Giving Hands

Give as the Giver Gives

Within the gift of life, we receive different kinds of spiritual gifts. For example, some receive the gift of faith. Others may grow to simply offer words of compassion or encouragement to those in need. Others still may have the desire to help people by performing good deeds or works of service. What gifts have […]

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Stop Destroying Churches

Everyday Stewardship: The Cost of Being a Christian

The Apostle Paul witnessed to the fact that through his suffering of these things for the sake of Christ, his weakness became strength. It is so hard to hear Paul’s words while reading a report of mass killings or seeing a video of someone approaching martyrdom, especially if the mainstream media sees it as just another […]

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Being Good Stewards of Our Common Home

From this month’s International Catholic Stewardship Council’s e-Bulletin: Seldom has a papal encyclical been anticipated with so much noise and discussion and even premature criticism and fear as our Holy Father, Pope Francis’ Laudato si (“Praise Be to You”); with a beautiful subtitle “On Care for Our Common Home.” Each of us, as Christian stewards, will find […]

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Dinner Party

Want to Practice Good Stewardship? Seek Opportunities to Show Hospitality

Hospitality is an important issue of stewardship. In fact, opening up the home to invite others in can actually be one of the most practical ways to practice good stewardship. Is showing hospitality just something that logically makes sense, or is it something that God specifically commands us to do? Click here to read the […]

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Going Home

After 10 days, today I am headed home. I travel quite a bit, but normally the trips are shorter. This one took me from Seattle to Orlando. As planes flew over the continental United States, there were a whole lotta people on the ground. It really is amazing to think about: all those people, each with […]

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Icon of the Holy Family.

Bearing Witness to an Unpopular Message

For Sunday, July 5, 2015, 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time I remember a time when the world was changing very rapidly indeed. It was the late 80s and much of the change was centralized in Europe with the Solidarity movement in Poland, Perestroika and Glasnost in Russia, and the fall of the Berlin Wall. The change was […]

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Charleston Cover

Heartache and Hope in the Aftermath of Charleston

In the wake of the tragic shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston on June 17th, LPi created a complimentary bulletin cover and prayer card to encourage prayers and reflection. The Catholic Community of St. Jude in DeWitt, MA received our email sharing the bulletin and prayer card artwork files and wanted to express […]

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Bringing Faith to Life

Teaching faith is a hefty task to pull off. God is bigger than we can conceive so naturally teens (and adults) wonder how God and our faith tradition and practices all fit together. How do you illustrate faith to anyone, much less a teenager on the edge of adulthood? Click here to read the full […]

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Do not be afraid

Everyday Stewardship / 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

As Everyday Stewards, we are always looking for the small actions that make big differences. God takes what we offer in a simple action and performs miracles. The words of Jesus to Jarius should be in our minds everyday as we go forth into a chaotic world where things are unsure: “Do not be afraid, […]

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Original and Redesigned Bulletin

Evangelize Your Parish In All Your Communications

St. John Vianney Catholic Parish is a welcoming Catholic faith community with a dedication to lifelong faith formation of its parishioners. It has numerous ministries, an active school and parish community, as well asan engaging website. The goal of this makeover was to help the parish fully utilize the power of its weekly print bulletin […]

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Biblical Tamar Park in the Arava desert, Israel.

Water in the Desert

For Sunday, June 28, 2015, 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time The Arava Desert is the northeastern portion of the Negev Desert in Israel. It is arid, rocky, and hot. This is where I am for three months of volunteer work at Biblical Tamar Park. There is a tel here (archeological site), going back to the […]

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Prayer

One More Day

God has not promised us any set number of days to spend with our loved ones. In fact, we never know when the day we are experiencing will be our last day. Nine people in South Carolina didn’t see the end of their days coming. Click here to read the full post

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