Archive for July 2011

Do You Know Your Faith?

The disciples approached Jesus and said, “Why do you speak to the crowd in parables?” He said to them in reply, “Because knowledge of the mysteries of the Kingdom of heaven has been granted to you, but to them it has not been granted. To anyone who has, more will be given and he will... Read more »

The New Translation: What Do You Think?

This is the link to a side by side comparison of what we say now and what we’ll be saying soon.  So what do you think?

We Are His Brothers and Sisters

While Jesus was speaking to the crowds, his mother and his brothers appeared outside, wishing to speak with him. Someone told him, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, asking to speak with you.” But he said in reply to the one who told him, “Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?” And... Read more »

Who Sets the Tone?

My husband and I are always amazed at the different atmospheres of churches we have visited.  We have attended Mass where we felt the real presence of Our Lord through His people, the music and it’s presiding priest. We have been in churches where we felt an enormous sadness when we walked in the door.... Read more »

The Spirit Interceding and Endorphins

Lord, you are good and forgiving.  Psalm 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-6 Brothers and sisters: The Spirit comes to the aid of our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes with inexpressible groanings. And the one who searches hearts knows what is the intention of the Spirit,... Read more »

My Servants

Behold, my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved in whom I delight; I shall place my Spirit upon  him, and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles. He will not content or cry out, nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets. A bruised reed he will not break, a smoldering wick he... Read more »

Come to the Water

O let all who thirst, let them come to the water. And let all who have nothing, let them come to the Lord: Without money, without price. Why should you pay the price, except for the Lord? And let all who seek, let them come to the water. And let all who have nothing, let... Read more »

All That We Have

All that we have and all that we offer Comes from a heart both frightened and free. Take what we bring now and give what we need, All done in his name. Some would rely on their power, Others put trust in their gold. Some have only their Savior, Whose faithfulness never grows old. All... Read more »

Speaking Simply

At that time Jesus exclaimed: “I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike. Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father.... Read more »

My Three Blessings

Lately I’ve been feeling nostalgic.  I see babies in church and in stores and it brings back a flood of memories of my three children. I was a stay at home mom.  My husband and I were in our early 30’s when we got married and we had hoped to have children right away.  I... Read more »