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For Your Weekend: Searching for Outsiders

March 11, 2023

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read John 4:4–42
I recently started leading a middle school discipleship group at my parish. Being with 11- to 13-year-olds (two of whom are my children) has reminded me just how much we all have a need to belong. Arguably no one deals with insecurity and the need to belong more than middle schoolers. [...]

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For Your Weekend: The Mountaintop Reveal

March 4, 2023

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Matthew 17:1–9
The summer before my senior year of college, I was interning for a member of the U.S. Congress when our office was ushered in to hear a guest speaker on Capitol Hill. Erik Weihenmayer had endured a difficult childhood, [...]

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For Your Weekend: The Lie of Temptation and the Freedom to Fail

February 25, 2023

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Matthew 4:1-11
Brené Brown confessed on her Unlocking Us podcast that when praying at Mass, she likes to change the words of some of the prayers so that they make more sense to her. “I always say in the Lord's prayer 'deliver us from fear and shame' instead of 'deliver us from evil.'” She agreed with her guest thatlead us not into temptation implies that God leads us into temptation.”[1] I can understand how people often misinterpret the Bible, [...]

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For Your Weekend: Above and Beyond

February 18, 2023

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Matthew 5:38-48
Would you rather simply fulfill an obligation, check a box and move on, or exceed expectations and go above and beyond?
When it comes to gift giving, I’m all about fulfilling the obligation and no more. I do the bare minimum for Christmas and birthdays to ensure that my loved ones aren’t disappointed. [...]

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For Your Weekend: What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

February 11, 2023

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Matthew 5:17-37
I’ve been walking through a set of circumstances where I’ve had a really hard time knowing the right thing to say and do in my interactions with people I love very much. This has been a strange thing for me; [...]

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For Your Weekend: Essentials for Discipleship

February 4, 2023

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Matthew 5:13-16
As a freshman in college, my faith hit rock bottom. The middle school and high school version of myself, who volunteered to teach faith formation and who looked forward to religion class, seemed like a distant memory. Instead, [...]

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For Your Weekend: Anything But Ordinary

January 28, 2023

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Matthew 5:1-12
“Then he isn’t safe?” said Lucy.
“Safe?” said Mr. Beaver. “Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.”[1]
These lines from C.S Lewis’ beloved book, The Lion, [...]

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For Your Weekend: Keep Showing Up

January 21, 2023

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Matthew 4:12–23
I was just starting to take my faith seriously in my late 20s. I joined the mom’s group at my parish so I could be encouraged (and influenced) by women who seemed to have the Catholic thing down. [...]

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For Your Weekend: An Encounter With Jesus

January 14, 2023

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read John 1:29-35
We lingered, the car still running in our driveway, as I recounted to my husband and two youngest children the details of a recent trip I had taken to speak to a gathering of Walking with Purpose women in Charlotte, [...]

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For Your Weekend: It’s Not All About You

January 7, 2023

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Matthew 2:1–12
I’m a long-time fan of the reality show Survivor. In this physical and mental game, you leave everything to compete with strangers on an island, hoping to be the last one standing and collecting the prize of a million dollars. [...]

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