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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 »

Oct. 5 2014 Reflection

Posted by Chad DeAngelis on 11/20/14

All the knowledge of the laws and “right way” to live and  do things, cannot take the place of true conversion of the heart. Is service to the less fortunate part of your life in some way? If not, find a way to work with those deemed as troublesome by ... Read More »

Sep. 28 2014 Reflection

Posted by Chad DeAngelis on 11/20/14

All the knowledge of the laws and “right way” to live and do things, cannot take the place of true conversion of the heart. Is service to the less fortunate part of your life in some way? If not, find a way to work with those deemed as troublesome by ... Read More »

Sep. 21, 2014 Reflection

Posted by Chad DeAngelis on 9/26/14

While today's parable is about Jesus’s choice, as God, to love all equally due to his word, the practical application of the actions of the Master seem difficult to swallow in our age. We seek equality, just wages, rights met and honored momentarily because of what we accomplish or ... Read More »

Sep. 14, 2014 Reflection

Posted by Chad DeAngelis on 9/26/14

Consider your pains, the grudges you may hold, gossip that may have ensued, and how reconciliation is needed. The majority of all conflict in our lives and the world comes from the inability to hear the other or to be received by another. Both positions cause pain. Read about ... Read More »