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From the Pastor

Is Jesus God?

Posted by Barb Weaver on 4/02/20

            I know I've mentioned this in homilies during the week, but there are people who assert that Jesus is not divine, is not God because never once does He make an explicit claim in any of the Gospels. However, there are multiple instances throughout Jesus' public ministry in ... Read More »

The truth will set you free.

Posted by Barb Weaver on 4/01/20

April 1st Reflection from Father Matt

One of the most vivid and well-known passages in the Old Testament is that of the three men—Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego—thrown into the fiery furnace for refusing to bow down and worship the idol, the false god of the Babylonian king, Nebuchadnezzar. What ... Read More »

Not just a teacher...a Redeemer!

Posted by Barb Weaver on 3/31/20

We have entered into the time of Lent called “Passiontide.” Even though we have not entered into Holy Week, the focus of the liturgy and of the readings focuses on the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. This is clear from our readings at Mass today. We hear from ... Read More »

Jesus says "trust yourself completely to Me"

Posted by Barb Weaver on 3/26/20

“Remember us, O Lord, as you favor your people.”

 

These are the words of the Responsorial Psalm today. As we ask God our Father to remember us, may we remember the love He has pour out to us through His Son, Jesus Christ and through the Holy Spirit. ... Read More »

Mary said YES

Posted by Barb Weaver on 3/25/20

I probably watch too much television, and so I’ve seen a commercial from Discover in which there are clips from multiple shows and movies of people saying “yes.” While “no” may be one of the words children like saying the most, “yes” can be an incredibly powerful, and today’s ... Read More »

Do you want to be well?

Posted by Barb Weaver on 3/24/20

“Do you want to be well?”

 

These are the words Jesus asks the sick man of 38 years laying by the pool called Bethesda in our Gospel reading today (John 5:1-16). “Do you want to be well?” It almost seems like a mocking question. Of course! Who wouldn't ... Read More »

Be not afraid!

Posted by Barb Weaver on 3/24/20

Dear Friends,

            Be not afraid! These words are found often throughout the Gospels as Jesus spoke to people; these are words Pope St. John Paul II spoke often in his addresses. Jesus speaks these words to us today: Be not afraid! With Governor DeWine declaring a stay at ... Read More »

March 22 homily summary

Posted by Barb Weaver on 3/24/20

“It is so that the works of God might be made visible through him.”

 

When encountering the man born blind, Jesus's disciple ask Him the cause of the man's blindness. Jesus's response seems like a non-answer: “Neither he nor his parents sinned; it is so that the works ... Read More »

Bringing Others to Christ

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 3/06/20

Dear Friends,

            As we continue through Lent, our catechumens and candidates going through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults enter into greater and deeper preparation for the Easter Vigil and full communion in the Catholic Church. Please remember them in your prayers throughout Lent. Additionally, you will ... Read More »

Lent as a Journey

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 2/29/20

Dear Friends,

            As we have just begun this Lenten season—a time of repentance and of turning back to the Lord—I share with you these words from Pope Benedict XVI:

 

            On this day, marked by the austere symbol of ashes, we enter the season of Lent, beginning ... Read More »

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