“Catholic Faith Formation in our Archdiocese”

  Many Catholic adults have committed themselves to continuous edification in all that the faith has to offer.  It is a journey which brings great sustenance to those who at times may feel bewildered and overwhelmed by the everyday challenges of life. Most of us are aware by...
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How real is our faith? – May 10

As I reflect on the season of Easter, I am confronted with the question of how authentic is our faith. Does this season of Resurrection touch us in any way?
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Time of renewal – Apr 5

So we have fasted, prayed and given up to give to others during the 40 days of Lent, leading up to the Paschal Mystery of Christ. The greatest celebration of the Church is upon us, preceded by the Triduum during which we relive and commemorate the passion and death of our Lord...
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Pray for ‘new life’ – Mar 15

“Prayer is the raising of one’s mind and heart to God,” states #2559 in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC). In Lent we are called to more prayer, along with fasting and almsgiving.  These practices are meant to help us put our hearts in order to experience the joy of...
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Facts about Easter – Apr 20

Easter is the source and summit of all other feasts within the liturgical year.  All other feasts must be seen in light of Easter and all other feasts prepare us to experience Easter in its fullness.  Many of us behave as though the high point of our lives is in Lent, but we are...
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Understanding Easter – Apr 14

During this year of faith we should strive to understand the seasons of the Church better so as to grow in faith. Each season helps us to reflect on our lives and deepens our relationship with our Triune God. Easter is considered to be the season of seasons just as the Eucharist...
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In all things, God works – Apr 7

When we look at the number of things that we perceive to be wrong in our lives, we can become somewhat overwhelmed. Reading books, seeking help from trustworthy friends or qualified persons may even increase our difficulties before they bring any relief. We may discover that...
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Letting Easter in – Mar 31

Is the significance of Easter the end of a period of abstaining, fasting, repenting, confessing, almsgiving, praying, and retreating?  Today we celebrate Easter Sunday or Resurrection Sunday.  What does this mean to our lives as Catholics?  Easter is the greatest feast of the...
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The Resurrection of Jesus – Apr 8

Easter is not just Easter Sunday. Easter starts with the service of light at the Easter Vigil and ends with Evening Prayer 2 of Pentecost. The unique liturgical feature of the Easter season is the singing of alleluia and the lighted Easter candle. Many of us Catholics do not...
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A journey to Emmaus drama – May 8

A Gospel drama based on the journey to Emmaus – Luke 24:13-35 Narrator: After his death and resurrection Jesus joined two disciples on their journey of disappointment and despair as they walked away from Jerusalem towards Emmaus. (Two appear walking along dejectedly talking to...
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