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Friars Corner: Jesus and the Holy Spirit defend and plead for us before God

Acts 8:5-8, 14-17; Ps 66:1-7, 16 and 20; 1 Peter 3:15-18; John 14:15-21 The readings this weekend give us a “snapshot” of the early Church development. The apostle Philip went north Samaria bringing good news about Jesus our Savior. When … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 5-19-17

God’s To-Do List for you – Nancy Ward tells a story of a working mother and asks, “What surprises do you imagine God has on his To-Do List for you today?” Joy Stories: Broken Brain, Fortified Faith – Virginia Pillars writes, I look … Continue reading

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God’s To-Do List for you

What’s on God’s to-do list for you today? Does he wake you up early enough to enjoy the beautiful sunrise he created? As you get dressed, does he prompt you to pray for a divorced friend or cancer-stricken relative? Perhaps … Continue reading

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Joy Stories: Broken Brain, Fortified Faith

By Virginia Pillars I consider myself a “Cradle Catholic.” My family and both sets of grandparents attended the same Catholic parish. My first outing after birth was to church where I received the sacrament of Baptism. I grew up in … Continue reading

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Featured Favorite: Still House

by Melissa Williams Finn Days like this one in late spring – green, breezy, crowned with a blue bowl of a sky – remind me of our little old 1930s house on McCommas and life with just my first two … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 4-21-17

Joy Stories: Reversion at Passover – Faith Roberts writes how her return to the Catholic Church was slow and subtle with many little turning points, the best happened at a Passover dinner. Easter Sunrise Storm – What made Easter the … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: JESUS IS RISEN, ALIVE, GLORIFIED and always with us! Amen, Alleluia!

A Blessed Easter to you and your families! Acts of the Apostles 10:34a, 27-43; Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23; Colossians 3:3-4; John 20:1-9 Easter Sequence Christians, to the Paschal Victim, offer your thankful praises! A Lamb the sheep redeems; Christ, who … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 4-14-17

Lent: This is My Body –  Amy Welborn – As I sit at the DMV, I often marvel: God loves each person here and is working in their lives—speaking, inviting, forgiving. The Promise of Lent and grace of Eastertide – … Continue reading

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