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Rediscover: Lent

Rediscover: Lent

| February 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

– Penitential season a time to ‘repent and believe in the Gospel’
– Soldier was a prayerful giant
– Prayerful giants
– Lent in letters: Two women deepen faith, friendship
– Desert silence for a noisy culture
– Nearly 4,000 attend talks on ‘finding God’s purpose for my life’
– Overcoming life’s challenges to be topic of series’ third presentation

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Resist temptation by following Jesus’s example

Resist temptation by following Jesus’s example

| Deacon Brian Park | February 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Don’t waste your time by going to Mass on Sunday. You know you would rather spend the whole day at the lake.”

“Don’t worry, no one is around. You know you want to check out that website.”

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Rediscover: How do I live in communion with God?

Rediscover: How do I live in communion with God?

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

– ‘The Jesus Way’: Building community, connecting to the Church
– Matthew Kelly – Togetherness
– No room for Facebook envy
– Tragedy strikes, a sermon sticks
– Speaker Series – Second talk: Living in communion with God

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Our Lord offers sure avenue to restore sanctifying grace, charity

Our Lord offers sure avenue to restore sanctifying grace, charity

| Deacon Luke Marquard | January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

You won’t be alone if your mind turns to the sacrament of marriage during Sunday’s second reading. This portion of St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians (12:31 to 13:13) is among the more popular of our wedding texts.

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Rediscover: How do I know there is a God? How can I know his purpose for my life?

Rediscover: How do I know there is a God? How can I know his purpose for my life?

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

– Heart of the Matter – Faith, reason: Two wings on which human soul soars
– Matthew Kelly – Does God exist?
– Searching for God online and in life
– The ‘dark times’ are over – Nick VanHeel shares his journey from atheism to Catholic discipleship
– Speaker Series – First talk topic: God’s purpose for your life

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God speaks to us in many ways as we seek to discern his will

God speaks to us in many ways as we seek to discern his will

| Deacon Andrew Jaspers | January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

In this Sunday’s epistle and Gospel reading, we are taught about the gift of discernment of spirits.

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Rediscover: New local initiative seeks to strengthen faith, invite others

Rediscover: New local initiative seeks to strengthen faith, invite others

| January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Have you been reading your copy of “Rediscover Catholicism: A Spiritual Guide to Living with Passion and Purpose” that you received from your parish last month?

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Epiphany: Jesus came for the salvation of all

Epiphany: Jesus came for the salvation of all

| Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit | December 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

The good news of the birth of Jesus and the salvation he brings is intended not only for the people of Israel, but for all people everywhere. And, the appearance of the star to the Magi is one of the first Gospel indicators of the universality of salvation.

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Our encounter with Christ, fullness of truth deepens over time

Our encounter with Christ, fullness of truth deepens over time

| Deacon Joah Ellis | December 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

This Sunday, we will celebrate the Solemnity of the Epiphany. The word “epiphany” literally means “revelation” or “manifestation.” It calls to mind the image of a curtain being yanked aside, unveiling a work of art to the public for the very first time. Or, it is like the world premiere of a highly anticipated film like “The Hobbit.”

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Divine joy through Christmas greetings

Divine joy through Christmas greetings

| Deacon John Drees | December 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

There are a number of ways in which we convey our joy at Jesus’ coming into the world.

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Jesus’ presence allows us to ‘rejoice always’

Jesus’ presence allows us to ‘rejoice always’

| Deacon Andrew Brinkman | December 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Blessed Miguel Pro’s biographers say that even from a young age he was always joyful. As a youngster he played practical jokes on his sisters, wrote silly songs and played them on his guitar, and later he humored his brothers in the Society of Jesus with comics.

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In confession, priest sees mercy, love and humility

In confession, priest sees mercy, love and humility

| Father Mike Schmitz | December 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Confession is always a place of victory

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