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5 Tips for Spiritual Spring Cleaning

Spring is a time to start fresh after months of cold weather and short days. And with spring comes the annual ritual of spring-cleaning our homes from top to bottom in order to start anew. But while we spend so many tireless hours making sure our physical homes are in order, what are we doing […]

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Use Color to Organize Content & Engage More Readers

 Meet St. Bernard Parish in Wauwatosa, WI. Over the last year we worked with its business manager to rebrand the parish, creating a new logo,website, and Facebook banner. So now it is time to redesign the bulletin. So now it is time to redesign the bulletin. Chris Meyer became the business manager at St. Bernard’s just […]

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What to Do When You Just Can’t Make Up Your Mind

Our lives are filled with choices often that can completely change the direction of our lives and our future. And too often we simply let the possibilities stack up until we can not possibly see a way out. Sound familiar? Here are three things to know when faced with an “impossible” choice: Click here to read […]

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Time With God Shouldn’t Be a Chore

When I first came to faith in Jesus Christ, I struggled to focus during my prayer, worship, or devotional time. I knew I was supposed to spend time with God, but it became more of a “punch the clock” situation rather than a vibrant, connected relationship with my Creator. As I read more of the […]

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Easter Sunday is Concluded…Now What?

It is now the quiet time… The Triduum services are completed. The Easter Vigil (the “mother” of all vigils) has been concluded for another year — to varying degrees of liturgical success in each individual parish, I am sure. The crowds that seem to magically appear and arrive for Easter Sunday Mass have come and gone. […]

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March 27 – Easter Sunday

Today’s Acclamation “Christ, my hope, has risen: he goes before you into Galilee,” (Easter Sunday Sequence), Daily Lent Reflection This medieval liturgical hymn (‘Praises to the Paschal Victim’ or ‘Easter Sequence’) may be sung before the Gospels throughout the entire Easter Octave. It is a meditation on the Alleluia verse and it contains a powerful proclamation […]

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March 26 – Holy Saturday

Today’s Scripture “Then the LORD said to Moses: …Tell the Israelites to set out.” (Exodus 14:15 ). Daily Lent Reflection It is night. Persecutors are pressing behind the Israelites and the sea is swelling in front of them…and yet God is saying march on. When we find ourselves in such dead ends, it is hard to […]

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March 25 – Good Friday

Today’s Gospel “’I thirst,’” (John 19:28 ). Daily Lent Reflection As with the Samaritan woman, the Son of God is once again asking for a drink, but now from the cross. And he is offered the drink of the poor people! In those days you would not quench your thirst with water infested with bacteria or […]

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I’ll Miss Joe Garagiola

Many tributes have gone out today for Joe Garagiola, baseball’s famed catcher and announcer, and recipient of the Baseball Hall of Fame Buck O’Neil Award for his achievements off the field. What isn’t being mentioned much is that Joe was a practicing Catholic and his contributions to those he came into contact with. He likely […]

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March 24 – Holy Thursday

Today’s Scripture “Do this in remembrance of me,” (1Cor 11:24 ). Daily Lent Reflection The surprising sequence of taking, blessing, breaking and sharing of Jesus’ life was underlined by a momentous act of service: the washing of disciples’ feet! Interestingly, the only memorial worthy of Jesus is us mirroring this – taking, blessing, breaking and sharing […]

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March 23 – Wednesday of Holy Week

Today’s Scripture “For the Lord listens to the needy and does not spurn his servants in their chains,” (Psa 69:33 ). Daily Lent Reflection We are all limited and needy and yet we all pretend that we are not. This learned attitude often leaks into our prayer as well. And so it is often only in times of […]

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March 22 – Tuesday of Holy Week

Today’s Scripture “I will make you a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth,” (Isa 49:6 ). Daily Lent Reflection God is fond of light. Creation includes separation of light from darkness, and our own lives are marked by the same strife. However, we often do not feel very ‘enlightening’ […]

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