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

All That We Need

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 Remember a time when jealousy or envy reared its ugly head and you wished you had that which someone else owned? Maybe it was a house, a car, a bank account, or even that luscious green lawn. All humans have had that feeling … Continue reading All That We Need

Lean On Me

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 Many young people want to make a path for themselves in life without the help and guidance of others. My own young adult son oftentimes refuses assistance because he feels that he must learn to go it alone and have his achievements based solely … Continue reading Lean On Me

The Value of Your Stewardship

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 5th Sunday of Easter 2017 What do you think is the value of your stewardship? Do you believe that through your actions both great and small that God can touch people, heal them, and change their lives? Too often we can mistakenly assume that what we do, say, or … Continue reading The Value of Your Stewardship

Believing the Unbelievable

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for 2nd Sunday of Easter / Divine Mercy Sunday 2017 Due to the constant unchecked flow of data and information through the Internet, it can be hard to know when a story is real news or rubbish. It never ceases to amaze me when someone I know has bought into some … Continue reading Believing the Unbelievable

Personal Communion: You Can’t Give What You Don’t Have

It’s true with just about everything. Money. Love. Education. Personal Communion. Wait, personal communion? During this Easter Season, we have an opportunity to dig deeper into the meaning of faith. We begin with the reflection on The Road to Emmaus. In a recent post, I mentioned the term "companion" and it’s Latin meaning, "with bread." … Continue reading Personal Communion: You Can’t Give What You Don’t Have

We are an EASTER PEOPLE!

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for Easter Sunday 2017 At Easter, we celebrate that Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, conquered death, rose from the dead, and remains very much alive. To the world of non-believers: WHAT!?! It is quite a big reality to swallow. But for the believer, it is a reality that inspires us … Continue reading We are an EASTER PEOPLE!

The Truth Will Set You Free

"If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 8:31-32 In today’s Gospel reading Jesus tells the Jews who believe in him a simple formula for success. It is so simple, however, that it can almost seem impossible … Continue reading The Truth Will Set You Free