

let us pray: God of power & mercy, You destroy war and put down earthly pride. Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears, that we may all deserve to be called your sons & daughters. Keep in … Continue reading

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Blessed be the Lord!

Psalm 144 R. (1b) Blessed be the Lord, my Rock! Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for battle, my fingers for war. R. Blessed be the Lord, my Rock! My mercy and my fortress, my stronghold, … Continue reading

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How to pray…

“This is how you are to pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.’ “ –Mt 6:9-10

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M Crooks, Doctorate Pastoral Ministry: 2009-2018