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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 1-6-17

A reason, a season, a lifetime – featured on NewEvangelizers.com – People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. What new and old relationships need a special place in your life this season? CatholicMom: True … 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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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net post 12-23-16

Christmass in Germany, 1944 – Letter from Pfc John Cook written Christmas Eve, 1944, to his wife and daughters in Fort Worth, Texas, telling of hush of peace on the battlefield. Holiday fruits of the Spirit – Detecting holiday fruits … 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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Friars Corner: Rejoice in the Lord always!

Isaiah 11:1-10; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; Romans 15:4-9; Matthew 3:1-12 Our joy increases as we draw close to Jesus. We are like fish to water. Alleluia! In these days before Christmas, we hear a lot of Christmas carols. Many … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Jesus Christ is our Lord, Shepherd and Savior brings us great joy

Feast of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe 2 Samuel 5:1-3; Ps 122:1-5; Colossians 1:12-20; Lk 23:35-43 A blessed and safe Thanksgiving to you, your family and all. From the time of the German philosopher Immanuel Kant, 1724-1804, and the … Continue reading

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Ten counter punches to spiritual attacks

When you set out to go to Mass, help a friend or have a quiet prayer time – what happens? Your children balk, you get into a heated discussion with your spouse, your phone and doorbell ring at the same … Continue reading

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