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Friars Corner: Jesus’ love and mercy are forever! Alleluia!

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY: Acts 2:42-47; Ps 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24; 1 Peter 1:3-9 I would like to give you two simple definitions of two common Catholic words that most don’t understand. What is grace? Very simply perfect love flowing from the … Continue reading

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Joy Stories: Reversion at Passover by Faith Roberts

My reversion back to the Catholic Church was very slow and subtle with many little turning points. One that stands out in my mind happened at Passover dinner. This was before I was even dating my Jewish husband. At that … Continue reading

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The Carpenter’s Work

By Robert Schnitzius I felt strength in the Carpenter’s hands as he cut me from the tree. I felt the care with which he worked as he shaped and fashioned me. He sawed and planed with purpose; he formed me … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Behold, the King of kings, our savior Jesus Christ

Matthew 21:1-11; Isaiah 50:4-7; Ps 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24; Phil 2:6-11; Matthew 26:14-27, 66 This Sunday begins the saddest 6 days in the life of our savior Jesus Christ and his church. God sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to tell us … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: The Spirit of Christ offers us his new life

Ezekiel 37:12-14; Ps 130:1-8; Romans 8:8-11; John 11:1-45(I am the resurrection and the life.) This week we are presented a vision of a spiritual body apart from our limited earthly body. In the first reading, God promised us through Ezekiel … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 3-31-17

Lent: An Open Spirit– by Amy Wellborn – Who knows what seeds were planted and what she took away. She put everything else aside, came inside and listened. All In: Why Belonging to the Catholic Church Matters – Nancy Ward’s review … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Come, into the Light, which is Christ

1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13; Ps 23:1-6; Ephesians 5:8-11; John 9:1-41 Each day Jesus gives us a new “snapshot” of himself. We see this at daily Mass and in the Prayer of Christians, what we call the Divine Office. In … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Joy in Christ’s living water

Exodus 17:3-7; Ps 95:1-2, 6-9; Romans 5:1-2, 5-8; John 4: 5-11, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42 Baptism in very much in the foreground during our Lenten journey. Some have been preparing since last fall to be baptized during the Easter Vigil. Those … Continue reading

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