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March 10 – Fourth Thursday of Lent

Today’s Gospel “’I came in the name of my Father, but you do not accept me; yet if another comes in his own name, you will accept him,’ (John 5:43).” Daily Lent Reflection In today’s gospel, Jesus rebukes the Jewish leaders who refuse to accept or believe in Him despite the evidence He gives them that […]

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March 9 – Fourth Wednesday of Lent

Today’s Gospel “’I cannot do anything on my own; I judge as I hear, and my judgment is just, because I do not seek my own will but the will of the one who sent me,’ (John 5:30).” Daily Lent Reflection Jesus put his trust in the Father and was obedient to his will. How often […]

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5 Characteristics of a Contagious Staff Culture

Many churches struggle with building a staff culture that is healthy, vibrant, and contagious. Oftentimes it seems like people are playing on different teams, facing off against one another rather than unifying around a common mission that glorifies God and strengthens the church. I ran across an article last week where Father Michael White addresses […]

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March 8 – Fourth Tuesday of Lent

Today’s Gospel “’When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been ill for a long time, he said to him, ‘Do you want to be well?,’ (John 5:6).” Daily Lent Reflection On the face of it, this seems a bizarre question. The man was by the pool at Bethesda waiting and hoping for […]

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March 7 – Fourth Monday of Lent

Today’s Gospel “’Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will not believe,’ (John 4:48).” Daily Lent Reflection Imagine what it would have been like to witness one of Jesus’ miracles. What difference would it have made to your faith in God? Do you think you would have been amazed or do you think you would […]

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March 6 – Fourth Sunday of Lent

Today’s Gospel “’But now we must celebrate and rejoice, because your brother was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found,’ (Luke 15:32).” Daily Lent Reflection Today we have the story of the prodigal son/loving father. It is a familiar narrative. The elder son is jealous of his younger brother and […]

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March 5 – Third Saturday of Lent

Today’s Gospel “’For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted,’ (Luke 18:14).” Daily Lent Reflection We live in a society in which humility is considered to be a weakness. We are encouraged to be proud of our abilities and push ourselves forward for recognition, even at […]

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March 4 – Third Friday of Lent

Today’s Gospel “’Which is the first of all the commandments?,’ (Mark 12:28).” Daily Lent Reflection Imagine sitting listening to Jesus as he answers the questions put to him by those who wanted to catch him out and yet were astounded by his answers. We are often asked awkward questions about our faith but we should take […]

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March 3 – Third Thursday of Lent

Today’s Gospel “’Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters,’ (Luke 11:23).” Daily Lent Reflection We are called to follow Jesus actively, and invite others to follow with us, in order to build up the kingdom of God. Neutrality is not an option. What does this mean for me? […]

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March 2 – Second Wednesday of Lent

Today’s Gospel “’Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.,’ (Matt 5:17).” Daily Lent Reflection Lent is a time of deepening our faith and our understanding of God. Jesus refers to the books of the Old Testament as the Law and […]

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Three Ways Online Giving Helps Your Parishioners

Using an online giving tool like WeShare has obvious benefits for your parish—more consistent giving, less time spent counting donations, and less paperwork for your staff. But how does it help your parishioners? Here are three ways giving online is good for your parishioners: Online giving can help build a closer relationship with God. . […]

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March 1 – Third Tuesday of Lent

Today’s Gospel “’Your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father,’ (Matt 5:16).” Daily Lent Reflection Jesus instructed His disciples to go to all nations and peoples and to bring His light to them. Our mission is to continue to spread the gift of faith, whatever our […]

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