The Baptism of Jesus Christ, the Messiah and Son of God

Who is Jesus Christ? It is a question people asked as they witnessed him preach, heal the sick, and work other wonders. If we are to be his followers and pass on the good news to the next generation of believers, it is a question we must constantly ask ourselves.

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Stewardship Ties

There is a lot of imagery around Christmas that has to do with adoption — or, more specifically, with a child being loved by another as if they belonged to that person. We see this with Joseph and the infant Jesus.

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Livestream: Keep it, or Can it?

As churches start to open their doors to the community, ways to tune-in virtually are slowly declining — but should they? From Sunday Mass to all-parish events, here are some valuable points to keeping livestream going at your church.

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Revelation of the Magi

This feast of the Epiphany is best understood as a dialogue or relationship. Clearly, the Feast has the perspective of the Christ Child being revealed to the Magi who had been seeking him. But also, it has the perspective of the Magi “revealing their gifts” to the Christ Child.

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Baby Jesus’ Wish List

Odds are you’ve got a Christmas list going by now — gift ideas for everyone from your nephew to your goddaughter to your mailman. But what about the birthday boy? What’s the gift Jesus gets from you this Christmas?

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When We Ask Why

Today is the feast that reminds us that God could use any mechanism in the whole world to communicate His message — but He chooses to do so, mainly, through the stories of family relationships. Families that fall apart and are put back together.

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Mary, Jesus Expert

If we long to uncover the path, learn the wisdom, and acquire the disposition of heart required to follow Jesus, we have but to look to one expert — Mary, his mother. By contemplating her principle virtues, actions, and devotion, we can reach unparalleled heights of faith.

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The Well That Never Dries Up

We never stop failing to do what we should, never stop failing to feel the joy and the compassion and the selflessness we are called to. We need a source of living water if we are going to ‘rejoice always.’ It’s time to head back to the well.

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5 Postcard Ideas to Inspire Your Faith Community

If you’re only sending out year-end statement letters, you are missing out on a huge opportunity to reach out and engage your parishioners. Here are five postcard ideas you can use to inspire your faith community.

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God’s Personal Assistants

God is the guest of honor in our life, the keynote speaker, the main event. We need to prepare the way of the Lord, to make straight His paths. We need to make everything ready so that when He shows up, everything is ready for Him to do His job.

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Rejoice in the Presence of God!

“Shout for joy, O daughter Zion! Sing joyfully, O Israel!” “Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice!” These words from the Prophet Zephaniah and the Letter of St. Paul to the Philippians frame the festive call of Gaudete Sunday.

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QR Code Best Practices

If you haven’t realized it yet, the QR code is making a major comeback. Here are some basic tips on how to create one, and some unique ways parishes are using them to help guide parishioners during Mass.

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