Browsing Reflections

Browsing Reflections

Gratitude and Trust: A Way of Life

Posted by Ben Brzeski on 2/06/19

Back in November, I used this column to introduce our annual stewardship renewal under the same title, Gratitude and Trust: A Way of Life. As I wrote then, being a steward is a whole life commitment, rooted in our decision to follow Jesus’ example. Every action we take that ... Read More »

Will

Posted by Kathie Amidei on 1/23/19

Will you pray with me? Our Lady of Good Help; Queen of Families Novena

God, our loving Father and Creator, you invite families to participate in Your unique plan for salvation by entrusting to us the lives of our children, inscribing your Divine image in their souls. This image or ... Read More »

Will you pray with me?

Posted by Kathie Amidei on 1/22/19

Our Lady of Good Help; Queen of Families Novena

God, our loving Father and Creator, you invite families to participate in Your unique plan for salvation by entrusting to us the lives of our children, inscribing your Divine image in their souls. This image or “icon” illuminates our families with ... Read More »

C. Am. Dm7. G7.

Posted by Laurie Polkus on 1/09/19

My dad died suddenly in December of 1967 of a massive heart attack. It stunned the family and certainly changed the mood of Christmas for all of us that year. Life is short.

He had always wanted to learn to play the guitar. His mother, Grace Hauck, had purchased ... Read More »

Changes to the Parish Letter on Tax Donations

Posted by Arthur Scheuber on 1/03/19

It’s that time of the year when we will be preparing tax letters for all our donors. This year, in an on-going effort to be good stewards of your donations and reduce our expenses, we will be emailing your tax donation letter to those that have a valid email ... Read More »

Two Poems for Christmas

Posted by Ben Brzeski on 1/03/19

“Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.” Luke 9:48

Gift

A winter moon hangs low over the hushed, waiting earth. Shepherds and travelers follow the light of a new star.

Hope abounds.

Tonight, a child of lowly birth ... Read More »

Six Ways to Celebrate Christmas All Year Round

Posted by Anthony Zimmer on 1/03/19

From the Pastor's Desk...

Like most people, my childhood memories of Christmas are magical… almost surreal. I can still remember making cranberry and popcorn strings, shopping at the downtown Gimbel’s to buy Christmas gifts (I bought myself a red truck!), frosting cookies, and decorating the house to the tunes ... Read More »

Rejoice in the Lord Always - Philippians 4:4

Posted by Ellen Knippel on 12/19/18

Gaudete Sunday Rejoice!

Can you think of the best day of your life? Was it getting your driver’s license? Your dream job? Your wedding day? The birth of a child? Imagine, once again the feeling of joy that day brought you. Is there no greater feeling? Today, the scriptures ... Read More »

Advent Wonder

Posted by Kathie Amidei on 12/06/18

If asked about our mission in faith formation, I would summarize it as: “To teach about God and God’s Church, so we come to know and love God and God’s Church” Recently, we have been exploring how valuable learning to “wonder” is, in that process.

The theologian Karl Barth ... Read More »

Living the Covenant - Advent 2018

Posted by St. Anthony on the Lake Parish on 12/06/18

“Deepen our relationship with the Spirit of the Living God and strengthen our relationships with one another.”

“Be a grateful people, appreciating all the blessings we have received and generously committing ourselves and our resources where there is need.”

“Learn and grow as a family of believers through continuing ... Read More »