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A Powerful Tool For Evangelization

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 4/21/17

This Sunday we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday.  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 the merciful heart ... Read More »

Three Days the Changed the World!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 4/10/17

Three Days that Changed the World! Easter, April 16, 2017

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 ... Read More »

Forgive them...

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 4/03/17

Peter asks Christ how often we should forgive and Christ answers "70 X 7". 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 times we forgive; rather we are ... Read More »

Proclaim through Witness and Words

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/29/17

Here are some thoughts from Scott Hahn’s book titled “Evangelizing Catholics”  that you might find helpful in becoming a more effective evangelist.

St. Francis advice to”Preach the Gospel always,when necessary use words.”is often the guide people use to be a witness to their faith today. This is how they ... Read More »

Random thoughts for Lent

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/23/17

Lent is upon us. We received the ashes on Ash Wednesday to remind us of our mortality. Now we look at how we can in small ways focus  daily on the Lord and his suffering as we await his glorious message of resurrection on Easter Day.

Here are some ... Read More »

The Benedict Option

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/06/17

In our last posting Archbishop Chaput of Philadelphia saw two choices for Catholics living in a post Christian America. One was to retreat and the other to lead a vigorous faith filled life. An article in the the WSJ dated Sunday ,February 18/19 ,2017 presented the retreat choice.

In ... Read More »

Strangers in a Strange Land

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/06/17

Recently, Archbishop Chaput of Philadelphia appeared on EWTN. He is the author of the book “Strangers in a Strange Land” in which he shares his concern for how Catholics can live their faith vigorously in a post Christian public square. He commented that attendance in his diocese is down ... Read More »

Spiritual “To Do List”

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/06/17

Most of us put order and purpose into our lives by writing out a daily”to do list”. It captures what we believe to be the most important stuff we need to get done deadlines at work, family responsibilities, Dr. appointments etc.Look at your list again. Is there something missing? ... Read More »

The Flowers of Tomorrow

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/06/17

Did you ever wonder what Christ was thinking when he chose the 12 apostles? In the gospel reading of the calling of the twelve names are rather matter of factly read off.

Let’s start with James and John or as Jesus called them “The Sons of Thunder”. Today we ... Read More »

"Come and See"

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/06/17

Welcoming Catholics Home (WCH) is our parish invitation to fallen away Catholics to “come and see”. It is a 6 week support program helping fallen away Catholics return to the active practice of their faith.

During the 6 weeks, they share their stories in a relaxed non judgmental atmosphere. Many ... Read More »