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
Last year, parishes across North America gave out the printed booklet, Everyday Stewardship Advent 2016. It featured a reflection for each day, followed by a daily stewardship challenge. We received great feedback and were happy to enrich the lives of many during this season of preparation. THIS YEAR, Everyday Stewardship Advent 2017 will be entirely … Continue reading Are You Ready?
I recall the summer of 1980 when I went to stay with my Grandparents for six weeks. They had a 10-unit apartment building on the Intracoastal in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, a very prominent area of town. My plan was to work for my grandfather painting, doing yardwork and basic upkeep. I had calculated the amount … Continue reading Secret Ambition
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Advent 2016 The name Emmanuel means, “God is with us.” This is a title we use for Jesus frequently during the Advent and Christmas season, but it’s impact should stay with us throughout the year. The Incarnation, God becoming human in the person of Jesus Christ, … Continue reading God is with Us
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for Third Sunday of Advent 2016 John the Baptist is truly an intriguing figure of history. He was a cousin of Jesus and literally prepared all those who would listen for this new way of life ushered in by a Messiah. Besides the key role he plays in the Gospel story, his … Continue reading Standing Out From the Crowd
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for Second Sunday of Advent 2016 My youngest child is going through Confirmation preparation this year. It is always quite a challenge to get through to a teenager about the importance of the gifts and fruits of the Spirit. You can’t see and touch these things, but they are more valuable … Continue reading The Best Gift Giver
If you aren't in a parish that has copies of Everyday Stewardship Advent from LPI or if you didn't even know it was available, now you can download a digital version for your Kindle reader or Kindle reading app. The cost is just $1.99 and it is available at Amazon now. The process of turning the print version into … Continue reading Download EVERYDAY STEWARDSHIP ADVENT 2016 Now!
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the Feast of Christ the King 2016 Most people look to the end of the calendar year to begin making resolutions for the next year. There seems to be this magical break in human time because of the changing of a year. Suddenly, the world is filled with new possibilities … Continue reading Don’t Wait to Make Resolutions!
LPI is pleased to announce the publication of Everyday Stewardship Advent 2016. The book is priced at just $1 a copy and will sell in groups of 25 so the entire parish can have a copy. Features a reflection and stewardship challenge for every day of Advent. The reflections are easy and will help make … Continue reading Announcing EVERYDAY STEWARDSHIP ADVENT 2016