Put On Christ

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for All Saints Day 2016 Years ago, we began having students at our parish school dress up like saints of their choosing in anticipation of All Saints Day. It was a more worthwhile learning experience than dressing up as superheroes and cartoon characters for Halloween. You would have those would bring … Continue reading Put On Christ

God is God and I Am Not

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016 I really loved watching Tim Russert, former NBC News Washington bureau chief and moderator of Meet the Press, who passed away in 2008. I guess what I loved the most about him was his tremendous sense of humility. He was a brilliant political mind, … Continue reading God is God and I Am Not

Teaching Stewardship

Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day and I was thinking about my many teachers through the years. I went through 16 years of Catholic School and 2 years of graduate work, so that is a lot of teachers. They were mostly female, until I got into my college years when they became mostly male. Of … Continue reading Teaching Stewardship

The Good News of Catholic Schools

For more than two decades, I was involved with RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.) There are many reasons why people decide to deepen their relationship with God or become fully initiated into the Catholic Church. Each person has a unique story and journey. It is one of the aspects of working with RCIA … Continue reading The Good News of Catholic Schools

To Teach as Jesus Did

In To Teach as Jesus Did, from 1972,┬áthe US Bishops stated the following: The educational mission of the Church is an integrated ministry embracing three interlocking dimensions: the message revealed by God (didache) which the Church proclaims; fellowship in the life of the Holy Spirit (koinonia); service to the Christian community and the entire human … Continue reading To Teach as Jesus Did

The Choice for Catholic Schools

I grew up in a home with one Catholic parent and one un-baptized parent. I attended Mass every Sunday with my mother, but I wouldn't classify her as a fully engaged parishioner. She worked on one parish Christmas bazaar, but for the most part, Sunday was the only time parish life intersected with our everyday … Continue reading The Choice for Catholic Schools