Out of the nine pastoral priorities that came out of Alive In Christ (our parish pastoral vision) back in 2016, two of those dealt with worship: developing a more vibrant weekend experience and creating a culture of one people. What do we mean by vibrant, unified worship? I’m sure all of us have had the … Continue reading On Mass times and the power of worship
Going to confession for the first time in 5, 10, 20, 30 (or more) years can be quite scary. Besides feelings of shame or embarrassment, we may simply have forgotten how to go to confession. Here is a practical guide to the various steps of going to confession. Step 1: Examine your conscience This is … Continue reading How to go to Confession – be not afraid!
Grace to pray for this week: For a consistent space in my day to hang out with Jesus. Dear Friends in Christ, Before the Second Vatican Council “Pre-Lent” was an official season. The idea was that Lent provides the best fruit went we hit the ground running. Makes perfect sense. In a face-paced world we … Continue reading Take the One Percent Challenge
Jesus said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Then they abandoned their nets and followed him. ~ Mark 1:17 Grace to pray for this week: To see a bigger picture of what church can be Dear Friends in Christ, Peace be with you! A hearty welcome to everyone, especially those … Continue reading “I will make you fishers of men.”