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To walk the walk

To walk the walk

| Deacon Alvaro Perez Silva | September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

God sets a path for us, and we are free to follow it or not. God gave us free will because we need it to be able to truly love his will and follow it in a genuine way — not because we are obliged to follow it.

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From rock to Satan, the Christian mind must be transformed

From rock to Satan, the Christian mind must be transformed

| Deacon James Stiles | August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Peter believed that Jesus was the Messiah, but he did not understand how the Messiah could undergo such a fate. Like all of us, what Peter needed was a transformation of his mind.

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Growing God’s kingdom: What we can learn about patience from parables

Growing God’s kingdom: What we can learn about patience from parables

| Deacon Thomas McKenzie | July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The three parables we hear in this Sunday’s Gospel point to the kingdom of heaven growing here on earth. However, there is tension because the world is not ready to accept the kingdom growing in its midst.

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We all need spiritual rest in our daily lives

We all need spiritual rest in our daily lives

| Deacon Peter Hughes | July 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

In order to stay rooted in the important things, and to stay firmly planted in a life of grace, it is necessary to take moments of restful prayer throughout our day.

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Christ’s presence is at the center of Church’s worship

Christ’s presence is at the center of Church’s worship

| Deacon Byron Hagan | June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

In casting himself as the second, greater Moses, Jesus is saying that his own flesh is that eternal, life-giving bread promised to Israel in the desert.

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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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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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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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The call of the King

The call of the King

| Deacon Timothy Lange | November 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Today as we proclaim Christ as King of the Universe, and celebrate “already” Christ’s victory in time and anticipate his triumph at the end of time, we recognize the “not yet” — that Christ has yet to reign in our time, in our hearts.

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