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Pastoral Pearls: Don't Miss the Tulips

Posted by MaryPat Potts on

We get so caught up weeding the yard that we completely miss the tulips that nature gives us for a few precious weeks. We postpone joy. ~ Amit Sood, The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living It’s that time of year again! Filled with anticipation and celebration, yet...

Pastoral Pearls: Processing Emotions

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When I write my story down, it can take some of the pain away. ~Alice Hoffman This is a quote from an audiobook I had been listening to, and I really resonated with it. Growing up, my way of processing my life – what was confusing, what was painful, what was challenging – was to...

From Father Joe: The Colors of Mass

Posted by Father Joe Connelly on

Dear Friends, As we are entering the last days of what we call “Ordinary time” we will be entering into the Advent season. With the change of the Church’s seasons, we also have a change in liturgical colors. You will notice the change into Advent when the Deacon and I will...

Pastoral Pearls: Everyday Saints

Posted by MaryPat Potts on

There are saints of everyday, the 'hidden' saints, a sort of 'middle class of holiness' ... to which we can all belong. ~ Pope Francis All Saints Day is Tuesday. Whenever I look closely at the lives of the saints, I realize that “saint” did not really mean “perfect” or...

Pastoral Pearls: Remembering Our Loved Ones

Posted by MaryPat Potts on

Grieving and mourning are healing journeys. Unlike what most folks may feel is appropriate, grieving takes as long as it takes, and it never leaves us completely, because we don’t want to forget our loved ones. Our faith encourages us to face our grief, work with our grief and then learn...

Pastoral Pearls: Make a Difference Day

Posted by MaryPat Potts on

October 22 is National Make a Difference Day. As I was reading about this day and its observance, I ran across the mission – to improve the lives of others.  Well, as any good Christian, those words touch my very core. Isn’t that what it’s all about? But if I stop at the...

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