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Ministry Schedule – January-March 2017

January 6th & 7th 2018 Ministry Name SAT 5:00 PM SUN 8:30 AM SUN 11:00 AM ALTAR SERVER VO,SARAH KRICK,EMMA PICARELLA,JOSHUA ALTAR SERVER ROWE,MORGAN ROMANOS,JOHN DYESS,MICHAEL ALTAR SERVER O'HARA,RYAN DOMINGO,JOHN ALTAR SERVER KEEGAN,JOSEPH MANNING,ANNA LEE CAPT. &...

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4 SIGNS OF A DYNAMIC CATHOLIC, PART III

4 SIGNS OF A DYNAMIC CATHOLIC, PART III According to the book, sign #3 is GENEROSITY. As a side observation, I note that the sequence of these four “signs” increases in stress-level for most folks: it’s far easier to be a person of prayer, but harder, after, to be a...

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4 SIGNS OF A DYNAMIC CATHOLIC, PART II

4 SIGNS OF A DYNAMIC CATHOLIC, PART II According to Matthew Kelly’s book, sign #2 of a dynamic Catholic is STUDY. This may be the most problematic of all the four signs he discusses. At the end of the final Narnian chronicle, The Last Battle, Aslan assures the...

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HOME THOUGHTS FROM ‘HOME’ 6

HOME THOUGHTS FROM ‘HOME’ 6 THE END OF THE ROAD             Sabbatical time is winding down; I’ll be “back in the saddle” Wednesday morning after Labor Day.  The break has been beneficial both in terms of additional flexibility in prayer time, in writing, and in...

HOME THOUGHT FROM ‘HOME’ 4

HOME THOUGHT FROM ‘HOME’ 4 IS THERE ROOM…? I remember sitting in an outdoor series of benches in Jerusalem, in front of what is called the “Garden Tomb” or “Gordon’s Tomb.”  It is just outside the Damascus Gate, and it was a 19th century attempt to shift attention...

HOME THOUGHTS FROM ‘HOME’ 3

HOME THOUGHTS FROM ‘HOME’ 3             I have arrived at the rectory of Most Holy Redeemer in Evergreen Park.  The journey here from the seminary in Mundelein was interesting and perhaps 45 minutes longer than it might have been, but I chose the way to arrive....

HOME THOUGHTS FROM HOME, 3:

THE SCAPEGOAT AND THE LAMB OF GOD Being a goat may not always be a bad thing, in spite of the press it has received thanks to the famous parable of the sheep and goats at the end of Matthew 25.  Yes, goats represent those who fail to live according to the Corporal...

HOME THOUGHTS FROM “HOME” 2

HOME THOUGHTS FROM “HOME” 2             If a sabbatical is supposed to be about renewal, and if renewal can take many forms, for me it means a time for praying, reading, writing, thinking, and a bit of golf.  Sometimes these can be structured and organized; sometimes,...

4 SIGNS OF A DYNAMIC CATHOLIC, PART IV

4 SIGNS OF A DYNAMIC CATHOLIC, PART IV It’s all cumulative, these 4 signs: if you pray, you’ll fall in love; if you love, you’ll want to learn as much as possible about the One who loves you; this will lead you to a generous extension of self to His Body, the Church;...

4 SIGNS OF A DYNAMIC CATHOLIC, PART III

4 SIGNS OF A DYNAMIC CATHOLIC, PART III According to the book, sign #3 is GENEROSITY. As a side observation, I note that the sequence of these four “signs” increases in stress-level for most folks: it’s far easier to be a person of prayer, but harder, after, to be a...

4 SIGNS OF A DYNAMIC CATHOLIC, PART II

4 SIGNS OF A DYNAMIC CATHOLIC, PART II According to Matthew Kelly’s book, sign #2 of a dynamic Catholic is STUDY. This may be the most problematic of all the four signs he discusses. At the end of the final Narnian chronicle, The Last Battle, Aslan assures the...

4 SIGNS OF A DYNAMIC CATHOLIC, PART I

4 SIGNS OF A DYNAMIC CATHOLIC, PART I What are these “4 signs”? According to Matthew Kelly, they are: 1) Prayer 2) Study 3) Generosity 4) Evangelization What do these mean in our lives as Catholics? My reflections are not commentaries or critiques of Matthew...

LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION?

LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION? [Pope] Francis told the Italian bishops… [Lead us not into temptation] is not a good translation. The pope says it shouldn’t be lead us not into temptation. We fall into temptation. God doesn’t push us, he says. Is the pope right? And if...