Category Archives: Catechism

Friars Corner: Up, up and away to heavenly glory!

Acts 1:12-14; Ps 27:1, 4, 7-8; 1 Peter 4:13-16; John 17:1-11a OR Ascension: Acts 1:1-11; Ps 47:2-3, 6-9; Ephesians 1:17-23. Option 2: Hebrews 9:24-28, 10:19-22; Matthew 28:16-20 Most states in our country transferred the Ascension from last Thursday to this … Continue reading

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All In: Why Belonging to the Catholic Church Matters

Jesus, our Bridegroom, went all in out of love for us, to bring us all into his Church where his kingdom “already exists and will be fulfilled at the end of time. The kingdom has come in the person of … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive posts 3-17-17

Lent: Your Ways – by Amy Welborn – For Lent, if I am to be deeply reconciled to God, I need to know who God is and what God’s call to me is. That won’t happen by listening with half … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Jesus sent 72 lambs among the wolves

Isaiah 66:10-14c; Ps 66:1-7, 16, 20; Galatians 6:14-18; Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 May you and your families have a very safe and blessed 4th of July. Also, please pray a daily Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the conversion and safety of … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: The Mystery of the Holy Trinity

  Proverbs 8:22-31; Ps 8:4-9; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15 Last week we celebrated the third major element of our faith, Pentecost, the coming and empowerment of God’s Holy Spirit to continue his salvation work. This Spirit guides us to Jesus, … Continue reading

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New Evangelizers: The Five Effects of Grace

God is able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things, always having all you need, you may have an abundance for every good work, (2 Corinthians 9:8). Grace is powerful, plentiful, essential and effective. Through … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: The joy of the gifts of the Holy Spirit

Isaiah 62:1-5; Ps 96:1-3, 7-10; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; John 2:1-11 It isn’t often that we speak about God’s power and gifts given to us. In Revelation 22:1-2, St. John had his last vision of heaven. He saw “living water” flowing … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Put God first and see his covenant blessings

Exodus 20:1-17; Ps 19:8-11; 1 Corinthians 1:22-25; John 2:13-25 The first theme this week is the 10 Commandments. The first three are God-centered. 1) "I am the Lord your God you shall not have strange gods before or along side … Continue reading

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