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Sunshine and Shadow, Life and Death Sunday, April 13, 2014
Life, Not Death, Is the Final Reality Sunday, April 06, 2014
Are We Afraid to Open Our Eyes? Sunday, March 30, 2014
Dare to Tell Your Story Sunday, March 23, 2014
See Yourself as God Sees You Sunday, March 16, 2014
Don't Be Afraid of the Big Questions Sunday, March 09, 2014
Stop Anxiety Before It Starts Sunday, March 02, 2014
Jesus Means What He Says, Like It or Not Sunday, February 23, 2014
The Laws that Give Life Sunday, February 16, 2014
A Light Touch With the Salt Shaker Sunday, February 09, 2014
In the Right Place at the Right Time Sunday, February 02, 2014
Fishing Through the Night Sunday, January 26, 2014
What Does It All Mean? Sunday, January 19, 2014
Hearing the Words "You Are Loved" Sunday, January 12, 2014
Journey of a Lifetime Sunday, January 05, 2014
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James Oldo: You’ve heard rags-to-riches stories. Today, we celebrate the reverse. 
<p>James of Oldo was born into a well-to-do family near Milan in 1364. He married a woman who, like him, appreciated the comforts that came with wealth. But an outbreak of plague drove James, his wife and their three children out of their home and into the countryside. Despite those precautions, two of his daughters died from the plague, James determined to use whatever time he had left to build up treasures in heaven and to build God’s realm on earth. </p><p>He and his wife became Secular Franciscans. James gave up his old lifestyle and did penance for his sins. He cared for a sick priest, who taught him Latin. Upon the death of his wife, James himself became a priest. His house was transformed into a chapel where small groups of people, many of them fellow Secular Franciscans, came for prayer and support. James focused on caring for the sick and for prisoners of war. He died in 1404 after contracting a disease from one of his patients. </p><p>James Oldo was beatified in 1933.</p> American Catholic Blog Even when skies are grey and clouds heavy with tears, the sun rises. So to with our souls, burdened by life’s sins and still He rises.

A Spiritual Banquet!

Whether you are new to cooking, highly experienced, or just enjoy good food, Table of Plenty invites you into experiencing meals as a sacred time.

Pope Francis!

Why did the pope choose the name Francis? Find out in this new book by Gina Loehr.

The Seven Last Words

By focusing on God's love for humanity expressed in the gift of Jesus, The Last Words of Jesus serves as a rich source of meditation throughout the year.

Visiting Mary
In this book Cragon captures the experience of visiting these shrines, giving us a personal glimpse into each place.
John Paul II

Here is a book to be read and treasured as we witness the recognition given John Paul II as a saint for our times.

Good Friday
Observe the Paschal Triduum this weekend with your parish family.
Holy Thursday
The Church remembers today both the institution of the Eucharist and our mandate to service.
Wednesday of Holy Week
Today join Catholics around the world in offering prayers for our Pope Emeritus on his 87th birthday.
Tuesday of Holy Week
Today keep in prayer all the priests and ministers throughout the world who will preside at Holy Week services.
Monday of Holy Week
Holy Week reminds us of the price Jesus paid for our salvation. Take time for prayer at home and at church.

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