Snow Day Stewardship

If you live a part of the world where snow falls at least occasionally in the winter, you probably have experienced the event of a snow day. That's when schools are cancelled, government is shut down, and some businesses are closed. Parents often need to take a personal day to stay with their children. In … Continue reading Snow Day 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, the 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

These People Are Gifts

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2016 When I look back over my life I see so many people who played an important role in my becoming who I am today. Some of them taught me about life, some shared with me stories that made me feel more human, and … Continue reading These People Are Gifts

Everyone Deserves Love

Years ago, I asked our parish faith formation children to pray for children who were seeking to be adopted into a loving family. I received the first names and pictures of children in foster care in our area and gave each class a different child. In the month of stewardship of prayer that we were … Continue reading Everyone Deserves Love

To Be Gracious

(Second Reading for First Sunday in Advent) Brothers and sisters: May the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, just as we have for you, so as to strengthen your hearts, to be blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus … Continue reading To Be Gracious

Giving Thanks is the Main Thing

If you live in the US, during this week there will be constant attempts to hijack your mind and heart. You will be told that if you do not get to a certain store at 4 a.m. you will miss the greatest deal of your lifetime. You be tempted to leave family members on a … Continue reading Giving Thanks is the Main Thing

Lost No More / All Souls Day

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst. But I told you that although you have seen [me], you do not believe. Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and I will not reject anyone … Continue reading Lost No More / All Souls Day