Browsing the 2014 archive of Blog

Dec. 14 2014 Reflection

Posted by Chad DeAngelis on 12/16/14

Lord God, may we, your people, who look forward to thebirthday of Christ experience the joy of salvation andcelebrate that feast with love and thanksgiving. We askthis through Christ our Lord.

~AMEN

Dec. 7 2014 Reflection

Posted by Chad DeAngelis on 12/09/14

The season of Advent invites us to renew our lives in preparation for the coming of Jesus. The people who heard the message of John the Baptist repented for their sins and were baptized as a sign of God's forgiveness. In Baptism, our sins are forgiven, and we receive the gift of the Holy ... Read More »

Nov. 30 2014 Reflection

Posted by Chad DeAngelis on 12/09/14

During Advent, we not only prepare ourselves to celebrate the birth of Jesus, but we also check in to see if we are doing all the things that will keep us ready to receive Jesus when he comes again. Talk to your family about how you are doing in attending to your spiritual ... Read More »

Nov. 23 2014 Reflection

Posted by Chad DeAngelis on 12/08/14

Confirmation students are guided well in the act of “doing service” to “get Confirmed”. Once we are confirmed in our faith, the rest of our life is spent choosing to live out the gifts and fruits of the Spirit within us. Part of this absolute need for the Spirit within is to do ... Read More »

Nov. 16 2014 Reflection

Posted by Chad DeAngelis on 11/20/14

Matching last week’s call to know the oil of your life, go deeper now. Your fuel is the gifts God gave you to spark the world into brilliant colors - however this is seen. Do you have a passion for something that you do not use? Be bold! Step ... Read More »

Nov. 9 2014 Reflection

Posted by Chad DeAngelis on 11/20/14

Can you call to mind a place that is sacred to you? Make sure to use this properly and care for this space as it is meant to be. Seek the presence of God at the tabernacle. Offer proper reverence in your bowing for knowing and believing what lies ... Read More »

Nov. 2 2014 Reflection

Posted by Chad DeAngelis on 11/20/14

We know not the hour when God will call us home, yet our whole lives are lived waiting to discover what home with God looks like.  Today's reading calls us to be conscious of our relationship with God as Father and Jesus as Divine Son.  How would you express ... Read More »

Oct. 26 2014 Reflection

Posted by Chad DeAngelis on 11/20/14

If you are to love your neighbor as yourself, consider some random act of kindness and do this for another. Pay some portion toward the bill of the person in line behind you. Water your neighbor’s grass (probably while doing your own). In small delights, great changes are made ... Read More »

Oct. 19 2014 Reflection

Posted by Chad DeAngelis on 11/20/14

Active listening is a skill that is taught to those in counseling and ministerial positions with the purpose being to always fully hear the person speaking and from where they are coming. Jesus was an active listener-knowing he was always being tested, the intention of the questions, and then ... Read More »

Oct. 12 2014 Reflection

Posted by Chad DeAngelis on 11/20/14

Today's Gospel is another strong eschatological passage, speaking of the end times.  There are many directions to take today's message, but to keep in line with last week's suggestions to look in Catholic Social Teaching, let us focus concretely on care of the earth.  As stewards of the earth, ... Read More »