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Pastoral Pearls: Mother's Day

Posted by MaryPat Potts on

Mother’s Day has come and gone, but for some, it may not have been a joyous occasion. I often forget about the silent suffering women who never got their dream, or had to endure the loss of a child – either through miscarriage(s), still births, or infertility. If you are like me, as...

Pastoral Pearls: Mindful Words

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Recently I had cause to question just how I communicate. The words I choose can either build people up or tear them down, affirm or degrade, make people feel good or feel shame. Anne Erickson did a wonderful presentation to the Health and Wellness Ministry about how commonly used words can be...

Pastoral Pearls: Heart Exercise

Posted by MaryPat Potts on

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. ~  John Holmes This always sounds so nice in my head – Reach down and lift people up. But then I have to ask myself, how am I, really, reaching out to anyone around me and lifting them up? That...

Pastoral Pearls: Resurrection and Hope

Posted by MaryPat Potts on

Always HOPE. Life can get mucky… but, April showers bring May flowers. Hope. My circumstances can cause me to freeze in fear or confusion, just as the disciples did upon rolling the stone away from the tomb. Jesus suffered, terribly. He died! Horribly! Hope?  Wait – the rest of...

A Note from Father Joe: Easter Triduum

Posted by Father Joe Connelly on

Dear friends in Christ, The Easter Triduum is the highest celebration in the Catholic liturgy. The Triduum consists of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and The Easter Vigil. As we prepare ourselves for the celebration of the Triduum, I would like to point out one action of each of the three days to...

Pastoral Pearls: Compassion

Posted by MaryPat Potts on

Compassion is the feeling of shared suffering. When you feel someone else’s suffering, there is the birth of understanding. ~Deepak Chopra Palm Sunday brings me face to face with the harsh reality of just what Jesus suffered for me – for us. It is brutal. But it reminds me...

Pastoral Pearls: Stones

Posted by MaryPat Potts on

If anyone of you is without sin let him be the first to throw a stone. Oh brother, this seems like a trick question! Of course I’m not perfect, but my sin certainly is not as bad as that person’s sin, right? I’m smart enough to know that I am not perfect, but I’m not a...

Scholarship Opportunities 2022

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The Guardian Angels Women's & Men's Clubs each offer two $1,000 scholarships, application deadlines vary and are listed on the application. Applicants include registered men and women in the parish who plan to attend classes at a university, college or technical school this fall...

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