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Eucharistic Revival

The Eucharist, literally meaning “thanksgiving,” also called the Blessed Sacrament, Holy Communion, the Lord’s Supper, or more simply, Mass, is the heart of Catholic worship and devotion. It’s a sacrament that is incomparable in value, rich in meaning, rooted in scripture, and vital to the spiritual life of the faithful.  The origins of the Eucharist […]

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Vision

Summer Reading List

As the sun starts to shine brighter and the days get longer, there’s no better time to immerse yourself in a good book. Whether you’re lounging by the pool, relaxing at the beach, or enjoying a quiet afternoon in-doors, a summer reading list can provide the perfect escape. With a variety of themes to choose […]

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Communication

Navigating Faith and Doubt

In our walk of faith, it’s natural to encounter moments of doubt. Doubt can arise from various sources and it can often leave us feeling unsettled and uncertain. However, as followers of Christ, we’re called to navigate these doubts with faith and courage, trusting in the promises of God’s word even in the midst of […]

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It’s Spring! Time to Rebuild

Eastertime and springtime…there’s something undeniably special about this season. A time, above every other time of the year, of rebirth and renewal. If you’re looking for a path or a plan, check out the 5 steps in Rebuilt Faith. _________________________________________________________________________________________ Serve We are called to embrace the privilege of serving others with hearts overflowing with love […]

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Celebrating the Joy of Easter: A Brief Scriptural Reflection                                                                           

Guest Blog Post:                                                                           As the Lenten season comes to an end, Christians worldwide prepare to celebrate one of the most sacred events of our faith: Easter. Beyond the colorful decorations and joyful gatherings, Easter holds unequaled significance as a time to reflect on and celebrate our central Christian belief.  At the heart of Easter lies […]

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Discipleship

Navigating Lent’s Spiritual Landscape within the Parish

Lent, a sacred season in the liturgical calendar, spans 40 days filled with reflection and preparation leading up to Easter. This solemn period mirrors the biblical account of Jesus’ fasting in the wilderness, inviting believers to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth through a more significant and sustained engagement in their […]

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Discipleship

The Great Impact of Small Groups

Small groups in the parish are opportunities for parishioners to come together to strengthen their faith through discussion, scripture study, and shared prayer. Within the complexity of a church community, small groups emerge as essential experiences that bring parishioners into closer connections and deeper fellowship. In fact, we’ve found them to be a game changer […]

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New Year’s Wishes

As holidays go, New Year’s feels quite relaxed around Nativity. Our staff takes a well-deserved rest following the rush to Christmas, and most families are enjoying down time before school and work pick up again. The church is not closed of course (we offer the regular Mass schedule), but our celebrations are more subdued. During […]

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Stewardship

Tis the Season

For most parishes, the holiday season is a busy one filled with lots of fun and faith filled events and traditions. It is definitely a beloved and beautiful time of year. But it is also a season of opportunity that can easily be missed amid the rush of these final days of the year. Consider […]

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Evangelization

A Simple Plan for Your Fall Stewardship Program

As we approach Thanksgiving many parishes undertake their annual stewardship campaign, to invite giving to the parish in the coming year. It’s a good time of year to do it, ahead of the holidays, but close enough to the new year. And it has to be done, as even the most disciplined and dedicated givers can become […]

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