Sandra Mick

Fr. Steve’s homily (07/05/2015)

The ancient Fathers of the Church used to call Jesus the doctor of the soul. • Sometimes doctors have to cause temporary discomfort or pain in order to bring about long-term health. The cut of a surgeon’s knife hurts, but it leads to healing and strength in the long run. • Sometimes the medicine that .. read more

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Jul
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 07/26/2015

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B July 26, 2015 John 1:1-15 Both the first reading and today’s Gospel talk about feeding people. Elisha has 20 barley loaves and serves it to 100 people. It’s the same scenario with Jesus—five barley loaves and two fish feed thousands and thousands. With leftovers. This discussion could go .. read more

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Jul
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 07/19/2015

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B July 19, 2015 Mark 6:30-34 For the past two weeks, we’ve been following Jesus through Mark’s Gospel. First, he was rejected in his hometown. Then he sent the 12 on a work trip to preach repentance, expel demons, and heal the sick. This week, he wants his crew .. read more

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Jul
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Laudato Si’ discussion questions

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Jul

Encyclical letter by Pope Francis, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home

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Jul

UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 07/12/2015

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B July 12, 2015 Mark 6:7-13 We traveled so much when the boys were young, it worried me when Son #1 said, “When I grow up, I’m going to live in a camper.” It didn’t help that we lived in four different homes, none of them mobile, before he .. read more

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Jul
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 07/05/2015

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B July 5, 2015 Mark 6:1-6 Could you live without your computer? Oh, yeah, you could, if you absolutely had to, but, seriously, think about it. Computers, whether desktop or hand-held, as in a smartphone, are such an indispensable way of life for us, it would be difficult to .. read more

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Jul
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 06/28/2015

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B June 28, 2015 Mark 5:21-43 Risk—the chance of loss. It can be exhilarating. And scary. Many of the choices you make are a gamble. How much risk are you willing to take? Two people in today’s Gospel risked it all. Jairus is a synagogue official whose daughter is .. read more

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Jun
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 01/21/2015

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B June 21, 2015 Mark 4:26-24 A violent storm comes up; the boat is being tossed around like a toy; water is coming in, and Jesus is asleep. Great time for a nap, but, I have to say, I’m with him on this one. Any time is a great .. read more

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Jun
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time June 14, 2015 Mark 4:26-34 Have you heard of TED talks? I am obsessed with them. Every morning and every evening, I’m listening to TED talks. Experts in every field imaginable passionately share their discoveries, ideas, failures, and successes. Psychology, leadership, non-verbal communications, religion, dying, heroism, racism—oh, yeah, I’m obsessed. .. read more

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Jun
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