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Posted by Margie Sauter

Purgatory and Prayers for the Departed by Deacon Gary Perrydore

The Church focuses on the souls in purgatory (the Church Suffering) during November. During Mass on All Souls day, we prayed for parish family members who passed away this past year. Praying for the dead is one of the ... Read More »

Receiving Christ

Posted by Margie Sauter

“I Am the Bread of Life”

By Deacon Gary Perrydore

At various times, it is good to take stock of our relationships and how we honor them.  This applies to parents and children, spouses, siblings, work relationships, extended family, friends, etc.  Without intending to do so, we can drift ... Read More »

Friday Penance - Only for Lent?

Posted by Margie Sauter

Penance on Friday, isn’t that just during Lent?

Deacon Gary Perrydore

In the homily this past weekend I talked about several moral teachings and Church practices or disciplines that are taught and promoted by the Catholic Church.  Over several weeks we’ll be highlighting various teachings and practices in the ... Read More »

Natural Family Planning by Deacon and Mary Perrydore

Posted by Margie Sauter

As a Catholic convert the Church’s teaching on contraception was a challenge for me.  Recall, last week Fr. Pieter gave an excellent homily that included the topic of contraception and spousal love.  Marriage prep for Mary and I didn’t reveal God’s design for marriage in this area nor did ... Read More »

How we live His love

Posted by Jacques vr

"Late have I loved you, Beauty so ancient and so new, late have I loved you!Lo, you were within,but I outside, seeking there for you,and upon the shapely things you have madeI rushed headlong – I, misshapen.You were with me, but I was not with you.They held me back ... Read More »

Living Two Great Commandments

Posted by Jacques vr

Flowing Streams (Zondervan) is a wonderful memoir by Stuart Briscoe, a gifted preacher. One of the stories that Stuart related was from the days when he and his wife, Jill, were living in Manchester (in their native Britain). One day he decided to venture into the local coffee house to ... Read More »

Plant Your Garden

Posted by Admin One

First, come to the Garden alone, while the dew is still on the rose.


Peace of MindPeace of HeartPeace of SoulPLANT FOUR ROWS OF SQUASH:

Squash GossipSquash ApathySquash GrumblingSquash SelfishnessPLANT FOR ROWS OF LETTUCE:

Lettuce be FaithfulLettuce ... Read More »

Blessing of the Easter Baskets

Posted by Patrice Elka


It has been traditional at every parish I belonged to, since my birth, to take a basket of goods for the Easter breakfast to be blessed on Holy Saturday morning.  Here is a little bit about the contents of the basket.  Perhaps it will spark an interest ... Read More »

Lenten Ideas

Posted by Patrice Elka

As we begin Lent, we will hear the urgings to practice Penance, Almsgiving, and Prayer.  There are many ways and means of doing penance: prayer, acts of self-denial, almsgiving and works of personal charity.  Here are a few suggestions of some positive steps that we might undertake to bring ... Read More »

O CAPTAIN! my Captain!

Posted by Admin One

“O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done; The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won… The ship is anchor'd safe and sound, its voyage closed and done; From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with object won; Exult, O shores, and ring, ... Read More »