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June 1, 2018 - Glorify You with Our Lives

Memorial of Saint Justin, Martyr

Scripture Readings

We are all given gifts and talents.  While they have been given to us as individuals, they truly are gifted to us for the sake of the Gospel and the Body of Christ.  In order to best utilize these gifts it is helpful to discern them and then work to utilize the gifts in our ministries.  Gifts of listening can help all of us.  Perhaps this is a gift that I have and utilize well in my profession that is great.  However if I do not use this ability to listen well at home then I am not being the best version of myself.  

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May 31, 2018 - God-Bearers

Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Scripture Readings

Today, we have a great feast that reminds us of the beauty and joy of bringing God to others. This is the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, when we remember Mary visiting her cousin Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist.

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May 30, 2018 - Empowered

Wednesday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings

Worldly wisdom suggests we should ‘win at all costs.’  We see it in our media, in our politics and in our society.  Yet does this philosophy reflect a Christian perspective? Christianity considers the process of arriving at one’s goal just as important as the goal itself.  So if achieving one’s goal means that people will be undermined, hurt or belittled, then the process or goal is likely not Christian at all.

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May 29, 2018 - A Bold Challenge and a Simple Response

Tuesday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings

In the text from Mark before us today, we receive a bold challenge. Peter announces that the disciples have given up everything to follow Jesus. Jesus talks about giving up the kinds of possessions that people value most. He names houses and land, which were surely among the most prized possessions for people of his time.

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May 28, 2018 - Faith in Life and Death

Monday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings

There is nothing like the death of a loved one to make you stop and pause to reflect upon life, death and how faith gives meaning to both.  My Dad recently passed away, and as I pondered his life and death, I was reminded that our faith not only shows us how to live this life, but our faith can give us hope and courage at the time when we face our death.

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