Bible on altar
May 4, 2022

An Encounter of Intimacy: Perspectives on Biblical Examples In this retreat, from biblical perspective, we will explore various ways in which we can learn, develop, and experience an intimate encounter with God. Growing in spiritual intimacy with God is the goal of every Christian. There are countless biblical figures and examples that remind us of this truth. In his letter to the Colossians, St. Paul urges them to continue live fully in Christ: “Therefore, as you ... Continue reading...

Christmas concert, music, lights
Dec 26, 2021

We Greet Your Coming People in Nativity Scene Costumes We greet your coming, God, with wonder: You come to be with us; yet you remain far greater than we can imagine. You are near; yet your wisdom sets you apart from us. You appear among us; yet we cannot describe your glory. We greet your coming, God, with repentance: We are more or less satisfied with ourselves; but your presence exposes our sin and failure. We are self-confident; but you challenge our confidence ... Continue reading...

Jesus, King
Nov 21, 2021

Today marks the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. In a recent article* by Sr. Mary M. McGlone, SSJ, the meaning of this day was analyzed in scripture and made poignant when she says, "The reason the church should celebrate the solemnity of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe, is to call ourselves to account. Today's feast calls us to look at Christ the crucified servant and to ... Continue reading...

Easter, resurrection
Apr 4, 2021

Happy Easter! We hope that you are filled with joy of the resurrection today and always.   Do not be afraid; for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here; for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. ~Matthew 28:5-6   Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live," ~John 11:25     Continue reading...

Jesus, baptism
Jan 13, 2021

Today's post is another wise reflection from Fr. Michael Schleupner. The theme of this week is the baptism of Jesus and his post shares the significance of this moment from scripture. Let's take a moment to learn and to reflect on our baptism or the possibility of baptism if we haven't been baptized. Jesus' Baptism/Our Baptism The baptism of Jesus is an important moment in his life. It marks the beginning of his public ministry. He has ... Continue reading...

Jun 19, 2020

Fr. Michael Schleupner offers today's reflection as part of a series about spirituality. Let's take a few quiet moments to read his insights. Spirituality – 2 Dear Friends, The first core element of a spirituality may seem so obvious that we would not even have to say it. It is this: we need at least a basic faith about life, about God, and about some of the particulars relating to God and us. So, each Sunday at Mass, we offer ... Continue reading...