Being a Faithful Citizen and Disciple

There has been much talk in the news media recently about who belongs in the US and who doesn’t, who is legal and who is not, and who has rights and who does not. You can be a faithful Christian and believe that people need to follow rules about immigration and citizenship. However, we are […]

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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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Our Ministry of Reconciliation

For Sunday, March 6, 2016, 4th Sunday of Lent Pope Francis’ latest book, The Name of God Is Mercy, provides some wonderful reflections on mercy and forgiveness as we celebrate this Jubilee Year of Mercy. Pope Francis tells us that “Mercy is the first attribute of God. The name of God is mercy. There are […]

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God’s Gift of Leisure from LA

When the summer months come they bring with them increased opportunities for relaxation and recreation.  However, our fast-moving world would often seek to deny us those gifts of time and space. We can find ourselves in a place where the desire for leisure is seen as a sign of laziness or lack of commitment. But […]

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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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February 29 – Third Monday of Lent

Today’s Gospel “He passed through the midst of them and went away, (Luke 4:30).” Daily Lent Reflection Jesus was a man with boundaries. He totally gave of himself, to the sick and the needy, and in his death on a cross. But he knew when to conserve his energy and to attend to his own safety […]

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February 28 – Third Sunday of Lent

Today’s Scripture “Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground., (Exo 3:5).” Daily Lent Reflection How awesome – to stand before the living God! And yet we do it at every minute of every day. There is no greater worship than to present ourselves to God, in the unadorned […]

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February 27 – Second Saturday of Lent

Today’s Scripture “Bless the LORD, my soul; and do not forget all his gifts, (Psa 103:2).” Daily Lent Reflection Sometimes we feel very blessed–things might be going well and it is easy to “give thanks to the Lord.” At other times it is only too easy to “forget all his blessings.”  Life can be tough and we can […]

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February 26 – Second Friday of Lent

Today’s Scripture “When his brothers saw that their father loved him best of all his brothers, they hated him so much that they could not say a kind word to him, (Gen 37:4).” Daily Lent Reflection Today’s first reading is part of the story of Joseph, the dreamer (the one with the multicolored dreamcoat). It is […]

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An Everyday Steward is Accountable

For each Sunday of Lent and Passion Sunday, the Everyday Stewardship reflection will look at each of the six characteristics of an Everyday Steward, as contained in the book of the same name. This week we explore how an Everyday Steward is “accountable.” Click here to read the full post Past posts: If you missed the […]

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February 25 – Second Thursday of Lent

Today’s Gospel Acclamation “Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory…Father I have sinned against heaven and against you.” Daily Lent Reflection Sin is not something we readily talk about – and it sometimes seems as if it is not fashionable to talk about it. Perhaps we think of sin as the things that we […]

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