Spring Prayer

Spring is a metaphor for change. Some changes we eagerly await, and some we abhor. Some changes we plan and others arrive uninvited. To all these changes we ask the gift of Your perspective beckoning us to expectation, hope, and rebirth.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Considering that it feels like we just finished exchanging gifts, it certainly seems as if it’s too soon for us to start fasting for Lent. however, here we are another opportunity the church has given to us to grow in love with Jesus, and our neighbor. Lets us prayerfully set realistic goals and work towards realizing them with the grace of God. Every year many of the same questions arise.

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1 Corinthians 13

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.  If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

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A Prayer for 2018

Most Bountiful God, I sincerely and humbly thank Thee for all of Thy many benefits to me during the past year, and for the privilege of beginning a new year.  Do Thou mercifully continue Thy gracious help and protection, so that I may not only spend this coming year in Thy service, but also may increase from day to day in fervor and in the performance of good works. 

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Words to Live By

In honor of the Beatification, we share these words from Blessed Fr. Solanus Casey 1870-1957: “Worry is a weakness from which very few of us are entirely free. We must be on guard against this most insidious enemy of our soul’s peace. Instead, let us foster confidence in God, and thank Him ahead of time for whatever he chooses to send us.”

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A Month Dedicated to Mary

The month of August is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Since the 16th century, Catholic piety has assigned entire months to special devotions. As CatholicCulture.org explains it, the month of August is traditionally dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The physical heart of Mary is venerated and not adored as the Sacred Heart of Jesus is because it is united to her person and is the seat of her love, especially for her divine Son, virtue, and inner life. Such devotion is an incentive to a similar love and virtue.

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The Sacred Heart of Jesus Month

The month of June is dedicated to The Sacred Heart of Jesus. This month falls within the liturgical season of Ordinary Time, which is represented by the liturgical color green. This symbol of hope is the color of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection. It is used in the offices and Masses of Ordinary Time. The last portion of the liturgical year represents the time of our pilgrimage to heaven during which we hope for reward.

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