Browsing the 2018 archive of Everyday Evangelization

Know Thyself!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/19/18

St. Augustine cautions us, “that man cannot hope to find God unless he finds himself first.”  Self- knowledge draws us into God.  Self- love prevents us from growing in self- knowledge.  Daily, we need to ask the Lord, “where am I in the problems I bring before you?”

St. ... Read More »

Always Be Prepared

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/11/18

St. Augustine says that “no one can be ready for the next life unless he trains himself for it now”.  Lent offers us the perfect opportunity to design our own personal spiritual training plan.

What follows are some holy exercises that you can weave into your own daily ... Read More »

Be Eternity Minded!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/08/18

There is a time to be born and a time to die….Ecclesiastes 3:1, 2.

In Lent at the beginning of Mass we chant, “Now is the acceptable time” to ready ourselves for departure from this world.  As St. Matthew reminds us “Watch therefore, for you do not know ... Read More »

What are You giving up for Lent?

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 2/26/18

The church has given us the powerful spiritual practice of fasting which means doing without something for a period of time.  Fasting teaches us to disciple our wills to say no to ourselves.  To detach and make room for God in our lives.

Many of you might already be thinking ... Read More »

Return to Me

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 2/15/18

On Ash Wednesday, we are reminded that we are dust and to dust we shall return.  We are asked to examine our hearts and ask ourselves “What is my life all about?”  We are asked to return to God with our whole heart.  Return from sin and selfishness.  We ... Read More »

YES!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 1/29/18

Thank you so much for saying “Yes” to making Discovering Christ a success in our parish.  Perhaps you read the bulletin articles or the online blogs.  Maybe it was the posters up at church, the post cards everyone received or a pulpit plea urging you to attend this life ... Read More »

The Personal Invitation

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 1/18/18

Pope Francis in “The Joy of the Gospel” shares this wonderful advice on how to attract people to Christ: “Christians have the duty to proclaim the Gospel without excluding anyone.  Instead of seeming to impose new obligations, they should appear as people who want to share their joy, ... Read More »

The Power of Small Everyday Choices

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 1/07/18

In a recent column, Laura Hollis points out to us that in the spirit of the Christmas season we should recognize the enormous impact of the smallest things.

She comments how remarkable it is that Christ, and through him Christianity, transformed the world in spite of his brief, impoverished ... Read More »