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For Your Weekend: All We Need is Jesus

July 13, 2024

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Mark 6:7–13
Chances are I would not have been among the apostles sent on their first missionary trip that we read about in this Sunday’s gospel. And if I had, well, I probably would have taken Jesus aside for a quick follow-up conversation regarding His “know before you go” instructions. [...]

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For Your Weekend: Divine Timing

June 29, 2024

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Mark 5:21–43
Silence. Studying. Glancing up at me. More silence. After what felt like an eternity, but was only a few minutes, he finally spoke: “You need surgery.” Relief washed over me, and I couldn’t help but smile and even laugh a little. [...]

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For Your Weekend: When Our Faith Takes A Dive

June 22, 2024

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Mark 4:35–41
Nothing inspires an instant response of gratitude in me more than immersing myself in God’s creation. Basking in His glory comes easy to me when wandering in a field of wildflowers, enjoying the shade of a tree, or savoring the radiant hues of a sunset. [...]

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For Your Weekend: Private Lessons and Mustard Sandwiches

June 15, 2024

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Mark 4:26–34
I was a co-catechist for first graders twelve years ago with my friend Kathy. We had our boys in our class, and after that experience, I never taught my kid again. We can save that story for another blog—or family therapy. [...]

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For Your Weekend: The Desire to Be Praised

June 8, 2024

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Mark 3:20–35
Charli D’Amelio, a teenage TikTok celebrity, lost one million followers after posting a video of a family dinner during which she was disrespectful to the personal chef. I know nothing else about this girl. I’m not on TikTok. [...]

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Be Conformed or Transformed: Romans 12:2

June 5, 2024

I love God. I have a good life. Still, for some reason, I lack joy and find it hard to be happy.
Have you had a thought like this one? I have.
If you can relate, take comfort (or don’t), because we are part of the majority. [...]

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For Your Weekend: Heaven on Earth

June 1, 2024

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Mark 14:12–16,22–26
I have never witnessed a Eucharistic miracle. However, incredible accounts are recorded in which the Eucharist takes on biological signs of Jesus’ presence, such as a host bleeding human blood or transforming into a piece of heart tissue.[1] These miracles, [...]

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For Your Weekend: It’s Time to Go

May 25, 2024

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Matthew 28:16–20
Have you, like me, ever wondered if you missed your true vocation as a cloistered Carmelite nun? 
I have moments when I don’t want to leave church at the end of Mass. My family joins the rest of the congregation, [...]

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Do Not Fear, Really: Isaiah 41:10

May 16, 2024

I’ve heard it said that the sentence “Do not fear” is found in the Bible 365 times. While I can’t quite narrow down a credible source for that, I can confidently say that it appears enough within Scripture to warrant the claim that God knows His children and the emphasis that we place on our fear. [...]

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For Your Weekend: You Have a Story to Tell

May 11, 2024

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Mark 16:15–20
Years ago, I walked into a hotel gym to work out and was immediately overwhelmed by six screens, all playing the same music videos. With no remote in sight, I jumped on the elliptical, hoping I could ignore them. [...]

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