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Mary, our Mother, here for us

By Gina Sternfels In the story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus shares, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, Love your neighbor as yourself” Luke 10:27.   When the apostles asked Jesus, “Who is my neighbor,” he […]

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Kissing the Cross

By Ana Borden I learned making the sign of the cross from my parents. My father and his family, in particular, grew up making the sign of the cross by creating a cross with their thumb and index, perpendicular to one another, followed by kissing the cross, the tip of their thumb. The later sign […]

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Parenting reveals a lot

By Kristen Bourgeois There is a lot to learn while parenting and not just about how to parent children.  A lot of self-discovery happens while parenting and that self-discovery can lead to healing, if we let it. I recently discovered I have a woundedness about being heard.  I was able to make that connection when […]

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Families, Pharisees, and Tax Collectors

By Phillip Garside All parents should support one another. Sometimes, we are tempted to say with the Pharisee, “O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity … or even like this tax collector.” This can be the case when we see people whose parenting style or priorities within the […]

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Learning the hard way

By Kristy Solis Sometimes to get where we are meant to be, we need to go the hard way, we need to be overwhelmed, we need to do it alone or we need to walk a different path than we planned. Ultimately, God will bring us where we are meant to be. This is a […]

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Conceived by the Holy Spirit

By Greg Zambrano Praying the Angelus, the church remembers Our Blessed Virgin Mary Mother, in a special way, in the month of May. My kids brought flowers to school to honor Mary during the school Mass. It is great seeing many kids remembering the mother of Jesus.  The first two lines of the Angelus say, […]

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Lord, I am Not Worthy

By Jenny Dendinger As I kneel in the pew waiting for my turn, my heart pounds in my chest. Soon, I will receive Jesus in the Eucharist. I stand, and with each step, I become more and more aware of how unworthy I am of such a gift. Yet, he still calls to me. Silently, […]

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A Parent’s Gift: Freedom of Vocation

By Megan Lacourrege “I think I want to be an astronaut when I grow up,” my 6-year-old daughter once told me. She’s at that age where her imagination is soaring with ideas of what kind of job she may like to have as an adult. I love to hear her thoughts, which change every day. […]

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Inspired by Mary: Surrendering My Will

By Sarah Mcdonald As we begin the month of May, attention in the secular world turns towards mothers in anticipation of Mother’s Day. In the Catholic Church we, of course, turn our attention to our Blessed Mother, Mary. As the Mother of God and our mother, it is truly fitting that the church dedicates this […]

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Called To Be An Apostle

By Kim Roberts Each year, our parish observes Holy Thursday by washing the feet of 12 parishioners to symbolize Christ washing the feet of his 12 apostles – our first bishops and priests. The parishioners are chosen from the young adults that are about to be confirmed and their parents, ministry leaders, volunteers, etc. This […]

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Love Yourself

By Ty Salvant One of our commandments, often referred to as the “greatest commandment,” is to love your neighbor as you love yourself. While it is the ultimate act of Christian discipleship, one that we aspire to, there may be one flaw in our efforts. How well do you love yourself? How do you love […]

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