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A list you can use for summer … and maybe for the rest of your life…:-) When you need to make a decision, ask God. When you are feeling alone, talk to God. When you are afraid, trust God. When you are feeling angry, seek God. When you are feeling... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at Check It Out!
Today’s Gospel reading is John 17:11-19 In this passage from the Gospel of John, we hear the beautiful prayer Jesus addresses to His Father. Jesus lifts up his eyes to heaven and prays for the protection of His beloved disciples. Jesus asks His Father to “keep them in your name”... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at Check It Out!
Today’s Gospel Reading is John 14:6-14 In this Gospel reading, Jesus tells us, “Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else, believe because of the works themselves. Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the works that... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at Check It Out!
Today’s Gospel Reading is John 15:9-11 In this Gospel reading, Jesus delivers a beautiful message to His disciples so their “joy might be complete”. In the last verse (11), you’ll notice Jesus wants to bestow His joy, not happiness. Happiness is a feeling, it’s circumstantial – you feel happy based... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2016 at Check It Out!
Today’s Gospel is John 12:44-50 There are many wonderful verses in this Gospel reading. I’d like to give special attention to Jesus’ words in verse 46. I came into the world as light, so that everyone who believes in me might not remain in darkness. (John 12:46) When we walk... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at Check It Out!
Thursday’s first reading - Acts 8:26-40 Have you ever felt like the eunuch referred to in this chapter of Acts? He’s reading scripture, but doesn’t understand what he’s reading. How awesome would it be if St. Philip appeared every time we needed help interpreting scripture! Thankfully we are blessed with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at Check It Out!
This week’s Gospel readings include some of the profound moments when Jesus Christ reveals Himself after the resurrection, but isn't recognized. In John 20, Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene while she was weeping outside the empty tomb. She thinks He is the gardener and asks if he took the body... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at Check It Out!
Easter Sunday is finally here! Praise God! Did you know your spiritual Lenten activities don’t have to come to an end? For the past 40 days, if you devoted extra time to pray during the day, if you read the bible, went to confession – you can continue these Lenten... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2016 at Check It Out!
Today’s first reading is Daniel 3:14-20, 91-92, 95 DEFENDING YOUR FAITH The third chapter of Daniel includes the remarkable story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. The three young men were condemned to death because they refused to worship idols. King Nebuchadnezzar instituted a golden statue to be honored and adored.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at Check It Out!
Today’s first reading is Isaiah 49:8-15 In this reading, God lovingly reminds us He will never, ever forget us. In verse 15, the Lord says, “Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her womb? Even should she forget, I will never forget you.” Let... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2016 at Check It Out!
Today’s Responsorial Psalm is from Psalm 95 If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts. Why would someone harden their heart when God speaks? Perhaps it’s because God speaks truth, humility, love, kindness, forgiveness … actions that may be hard to exercise when facing certain circumstances. You find... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at Check It Out!
Daily Mass Today’s Gospel reading is from Matthew 21:33-43, 45-46 This is another scripture from Matthew that’s rich with great content. I think two of the most profound verses are 42 & 43. “Jesus said to them, Did you never read in the scriptures, The stone that the builders rejected... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2016 at Check It Out!
Daily Mass Today’s Gospel reading is from Matthew 7:7-12 ASK, SEEK, AND KNOCK! In this chapter, Jesus tells His disciples, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2016 at Check It Out!
Daily Mass Today’s first reading is Deuteronomy 30:15-20 MAKE GOOD CHOICES! In this reading, Moses presents God’s people with a momentous choice – life or death. In verse 16, Moses tells the people if they obey God, His commandments and walk in the ways of the Lord, “you will live... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2016 at Check It Out!
Today’s Gospel reading is from Mark 6:14-29 In this chapter, John the Baptist is beheaded. Even though King Herod had John thrown in prison, he knew John was a holy man and didn’t plan to kill him. Herod’s wife, Herodias, didn’t have the same respect for John and held a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2016 at Check It Out!
Daily Mass January 29, 2016 Today’s Gospel reading is from Mark 4:26-34 Jesus often uses parables as part of His teaching method. In verses 26-34, Jesus uses a parable about a seed’s growth to talk about the kingdom of God. Seeds can’t grow without nourishment. Good soil, water, and sun... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Check It Out!
Today is the feast day of Saint Vincent Saragossa Vincent was ordained a deacon by the bishop of Saragossa, Spain, in the third century. He was killed for defending his faith around the year 304. Vincent is known as the patron saint of wine makers and vinegar makers. You can... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at Check It Out!
Today is the Feast Day of Saint Paul the Hermit. (brief summary) For most of his life, Saint Paul the Hermit, called the Egyptian desert home. He became an orphan when he was only 15 and was forced into hiding in the year 250, as the Roman Emperor began persecuting... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at Check It Out!
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Jan 13, 2016