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Celebrate God’s mercy that forgives debts, and then do likewise

Celebrate God’s mercy that forgives debts, and then do likewise

| September 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

This weekend, my community of St. Patrick in Oak Grove finally gets to celebrate the elimination of our parish debt — after 19 years, thanks be to God!

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Remaining open to God’s will

Remaining open to God’s will

| Father Nels Gjengdahl | August 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

I have had the privilege of being a high school chaplain for eight years. It was not the assignment that I imagined having when I was ordained a priest, but I have found such great joy in serving God in this capacity.

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Sanitizing Jesus

Sanitizing Jesus

| Father Nathaniel Meyers | August 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

I do not remember the movie (Dogma) in any great detail anymore (it was a poorly made and unfunny provocation), except for one image in it: Buddy Christ.

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Receiving the Eucharist as first, last, only

Receiving the Eucharist as first, last, only

| Father Scott Carl | July 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Priest of Jesus Christ celebrate this Holy Mass as if it were your first Mass, your last Mass, your only Mass.” This saying greets a priest in the sacristy anywhere in the world of the Missionaries of Charity of St. Teresa of Calcutta.

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Weeds are everywhere

Weeds are everywhere

| Father Thomas Sieg | July 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

The parable of Jesus in Matthew 13 is often referred to as “The Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds,” even though Jesus never says that the good seed is “wheat.”

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Loving the Eucharist in ‘Covidian’ times

Loving the Eucharist in ‘Covidian’ times

| Father Kevin Finnegan | June 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

This weekend we celebrate the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi. This beautiful feast reminds us and calls us to remember that Jesus’ presence in the Eucharist is the greatest of all gifts; for the Eucharist is the very body and blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ.

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Jesus is with us

Jesus is with us

| Father Terry Beeson | May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

I could not wait to be an adult. I could not wait to be on my own. It wasn’t that I did not love my parents. In fact, I love them very dearly. But I am very much the individual wanting to explore life on my own.

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The way, the truth, the life

The way, the truth, the life

| Father Michael Joncas | May 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

After Gospel readings on the Third Sunday of Easter concentrating on the empty tomb and appearance narratives concerning the risen Lord Jesus, and the mid-point of Eastertide focus on the Good Shepherd on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, the Church turns our attention in the second half of Eastertide to reflection on Jesus’ “farewell address” as recounted in the Last Supper narrative of the Gospel of John.

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Every path leads somewhere

Every path leads somewhere

| Father Leonard Andrie | April 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

At a hotel near Notre-Dame des Victoires in Paris in 1887, two names were listed in a guest registry on the same day: St. Therese of Lisieux and Friedrich Nietzsche.

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Jesus Christ is risen, Alleluia!

Jesus Christ is risen, Alleluia!

| Father John Paul Erickson | April 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Truly he is risen, alleluia!

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Tears of Jesus show he understands sorrow

Tears of Jesus show he understands sorrow

| Father Dan Haugan | March 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Banksy, the anonymous English street artist and vandal, once said, “You die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.”

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Learning how God sees us

Learning how God sees us

| Father Joseph Bambenek | March 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

One of the most helpful insights I gained in seminary was learned from therapist Paul Ruff during a talk he gave on the importance of friendship in the priesthood: the deepest desire of the human heart is to love and be loved, to know another and to be known by one whom we love.

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