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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 12-30-16

Thank you for making 2016 an impressive year! – Thank you to authors, subscribers, prayer warriors and readers for an impressive year of 227 posts on joyalive.net and five other sites. ‘3 for 2’ Special extended to 1/31/17 – Buy … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: A Blessed and Merry Christmas to you and yours

Solemnity of Christ’s Birth. Christmas Mass during the day: Isaiah 52:7-10; Ps 98:1-6; Hebrews 1:1-6 John 1:1-18 For those of us who have been Christian from baptism or converted later, there is a certain joy and comfort in reading the … Continue reading

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Holiday Fruits of the Spirit

The Lord promises that he makes everything new! In this holiday season, can you step back and take a new look at your family, warts and all, and see that the Fruits of the Spirit are beginning to emerge in … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Rejoice, for our God is always available to us

Isaiah 7:10-14; Ps 24:1-6; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-24 This week is full of anticipation and joy because Jesus has come to save us and has remained in special ways to comfort us and bring us his joy. Alleluia! Praise God! … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Drawing closer to Jesus brings us many joys

Isaiah 35:1-6a, 10; Ps 146:6-11; James 5:7-10; Mt 11:2-11 O Come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant, O come ye, O come ye to Sunday Mass. Come and behold him, born to save all mankind. O come, let us adore … Continue reading

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Are you ready?

Featured on NewEvangelizers.com Jesus said to his disciples: “Gird your loins and light your lamps and be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding, ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks. (Luke 12:35) Advent reminds … Continue reading

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Classic Advent: O Radiant Dawn!

Featured on CatholicMom.com In this first week of Advent we open our hearts to the Lord by opening “O Radiant-Dawn, 5-Minute Prayers Around the Advent Wreath” as we light the first candle. Lisa Hendey’s beautiful booklet for Advent reflects her … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 11-25-16

Thanksgiving Blessings: Edelweiss and the Doxology – Our family tradition for Thanksgiving grace is sung to the tune of “Edelweiss” from the Sound of Music. Another favorite is the Doxology. CatholicMom.com Are you ready for his joyful coming?  – featured … Continue reading

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