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Pastoral Pearls: Stronger than I think

Posted by MaryPat Potts on

Perhaps I am stronger than I think. ~ Thomas Merton It is inevitable that times will get tough – sometime. It is inevitable that I will not always agree with the reality facing me. It is inevitable that I will want to be in the driver’s seat, taking control, making all the decisions...

Amplifying Black Voices: Mary Lou Williams

Posted by Suzanne Bernet on

Some of you might remember jazz musician Deanna Witkowski from her visit to GA a few years back. We were graced by her talent at our liturgies that weekend and so when I saw an article recently about a new project of hers, I stopped what I was doing to give it a read. The article was about...

Pastoral Pearls: Assumptions

Posted by MaryPat Potts on

“The problem when you are a strong, capable self-confident person, is that more often than not, people think that you don’t really need things like comfort, reassurance, loyalty and guidance. People are most likely to look at you and say, “ She doesn’t need this&rdquo...

Amplifying Black Voices: St. Josephine Bakhita

Posted by Suzanne Bernet on

In 1880, when she was nine years old, Josephine Bakhita was kidnapped from her home in Darfur, Sudan. For the next dozen years she was bought and sold many different times, suffering abuse and torture. The trauma was so deep that she could not remember her name and so she was renamed Bakhita. An...

Pastoral Pearls: Unique Packages

Posted by MaryPat Potts on

I wish for a world that views disability, mental or physical, not as a hindrance but as unique attributes that can be seen as powerful assets if given the right opportunities. ~ Oliver Sacks What an amazing God we have, who creates so many unique packages for the human person! With so many...

Amplifying Black Voices: Ida B. Wells

Posted by Suzanne Bernet on

  Born into slavery in Mississippi in 1862, Ida B. Wells was a teacher, journalist and activist. A skilled writer, she used her pen to shed light on the violence suffered by Black Americans in the South. After the lynching of one of her friends, she began investigating cases of white mob...

Pastoral Pearls: Remember the loved one ...

Posted by MaryPat Potts on

“If you know someone who has lost a child, and you're afraid to mention them because you think you might make them sad by reminding them that they died--you're not reminding them. They didn't forget they died.  What you're reminding them of is that you remembered that they...

Amplifying Black Voices: Fr. Augustus Tolton

Posted by Suzanne Bernet on

God can make a way out of no way – it’s a phrase I heard often a couple of years back on the racial justice pilgrimage to Selma and Montgomery with our friends  from  St. Peter Claver. Those words also remind me of the life and witness of Fr. Augustus Tolton, the first...

School Tools 2021

Posted by Suzanne Bernet on

School Tools Starts Now—Accepting Donations thru Monday, August 9 It’s time to band together to help our neighbors get ready for school. If you have school-agers in your life, you already know how expensive it can be to set them up with everything they need to learn. A complete list...

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