Pastor’s Corner – Jan 7

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus, “In Catholicism you will find answers to life’s most troubling questions: Why am I here? Who made me? What must I believe? How must I act? All these can be answered to your satisfaction, if only you will open yourself to God’s grace, turn to the Church He… Read More »

Pastor’s Corner – Dec 31

  My Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus, As we begin a New Year let us reflect upon what is truly important in our lives. New Years is normally a time of year where we welcome in and celebrate a new beginning in our life. It is a time when we leave behind an old… Read More »

Informed Catholics – January 2018

Featured Book To Light a Fire on Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel in a Secular Age by Bishop Robert Barron, with John L. Allen, Jr., 2017. This book-length conversation between Bishop Robert Barron, founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, and John Allen, Jr., award-winning Vatican journalist, touches on a wide range of subjects including God,… Read More »

Pastor’s Corner – Dec 24

  Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus, Merry Christmas to each of you! As we celebrate the birth of Christ we are reminded of how much God loves each and everyone one of us. It is a time for us to remember the promise that God has made us in the Old Testament through… Read More »

Pastor’s Corner – Dec 17

  On December 3rd we began the Season of Advent. Advent has a two-fold character, for it is a time of preparation for the Solemnities of Christmas, in which the First Coming of the Son of God to humanity is remembered, and likewise a time when, by remembrance of this, minds and hearts are led… Read More »

Informed Catholics – December 2017

  Adolescence and Faith Our faith for families focus stage is adolescence. We think of teenagers as easily being influenced by peers. However, several recent studies indicate that faith is mostly influenced by parents. These are ways that parents can influence faith: 1) Teens who continue to practice their Catholic faith into adulthood report that… Read More »

Informed Catholics – November 2017

  Featured Book Faith that Transforms Us: Reflections on the Creed, by Donald Cardinal Wuerl, 2013. This book makes a significant contribution in raising awareness of the beauty of our Catholic faith. As Curtis Martin, President and founder of FOCUS— the Fellowship of Catholic University Students—writes in the book’s foreword, “We must believe what we… Read More »

Informed Catholics – October 2017

  Our focus is for parents of elementary-aged children: stage 2 according to both James Fowler’s stages of faith and Lawrence Kohlberg’s stages of moral development. Children begin understanding other’s perspectives to some extent. They may imitate friends and try ideas that other people have. They also waver between truth and fantasy. It is difficult… Read More »

Informed Catholics – September 2017

Featured Book The Gospel According to St. Paul: Meditations on His Life and Letters by Carlo Cardinal Martini, SJ, 2008. A biblical scholar of international fame, Cardinal Martini successfully captures St. Paul’s passion for spreading the gospel in words that speak to our church today. The cardinal identifies key moments in this “apostle to the… Read More »

Informed Catholics – August 2017

Faith Sharing Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, especially the first verse:   “There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens.” When in a hurry for something, these verses remind me that all things occur at their appointed times. – Jackie Sturgis What is your favorite Bible verse and why is it your favorite?… Read More »