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Ministry Fair & Pizza Party

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 10/05/17

On Sunday October 15th immediately after the 11:30 mass, the Stewardship Committee is hosting a Ministry Fair and Family Pizza Party.  You are cordially invited to enjoy pizza and cookies and learn about the more than 20 Ministries and Committees represented at St. Marianne Cope Parish.  Amanda Rayburn, Director ... Read More »

My strength and my courage is the Lord. (Psalm 118)

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 9/27/17

Today, as never before, we need courage “one day at a time.”  Daily, ordinary people valiantly face things that are hard or frightening.  Each day we wake to another day of responsibilities while facing physical or emotional problems, family or financial burdens.

Courage for each of us means finding ... Read More »

The Golden Thread

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 9/17/17

 

There is a golden thread that weaves itself through many cultures.

Buddhists say: “Hurt not others in ways that you yourself find hurtful.”

Hindus say: “Do nothing unto others which would cause you pain if done to you.” 

Moslems say: “No one of you is a believer until ... Read More »

Who do you say that I AM?

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 9/10/17

When we hear this question that Jesus asked his apostles we might think “I wouldn’t want to be in their shoes.”  Talk about being put on the spot.  It’s like a friend asking you “What do you think of me?  Jesus really challenged them.

He started out innocently enough ... Read More »

Just a Reminder!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 9/01/17

The Catholic Church is 2,000 years old.  Every generation has its challenges and needs to be reminded of the beauty and truth of the Catholic Church that shines down through the ages.  So here are some reminders of how the Church has changed the world for the better for ... Read More »

A Reflection on the Meaning of Suffering

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 8/20/17

St. John tells us that God is Love and when you love someone you want what is best for them.  Why then all the suffering in our lives and in the world?  We ask ourselves why does God allow it if he is all powerful and truly seeks our ... Read More »

Thy Will Be Done...

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 8/06/17

We’ve all had the experience of friends or family members falling away from the Church.  Many times we ask “where is God in all of this? Why is he letting this happen?”  It often seems that our prayers for this person are not being answered.

St. Monica prayed to ... Read More »

Beauty is indeed a good gift of God!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 7/30/17

St. Augustine recounts in his autobiography, Confessions, an experience he had during the singing of the Mass: “How I wept when I heard your hymns and canticles, being deeply moved by the sweet singing of your Church!  Those voices flowed into my ears, truth filtered into my heart, and ... Read More »

What is the meaning of Life?

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 7/22/17

Father Joseph Burke, SJ believes that the central issue faced by people who are away from the church is: What gives life meaning?  “A lot of people have lost that sense of meaning” he explains. “They begin to ask themselves, “What is my life all about? Why do ... Read More »

Joy is the Serious Business of Heaven . . . CS Lewis

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 7/15/17

There is a tendency to confuse happiness with joy.  We often think they are synonymous.  Happiness is more a reaction to pleasure, like eating an ice cream cone or reading a good book.  It is an emotional reaction in which we experience a state of well-being that can disappear ... Read More »