Celebrating the True Meaning of Christmas

From the wooden figures of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph lovingly crafted and farm animals displayed around the manger to the Wise Men who make their appearance in January, it all connects. Their Christmas story should be our Christmas story — a story of saying yes to God.

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Daily Advent Challenge Dec. 05

Wednesday of the First Week of Advent

What small gift can you provide for someone today that Jesus can multiply into something quite extraordinary?

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Seek God in the Silence

Advent: A Season of Discernment

Hearing the voice of the Lord in the distance demands action, but this isn’t only an invitation to turn away from personal choices and sins that may limit or even prevent God’s coming among us. And this turning — conversion — isn’t only about what we give up, it is really about accepting the gift that we are being offered.

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Daily Advent Challenge Dec. 04

Tuesday of the First Week of Advent

Spend at least 15 minutes today in silence and invite God to speak to you. You should say nothing. Just listen.

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Daily Advent Challenge Dec. 03

Memorial of St. Francis Xavier

Who do you know who needs to feel the love of God through your actions? Make a plan to show him or her the power of God’s love by the end of this week, even in a small way.

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Daily Advent Challenge Dec. 02

First Sunday of Advent

Reflect on how you need Jesus in all aspects of your life. How will you prepare yourself this Advent for Him to meet your needs more fully?

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The Wait is Over

Unlike events in our lives that only happen once, we have been through Advent many times before, but what if you knew this was your last Advent ever? Let’s approach this Advent like it is our last.

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5 Steps to Engage Inactive Parishioners

With a comprehensive management and engagement platform, engaging inactive parishioners is possible, measurable, and simplified.

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Prepare Your Heart for Christ

What Matters Most

What is most pressing on your mind today? What is distracting you from prayer? Is what you are concerned about so important that you should let it distract you from the word of God?

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Giving Thanks All Year Long

Thanksgiving may come just one day in 365, but the habit of gratitude can last all year! How does your vibrant parish foster thankfulness?

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Joy in God of God from God

The King’s Knight

What kind of a person must Francis have seen in Jesus … the one we see standing before Pilate at the beginning of his trial in today’s Gospel scene? A king ready for battle; a king worth defending with every ounce of energy until there’s nothing left. How do you see him?

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King of Kings

There are many kings of many things, but only one King of the Universe. If you were the king of a kingdom, all would be your subjects. In the universe, all creation bows down to this king. No other king stands above him.

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