Browsing the 2018 archive of Everyday Evangelization

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 »

What's New?

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 7/18/18

In Matthew 9:14, Jesus is asked why he and the apostles are not fasting like the Pharisees.  Jesus points out that you don’t put new wine into into old wineskins as it will ferment and burst through the old wineskins and destroy them.  You put new wine into ... Read More »

I AM! GK Chesterton

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 7/10/18

Gilbert Keith (GK) Chesterton won an essay contest that asked “What is wrong with the Church?”  His insightful two word answer “I am”. Chesterton, convert and brilliant defender of the faith, observed that we tend to see others as being wrong.  We have this critical fault finding attitude or ... Read More »

Which Way are You Going?

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 7/10/18

Technology is a marvel today.  Every car comes equipped with a GPS that shows us the best way to get to our destination or to get home. 

We always want the fastest way to get there with as few delays as possible.  We want the most direct way ... Read More »


Posted by Kathy Steiner on 6/25/18

Barb at the 5 Year Anniversary Festival, 2017


Barbara Ann Swiecki April 18, 1952-June 13, 2018

How can we describe the gift that Barb Swiecki was to St. Marianne Cope parish?  Two words come to mind “tough and tender.”

She provided the leadership over the past 5 ... Read More »

A Father's Love Letter

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 6/25/18


My Child,

You may not know me but I know everything about you (Psalm 139:1),

for you were made in my image (Genesis 1:27).  I knit you together in your mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13).  You are not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book ... Read More »

“Where your treasure is, there will be your heart.” Matthew 6:19

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 6/25/18

Money is an important area to the Lord.  In Mark 10:17-27 we read of a wealthy young man who comes to Jesus and asks “Good master, what must I do to earn eternal life?”  He had kept all the commandments, obeyed all the rules, yet he wanted more.

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