Browsing the 2017 archive of Everyday Evangelization

Discovering Christ

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 12/09/17

Advent is a time of waiting.  We are asked to “watch,” to be prepared!

Prepared of course for the coming of the Christ child . . . savior of the world.  God’s greatest gift to the world is born in a lowly stable and laid in a manger with ... Read More »

No Room at the Inn?

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 12/09/17

During December people spend a lot of time preparing for Christmas by decorating their homes and getting caught up in the busyness and commercialization of the season. The many demands we face tend to distract us from the real purpose of this beautiful holiday . . . the birth ... Read More »

Am I Ready for the Coming of the Lord?

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 11/28/17

November readings offer us insights and challenges as we close out the Church year.  Let’s see what they recommend so we can wisely prepare for his coming not only at the end times but in our daily lives until our own death and particular judgment.

We celebrate All Souls ... Read More »

Give Me a Grateful Heart O Lord!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 11/20/17

What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving?  What are you “on your knees” for as you look back on 2017?

The early settlers in Plymouth were on their knees for the abundant harvest that assured them they wouldn’t starve during the coming winter. This first Thanksgiving set the tone ... Read More »

Comfort and Consolation

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 11/02/17

A friend recently shared that she feared she would never again see her loved one who had died.  Hopefully she will find comfort in St. Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians (4: 13-18) where he reminds us……… “We do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, about those ... Read More »

Keep the Faith!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 10/30/17

It is a real challenge to “keep the faith” today.  Our faith can be shaken by the secular world around us, our own doubts, and the sometimes hard teachings of the Catholic Church.

Pope Francis reminds us that “being Christian is not just obeying orders but means being in Christ, thinking ... Read More »

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 »