2017.3.18 – A Parish Is Familial

This is “Part 10” of a fifteen part series called “The Vision of an Ideal Parish” based on an article by Dr. Peter Williamson.  The first 8 parts spoke of the parish as: Trinitarian, Christological, Communal, Missionary, Kerygmatic, Pneumatological. Charismatic, Sacramental and Catechetical. Can you guess where these lyrics come from:  Sometimes you want to … Continue reading 2017.3.18 – A Parish Is Familial

2017.3.13 – Discerning Faithful Responses to Infertility

In this presentation Fr. Jarrod discusses Catholic responses to the challenge of infertility.  He answers questions such as: What options to responding to infertility can Catholics take?  What options can they not take?  What are the reasons why some options are acceptable and others are not?  What is the most effective option? Discerning Faithful Reponses … Continue reading 2017.3.13 – Discerning Faithful Responses to Infertility

2017.2.1 –SHRIVEN: “I’m Sorry.”

“Shriven – past participle of “shrive” – To hear the confession of, assign penance to, and absolve someone.  To present oneself to a priest for confession, penance, and absolution.” Some people say they are the two most important words in the English language.  “I’m sorry.”  In order for a person to say those words it … Continue reading 2017.2.1 –SHRIVEN: “I’m Sorry.”

2017.2.19 – 9. Catechetical

This is “Part 9” of a fifteen part series called “The Vision of an Ideal Parish” based on an article by Dr. Peter Williamson.  The first 8 parts spoke of the parish as: Trinitarian, Christological, Communal, Missionary, Kerygmatic, Pneumatological. Charismatic and Sacramental. I love it when children discover echo spots.  Maybe it’s in the foyer … Continue reading 2017.2.19 – 9. Catechetical

2017.2.19 – Defragging Information

Do you remember having to “de-frag” your computer?  There was a time when every so often a person would have to de-frag, or de-fragment, their computer.  What this means is that digital data on a computer’s hard-drive could sometimes be stored in various places on the disc.  Certain data was saved in a “fragmented” way… … Continue reading 2017.2.19 – Defragging Information

2017.1.22 – The Refrain the Resolves the Tension

Among the many things that move the human heart, music ranks high.  Music fills the heart, floods the mind, motivates the soul and even moves the body.  Music is powerful because the rhythm matches our moods.  Whether we are happy or sad, mad or glad, or even just “blah”, the different rhythms of music resonate … Continue reading 2017.1.22 – The Refrain the Resolves the Tension