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Inspiration from Spiritual Writers

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Thought for the Week Two of my favorite spiritual writers died this week.  Jean Vanier has been a model of hospitality for so many – one of those rare individuals who managed to make real his commitment to the dignity of every person. Vanier was the founder of L’Arche, a...

How will you grow?

Posted by Suzanne Bernet on

Thought for the Week For the past few years, I have kept a small note at my desk that I received from an old friend. It says this: They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds. The note refers to a sign we saw in Mexico one winter. It was hanging on the wall of a tiny...

Brittany's Place Collection 2019

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April is our designated month to gather needed items for the girls and young women at Brittany’s Place. The work they do with those escaping the violence of human trafficking is amazing – and this is one way you can be a part of it. Please check the Parish Giving...

Lent - Living in the Light

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Have you decided what you will do to mark the Lenten season yet? In recent years I have bounced back and forth between giving something up or taking something on – sometimes I try to do one of each. On Ash Wednesday I settled on something we have talked about at staff meetings now and...

March Food Share Month Continues

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Our parish has a long tradition of marking March Food Share Month with an increased drive to stock our area food shelves. We are off to a good start but still need your help. Please take a bit of extra time to shop for non-perishable food items and personal care products...

The Power of Community

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You may have seen notes in our parish bulletin about GA Responds, our parish team that is working on a multi-faceted approach to the scandal of abuse and cover-up in the Catholic Church. As the staff liaison to the team, I am continually both in awe of and blessed by...

Looking for a Bit of Light

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When someone holds a view that’s very different than your own, the temptation is to say whatever you can to convince them of their error – if only they had the facts, you reason, they would change their minds! Truth is, many studies of human behavior have...

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