The Mission Did Not Fail!

Ponder the most significant stone or boulder in your life. Do you believe you have a future despite what is before your eyes? When Life Eternal touched the disciples, they were transformed. No longer were their eyes cast down or gazing in the past. God always brings life.

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A God Who Knows How It Feels

We’ve never known the Jesus of the Gospels to doubt the will of God. We’ve never known him to be a defeatist or to give into feelings of despair. He’s the hero who walks on water, the Savior who is welcomed to Jerusalem with a pathway of palms. And he knows full well that his Father has absolutely not abandoned him.

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How to Talk About Vocations in Your Parish

The World Day of Prayer for Vocations also known as “Good Shepherd Sunday,” is May 8th. Wondering how you can promote religious vocations in your parish? Here are some tips from all walks of life — a priest, a youth minister, a young dad, and a consecrated virgin.

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Make a Way

What’s your comfort zone: emotionally, professionally, personally? As much as we may not want to admit it, even (and especially) as people of God, we get deeply attached to our own personal comfort zones — and we tend to view those outside with distrust. But what if God had a comfort zone?

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In the Shadow of the Cross

It would be easy to see the triumphal tone of the entrance into Jerusalem as a grand conclusion of Jesus’ mission. But, as we know, his mission, his journey did not end there. And it is here, that Jesus shows us the way we are to go: the way of humility.

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Evangelization: Why does Beauty matter?

“To the hard of hearing you shout.” When Fr. Connor Danstrom received his assignment to the St. John Paul II Newman Center in 2018, the building was fine. No major roof renovations were needed. No structural damage was present. The chapel in the building, used for Mass and other liturgical functions, was a classic mid-century […]

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The Face on God’s Brochure

We are the face on the front of His promotional brochure. If we call ourselves Christians, that means that people will meet Christ through us. That’s what being an Everyday Steward is — a steward, everyday; someone who conducts his Master’s business when the Master is not seen.

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The Love that Casts Out Fear

A woman who had been caught in adultery is dragged before Jesus. The penalty for her sin is that she be stoned to death. As Jesus sees the woman dragged to him, he probably cannot help but think that soon this same crowd would be dragging him.

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Simple Ways Any Parish Can Upgrade Their Bulletin Design

Looking for simple tweaks that can make a big difference in your bulletin design and layout? Evan Vogel, Graphic Design Supervisor for LPi, was kind enough to chat about some ways that most parishes can easily improve the graphic design in their bulletin.

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Mercy, Compassion, Generosity, and Patience

The story of the Prodigal Son is familiar to all of us. It’s interesting to note the verbs used to describe the action of the two groups Jesus is speaking to: the first group “were drawing near,” while the second “began to complain.”

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Stoking the Lenten Fire

Chances are that the fire that was in your belly on Ash Wednesday is burning a bit low. All fires eventually do, once they consume whatever fuels them. So here we would do well to remember what fuels our Lenten fire.

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5 Ways to Welcome Visitors This Easter

Easter Sunday is a profound and sacred day on our Church calendar, and that spark of glory is sometimes partnered with guests visiting your church who aren’t regulars. Here are some tips to prepare for visitors who may feel out-of-place in your community.

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