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Our priests help us to grow closer to Christ

Our priests help us to grow closer to Christ

| Deacon John Drees | July 18, 2012 | 1 Comment

Have you ever seen or done something that you ­couldn’t wait to tell a friend about? You may have wished that your friend was right beside you. Or you pulled out your cell phone and called or texted that person immediately.

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Sometimes, the messenger gets in the way of the message

Sometimes, the messenger gets in the way of the message

| Deacon Andrew Brinkman | July 3, 2012 | 1 Comment

Mark reports that Jesus has come back to his hometown, Nazareth, for the first time since beginning his public ministry.

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John the Baptist sets example for living faith

John the Baptist sets example for living faith

| Deacon Leonard Andrie | June 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Imagine that you are hosting a fancy party with the best of food and drink for your family and friends.

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Annual feast day honors the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist

Annual feast day honors the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist

| Father Michael Van sloan | June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

This weekend is the solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, previously called Corpus Christi.

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Pilgrimage sites in Galilee region visit Jesus’ early days

Pilgrimage sites in Galilee region visit Jesus’ early days

| Father Michael Van Sloan | June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Galilee is not only the name of a lake; it is also the name of a region in northern Israel. It is the area where Jesus grew up as a youngster, where he “advanced in wisdom and age and favor before God and man” (Luke 2:52), and where he began his public ministry.

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Body of Christ goes beyond close-knit relationships

Body of Christ goes beyond close-knit relationships

| June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

In my young adult years, it was such a joy to attend Mass with a group of friends who all participated in the same Bible study.

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Holy Spirit provides the peace we need to produce good works

Holy Spirit provides the peace we need to produce good works

| Deacon Ben Kociemba | May 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

On this weekend we celebrate the feast of Pentecost, which marks the last weekend in Easter.

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Friendship with Jesus requires love and respect for his commands

Friendship with Jesus requires love and respect for his commands

The Lord tells us this Sunday that he is love, and that we are to remain in his love.

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Advice to married couples: Don’t tie the knot! Weave a rope

Advice to married couples: Don’t tie the knot! Weave a rope

| Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit | May 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Book of Ecclesiastes is part of the Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament, and it contains a sensible, somewhat obscure, short passage on companionship and cooperation between fellow workers.

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A good shepherd, like a grain of wheat, will give up life for others

A good shepherd, like a grain of wheat, will give up life for others

| Deacon Ben Hadrich | April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

I once heard the Paschal Mystery described succinctly as “dying equals rising.”

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Put yourself in Gospel scene to fully hear John’s message of faith

Put yourself in Gospel scene to fully hear John’s message of faith

| Deacon Manuel Gomez | April 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

When I was a teenager, I attended a workshop on prayer.

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5 reasons we need to celebrate Mass on Sunday — every week

5 reasons we need to celebrate Mass on Sunday — every week

| Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit | April 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sunday Mass is the focal point of every weekend.

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