Category Archives: Your Daily Faith

The Sacraments

The Sacraments   When we think of Easter, we think of renewal – we think of our “chance” that makes everything good for us. This Easter I thought it would be good to talk about the Sacraments, after all these form an integral part of our faith. One could even argue that they are essentially…

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Why You should Read I am Catholic

I Am Catholic – the Paths We All Take   How did I Am Catholic come to be. Well I am NOT a writer – let’s get that straight. I didn’t major in English, Journalism or Literature. I majored in Engineering. Every time I asked my professor who to spell engineer he would laugh and…

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The First Friday of the Year

The First Friday of the Year Although this First Friday is almost coming to an end, I wanted to share with you some of the things that our priest talked to us about this morning. Every First Friday at the 9am Mass there is Benediction in our parish. This morning being the first Friday of…

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What does it mean to Pray

What does it mean to Pray In my book I am Catholic – there is a chapter that discusses prayer. But it doesn’t discuss it like – this is how we pray. It narrates a person actually praying. As I contemplated writing this post I was lost for words, until I started reading my mediation…

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Contemplating the Passion of Jesus on Good Friday

Contemplating the Passion of Jesus As we approach Easter we are reminded more and more about the Passion of our Lord. Easter is usually a joyous time and yet, for us to reach to that joy we have to pass through the Cross. We have to encounter death. We have to encounter pain. This Good…

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The Beginning – Baptism

The Beginning – Baptism   In thinking about the journey that we take in life and in the Church, I was thinking about how the Sacraments are indeed a journey. Baptism is the beginning of that journey. Regardless of the age when you are baptized, It is through this sacrament that you are born into…

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The Benefits of a Retreat

The Benefits of a Retreat The Church invites each and every Catholic to go on a retreat at least once a year. This year I did my retreat during Lent. I would usually do my retreat during Advent in anticipation for Christmas but this year I decided to change it up a bit. It really…

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The Sacraments – The Eucharist

The Sacraments – The Eucharist   “The Body of Christ”   “Amen”   Whenever we receive Holy Communion, these words are spoken to us and we reply with the “Amen”.   Sometimes I feel that it is at that moment that the Great Amen is truly pronounced in the Mass.   I believe that what…

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To Have Love and Lost

To Have Love and Lost Yesterday – April 20th 2015 – was six years since my little  niece departed from us. It was also a day when many people will remember the lost of a loved one. A mother who would never see her baby died at Mount Hope Hospital just a mere three days…

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The Sacraments – Penance

The Sacraments – Penance   I believe the Sacrament of Penance is one of the most difficult and controversial of all the sacraments.     Whereas the Eucharist clearly delineates Catholics from Protestant Christians, I believe that many Catholics who are not routed in their faith do not fully understand the importance and absolute greatness…

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