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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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Thanksgiving Blessings: Edelweiss and the Doxology

Our family tradition for Thanksgiving grace is sung to the tune of  “Edelweiss” from the Sound of Music. The Von Trapp family at the festival performed the forbidden national anthem as they prepared to escape the country. Bless our friends, … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Our greatest blessing? Closeness to Jesus!

Genesis 18:1-10a; Ps 15:2-5; Colossians 1:24-28; Luke 10:38-42 (Please continue to pray daily a Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the conversion of our country back to its Jewish-Christian principles. Also continue to pray for the conversion of all terrorists and … Continue reading

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