Browsing the 2014 archive of Blog

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 »

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 »