Racial Justice Statement (click here for printable document) My friends, we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life. ~ Pope Francis As a body...

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      Signs of Hope-August 24, 2020

      08.23.20 | by Paul Deziel

      On Hope We must not let hope abandon us... Optimism disappoints, but hope does not. —POPE FRANCIS Hope opens new horizons, making us capable of dreaming what is not even imaginable. —POPE FRANCIS To speak of hope to those who are...

        Signs of Hope-August 12, 2020

        08.11.20 | by Paul Deziel

        Youth Leadership in the Church Many of us know that there is a downward national trend for youth and young adults participating in the church. St. Mary’s Press found the average age when teens stop identifying with being Catholic is 13...

          Signs of Hope-July 20, 2020

          07.20.20 | by Paul Deziel

          Releasing Indifference Sometimes I feel like it is impossible to change the world. I feel overwhelmed with the pandemic and trying to end poverty, racial injustice, and global warming. Many of us hold different views and it’s challenging...

            Signs of Hope-July 13, 2020

            07.13.20 | by Paul Deziel

            Love Wins This weekend I read Love Wins by Rob Bell.  I found the message hopeful by witnessing the universal love of God and challenging us to live that love of God being church.  Here are a few quotes to ponder: “Jesus...

              Signs of Hope-July 6, 2020

              07.06.20 | by Paul Deziel

              Voluntary Displacement Over the holiday weekend I read Spiritual Direction- Wisdom for the Long Walk of Faith by Henri Nouwen. I found his approach to spiritual discernment helpful as it focuses on a three-part methodology:  listening to...

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