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San Damiano Revisited

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 9/26/18

One day when St. Francis went out to meditate in the fields he was passing by the Church of San Damiano which was falling apart in disrepair.  Prompted by the Spirit he went in to pray.  Kneeling before the crucifix he heard a voice coming from it saying ... Read More »

Don't be the Weakest Link!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 9/19/18

This month the Pew Research Center released these facts about American Catholics.  The Catholic Church is larger than any other single religious institution in the US with over 17,000 parishes and roughly 51 million Catholics.  The most significant challenges it faces today are decline in membership with only ... Read More »

Calling All Grandparents!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 9/09/18

“How important grandparents are for family life, for passing on the human and religious heritage which is so essential for each and every society!  How important it is to have intergenerational exchanges and dialogue, especially within the context of the family, where grandparents transmit the experience and wisdom of ... Read More »

Wake Up Call!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 9/04/18

In the parable of the marriage feast, Jesus tells us that the kingdom of heaven is like a king (God) who gave a marriage feast for his son.  He sent his servants out to call those who were invited to the marriage feast but they would not come. ... Read More »

What makes you happy?

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 8/28/18

Here are some “I’ll be happy when” responses . . . when I have a better job, when the kids are in school, when the nest is empty, when I retire, when I win the lottery, and finally when I lose weight.  There are as many answers to ... Read More »

Follow Me!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 8/21/18

There are 58 Gospel verses about “following” Jesus.  Let’s take a look at some of them and see what we can learn about being his disciple from Jesus, himself.

First, in Matthew 4:18 and Mark 1:19, we see Jesus approach his first 4 Apostles with the command “Follow ... Read More »

The poor you will always have with you...

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 8/12/18

Recently, here in our parish, we had a plea for money to help feed the impoverished children of Haiti.  We are told that our gift will put life- saving meals on their plates.  It’s hard to refuse to be generous in light of the blessings and abundance we have.

Every generation going back in time seems to have experienced hunger.  In the time of the Exodus the Israelites grumbled against Moses because they were hungry.  The Lord sent down quail and bread (manna) to eat daily.  Israel came to know the Lord because of this bread from ... Read More »

Choose the better part!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 8/12/18

We all know the story of Martha and Mary…….Jesus and his disciples stopped at their home in Bethany.  Jesus loved them and felt at home visiting with them.  Martha welcomed them with open arms.  She was like a ball of fire bustling about trying to prepare food and ... Read More »

What's on your Bucket List?

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 8/12/18

Bucket lists are things you want to do before you die…before you “kick the bucket.”  For some it might be bungee jumping, swimming with the sharks, visiting the Taj Mahal or seeing the Pyramids.  The focus on many of these lists is on sensation, thrills and pleasure for ... Read More »

Keep that Appointment!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 7/22/18

Most of us have a “to do” list or calendar on which we put the most important items we need to accomplish for the day from seeing the doctor to having dinner with friends.  But don’t forget the most important appointment of all and keep it daily………an appointment ... Read More »