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Pray, Hope, and Don’t Worry

By Ann Borden Our children school’s Mass was rescheduled to a Friday, coincidentally on the Feast Day of St. Padre Pio. As early as Monday, and numerous times during the week, our youngest son begged me to join and sit with him during their school Mass. A previously scheduled 10 o’clock meeting prevented me from […]

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The Beauty in Delegating

By Jenny Dendinger Years ago, as I was drowning in laundry and other household chores, I realized that I’d reached my limit. I needed help. Our family had grown quite a bit over the years, and my responsibilities as a mother kept piling up. With no extra money in the budget for a maid, I […]

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Gratitude for God

By Kristy Solis Back to school and time for school pictures. My daughter came home from school with her school pictures, handed them to me and said, “I do not like my pictures.” As her mother, I may be biased, nonetheless, the pictures are beautiful. My daughter could not even tell me why she did […]

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Holy Guardian Angels: Helpers at Our Side

By Lisa Janusa Is the Holy Guardian Angel prayer just for children? Definitely not!  As Catholic children, we were taught this simple prayer:  “Angel of God, my guardian dear, To whom God’s love commits me here.  Ever this day, be at my side,  to light and guard, to rule and guide.”  This prayer is for […]

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To Mark the Days and Seasons

By Phillip Garside As the school year amps up, having multiple children in multiple schools means that multi-tier schedules are reasserting their dominance over our digital calendars. Society is geared to the individual, not the community. Unchecked, society’s incursion onto our family digital calendar will tear the family in 16 different directions. Our calendars can […]

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How Can We All Rise to the Occasion

By Ty Salvant Children do what you do, not what you say. We have all heard that and understand it to some extent. However, sometimes we forget just how much and what our children observe. When we eat the bag of cookies, they are watching. When we are unkind to a friend or family member, […]

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Returning a Smile

By Charla Misse I’m a smiler. I smile at people when I am running, driving, shopping …  Basically, if a person is within my vicinity, I am going to smile at them for no reason other than them just being there. No matter what is happening in my own world, I want to emanate “love.”

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Mary, Our Heavenly Mother

By Charlotte Phillips On Sept. 8, the church celebrated the birthday of Mary. Growing up Catholic, our household said many of Hail Mary’s. And, growing up in a Dominican church and school parish, the rosary was often said at school, too. As I have gotten older and become a mother myself, my devotion to Mary […]

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Keeping up with our Faith . . . and with Household Chores

By Ana Borden Accomplishing daily house chores and taking pride in the process is an ongoing lesson I like to pass on to our children. It often becomes hectic juggling during this season of life – putting meals on the table, helping with homework and activities while maintaining full-time work schedules.

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Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your Kingdom

BY Greg Zambrano Attending Mass one day with my kids, I heard Responsorial Psalm 145 read. I thought it inspiring and filled with unlimited imagery to ponder about giving glory to God and praising his name. Images obtained through prayer help me relax, sit back and enjoy the course. It’s like navigating down a small […]

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Daily Mass

By Kristen Bourgeois It was years ago when I discovered daily Mass. While I grew up receiving the sacraments, my family was not practicing our faith. It wasn’t until after dating my husband that I learned about daily Mass when he said to me, he was attending a weekday Mass. I was shocked. I didn’t […]

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