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    April 18, 2018

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    March 30, 2018

    In a recent doctor's appointment, my amazing physician gave me some advice for diet and exercise which struck me as a guide not just for health but for a steadfast faith life. She said, "Don't let perfection get in the way of good." To be fair, she wasn't the first one...

    August 30, 2017

    The wind howled and the water rose.  The images were heartbreaking: elderly women sitting in easy chairs seemed common enough except they were surrounded by water, homes were broken open like so many eggs, roadways looked like rivers, and the faces of God's people were...

    August 15, 2017

    "I believe in the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting."  

    We say that at Mass every Sunday.  Every Christian who recites the Apostle's Creed says it.  The sentence starts with "I believe" for a reason.  It is your personal affirmation of God...

    July 14, 2017

    The very first thing the Lord gave you to steward was you.

    Let me say that again. The very first thing the Lord gave you to steward was you.  Before family, job, finances, community, those in need ... everything... there was just you and God. You are so important to Him...

    June 5, 2017

    Christmas is about Incarnation, Easter is about Redemption, and Pentecost is about the birth of our Church through Inspiration. These holy days celebrate the triune God who loves us unconditionally.  They point to the nature and extent of our relationship with our Crea...

    May 28, 2017

    Earlier this month, my parish hosted its annual pilgrimage to the San Antonio Missions.  We gather at Mission Concepcion and then folks can choose to ride a bus, drive their car, ride a bike, or walk to Mission San Juan or San Jose.  My role on the pilgrimage committee...

    April 23, 2017

    They say knowledge is power, but in matters of faith I don't think that's necessarily true. To be sure, a knowledge of Scripture helps believers comprehend and appreciate readings at Mass and the Homily.  And knowledge of the teachings of the Church, what we believe, a...

    April 15, 2017

    I start at Our Lady of Grace just before noon.  It's unadorned and empty, a shell of the life which normally fills it.   Still  I am drawn, still I seek.  The room fills up early with other seekers, who walk into their familiar, cozy home to find nothingness and sorrow...

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