4 Tips to Prepare Your Catholic Parish for Advent

Advent begins December 3 this year and it will be here before we know it! Advent is a time of preparation for Christmas, but it can only be fruitful if we spend some time preparing for the preparation. Here are just 4 things we can do now to ensure that on the first Sunday of … Continue reading 4 Tips to Prepare Your Catholic Parish for Advent

Stewardship is Not a Competition

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time As everyday stewards, I hope that each of us tries to live daily lives of generosity for the glory of God. I hope that we are all working to cultivate characteristics of a good everyday steward so that we can grow in maturity of … Continue reading Stewardship is Not a Competition

You Don’t Need a Loan to Love

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time I have to smile when I read in St. Paul’s letter to the Romans, “Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another.” I smile because I know that in today’s world few people owe nothing to anyone. We have credit card debt, mortgages, … Continue reading You Don’t Need a Loan to Love

Stewardship of Stuff

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time How many public self-storage facilities can you find in your city or town? They seem to be popping up everywhere. One day I was talking to my neighbor and he was explaining that he just wanted to have his garage back again. He was … Continue reading Stewardship of Stuff

Our One Thing

“Purity of heart is what enables us to see.” ― Pope Benedict XVI I’ve always been fond of a scene in the movie City Slickers, a story of three friends who go on a cattle drive adventure to New Mexico to help sort out their mid-life problems.  Billy Crystal plays one of those friends (Mitch) … Continue reading Our One Thing

Stewardship of Mercy

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 The Jubilee Year of Mercy is now in the history books and looking back I wonder if I have been changed at all by the observance. Certainly the focus on mercy wasn’t all about God’s mercy toward me? Yes, I focused on my … Continue reading Stewardship of Mercy

A Glimpse of Heaven

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for Transfiguration of the Lord, August 6, 2017            There are times in our lives that we get the chance to see a glimpse of heaven. It may be through the love of another, loved one or stranger. Sometimes it may even be an event that seems … Continue reading A Glimpse of Heaven