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FAQs About the Assumption of Mary

I have another list from ncregister.com to help us celebrate the feast of the patroness this Tuesday, August 15. After last week’s “Ten things…about the Transfiguration”, below is the part one of “The Assumption of Mary: 12 Things to Know and Share”. Next week will be part two. May each of us more fully honor […]

10 things you need to know about Jesus’ Transfiguration

“10 things you need to know about Jesus’ Transfiguration” is a handy online piece below from National Catholic Register as we celebrate this great today. While the author focuses on St. Luke’s account of this glorious event, today’s Gospel is from St. Matthew. One point about Matthew’s depiction of the Transfiguration is that Jesus is […]

Pray for Revival

Prayer for the 2017 East of the River Revival Almighty and loving Father, we humbly pray that You will bless our revival with the powerful assistance of your Sweet Spirit. Grant that our parish may respond to this time of grace and mercy through “Where there is Light There is Hope”. Help us put aside […]

Listen to Him

Feast of the Transfiguration Luminous mysteries Apostles Stay as apostles thru toughest test: Christ’s passion and death Us Stay as disciples thru toughest test Now? Unanswered prayers? Still on team, playing in game, cuz of your Transfiguration experience w Him Eucharist      Talk to him: intention at Holy Communion      Listen to him: during Holy Communion […]

Sell All That You Have

I’ve been meeting with a young man who desperately wants to experience the presence of God. He was raised as a Protestant, so he has had Christ in his life from the beginning. He converted to Catholicism in college, but has struggled with signs from the Lord. For his relatives, faith seems to come more […]

Ask Something of Me and I Will Give It to You

Genie Wishes / desires     “Ask and you will receive”     Psalm 37     Eph 3:20     1st reading (1 Kings) One wish – what would it be?     For what are you praying?     Pray for good—-> receive abundant goodness     Want or need     Yes, not right now, something […]

Our Faith Grows as a Mustard Seed

Last week, I focused on “growing and sowing” with the parable of the sower and the seed. This week, our Lord speaks of a seed in another parable: the mustard seed. Once again, each of us can individually reflect on how our journey of faith has grown like a mustard seed. Our faith was so […]

Beauty of God

Imagine something beautiful     Drop in the bucket —>  beauty of God Qualities of God     Power, might, kind, good, forgiving, etc     Beautiful     How many do you know / can you list? If relationship w God is size of mustard seed, it can grow     Eucharist     He’s always offering Himself and His […]

Our Job is to Get Busy Sowing

In preparing some thoughts on the parable that our Lord uses in today’s Gospel, “the sower and the seed”, I came across a fruitful (pun intended) article from Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio at crossroadsinitiative.com. It’s excellent because of the content, and that it is brand new (dated 7/10/17)! The insights and stats are current which are […]