FROM OUR EDITORS—March 17, 2019 – 2nd Sunday of Lent

Author: Joan McKamey ~ March 11, 2019

Para la versión en español, haga clic aqui. Listen to him. In Sunday’s Gospel of the Transfiguration, a voice from the cloud says, “This is my chosen Son; listen to him.” That doesn’t sound so difficult, but really listening to another—in this case, the Son of God—requires more than our attention. Listening involves making a [...]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—March 3, 2019 – 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ February 26, 2019
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Luke 6:39–45 In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus tells a parable to teach us to worry about our own actions before we criticize things other people do. When we are good, Jesus says, we produce good from our heart. But when we do evil things, they come from our heart as well. The point is to keep […]

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Ash Wednesday Resources

Author: Nicholle Check ~ February 26, 2019
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The Church celebrates Ash Wednesday on March 6 this year. Catholics receive ashes and recommit themselves to prayer, fasting, and sharing of resources. It’s a good time to review the rules for fasting and abstinence and share them with your families. While most of the children are not required to observe these rules (the minimum […]

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A Pair of March Saints: Frances of Rome, John of God

Author: Nicholle Check ~ February 26, 2019
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  Things were clearly different in the 15th century. At just 11 years old, Frances of Rome announced that she was committing her life to God as a religious sister. Her family resisted, so Frances dutifully married at 13. But, along with her sister-in-law, Frances still found a way to live a life committed to […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—March 10, 2019 – 1st Sunday of Lent

Author: David Dziena ~ February 26, 2019
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Luke 4:1–13 This Sunday’s Gospel is the familiar temptation of Jesus by the devil. Satan tempts Jesus who was led into the desert by the Holy Spirit for forty days. Jesus fasted the entire time, but he did not yield to the false power and glory promised by the devil. Use this passage to give […]

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Lessons for RCIA Scrutinies

Author: Joan McKamey ~ February 26, 2019

Lent is an ideal time for reflecting on the meaning of our Baptism and how well we are following Christ with our lives. In many of our parishes, we have adults (and often children of catechetical age) who are preparing to be initiated into the Catholic Church through the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and the […]

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