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Make Up Your Mind!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 5/08/19

 

Easter is a time of great joy with the promise of eternal life given to us by the Risen Lord but He came back to a hostile environment.  Even his apostles didn’t believe he had risen, including Thomas, who had to see him and touch his wounds.  He ... Read More »

Divine Mercy

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 4/30/19

This Sunday we celebrated the Feast of Divine Mercy.  This great feast has been celebrated since the year 2000 when St. John Paul II, canonized Sister Faustina Kowalska, to whom Jesus gave the Divine Mercy message.  John Paul told us “Be not afraid.”  He inspired us to approach ... Read More »

He Is Risen!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 4/23/19

Here is St. Matthew’s account of that first Easter morning when God filled the earth with hope, joy and love.  The Angel said to the women “Do not be Afraid for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.  He is not here; he has ... Read More »

Three Days That Changed the World!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 4/16/19

During the Easter Triduum we celebrate the last three days on earth of the one person who defied death with the empty tomb, Jesus Christ.

The Easter Triduum marks the end of the 40 days of Lent and the beginning of the three-day celebration of the death and ... Read More »

Always Be Prepared!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 4/16/19

St. Augustine says that “no one can be ready for the next life unless he trains himself for it now”.  Lent offers us the perfect opportunity to design our own personal spiritual training plan.

What follows are some holy exercises that you can weave into your own daily ... Read More »

Fasting

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 4/03/19

Our March 24th bulletin mentioned that during Lent we are called to fast from more than food.  You are asked to reflect on what you can fast from that would help you to choose Christ, to choose love.

Below are six fasting suggestions from a little book called ... Read More »

Ponder Deeply

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/18/19

Recently, a devastating tornado in Beauregard, Alabama took the lives of 23 people from ages 8 to 89 with one family losing 10 members.  The country was shocked at the loss of life that happened so quickly with no warning.  It makes you realize how short life can ... Read More »

Whatsoever You Do

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/14/19

In Victor Hugo’s book “Notre Dame of Paris” Quasimodo, the hunchback, is tied to a water wheel.  He is forced by the jeering crowds to continue to push it.  He is thirsty and asks for water to drink but no one pays any attention.

Suddenly, a little girl ... Read More »

What are You giving up for Lent?

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/06/19

The church has given us the powerful spiritual practice of fasting which means doing without something for a period of time.  Fasting teaches us to disciple our wills to say no to ourselves.  To detach and make room for God in our lives.

Many of you might already ... Read More »

Keep Holy the Sabbath

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 2/27/19

The Pew Research Center (PRC) asked this question pointing out that we have this thing about happiness.  We have certain inalienable rights, declares our Declaration of Independence, among them “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”  Two hundred years later how are we doing?

When PRC looked at ... Read More »