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Leaving our Christian calling card

Leaving our Christian calling card

| Deacon Adam Hamness | April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the Gospel of John, our Lord says, “I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:34-35).

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Depending not on our own strength, but on God’s guidance

Depending not on our own strength, but on God’s guidance

| Deacon Manuel Gomez | April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

It is already one month since the new successor of Peter was elected by the cardinals under the guidance of the Holy Spirit to lead and govern the Church. Pope Francis in this short period of time has already shown us great faith and humility. His words and his actions are visible signs of his total dependence in God. He recognizes his limitations and places his confidence in God because he knows that God is the one who illuminates and guides the Church.

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Easter celebrates hope of the Resurrection

Easter celebrates hope of the Resurrection

| Deacon Jake Greiner | March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Depending on whether you attend the Easter Vigil or one of the Easter Sunday liturgies this year, the Gospel reading could be different because of the options given by the Church to mark this solemnity. These many testimonies to the resurrection of Jesus Christ within the four Gospels highlight the importance of this event in our Catholic faith.

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Light of Christ helps us discern God’s will

Light of Christ helps us discern God’s will

| Deacon Andrew Stueve | March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

When we pray the petition, “thy will be done,” we may find ourselves at times being caught up in distraction.

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Blooming in the ‘springtime’ of Lent

Blooming in the ‘springtime’ of Lent

| Deacon James Peterson | February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

While the season of spring is still a few weeks away in the eyes of the world, as Catholic Christians we already entered into our own springtime on Ash Wednesday.

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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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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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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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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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‘Prepare the way of the Lord’ with prayer

‘Prepare the way of the Lord’ with prayer

| Deacon Leonard Andrie | December 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

In this week’s Gospel, we get a glimpse of Luke’s literary purpose of tying the inauguration of John the Baptist’s ministry to the wider world culture.

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