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Sept 26, 2021 - We have the Spirit!

Posted by David Southworth on 9/22/21

PRAYER:  In our first reading this weekend from the Book of Numbers we see the Lord coming down in the cloud and speaking to Moses.  Then the Lord takes some of the spirit that was on Moses and bestows it on seventy elders… and they prophesied…. Moses says:  “Would ... Read More »

Sept 19, 2021 Roofs and boilers!

Posted by David Southworth on 9/15/21

PRAYER:  Our Responsorial Psalm 54:  “O God, by your name save me, and by your might defend my cause.  O God, hear my prayer; hearken to the words of my mouth…. Behold, God is my helper; the Lord sustains my life.”  And from the Gospel Acclamation:  (2 Thessalonians 2)  ... Read More »

Sept 12, 2021 - New Faith Form Coord

Posted by David Southworth on 9/15/21

PRAYER:  Lord we pray that we have a living faith… an active faith that animates us.  A Faith that sustains us… a faith that gives us joy… a faith that quietly is with us throughout our day!.  Help us to be grounded in our Catholic Faith that is such ... Read More »

Sept 5, 2021 - Be Strong, Fear Not

Posted by David Southworth on 8/30/21

PRAYER:  “He makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.” The people of the Decapolis say about Jesus in today’s Gospel reading from Mark…. How in my life am I “not listening…?”  Maybe to someone near me… or maybe I’m not listening to God!... Let’s ask Jesus to help ... Read More »

Aug 29, 2021 - Challenge of Secular Culture

Posted by David Southworth on 8/19/21

PRAYER:  When I think about what we “in the Church” are up against in the secular culture and times that we live in, I can almost despair.  But then I remember how much I want to thrive, how much I want my family to thrive, how much I want ... Read More »

Aug 22, 2021 - "we will serve the Lord"

Posted by David Southworth on 8/19/21

PRAYER:  Our first reading from the Book of Joshua this week has the famous declaration of Joshua:  “As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” ….. Am I serving the Lord?.... are you serving the Lord?.... What does it mean to ‘serve the Lord’ today?... Joshua ... Read More »

Aug 15, 2021 - Mary's praise!

Posted by David Southworth on 8/11/21

PRAYER:  Let’s focus on Mary, this Feast of the Assumption.  Let’s praise her humble, powerful role in salvation…. Let’s let sink in the wonderful vision from Revelation that is our first reading at the Mass during the day where we believe Mary is prefigured:  “A great sign appeared in ... Read More »

August 8, 2021 - Summer prayer Tues nites

Posted by David Southworth on 8/04/21

PRAYER:  For a summer prayer pick-me-up… try stopping by for our Tuesday night holy hours:  Eucharist exposed from 7 – 8 pm; Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 7:15; Rosary at 7:30 pm!  …. This weekend, August 14/15 is the Feast Day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary… ... Read More »

Aug 1, 2021 - Pave Calvary Road

Posted by David Southworth on 7/28/21

PRAYER:  I always need to be reminded that I am not in charge, God is.  It should not be “What do I want to do?”…. but… “God, what do you want me to do?”  When I go about my life WITH God… I always find it works out much ... Read More »

July 25, 2021 - Team for Faith Formation!

Posted by David Southworth on 7/20/21

PRAYER:  We again invite you to come to some or all of our Tuesday Night Holy Hours!!... 7:00 pm --Eucharist is exposed on altar… 7:15 pm – we say a Chaplet of Divine Mercy… 7:30 pm – we say a Rosary… 8:00 pm Benediction, Eucharist is replaced in Tabernacle.  ... Read More »