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Don’t let the flame burn out just because Easter is over

Don’t let the flame burn out just because Easter is over

| Deacon Jake Anderson | June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

It can certainly seem like the event of the Resurrection is the “end of a season.” But Jesus explicitly says: “It is better for you that I am going away” (John 16:7). What does he mean? He means Pentecost! The Holy Spirit is coming!

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Rediscover: unending prayer

Rediscover: unending prayer

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

- To pray without ceasing means to live purposefully
– Unending prayer: more than a conversation with God
– Can a penny help you pray? Author offers tips that ‘make cents’

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Horoscopes and fortune cookies: all in good fun?

Horoscopes and fortune cookies: all in good fun?

| Father Michael Schmitz | June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q. How come we should not read the horoscope that is in the newspaper? What if I only read it for fun? What if we go to a Chinese restaurant and get a fortune cookie? Can we read that?

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Daily Scriptures: May 25 – June 8, 2014

Daily Scriptures: May 25 – June 8, 2014

| May 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sunday, May 25
Sixth Sunday of Easter
– Acts 8:5-8, 14-17
– 1 Peter 3:15-18
– John 14:15-21

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Seeing Jesus through the eyes of faith

Seeing Jesus through the eyes of faith

| Deacon Timothy Gapinski | May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Faith enables us to “see” what otherwise could not be seen. Jesus is no longer physically present on Earth, but he promises to always be spiritually present to us. Though we cannot see his spiritual presence with the eyes of the body, we see him with the eyes of faith.

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Rediscover: The rosary

Rediscover: The rosary

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

- A prayer that incorporates both body and soul
– Grandpa’s rosary
– Dire hospital situation leads to deep devotion to Mary
– Mother of Mercy
– Children can journey through the Bible at fall celebration

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Explaining the crucifix to a child; receiving Communion

Explaining the crucifix to a child; receiving Communion

| Father Kenneth Doyle | May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

How does one explain Jesus on the cross to a 4-year-old?
Is there a best way to receive Jesus, or does it matter?

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Daily Scriptures: May 11 – May 25, 2014

Daily Scriptures: May 11 – May 25, 2014

| May 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sunday, May 11
Fourth Sunday of Easter
– Acts 2:14a, 36-41
– 1 Peter 2:20b-25
– John 10:1-10

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Live the life of love our Mother Church gives us

Live the life of love our Mother Church gives us

| Deacon Mitchell Bechtold | May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

This coming Sunday we celebrate the great joy of motherhood and honor those who bear this title. Our own birth mothers may be easy enough to identify and honor, but what of our spiritual mother, which is the Church?

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Rediscover: Mary

Rediscover: Mary

- Blessed Virgin Mary deserves our deep love, devotion
– What Mary means to me
– Mary and the moments of a parent’s life
– More presenters added to celebration

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Guilt and shame can lead to changing for the good

Guilt and shame can lead to changing for the good

| Father Michael Schmitz | May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

I struggle a lot with guilt and shame. What should I do about it?

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Daily Scriptures: April 27 – May 11, 2014

Daily Scriptures: April 27 – May 11, 2014

| April 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sunday, April 27
Sunday of Divine Mercy
– Acts 2:42-47
– 1 Peter 1:3-9
– John 20:19-31

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