Browsing the 2019 archive of Everyday Evangelization

Advent: A Time of Preparation

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 12/02/19

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 on ... Read More »

What Do I Still Lack?

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 8/28/19

In Matthew 19:16-22, a young man approached Jesus and asked “Teacher, what good must I do to gain eternal life?” Jesus suggested he keep the commandments which he said he did.  Then the young man pressed Jesus further asking: “What do I still lack?”  Jesus told him to ... Read More »

Wake Up Call

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 8/27/19

In John 6, we hear Jesus say some shockingly powerful words which sent many of his followers fleeing from him.  He said, “unless you eat my flesh and drink my blood you will not have life in you.”  Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and His death give us ... Read More »

Stay and Fight!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 8/19/19

Today, our Church is under serious attack and the battle is right here in our own backyard.  Recently, Bishop Matano announced that our diocese faces bankruptcy due to the sexual abuse cases we must deal with.

Many people throw up their hands asking “What do I do now?  What ... Read More »

Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 8/08/19

This request by the apostles, in Luke Chapter 11,  gave us the greatest prayer ever, The Our Father.  Praising God and acknowledging His love for us is at the heart of this most repeated prayer in history.

Today, in our post Christian culture, we too experience periods of prayerlessness ... Read More »

"Jesus, meek and humble of heart" Matthew 11:29

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 7/31/19

The above words mark the beginning of the Litany of Humility written by Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val.  In it he asks that God fill our hearts with humility.  In Matthew’s gospel, Jesus invites us to learn from Him “for I am meek and humble of heart.”

Humility is ... Read More »

Spiritual Friendship

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 7/31/19

“A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter: he that has found one has found a treasure.” Sirach 6:14 Who is your best friend?  What do you look for in a best friend?

Fr. Gary Caster, Catholic Chaplain at Williams College, says “It is important to gather around us people ... Read More »

Kindness is Contagious

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 7/31/19

In the early church acts of kindness were hallmarks of the faith. Helping the poor, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, caring for the ill, and burying the dead all stemmed from Christ’s admonition to “love one another.”  The song “they will know us by our love” rings as ... Read More »

The Truth Will Make You Free (Part 2)

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 7/31/19

It seems we are meant for truth and don’t feel right when we lie.  We feel guilty because we can’t live with one another when we can’t confidently trust one another to be honest.  We put on different masks around different people.  Truth requires that we commit ourselves ... Read More »

The Truth Will Set You Free! Part 1

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 6/25/19

Fr. Eamon Tobin says the eighth commandment calls us to live in the truth that God has revealed to us in Jesus and to communicate truthfully with others.  Truthfulness makes you a person of integrity, one who can be trusted.  Honesty is the key to healthy relationships.  The ... Read More »