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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 07/27/2014

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A July 27, 3014 1 Kings 3:5, 7-12 A genie appears after you rub the lamp and grants you three wishes. What do you wish for? Hmmm…I’ll take a debit card with the amount of money needed every time I used it, lifelong happiness for my boys, and that .. read more

24
Jul
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 10/06/2013

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C October 6, 2013 Luke 17:11-19 Frank S. Mazza & Sons, the company started by my grandfather, was a construction/remodeling firm. Frank had four sons. Three, my father included, worked as carpenters. They lived next door to each other for 13 years of my parents’ marriage. The other two .. read more

01
Oct
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Excerpt from Pope Francis interview in America Magazine that Fr. Steve read at the end of Mass

Pope Francis: “I see clearly,” the pope continues, “that the thing the church needs most today is the ability to heal wounds and to warm the hearts of the faithful; it needs nearness, proximity. I see the church as a field hospital after battle. It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he .. read more

24
Sep
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Visitation and Funeral Mass info for Ray Stamper

Funeral Mass for Ray Stamper

05
Sep
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 09/01/2013

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) September 1, 2013 Luke 14:1, 7-14 “Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” You know the weird thing about this statement of Jesus to his Pharisee audience? The people who are exalting themselves really think they’re being humble. They .. read more

03
Sep
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Fr. Steve’s homily (08/18/2013)

The Catechism teaches us that we “were created to live in communion with God (#45), in whom we find happiness.”  In other words, we simply cannot find the fulfillment we seek in life, except through living in communion with God.  But how do we do that? Before original sin, communion with God was automatic.  But .. read more

19
Aug
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 07/07/2013

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) July 7, 2013 Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 Today, Jesus sends out 72 disciples to say, “The kingdom of God is at hand for you.” After they return, the excited missionaries exclaim, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us because of your name.” They were able to heal the .. read more

06
Jul
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Fr. Steve’s homily (06-30-13)

Most people tend to look at Catholicism as a series of precepts.  Each day we have duties: to take care of one’s physical and emotional health, to treat others with consideration and respect, to carry out whatever tasks ones state of life requires, etc. Those duties are important and how to respond to them often .. read more

03
Jul
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No 6 o’clock Mass today

We will not have Mass today at 6.

03
Jul
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Fr. Steve’s homily (06/16/2013)

Archbishop Fulton Sheen, who hosted the most watched prime time television show in the country back in the 1950s, was a great promoter of confession.  Before becoming a bishop, he had been a professor.  His area of expertise was psychology, which he had studied in depth. He didn’t deny that psychology could help people in .. read more

24
Jun
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