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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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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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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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Jesus offers us his love and mercy, even when we’re doubtful and fearful

Jesus offers us his love and mercy, even when we’re doubtful and fearful

| Deacon Bruce Anderson | April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

This Second Sunday of Easter ought to be a time of great happiness as we celebrate the day Jesus Christ overcame sin and death and invited us to share in that victory.

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Victory through humility

Victory through humility

| Deacon Joseph Kirembwe | April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

With the beginning of Holy Week, we focus intently on the mystery of our salvation. The Palm Sunday liturgy paints the picture of joy, and at the same time invites us to meditate on Jesus’ sufferings. By identifying with the mystery of Jesus’ suffering, death and resurrection, we experience a great liberation, a pass-over from various sins and enslavement to a life of joy and freedom.

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When we suffer with Jesus, we grow in union with him

When we suffer with Jesus, we grow in union with him

| Deacon Paul Shovelain | March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Have you ever been somewhere, and you didn’t want to leave? That is how St. Peter felt at the Transfiguration, which we hear in this Sunday’s Gospel.

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What Olympians can teach us about the pursuit of greatness and glory

What Olympians can teach us about the pursuit of greatness and glory

| Deacon Marc Paveglio | February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just recently, the winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, concluded, and the victors went home with their medals. I’m always riveted by the level of power, agility and endurance these athletes display on the ice and snow. I’m even more impressed, however, by their stories. Many of them discovered their talents at an early age and then committed their entire lives to the perfection of their physical and mental abilities. They trained every day, they sought the best coaches, and they sacrificed myriads of other opportunities, interests and pleasures for the pursuit of one single goal — Olympic glory.

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Jesus teaches us how to overcome sin

Jesus teaches us how to overcome sin

| Deacon Marcus Milless | February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

The sacraments we receive are signs of Christ’s great love for us. They give us the grace to live in union with him. The six moral precepts of today’s Gospel measure how we are responding to that grace.

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Be attentive to the voice of the Holy Spirit

Be attentive to the voice of the Holy Spirit

| Deacon Kevin Manthey | January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Through the life of the prophet Simeon, St. Luke shows us there are three steps to being faithful to the promptings of the Holy Spirit: living in communion with the Spirit, hearing the Spirit, and acting on the promptings of the Spirit.

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Generosity shows the light of Christ to others

Generosity shows the light of Christ to others

| Jean Denton | January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

God told Isaiah, “You are my servant. . . . I will make you a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.”

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Like us, Magi are co-heirs of promise of Christmas

Like us, Magi are co-heirs of promise of Christmas

| Sharon Perkins | January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Magi of the Epiphany didn’t travel hundreds of miles to visit a baby — they were seeking the “newborn king of the Jews.”

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Don’t be afraid to take Mary into your home

Don’t be afraid to take Mary into your home

| Deacon Sam Wagner | December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

How can we live like St. Joseph in the presence of Jesus and Mary? Simple: by prayer.

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