Hope Wins the Day

What will the year 2021 have in store for us all? The truth is we never really know what each new day holds. When we focus on what we do know, instead of what we do not, that is when hope comes alive, and our lives have true meaning so we can look forward to each new day.

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Holy Family Pray for Us

A HIDDEN LIFE OF STRENGTH, WISDOM, GRACE

The Holy Family is the model for a Christian family. It was in this simple home that Jesus, our Savior, grew into the man who would save the world. It was in the humble surroundings of his home life that this great man spent most of his life on earth.

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The Journey

Advent comes along every year and will continue to do so until Jesus returns. As this season draws to a close, we ask ourselves, “Am I now any better a disciple of Jesus Christ and more of a steward of all my gifts than before the Advent season started?’

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5 Reasons Why Staff Shouldn’t Share the Same Email Address

When you share an email address, confusing things can happen among small and large church staffs alike. While we often think the easiest thing to do is just keep one single email address that everyone can access, it’s not the smartest — here’s why.

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A Constant Companion

Bring Jesus with you into the office Christmas party. Take him with you shopping for gifts in the department store. Be aware of him when you sit down to watch television specials you have seen every year of your life.

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Let It Be Done

The Greatest Mystery

During these last few days of Advent, we are invited into the heart of the Christian faith, a profound and challenging mystery so simple in its outward manifestation that it is easily overlooked and so unfathomable in its depths that it cannot be comprehended by the rational mind.

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Does Your Parish Know About Grants?

If you haven’t yet discovered, grants are a great resource to tap into. The key is locating ones that your parish qualifies for, and then writing a formal and complete proposal. Here are some things to keep in mind as you consider your grant options.

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Jubilation to Share

When was the last time you shared with a friend or loved one how much your faith in Jesus Christ means to you? You don’t feel the same motivation to share? Are you not overwhelmed with a desire to spread the Good News?

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In Need of a Savior

If the Messiah has come for the broken, the poor, the oppressed, the captive, the ones in need of vindication, do we see with clarity our deep need for a Savior? Are we utterly convinced of our own poverty of spirit, imprisonment by sin and desires of this world, and brokenness of heart?

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The Importance of Password Management

These days, keeping your financial information and that of your parishioners safe is as important as ever. To keep the door to our financial information secure, we need to make sure our passwords are safe. Here are four common issues and how to solve them.

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In the Unexpected

No matter what, we can say with certainty that tomorrow will not go exactly as we envisioned. Our lives are influenced by many factors and the world around us is complex. Rather than be surprised by the unexpected, maybe we should expect the unexpected.

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How Do You Prepare the Way?

Advent is God’s gift to us, our time for preparation. Christmas is not merely a reminder and a celebration of Jesus’ first coming as an infant to Mary in Bethlehem but a reminder that he will come again.

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