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The Power of One … God Loves You!

The Power of One … God Loves You!   One of the very first spiritual lessons we learn in life as children is that “God is love.” “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” –1 John 4:8  These 12 words are very powerful and need to be taken to heart.  If you know God, t...
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Monday, February 10, 2014

An extraordinary message for our ordinary time

An extraordinary message for our ordinary time   We often read in Scripture that the Lord called out to people in the dark of night while still in a deep sleep, or provided heavenly care for their desperate pleas in prayer.  The Old Testament prophets Isaiah and Samuel are two great examples.  The Lord cried out to them in the ni...
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Monday, January 27, 2014

Wisdom, be attentive!

Wisdom, be attentive! As you begin the New Year, I encourage you to be mindful of three important responsibilities:     Be faithful to God and His Holy Church.   Be watchful of the evil that lurks in the world we live in.   Be thankful for the protection provided by our Triune...
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Monday, January 13, 2014

His name is Jesus

His name is Jesus   Well, here we are again – another year is ending, and a new one is beginning.  I hope the past 365 days were good ones for you and your family.  During this time of year we typically reflect on past events and make promises for the days ahead.  Both thoughts can be produ...
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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Schedule some time for Jesus!

Schedule some time for Jesus!   Blessings and happy New Liturgical Year in the Church!  Could you imagine Hallmark cards honoring this great celebration of sacred power throughout the year with cards and mementoes?  Oh the possibilities!  Every week there are Feasts or Solemnities that honor real heroism and...
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Monday, December 09, 2013

Fostering Faith … a crusade for Christ!

Fostering Faith … a crusade for Christ! Why do you attend Holy Mass each weekend?  Would your answer to this question entice others to join you?  We all know someone who has left the Catholic Church for one reason or another.  A personal invitation to discuss your love of God is the best way to ask someone to return to the...
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Monday, November 18, 2013

Filling the holiness gap

Filling the holiness gap   Are you the kind of person you really want to be?  We should be excited and confident people; after all, we are created in the image and likeness of God. Do you have a heart of God?  In a supportive venture between us and God, we are born to be holy; but we sometimes fall short....
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Monday, November 04, 2013

The Year of Faith…what have we learned?

The Year of Faith…what have we learned? The first reference to the word ‘Christians’ can be found in the Acts of the Apostles.  It originated in the town of Antioch, where ‘a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord.’  St. Ignatius of Antioch was the first Bishop of Antioch.  On his jo...
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Monday, October 21, 2013

What are you looking for?

What are you looking for? What are you looking for? This may seem like a silly question, but when you make it more specific, there are many possible answers.  If you read “What are you looking for?” posted above a church door, how would you answer the question? We are all on a journey – seeking satisf...
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Monday, October 07, 2013

Built on solid rock

Built on solid rock   Would you fight to the death for the law of God and never back down from the words of the godless?  These are not just the challenges that early Christians faced, they are very much a part of our lives today.  The stories of victory are examples in the lives of holy saints.  B...
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013