Posted by Kathy Steiner on 4/16/18
The “eye witnesses” to the empty tomb and to Jesus’s appearances afterward are rooted in history. This includes Peter, Mark, Matthew, John and Luke; whose written accounts appear in the New Testament. Also, over 500 witnesses encountered him during the forty days before his ascension. His resurrection is one ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Steiner on 4/12/18
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield selects 13 Rochester area nonprofits to share in $91,200 for health and wellness programs
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Thirteen nonprofit Rochester area organizations are receiving Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s Community Health Awards. Each award recipient will receive up to $4,000 allocated by the company to help fund health ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Steiner on 4/08/18
This Sunday we are celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday. This great feast has been celebrated since the year 2000 when St. John Paul II canonized St. Faustina Kowalska, to whom Jesus gave the Divine Mercy message. John Paul told us “Be not afraid.” He inspired us to approach the merciful ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Steiner on 4/01/18
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 risen ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/25/18
Peter asks Christ how often we should forgive and Christ answers . . . “70 X 7 times.” In the Lord’s prayer we ask for forgiveness and in turn we are asked to forgive those who have sinned against us.
We are not to count the number of ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/19/18
St. Augustine cautions us, “that man cannot hope to find God unless he finds himself first.” Self- knowledge draws us into God. Self- love prevents us from growing in self- knowledge. Daily, we need to ask the Lord, “where am I in the problems I bring before you?”
St. ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/11/18
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 »
Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/08/18
There is a time to be born and a time to die….Ecclesiastes 3:1, 2.
In Lent at the beginning of Mass we chant, “Now is the acceptable time” to ready ourselves for departure from this world. As St. Matthew reminds us “Watch therefore, for you do not know ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Steiner on 2/26/18
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 be thinking ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Steiner on 2/15/18
On Ash Wednesday, we are reminded that we are dust and to dust we shall return. We are asked to examine our hearts and ask ourselves “What is my life all about?” We are asked to return to God with our whole heart. Return from sin and selfishness. We ... Read More »