Posted by Kathy Steiner on 10/08/18
In the parable about the Sower who goes out to sow his seed, Jesus tells us that the seed that fell on the well warn path, the rocky soil and among the thorns bore no fruit. But the seed that fell on the “good soil” grew and yielded ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Steiner on 10/02/18
Christ calls all of us in his “mission Church” to discipleship. Here are three suggested readings that can help all of us to become better “everyday disciples” in this post- Christian world we live in. Here are some “insightful excerpts” from three book reviews.
The first book, and ... Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »