St. John The Apostle and Evangelist

St. John, Pray for us! Ah Yes, the adolescent disciple. Tradition really makes it pretty clear that St. John was the youngest of Jesus’ disciples. He was the disciple that Jesus loved! We often think of John as a young lad. He reminds of purity, both in body and in heart. We very often prescribe…

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Epiphany

Epiphany   Epiphany (manifestation, appearance, to show). Epiphany is defined as “the manifestation of Jesus as Messiah of Israel, Son of God and Saviour of all the world.” The Feast of the Epiphany celebrates the adoration of the Christ child by the Wise Men who were guided to Jesus by the star.     It…

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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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Epiphany Message

Epiphany Message So this morning I was a little surprised when Father said that we were celebrating Epiphany today! I thought it was fixed to January 6th! (And I was wondering how I was going to get to Mass this Tuesday) Never the less I thought I would share some of the points from his…

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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 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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Are You Struggling With Your Faith?

Are You Struggling With Your Faith? This morning as I began my meditation it occurred to me to start writing on this point. Faith. Do we really and truly believe in the risen Christ. Or are we like the apostles locked up in the upper room and not believing the words that the women came…

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To Have Love and Lost

To Have Love and Lost Yesterday – April 20th 2015 – was six years since my little ┬ániece 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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