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Words of Wisdom from Carmen Bellavia

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 1/31/19

Carmen Bellavia: February 28, 1922 - May 29, 2018

This is a belated eulogy to a man who was a joyfully holy member of our parish community.  At his funeral, a booklet that he wrote was handed out titled “Words of Wisdom”.  In it Carmen wrote, “Pray for wisdom. ... Read More »

Practice Makes Perfect

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 1/22/19

The word practice means “repeated performance for the purpose of acquiring a skill or proficiency.”  People become better at something when they do it often.  If you want to be a better writer you should write every day.  Athletes practice to be the best in their fields and ... Read More »

Loneliness!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 1/14/19

He was born in a lowly stable and laid in a manger because there was no room at the inn for him.  Then shortly after that, he and his parents had to flee from the threat of death at King Herod’s hands. Alone, they made their escape to ... Read More »

The Big "D"

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 1/09/19

Winter is the “season of darkness”.  It seems to go on forever…..but there is another kind of darkness called the “darkness of the soul.”  It seems as if the light inside us is under a bushel and can’t be seen.  It is a constant struggle to get out ... Read More »

Be Not Afraid!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 12/27/18

As we begin 2019 are you looking at the year ahead with dread or with hope?  There are certainly a lot of reasons to choose “dread” aren’t there?  Many people are filled with fear and anxiety about the future.  Will there be more terror attacks worldwide and  more ... Read More »

The Gift

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 12/17/18

Christmas is all about gift giving!  Many of us take a name tag off the Christmas tree on the altar area and give a gift to a needy child.  Santa and his elves working busily away at the North Pole to bring that special gift to the kids ... Read More »

Advent . . . A Time of Preparation!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 12/17/18

Advent is a time of waiting.  It is also a time of preparing for the coming of Jesus.  Here is a simple but powerful prayer that will draw you closer to the Lord everyday of Advent.  Plan to use it all year long and comment at any time ... Read More »

SOS: Save Our Souls

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 12/17/18

During this holiday season most of us are inundated with requests for money to help the poor.  On the altar area there is a Christmas tree with the names of families who can’t afford gifts.  We pay for the materially poor in an age of overwhelming prosperity from ... Read More »

Advent

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 12/05/18

On Black Friday, all of us watched the enormous crowds rushing through the malls and stores as people frantically started buying gifts preparing for Christmas.  Here is how we should be preparing for the real gift of Christmas.

The Church gives us these four weeks before Christmas as ... Read More »

Silence is Golden

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 11/28/18

Here are some nuggets of wisdom from a talk given by Fr. Cedric Pisegna. Enjoy! In several places in scripture holy men intent on hearing God’s voice looked for it in fire, wind and earthquakes. Amazingly, they heard his whisper like voice in the silence.  It is said that ... Read More »