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Sep. 7, 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 »

Aug 31, 2014 Reflection

Posted by Chad DeAngelis on 9/26/14

Imagine being in Peter’s shoes and the passionate loyalty of a child for their parent. Peter, in disbelief, that he could loose his beloved friend and leader, speaks up and is strongly put into his place as not knowing anything. While Jesus is trying to share his salvific role, ... Read More »

Aug 24, 2014 Reflection

Posted by Chad DeAngelis on 9/26/14

Think back to the time of your Confirmation. Did you  have to do a report on the name of the saint you chose? Did you have to look up the meaning of your given birth names and the saints possibly connected to each name? Titles and names are identifiable ... Read More »

April 20, 2014 Reflection

Posted by Charlie Dean on 4/22/14

It’s hard when we have incredible news and no one be- lieves. What would excite those around you about God’s love or how can you be an instrument to simply bring a huge smile to someone’s face? Bringing their favorite treat, doing something simple but unexpected, treating a stranger. ... Read More »

February 16, 2014 Reflection

Posted by Charlie Dean on 4/16/14

There is nothing simple about the Ten Commandments and yet in everyday simple actions, without full consciousness, we may each break one. Jesus’ words today are strong. He came to teach a new way of living, to not just know the law, but to fully live the law as ... Read More »

February 23, 2014 Reflection

Posted by Charlie Dean on 4/16/14

Have you ever heard today’s Scripture quoted when you experience something unjust? The outer layer of words, “turn the other cheek” (see Matthew 5:39): “When some- one strikes you on (your) right cheek, turn the other one to him as well”, seems to say that we shouldn’t fight back ... Read More »

February 9, 2014

Posted by Charlie Dean on 4/16/14

Rituals are momentous reminders of the transformations completed and paths still to come. In today’s Gospel, the ritual of presentation, in which Jesus is fully given his name, happens and his identity is fully recognized by the wise prophet, Simeon and prophetess, Anna. Both had waited their whole lives ... Read More »

March 2, 2014 Reflection

Posted by Charlie Dean on 4/16/14

In our time and age, with the economy causing much worry and forcing even simple choices like not making an extra trip with gas prices being too high, how do we follow the words of Jesus today? Whom do you serve - the demands of common culture or the ... Read More »

March 9, 2014 Reflection

Posted by Charlie Dean on 4/16/14

Temptations. The devil. Angels. These are words and con- cepts that come with unique conversation depending on who you are. Jesus was tempted today by the devil (a real being) and, after defeating the evil one, was ministered to by the angels (another true reality). What temptations in your ... Read More »

March 16, 2014 Reflection

Posted by Charlie Dean on 4/16/14

While today’s marvelous experience is all about Jesus’s identity, how can it relate to your life? Jesus’s face shone like the sun. When do you allow God’s presence to glow fully with you so that you glow in Christ? The disciples were in awe and a cloud cast a ... Read More »